5) Coldplay Raise Hard Cash

British rockers Coldplay stand at an impressive fifth on the rich list with earnings of $64 million (£39.8m) this year. It's usually Irish rockers U2 who outrank other rock bands on Forbes' list but Coldplay have out-earned them mainly due to a $3 million per show world tour as well as consistent album sales. Rapper Jay Z has helped the group gain more US exposure too by appearing on stage during shows.

Coldplay Have Earned Enough To Pay The Heating Bill.