Bon Jovi is World’s Most Powerful Classic Rocker
Forbes magazine's latest celebrity list ranks the World's Most Powerful Musicians. While it's no surprise to find contemporary artist Lady Gaga at number-one, there seems to a changing of the guard among classic rockers.
Bon Jovi is now, by Forbes metrics, the leading classic rock act -- and number-five overall. Their latest stadium tour, Because We Can, is grossing more than $3-million per city as they crisscross the globe. All in all, they earned more than Kanye West, Jennifer Lawrence and Rafael Nadal combined and continued to give back. Last fall, front-man Jon Bon Jovi celebrated the one-year anniversary of his Soul Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey.
That means Bon Jovi has now pulled ahead of such '60s and '70s-rooted icons as Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Elton John.