Rolling Stones Top Highest Earners List
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 18:37:34
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Young people link to their favorite band on Myspace and buy ringtones of new singles. That’s all they can afford. Older people buy CDs and shell out money for expensive concert tickets. Again, it’s a matter of what they can afford. Which explains how The Rolling Stones ended up being the top grossing musicians of last year, as calculated by Forbes. Even with an average age of 64, Mick and the crew managed to rake in an estimated $88 million dollars.
In fact, 37-year-old hip-hop mogul Jay-Z was the youngest person in the top 5, and he’s quickly approaching midlife crisis time himself. Other artists sitting pretty on top of the pile include Madonna with $72 million, Bon Jovi with $67 million, and Elton John with $57 million. The tortoise always beats the hare in every fable. In this version he’s just packing a guitar case under his shell.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff