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Madonna Tops Forbes Highest Paid Musician List


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Business magazine Forbes named Madonna the highest-paid musician in the world, estimating her earnings at $125 million in the year to June. Revenues from her MDNA concert tour plus sales of Madonna-related products and merchandise put the Material Girl, 55, well ahead of Lady Gaga at $80 million. The Mother Monster’s income would have been higher had a hip injury not forced her to abandon a global concert tour, Forbes said. Veteran rocker Bon Jovi placed third at $79 million, followed by country star Toby Keith ($25 million) and British band Coldplay ($64 million). Forbes based its list on pretax income from ticket sales, royalties, merchandising, endorsements and other ventures. It doesn’t take into account fees for agents, managers and lawyers.

Madonna Performs During Her MDNA Tour At Hyde Park

Let Me Just Make This Statement Loud And Clear, Jersey’s Here.


So I want to make this perfectly clear before I begin, I have nothing against Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, or The Real House Wives Of New Jersey.  So now that we have that out of the way, I’m writing this because DJ Pauly D was in San Francisco recently, spinning at one of the largest clubs in the bay.  (And congrats to him, I spun that club when I was 21, but it only took him 2 years of being famous and 30 years of life to get on the same tables).  But after his club appearance, I was hit with a blazing tempest of questions about New Jersey from people… Questions like if everyone in NJ is like the cast of Jersey Shore/Jerseylicious, or folks asking me how it feels to have the most influential people out of New Jersey to be J-Wow and Snookie.  I even had someone ask if my mother was like one of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.  So I just want to make this clear to a few folks, and make a ”short” list of people who have done something substantial that were born or raised in New Jersey, just so were clear.  Check the method below.

People From New Jersey.

Lauren Hill - Singer/Songer Writer - South Orange, NJ

 

Chelsea Handler - Comedian/TV Host - Livingston, NJ

Tara Reid - Actress/Model - Wyckoff, NJ

Ray Liotta - Actor - Union and Newark, NJ

Akon - Singer/Songwriter - Jersey City, NJ

Anne Hathaway - Actress - Millburn, NJ

Keisha Knight Pulliam - Child Star/Actress - Newark, NJ

Bill Maher - Comedian/TV Host - River Vale, NJ

Jon Bon Jovi - Musician/Song Writer - Perth Amboy, NJ

Bruce Willis - Actor - Penns Grove, NJ

Buzz Aldrin - Pilot on the first Lunar landing - Montclair, NJ

Danny DeVito - Actor/Comedian - Neptune City, NJ

DJ Storm - Disk Jockey/Talent Manager - South Plainfield, NJ

Ed Harris - Actor - Englewood, NJ

Nick/Joe Jonas - Singers/Actors - Wyckoff, NJ

Joe Buddens - Rapper - Jersey City, NJ

Joel Silver - Movie Producer (The Matrix/Die Hard) - South Orange, NJ

John Travolta - Actor - Englewood, NJ

Jon Stewart - Political Comedia/TV Host - Lawrence, NJ

Just Blaze - Producer/Disk Jockey - Patterson, NJ

David Ali - Promoter/Talent Manager - North Plainfield, NJ

Kevin Spacey - Actor - South Orange, NJ

Malcolm Jamal Warner - Child Star/Actor - Jersey City, NJ

Kirsten Dunst - Actress - Point Pleasant, NJ

Martha Stewart - Entrepenuer/TV Home Maker - Jersey City, NJ

Joe Pesci - Actor - Newark, NJ

Nathan Lane - Actor/Comedian - Jersey City, NJ

Queen Latifah - Rapper/Actress - Newark, NJ

Rah Digga - Rapper - Newark, NJ

Redman - Rapper/Actor - Newark, NJ

Shaquille O'Neal - Professional Basketball Player/Actor - Newark, NJ

Jack Nicholson - Actor/Producer/Writer - Neptune City, NJ

Vida Guerra - Model/Actress - Perth Amboy, NJ

People NOT from New Jersey…

These Idiots.