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Top 10 richest singers in the world

The list of the richest singers all over the world is incredibly volatile, meaning that it can change every year mainly because the artists themselves get involved in different projects that help increase their earnings and overall net worth year after year.

This list showcases the richest of the rich in the world of music. Sohail is the top 10 richest singers in the world.

10. Mariah Carey

mariah carey

Net worth: $500 million

This one is considered to be one of the greatest singers of all time with a sleeve of recognition titles totalling 333 as of 2020. Quite the achievement list. Mariah’s success comes from a unique voice which helped her create hit after hit her entire career, making her almost as relevant today as she was back in the early 90s, when her first five singles became number one hits, a feat which is very rare.

As a fun fact there is one particular song that met her over $60 million in royalties, a song that is heard over and over again during Christmas shopping. The song is “All I want for Christmas is you”.

9. Bono


Net worth: $ 800 million

The lead singer of the distinguished Irish rock band U2, Bono is rapidly making a legend of himself. As a musician and songwriter, Bono has been incredibly successful ever since he formed his band, back in 1978 when he was only 16 years old, with 12 released albums, sellout live venues, and an astounding 22 gram is along with numerous other awards. Going beyond his career in the music industry, Bono is heavily involved in business, venture capitalism, and philanthropy.

8. Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Net worth: $ 800 million

There is no one on this list who has impacted rap, music, and the culture of the US as much as Dr. Dre has. From being a member of the NWA Hip Hop group, and owning and operating death row records, Dre has also launched multiple superstars such as Eminem, Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and The Game.

7. Madonna


Net worth: $850 million

Known as the Queen of POP Madonna has been around for what seems like forever. She has made an impact when she came to the music industry in the early 1980 and ever since she has dominated the industry. Madonna is the proud owner of 7 grammys and hundreds of other awards, honors, trophies, not to mention holder of two incredible records as the best selling female recording artist of all time and the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time as well.

6. Herb Albert

Herb Albert

Net worth: $850 million

Albert is a Jazz musician who came to fame known as the leader of the group Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, as well as being an executive in the music industry. Along with his partner, Jerry Moss, he created in 1962 a record label known as A&M records, which is notorious for signing Janet Jackson, Sheryl Crow, The Police and the Carpenters. They later sold it in 1989 for a payout of $500 million. And a few years later they got an additional $200 million for breach of contract from the label buyers.

5. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Net worth:$1.2 billion

Sir Paul McCartney has been a legend in the music industry for over 60 years. He has seen and done it all. Also, his billionaire status should not be a surprise. Both he and John Lennon share writing credits for all the songs made by the Beatles and considering that they are the most successful band of all time, that pretty much guarantees a lifetime of riches.

4. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a British composer and theater impresario who has written the music for some of the greatest plays in history such as the Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Evita and so many more. All these please are currently being performed all over the world and some have for many years now, which provides him with profits from everything related to his products; soundtracks, Merchandise, film adaptations, and ticket sales.

3. Jay Z

Jay Z

Net worth: $1.6 billion

As one of the most awarded artists in the music industry his name is synonymous with success. However the majority of his wealth comes from his clever investments in clothing line record companies and night clubs just to name a few. 

2. Rihanna


Net worth: $1.7 billion

Bad girl Riri has made it to the top! As the richest female artist that is. On top of being a superstar in the music world at 31 years old, Rihanna, is also an actress, a style icon, and a businesswoman like no other. As a musician, Riri did quite well for herself, however the majority of a 600 plus million dollar wealth comes from her lucrative partnership with luxury goods company LVMH, with whom she launched Fenty Beauty, back in 2017. Now according to Forbes, she made an exorbitant amount of money in a very short time which propelled her to a level only few artists have ever reached. 

1. Kanye West. 

Kanye West

Net worth: $2 billion

From making $5000 for a beat for Jermaine Dupri to millions for his own concerts to enormous sums for his Yeezy.

His fortune comes mostly from his Yeezy sneaker line. Being one of the best-selling musicians in the world, Kanye has sold over $160 million albums and has received 24 Grammy Awards.

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