HEY! What did you expect?!
This is the QUEEN we're talking about, after all!
And when Her Madgesty goes on tour, NO ONE can beat her! Not even Bruce Springsteen, thankyouverymuch!
At least when it comes to finances, that is!
And no, we're not just talking about in North America! We already SAW how she dominated there!
According to Billboard's 2013 list of the top 40 highest-grossing musicians of the past 12 months, which, of course, takes into consideration album, touring, and publishing revenue, it was Madonna who come out on top, with an absolutely UNREAL $34,577,308.62!
Of course, she has to attribute some of that chunk of change to the OUT-OF-CONTROL, $305 million success of her SUPREME MDNA tour, but given the incredible amount of tireless work she put into making the show as wonderful as it was, we'd say the money is MORE than deserved!
But don't worry, Springsteen fans! You shouldn't be TOO disappointed!
The Boss wasn't too far behind with an equally-impressive $33.4 million, with a portion of that coming from the $200 million his Wrecking Ball Tour took in!
We couldn't be more thrilled to see two LEGENDS still at the top of their game, after all this time!
But check out the entire top 40 money-makers in music over the past 12 months…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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