Richest Singers In The World
We’ve compiled a list of the Richest Singers In The World, taking into account only their wealth and assets, and leave behind their status of fame. Keep in mind though that the numbers here are estimates, as most people, famous or not aren’t really openly declaring their net assets.
Interesting is also how quickly some of our members made their fortune, while others too centuries to come to that level. In addition, with every year passing the earnings are increasing, making it easier for a singer to become rich today than it was ten years ago.
It’s no astonishment that even after an expensive divorce, the preceding Beatle is still one of the world’s richest musicians. Sir Paul’s net worth is estimated at $660 million. Paul McCartney chosen wise legal council and invested in song publishing rights. The Beatles have sold over 170 million albums in the United States alone. Consequently, being a Beatle provides a nice and comfortable cushion.
Jay-Z’s worth is estimated at $150 million as of 2007 per Forbes. Since then, he has sold his former business Rocawear for $204 million and made a $150 million deal with Live Nation. That is a total of $504 million, not including deals with Budweiser and Armadale Vodka, and proceeds from 2009’s multi-platinum “Blueprint 3”.
The rock diva Madonna is the world’s richest female musician, estimated at $325 million as of 2007 (Forbes). The material girl rakes in on massive dividends from her tours and she has produced quite a few since 2007. Her vanity label, Maverick Records, has grown into a sizable institution, netting Madonna millions and so to her extensive real estate holdings.
Sean Combs aka P Diddy
Better known as P, Puffy, Diddy, or Daddy, Sean Combs is one of the world’s richest singers. Yet a big portion of his $346 million stems from his non-musical company activities. He is originator of Bad Boy Entertainment and his Sean John clothing line, Combs has made a ton of money with his company acumen.
Jay-Z’s girl Beyoncé is worth a staggering $315 million dollars. Between her solo recordings and member of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million statements. She has starred in successful films like “Dream Girls” or “Austin Powers”, closed deals with companies like Pepsi, and broke the record for most Grammys won by a female artist in 2010. At age of 29 years, Beyoncé is as well the youngest member of our list.
Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger accumulated most of his $288 millions the old fashioned way, by touring, record sales and band merchandising. Rolling Stones ticket are notoriously expensive and their tongue logo is ubiquitous. Mick has as well acted in a number of films, such as “Performance” and “Enigma”.
Sir Elton John has sold more albums than The Rolling Stones, and he is a single one man, so he isn’t sharing his income with anyone. His worth is estimated at $265 million. In addition to several high profile tours, including a joint venture with Billy Joel, Elton John has written music for several films.
The canadian voice, Céline Dion as we commemorate her voice in Titanic theme song is one of the most successful performers in history. Her net worth of $250 million makes her one of the world’s richest singers, and this can be attributed not only to her Vegas show, but worldwide album sales in excess of 200 million.
Having sold 160 million records, its no wonder Mariah Carey is one of the world’s richest musicians. Her estimated net worth of $225 million can be attributed not only to her success as a singer, but also her endorsement deals with Nescafe and, ironically, Aeon English Language School in Japan (which leads us to wonder whether Asian is one of the a myriad of races that have gone into Carey’s multifaceted ethnic make-up).
By The Sunday Times estimates, the newspaper puts David Bowie’s assets at $151 million. He is one of the world’s richest singers and he has made extremely shrewd investments and made a luck selling in his music rights as stock.