The 25 Richest Musicians of 2012

19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)
They may be far from spring chickens, but the Peppers are still a hugely sought-after commodity - and they can still rock a house down. Most of their mula this year comes from tour sales and a never-ending desire for high school kids to buy albums like Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication, but a new album certainly didn't hurt.

18. Beyonce ($40 million)
She may be married to Jay-Z, but this independent woman tops her man on the reg. She dropped a baby and a new album this year. And she did it in style, grabbing endorsements from L'Oreal and DirecTV. Plus she's got her clothing line House of Dereon, and everyone still loves to shake it to them old hits.

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