List Of The Richest Musicians In The World + Net Worth(top 50)

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Kanye West is the richest musician in the world. Over time people have been searching the net to know who is the richest musician in the world. This list contains the top 10 richest musicians in the world, according to Forbes.

Top 10 Richest Musicians in The World

Kanye West becomes the wealthiest musician in the world in 2020. According to Forbes,’ Ye’s Yeezy brand, which he owns, falls under the Adidas umbrella, which helped push him over the $1 billion mark.

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Most entertainers especially those in the music industry are no doubt among the world’s highest earners, apart from Endorsements deals, live concerts, TV presentations, and side business passions they also make money from album sales which each successful musicians sell more than ten million copies of their albums, now you see how high net worth comes in play.

List Of The Richest Musicians In The World And Their Net Worth

1) Kanye West: Net Worth $1.3billion

According to Forbes, Kanye West became a billionaire as of April 2020, which also made him the richest musician in the world topping fellow rapper Jay-Z.

Kanye West is a rapper, which is also married to Kim Kardashian, although Forbes pegged his net worth at $1.3billion, Kanye West disagreed with Forbes, he said it is more than that.

“It’s not a billion,” he allegedly texted the reporters Thursday night. “It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”

Kanye West tops the list of the richest musicians in the world.

2) Andrew Lloyd Webber: Net Worth $1.28billion

2nd on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World


Andrew Lloyd Webber was the wealthiest musician in the world. He was born on March 22, 1948.

He is an English composer and impresario of the musical theatre having received several awards, which include, a knighthood in 1992 and a Grammy award.

Despite dropping from the first position Andrew Lloyd Webber is still second among the richest musicians in the world list.


3) Paul Mccartney: Net worth $1.2billion

3rd on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World


Paul Mccartney, born June 18, 1942, is currently the second richest on the list, he is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.

He gained his fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band(the Beatles)in 1988 and 1999.

He is an 18-time Grammy Award winner.


4) Jay Z: Net worth $1billion

4th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World

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Jay Z was born on December 4, 1969. He is the number three(3) on the list

Jay Z is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and record executive.

He is also the owner of a big record label called “ROC NATION,” featuring top artists like Dj Khalid, Rihanna, and others.

In 1999, he founded the clothing brand “Rocawear,” considering to be the best rapper alive Jay Z has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards. All these coupled together made him one of the richest musicians in the world.


5) Herb Alpert: Net worth $880million

5th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World

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Herb Alpert was born March 31, 1935, apart from being a musician he is also an artist, Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the “A” of A&M Records.

Alpert is also a creator of abstract expressionist paintings and sculptures over some decades ago. He is also a nine times Grammy Awards winner.

6) P Daddy: Net worth $825million

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6th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World 

Sean John Combs, whose stage names are “Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy or Diddy,” was born November 4, 1969.

P. Diddy worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, in 1993.

He also launched his clothing line in 1998 and also a winner of three Grammy awards.

7) Dr. Dre: Net worth $800million

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7th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World 

Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and even an entrepreneur, CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

His real name is Andre Romelle Young, He was born on February 18, 1965.

Dr. Dre has won a total of six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

In July 2008, Dr. Dre released his first brand of headphones, called Beats by Dr. Dre. with an icon logo b, In May 2014, Apple technology purchased the Beats brand(beats by Dr. Dre ) for $3 billion making him the wealthiest musician then.

8) Bono: Net worth $700million

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8th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World 

Paul David Hewson, with the stage name Bono, was born May 10, 1960, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.

Bono was born and raised in Dublin. He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of a rock band.

9) Rihanna: Net worth $600 million

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9th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World 

Rihanna, which is now officially the richest female musician in the world, is among the top 10 richest musicians in the world

She is far richer than Madonna, Celine Dion, and even Beyoncé. According to her record label, Roc Nation, she has sold more than 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks, making her the second-best-selling digital artist of all time.

Rihanna also featured in some popular movies Like.

Ocean’s 8 Nine Ball 2018.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Bubble 2017.
Home Tip 2015.
Rihanna: No Regrets Episodes (2014)
Bates Motel Marion Crane 61 Episodes (2013-2017)
This Is The End Rihanna 2013.
Battleship Petty Officer Cora “Weps” Raikes 2012.
Las Vegas Herself 1 Episode (2005)

10) Madonna: New worth $590million

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10th on the Top 10 Richest Musicians In The World 

Real name Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on August 16, 1958. In Michigan, which she later moved to New York City, she is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She was referred to as the “Queen of Pop” since the 1980s.

Madonna Louise Ciccone, who is among the richest female musicians, also finds a spot on the world’s richest musicians review with her being on the ten places.


Kanye West became the world richest musician in April 2020 when Forbes announced his net worth to be  $1.3billion, thereby surpassing his fellow rapper Jay-z.

In the past few years, Kanye West was just a millionaire with a few million to his name, but that is not enough to compete with billionaires. Big ups for him because he is now rolling with billionaires.

I know you would be wondering how Kanye’s net worth skyrocketed in a blink of an eye, well music is not only his source of income but from his footwear and apparel brand, Yeezy, which Bank of America valued at $3 billion in 2020, making him the richest musician in 2021.

 Kanye West owns $21 million in real estate, a $3.8 million car collection, and $297,050 worth of livestock, According to Forbes reports.

Mariah Carey fell out of the list, her net worth is pegged at $535 Million placing her at the 11th spot, She hasn’t made any significant moves lately, but that goes to show you the power of striking while the iron is hot, saving, and reinvesting.

Michael Jackson would have been on this list, but some obstacles are hindering it like he passed on so early, and he was known to accumulate debt as well.

Although his net worth is said to be $500 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth, we never can tell if it’s more than that because he already passed on RIP to him.

Beyoncé, who is the wife to the former billionaire musician Jay-z might be included on this list if there is a boom in her clothing lines, and product endorsements, Nevertheless, her net worth is $500 million.

Bing Crosby, an American singer, comedian, and actor might be included on this list someday since his net worth is estimated to be $550 million.

Celine Dion, Celine Dion, was meant to be on this list. Still, we are not so sure about her net worth, and recently,  most top websites have it that her net worth is $800 Million surpassing Rihanna, which her net worth is pegged at $600 Million.

Recently Forbes Featured Rihanna as the world’s richest female musician, so with this fact, we are not sure about Celine Dion’s net worth, but there is still room for change should in case we confirm her net worth she will be included in the list.

Other Richest Musicians In The World

Here are the lists of possible richest musicians that can be can added to our top 10 list.

NameNet Worth
Jimmy Buffett$550 Million
Emilio Estefan$500 Million
Elton John$500 Million
Bruce Springsteen$500 Million
Jon Bon Jovi$410 Million
Sting$400 Million
Taylor Swift$360 Million
Mick Jagger$360 Million
Ringo Starr$350 Million
Lars Ulrich$350 Million
Gene Simmons$350 Million
Keith Richards$340 Million
Katy Perry$330 Million
Mariah Carey$320 Million
Dave Grohl$320 Million
Lady Gaga$320 Million
Roger Waters$310 Million
Eric Clapton$300 Million
L. A. Reid$300 Million
Dave Matthews$300 Million
Justin Bieber$285 Million
Dhani Harrison$275 Million
Phil Collins$260 Million
Tim Rice$250 Million
Tina Turner$250 Million
Diana Ross$250 Million
Rod Stewart$235 Million
Justin Timberlake$230 Million
Eminem$230 Million
Billy Joel$225 Million
Ozzy Osbourne$220 Million
Brian May$210 Million
Don Henley$205 Million
Sean Lennon$200 Million
Master P$200 Million
Roger Taylor$200 Million
Tony Bennett$200 Million
Don Henley$200 Million
George Michael$200 Million
Janet Jackson$190 Million
Adele$185 Million
Usher$180 Million
Bob Dylan$180 Million
Robert Plant$170 Million
Jimmy Page$170 Million
Paul Stanley$170 Million
John Deacon$170 Million
Burt Bacharach$160 Million


This is the current updated list in 2021, Getting rich involves building and adding an amount of value to the world.

The rankings of the world’s richest musicians list are subjected to change at the end of every year, so if you feel your favourite singer is not on this list, stay tuned as it might be added in the future.

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