Madonna Tops Moneymakers List

February 12, 2009 By:
Madonna Tops Moneymakers List

There's no stopping Madonna. The 50 year-old pop star is the highest earning star in the music business bringing in a massive $242 million in 2008 alone.

Billboard just released their Moneymakers list of 2008 and Madge came out on top earning a grand total of $242,176,466.

Rockers Bon Jovi came second in the poll, followed by Bruce Springsteen, The Police and Celine Dion, all of whom toured last year. Here are the top 10 moneymakers of 2008:

The top 10 is as follows:

1. Madonna: $242 million (£167 million)
2. Bon Jovi: $157 million (£108 million)
3. Bruce Springsteen: $156, million (£107 million)
4. The Police: $109, million (£75 million)
5. Celine Dion: $99,171,237 (£68 million)
6. Kenny Chesney: $90 (£62 million)
7. Neil Diamond: $82 (£56 million)
8. Rascal Flatts: $63 million (£43 million)
9. Jonas Brothers: $62 million (£42 million)
9. Coldplay: $62 million (£42 million).