has named the pop star the highest-paid musician of 2013. The "Material
Girl" earned an estimated $125 million thanks to her "MDNA" tour, along with
her clothing line and fragrance. Really, what doesn't Madge do?
is living up to her nickname: The Material Girl tops our list of the
top-earning musicians by a wide margin," Forbes noted.
55-year-old singer topped Lady Gaga, 27, who raked in $80 million and rock band Bon Jovi, which landed in third place at $79 million. Country singer Toby Keith
came in fourth place pulling in $65 million, and rounding out the top 5 was
Coldplay with $64 million.
kinds of lists often come down to what musicians had going on during a specific
time period -- that includes major tours, album releases and other ventures.
For example, Gaga's new "ARTPOP" album wasn't included in the tally.
compiled the list by looking at the period of June 2012 and June 2013 using
data from the Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen SoundScan. The magazine also took
into consideration information from industry lawyers and managers.
See the full list here.