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Who Is Music’s Top Money Maker — Beating Out Justin Bieber and Adele?

In "As Long As You Love Me," Justin Bieber says "we could be broke" but that certainly isn't the case for him.

Billboard magazine has released its list of the top money makers of the past 12 months, and the Biebs barely cracks onto the top ten.

Justin raked in $15.9 million over the past year, thanks to the smash success of his Believe album and his subsequent tour.

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So who took the top spot? That would be Madonna, who collected a whopping $34.5 million this past year. This is thanks largely to her MDNA tour, which was the highest-grossing tour of the year.

Number two went to Bruce Springsteen, and number three is Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame.

Other notable names on the list include Adele at number 11, Carrie Underwood at 16, and One Direction at 30.

Sounds like these artists are rolling in the deep cash.

Source: Billboard

02.24.2013 / 01:53 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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