Madonna is pop's top earner, Billboard says

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 - 12:44

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Madonna has beaten Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters to be named the highest-paid musician in 2012 by trade publication Billboard.

The 54-year-old singer has topped the annual rundown of the top money-makers for the second time in five years.

Her 88-date MDNA world tour, 2012's most successful, helped her take home $34.6 million dollars.

Concerts account for 68.9% of the total revenues for the 40 artists on the list, which estimates annual earnings.