Must Be the Mun-nay!

Billboard has released their annual MoneyMakers list for 2008, based on overall artist income/revenue. It is more proof that record sales aren't what's making the biggest star rich. That instead correlates to the ability to be able to bring people out in droves on tour, and able to market yourself effectively through ancillary revenue. The Queen of Pop, Miss Madge takes the cake, probably thanks in part to her revolutionary Live Nation 360 deal. The Top 20 is...



1. Madonna: $242,176,466
2. Bon Jovi: $157,177,766
3. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,964
4. The Police: $109,976,894
5. Celine Dion: $99,171,237
6. Kenny Chesney: $90,823,990
7. Neil Diamond: $82,174,000
8. Rascall Flatts: $63,522,160
9. Jonas Brothers: $62,638,814
10. Coldplay: $62,175,555
11. The Eagles: $61,132,213
12. Lil Wayne: $57,441,334
13. AC/DC: $56,505,296
14. Michael Buble: $50,257,364
15. Miley Cyrus: $48,920,806
16. Taylor Swift: $45,588,730
17. Journey: $44,787,328
18. Billy Joel: $44,581,010
19. Mary J. Blige: $43,472,850
20. Kanye West: $42,552,402

My Biggest Shockers? Neil Diamond and Michael Buble. What's yours?

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