If you’re a music-lover, this article should be very interesting to you.
Today, we’ll be looking at 25 of the world’s richest singers.
Music, for many people, is about so much more than a form of entertainment.
To many, music is a form of escapism and is a true passion that cannot be matched.
Music helps people through hard times, it is the soundtrack to their good times, it helps them to relax, it helps to motivate them and fire them up, and it entertains them and keeps them occupied.
If you’re a fan of music, you’ll no doubt be familiar with many of the singers on our list today.
One other thing that music does, is that it pays, and it pays very well in some cases.
Musicians that crack the big time and make it big can potentially land themselves some serious, serious bucks.
To prove just how lucrative being a singer can be, we’ll now be taking a look at 25 of the world’s richest singers.
Take a look and see how many names you recognize.
The World’s Richest Singers
25. Nana Mouskouri
Nana Mouskouri may not be quite as relevant these days, but don’t let that fool you, she has made her money, and boy, has she made her money.
Nana Mouskouri is a Greek singer and songwriter who is one of the best-selling artists in the world.
She has released over 200 singles in over 10 different languages.
Her net worth is currently $280 Million.
Hard to believe as it may be, but with a net worth of $280 Million, she is the poorest singer on our list.
24. Justin Bieber
As polarizing as this Canadian singer and heartthrob are, you can’t deny that the kid has selling power.
Justin Bieber is still a very young man, and yet despite this, he has been in the public eye for over a decade.
He got his break at a young age, and at 25 years of age, he still has his whole life ahead of him.
Notable hits of his include ‘Sorry’ and the eye-worm inducing ‘Baby’.
His net worth stands currently at $285 Million.
Shakira’s hips don’t lie, and neither does her bank balance.
Shakira is a dancer, entrepreneur, songwriter, singer, and entertainer who hails from Columbia.
She is also a female role-model for many and is responsible for hits including ‘hips don’t lie’ and ‘Whenever, wherever’.
As of this writing, this Columbian superstar has a net worth of $300 Million.
22. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey may have a reputation for being a bit of a diva, but the woman has staying power and can certainly sell tickets and put butts in seats.
Mariah Carey was able to top the charts with 4 separate singles from her debut album.
She has sold multiple albums all over the world, has appeared in countless magazines and talk shows, and has even tried her hand at acting.
Singles of hers you may have heard of include ‘Bye Bye’ and ‘All I Want for Christmas’ and ‘Hero’.
Her net worth stands at $300 Million.
21. George Strait
George Strait may not be familiar to our younger readers, or to those who aren’t fans of the country.
For country music fans, however, George Strait is a legend.
In fact, he is affectionately referred to as the ‘King of Country’ so you get an idea about just how much of a big deal he really is.
George Strait has been around since the very early 80s, and he is still going strong.
Songs of his include ‘I Cross My Heart’ and ‘Write This Down’.
His net worth is currently valued at around $300 Million.
20. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a slightly unique character to say the very least.
She is a US singer, songwriter, and actress who has had some of the biggest hits in the world.
Lady Gaga is known for her provocative work and her uniqueness, but she sure can sing.
She’s sold over 27 million albums, has appeared in hit TV shows including American Horror Story: Hotel, and she is currently valued at $320 Million.
Hits of hers include ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Paparazzi’.
19. Katy Perry
Katy Perry is a US singer, songwriter, and TV talent show, judge.
She is widely regarded as one of the sexiest women in the world and has released a number of smash hit singles including: ‘I Kissed a Girl’ and ‘Hot N Cold’.
As of 2019, Katy’s net worth is a jaw-dropping $330 Million.
18. Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks is a US singer and songwriter renowned for creating his own unique fusion of rock, pop, and country music.
As a result, he is enormously popular in the US, as well as in other parts of the globe as well.
Having been going strong for well over three decades now, his net worth stands at $330 Million.
Hits of his include: If Tomorrow Never Comes.
Cher is a legend in the music industry
The woman doesn’t seem to age and has been around for decades.
Cher is often known as the ‘Goddess of Pop’ and with a career resume like hers, it’s easy to see why.
Cher, amazingly, enjoyed her first taste of success at the top in the 1960s, as part of Sonny and Cher.
The couple’s biggest hit is ‘I Got You Babe’ which everybody knows, surely?
As of this writing, Cher is worth an astonishing $360 Million.
16. Toby Keith
Toby Keith is yet another country and western legend who is adored in the US and in the country music industry.
Toby Keith has released some awesome hits in his time, including Red Solo Cup, Who’s that Man, and Made in America.
As of right now, his net worth is a cool $365.
15. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the second-youngest singer on this list, second only to Justin Bieber.
She is well known for using her relationship troubles and elements of her personal life in her music, and like it or not, it certainly seems to work for her.
Some of Taylor’s most popular hits include: Shake it off, and, Love Story, as well as I, Knew You Were Trouble.
As of 2019, Taylor’s net worth stands at $400 Million.
14. Shania Twain
Shania Twain is a Canadian songwriter and singer who has sold over 100 million copies of her albums worldwide.
She rose to prominence in the early 1990s and things just seemed to take off for her from there.
She quickly established herself as one of the best singers in the world, netting herself numerous magazine shoots and TV appearances in the process.
Hits of hers include: That Don’t Impress Me Much, and, Man I Feel Like a Woman.
With a net worth of $400 Million.
Rihanna may be renowned for her Umbrella track, but in truth, she’s so much more than a one-hit-wonder.
Rihanna is a singer, songwriter, and diva originating from Barbados.
She is now an icon in the music industry and has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians on the planet, including Eminem, Calvin Harris, and Drake.
Despite hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons due to her turbulent relationship with Chris Brown, Rihanna has been able to turn that negative into several positives, netting herself a net worth of $400 Million.
12. Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis is 82 years of age and has enjoyed one of the most amazing careers in music anybody could ever wish for.
He is a popular US singer renowned for hits including It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, When a Child is Born, and Small World.
If you listen to any Christmas Classic album, you’ll recognize several of Johnny’s hits. His net worth is currently $400 Million.
11. Jennifer Lopez
JLo is a singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress who is one of the most marketable singers in the world.
She has released some smash hit singles over the years, including Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Ain’t It Funny.
She’s collaborated with names including Ja Rule and has also appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Anaconda, The Boy Next Door, Parker, The Wedding Planner, and many more.
JLo is currently one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $400 Million.
10. Barbara Streisand
We’ve been stuck on $400 Million as net worth for quite a few singers now, so will Babs be the one to break the streak?
Nope, we’ll spoil it now and tell you that she too is worth $400.
Barbara Streisand is an actress, singer, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur who has been in show business for more than six decades!
She has won Grammy awards, has sold millions of albums, and is one of the most respected names in the biz.
9. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, is a former Spice Girl, a singer, songwriter, fashion designer, model, and WAG of David Beckham.
With the Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham enjoyed enormous success and, with the group, released hits such as ‘Wannabe’ ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and ‘Mama’.
After leaving the band she went solo and released a few hits including ‘Out of Your Mind’.
Her net worth is $450 Million. There, we had to crack that $400 Million plateau eventually!
8. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is a name that virtually everybody will have heard of, even if you’re not familiar with his music.
Bruce Springsteen is known as ‘The Boss’ and is renowned for his unmistakable and unique voice, as well as his energy when performing on stage, despite getting a little old in the tooth.
The Boss certainly knows how to put on a show and entertain his fans, and has been known to perform for more than four hours.
His net worth currently stands at $500 Million, and we can understand why.
7. Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan is a singer, songwriter, and musician with Cuba-American roots.
She established herself as a solo artist, but before that, she was the lead singer of the group the Miami Latin Boys.
Gloria Estefan has her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has won countless awards in her time, including three Grammy awards.
Her net worth currently stands at $500 Million.
6. Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is one of the most popular country singers of all time.
Now in her early 70s, Dolly began her career in the 1960s and has gone from strength to strength.
Hits of hers include Jolene, nine to five, Islands in the Stream, Two Doors Down, and many, many more.
Dolly is currently worth $500 Million.
Beyonce stared her career as a part of the group Destiny’s Child.
This American singer, songwriter, and actress is currently one of the most marketable women in the world of music.
She has sold millions of albums since going solo, she’s won 22, yes 22, Grammy’s, and has appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbuster movies as well.
Married to Jay Z, Beyonce is one of the highest-paid women in music, with a net worth of $500 Million.
4. Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias is a Spanish musician who, in his career, has provided more than 5000 concerts.
Julio has performed in front of over 60 Million people all over the globe, and he currently has a net worth of $600 Million.
3. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is a Canadian musician who is widely considered to be one of the best singers and artists of all time.
Notable tracks of hers include My Heart Will Go On’ from the movie Titanic.
She’s sold over 200 million records across the globe and is worth $800 Million.
Whereas Cher is the goddess of pop, Madonna is known as the Queen of Pop.
And for good reason.
Madonna has met her fair share of controversy over the years, but with hits such as Vogue, Material Girl, Evita, and Like a Virgin, it’s easy to understand why she’s currently one of the richest people on the planet, with a net worth of $850 Million.
1. Herp Albert
Finally, we have Herp Albert.
Herp is best-known for his role in the Jazz music group Herp Albert & the Tijuana Brass.
This Jazz musician is one of the most popular in the world, with a net worth of $850 Million.
And that brings our look at the richest singers in the world to a close.
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If so, be sure to keep an eye out for future articles which we’ll be releasing on a regular basis.
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