Forbes: U2 Are World's Highest-Paid Musicians

Forbes.com recently published their list of the world's highest-paid musicians. Taking the top slot was U2, with an yearly earning of around $195 million.

Their entry on the list reads: "The ageless rockers are wrapping up the most lucrative tour in the history of music: By the time U2's two-year trek ends this summer, the band will have sold $700 million worth of tickets over two years and played to more than 7 million people."

Other entries on the list include:

  • 2. Bon Jovi
  • 6. Paul McCartney
  • 8. The Eagles
  • 10. Dave Matthews Band
  • 16. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • 18. AC/DC (tie)
  • 18. Muse (tie)

You can view the full list here.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.