Entertainment Industry is one of the fastest growing industry in the world which has given birth to a lot of stars over the period of its existence. Significantly, the music industry and musicians have been estimated as one of the world’s highest income earners. Successful musicians sell more than ten (10) million copies of their albums and one can easily see where their ridiculous net worth comes from apart from Endorsements deals, TV presentations, side business passion, and live concerts.
The world at large is bursting with lots of gifted singers with varying net worth. Great Britain, Canada, and America seem to have the largest number of musicians with a net worth that surpasses all others in the same industry. This article contains a list of Top 10 Richest Musicians in the world 2019 and their mouth-watering net worth.
10. Mariah Carey NET WORTH $535 Million
Occupying the position of the third female artist to make it on this article, is over very own favorite singer of all time – Mariah Carey. Shocked to see her on the top 10 because she has rarely been visible in the music industry, well, she has made her wealth from indulging in other business such as movie and perfume. She holds high the record of the longest running number one singles for sixteen whole weeks and also the third best selling female artist in the United States. Mariah is also noted to be the only artist that ever topped the billboard hot 100 Decade End chart, she is also a winner of 19 world’s music awards, 5 Grammys and a list numerous to mention.
9. Madonna NET WORTH $590 Million
Another lady in the chart of this article, Madonna has been in the music industry for a long while now. Added to her musical talent, she is also a golden globe winning actress, owner of the Maverick records, author of the series of children book and sole owner of various health clubs. Her source of wealth is gotten from the series of shows she had performed in making her the highest solo touring artist. Madonna has recently been shortlisted by the Guinness book of record as the best-selling female artist and also the second highest female certified musical artist by the RIAA (The recording industry association of America) the United state of America.
8. Bono NET WORTH $700 Million
Acknowledged as a lead singer of the U2 is Bono. He is recognized as a Philanthropist, general businessman and a venture capitalist aside his music work as a songwriter and singer. Bono has been made a knight of which he is to be addressed as Paul David Hewson KBE OL to suit his royal status. He, however, earns his place on this list due to his multitalented and notable works.
7. Dr. Dre NET WORTH $740 Million
Dr. Dre was once a member of the N.W.A and later moved on to Death Row records and now has his own record label. He has reportedly launched several proteges such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. He sold his world’s top headphone company to Apple company in the year 2014 and has only 2 albums in his name.
6. Celine Dion NET WORTH $800 Million
Celine Dion is among the top richest musicians in Canada having a record of over 200 million sales. She came to the limelight after she hit on the ‘’Titanic soundtrack’’-she launched the auto-tune (for better or worse). She has won for herself lots of awards, released songs both in English and French, and has a record for the all-time highest concert residency, with a charge of $500,000 per show in Las Vegas.
5. Sean Combs NET WORTH $825 Million
Sean Combs fondly called P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Diddy, Puffy, Sean Johns and lots more manages his own record label called ‘Bad Boy Entertainment’. Sean’s wealth also comes from his clothing company, Hit TV Show on MTV, and perfume company – Launches the career of others like the Notorious B.I.G. and the Mase. With these features, he found himself in the list of top 10 in this article.
4. Herb Alpert NET WORTH $850 Million
Hubert Alpert including the Tijuana brass band has gained quite a numerous achievement for himself such as 28 albums, 9 Grammy awards, 14 Certified Platinum albums, 15 gold albums, over 72 million records of sales and lots more. In the A&M record, Alpert has the biggest shares with has contributed to his increased wealth. Striking on the number one Hot 100 billboard as a vocalist in 1968 and in 1979 as a trumpeter.
3. Jay-Z NET WORTH $900 Million
He is a winner of 19 Grammy awards, sold over a hundred million records, and launches a record label called ‘Roc-A-Fella Records’ a fashion company named ‘Rocawear’. It might interest you to know that he is the recording president of Dem Jam also an approved agent for sports, currently working on his own sports company called ‘’Roc Nation Sports’’. All these factors contributed to the increase in his wealth.
2. Andrew Lloyd Webber NET WORTH $1.04 Billion
Winner of 3 times Grammy is the Icon of music industry Andrew Lloyd is known to be the king of the music world. Included to his success story is the amazing Technicolor dream coat, the phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, school of rock, Joseph and others –running for years all over the world each night. Gaining profit from his film adaptation, ticket sales, soundtracks, merchandise. He also gained for himself a noble title of knighthood for his continuous addition to music.
1. Paul McCartney NET WORTH $1.2 Billion
Paul being a multi-instrumentalist has written or co-written a total of 32 songs and is on the number on the Billboard Hot 100, this great legend’s recent song has been re-recorded by over 2,200 brands and artist. He has also awarded with the title of knighthood and other prestigious honors. He has gained recognition by Guinness book of records twice and most honored music composer and songwriter. To mention a few on his list of successful collaboration are Kanye West, Legendary of all time – Michael Jackson and lots more.