Dave Matthews Band
Number Ten: Dave Matthews ($250 Million)
As frontman for the Dave Matthews Band, Dave Matthews has impacted millions of fans with the laid-back vibe of his music. He and his band are one of the most prolific live bands of the 1990s and continue to tour extensively across the United States every summer …show more content…
Most recently, Waters decided to tour behind The Wall, playing the album in its entirety and reimagining the album’s original tour set-up. The tour ended up becoming the highest-grossing live tour by any solo artist.
Number Seven: Bruce Springsteen ($300 Million)
Bruce Springsteen’s working class imagery has made him and his E Street Band household names in rock music. At one point he was even deemed the future of rock music, a title which he despised. He has been known to sell out Madison Square Garden for multiple show runs, as well as sell out stadiums all over the world. To date, Springsteen has released 18 studio albums, including solo albums and a collaboration with Pete Seeger, and has become one of the top-selling artists of all time.
Number Six: Jon Bon Jovi ($300 Million)
Jon Bon Jovi is one of the best-selling artists in the world, having released 14 studio albums with Bon Jovi and three solo albums. Among rock singers, he has continued to remain relevant on adult contemporary radio by gaining a new generation of fans with his band’s 2000 album, Crush. Bon Jovi is also a film and television actor, as well as major philanthropist with his own charity, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which focuses on hunger and homelessness in the United …show more content…
The band also had some of the best marketing of anyone, with Kiss putting their name and likeness on just about everything. Simmons has translated his notoriety with the band into his own reality television empire, with his longest-running show being A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
Number Three: Mick Jagger ($305 Million)
Mick Jagger has spent more than five decades in the music industry as both a founding member of the Rolling Stones and a solo artist. He continues to tour with the band, who recently played the first show in Cuba since sanctions were lifted on the country. Their recent tours have been some of the band’s most lucrative, with their 2013 U.S. tour ranking as one of the top 10 highest grossing tours of the year.
Number Two: Bono ($600 Million)
As the lead singer of Irish rock band U2, Bono has sold millions of albums and has sold out stadiums of fans worldwide. At this point, he is just as well known for his activism as he is for his music, starting both the ONE campaign, which fights poverty in Africa, and Product Red, which licenses products to raise money for AIDS awareness, in