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Diddy, Beyoncé, Jay Z & Rihanna Named Among World’s Highest Paid Musicians

(AllHipHop News) Forbes is back with their latest list of top money making musicians, and a few Hip Hop related artists cracked the Top 25. Music sales, tour profits, endorsements, and business ventures helped these stars all gross over $30 million dollars from June 1st, 2012 through June 1st, 2013.

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Beyoncé’s $53 million put her at number nine for the year. She was tied with country star Kenny Chesney. Media mogul Diddy (11) just missed crossing into the top 10 with a total of $50 million. Rihanna’s $43 million (tie 16) edged out her mentor Jay Z with $42 million (tie 18), and Dr. Dre broke into the top 20 with $40 million. They all fall way short of the Queen of Pop. Madonna’s staggering $125 million put her comfortably in the number one spot.

The business magazine uses information from some of the artists, managers, and lawyers as well as data collected from Pollstar, the RIAA, and Nielsen SoundScan to tabulate the estimates of the entertainer’s pretax income.

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Check out the full Forbes list below:

1. Madonna – $125 million
2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
4. Toby Keith – $65 million
5. Coldplay – $64 million
6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
8. Elton John  – $54 million
9. Beyonce – $53 million
9. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
11. Diddy – $50 million
12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million
16. Rihanna – $43 million
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
22. Katy Perry – $39 million
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
25. Pink – $32 million

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