Madonna richer than Lady Gaga: Forbes

MUMBAI: The queen of pop, Madonna is still ruling the music world. She is leading the Forbes’ 2013 Highest-Paid Musicians list. According to the Forbes Magazine, the 55-year-old diva earned $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013, thanks to her highly-successful MDMA Tour. The ‘4 Minutes’ hitmaker has beaten chart-topping artists like Rihanna and fellow icons like Paul McCartney and is the highest paid musician of 2013.


The MDMA tour grossed $305 million. According to report published in the magazine, it took into account concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals, and other business ventures. In addition to her tour, Madonna's other endeavors include merchandising from her concert, her clothing line and her perfume, all of which helped the songstress dominate the list of top earners.


Next to her in the list is Lady Gaga with an annual income of $80 million, followed by Jersey rocks and 80s icons Bon Jovi, who nabbed $79 million for the year.

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