Pop music icon Madonna was atop a list released today by Wealth-X of the world's top 10 richest recording artists.
The 56-year-old Michigan native, who now lives in the United Kingdom, has a net worth of $800 million to rank ahead of British rock-and-roll legend Paul McCartney.
Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months.
Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are among the 10 highest-paid artists in music according to Forbes, but they're still far behind several veteran rock singers and 47-year-old rapper Dr. Dre, who tops the annual celebrity income list.
A lot can happen in the space of three hours. In the case of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held at the Empire Polo Field in the scorching hot desert of Indio, Calif., that’s all the time that was needed for both weekends of the festival to sell out. Coachella, which expanded from one weekend to two this year, is completely and totally sold out.