Well, one of the most common searches on the internet is about the net worth and salary of celebrities. It is the same for the music artists too. Fans want to know about their favourite music artists’ wealth. So, here is the data for this year’s top 10 richest musicians in the world.
#10. Dolly Parton
Net Worth: $680 Million
A gem by heart and as honest in life as on camera- Dolly Patron ranks number 10 in the list of top 10 richest musicians in 2023 (April). She started her career as a songwriter before she became a singer in 1967. The number of songs written by her is astounding. She bags more than 3000 songs including ‘I Always Love You’, ‘Jolena’, and others. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Her career is not limited to singing only. She received Golden Globe Award for her role in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Moreover, she has received 11 Grammy awards in her lifetime and has been nominated for many prestigious awards and honours. Dolly is a businesswoman that also adds to her net worth. She is a philanthropist also.
Net Worth- $750 Million
Bono is one of the coolest musicians in the industry. He maintains his aura with the cool sunglasses on his eyes. His fans love his lively and strong attitude as he places himself in the position of a boss. However, the artists care for nature and are a part of many social activities. It is surprising that besides being a singer, songwriter and musician, the artist is a venture capitalist.
He is so popular among the Irish citizens that he got several terrorist threats in his life. Bono is a huge personality among all the music celebrities in the world. He has been awarded the Knighthood also.
#8. Celine Dion
Net Worth: $800 Million
One name that everyone expected in the list of the top 10 richest musicians in the world, and that is Celine Dion. She is the wealthiest celebrity from Canada who has sold more than 200 million records. After her song in Titanic ‘My Heart Will Go On’, she rode her success so well that it directly brought her into the top 10 list.
She released her songs in French and English and won many prestigious awards. She has the record for the greatest number of Residency concerts. In her Las Vegas show she took more than $500,000 per show. Recently she disclosed she had been diagnosed with stiff person disorder. Global Music Times wishes her a speedy recovery.
#7. Herb Alpert
Net Worth $840 Million
Hubert Alpert from the Tijuana Brass Band has lived a notable musical career.
He has released five Billboard albums and 28 total albums that landed on the Billboard charts. He has won 9 Grammy Awards in his career. Moreover, 14 albums are certified platinum and 15 are gold.
He is one of the biggest contributors to the world music. He has sold more than 72 million records worldwide. His records A&M (A stands for Alpert and M stands for Moss) contribute to his wealth to a great extent. He sold the record with his partner Jerry Moss for $500 million back in 1987. However, a breach of contract made them receive $200 million more.
Net Worth $850 Million
The lady has ruled the music and hearts of music lovers as no one has ever done. Since she began in the 80s, she had been unstoppable for years. Apart from her music career, she is a Golden Globe winner too. Moreover, she is a fashion designer, multiple children’s book writer, proprietor of a record named Maverick, and a series of health clubs.
Her tours contribute a major part to her wealth. She has performed in a greater number of live shows than any other female musician. Undoubtedly, she is the most hardworking woman in the show business.
#5. Sean Puffy Combs
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Welcome to the billionaire’s club with Sean “Puffy” Comb. Sean Combs is famous for his music marketing strategies. It is the collection of his song that gets him the 5th position on the list. Puff Daddy, Puffy, Sean John, Sean Combs, and P.Diddy names are associated with his marketing techniques. His musical career is not limited to his songs only. He owns a label named Bad Boy Entertainment.
The label launched artists like Mase and The Notorious B.I.G. He also has a fashion brand named Sean John Clothing Line and a very popular television show on MTV Making the Band.
#4. Andrew Lloyd Webber
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Well, many of you may not know his name, but you have listened to his songs for sure. ‘Broadway’ is synonymous with him. The English composer has composed some of the most famous songs and musicals. His hits include Think of Me, Bad Cinderella, Memory, The Point of No Return, The Phantom of the Opera, and others.
He still runs shows that make him earn profit out of them. His soundtracks, merchandise, ticket sales, and film adaptations contribute to his annual income. He even earns royalties from two tracks he wrote for the best Elvis Presley.
#3. Paul McCartney
Net Worth: $1.25 Billion
The member of the Beatles Paul McCartney rules the top 3 wealthiest list just like he rules in the heart of millions. He with John Lennon shared the credits for writing all the songs of the band. This secures both their wealth and regular income even today.
Paul McCartney has kept himself relevant through decades by making collaborations with the band Wings, Pop King Michael Jackson, and rapper Kanye West. Paul has written 32 songs that charted #1 on Billboard Hot 100. He also received Knighthood and other international honours for his contribution to music.
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Rihanna took the internet by storm when she appeared in the music scene. She is a singer, songwriter, investor, and entrepreneur. Approximately $1.4 billion of her net worth comes from her businesses. Like other celebrities Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Arian Grande, she also has a beauty brand named Fenty Beauty.
Moreover, she owns a lingerie brand called Savage x Fenty. She also earns from her social media presence. Rihanna is one of the highest-paid social media celebrities on Instagram.
#1. Jay Z
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
Part-time musician and full-time businessman- Jay Z has more than 19 Grammys in his belt. He has sold more than 100 million records. Moreover, he owns a fashion brand and record label called Rocawear and Roc-A-Fella respectively.
In the last year, he added more than $900 million which brought him to #1 on the top 10 richest musicians at present. Crowned as a billionaire in 2019, he almost tripled his net worth in the last 3 years.
You know what Kanye West was in the top 3 richest musicians last year with an
astounding net worth of $1.6 billion. But within the past 1 year, he lost $1.2 billion and now his net worth is just $400 million. For three years, he was on the Forbes billionaire list. However, last year Adidas terminated the contract of Yeezy Sneakers’ partnership with West, losing him 75% of his net worth. His antisemitic remarks have thrown him out of the top 10 richest musicians list.