Who are 2012′s top 25 highest-paid musicians in the world?

Dr. Dre takes the top spot on Forbes list, due mostly to his sale of Beats by Dre to HTC. The next couple spots were somewhat surprising to me with Roger Waters and even Take That earning an incredible amount of money mostly thanks to extensive touring (and Robbie Williams rejoining Take That). It’s also worth noting Michael Jackson out earned this entire list with $157 million this year, and Elvis brought in $55 Million. See the rest of the list below:

Dr. Dre @ $110 million
Roger Walters (Pink Floyd) @ $88 million
Elton John @ $80 million
U2 @ $78 million
Take That @ $69 million
Bon Jovi @ $60 million
Britney Spears @ $58 million
Paul McCartney @ $57 million (tie)
Taylor Swift @ $57 million (tie)
Justin Bieber @ $55 million (tie)
Toby Keith @ 55 million (tie)
Rihanna @ $53 million
Lady Gaga @ $52 million
Foo Fighters @ $47 million
Diddy @ $45 million (tie)
Katy Perry @ $45 million (tie)
Kenny Chesney @ $44 million
Beyoncé @ $40 million
Red Hot Chili Peppers @ $39 million
Jay-Z @ $38 million
Coldplay @ $37 million
Adele @ $35 million (tie)
Kayne West @ $35 million (tie)
Michael Bublé @ $34 million
Sade @ $33 million