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Madonna is the 'highest earning musician'

Madonna has pipped Celine Dion and Beyonce Knowles to top the Forbes world's highest earning musicians list. The Queen of Pop earned a staggering $110 million from June 2008 to June 2009.

music Updated: Jun 24, 2009 21:13 IST

Madonna has pipped Celine Dion and Beyonce Knowles to top the world's highest earning musicians list.

According to America's Forbes magazine, the Queen of Pop earned a staggering $110 million from June 2008 to June 2009 due to her Sticky & Sweet world tour.

Dion bagged the second spot with $100 million in the same time period followed by Beyonce, who raked in 87 million, reports Contactmusic.

Wrapping up the top five were rocker Bruce Springsteen and country star Kenny Chesney, who grossed $70 million and $65 million respectively.

The top 10 list
1. Madonna $110 million
2. Celine Dion $100 million
3. Beyonce Knowles $87 million
4. Bruce Springsteen $70 million
5. Kenny Chesney $65 million
6. (tie) Coldplay $60 million
6. (tie) Rascal Flatts $60 million
6. (tie) AC DC $60 million
9. The Eagles $55 million
10. Toby Keith $52 million