Has it been a while that you were curious about the richest singers in the world? If so, here your hunt comes to an end since we will be discussing in dept about the leading wealthiest singers known to the current world. Starting from Paul McCartney to Sting, there are few popular figures from the music industry who have swept the particular list. Through the decades of their singing career, they have not only been the lead vocalist of their bands but have also been the lead money makers. Continue reading to get hold of the complete list.
Top Ten Richest Singers in the World
The countdown for the record of top ten wealthiest singers in the world begins here.
1. Paul McCartney
Counting the rising cost of fame, Paul McCartney is the richest singer in the world with a net worth of $800 million. Being a composer and multi-instrumentalist of the legendary Beatles, he has achieved international fame as the most celebrated singer of the 20th century. Moreover in the words of “Guinness World Records” Paul is in fact the most successful composer cum recording artist of all time. The 71 years old Beatles member was born and brought up in Liverpool, England.
Hit American pop singer, Madonna has not only made an entry into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but has also swept the second position as the wealthiest singer in the world. The 54 year old signed her first record deal in 1982 and today after a span of three decades of singing career she has made a whooping amount of $650 million. She is popular for incessantly reinventing both her image and music and also for retaining a standard of independence within the recording industry.
From being an argumentative, restless child; Paul David Hewson notorious as Bono grew up to be one of the most famous singers of contemporary time. Irish by birth, he is the lead lyricist and vocalist of U2 – a Dublin based rock band. Among many awards and accolades, Bono was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was also honoured as the “Time Person of the Year” in 2005. He is not only one of the “100 Greatest Britons” but is also one of the richest musicians with a net worth of $600 million.
4. Mariah Carey
With eighteen top hits and over 200 million records sold globally, Mariah Carey definitely deserves the fourth position among the top 10 wealthiest singers in the world. She enjoys a status of being the best-selling female artist of the millennium along with opulent wealth of $500 million value. Till date Mariah can be credited for winning five Grammy Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 17 World Music Awards and 31 Billboard Music Awards. Even Guinness World Records could not resist naming her as the “songbird supreme”.
Jay-Z is the guru in the world of hip-hop with seventeen Grammy Awards, 50 million records sold internationally and prosperity worth $500 million. Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are two of his albums that have enhanced his success story by continuously ranked as the best.
6. Elton John
It is certainly a feat to be listed among the most successful pop artists and Elton John is one amid them. “Empty Sky” – 1969 was his first solo and 44 years down the lane he has produced more than 25 top 10 pop hits and 9 no. 1 hits in the United States. Apart from being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, he also has a reputation for winning six Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, four Brit Awards and an Academy Award. Currently he possesses wealth worth $320 million.
Pooled in with natural melodic skills, incredible stage shows and vibrant personality has established the American singer, Beyonce as one amid the richest singers of contemporary time. The vocalist cum songwriter of the world’s best selling girl group – Destiny’s Child has garnered net worth of $315 million through her victorious singing career. In a career of 16 years Beyonce was awarded with 17 Grammy Awards and is acknowledged as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000’s.
Sting became a well known name when he tried to expand the territories of pop music by fusing the distinctive elements reggae, new age, jazz, classical and world beat into his melody. Initially he started his career through the famous rock band, The Police and later shifted to solo performances. Spanning a musical profession of 4 decades, Sting has collected 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, 1 Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and net worth of $290 million.
9. Dave Matthews
The main vocalist of the Dave Matthews Band, Dave Matthews has produced some of the finest songs from 2000 to 2010. These numbers have earned him maximum money in his career till now and have afforded him a position among the top 10 wealthiest singers of the world. Currently he owns wealth worth $250 million. In 2004 he was complimented with the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance award.
10. David Bowie
Prominent as an innovator in the world of music, David Bowie gained public attention for the first time during the summer of 1969. Since then he has been enthralling the music lovers of the world with his electrifying and distinct voice and songs. Today he is the master of $215 million and stands tall among the top 10 wealthiest singers. David was born on 8th January, 1947 in Brixton, London.