Richest Musicians- Top 11 in the world

Richest Musicians
Written by Alan Win

The glam and stardom of the richest musicians keeps changing each year. With a world full of talented individuals, it is extremely difficult to reach the top position. Artists especially musicians and singers are undoubtedly one of the highest earners.

Read on to find out the names of the world stars – the richest musicians in the world who managed to reach the list of top 11.

1. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Net worth- $1.2 billion

Age- 73 years

Nationality- American

Undoubtedly, one of The Beatles is here. Mr. McCartney gets major income from writing credits. So, he will supposedly be on the list of Topmost Richest Musicians in the World forever. Since a long time, Beatles mania had spread worldwide. However, it still remains popular. This is the reason that its members remain among the rich people. Paul is a multi-instrumentalist. He has written a total of 32 songs that take him to the top. Also, the Guinness world book of records recognises him as the most honoured music composer and performer. Furthermore, his notable work includes Sailor’s Meat (1975), The Garden (1991), Bossy Burger (1991), Tree (2014).

2. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Net worth: $1.04 billion

Age- 71 years

Nationality- British

Composer, songwriter, theatre director, television personality, and businessman. Famous for his masterpieces such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, The Phantom of Opera, Evita, etc. Webber is closely associated with Broadway. He secures a profit from every show staged on Broadway. The Really Useful Group, his business is the extremely lucrative enterprise. It guarantees him the top position among the richest musicians of the world. In addition to being extremely talented, he is also known for his dynamic personality. Also, he is involved in a number of charitable activities.

3. Jay-ZShawn Corey Carter

Jay-Z - Shawn Corey Carter

Net Worth-$900 million

Age- 49 years

Nationality- American

With 19 Grammy’s, and more than 100 million sold out records, Jay-Z secures the third position in the list of the richest musicians in the world 2019 . Moreover, his trademark Rocawear, in addition to his marriage with Beyonce has made him much wealthier than he used to be. Alongwith of his musical career, Jay-Z has attained significant success and media attention for his career as a businessman. He is one of the best selling music artists with great fan following. A well known rapper with The Blueprint (2001) and The Black Album (2003) albums as modern musical classic hits to his credit. He is the richest singer in the world.

4. Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert.

Net Worth- $850 million

Age- 83 years

Nationality- American

This jazz musician, is the holder of numerous awards. With more than 10 Platinum albums, 9 Grammy’s,  72 million sales, 15 Gold albums, he is extremely talented. Also, he is the founder of A&M Records. Alpert is the sole recording artist to hit the first position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, both a vocalist and an instrumentalist. His famous works include  “This Guy’s in Love with You”, 1968 and “Rise”, 1979.

5. Sean Combs -P.Diddy

Sean Combs -P.Diddy

Net Worth-$825 million

Age- 49 years

Nationality- American

Well, another college dropout is on Top Ten richest musician list in the world. P.Diddy has a number of profit boosters, for instance the label Bad Boy Entertainment records, Mase and The Notorious B.I.G.  His successful albums are Forever (1999), The Saga Continues (2001) and Press Play (2006). Sean Combs has won three Grammy Awards in addition to two MTV Video Music Awards. Furthermore, he is the second-richest hip hop recording artist.

6. Celine Dion

richest musicians

Net Worth-$800 million

Age- 50 years

Nationality- American

The mind-blowing hit “My Heart Will Go On” has won innumerable hearts. With more than 200 million of sold out records, everyone loves to see her in the list of richest musicians. The melody in her voice is not only captivating but also has people moved. Years pass by but she continues to maintain her position in the top 11. She is the second best-selling female artist in US. Her recordings are in French and English. Although she also sings in Spanish, Italian, latin, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

7. Madonna

richest musicians

Net Worth-$800 million

Age- 60 years

Nationality- American

Madonna Louise Ciccone has a net worth of $800 million. Ever since 1980’s she has been pumping hits into the industry of music. AS a singing traveller, she has toured around the world more than any singer can ever imagine. Extremely talented, she has over 300 million records sold worldwide.

8. Dr.Dre

richest musicians

Net Worth-$800 million

Age- 54 years

Nationality- American

Andre Romelle Young is also a talented millionaire. An American rapper and entrepreneur, Dre is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment. Also, he is associated with Beats Electronic. Dr. Dre has even had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off and The Wash.

9. Bono


Net Worth-$800 million

Age- 58 years

Nationality- Irish

Paul David Hewson or Bono is one of the richest musicians. He is extremely involved in charity works. He has proved his mette as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2. Bono has a collection of 22 Grammy Awards. Also, he is well known for his activism for social justice causes.

10. Mariah Carey

richest musicians

Net Worth-$800 million

Age- 48 years

Nationality- American

Still one of the richest musicians, Mariah is a great singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and an entrepreneur. Furthermore, the perfumes from Mariah Carey have a great demand. The Guinness World Records refer to her as the “Songbird Supreme”. Carey has sold over 200 million records worldwide. In the year 2012, she was ranked second on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. She has 5 grammy to her credit.

11. Emilio Estefan

richest musicians

Net Worth- $500 million

Age- 66 years

Natonality-  Cuban American

The husband of singer Gloria Estefan, father of son Nayib Estefan and daughter Emily Estefan, and the uncle of Lili Estefan. Emilio Estefan Gómez is a musician and producer of Lebanese heritage. Estefan has 19 Grammy Awards to his credit. He first came to limelight as a member of the Miami Sound Machine.

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