The 25 Richest Musicians of 2012

Music is where the money is.

Well, not if you're some struggling indie band or sorry wannabe DJ in some pitiful college town.

But according to Forbes, 2012 saw some big-money winners in hip-hop, country, pop, and rock. A lot of classic icons made big comebacks with massive tours, and some newer faces proved they've got what it takes to stick around.

But who took the top spot? Check out the 25 richest musicians of 2012.

See also:

-The 20 Richest Rappers: From Pitbull to Dr. Dre

-Ten Richest DJs: From Pauly D to Tiesto

-The 15 Richest Musicians: From Jay-Z to Justin Bieber

-Eight Richest Musicians in Their Teens and 20s

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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.