U2: Still Big Moneymakers
|U2 came in second in Billboard's new Moneymakers 2012list. The group brought in -- after taxes -- $32.1 million last year. The bulk of that came from the band's hugely successful 360 Degrees tour.
Bon Jovi placed at number-seven with $19.8 million. Country star Taylor Swift landed at number-one with $35.7 million.
The magazine compiled the list by calculating income from tour grosses, airplay, physical and digital sales, and streams.