And you thought A-Rod made big money ...

What musical artist made the most dough in 2009? Madonna. How much?

How 'bout — ta-da! — $242,176,466.

The rest of the Top 5 goes like this:

2. Bon Jovi: $157,177,766

3. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,964

4. The Police: $109,976,894

5. Celine Dion: $99,171,237

To see the remainder of the Top 20, click here.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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