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


5. Dr. Dre $700 Million (America)

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Dr. Dre

Andre Romelle Young fondly called Dr. Dre is the World’s 5th most richest musician who has built fortune for himself through music production and rapping.

On 11th August 2011, Dr Dre reportedly sold 50% stake in Beats Electronics, the headphone company to Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC for £191 million ($310m).

In 2014, Dr. Dre is the second richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes list with a net worth of $550 million. He was at the top of the 2015 Forbes list, with an estimated pre-tax take of $620 million in 2014.

According 2016 updated Forbes list, he is worth $700 million.


4. Puff Daddy-Combs $750 Million (America)

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Puff Daddy

Sean John Combs popularly known as Puff Daddy is America’s 3rd richest  musician and the 4th in the World Top Richest Musician list.

He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer as well as an entrepreneur who has worked as a talented director at “Uptown Records” before starting his own label which he named ‘Bad Boy Entertainmant’ in 1993.

The rapper rose to stardom after releasing his debut album titled “No way Out” in 1997 followed by other of his singles; ‘Forever’ (1999), ‘Press Play’ (2006), ‘The Saga Continues…’ (2001) among others.

Puff Daddy is notable for his grooming of up-coming artists, he signed artists like Faith Evans, 112, Total and others in ‘Bad Boys Records’.

His first single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” earned him Grammy Awards up to five times and in 1998 it won the Best Rap Album of The Year.

Puff D has other awards to his credit. In 2009, he won the Mini Series for ‘A raisin in the Sun’ at NAACP Awards and also in 2012, he won the Best Documentary Feature at Oscar Award.

The singer has also featured in many films such as ‘Monster’s Ball’, ‘Made’, ‘Draft Day‘, ‘Hawaii Five O’, Miami and a host of other music.


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3. Herb Alpert $750 Million (America)

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Herb Alpert

The American singer, trumpeter and an industry executive started his career in music from learning how to handle the voilin from his mother at a tender age. He joined the U.S. army in 1952 and performed greatly at different occasions in the military.

After retirement from the military, he pursued his music career further and found his recording label ‘Herp and Alpert’, which he found with his business associate, Jerry Moss. But the later sold the group to PolyGram.

He has won nine Grammy Awards and some other awards. He sold about 72million albums worldwide in 1996 and since he has been among the top people in the billboard chart of rich singers.

In 2012, Barack and Michelle Obama awarded a National Medal of Arts Award. He has a current net-worth of $750 million.


2. Andrew Lloyd Webber $1.2 Billion (America)

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Andrew Webber

Webberis an American composer, singer and a knight. He became a knight in 1992 and since then he has acquired a lot of fortune.

He is the founder and CEO of “The Really Useful Group” which is known as the largest theater operations in the UK.

An impresario of musical theatre, Webber has several of his musics run for decades and has a lot of them remixed by thousands of artists all over the World.

Some of the notable songs; “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and “You Must Love Me” from Evita, “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and “Memory” from Cats among others.

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


1. Paul McCartney $1.24 Billion (Britain)

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Paul McCartney

Here is the richest of all. Guess where he is from? He is a Britain born in Liverpool, England, UK.

Paul is a great musician composer, songwriter and an all weather instrumentalist. According to Forbes list, he is the No. 1 in World Top Richest Musicians list with a net-worth of $1.24 billion.

He was once an active member of ‘The Beatles’, with his colic Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison before he came up with his single solo ‘Yesterday’ which has been remade by over 2,200 artists worldwide.

McCartney was dedicated to his career and had been working hard to achieve his dream. Today with his numerous fruitful efforts, he is rated as the most richest musician in the World.


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