The Stones: biggest money-maker 1990 to present

The Stones:  biggest money-maker 1990 to present

The Rolling Stones, U2 and Bruce Springsteen have topped a new list from music industry magazine Billboard, which shows the 25 highest-grossing touring artists in the era from 1990 to the present.  The Top 5 each made more than a billion dollars over that (almost) 25-year period. The Stones topped the list, grossing an astounding billion-and-a-half dollars, with U2 coming in a close second.

— Mike Anthony

The Top 25 Highest-Grossing Artists 1990 to 2014, according to Billboard:
1. The Rolling Stones – $1,565,792,382
2. U2 – $1,514,979,793
3. Bruce Springsteen – $1,196,116,507
4. Madonna – $1,140,230,941
5. Bon Jovi – $1,030,082,884
6. Elton John – $786,791,043
7. Dave Matthews Band – $776,969,736
8. Celine Dion – $737,573,927
9. Kenny Chesney – $752,706,599
10. The Eagles – $702,110,908
11. The Police / Sting – $556,114,962
12. Roger Waters – $547,305,412
13. Paul McCartney – $505,534,809
14. Billy Joel – $499,978,726
15. Rod Stewart – $497,033,399
16. Neil Diamond – $465,448,371
17. Metallica – $432,816,245
18. Aerosmith – $417,573,638
19. George Strait – $405,034,063
20. Jimmy Buffett – $402,756,057
21. Coldplay – $378,359,252
22. Toby Keith – $361,256,245
23. Cher – $351,625,611
24. Fleetwood Mac / Stevie Nicks – $349,906,931
25. AC/DC – $337,879,092

 

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