The world's 25 highest-paid musicians

Published On: Dec 04 2012 07:07:02 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

Forbes magazine has released its list of the world's highest-paid musicians based on total earnings in 2012. Take a look at the top 25.

Madonna, 2012 MDNA concert
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No. 1: Madonna ($125 million)

The bulk of Madge’s millions this year come from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. Madonna augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.

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