Kings and Queens of $$$ Tunes: Top 10 Richest Musicians in the World6 min read
Richest Musicians in the World – Music is the best thing that ever happened to the world. It’s a soul to the hearts and ears. A friend of lonely as well as happy times. And the ones who play it are the rock stars of the music world. But these are not just skilled in art of tunes but many times with huge sum of lavish amounts. So let’s take you to the richest musicians in the world who can make anyone skip their career. The list of top 10 richest musicians’ or you can call richest music artists, are-
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1. Andrew Lloyd Webber (Net Worth- $1.2 Billion, Richest Musician in the World)
When it comes to the richest musician in the world, you might have thought of recent Grammy ones, pop singers or else. But the richest of all is Andrew Webber. Though not so popular nowadays, Webber is a person who knows how to play best on tunes and bucks. To know his worth the fact is enough that he had written 13 greatest hits of Broadway.
Few are Evita, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, The phantom of the Opera and many more. His shows are a big Hit in terms of gross and buzz across the world. The man is also behind the two super hit songs of the heartthrob Elvis Presley (The True King).
2. Paul McCartney (Net Worth-$1.1 Billion)
When the Beatles are still in the chartbusters then how can a Beatle member be not in the list of the richest musicians in the world. The all-time favorite rock band “Beatles” has gained so much through their 600 million sale record worldwide.
And still, Paul McCartney continued their power to riches by most rocking tie-ups with Michael Jackson, the band wings, and Kanye West. “Yesterday” song has been the best grosser for Paul. It’s said that Paul has got million dollar royalties by the remake of this song by over 2000 artists and bands.
3. Herb Alpert (Net Worth- $850 Million)
9 Grammy Awards, 14 certified Platinum Albums and 15 Gold Albums, what more can describe the Excellency of a musician. This American musician is among the richest male musician in the world. He and his group Tijuana Brass or TJB is stated to release five top-rated albums and total 28 albums that were listed on the famous Billboard charts. His popularity can be known by the fact that the name Alpert is “A” in A&M Records. Worldwide sale of the music of the richest musician in the world is over 72 million.
4. Madonna (Net Worth- $800 Million)
The hottest female in the richest musician in the world list is none other than Madonna. The lady with beauty, oomph and fantastic tunes have been the evergreen hit since the 80’s. Her pop hits were and are always been in the top charts. She is known for her numerous record-breaking live shows worldwide which are unbeatable. With strong grasp in music, she tried her hands in acting too.
“Evita” a musical comedy earned her the most prestigious Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her riches can be estimated with the fact that she has been recognized as the bestselling female recording artist of all time by Guinness world Records. Her earnings from concerts had been $1.31 billion since 1990. Except this she runs several ventures including fashion design, writing children’s books, filmmaking, and songwriting.
5. Dr. Dre (Net Worth- $780 Million)
If releasing a number of albums can be the measure of being the richest musician in the world, then Dr. Dre won’t be here. But with just 2 releases of records, he is still among the richest hip hop musician. The American Rapper has been the member of N.W.A, Death Records.
His remarkable guidance has given many rappers to the entertainment industry including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem. Along with this, he owns his own label. He is known to have earned lots of bucks from APPLE Corporation by selling his own headphones company “Beats by Dre”.
6. P. Diddy (Net Worth- $750 Million)
Sean John Combs is known popularly by many names like P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, and Diddy. The American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur is one of the richest male musicians in the world. With seven times certified platinum album No way Out and many more like Forever, Press Play, The Saga Continues; P. Diddy had shared a great deal of operating own label.
His label “Bad Boy Records” is known to launch talented rappers like The Notorious B.I.G. and Mase. Winner of 3 Grammy Awards and 2 MTV Video Music Awards, Comb holds others ventures too. These ventures include award-winning clothing line Sean John and “Sean by Sean Comb”.
7. Celine Dion (Net Worth- $630 Million)
Yes, The Titanic Star Celine Deon who has taken the world by storm by her beautiful “Go on” is the richest musician in the world. This Canadian star has a long list of famous songs on her name but still, the Oscar-winning “Go on” has made history increasing her riches too.
She has released several versions of the soundtrack and all received with same love worldwide. Along with five Grammy awards, Dion owns the honor of being the best-selling artists of all times with 200 million sold copies. Plus she has a beautiful pair of eyes.
8. Jay-Z (Net Worth- $560 Million)
Popular Musician and spouse of hottest pop singer Beyonce, Jay Z owns the immense wealth to be the richest musician in the world 2017. His amazing talent has won him 19 Grammy Awards with the record sale of over 100 million worldwide. Besides the record-breaking music, he owns his label “Rocawear”. With this, he is also a co- owner of the New York 40/40 Sports Club. Jay-Z is considered as the richest hip-hop musicians in the world.
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9. Bono (Net Worth-$600 Million)
As the name seems strange, the man himself makes headlines strange. The real name of this every time shades-wearing singer is “Paul David Hewson”. He is the lead singer of popular men’s band “U2”. Bono is known to raise several social and ecological issues. For his humanitarian works and service to the music industry, he has been honored with “Knighthood” by Queen Elizabeth II.
Outside the band, he had shown his great marketing skills collaborating with numerous artists. He owns the managerial partner in “Elevation Partners” and has a hotel in Dublin with name “Clarence”. In 2005, Bono was named the “Time Person of the Year” award too.
10. Mariah Carey (Net Worth- $510 Million)
The top sensation of the old times, Mariah Carey is holding her position in the richest musicians in the world list. The pop star has made such a great influence on the market that even not having any recent releases she earns more than any other contemporary. Her last album “Glitter” was a flop but it didn’t make any effect on her riches. At her best time, she had ruled the hearts of her million fans through her amazing voice.
She is the third bestselling female artist in the United States with the record sale of 63.5 million. Winner of 5 Grammy awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards and 14 Billboard Music awards she is reining as queen throughout the generations.
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This list of richest musicians in the world has surely made you leave all you were doing and tune your guitars. Only remember the fact that success stories always carry long struggle stories at their back. Till then, keep exploring more Top lists of the world with our articles.
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