The Police named richest rockers of 2008

Band earn $115 million in a year

The Police have been named as the highest-earning musicians – having made $115 million in the past year.

The Forbes Magazine poll revealed that Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake and Madonna are also in the top five. reported that The Police were helped to the crown of ‘World’s Highest Paid Music Stars’ by the $28.3 million each they made from their reunion shows.

The ten ‘Highest Paid Music Stars’ of the past year, according to Forbes Magazine, are:

1. The Police ($115 million)

2. Beyonce Knowles ($80 million)

3. Toby Keith ($48 million)

4. Justin Timberlake ($44 million)

5= Madonna ($40 million)

5= Celine Dion ($40 million)

5= Rascal Flatts ($40 million)

8. Van Halen ($35 million)

9. Genesis ($31 million)

10. Gwen Stefani ($27 million)