The future of music

40 Richest Singers in the World

May 30, 2023
richest singers

Successful singers are among the wealthiest members of the entertainment industry. 

Most singers become millionaires by just selling one album, whereas others have to work tirelessly to gain a fraction of the wealth.

The absolute richest musicians, on the other hand, release several chart-topping singles and albums. 

The majority of them have not only achieved national success but have also sold records all over the world.

Some of the world’s most famous singers have an upwards net worth of more than $500 million. 

We’ve decided to put together a list of the world’s 40 richest singers, along with their current net worth and a brief history of their success.

1. Rihanna

Rihanna’s net worth has skyrocketed in recent years, even though she is already one of the world’s most famous pop stars.

This is largely due to some extremely lucrative deals and business ventures, particularly in the fashion and beauty industry with her brand Fenty, which has made her one of the world’s wealthiest entertainers.

At this moment, Rihanna is the wealthiest female musician with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion.

Although her musicality has come a long way since her debut, her business acumen is what keeps her at the top of the industry.

“Love the Way You Lie,” her collaboration with Eminem, as well as “Diamonds,” “Disturbia,” “Umbrella,” “We Found Love,” and “Only Girl (In the World)” are among her best-selling singles.

2. Jay-Z

Jay-Z is an American rapper, music producer, businessman, and the founder of the Manhattan-based talent and Roc Nation. 

He was the CEO of Def Jam Recordings and was instrumental in the commercial and creative success of artists such as Rihanna, J. Cole, and Ye. 

Due to his business ventures including his music career, Jay-Z became the first hip-hop billionaire. 

He founded the clothing store Rocawear in 1999 and the luxury sports bar chain 40/40 Club in 2003. 

His businesses became multimillion-dollar corporations, which allowed him to launch the entertainment conglomerate business Roc Nation in 2008. 

After purchasing the tech firm Aspiro in 2015, he became CEO of their media streaming service Tidal and now has a net worth of $1.3 billion.

3. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney rose to international prominence as a member of the Beatles, where he played the bass guitar and shared primary responsibility for songwriting and lead vocals with John Lennon.

He is renowned for his melodic bass playing style, his versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and his musical eclecticism, which includes pre-rock and roll pop, classical, ballads, and electronica.

McCartney has more number ones in the United Kingdom than any other artist, including seventeen with the Beatles, one solo, and one each with Wings, Stevie Wonder, Band Aid, Band Aid 20, ‘The Christians et al,’ and Ferry Aid.

Paul McCartney’s net worth as of 2022 was estimated to be $1.2 billion, which is presumed to have only grown since then.

4. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Several of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals have been running for over a decade in both the West End and on Broadway. 

He has written 21 musicals, a song cycle, variations, a Latin Requiem Mass, and two movie soundtracks. 

Several of his songs have been widely recorded and have been successful outside of their parent musicals. 

These include “Memory” (Cats), “Any Dream Will Do” (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” (Jesus Christ Superstar), “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (Evita), and “All I Ask of You” and “The Music of the Night” (The Phantom of the Opera).

His net worth in 2023 is approximately $1.2 billion.

5. Madonna

Referred to as the Queen of Pop since the 1980s, Madonna is famous for her overtly sexual dance moves, passionate and sometimes controversial visuals, and her live performance costume changes. 

Holiday, one of Madonna’s first singles for her debut album, was a worldwide hit upon its release. 

Madonna had honed her stage dressing style by the time her second studio album, Like A Virgin, was released in November 1984.

Madonna’s meteoric rise to superstardom and global acclaim began in 1985 by performing on American Bandstand and Top of the Pops.

Like A Virgin was the number-one album in the US, the UK, and most of Europe, selling over 21 million copies.

Madonna’s estimated net worth is $850 million as of early 2023, making her one of the richest singers alive.

6. Celine Dion

Celine Dion first found success in Canada with French-language albums before learning English and signing with Epic Records in the United States.

Dion quickly became an international sensation, earning a large portion of her income from touring.

She is said to have sold more than 250 million records worldwide as of 2021.

Dion’s biggest hit was “My Heart Will Go On,” which was featured on Titanic.

Dion also has her own fragrance line and co-founded the Nickels restaurant chain and a nightclub.

Dion was named the third-richest woman in entertainment by Forbes in 2021, with an estimated net worth of $460 million, which is now thought to have grown to be $800 million.

7. Bono

Bono is the lead singer and primary lyricist for the rock band U2 with 22 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Bono is a modern-day hero among Irish people and around the world. 

He is also a well-known philanthropist and activist for human rights and other social justice cause. 

Bono has been a prolific songwriter since 1976 for U2 and has become increasingly successful since then. 

With an estimated net worth of $700 million, Bono sits on the board of private equity firm Elevation Partners, co-owns the Clarence Hotel in Dublin, and has a sizable real estate portfolio, all of which contribute to his wealth.

8. Bruce Springsteen

With a net worth estimated as $650 million, Bruce Springsteen’s massive career spanning five decades has certainly contributed to his financial worth, cementing his place on our list of the richest singers in the world. 

His lyrics are known to be either poetic or speak to current political issues around social justice.

His song “Born in the USA” has been heard by almost everyone around the world.

Born in the USA is Springsteen’s most commercially successful album to date, selling over 30 million copies worldwide. 

With over 20 albums credited to him, Springsteen has sold over 135 million records worldwide and has received 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe nominations, an Academy, and a Special Tony Award.

9. Dolly Parton

After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to commercial success throughout the remainder of the 1960s, both as a solo artist and as a duet partner for Porter Wagoner. 

Her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s with songs often describing her upbringing while growing up in poverty.

Parton has numerous hits, three American Music Awards, nine Grammys, and numerous other honors.

Parton has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling female artists in history.

Dolly has written over 3,000 songs, acted, and owns her own film and television production company.

Her total assets are estimated to be around $650 million since her debut in 1967.

10. Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias is one of the most commercially successful cross-over Spanish language singers of all time, selling 100 million records worldwide in 14 languages. 

During his career, he is said to have performed more than 5000 concerts for more than 60 million people across five continents. 

His songs focused primarily on love, romance, and longing. 

Julio appeared as Spain’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, but he moved to Miami in 1979 and signed a deal with CBS International, signing in English, Portuguese, French, and German.

Julio Iglesias Jr. and Enrique Iglesias, both his sons, are singers.

His net worth is $600 million.

11. Sting

Sting, an English musician, and actor was the frontman, songwriter, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1986. 

He began his solo career in 1985, incorporating elements of jazz, reggae, rock, world beat, new-age, and classical in his music. 

Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards as a solo artist and as a member of the Police, including Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take,” which also received a BMI Award in 2019.

He also gained three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and four Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. 

His net worth is $550 million.

12. Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan has seven Grammy Awards, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has been named one of VH1 and Billboard’s Top 100 greatest artists of all time. 

Estefan has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making her the second-best-selling female Latin artist of all time and one of the best-selling female artists in history. 

Her song with Miami Sound Machine’s “Anything for You” became their first number-one hit in 1988.

Selena, Jon Secada, Shakira, and Ricky Martin are just a few of the Latin musicians who have benefited from Estefan’s legacy.

Her net worth is estimated to be $500 million.

13. Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s initial fame rose with her all-girl group Destiny’s Child, but she left the group in the early 2000s to release her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. 

The album received positive reviews and charted at the top of the charts around the world, led by the uplifting “Crazy In Love” with Jay-Z.

Beyoncé was awarded five Grammys in 2004, including best contemporary R&B album and best female R&B vocal performance. 

In 2010, she won six Grammys, including Best Song of the Year, Best Contemporary R&B, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Her most famous songs include “Single Ladies,” “Halo,” and “Crazy In Love.”

Her current net worth is $500 million.

14. Elton John

Elton John is a songwriter, singer, and composer, whose career has lasted over 50 years in the music industry.

He has sold more than 300 million records, as well as over 50 top-40 singles on both the Billboard 100 and the UK Singles chart, including seven UK number-ones and nine US number-ones. 

Elton has also had success in musicals, having written music for The Lion King, Aida, and Billy Elliot the Musical.

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight?,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Daniel,” “Blue Eyes,” “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Candle in the Wind’ are some of his most famous songs.

His net worth is $500 million.

15. Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger is an English singer and songwriter who rose to international prominence as the lead vocalist and founding member of the Rolling Stones. 

His ongoing songwriting collaboration with Keith Richards is among the most successful in history. 

Jagger’s career spanned six decades, and he is universally regarded as one of the most influential figureheads in rock music history. 

Along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, Jagger’s distinctive voice and energetic live performances have been the Rolling Stones’ defining features throughout the band’s career. 

He began releasing solo material in the 1980s, including four albums and the single “Dancing in the Street,” a 1985 duet with David Bowie.

Currently, his net worth is estimated at $500 million.

16. Dr Dre

He is the co-founder, co-owner, and president of Death Row Records, as well as the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. 

Although Dre’s career began in 1985 as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, he later became famous with the rap group N.W.A. 

Dre became one of the best-selling American musicians of 1993 thanks to the release of his solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992) on Death Row Records. 

He received several honors for the single “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” and a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for the song “Let Me Ride.” 

He was the second-richest figure in hip-hop in 2018 with an estimated net worth of $800 million, but his current net worth is $500 million.

17. Ye (Kanye West)

With over 160 million records sold, Ye is one of the world’s best-selling music artists with 22 Grammy Awards from his 75 nominations.

He has also received the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist (a joint record).

Six of Ye’s albums were named on Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the magazine also labeled him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. 

As a fashion designer, he has worked on clothing and footwear with Nike, Louis Vuitton, Gap, and A.P.C., and he led the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas.

According to CelebrityNetWorth, Ye’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be around $400 to $500 million.

18. Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham made her name in the 1990s as a member of the Spice Girls, where she was known as Posh Spice. 

With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Spice Girls became the best-selling female group of all time.

After the Spice Girls split in 2001, Beckham released her self-titled debut solo album, which produced two UK Top-10 singles. 

Nowadays, Beckham has established herself as an international style icon and fashion designer. 

After high-profile collaborations with other brands, she launched her own label in 2008, followed by a lower-priced label in 2011. 

In 2011, Victoria Beckham’s label was named designer brand of the year in the United Kingdom.

Her current net worth is roughly calculated to be $450 million.

19. Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi is best known as the frontman and founder of the rock band Bon Jovi, which was founded in 1983. 

With 15 studio albums with his band and two solo albums, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. 

He was ranked 50th on Billboard magazine’s ‘Power 100’ list of ‘The Most Powerful and Influential People in the Music Business’ in 2012. 

People magazine named him one of the ‘50 Most Beautiful People on the Planet’ in 1996 and the ‘Sexiest Rock Star’ in 2000.

In 2004, Bon Jovi became the founder and primary owner of the US-based Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul.

His current net worth is estimated at $410 million.

20. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, one of the list’s youngest singers, has had an incredibly successful career thus far, with an estimated worth of $400 million.

Her albums consistently sell well, and her world tours and various deals bring in big bucks for the singer year after year.

Her multi-genre-spanning discography, artistic reinventions, and songwriting have garnered both critical acclaim and widespread media attention.

Her self-titled debut album, released in 2006, made her the first female country singer to have a platinum-certified album in the United States.

“Love Story” and “You Belong with Me” by the former were the first country songs to top the pop and all-genre airplay charts in the United States.

21. Barbra Streisand

Considered to be one of the most well-known singers of all time, Barbra Streisand has had one of the longest and most successful singing careers in history. 

She has received two Academy Awards and ten Grammy Awards. 

Barbra has released 36 albums in total, selling over 150 million copies worldwide, with 11 of her albums peaking at number one.

“People” (1964), “The Way We Were” (1974), “Guilty” (1980) with Barry Gibbs, and “Tell Him” (1997) duet with Celine Dion are among Streisand’s most memorable songs. 

Her cover song for the film A Star Is Born, “Evergreen,” earned her an Academy Award for Best Song in 1977.

According to WealthyGorilla, her net worth is estimated at $400 million.

22. Shania Twain

Shania Twain is the best-selling female artist in country music history and one of the greatest music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records. 

Already dubbed the ‘Queen of Country Pop,’ Billboard also labeled her the top country-pop crossover star of the 1990s. 

Twain achieved mainstream success with her second studio album, The Woman in Me (1995). 

It sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, spawned eight singles, including “Any Man of Mine,” and earned her a Grammy award. 

With over 40 million copies sold, her third studio album, Come On Over (1997), became both the best-selling country album ever and the best-selling studio album by a female act overall.

Her net worth is around $400 million.

23. Garth Brooks

(Garth Brooks’ music is not available online due to his own personal reasons)

Garth Brooks, an American country music singer, and songwriter, is the only artist in music history to have nine albums certified diamond by the RIAA, breaking the Beatles’ previous record of six. 

Brooks has released a total of 23 albums since 1989, including 13 studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, three Christmas albums, and four box sets, as well as 77 singles. 

Throughout his career, he has received 17 American Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo album artist of the century in the United States.

His current net worth is $400 million.

See also: Best Garth Brooks Songs

24. Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons co-founded the hard rock band Kiss with Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss in the early 1970s. 

Known by his stage name, the Demon, Simmons is Kiss’ bassist and co-lead singer. 

As a member of Kiss, Simmons entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Among the notable songs in which Simmons sang lead vocals are “God of Thunder,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Deuce,” “A World Without Heroes,” “I Love It Loud,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Unholy,” “You Wanted the Best” (first lead vocals), and “Christine Sixteen.” 

His other ventures include forming the restaurant franchise Rock & Brews with Paul Stanley and three other investors, as well as investing in Invictus MD Strategies, a Canadian cannabis company.

His current net worth is $400 million.

25. Toby Keith

His first four studio albums—Toby Keith, Boomtown, Blue Moon, and Dream Walkin’, including his Greatest Hits collection—all earned Gold or higher certification. 

The albums produced several Top-Ten singles, including his debut “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” which topped the country charts and was the most-played country song of the 1990s.

His 1999 album’s title track “How Do You Like Me Now?!” became the number-one country song in 2000 and was also one of his chart-topping singles during his time with DreamWorks Nashville. 

He’s also known for his acting, clothing line, and the ‘I Love This Bar & Grill’ restaurant chain.

His net worth is $365 million.

26. Mariah Carey

Guinness World Records called her the ‘Songbird Supreme’ for her melismatic singing style, five-octave vocal range, signature use of the whistle register, improvisation skills, and songwriting. 

She has also been dubbed the ‘Queen of Christmas’ with the long-lasting popularity of her holiday music, particularly the 1994 song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” 

Carey’s first five singles peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Vision of Love” to “Emotions,” making her the first artist to do so.

She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is credited with inspiring several generations of pop and R&B artists, as well as fusing hip-hop and pop music through her crossover collaborations.

Mariah has also profited from artist residencies, documentaries, and tours. 

Her net worth is $320 million.

27. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is well-known for her image makeovers and musical versatility. 

Gaga made her debut studio album, The Fame, and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” the following year. 

Later, The Fame Monster (2009), an extended play that produced the hit singles “Bad Romance,” “Telephone,” and “Alejandro,” was added to the album.

Gaga was ranked tenth on Forbes’ list of the Top-Earning Musicians of the Decade in December 2019, with earnings of $500 million in the 2010s. 

She was the fourth highest-earning female musician on Forbes’ list in 2019.

Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 and 2019, and she ranked second in its readers’ poll of the most influential people in the last ten years in 2013.

Her net worth is currently estimated at $320 million.

28. Phil Collins

He was the lead singer and drummer for the rock band Genesis, as well as a solo performer. 

As a solo artist, Collins had three UK number-one singles and seven US number-one singles between 1982 and 1990. 

Combining his work with Genesis, collaborations with other singers, and solo work, he has more US top-40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. 

“In the Air Tonight,” “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” “One More Night,” and “Another Day in Paradise” are among his most successful singles. 

Collins left Genesis in 1996 to concentrate on solo work, which included writing songs for Disney’s Tarzan (1999), for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Song for “You’ll Be In My Heart.”

His current net worth ranges between $300 to $350 million according to different sites.

29. Shakira

Shakira is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.

She has won three Grammy Awards and twelve Latin Grammy Awards, which is the most for a female artist. 

According to Billboard, by the time she released Laundry Service in 2001, she had already sold 10 million albums in Latin America. 

“La Tortura,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Beautiful Liar,” “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” “Loca,” “Chantaje,” “TQG,” and “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” have all peaked at number one in different countries. 

Shakira launched her own beauty line, S by Shakira, in 2010 with parent company Puig

She also contributed an original song, “Try Everything,” to the film Zootopia, in which she played the famous pop star Gazelle.

All her business ventures, including music, have allowed her to accumulate an estimated $300 million.

30. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s YouTube videos featuring cover songs helped Scooter Braun discover him when he was just 13 years old. 

Bieber went on to sign with RBMG Records in 2008 and released My World, an EP, in 2009. 

He quickly became a teen idol after seven songs from his album My World reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Following the success of his first EP, Justin released his 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. 

He released two more albums before transitioning to more mature sounds with Purpose in 2015, which includes three number-one singles, “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself.” 

Justin has also appeared in collaborations in recent years, famously including “Despacito” with Luis Fonzi. 

His net worth is $285 million.

31. Dhani Harrison

Dhani Harrison is a singer-songwriter, composer, and musician from England. 

He went on to win a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in “Marwa Blues” at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004. 

Harrison worked with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Prince on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in 2004 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was one of their notable collaborations. 

Harrison and his writing partner Hicks were nominated for a ‘Best Music Score’ award at the International Documentary Association Awards in 2018 for their work on the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

His net worth is estimated to be $275 million.

32. Diana Ross

Diana Ross rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Supremes, Motown’s most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. 

The Supremes remain the best-charting girl group in history with their twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, which include “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Love Child,” “Come See About Me,” and “Baby Love.”

The number-one hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in the United States and the music anthem “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” were both featured on Ross’ debut album.

Her second solo album, Everything Is Everything (1970), spawned her first UK number-one single “I’m Still Waiting.”

Her net worth is estimated at $250 million.

33. Eminem

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and is credited with popularizing hip-hop in middle America. 

Eminem’s worldwide success and critically acclaimed work are widely regarded as breaking down racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. 

His song “Lose Yourself” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, making him the first hip-hop artist to do so.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified “Lose Yourself,” “Love the Way You Lie,” and “Not Afraid” as Diamond or higher.

His net worth as of 2023 is estimated at $230 million.

34. Billy Joel

Successful since the ‘70s, Billy Joel, nicknamed “Piano Man” (after his song of the same name), has released 12 pop and rock albums and one studio album of classical compositions. 

With more than 160 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the best-selling musicians of all time with a net worth of $225 million. 

His Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is a compilation album from 1985, which was certified double diamond by the RIAA.

35. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s four-octave vocal range and signature use of the whistle register have received critical acclaim from all. 

She has won two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and 30 Guinness World Records during her career.

Thank U, Next broke the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album and was nominated for Album of the Year, while Sweetener won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. 

Holding the top three spots on the Hot 100 at the same time with the tracks “7 Rings,” “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” and “Thank U, Next,” Grande was the first solo artist to do so as well as being the first woman to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart.

Her net worth is $220 million.

36. Ed Sheeran

His single “The A Team” became a hit after he produced his debut album in 2011. 

Thinking Out Loud, his second album was released in 2014 and quickly became the second best-selling album in the world, earning him the 2015 Brit Award for Album of the Year. 

“Thinking Out Loud” earned him Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

“Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” reached number one in the UK charts and number ten in the US, both from Sheeran’s third album, and he went on to have ten top-ten UK singles in a single album in the UK. 

Sheeran won the Global Recording Artist of the Year award in 2017.

His net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be $200 million.

37. Usher

Usher released his self-titled debut album in 1994 but became famous in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way

His first number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, “Nice & Slow,” as well as the top-two singles “You Make Me Wanna…” and “My Way” were all spawned from it. 

“U Got It Bad” and “U Remind Me” were both number-one singles from 8701 (2001). 

The album earned him his first two Grammy Awards in 2002 and 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. 

“Burn,” “Yeah!” featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, “Confessions Part II,” and “My Boo” featuring Alicia Keys were all consecutive Billboard number-one singles.

His net worth is $180 million.

38. Adam Levine

Adam Levine is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Maroon 5. 

Levine has received numerous accolades as a member of Maroon 5, including three Grammy Awards. 

In 2013, Levine debuted his eponymous fragrance line. 

He developed his menswear collection in collaboration with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com the same year. 

He also owns 222 Records, a record label, and 222 Productions, a production company that produced the television shows Sugar and Songland. 

His net worth is currently $160 million.

39. Chris Martin

Chris Martin is best known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, pianist, and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Coldplay. 

Coldplay rose to international prominence with their song “Yellow” in 2000. 

They have since received critical acclaim for albums such as A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), and others. 

As a member of the band, Martin has received seven Grammy Awards and nine Brit Awards. 

As of 2021, they had sold over 100 million albums worldwide, making them the most successful group of the twenty-first century. 

Debrett’s named Martin one of the most powerful people in the United Kingdom in 2017. 

Martin has a net worth of £132 million, according to a May 2022 article in The Times, which is now $160 million.

40. Ricky Martin

He is well-known for his musical versatility, with a discography that includes Latin pop, dance, salsa, reggaeton, and pop. 

Known as the “King of Latin Pop,” “King of Latin Music,” and the “Latin Pop God,” he is widely regarded as a game-changer for Latin music worldwide.

The chart-topping single “Maria,” which incorporated a variety of Latin music genres, became his first international hit. 

Martin performed “La Copa de la Vida” at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, which earned him his first Grammy.

Ricky Martin (1999), his first English album, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.

Topping the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the UK Singles Chart, “Livin’ la Vida Loca” is still an absolute classic toe-tapping track.

According to different sources, his net worth is $130 million.

Richest Singers in the World – Final Thoughts

Although there are many other singers with a net worth of more than $100 million, we have compiled this list of the richest, most recognizable singers around the world today.

The singers on this list have had immense success over the years, some spanning several decades while others are relatively new–the latter is more impressive.

Most singers have focused on their careers, whereas others have opted to dabble with other ventures too.

The lives of these singers haven’t been all fun and games; most of them started with nothing and now have accumulated more wealth than the common man can dream of, a classic rags-to-riches story.

Aspiring artists—and everyone else—can use this to motivate themselves to follow their dreams.

You may also like: Best Singers of All Time

Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

view profile

richest music producers
Previous Story

20 Richest Music Producers in the World

best-selling swedish music artists
Next Story

20 Best-Selling Swedish Music Artists of All Time

Latest from Entertainment & Playlists