When it comes to topping charts this is one list that every musician wants to be included. Recently released by Billboard is the Top 40 Money Makers of 2010 list, the “it” list for music earnings. Billboard compiles royalties published, tour earnings, CD and digital sales.
The top 5 earners should come as no real surprise.
1) U2 — $108 million
2) Bruce Springsteen– $57 million
3) Madonna – $47 million
4) AC/DC – $43 million
5) Britney Spears – $38 million
You can view the entire list to see if your favorite musicians made the earnings cut.