25 Richest Musicians of 2013

Some people feel bad for the music industry, but we don't.

There may be more illegal downloads than ever. But there are still plenty of super-rich musicians sitting on golden thrones, dining on the hopes and dreams of others and little sandwiches with no crust.

OK, just because they're wealthy, that doesn't mean they're evil, but we can't help throwin' a little bit of shade when we see Forbes' gross earning stats.

Take a look for yourself. Here are the 25 richest musicians of 2013

See also: 20 Richest Rappers of 2013

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.