World Top Richest Musicians – See Top 20 Richest Musicians & Their Net Worth

World Top Richest Musicians – See Top 20 Richest Musicians & Their Net Worth

In this 21st century, music is one of the major lucrative venture people have engaged into. To succeed in the music industry is very simple.

Artistes with good producers are making fame and money with every release into the market. However, there are a lot of competitions in the industry as nobody wishes to be hidden in anyway. Artistes need their albums to sell and their fans satisfied.

This article picks out 20 out of the thousands of wealthy musicians in the world. The list is not as it was last year, it has changed and this is a prove that the music industry is competitive.

World Top Richest Musicians – See Top 20 Richest Musicians & Their Net Worth

10. Coldplay $475 Million (Britain)

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Coldplay Band

 The ‘Coldplay’ is  a four-men British rock band formed in Britain (1996) whose members are Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion.

The founders, Chris Martin (the lead vocalist) and Jonny Buckland (the lead guitarist) started the band at the University College London, under the name ‘Pectoralz’, before bassist Guy Berryman and the drummer and backing vocalist, Will Champion, joined to the complete the band.

Their debut album “Parachutes” released in the year 2010, won the nominated Mercury Prize for the year. However, it was their first single album “Yellow” in the same year that rose them to stardom.

Coldplay have received so many Awards in the music industry, examples are; Grammy’s Award (the 51st Grammy’s Award) in 2008, NME’s Album of the Year, Best-selling Album Worldwide in 2015, Uk’s Best-Selling Rock Album of the Year in 2011, among others.

The group changed their name to ‘Coldplay‘ in 1998 after the two last people have joined. They have a current net-worth of $475 million.

9. Elton John $480 Million (Britain)

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Elton John

The British songwriter, compose, actor and pianist, Sir Elton Hercules John popularly known as Elton John is the second richest musician in the UK and the 9th richest in the World.

He built his fortune through selling of over millions of record in four decades. He has personally won six (6) Grammy Awards. Other Awards to his credit are Brit Awards which he has won four (4) times, an Academy Award, Tony Award and a Golden Globe Award among others.

His newest donation of £23.2 million to humanitarian causes, the arts and medicine made him to climb to 9th most generous man in Britain. According to Sunday Times’ Giving List John has given over £180 million since 2004 to humanitarian service.

John is the founder and life president of Watford Football Club which he founded 1976. His current net-worth is $480 million.

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8. Emilio Estefan $500 Million (America)

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Emilio Estefan

Estefan, Jr. is the 7th richest musician according to the World Top Richest Musicians list. He has a current net-worth of $500 million according to current data.

The famous songwriter, producer, actor and business tycoon is married to the songwriter and actress, Gloria Estefan  who is also doing well in the music industry.

Estefan is committed to raising talented up-coming artistes to stardom and has organised a lot of music events in the UK for the artistes. He has won 19 Grammy’s Award and other Awards before now.

His fame came first as a member of the Miami Sound Machine. In 2009, the couple became the first Hispanics to buy a minor ownership stake in an NFL team, the Miami Dolphins. Commissioner Jean Monestime in 2014 appointed Estefan as Miami Dade Special Ambassador.

7. Jay Z $550 Million (America)

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Jay Z

Shawn Corey Carter popularly known as Jay Z is an American rapper, actor and a businessman. He is one of the most successful musician in America. According to Forbes List 2015, he is worth $55o million and the 7th in the World Top Richest Musicians list.

Jay Z as he is fondly called has a lot of fortune both in the music industry and business world. He has won 21 Grammy Awards and has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s greatest rapper.

He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide and was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006.

World Top Richest Musicians – See Top 20 Richest Musicians & Their Net Worth

6. Madonna $560 Million (America)

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Madonna Louise

She is the first female to appear on the list. Her full name is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone and she has her source of wealth from diverse areas such as Music, Film, Fashion among others.

Usually reffered to as ‘Queen of Pop, she became a critics in the music industry following the controversies that arose regarding her albums. She signed into ‘Sire Records’ in 1982 and has tactfully made enormous success in the music industry.

Her business career also turned a new leave for her to make wealth. Madonna has also featured in some many films including ‘Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), ‘Dick Tracy’ (1990) and ‘Evita’ (1996).

The movie ‘Evita’ earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Atress. Her ever selling songs include; ‘Like A Virgin’, ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, ‘Like A Prayer’, ‘Take A Bow‘, ‘Hung Up’, ‘4Minutes’ among others.

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