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World Richest Musicians

World Richest Musicians
Written by Zack Motion

With a net worth of roughly $1.28 Billion, Paul McCartney is the wealthiest musicians in the world, followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber ($1.2 Billion), Jay Z($1 Billion); and Herb Alpert ($850 Million). Sean Combs – Diddy is the fifth-richest musician in the world, with an $825 million fortune. Dr. Dre ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $800 Million, followed by Madonna with $580 Million. Who are the richest musicians in the world?

Music is one thing that majorly is loved by every individual, and there are different genres as well, which go well with what your mood is. Even if you are working, music pumps up your air, or if you are feeling low, you listen to soothing music; it would lift your mood. Many great musicians in the world have created great music. Musicians earn amazingly well from their live concerts and albums. Some musicians are famous in their respective countries and worldwide, and they have made the fame and love from the music they have created over time and reached out to the maximum audience. Here are the top 100 richest musicians in the world who have contributed to the music industry for years and are still very much actively contributing to the music industry:

World Richest Musicians

World Richest Musicians

World’s Richest Musicians, 2021

Rank Name Net worth Country
1 Paul McCartney $1.28 Billion United kingdom
2 Andrew Lloyd Webber $1.2 Billion United kingdom
3 Jay Z $1 Billion United states
4 Herb Alpert $850 Million United states
5 Sean Combs – Diddy $825 Million United states
6 Dr. Dre $800 Million United states
7 Madonna $580 Million United states
8 Emilio Estefan $500 Million United states
9 Elton John $480 Million United kingdom
10 Coldplay $475 Million United kingdom
11 Jimmy Buffett $430 Million United states
12 Mick Jagger $360 Million United kingdom
13 Ringo Starr $350 Million United kingdom
14 Bruce Springsteen $345 Million United states
15 Keith Richards $340 Million United kingdom
16 Neil Sedaka $300 Million United states
17 Gene Simmons $300 Million United states
18 Jon Bon Jovi $300 Million United states
19 Sting $300 Million United kingdom
20 L.A. Reid $300 Million United states
21 Dhani Harrison $275 Million United kingdom
22 Lady Gaga $275 Million United states
23 Roger Waters $270 Million United kingdom
24 Phil Collins $260 Million United kingdom
25 Tim Rice $250 Million United kingdom
26 Eric Clapton $250 Million United kingdom
27 Master P $250 Million United states
28 Rod Stewart $235 Million United kingdom
29 David Bowie $230 Million United kingdom
30 Ozzy Osbourne $220 Million United kingdom
31 Lou Adler $200 Million United states
32 Sean Lennon $200 Million United states
33 Don Henley $200 Million United states
34 Lars Ulrich $200 Million Denmark
35 Tony Bennett $200 Million United states
36 Usher $180 Million United states
37 Billy Joel $180 Million United states
38 Brian May $175 Million United kingdom
39 George Michael $175 Million United kingdom
40 Robert Plant $170 Million United kingdom
41 Roger Taylor $170 Million United kingdom
42 Jimmy Page $170 Million United kingdom
43 50 Cent $155 Million United states
44 Courtney Love $150 Million United states
45 Burt Bacharach $150 Million United states
46 Tony Iommi $140 Million United kingdom
47 David Gilmour $140 Million United kingdom
48 Paul Stanley $125 Million United states
49 Flea $115 Million United states
50 John Deacon $115 Million United kingdom
51 Birdman $110 Million United states
52 Pete Townshend $105 Million United kingdom
53 John Williams $100 Million United states
54 Phil Spector $100 Million United states
55 Malcolm Young $100 Million Australia
56 Nick Mason $100 Million United kingdom
57 Eminem $100 Million United states
58 Mark Knopfler $95 Million United kingdom
59 Hans Zimmer $90 Million Germany
60 Cliff Richard $90 Million United kingdom
61 Van Morrison $90 Million United kingdom
62 Eddie Vedder $90 Million United states
63 Tim Mcgraw $85 Million United states
64 Steven Van Zandt $80 Million United states
65 Kid Rock $80 Million United states
66 Frankie Valli $80 Million United states
67 John Paul Jones $80 Million United kingdom
68 Stevie Nicks $75 Million United states
69 Brian Wilson $75 Million United states
70 Guy Berryman $75 Million United kingdom
71 Jonny Buckland $75 Million United kingdom
72 Will Champion $75 Million United kingdom
73 Nicki Minaj $75 Million United states
74 John Fogerty $70 Million United states
75 Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) $70 Million France
6 Glenn Frey $70 Million United states
77 Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run $70 Million United states
78 Peter Gabriel $70 Million United kingdom
79 Ayumi Hamasaki $70 Million Japan
80 Jay Kay $70 Million United kingdom
81 Bernie Taupin $70 Million United kingdom
82 Stone Gossard $65 Million United states
83 Busta Rhymes $65 Million United states
84 Jon Fishman $65 Million United states
85 Roger Daltrey $65 Million United kingdom
86 Richie Sambora $65 Million United states
87 Swizz Beatz $65 Million United states
88 Paul van Dyk $60 Million Germany
89 Simon Le Bon $60 Million United kingdom
90 Nelly $60 Million United states
91 Brian Eno $60 Million United kingdom
92 Steve Harris $60 Million United kingdom
93 Michael Anthony $60 Million United states
94 Noel Gallagher $60 Million United kingdom
95 Billy Gibbons $55 Million United states
96 Page McConnell $55 Million United states
97 Billie Joe Armstrong $55 Million United states
98 Wiz Khalifa $55 Million United states
99 Mike Dirnt $50 Million United states
100 John McVie $50 Million United kingdom

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

Paul McCartney: Born on 18 June 1942 (72 years), Sir James Paul McCartney was the co-lead vocalist and bassist of the world-famous band “The Beatles.” Back in 1970, he also led The Wings. His genres include rock, pop, classical, and electrical. He has a good command of vocals, bass guitar, guitar, and keyboards.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: He is one of the greatest and world-known musicians of all times; he was born on 22 March 1948(72 years). He is a composer, songwriter, theatre director, television personality, and businessman. He plays piano, the violin, and the French horn, which he had started playing at the age of 06 years.

Jay Z: Born on 4 December 1969, Shawn Corey Carter is widely known as Jay Z, an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and businessman. In the history of music, he has been named the most influential hip hop artist. He has 75 million singles worldwide and has won many awards, including The Grammy, which he has won 22 times.

Herb Alpert: The man who led ‘The Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ was born on 31 March 1935 was a world-famous American trumpeter. His main instruments were piano and trumpet. He was given Grammy’s lifetime award in 2007.

Sean Combs: The world knows him as Diddy. Sean John Combs, born on 4 November 1969, is also addressed as puff daddy or puffy. He has an honorary doctorate in humanities from Howard University. Sean is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is also featured in films like Made (2001), Get him to Greek (2010), etc. Diddy’s genre includes hip hop and R&B.

Dr. Dre: Dr. Dre is a rapper, audio engineer, and entrepreneur. The artist has expertise in playing many instruments: synthesizer, drum machine, sampler, and keyboard. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats electronics. Dr. Dre also marked his appearance in movies like Set if off (1996), the defiant ones (2017), etc. He is also featured in the biography named Straight outta Compton.

Madonna: Madonna, born on 16 August 1958, is an American singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. She has also been given the title of “Queen of Pop’ and is also certified as ‘Bestselling female music artist of all time’. Madonna is a proud founder of the Ray of Light Foundation. Madonna’s expertise is in pop, electronic, and dancing.

Emilio Estefan Gomez: Emilio is a Cuban American musician-producer and has won 19 Grammy awards. He is a well-known producer, actor, entrepreneur, and owns multiple business firms. He is also associated with the famous label Sony. Emilio and his wife have been awarded the “Presidential medal of freedom” by Barack Obama in 2015.

Elton John: Elton Hercules John plays piano and keyboard. Elton is a singer, pianist, and composer. He has acted in films such as Born to Boogie (1972), South Park (1998). His notable feature was in the fabulous show “The Simpsons” (1998). His genres are rock-pop rock, glam rock, and soft rock.

Coldplay: It is a world-famous British rock band which was formed in London in 1996. Their genre is alternative rock, pop-rock, post-Britpop, and pop. Their last hit was “something just like this.” The band has been nominated for many awards, such as the teen choice awards for choice rock song and the year’s famous Brit award song.

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