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Which of the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians Is Your Favorite?

Fergie 2012/11/28 23:00:00
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As 2012 draws to a close, get ready for an onslaught of lists. Music lists are especially fun since there are so many angles for comparing and contrasting, one of which is ranking musicians by their paychecks.

According to Forbes, the top five highest-paid musicians in the world this year are: Dr. Dre ($110 million), Roger Waters ($88 million), Elton John ($80 million), U2 ($78 million) and Take That ($69 million). Dr. Dre gets much of his income from his Beats by Dre headphones, while the others make their millions by touring. Which one is your favorite?

MUSIC.YAHOO.COM reports:
Though he's only 18 years old, Justin Bieber has had a year for the ages. The Canadian crooner released his third studio album, launched a world tour and continued investing in startups, adding to a portfolio that includes stakes in Spotify, Tinychat and others. All in all, he earned $55 million in 12 months.
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  • Tylurr 2012/12/05 21:10:45
  • heck 2012/11/30 15:20:48
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    heck
    always
  • Drummerlou 2012/11/30 14:40:32
    Dr. Dre
    Drummerlou
    the doctor makes some Low Cool tunes.
  • dvd 2012/11/30 11:40:25
  • joe mauro 2012/11/30 05:45:27
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    joe mauro
    forever
  • eminemfan 2012/11/29 23:18:19
    Dr. Dre
    eminemfan
    Dr. Dre is my favorite on that list but look at Bieber in the pik lol hes like X0 hahaha
  • lolo 2012/11/29 22:55:59
    Elton John
    lolo
    By far the most talented of the bunch.
  • The Andoxico 2012/11/29 20:56:58
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    The Andoxico
    +1
    his songs r the best 2 listen to while ur stoned besides dub-step
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/11/29 20:21:07
    Dr. Dre
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
  • Harley Quinn 2012/11/29 19:49:20
    U2
    Harley Quinn
    And Roger Waters and Elton John.
  • glen 2012/11/29 19:08:31
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    glen
    +2
    The wall show was awesome . Would have liked to see Gilmour and the boys with him . though .
  • hippycat 2012/11/29 18:06:13
    Elton John
    hippycat
    difficult one; I am not a great fan of either of them - I mean I like them with the exception of 'take that' but they aren't my favs. I'd prefer Bob Dylan and Jagger/Richards.
  • Nibz 2012/11/29 16:04:23
    U2
    Nibz
    forever and always
  • David 2012/11/29 14:19:09
    Elton John
    David
    Elton John by a long shot. None of the others come close to song writing, fan appeal or signing. John has the best voice is the best writer and is a timeless classic. I'd place Paul McCartney as a close second.
  • JDreDaCookieMonster 2012/11/29 13:39:25
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    JDreDaCookieMonster
    +1
    Then the Doc
  • the fuze 2012/11/29 13:11:54
    U2
    the fuze
    +1
    Pink Floyd is a close second for me.
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/11/29 12:24:44
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    YourCompanionCube
    +1
    U2 has this thing. They do an AWESOME really good album. Then a crappy concept album. Then a GOOD album, then the crap album. Then Good, then crap, good then crap.
  • missfit 2012/11/29 11:15:13
    U2
    missfit
    U2, and it's so good to hear they are still on top after being around and making good music for such a long time.
  • Andrea 2012/11/29 11:03:08
    U2
    Andrea
    U2.
  • Infinite Love <3 2012/11/29 09:00:19
    Dr. Dre
    Infinite Love <3
    I love them all tho...
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/11/29 07:05:26
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    BlackwinterG36C
    +1
    Beaver boy $55 million really? There is no god and no justice in this world.
  • realist 2012/11/29 06:48:01
    U2
    realist
    None of them, but U2 is dislike the least.
  • sally 2012/11/29 05:18:52
    Elton John
    sally
    +1
    All of them actually.
  • Spidey59 2012/11/29 04:56:55
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    Spidey59
    +3
    I pick Rogers, But the True Musicians I like is the riches is Sir Paul McCartney Paul McCartney s worth
    Paul was Listed with a Net worth of 1 Billion til his divorce to Heather Mills put him at 800 Million
    http://www.richvillains.com/c...
  • Kaleokualoha 2012/11/29 04:20:29 (edited)
    Dr. Dre
    Kaleokualoha
    +1
    On the other hand, is Dr. Dre actually a musician? He may be a poet, producer and rapper, but does he actually play any musical instrument?
  • Luxxie 2012/11/29 04:17:08
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    Luxxie
    +1
    I love him !
  • rustyshackelford 2012/11/29 04:09:37
  • codenamev 2012/11/29 03:57:59
  • eliminator_90 2012/11/29 01:43:32
    Dr. Dre
    eliminator_90
    From that list it would be dr dre ...
  • ladyvoldemort 2012/11/29 01:42:30
    U2
    ladyvoldemort
    +1
    I have a U2 poster in my room.
  • kevracer 2012/11/29 01:29:21
    Dr. Dre
    kevracer
    OG
  • n-person 2012/11/29 01:15:20
    U2
    n-person
    +2
    They are all boring
  • NickTheAceBassist 2012/11/29 00:52:58
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    NickTheAceBassist
    +4
    Lol he's meh profile pic...

    The Wall Live was fantastic. the wall live

    I'd say his upside is his political statements: roger waters political

    but that is also his downside: *cough cough The Final Cut cough cough*
    the final cut
  • codenamev NickThe... 2012/11/29 03:59:55
    codenamev
    +1
    Yep; THE FINAL CUT is garbage. But I can forgive that for all of the other great things he's been involved in.
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2012/11/29 00:44:22 (edited)
    U2
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    I don't like them as much as I used to. At all (except for the album Unforgettable Fire). I can't stand to listen to them anymore. But they were one of the first bands I've listened to that had a huge impact on me through songwriting and music altogether. I would say they're the perfect pop band.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/11/29 00:20:25
    Elton John
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +1
    gotta be elton
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2012/11/29 00:12:47 (edited)
    Dr. Dre
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    Elton John comes in at a close second.
  • MissAdventure 2012/11/29 00:11:37
    U2
    MissAdventure
    +2
    Once you see U2 live, no other band can compare.
  • Dannie 2012/11/28 23:59:54
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    Dannie
    +2
    I'm actually more of a Floyd fan than an actual Waters fan but the guy is very talented :)
    The other Pink Floyd members (David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, Syd Barrett) are just as awesome, though.
  • Fef 2012/11/28 23:58:54
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    Fef
    +4
    What!??! No Bieber and Lady Gaga!

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