The 25 Richest Musicians of 2012

21. Coldplay ($37 million)
White people still really love Coldplay. They sold a crap-ton of records with their latest album Mylo Xyloto and banked on more than 50 supporting tour dates. The gravy train isn't over just yet.

20. Jay-Z ($38 million)
It stands to reason that if Kanye is banking, his boss is banking, too. He got all that Throne money and then some, signing deals with Duracell, Budweiser and more. This dude is so bank, financial writers dedicate whole books to how he escaped the block selling rock and turned the city out into his playpen.

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