The 20 Richest Musicians!
By Patricia Tena
eventFebruary 13, 2017
Coldplay – $475 million
The British rock band known as Coldplay was formed in 1996, and they have been unstoppable in the music world ever since.
Madonna – $560 million
Madonna, or the "Queen of Pop," has left a big bold mark on the music industry. She's known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream pop music.
Diddy – $750 million
Sean Combs, or Diddy as he currently goes by, is a hip hop industry mogul. He used to work as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his label, Bad Boy Entertainment.
Paul McCartney – $1.24 billion
Sir James Paul McCartney claimed international fame after forming the legendary rock band, The Beatles. He is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time.
Jay Z – $550 million
Shawn Corey Carter, better known professionally as Jay Z, is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists in America. And, he's married to musical sensation Beyoncé.
Jon Bon Jovi – $300 million
Everyone knows this singer-songwriter as the frontman of rock band Bon Jovi. In addition to his successful music career, Jon pursued some acting, as well.
Gene Simmons – $300 million
Gene Simmons is best known for rocking out on the bass with his face covered in makeup alongside the other members of the band Kiss.
Mick Jagger – $360 million
No, we're not talking about the Maroon 5 song--but, the actual legend Mick Jagger. He was a founding member of the Rolling Stones and their iconic lead singer.
Shania Twain – $350 million
Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain has spent nearly 25 years in the music industry and is one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Dr. Dre – $700 million
The rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur known as Dr. Dre is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
Elton John – $450 million
Sir Elton John is internationally known for his five-decade career, and for selling more than 300 million records--making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
Keith Richards – $340 million
English musician Keith Richards is a pretty big deal. He's a best-selling memoirist, and a founding member of rock band the Rolling Stones.
Dolly Parton – $500 million
Dolly Parton is a country music legend and is considered the most honored female country performer of all time. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Herb Alpert – $850 million
Musician Herb Alpert is most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB.
Jimmy Buffet – $430 million
Jimmy is known for his legendary music and for portraying an "island escapism" lifestyle. He also owns the Margaritaville Cafe chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise chain.
Bruce Springsteen – $345 million
You might recognize this talented musician as "The Boss," but he's best known for his work with his E Street Band and winning a numerous amount of musical awards.
Sting – $300 million
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, or otherwise better known as the English singer, Sting--used to rock out with The Police before he went solo.
Emilio Estefan – $500 million
Surely you recognize this last name--Emilio Estefan is the husband of Gloria Estefan. His career as a musician and producer has earned him 19 Grammy Awards.
L.A. Reid – $300 million
Music executive L.A. Reid has done it all--he's currently the chairman and CEO of Epic Records, and he also helped numerous musicians achieve multi-platinum sales.
Andrew Lloyd Webber – $1.2 billion
Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed some of the most widely successful broadway musicals of all time--one his more popular musicals is The Phantom of the Opera.