What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news.
The music industry may be in a bit of a shambles in recent years, but try telling that to the ten folks listed below; each of whom fell asleep last night on a pile of money and awoke this morning on a different, bigger pile of money. They earn their keep (and oh boy, do they!) making with the tunes, even while the record labels scramble and panic, and we civilians come to regard recorded music on demand as something akin to running water.
Forbes has lately been blessing we of the (at least relatively) broke and curious class with their annual “top paid” lists for this profession or that, and just a few weeks ago bestowed upon us mere fiscal mortals their list of the year’s highest paid musicians. As we’ve done previously with other such lists – and will likely do until there’s no internet left for us to do it upon/within – we’ve arranged these fabulous popsters not by their heights, weights, ages, or numbers of records sold, but according to the sizes of their digital footprints as measured upon our handy, dandy PeekScore scale.
Ms. Germanotta, unsurprisingly, tops our list. Sir Macca, only slightly more surprisingly – until you think about it for even five seconds – holds strong at number 2. The vocalist for the year’s biggest money makers, even for all his global fame and import, just hasn’t left his mark here in cyberspace in the way many of his less well financially rewarded peers have, and lurks shadily at the list’s bottom. We can’t say that we mind the internet being a reasonably Bono-light zone, but we know we don’t speak for all.
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|Rank||Picture||Name||Earnings for Last
||Lady Gaga||$90 million||10.00 / 10|
||Paul McCartney||$67 million||10.00 / 10|
||Dave Matthews (for The Dave Matthews Band)||$51 million||10.00 / 10|
||Elton John||$100 million||10.00 / 10|
||Justin Bieber||$53 million||10.00 / 10|
||will.i.am (for The Black Eyed Peas)||$61 million||9.63 / 10|
||Michael Bublé||$70 million||9.01 / 10|
||Jon Bon Jovi (for Bon Jovi)||$125 million||8.98 / 10|
||Don Henley (for The Eagles)||$60 million||8.80 / 10|
||Bono (for U2)||$195 million||8.40 / 10|