|Mickey Madden (left), Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Adam Levine, and Matt Flynn (right).|
The top forty highest paid money makin' musicians were officially announced yesterday (Tues, Mar. 10) on Billboard magazine's website. Among the list is Adam Levine and pop rock group Maroon 5 at No. 7 with a total net worth of $22.2 million, on the list. Among the band, other musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, and of the course the most paid musician of the last year, Taylor Swift with an upwards balance of nearly $40 million.
According to the Billboard article, frontman Adam Levine, 34, may be best-known for his role on NBC’s The Voice, but his band’s top 10 standing is due primarily to its tour revenue, which totaled upwards of $17.6 million in 2013. The tally included the group’s headlining slot on the 12th run of the annual Honda Civic Tour, along with a hometown bow at the Hollywood Bowl. The band’s track sales, meanwhile — including “Payphone,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100; “One More Night,” which topped the Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks; and “Daylight,” which went to No. 7 — racked up a total of 7.6 million, worth $1.4 million, which almost equaled Maroon 5’s royalties on catalog album sales.
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