Music is undoubtedly a lucrative venture; the ability of songwriters and performers to create award-winning songs that will leave millions of music lovers around the world singing along to the lyric is an act that comes with great financial rewards.
We bring to you the top ten richest musicians in the world and their net worth. Go through the
List below to see how much your favorite artist is worth.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
He might not be known to many but he is the most popular artist on Broadway having composed 13 of their greatest hits and rakes in a fat percentage from tickets sales and merchandise from his hit songs and from the Really Useful Group. He stands tall on the number one position with a net worth of $1.2 billion dollars.
A member of the Beatles. He and John Lennon shared credits to all their hit songs since the 60s and enjoy royalties up till date. His hit song Yesterday is the highest song of all time to be covered with over 2,000 artists remaking the song, talk about a successful career. He is estimated to be worth $1.1 billion dollars and is the second richest musician on the globe.
Award-winning musician Herb Alpert is number three on the list with a net worth of over $850 million dollars. He has total sales of over 72 million worldwide with 9 Grammy awards and 14 platinum albums. He is also a partner in A&M Records.
Sean Diddy Combs
Popular in the 90s and early 2000 as Puff daddy, Sean Diddy Combs is currently the fourth richest musician in the world with an estimated net worth of $820 million dollars clitch in the spot to beat Jay Z and Dr. Dre. He is the brand ambassador to Ciroc Vodka and runs his own clothing line Sean John which has recorded massive sales worldwide.
Producer and rapper Jay Z is the fifth richest musician in the world with an estimated net worth of $810 million dollars. The rapper has major investments in Tidal music streaming and in champagne brand Armand de Brignac. He floats his own record label known as Roc Nation.
Popular music producer clinches the number six spot with a net worth of $740 million dollars. Dr. Dre sold Beat by Dre headphones to Apple for a multimillion dollar deal which catapulted him to the top of the list.
Golden Globe-winning actress and Pop star Madonna is worth $800 million dollars. She rose to fame in the 80s and has since remained on top of Billboard charts whenever she drops a new hit. In addition to her music career, she also writes children books.
After selling a record 200 million records no doubt she sits on top as the wealthiest music artist in Canada of all time. She is worth $630 million dollars and the eight richest musicians in the world.
The lead singer in the U2 band is the ninth richest musician in the world with a net worth of $600 million dollars. He is popular also as an eco and social activist and also for rocking stylish glasses. He is also a Knight and undoubtedly a boss.
It strange to find her on the list even after been without a major hit in recent times but she enjoyed a successful career in the 90s and backed by major successful investment she makes the list with a net worth of $ 510 million dollars.