Top musicians may claim they're not in it for the money, but none of them are turning down their tremendous paychecks. According to Forbes, the top five musical acts pulled in more than $360 million from June 2006 to June 2007.
Want to know which songsters are making the big bucks? Click through this gallery to see whose incomes are through the roof.
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Total Earnings: $88 millionThe Rolling Stones
The Stones had the highest grossing tour in North America last year. This time around, Keith Richards, not Mick Jagger, dominated headlines thanks to his star turn in the recent 'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel.
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Total Earnings: $83 millionJay-Z
While most of us pine for retirement, the native New Yorker couldn't stand the view from the sidelines following his 2003 farewell 'Black Album'. Despite a busy schedule as chief of Def Jam, his comeback album, 'Kingdom Come,' debuted at the top of Billboard's pop and rap charts.
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Total Earnings: $72 millionMadonna
Madonna crisscrossed the globe last year for her tour, "Confessions," which drew more than 1 million fans and grossed $194 million, making it the top-earning tour by a female artist in history. NBC cut the Material Girl a hefty check to broadcast the "Confessions" tour live last November, though ratings proved disappointing.
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Total Earnings: $67 millionBon Jovi
Only a couple of years away from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame eligibility, Bon Jovi is still selling albums and cleaning up at the box office. The band's "Have a Nice Day" tour brought in $110 million last year in ticket sales and Bon Jovi sold three million records worldwide last year.
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$53 millionElton John
Between performances of his flamboyant Las Vegas show, "The Red Piano," Elton John grossed more than $60 million in tickets for worldwide shows. John's latest release, 'Rocket Man: Number Ones,' debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard charts in April, selling 50,000 copies in its first week.
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