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World’s Richest Musicians, 2021

Paul McCartney

With a net worth of roughly $1.28 Billion, Paul McCartney is the wealthiest musician in the world, followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber ($1.2 Billion), Jay Z($1 Billion); and Herb Alpert ($850 Million). Sean Combs – Diddy is the fifth-richest musician in the world, with an $825 million fortune. Dr. Dre ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $800 Million, followed by Madonna with $580 Million. Who are the richest musicians in the world?

Music is one thing that majorly is loved by every individual, and there are different genres as well, which go well with what your mood is. Even if you are working, music pumps up your air, or if you are feeling low, you listen to soothing music; it would lift your mood. Many great musicians in the world have created great music. Musicians earn amazingly well from their live concerts and albums. Some musicians are famous in their respective countries and worldwide, and they have made the fame and love from the music they have created over time and reached out to the maximum audience. Here are the top 100 richest musicians in the world who have contributed to the music industry for years and are still very much actively contributing to the music industry:

World's Richest Musicians, 2021

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Paul McCartney$1.28 BillionUnited kingdom
2Andrew Lloyd Webber$1.2 BillionUnited kingdom
3Jay Z$1 BillionUnited states
4Herb Alpert$850 MillionUnited states
5Sean Combs - Diddy$825 MillionUnited states
6Dr. Dre$800 MillionUnited states
7Madonna$580 MillionUnited states
8Emilio Estefan$500 MillionUnited states
9Elton John$480 MillionUnited kingdom
10Coldplay$475 MillionUnited kingdom
11Jimmy Buffett$430 MillionUnited states
12Mick Jagger$360 MillionUnited kingdom
13Ringo Starr$350 MillionUnited kingdom
14Bruce Springsteen$345 MillionUnited states
15Keith Richards$340 MillionUnited kingdom
16Neil Sedaka$300 MillionUnited states
17Gene Simmons$300 MillionUnited states
18Jon Bon Jovi$300 MillionUnited states
19Sting$300 MillionUnited kingdom
20L.A. Reid$300 MillionUnited states
21Dhani Harrison$275 MillionUnited kingdom
22Lady Gaga$275 MillionUnited states
23Roger Waters$270 MillionUnited kingdom
24Phil Collins$260 MillionUnited kingdom
25Tim Rice$250 MillionUnited kingdom
26Eric Clapton$250 MillionUnited kingdom
27Master P$250 MillionUnited states
28Rod Stewart$235 MillionUnited kingdom
29David Bowie$230 MillionUnited kingdom
30Ozzy Osbourne$220 MillionUnited kingdom
31Lou Adler$200 MillionUnited states
32Sean Lennon$200 MillionUnited states
33Don Henley$200 MillionUnited states
34Lars Ulrich$200 MillionDenmark
35Tony Bennett$200 MillionUnited states
36Usher$180 MillionUnited states
37Billy Joel$180 MillionUnited states
38Brian May$175 MillionUnited kingdom
39George Michael$175 MillionUnited kingdom
40Robert Plant$170 MillionUnited kingdom
41Roger Taylor$170 MillionUnited kingdom
42Jimmy Page$170 MillionUnited kingdom
4350 Cent$155 MillionUnited states
44Courtney Love$150 MillionUnited states
45Burt Bacharach$150 MillionUnited states
46Tony Iommi$140 MillionUnited kingdom
47David Gilmour$140 MillionUnited kingdom
48Paul Stanley$125 MillionUnited states
49Flea$115 MillionUnited states
50John Deacon$115 MillionUnited kingdom
51Birdman$110 MillionUnited states
52Pete Townshend$105 MillionUnited kingdom
53John Williams$100 MillionUnited states
54Phil Spector$100 MillionUnited states
55Malcolm Young$100 MillionAustralia
56Nick Mason$100 MillionUnited kingdom
57Eminem$100 MillionUnited states
58Mark Knopfler$95 MillionUnited kingdom
59Hans Zimmer$90 MillionGermany
60Cliff Richard$90 MillionUnited kingdom
61Van Morrison$90 MillionUnited kingdom
62Eddie Vedder$90 MillionUnited states
63Tim Mcgraw$85 MillionUnited states
64Steven Van Zandt$80 MillionUnited states
65Kid Rock$80 MillionUnited states
66Frankie Valli$80 MillionUnited states
67John Paul Jones$80 MillionUnited kingdom
68Stevie Nicks$75 MillionUnited states
69Brian Wilson$75 MillionUnited states
70Guy Berryman$75 MillionUnited kingdom
71Jonny Buckland$75 MillionUnited kingdom
72Will Champion$75 MillionUnited kingdom
73Nicki Minaj$75 MillionUnited states
74John Fogerty$70 MillionUnited states
75Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk)$70 MillionFrance
6Glenn Frey$70 MillionUnited states
77Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run$70 MillionUnited states
78Peter Gabriel$70 MillionUnited kingdom
79Ayumi Hamasaki$70 MillionJapan
80Jay Kay$70 MillionUnited kingdom
81Bernie Taupin$70 MillionUnited kingdom
82Stone Gossard$65 MillionUnited states
83Busta Rhymes$65 MillionUnited states
84Jon Fishman$65 MillionUnited states
85Roger Daltrey$65 MillionUnited kingdom
86Richie Sambora$65 MillionUnited states
87Swizz Beatz$65 MillionUnited states
88Paul van Dyk$60 MillionGermany
89Simon Le Bon$60 MillionUnited kingdom
90Nelly$60 MillionUnited states
91Brian Eno$60 MillionUnited kingdom
92Steve Harris$60 MillionUnited kingdom
93Michael Anthony$60 MillionUnited states
94Noel Gallagher$60 MillionUnited kingdom
95Billy Gibbons$55 MillionUnited states
96Page McConnell$55 MillionUnited states
97Billie Joe Armstrong$55 MillionUnited states
98Wiz Khalifa$55 MillionUnited states
99Mike Dirnt$50 MillionUnited states
100John McVie$50 MillionUnited kingdom

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

Paul McCartney: Born on 18 June 1942 (72 years), Sir James Paul McCartney was the co-lead vocalist and bassist of the world-famous band “The Beatles.” Back in 1970, he also led The Wings. His genres include rock, pop, classical, and electrical. He has a good command of vocals, bass guitar, guitar, and keyboards.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: He is one of the greatest and world-known musicians of all times; he was born on 22 March 1948(72 years). He is a composer, songwriter, theatre director, television personality, and businessman. He plays piano, the violin, and the French horn, which he had started playing at the age of 06 years.

Jay Z: Born on 4 December 1969, Shawn Corey Carter is widely known as Jay Z, an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and businessman. In the history of music, he has been named the most influential hip hop artist. He has 75 million singles worldwide and has won many awards, including The Grammy, which he has won 22 times.

Herb Alpert: The man who led ‘The Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ was born on 31 March 1935 was a world-famous American trumpeter. His main instruments were piano and trumpet. He was given Grammy’s lifetime award in 2007.

Sean Combs: The world knows him as Diddy. Sean John Combs, born on 4 November 1969, is also addressed as puff daddy or puffy. He has an honorary doctorate in humanities from Howard University. Sean is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is also featured in films like Made (2001), Get him to Greek (2010), etc. Diddy’s genre includes hip hop and R&B.

Dr. Dre: Dr. Dre is a rapper, audio engineer, and entrepreneur. The artist has expertise in playing many instruments: synthesizer, drum machine, sampler, and keyboard. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats electronics. Dr. Dre also marked his appearance in movies like Set if off (1996), the defiant ones (2017), etc. He is also featured in the biography named Straight outta Compton.

Madonna: Madonna, born on 16 August 1958, is an American singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. She has also been given the title of “Queen of Pop’ and is also certified as ‘Bestselling female music artist of all time’. Madonna is a proud founder of the Ray of Light Foundation. Madonna’s expertise is in pop, electronic, and dancing.

Emilio Estefan Gomez: Emilio is a Cuban American musician-producer and has won 19 Grammy awards. He is a well-known producer, actor, entrepreneur, and owns multiple business firms. He is also associated with the famous label Sony. Emilio and his wife have been awarded the “Presidential medal of freedom” by Barack Obama in 2015.

Elton John: Elton Hercules John plays piano and keyboard. Elton is a singer, pianist, and composer. He has acted in films such as Born to Boogie (1972), South Park (1998). His notable feature was in the fabulous show “The Simpsons” (1998). His genres are rock-pop rock, glam rock, and soft rock.

Coldplay: It is a world-famous British rock band which was formed in London in 1996. Their genre is alternative rock, pop-rock, post-Britpop, and pop. Their last hit was “something just like this.” The band has been nominated for many awards, such as the teen choice awards for choice rock song and the year’s famous Brit award song.

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