1. U2 ($195 million).
Topping Forbes magazine's list, the ageless rockers are wrapping up the most lucrative tour in the history of music. By the time U2's two-year trek ends in mid-2012, the band will have sold $700 million worth of tickets over two years and played to more than 7 million people. (Text by Forbes magazine, image Getty)
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