Bono, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

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Now don't get us wrong, we're totally not bitter, but some of these tweens are making a crazy amount of dough!

Look at Justin Bieber! That guy is loaded! And with a fan base like his, it doesn't seem like his career is going anywhere but up. (Plus, have you heard Never Say Never? It's gold.)

But does Biebs rack in more cash than some of the other musical greats like Lady Gaga or  Bono?

The number-crunchers over at Forbes just came out with a list of the 25 Highest Paid Musicians in the World, and you might be surprised at who topped the list...

Before we release the figures, let's explain how this came together so you don't think we're running some sort of conspiracy.

A source from Forbes tells E! News, "Our numbers encompass all pretax income earned from May 2010 to May 2011, before subtracting agent and manager fees."

Now that you know the deets, here's the top 10 on the list and what they earned:

1. U2 ($195 million)
2. Bon Jovi ($125 million)
3. Elton John ($100 million)
4. Lady Gaga ($90 million)
5. Michael Bublé ($70 million)
6. Paul McCartney ($67 million)
7. The Black Eyed Peas ($61 million)
8. The Eagles ($60 million)
9. Justin Bieber ($53 million)
10. Dave Matthews Band ($51 million)

Surprised? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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