It goes without saying that the world of music is big business – and a lucrative one at that. But when it comes to the highest-paid musicians, a number of them find most of their earnings outside of music. The rankings are determined by a consideration of income from touring, music, and outside business ventures. All figures are pre-tax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted.
Here are the top 10 highest paid musicians in the world.