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The World Richest Fine Artists, 2021

Art is not a desk job where you have to login in the morning and you are done by the evening. Being a craftsman requires artistic skills as well as a great imagination of looking at things not like any other basic human but as an expert whilst noticing each and every detail possible. Artists have a gift where they can express emotions, scenarios etc. through their artwork.  Here is a list of some of the richest people in fine arts around the world who have showcased their talent time and again:

  1. Damien Hirst and Arno Gasquet (Net Worth: $1 Billion)
    Damien and Arno have been in the industry for years, whenever you will search for the richest living painters, their names will be on the top of that list. These people are popularly known for their sculptures and in the year 2008, they sold a full house wherein one sold sculpture and the other one sold the painting in their art gallery. According to reports in the year 2019 the Hirst’s fortune was noted to be somewhere around $388 million and Gasquet’s fortune was noted to be around a billion-dollar.
  2. Jeff Koons (Net Worth: $500 Million)
    Jeff has come a long way, he started as a SoHo loft and after years he has now owned a factory -studio which is settled in Chelsea and has more than 120 staff members working there. Jeff is one of those sculptors who are recognized worldwide and people are always ready to pay a whopping amount for his work.
  3. Jasper Johns (Net Worth: $300 Million)
    Jasper Johns is a painter that holds the title for the most expensive painting by any living artist. Jasper has been delivering remarkable projects throughout his career and he continues to do the same. He has a very different way of putting his thoughts and presents them to the public through his paintings. He has been painting for years now and holds a very solid place in the market.
  4. David Choe (Net Worth: $200 Million)
    David Choe is not only known for his paintings but also for the work that he has represented as murals.  David’s work has always attracted an audience from all parts of the world. his work is sold a lot of auctions as well as galleries that showcase the work of painters from all around the world. David has been delivering work for years and continues to do the same to date.
  5. Andrew Vicari (Net Worth: $142 Million)
    According to reports in the year 2004, Andrew was one the richest painters of all time. His most famous sale was of 125 paintings that were bought by Prince Khaled for about $27 million. He has been honored in such a way that his work is showcased in three different museums in the Middle East. Andrew has showcased his work for decades which was at times in regards to rich and famous portraits.

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.

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.