There is a new song released on everyday in the world of music. There are different kind of artists for various types of music such as pop, rock music, hip-hop, jazz, classic etc. Different people are interested in a different style of music and these lead to the rise of the richest musicians that we know of today. It is no easy task to become a musician let alone make it a professional career. However, there are many who have done it in the music industry. But it does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of time, effort and dedication to make a decent living out of music. Then it takes, even more, perseverance and many failed attempts to become a popular artist and have a decent fan base.
However, it is a known fact that popular musicians in the industry have a huge fan base and they are worth several hundred million dollars to billion dollars. Here is a list of the top five richest musicians in the world.
5. Jay-Z – Net worth of $810 million
Jay-Z is a famous musician who also happens to be the married to an equally famous musician Beyonce. Their total wealth combined is believed to be over $1 Billion. According to the Forbes list 2017, Jay-Z’s fortunes rose 30% last year to give him net worth alone of $810 million. Jay-Z is known to have won more than 19 Grammy awards and has sold 100 million records altogether. He has also launched his own clothing company named Rocawear.
4. P. Diddy – Net worth of $820 million
P. Diddy as he is popularly called is known by many names such as Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, Sean John, Sean Combs etc. This kind of multiple names helps in the marketing strategy. He has gone beyond recordings of his own by managing his own label Bad Boy records. Diddy has also launched the professional careers of people such as Mase and Notorious B.I.G. Like many of the richest people in the world including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Kanye West etc., Puff Daddy is also a college dropout. According to Forbes ranking 2017, His net worth is approximately around $820 million.
3. Herb Alpert – Net worth of $850 million
Herb Alpert also known as Hubert Alpert is part of the Tijuana Brass Band. Along with the band, he has released a total of 28 albums on the Billboard charts which include five albums on the No.1 spot. Alpert has also won 9 Grammy awards, 14 certified Platinum albums, and 15 more Gold albums. His total sales worldwide exceed 72 million and his net worth is of around $850 million.
2. Paul McCartney – Net worth of $1.1 Billion
Paul McCartney, a part of The Beatles band has made it to the 2nd spot in this list. Paul McCartney was a member of The Beatles band who always leaves a mark somewhere. Paul McCartney has done several collaborations with popular artists such as Michael Jackson and of recent with Kanye West. His song Yesterday is the most covered song of all time and has been remade by more than 2,00 musicians and bands put together. All this adds up to his net worth of $1.1 Billion.
1. Andrew Lloyd Webber – Net worth of $1.2 Billion
Andrew Lloyd Webber may not be known by name to many people today. However, he remains the top in this list. Webber has penned 13 of the greatest hits of Broadway which include Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar etc. He has written two songs for the King of music Elvis Presley. Webber’s net worth is around $1.2 Billion making him No.1 in the list of richest musicians in the world.