Who are the richest musicians in the world?
In today’s article, we are going to unveil the world’s richest musicians across the world, their assets, and net worth.
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1. KANYE WEST – ($1.8 billion)
Not only is he the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, but Kanye West is a famous musician/rapper who has been very successful in his career.
This is not something that is to be taken lightly because Kanye West has a net worth of around $1.8 billion as of April 2022. As he is a rapper we can understand how likely is he to throw money around on luxurious things such as cars and houses.
Adding to that, it has been mentioned in various reliable sources that Kanye West has been able to sell around 140 million copies of his music records, which is quite impressive.
It has been known that Kanye and Kim together own real estate properties that are both around $100 million. In 2014, the couple, when they were together, purchased a property from Kris Jenner, which is worth around $20 million and they spent another $20 million on the renovations on that property.
Most of the properties owned by Kanye West are purchased along with Kim Kardashian, and because of that, we decided to leave out the properties owned by Kanye.
Coming to the car collection, here are some of the exquisite cars owned by Kanye West:
– Maybach 57
– Lamborghini Gallardo
– Lamborghini Aventador
– Lamborghini Urus
– Aston Martin DBS
– Porsche Panamera turbo
– Porsche 991 Carrera
– Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
– Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
– Bugatti Veyron
According to some sources, Kanye West has a net worth of around $6.6 billion, yet we have chosen to portray the results that have been acquired from reliable sources.
Having said that, it is no wonder that Kanye West would still remain at the top of the food chain, i.e., in the music industry, as the most successful musician for the next few years (if we are not wrong).
2. RIHANNA – ($1.7 billion)
Rihanna comes under the list of people who don’t need that much of an introduction. Because of her charming looks, great talent in music, and personality, she became one of the most famous people on our planet.
Rihanna takes over the second place in our list of top 25 richest musicians in the world, with a whopping net worth of $1.7 billion, and most of it is because of her cosmetics brand named “Fenty Beauty”.
She is not only a musician and businesswoman, but she is also a philanthropist who supports various charities and organizations such as:
– Red Cross
– Save the Children
– Alzheimer’s Association
– BID 2 BEAT Aids
– Feeding America
Noticeable assets and car collection:
Rihanna owns a penthouse in Manhattan which is estimated to cost around 14 million U.S. dollars, and she also owns a house in West London which costs around 7 million U.S. dollars.
Apart from these two properties, she also owns a house in Barbados (her hometown) which is quite exquisite. The house is built on a property of 10,000 feet while consisting of various luxurious amenities including 5 bedrooms, a private beach, a round-the-clock concierge, a couple of balconies, a private gym, and so on.
Coming to her car collection, she owns various luxurious cars which have been given below:
– Lamborghini Aventador
– Porsche 911 Turbo S
– Mercedes SLR McLaren
– Maybach 525
– Porsche 997 Turbo
– Chevy Suburban LTZ
As long as her cosmetics brand keeps doing well in the business you can expect Rihanna to stay in the top position.
3. JAY-Z – ($1.3 billion)
Jay-Z has been in the “top three” list of richest musicians in the world for the past few years. He also stands in the 3rd position on the list of Forbes’ top 10 highest-paid entertainers in 2022.
With the help of his investments and businesses, Jay-Z manages to stay on the list of richest musicians even when there was no tour or album release.
It is estimated that he receives millions of dollars from his Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac. According to some sources on the Internet, it has even been mentioned that Jay-Z has a net worth of $1.6 billion, but nevertheless, we are presenting you with a number that has been mentioned on many websites, i.e., $1.3 billion.
Jay-Z’s major streams of income include income from Spotify, music royalties, income from businesses, and income from investments. Only the cash assets and the deposits in bank accounts comprise over $125 million.
Jay-Z owns more than 20 real estate properties, 14 cars, seven luxury yachts, and a private jet.
As an investor, Jay-Z owns stocks of major companies such as Coca Cola, Exxon, Microsoft, HP, Uber, and so on.
His private jet plane “Gulfstream G150” cost him around $60 million, and instead of stopping there, he went the further mile and spent another $5 million for the redecoration and the interiors.
Even if we deduct all the loans and liabilities, Jay-Z would still be a billionaire. Some of the impressive cars owned by Jay-Z are as follows:
– 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider
– 2006 Pagani Zonda F
– 2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
– 2004 Maybach Exelero
– 1957 Corvette C1
– 2006 Maybach 57S
– 2007 Maybach 62S
– 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom VIII
– 2018 Bentley Continental GT
– 2012 Dartz Prombron
– 1993 Lexus GX 300
Instead of considering him as a musician, we can say Jay-Z is a successful business person and an entrepreneur. Some sources say that it might be possible for him to reach a net worth of two billion dollars within one year through his investments.
4. PAUL MCCARTNEY – ($1.2 billion)
Around 2 years ago, Paul McCartney used to be on the top of this list, but nonetheless, he still manages to be in the 4th place of the list of richest musicians.
With a music career of more than 50 years, we can understand how Paul McCartney is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world. Not just a normal music career, but as a main member of The Beatles, and from this, you can surely understand how he is in the position where he is now.
Reports show that Paul McCartney earns around $70 million per year, which is not just from his songs but also from publishing copyrights of artists like Carl Perkins and Buddy Holly.
Apart from that, his primary sources of income include music royalties, the income he earned from his music career, etc.
McCartney owns various real estate properties in the UK and USA. in the United States, he owns a townhouse in New York that he purchased in 1984 for an amount of $1.88 million, and along with that, he also owns a penthouse in New York that he bought for $15.5 million in 2015.
Some other properties in the US include a house in East Hampton, a mansion in Beverly Hills, and a ranch in Tucson. Coming to the UK, he owns a 1500-acre estate located in East Sussex along with other properties in London and Scotland.
His car collection includes:
– Cadillac CTS
– 1965 Radford Mini Cooper S
– Lexus RX 400 H
– Volkswagen Beetle
– Land Rover IIA
– Aston Martin DB6
– 50s Ford Anglia (hot rod)
– 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT
With a net worth of $1.2 billion, Sir Paul McCartney stays in the 4th position on our list for today.
5. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER – ($1.2 billion) ($1.5 billion according to some sources)
During the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Lloyd Webber took a hit to his fortune which was estimated to be around £20 million, yet he manages to stay on the list of richest musicians.
As for the details regarding his losses, as we all know theatres were closed due to the pandemic and because of that he experienced a few losses as his theatres in the West End and on Broadway were closed.
According to the “Sunday Times” Rich List of 2019, it was mentioned that Andrew Lloyd Webber was named the richest musician in the UK while having a fortune of £820 million, and at that time, he even surpassed Paul McCartney.
Lloyd is famously known for his art collection, while he mainly focuses on Victorian paintings. Some of his works were presented at the Royal Academy in 2003.
6. SEAN COMBS – ($900 million)
Sean Combs, who is also popularly known as “P. Diddy” has a net worth of around $900 million according to the stats obtained on January 2022, and there are multiple streams that contribute to this wealth.
Keeping that aside, it has been said that P. Diddy earns around $130 million per year from various streams such as acting, singing, businesses, etc., and lives a life that equals the amount he earns.
Diddy has a house in East Hampton, which he bought for $2.45 million in 1998, which he uses for party purposes. He sold that for a whopping amount of $4.7 million.
Close to the Playboy Mansion, he owns a property (around 17,000 sq ft) in the Los Angeles suburban area of Holmby Hills. Diddy owns a property worth $5.25 million, which used to be the property of Kim Porter.
He also owns a mansion on Miami’s Star Island which was previously owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and this was the very recent property purchase he made. Now let’s take a look at this car collection:
– Chevrolet Corvette (1958)
– Ferrari 360 Modena Spider (2002)
– Ferrari F430 spider (2006)
– Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (2008)
– Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (2012)
– Maybach 57 (2016)
– Rolls Royce Phantom (2018)
– Cadillac Escalade (2019)
7. HERB ALPERT – ($850 million)
Although Herb Alpert might not be familiar to the millennials and Gen-Z, he’s one of the famous musicians in the past. It is estimated that around $4 million is the monthly income of Herb Alpert and compared to what he had in the year 2017, this increased his net worth by $220 million.
Like most of the celebrities on our list, he smokes, he drinks, and he makes a hefty amount of money through various streams of income. He’s also a fitness freak and takes a lot of concentration on his health.
Having a net worth of $850 million, Herb Alpert made it into our list and he is quite exquisitely known for his real estate and car collection.
Details are as follows:
As for the real estate properties he owns, Herb and his wife together own a house in Pacific Palisades that is worth around $2.6 million, among the other properties that we know of.
From some reliable sources, we have found out that the real estate properties owned by herb are valued at $125 million.
Coming to his car collection, Herb owns around 9 luxury cars and he belongs to the group of very few celebrities who own cars that are worth more than $4 million.
8. MADONNA – ($850 million)
Like some other celebrities in our list who need no introduction, we are now going to discuss Madonna who has been described as the pop queen for the past few decades.
There is no need to explain the fact that Madonna earns a hefty amount of money from her concerts only. And from some sources, it is reported that Madonna earns around a minimum of $7 million from various streams of income.
Madonna owns a mansion in Portugal, which is located on a property of 5.5 acres, and in that property, she has a 12000 sq ft townhouse with various amenities such as fireplaces, a wine cellar, an elevator, and so on.
She owns another property in Beverly Hills, a duplex house that is located in the Manhattan area, and some other properties located in places where other celebrities own properties.
Apart from her music concerts, Madonna also earns money from various businesses such as Maverick, truth or dare by Madonna, hard candy fitness, etc.
Not only does she earn money, but she also supports various charities and organizations such as Amnesty International, Live Earth, Save the Children, Make A Wish foundation, and UNICEF, and these are just a few of the foundations and charities that are supported by Madonna.
Like most people who have become rich, Madonna is also a college dropout, she has a fear of thunder, and she hates the colour orange by her gut.
Some of the famous cars owned by Madonna are as follows:
– Maybach 57
– Cooper 5
– Maybach 625
– Jaguar XE
– BMW 7 Series
9. DR. DRE – ($820 million)
The next person we are going to talk about is “Dr. Dre”, who is the 3rd richest rapper in the world. He’s a rapper, entrepreneur, and producer for many hip hop artists and rappers like Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and so on.
He’s among the people who started from the bottom and gained a lot of wealth, and with a net worth of $820 million, Dr. Dre is certainly a man worth knowing.
Currently, Dr. Dre is known to own (and mostly stays) three properties, which are located in California. He owns a Brentwood compound which was purchased from NFL superstar Tom Brady for a whopping amount of $40 million.
Dr. Dre also owns a house in Calabasas that happens to have a complete recording studio (which was worth around $4.9 million at the time he bought that). Additionally, he also owns a property in the gated community of Pacific Palisades, which is worth around $2.25 million.
He also owns properties located in Los Angeles, among which, one of the properties was listed for sale.
Dr. Dre’s car collection is as follows:
– Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe
– Cadillac Escalade
– Hummer H2
– Chrysler 300S
– Bentley Continental GT
10. DOLLY PARTON – ($805 million)
Being an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Dolly Parton has been in the music industry for the past 40 years while being famous for writing country songs.
She had a very successful career and is known to have 41 top-10 country albums and 25 number one singles. As a solo artist, Dolly sold more than 100 million records and earned more than $20 million in the form of loyalties.
Dolly lives in Brentwood in a house that’s around 3,300 sq ft, which she bought for an amount of $400,000 in 1999. It has been said that the property has 10 structures, a swimming pool, chapel, tennis court, and so on apart from many other things.
In collaboration with Herschend Family Entertainment, Dolly also owns a theme park known as Dollywood theme park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
11. CELINE DION – ($800 million)
Famously known for her singing skills, Céline Dion is another musician who took a place on our list. With a net worth of $800 million, it has been estimated that Celine earns around $40 to $50 million from various streams of income.
Celine owns a private jet, i.e., Bombardier Global Express Jet, which is the same type of jet owned by celebrities such as Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg.
This Canadian singer owns a Roll Royce Corniche, which is said to be her proudest asset. Her primary residences are located in Paris and Las Vegas, which are, a $10 million worth mansion in Paris and an 8,000 sq ft mansion in Vegas.
12. BONO – ($700 million)
Bono is the lead singer of the famous band “U2”, and he is not just a singer, but also a political activist, investor, and philanthropist.
As an accomplished businessman, Bono purchased the Clarence hotel in Dublin while it was a 70-room establishment, and he then refurbished it and changed it into a 49-bedroom five star hotel.
Bono is famously known for his real estate portfolio and he is also a board member of Elevation Partners, which is a private equity firm. He’s also a member of the board of directors of the company Zipline Drone Delivery.
It is said that Bono gained a lot of wealth after investing in Facebook with the help of his private equity fund Elevation Partners, by investing $210 million as a pre-IPO investment.
His car collection is also quite exquisite, which is as follows:
– Ford Cortina Mark III
– Mercedes 450 SEL
– Maserati Quattroporte
– Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI
13. JULIO IGLESIAS – ($600 million)
Julio Iglesias the Spanish singer who also sang in English, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. As a singer, Julio Iglesias recorded around 80 albums and sold more than 300 million copies (in 14 different languages).
Not only is he a musician, but he’s also the father of Enrique Iglesias who happens to be the heartthrob of young girls as well as a famous musician himself.
Most of the wealth accumulated by Julio Iglesias because of his valuable real estate portfolio. His primary residence is a house on Miami’s Indian Creek island, which is worth up to $25 million.
He also owns another property on the same island which he bought in 2012 for an amount of $15 million. Adding to that, he listed four empty lots on the same island for a hefty amount of $150 million.
It has been estimated that the real estate portfolio of Julio Iglesias is worth around $200 – $300 million (internationally). It doesn’t stop there because Julio Iglesias (along with Oscar de la Renta) owns the main airport in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
He also owns cars like “Seat 1430”, “Mercedes Benz 230 SL pagoda”, “Rolls Royce”, and so on.
14. JIMMY BUFFETT – ($600 million)
Jimmy Buffett is a singer, businessman, actor, and author who has a net worth of $600 million. From 2017 to 2019, Jimmy earned around $50 million per year from his music and business ventures.
Jimmy is involved with various business ventures other than music such as restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, and so on. All of his business ventures are part of his company named “Margaritaville Holdings”.
He’s also involved with developing a retirement village in Daytona Beach, Florida, which is named “Latitude Margaritaville”.
Most of his business ventures are named after his company “Margaritaville”. Jimmy’s primary residences are in Sag Harbor, New York, and he also owns properties in various places such as St. Barts.
Jimmy also has a pilot’s license, is an efficient pilot, and owns a Dassault Falcon 900. He also has a sailboat.
15. EMILIO ESTEFAN – ($500 million)
With a Cuban origin, Emilio Estefan is a Cuban-American musician, who is well known for his music during his era. He is a famous musician, and along with that, his wife Gloria Estefan is also a musician/producer who also contributed to his net worth.
Emilio Estefan has a net worth of $500 million, which is owned by him along with his wife Gloria Estefan.
His wife Gloria Estefan is a famous singer who has been able to sell around 130 million copies of her music records, which is quite impressive because Kanye West topped our list by selling 140 million copies.
16. ELTON JOHN – ($500 million)
It is common for American singers to become popular, yet Elton John a British singer was able to show his worth to the world while being able to acquire a net worth of $500 million, which is not an easy thing to do.
Coming to the various amazing things that he has done, he sold 300 million albums worldwide. He makes $80 million per year if he ever conducted a tour. For a show in Las Vegas, he earns around $500,000 per night.
Apart from what he earns, used to spend $2 million per month in the 1990s, which explains him a lot. Having said that, he’s a person who is very interested in art and real estate as he owns around $250 million worth of both together.
17. BEYONCÉ – ($500 million)
Beyoncé has been a heartthrob of young men for the past few years, and if you ask us about what we assume, it wouldn’t change for the next few years.
Having said that, Beyoncé is not only a musician but also an entrepreneur, businesswoman, actor, and it is true that we cannot describe all her talents.
Who already talked about her husband Jay-Z and now let’s talk about Beyoncé’s noticeable assets:
Coming to cars, she owns:
– Rolls Royce silver cloud
– Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR
– Pagani Zonda F
– Mercedes Benz Sprinter Limousine
– Mercedes Maybach Exelero
We could not be able to discuss her real estate properties because most of the properties owned by Beyoncé are also partly owned by Jay-Z.
18. VICTORIA BECKHAM – ($450 million)
She is the wife of David Beckham, who is a famous footballer, as you and I know, but she also happens to be a great musician herself.
Having said that, she has been able to procure her net worth from various streams of income such as advertisements, singing, and other businesses.
Her primary residence was purchased along with her husband David Beckham in 1999 for an amount of $3.3 million, which comprises 24 acres, and she also wanted to make sure that the property looked good, and because of that, the couple spent another $4 million for renovation and refurbishment.
In 2007, the couple bought a mansion in Beverly Hills, which was worth around $18.7 million while they bought it, and they sold it for an amount of $33 million in the year 2018.
Apart from that, they also own properties near London, Holland Park neighbourhood, and so on.
19. BARBRA STREISAND – ($400 million)
From a Jewish family residing in York, Barbra came from the bottom and reach a top position so that her name was echoed all around the world.
She received many awards and accolades, some of them even received from presidents such as Barack Obama, and this depicts her talent as a musician.
She is a famous art collector and has been known to own a collection that is worth around $20 million, and besides that, she takes place on our list while having a net worth of $400 million.
20. GARTH BROOKS – ($400 million)
Garth Brooks is another country musician, who has been able to take a place on our list because of having a net worth of $400 million, however, this is a combined net worth along with his wife Trisha Yearwood.
As for the noteworthy earnings of Garth, it has been mentioned that he earned as much as $90 million and was even mentioned as the highest-paid celebrity on the planet at times.
Garth owns houses in Tusla, Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee, and also in Malibu, California.
21. JENNIFER LOPEZ – ($400 million)
There is no need to have a separate introduction about Jennifer Lopez because she was the heartthrob of various young men from all around the world over the past few years.
She has been able to earn a significant amount of wealth from our music career and apart from that, she is also a dancer, fashion designer, producer, and finally a businesswoman.
Having a career that lasted around for more than 25 years, Jennifer can be described as a part of the A-list celebrities, who have been able to show their presence around the world.
In 2020 July, A-Rod and Jennifer Lopez, combinedly paid an amount of around $1.4 million to purchase a house in Encino, California.
Following that, in August 2020, Jennifer purchased a mansion on Miami’s star island, which is worth around $32.5 million. Jennifer is also crazy about various types of cars and also has an acquired taste for real estate properties.
22. JOHNNY MATHIS – ($400 million)
John Mathis is a famous musician who started from the bottom by performing in nightclubs and other parties.
He smokes, he drinks, and apart from that, he also earns money which made him get a place on our list. He received many awards because of his singing and he can be said as an established and astonishing singer.
His primary residence is in Hollywood Hills, where he has been residing for the past 56 years. Recently, it has been said that James’ house came across with a fire accident and was severely damaged.
He has a very good car collection, which probably we can say is the best luxury car collection in the world. He has cars such as Mercedes SL 550 sports, BMW 5 Series, and others.
23. SHANIA TWAIN – ($400 million)
The Canadian pop singer was also able to make her way to our list because she was able to acquire a net worth of $400 million because of her famous songwriting and singing skills.
She received many awards, was nominated for many billboard awards and was even able to acquire 27 BMI songwriter awards.
Not only does she owns a lot of money, but she is also a humanitarian and a pet lover and she has even been voted as a sexiest vegetarian alive by PETA in the year 2001.
24. TAYLOR SWIFT – ($400 million)
Taylor Swift because has been an extremely successful singer over the past few years while improving her fanbase.
She has even challenged many successful singers and was able to keep up to that challenge because of her success. It has been estimated that Taylor was able to sell around 200 million albums over her career.
From her touring years, it has been estimated that Taylor was able to earn around an amount of $150 million over her entire career. She can easily be said as a famous musician of the decade (especially among the female singers).
She acquired a real estate property of around $90 million over her career, which is quite impressive as she was able to outperform the celebrities who have been in the industry before her.
Noticeable assets :
Apart from her real estate properties, which we have discussed earlier, she also has a unique set of car collection which has been given below:
– Mercedes Maybach S560
– Cadillac Escalade
– Toyota Landcruiser
– Hummer H2
– Porsche 911
25. TRISHA YEARWOOD – ($400 million)
This is not just the net worth of Trisha Yearwood, but, this is the combined net worth of Trisha erode along with her husband Garth Brooks, whom we are going to discuss while going further.
Trisha Yearwood is a country singer, actress, and businesswoman, who has been able to acquire a net worth of $400 million along with her husband Garth Brooks.
You cannot take her lightly or as a person who wholly was dependent on her husband’s property because Trisha herself is a successful singer/musician who was able to show her worth to the world.
Even though Garth Brooks is a millionaire, Trisha herself contributed a lot towards that wealth.
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