U2 tops Forbes list of top earning musicians of 2010

u2 Forbes List

Irish rockers U2 have been named the highest-earning musicians of 2010 by Forbes.com. The website published its annual top 10 list Friday, with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. raking in $130 million from their 360 Degrees Tour, endorsements and other deals.

Australian heavy metal group AC/DC placed second on the list, while R&B superstar Beyonce, rock legend Bruce Springsteen and pop princess Britney Spears rounded out the top five.

Last year’s richest music act was Madonna, who still made it onto the top 10 this time.

The Top-Earning Musicians Of 2010

1.U2, $130 million.
2.AC/DC, $114 million.
3.Beyoncé Knowles, $87 million.
4.Bruce Springsteen, $70 million.
5.Britney Spears, $64 million.
6.Jay-Z , $63 million.
7.Lady Gaga, $62 million.
8.Madonna, $58 million.
9.Kenny Chesney, $50 million.
10.Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay, tied at $48 million.