Who Are the World’s Richest Musicians? [Infographic]

rock_starsThis week we learned that Mariah Carey would replace Jennifer Lopez on American Idol — and would become the highest paid reality show judge of all time. You can just add that to her endorsement deals, Home Shopping Network deal, and, you know, her whole recording career.

2012 is shaping up to be a great year for Forbes-worthy musicians: Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics acquired MOG, Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Nets completed their billion-dollar stadium, and Bono’s private equity firm saw its investment in Facebook pay off. How do they stack up against other millionaire (and billionaire) musicians? Check out the infographic below.


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