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U2 Made Most Money In 2001


According to Rolling Stone magazine, U2 was the top net earning act in 2001 with $61.9 million from touring, CD sales and royalties.

The top 50 earners from touring, recording publishing, merchandising, endorsements and other are:

1. U2 – $61.9m

2. Dr Dre – $51.9m

3. The Beatles – $47.9m

4. The Dave Matthews Band – $43.4m

5. Madonna – $40.8m

6. Master P – $36m

7 Santana – $32.7m

8. 'N Sync – $26.5m

9. Aerosmith – $24.2m

10. Sting – $24m

11. TLC – $22m

12. Whitney Houston- $21.6,

13. Elton John – $21m

14. Andrea Bocelli – $20.9m

15. Eric Clapton – $20.8m

16. Matchbox Twenty – $20.6m

17. Britney Spears – $20m

18. Tim McGraw – $19.6m

19. Eminem – $19.4m

20. Destiny's Child – $18.9m

20. Jimmy Buffett – $18.9m

22. Christina Aguilera – $18.7m

23. Blink-182 – $18.5m

24. Limp Bizkit – $18.4m

25. Backstreet Boys – $18.3m

26. Metallica – $17.5m

26. The Eagles – $17.5m

28. Billy Joel – $17.1m

29. Rod Stewart – $16.8m

30. Creed – $16.8m

31. Neil Diamond – $16.2m

32. Bon Jovi – $15.6m

33. Lenny Kravitz – $14.9m

34. Janet Jackson – $14.3

35. Enya – $14.2m

36. Sade – $14m

37. Brooks and Dunn – $13.9m

38. Korn – $13.8m

39. Kiss – $12.9m

40. Jennifer Lopez – $12.5m

41. AC/DC – $12m

42. James Taylor – $11.5m

43. Mariah Carey – $10.9m

44. Tool – $10.3m

45. The Offspring – $9.3m

45. Jay-Z – $9.3M

47. Shaggy – $9m

48. Ozzy Osbourne – $8.5m

49. Nelly – $8.2m

49. Dido – $8.2m

It should be noted that the following artists did not tour in 2001: Dr. Dre, The Beatles, Master P, Santana, TLC, Whitney Houston, Eminem, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Lenny Kravitz, Enya, Korn, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, The Offspring, Jay-Z, Shaggy and Nelly.