Wednesday, December 1, 2010

AC/DC are one of Australia’s richest entertainers

We all know AC/DC makes the big bucks, and now we know how much.

Australia’s Business Review Weekly has announced the top spots on its new Aussie Top 50 Entertainers list, with three of the top five positions going to artists.

The Music Network reports that, despite earning 131.4 million in 2009-10 (up from $105 million last year), rockers AC/DC couldn’t hold onto last year's top spot, knocked off by Global Creatures. The animatronic special-effects company earned $140 million due to the success of Walking With the Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular.

Children's entertainers The Wiggles sit at third place with a cool 33.5 million in 2009-10, while Keith Urban brought home the bacon, pocketing $20 million to sit once again in fifth place; sitting at number 10 is wife Nicole Kidman with $9.6 million.

The full 50 list will be revealed in Tuesday's BRW.

AC/DC – Moneytalks (1990)