November 28, 2019

The Top 10 Richest Musicians in the World 2020

This list is covered by people I would rather refer to as legends. They have conquered the industry and also paved ways for other artistes to become way more popular and successful. The likes of Jay-Z and Dr Dre has influenced a lot of people and are obviously good leaders.

These musicians are so rich. They could acquire any sort of luxury they really want and have lots of records sold. Endorsement deals are easy for them to get but the more interesting fact is that some of them have huge brands that are actually doing the endorsings.

Go below to continue reading about the 10 Richest Musicians in the world and how much they are worth.

Paul McCartney
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1) Paul McCartney
Net Worth - $1.2 Billion

Wealthygorilla places Paul McCartney net worth at $1.2 billion. With this much, McCartney is the richest musician in the world.

According to Forbes, He pulled in $17.8 million from four South American shows in 2019, bringing his solo career earning total in Latin America to $101 million.

According to networthbuzz, McCartney is the winner of 18 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

Chron states, Between that somewhat popular band from Liverpool, the Beatles, and his solo career, McCartney has sold more than 100 million albums and 100 million singles. He has 60 gold albums, all over the world.

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries in 2006, The Beatles are the biggest popular music act of all time, with over 400 million albums sold officially, while the total number of all Beatles' records sold was over 1 billion copies.


According to Bornrich, McCartney has various mansions in different locations. The first is his peamarsh mansion in Sussex, England and it's a 1,500 acre estate. It is said to be where he spends much of his married life. He has another called the St. John's wood which is located in London and has neighbors such as JK Rowling, Madonna, Kate Moss and more.

The Beverly Hills house which he bought for $4 million and located in posh area of Beverly Hills, California. McCartney also owns a lavish Manhattan apartment in West 54th street, Manhattan, New York.

Andrew Lloyd Webber
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2) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Net Worth - $1.2 Billion

therichest tags the net worth of Andrew Lloyd Webber at $1.2 Billion. He is the second richest musician in the world after Paul McCartney.

According to Forbes, Professional productions of his shows have sold more than 330 million tickets in more than 80 countries, more than 125 million of them in the U.S. His cast recordings have resulted in more than 40 million album sales.

Lloyd Webber has won seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, one Golden Globe, two BRIT awards, 14 Ivor Novello awards and an Oscar.

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Jay Z
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3) Jay Z
Net Worth - $1Billion

Jay Z net worth in 2020 is estimated at a billion dollars according to Forbes. Jay Z has managed to broaden his line of wealth. Forbes did put the following into consideration while calculating his net worth; His Armand De Brignac, Cash & Investment, D'Usse Venture, Tidal streaming service, Roc Nation, $75 million music catalog, Real estate and art collection.

According to investopedia, Jay-Z's celebrity endorsement deals include the Anheuser-Busch beer Budweiser, Samsung Group and the Brooklyn Nets, a National Basketball Association team.

According to businessinsider, The most money he made from a solo tour was in 2017 during his "4:44 Tour," which netted $48.7 million. That same year, Jay-Z signed a 10-year deal with Live Nation for $200 million.

In 1999, he cofounded the clothing company Rocawear, which he then sold in 2007 for $204 million.

Wikipedia says Jay-Z is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 100 million records sold worldwide.

therichest made a list of richest things bought by rapper, Jay Z and they were; $5 million Beyonce engagement ring, his $5 million Hublot watch, a $600,000 sold gold rocking horse for blue ivy, a nursery in the Baclays center for blue ivy which he pays $1 million annually, $56 million Aspiro Company, a $20 million private island etc.

Herb Alpert
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4) Herb Alpert
Net Worth - $850 million

Celebritynetworth pegs the net worth of Herb Alpert at $850 million. Alpert is an American musician and Music Industry executive.

According to Wikipedia, Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. Alpert has sold 72 million records worldwide.




Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968) and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).

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P Diddy
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5) Puff Sean Diddy
Net Worth - $820 million

Puff Diddy net worth is estimated at a stunning net worth of $820 million according to manshealth. He is the fifth richest musician in the world.

According to celebrityendorsers, P Diddy has an endorsement deal with these big brands AQUAhydrate, Burger King, Ciroc, DeLeon, DeLeón Tequila.

Digitalspy in 2016 reported that during the Bad Boy Reunion Concert that Sean Combs threw his $500,000 worth diamond chain into the crowd.

According to Cnbc, Combs took home an estimated $70 million when Global Brand Groups purchased a stake in his clothing company Sean John, Forbes reports. He still owns a reported 20 percent of the company in November 2016.

Moneyinc took us to the rappers garage through their publication on Diddy's car collection. The outrageous vehicles include a Maybach 57, Jeep Wrangler unlimited, 1958 Corvette, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and Phantom Drophead Coupé.

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Dr Dre
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6) Dr Dre
Net Worth - $800 million

Forbes ranks Dr Dre's net worth at $800 million. He is 54 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. Celebrityendorsers says Dr Dre has been endorsed to Chrysler, Coors light, Dr Pepper, St. Ideas etc.

From billboard, Dr Dre from his two studio albums, The Chronic and Dr Dre sold 5.8 million and 7.9 million respectively.

According to Moneyinc, In 2001, Dr. Dre greatly increased his net worth when he sold part of his shares of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records for $52 million. That year, Rolling Stone Magazine named him the second highest paid artist of the year. That year, his royalties alone earned him over $11.4 million.

In May 2014, Apple Inc. bought Beats by Dr Dre for $3 billion. This was Apple’s most expensive purchase to date.

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Celine Dion
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7) Celine Dion
Net Worth - $800 million

Celine Dion is among the richest musicians in the world. Celine Dion net worth is estimated at $800 million according to Wealthygorilla.

According to Wikipedia, She remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide. Her concert tours and Las Vegas residencies have grossed over $1.4 billion, making her one of the most profitable live performers of all time.

therichest made a list of the most expensive things bought by Celine Dion and they include Bombardier BD-700 Express, a gulf court, her over $20 million South Florida home, Maybach 62, Paris real estate, a 1995 white rare Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible and her Montreal private island mansion.

Bono
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8) Bono
Net Worth - $700 million

Celebritynetworth has Bono's net worth at $700 million. He is the 8th richest musician in the world and he's 60 years old. Bono is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.


According to express, Bono and the U2 band has sold more than 170 million albums worldwide and has won 22 Grammy Awards - more than any other rock band.

Bono writes the lyrics for almost all U2 songs, which often have social and political themes.

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Rihanna
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9) Rihanna
Net Worth - $600 million

Rihanna has an estimated net worth of $600 million according to Cnbc. She is the richest female singer in the world after singer Celine Dion. She's earned nine Grammy awards and established herself as a music icon.

Rihanna's wealth comes from her partnership with LVMH. Fenty Beauty, the makeup line that she co-owns with the luxury goods conglomerate, generated a reported $72 million in sales in just its first full month in 2017 and about $570 million in sales by the end of 2018.

According to ROC Nation, she has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks worldwide making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She's put out 8 albums, achieved 14 number-one singles and won 8 Grammy Awards.

According to ledgernetworth, Rihanna lives is in New York where she lives in a penthouse that has a total value of more than 10 million. Rihanna Car Collection includes A Porsche 997 Turbo, The Chevy Suburban, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes Maybach 575, and Lamborghini Aventador.

Madonna
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10) Madonna
Net Worth - $590 Million

Wealthygorilla ranks Madonna net worth at $590 million. She closes the list of richest musicians in the world 2020. Celebrityendorsers states that Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, Alexander Wang, BMW, Chimento are among the top brands she has endorsed.



According to Wikipedia, Guinness World Records listed Madonna as the best-selling female recording artist of all time, with more than 300 million records sold during her career.

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Conclusion
Let's take a recap of the whole list

  • Paul McCartney 
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber 
  • Jay Z 
  • Herb Alpert 
  • Puff Diddy 
  • Dr Dre 
  • Celine Dion 
  • Bono 
  • Rihanna 
  • Madonna 

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