Britney Spears, Taylor Swift make Forbes' 2012 list of Highest-Paid Musicians

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, November 30, 2012

3 of 12: Elton John slips in at number three with $80 million according to Forbes' List. The legendary performer is still going strong with over 100 shows in the scoring period (May 2011 to May 2012), as well as a lengthy Las Vegas stint.

The Rocketman's 2011 animated film Gnomeo and Juliet brought in $200 million at the box office. He's also got his 30th solo album on the way.

The singer, known for songs such as 'Your Song,' 'Crocodile Rock' and 'Candle In The Wind,' was also named the fourth highest-paid man in entertainment in 2011, as well as being named the fifth listed celebrity on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list in 2011.

(Pictured: Elton John speaks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of 'Gnomeo & Juliet' in Los Angeles in January 2011.) (OTRC Photo)