*Beyonce, her husband Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas all made the top 10 on a new Forbes list of top earning musicians.
Bey was the list’s highest-earning female at No. 3. Her $87 million was banked through major endorsement deals with Nintendo and L’Oreal, as well as her House of Dereon fashion line and world tour.
Jay-Z came in at No. 6, earning $63 million from a variety of sources, including his stake in NBA team the New Jersey Nets, his 40/40 nightclub chain, “The Blueprint 3” album sales, and his investment in the Broadway musical, “Fela!”
At No. 5, Britney Spears can also attribute much of her $64 million earned to endorsements, particularly her Elizabeth Arden fragrance and spokesperson deal with Candies.
A three-way tie between Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, and Toby Keith rounds out the top 10. Each earned an estimated $48 million thanks to various tours, endorsement deals, merchandise sales, and publishing royalties.
Here are the 10 top-earning musicians of June 2009-2010, according to Forbes: 1. U2 ($130 million) 2. AC/DC ($114 million) 3. Beyoncé ($87 million) 4. Bruce Springsteen ($70 million) 5. Britney Spears ($64 million) 6. Jay-Z ($63 million) 7. Lady Gaga ($62 million) 8. Madonna ($58 million) 9. Kenny Chesney ($50 million) 10. Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and Toby Keith ($48 million)