Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Other Classic Rockers Land on Forbes’ ‘Highest Paid Musicians’ List
According to Forbes, the Eagles finished at No. 3 by taking in $100 million. Directly behind them were Bon Jovi ($82 million) and Springsteen ($81 million). McCartney, the oldest person in the Top 10, earned $71 million, good enough for No. 8. ABC News Radio adds that the Rolling Stones ($47 million), Roger Waters ($46 million) and Elton John ($45 million) earned them Nos. 19-21 on the list.
Forbes calculates their list based on "income from touring, recorded music, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures ... Earnings were calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen, and on interviews with managers, lawyers, executives and some artists themselves."
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