Madonna Named The Year’s Top Money Maker

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February 22, 2013 | 6:56pm EST

Pop superstar Madonna has narrowly beaten Bruce Springsteen to be named the top Money Maker of the past year.
The Material Girl has banked a whopping $34.58 million in the last 12 months, thanks largely to her hugely successful MDNA world tour, which earned her an estimated $32 million alone.
Her mammoth pay cheque placed her just ahead of rock icon Springsteen, who garnered $33.44 million in the same period after hitting the road on the Wrecking Ball trek.
Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters ($21.16 million), Van Halen ($20.18 million) and country star Kenny Chesney ($19.15 million) are placed at three, four and five, respectively, while Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and Justin Bieber are also mentioned in the Billboard top 10.