Posted in music on January 26, 2007

Madonna Money

"British band the Rolling Stones have topped the US music rich list for the second year running." [BBC]

Tim McGrawthe richest musicians
1. Rolling Stones $150.6m
2. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill $132m
3. Rascal Flatts $110.5m
4. Madonna $96.8m
5. Barbara Streisand $95.8m
6. Kenny Chesney $90.1m
7. Celine Dion $85.2m
8. Bon Jovi $77.5m
9. Nickelback $74.1m
10. Dave Matthews Band $60.4m
Source: Forbes magazine

Madonna money shot found randomly on the Internet.

Previously
Rolling Stones - top grossing tour of 2006
Rolling Stones Lead Mid-Year Tour Figures
$750 was a deal | Madonna madness continues on eBay
Madonna is crazy (expensive) | PRESALE now

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Comments (93)

What about David Bowie?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2007 11:43 AM

nickelback is more wealthy than dave matthews?

Posted by sam | January 26, 2007 11:57 AM

and luna and giant drag break up because they don't make any money - damn you middle america

Posted by giselle | January 26, 2007 12:05 PM

i am surprised U2 is not on that list.

Posted by rich | January 26, 2007 12:08 PM

Nickelback, $74.1 million... forget global warming, this is a bigger problem.

Posted by Brian | January 26, 2007 12:19 PM

holy fucken shite!! nickelback makes more than talented Dave Matthews??? in the kind words of the virgin Mary: "come again?"

Posted by shadow | January 26, 2007 12:28 PM

scary

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2007 12:30 PM

They don't make money only for themselves. They are assuring all their generations go to school and stuff.

Posted by Eduardo | January 26, 2007 12:41 PM

who in the fuck is rascal flats

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2007 1:56 PM

RANDOMLY

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2007 2:26 PM

Rascal Flatts?!!?!??!?!!
wtf?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2007 2:47 PM

The post make it unclear, but this is the year's top earners, not richest.

But yeah, what is Rascal Flatts? A Grime boyband?

Posted by najork | January 26, 2007 3:36 PM

NICKLEBACK.

Posted by dan | January 26, 2007 4:26 PM

I take it that U2 aren't on the list because Forbes counted only U.S. income in 2006.

Posted by Rascal Flatts is a pretty boy country trio | January 26, 2007 5:24 PM

"I take it that U2 aren't on the list because Forbes counted only U.S. income in 2006."

I think nickleback is canadian but i could be wrong

Posted by wugga | January 27, 2007 4:18 PM

who the fuck is madonna? bitch!!!!!!!

Posted by chicklaw | January 28, 2007 7:00 AM

I thought nickelback was only a florida thing, I was seriously surprised, and scared.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2007 4:03 PM

"I think nickleback is canadian but i could be wrong"

Well, apparently, Forbes estimated the income earned in the United States during 2006 by each of these entertainers, regardless of where he/she/they reside. Madonna lives in the UK now, after all.

Posted by Rascal Flatts are a pretty boy country trio | January 28, 2007 6:42 PM

EVERY ONE OF THOSE BANDS SUCKS. DAVE MATHEWS IS RUN OF THE MILL JUNK, THE ROLLING STONES USED TO BE GOOD BACK IN 1967, COUNTRY MUSIC HAS SUCKED SINCE THE 70's. AND THAT TITANIC BIITCH IS DOG POOP.

Posted by Toni | January 29, 2007 3:44 AM

Dave Matthews can't fuckin sing.The whole DMB thing is overated.There are no harmonies in his music.(Probably cause no one in his band can fuckin sing either)His band is talented but his noise (as in songs) don't do it for me.(I did it?possibly the worst piece of shit I've ever heard,ya gotta be stoned to listen to this cat urine)If he hired a real singer and bought some songs then maybe we could talk.Til then,hey Dave,shut the fuck up!Ditto for Garth(I'm in my forties and I'm already a fat fuckin slob)Brooks

Posted by schmuckboy | February 6, 2007 8:33 PM

U guyz are retarded Rolling stones are up in leather pants forgetting ther lines but still bringing in loads of money/concert. and yes Nickelback is Canadian, they are from Manitoba, and if u Americans didnt think the world began and ended at your boardeds u might know more than one thing in canada, esp that it is cold 24/7...

Posted by set_12 | February 10, 2007 6:45 PM

Rascal Flatts, what a stupid ass name for a crappy band. I bet their record company gave em that stupid name. "Hey, we need a name for you guys that sounds country, yet something that little girls can remember also". How's abouts
"Rascal Flatts", I done heard it befo and alls dem Texass whitey folkses likes to be sayin dem fancie wordses likes "Raaascaal", "Raaascaal Fleeaaaattttss", wow wees mama, I does be likin dat stupids nameses likes Raaascaaal". Dumb asses, get a life.

Posted by Johnny | February 13, 2007 2:54 AM

I am surprised Boy George is not on the list. I love him tremendously! He is my favorite singer and his song "I'll Tumble for Ya" is my favorite song of all time. I loved his make-up arrangement. Does anybody else like Boy George? Also, quit hurting each other's feelings by using bad words.

Posted by Josh Silver | March 13, 2007 1:55 PM

no black folks what happened to p.diddy jigga and 50cent you guys are fake and i hope d pupils of your eyes go completely white since you hate blacks so much

Posted by james flames | March 13, 2007 4:19 PM

fuck no 50 cent, no elton john...
this is wack

Posted by prince | April 17, 2007 5:37 PM

Hip-hop cats arent included?..I think 50 Cent should be on that list..he makes lot of money than all those Rock wanabe stars, or maybe you guys think Black are not Ritch..they've got lot of dollars than all these crapz..

Posted by Tshifhiwa | May 9, 2007 5:42 AM

Hip-hop cats arent included?..I think 50 Cent and Jigga should be on that list..he makes lot of money than all those Rock wanabe stars, or maybe you guys think Blacks are not Ritch..they've got lot of dollars than all these crapz..

Posted by Tshifhiwa Mudzusi | May 9, 2007 5:47 AM

jay-z is worth 547 mill fifty cents worth 445 mill p diddy is worth something round da 4 hundred mark himself pharrel william 150 mil so fuk knws why der not on da list and yh i wud of fort U2 wud b on da list bt den again its a bit hard to save ur money wen ur out trying to single handedly conquer hunger and shit...and wheres micheal jackson at ? i knw man is bankrupt bt still expect him to have da same sort of chump change left dat da ppl on dis list have

Posted by hishornyness | May 31, 2007 11:10 PM

yo wer d fuck is ma man master-p u cock-suckers??!!

Posted by papadope | June 5, 2007 8:25 AM

How much has he got after the numerous lawsuits we continue to here about or is he near broke?

Posted by Micheal Jackson | July 2, 2007 5:30 AM

How much has he got after the numerous lawsuits we continue to here about or is he near broke?

John Chigwedere, Harare Zim.

Posted by Micheal Jackson | July 2, 2007 5:38 AM

Yeah, but you have to think about how p diddy and jay z...they own clothing lines, alcohol, tv shows, production companies...etc. I think that this is just talking about money strictly from music based sales.

Posted by Lindsay | July 6, 2007 1:41 PM

dis is bullshit,wheres jay z nd p diddy.

Posted by wale | July 20, 2007 7:55 AM

I think p.diddy should have been on this list cus he is rich just because he is black huh'

Posted by Pauflyzas | July 23, 2007 7:03 PM

where's fifty cent,pharell,fatjoe,cashmoney millionaires,p.didy,jayz etc. u guyz should better go on more extensive and comprehensive researches before posting stuffs like this.


thanks
christian odinaka
nigeria,lagos
just carry on with my advice.

Posted by christian | July 28, 2007 11:22 AM

I think this stuff is based on music sales and not business but still 50 cents, jay z should be here unless to forbes its a white folk thing only.

Posted by george | July 31, 2007 4:47 AM

Madonna is the most successful, famous, and richest woman in music history. With a net worth of over $800 million dollars!

Posted by Joe | August 6, 2007 4:45 AM

Guys take a look at j-zay i mean is d richest follow by 50 and azzy.

Posted by Azzy d main man | August 10, 2007 4:53 PM

forbes bases it on record sales and tour money. its not rigged! as for that coment about country music not being good since the 70's.people didn't even know country music existed untill the 90's. i don't agree with the hole list either. i think the rolling stones are the most over rated band ever,but it just shows how blazed out of their minds people were back then and still today.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2007 7:41 PM

Where is jayz 50cent p diddy pharell and other blacks?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2007 12:25 PM

Where is jayz 50cent p diddy pharell and other blacks?

Posted by nkalubo ali | August 23, 2007 12:25 PM

Where is jayz 50cent p diddy pharell and other blacks?

Posted by nkalubo ali | August 23, 2007 12:25 PM

i think d richest musician is timaya 4rm Bayelsa dat hommie is the slot worth over unmeasurable chunk of wealth......................Tipsyflowz

Posted by tipsy | September 4, 2007 11:21 AM

i timk u guys are updated. for u ass suckers, 50cent is only worth 34million dollars

Posted by jerry | September 6, 2007 4:12 PM

Hi don't tell me no black guyz on de top 20 list of the richest musician. where'a jigga man, 50 cent, P.diddy,Timberland, and the others

Posted by OCIH BOB | September 17, 2007 10:57 AM

this is a crock of shit. I work for a magazine company, and Led Zeppelin is up there, The Beatles, and Mick from the stones is worth more than 500 mil personaly.

Posted by G | September 21, 2007 10:17 PM

this is a crock of shit. I work for a magazine company, and Led Zeppelin is up there, The Beatles, and Mick from the stones is worth more than 500 mil personaly.

Posted by G | September 21, 2007 10:18 PM

WILL YOU PEOPLE READ THE FUCKING SOURCE ARTICLE
( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6301181.stm )
AND THE COMMENTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN POSTED BEFORE SPOUTING OFF THAT THIS LIST IS WRONG AND THUS REVEALING YOUR IGNORANCE!

Posted by sheesh | September 22, 2007 1:23 AM

where are all this big boys like jay-z,snoop,50,master p,and cash money millionaires.i think your list is absolute bullshit.make corrections

Posted by pmoney | October 5, 2007 7:34 AM

where are all this big boys like jay-z,snoop,50,master p,and cash money millionaires.i think your list is absolute bullshit.make corrections

Posted by pmoney | October 5, 2007 7:34 AM

where are this big boys like jigga

Posted by xhibit | October 5, 2007 7:44 AM

I think prof J,nako 2 nako,Alikiba and Lady jay de should be on this fuckin list! these are from Tanzania and are the richest down even the world know these, this shit i wrack men without our local artist. FUCK YOU ALL

Posted by sudi | October 5, 2007 2:58 PM

...50 cent just sold his vitamin water for 4.1 billion to coke, and he is a 10% owner...literally 400 million was transfered to his bank account yet he is not on this list. Research it b4 all the shit talking please.

Posted by yoface | October 29, 2007 4:57 AM

poeple only talk about some silly musicians like jiggar,50 cent,p-didy and the rest. they are only ruff musician who flash money, but they are worth nothing. i think R. kelly is worth more than them.

Posted by tdk | November 11, 2007 10:28 AM

you guys should stop talking shit and leave those who know about the world do their own thing. you all should be ashmaed to think you know whiles you know nothing. you are just talking from your imagination. you all should shut the fuck up. the fact that your icons are not on the list does not make the list improper. SHAME ON YOU ALL.

Posted by tdk | November 11, 2007 10:36 AM

i think 50cent is the richest in the music industry no other artist can be compared to 50 research all b4 u post information on the internet

Posted by joe | November 14, 2007 7:59 AM

hey u da worst fool i've ever heard 4rm.though u r not known 2 me tipsy if u got 2 make eh known of celeb timaya dont mention him rich cos he is brushing up

Posted by Ebuka | November 17, 2007 8:28 AM

u guys neglected the presence of the pince of Chicago R.kelly, i think he deserves to be among the top ten richest musician or are u guys rating only among whites? but don't forget his musics are always the best selling. On behalf of his Nigerian fans we are saying we luv him

Posted by Fryoo | November 19, 2007 12:59 PM

Please prince is supposed to be the richest musician in the USA unless blacks are excluded.I want you to make an instant correction now and re-post .
GABBY FROM NIGERIA.

Posted by GABBY MELODY | November 26, 2007 4:26 PM

I highly doubt that u records are appropriate coz Jayz is the richest musician today but u even include rolling stones i can't set my eyes on P-Diddy,Russell Simmons,50Cent and the rest where did u get this information from.

Posted by ssemwangajahim | December 11, 2007 8:25 AM

I think you guys are far behind....u need to update your fucking website. Jay-z is the richest followed by 50cent.

Posted by Abo | December 13, 2007 3:42 PM

u gays suck,what da fuck do u think u are talkin abot,let me talk now ,we gat enough black rich gays but its just that there ways of makin money is known to them selfs,4 example musicians that do drugs,pone and other illegal staffs,so u cant say those u are talkin are the richest ,only if u say they are rich in music,so dont sink, thinkin u are thinking,ya....

Posted by dow | December 17, 2007 7:58 AM

Dully Sykes ndio anaongoza

Posted by Mzushy | December 20, 2007 8:36 AM

xcvbnm

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2007 1:43 PM

Where is 50cent pdiddy and Jay-z

Posted by Poc | January 11, 2008 9:22 AM

Where is 50cent and Micheal Jackson

Posted by Josiah Philips | January 23, 2008 5:17 PM

this list is a list of who made money . if you want to see piss diddy go and widen your list to the top 50 . not the top ten . rascal flats is not bad . not my fav . bad not bad . The problem is you would not ever see or hear them as they have talent . They are in a format of music that you have to know how to play music to be on stage . There are no non talented artist walking up and down the stage talking incoherenly and calling it singing and dancing . .50 cent ,. lol

Posted by bruce | January 27, 2008 5:08 AM

All y'allz asking "Where's 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, Diddy, blah blah blah" need to get a dictionary and learn the difference between income and wealth.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2008 8:36 AM

Where are rthe BEETLES! Sure 2 of them dead but macartney is huge!

Posted by A | March 5, 2008 7:58 PM

I think R.kelly should be on the list. Somebody should clear me through my e-mail mac_godson@yahoo.com

Posted by Ebon | March 6, 2008 4:45 PM

50 cent made 400 mil in a coca cola transaction. where is he on your top?p.diddy?jay-z? their full.

Posted by bboy | March 14, 2008 12:42 PM

wheres jay-z,pdiddy,50,and d other blacks well i think ur lst is old skoollllll if u need more coments ma email is st.romefe@YAHOO.COM

Posted by Efe | July 30, 2008 7:35 AM

wheres jay-z,pdiddy,50,and d other blacks well i think ur lst is old skoollllll if u need more coments ma email is st.romefe@yahoo.co.uk

Posted by Efe | July 30, 2008 7:41 AM

where did u guys get ur news

Posted by young jay | September 30, 2008 10:09 AM

Hey retard, it CLEARLY says that the source was Forbes magazine. Why don't you ask them?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 10:51 AM

This is quite possibly the worst board I have ever came across. Really? Forbes racist? Thats a joke. If I remember correctly, I can't think of any big hip hop tours that commanded 20-40 thousand people in a stadium, for 150 stops in the U.S. in the past year. Correct me if I am wrong... Tours are where the money is made. The Rolling Stones are on top because they can charge an avg. price of $500 a ticket, Madonna too. Just think about it. DMB pulls 10k people at every show they play and will for the next 10-20 yrs, like Phish. Just wait til Miley Cyrus tops the bill next yr, and then let's see how many more racist comments can be thrown. Absolutely ridiculous... This is a complete reflection of the state of the music industry right now, congratulations

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 1:08 PM

i think missy is got a lot pappers but why can't i see her punkass name or u guys think she is a beggar

Posted by richmond osei | January 23, 2009 9:12 AM

I want to strongly believe that blacks do it better and Diddy, 50 my main man and Jay Z, should be considered first, I experienced that in L/A before. Come to Nigeria and see D'Banj and Olu Maintain, watch out for Kenzo himself, More than HOTTER........
Music is everything.....

Posted by Kenzo | July 6, 2009 12:01 PM

you guys ain't talking about tthe bigget and oldest man , Dr. Dre, you guys mad, P diddy comes before Fifty, so you should shut your traps and clean up that messy shit in there... Master p has not been mentioned and y'all balckass niggers want to dread him, fuck you Fifty's fans, fuck, y'all i said it aight

Posted by Wellington | July 21, 2009 3:00 PM

that's not fare where is 50cent.jay z.and ohters

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2009 3:43 AM

fuck your punk'ass niga's. 50 cent is the best

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2009 3:48 AM

do u even live in this world,nigga yo so old skul,shit!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:39 AM

U punk ass niggas aint u take a look of what u ar saying

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2009 5:53 PM

I am Fredrick John , i am really surprise not to see phill collins in the list of the ten Richest musicians in the world .... what happened and where he is now?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 6:47 PM

all this shit posted are dafts they cant be the real dudes with the real thing the benjamins its our bill here c,mon where is my man p.diddy,dre all those big guys with the big diks

Posted by hendricks buchi | June 14, 2010 7:35 AM

What about Paul McCartney?

Posted by Hibsta | July 3, 2010 10:41 PM

i think jzee should be one of them

Posted by chiamaka vera | October 7, 2010 9:23 AM

forget about fucking nigas flashing money living a life micheal j & his boy usher raymond is de most richest

Posted by onyianta amaechi majesty | April 14, 2011 11:29 AM

The richest musician in nigeria

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2011 1:09 PM

can the people dick-riding jay-z shut the fuck up for a minute

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2011 1:40 PM

what about Micheal Jackson

Posted by samuel | June 1, 2012 4:01 PM

Ah look see on ymcmb/mm that men have money and u know we the best for life fock all hood down (00237 77 80 73 85 )called to confirm yes of no
at the end i need a good producer i,m a musician form Cameroon so i do music

Posted by young trizy (facebook) | October 3, 2012 10:15 AM

At least Nickleback comes out with new music. Dave Mathhews rides off his 90's hits.

Posted by j.irishman | February 1, 2014 12:07 AM

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