There are lists and lists for every single category of money earners for 2010. Sports has its own break-down from golf to baseball. In arts and entertainment the lists compile the biggest gainers in film, dance, theater and music. Here is one closest to the sound — Music’s biggest top earners.
Irish pop group U2 tops the list with Bono and his band raking in $130 million.
AC/DC provides a shocker as a comeback act to tally $114 million.
Top growing Beyonce leads her gender to take the number three position earning $84 million from her 93-city tour.
Bruce Springsteen proved once again he is the boss with $70 million.
Britney Spears is fifth with $64 million.
Jay-Z comes in three places behind his wife with $63 million.
On the rapper’s coattails, fashion-forward Lady Gaga stokes in $62 million.
Madonna makes the top 10 with $58 million.
Country star Kenny Chesney racks up $50 million.
And fighting for the number 10 slot — a three-way tie finds The Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and and Toby Keith.
Other top earners include Katy Perry, $48 million: Taylor Swift, $45 million and Justin Bieber with $36 million.