U2 made more money than any other music act in the United States in 2009, according to Billboard magazine.
The music journal said U2 made $US109 million from touring, record sales and other royalties - almost twice as much as the second best,
Bruce Springsteen. U2 is in the middle of a mammoth world tour.
Springsteen took home $US58 million, followed by Madonna with $US47 million and AC/DC with $US44 million.
The BBC reports Britney Spears, Pink and the Jonas Brothers were next on the list.
Coldplay was the most successful British group, at number eight, with takings of $US27 million.