9. U2

One of the most popular bands from the 1980’s U2 continues to be successful today.  Breaking the record for the highest grossing tour in 2011 - taking the title from The Rolling Stones - U2 continues to earn money from their back catalogue, tour merchandise, and airplay.  The band, made up of Paul Hewson (Bono), Adam Clayton, Dave Evans (the Edge) and Larry Mullen have an estimated net worth of $838 million.


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