Music can evoke different feelings in you where certain songs can bring back someone special in your life and it can make you cry or laugh. And, singing is not the thing that everyone can do which is god gifted that require perfect voice, tune, patience and endurance. While the artists create songs and music for you to listen and enjoy, they in turn make millions of money out of it. There are artists who became multimillionaire with a single track and their chart-busting albums make them the wealthiest singers in business. This list features a bunch of top 10 richest singers in the world of all time.
10. Sir Elton Hercules John Net Worth – $500 Million
This five time Grammy award winning British singer, pianist and composer is one of the widely popular and richest musician of all time with a net worth of US$500 million. During a career spanning more than 5 decades, Elton John has over 300 millions records, making him one of the bet selling singer in the world. In 1969, Elton John, 70, released his debut album, Empty Sky. Thereafter, he has launches several chart busters and also attained success in musical theatre, both in the West End and on Broadway. He is a recipient of 5 Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. John has performed in a number of royal events throughout his music career, and is well recognised for his humanitarian efforts. From 1993, John is hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry.
9. Mariah Carey Net Worth – $520 Million
Born on March 27, 1969, Mariah Carey is one of the most renowned American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Since her inception into music world with her release of “Vision of Love” from her debut album, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her the most popular and best selling pop artists of all time. Throughout her career, Carey has won 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards and has been consistently credited with inspiring a generation of singers. Having a successful career for more than 25 years, Mariah Carey has made a fortune of US$520 million, making her as one of the richest musicians in the world. Read more >>
8. Paul David Hewson (Bono) Net Worth – $700 Million
Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, is an Irish musician best known for his critically acclaimed record band U2. Bono is one of the popular faces in entertainment industry, and has a net worth of US$700 million. As a frontman of U2, Bono has taken home 22 Grammy Awards and also a star of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Besides music, Bono has established himself as a successful businessman by being the Managing Director and a Managing Partner of the private equity firm Elevation Partners. Bono married Alison Hewson in 1976. They have two daughters and two sons.
7. Celine Dion Net Worth – $800 Million
The Canadian singer, Celine Dion, known for her love songs, is the 7th richest musician in the world and has a net worth of US$800 million. Dion gained international fame and recognition in 1980s following stings of French and English albums with the Epic Records, becoming one of the most popular and successful pop artists of all time. with 5 Grammies, Dion best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of over 200 million copies worldwide. Dion is one of the bankable artists and has singed a record breaking deal to perform in Los Vegan until 2019.
6. Madonna Net Worth – $800 Million
With an estimated net worth of US$800 million, Madonna is the sixth richest musician of all time. She has been in the pop industry for more than three decades and has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making her one of the best selling recording artists of all time. Madonna won the hearts of millions of people with her mesmerising songs and also amassed audience with her brilliant performances in films. This American businesswoman has several endeavours including fashion design, children’s book, movie production and many others. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, earning U.S. $1.4 billion from her concert tickets and has also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
5. Dr Dre Net Worth – $800 Million
With more than three decades in pop industry, Andre Romelle Young, best known by his stage name Dr Dre has amassed a net worth of $800 Million, making him the 5th richest musician in the world. This 52 year old American rapper is the founder of Aftermath Entertainment and Beat Electronics, which Apple acquired in 2014 for $3 Billion. He released his sols debut in 1992 and went on to become one of the best selling recording artists of all time. For his greatest contribution to music, he was awarded six Grammy Awards and also had featured in few movies as actor.
4. Sean John Combs (Diddy) Net Worth – $820 Million
Sean John Combs has taken several stage names like Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, and Diddy during his inception in the pop world. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur who has amassed the world with his impressive net wroth of $820 Million, making him the 4th richest musician in the world. He is successful on and off the stage and has involved in several business ventures, including the world of fashion, restaurants, a cable TV network and others. Having enormous wealth and popularity, Sean Combs is one of the best selling recording artists of all time.
3. Herb Alpert Net Worth – $850 Million
Herb Alpert is an American jazz musician and recording executive has accomplished five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums during a career spanning more than 6 decades. He is the oldest musician in our list and the 3rd richest musician in the world. He is proud founder of the band “Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass” and also founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss.
2. Jay-Z Net Worth- $900 Million
Shawn Corey Carter best known by his stage name Jay-Z is an American rapper and businessman. Having sold more than 100 million records and has taken home 21 Grammy Awards, Jay-Z is recognised as one of the best selling musicians of all time. Jay-Z has an insane net worth of US$ 900 Million, and of course, not all of his fortune came from music, while he is also a successful businessman. Alongside music, running a number of business endeavours, including a clothing line, an entertainment company, a sports agency amongst others, Jay-Z is the second richest pop artist in the world.
1. Paul McCartney Net Worth – $1.2 Billion
Paul McCartney tops our list of top 10 richest singers in the world with a whopping net worth of $1.2, thus making him the richest pop star in the world. The 75-year old British singer shot to fame for being a member of the rock band The Beatles. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney remains one of the most respected and loved musicians in the world and still records new music.