U2 Rakes in 130M

U2 360 Tour It has been reported that the Irish rock band U2 has raked in a huge $130 million over the last 12 months — making U2  the biggest selling band in the world.

It may be recalled that this is a fact, despite frontman Bono was being unable to perform after an operation on his back in May.

And yet, U2 has still managed to feature as the most profitable international group. According to a magazine’s list of top-earning musicians, this was the the foursome raked in $130 million over the past year from their 360 Degree world tour and sales of their 2009 album No Line on the Horizon. Proving that rock is still indeed alive and earning, hot on their heels like a bat out of hell was AC/DC, who scooped up a respectable $114 million, and Beyonce has made $87 million.

Bruce Springsteen proved that he is still has his earning chops in order, and got in $70 million, while pop sensation Britney Spears ranked at the fifth place with $64 million. It was earlier reported that Lady Gaga managed to beat Madonna as Gaga made $62 million, while Madonna clinked the cash register with $58 million.