The highest earning musicians and bands based on a combination of touring, recorded music, and music publishing revenues. List of the top paid musicians is ordered by estimated net revenues, not gross earnings. Lady Gaga, the top earner in music for 2010, was estimated to have netted over $30mil from music, while Rihanna at the lower end of this list was estimated at $4.5mil in music-related money making. The highest paid rock band of 2010 was none other than Bon Jovi. Of course, given the changes in the recorded music industry, these top-paid musicians, singers, bands, and other entertainers are increasingly building their brands as income generators, and income from sponsorships, merchandise, and other areas are not factored into these rankings. If you are looking to answer the question who are today's best paid musicians this list is the most accurate with regards to music revenue, though Forbes does occasional top entertainer lists that bring ancilliary revenues into the mix as well. Data courtesy of Billboard.com, for full report click here.