Richest singers in the world : Exploiting talent is the easiest way to make money. All around the world, talented people hold high social statuses in their countries. For musicians especially, having great talent can catapult you into a legendary status, tagging along great wealth and fame. In this list we look at the top most richest musicians in the world this year.
10. Bruno mars
Born in Honolulu Hawaii, Bruno Mars is one of the youngest, richest and still active musicians on this list. His full birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez, and is of multi-racial ethnicity. Bruno Mars has 5 Grammy awards and 3 Brits Awards to his name since he launched his career. In 2011, Bruno Mars was named as one of 100 most influential people in the world by Times magazine. According to Forbes, his net is worth is $105 million.
Born in 1972 in Missouri, Eminem is a rapper, song writer and an actor. His birth name is Marshall Bruce Mathers. He has been active since 1988. Eminem was one of the most lyrically acclaimed rappers of the 2000s. He is still considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He has sold over 250 million albums. Eminem was the first artist to win a Grammy Award for three consecutive years. His net worth is $190 million.
8. Sir Elton John
Born, Reginald Kenneth Dwight is an English pianist and songwriter. He was born on 25th march 1947 in England and has been an active musician since 1963. Elton has received 5 Grammy awards and 5 Brits Awards throughout his career. Sir Elton has appeared ranked among the top ten richest singers for more than 2 decades now. His current net worth is an estimated $350 million.
7. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez was born in 1969. She is best known for her hit label, ‘I ain’t your mam.’ Apart from singing, Jennifer is an actress, dancer, author, producer and a fashion designer. She is the highest- paid Latina actress in Hollywood. Her genre of music is R&B, Pop and Latin. In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the most powerful celebrity in the world. She also received a landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame thanks to her Music contributions. JLO has an estimated net worth of $360 million.
6. Celine Dion
By the time she was a teen, Celine Dion was an idol throughout the world. Her full name is Celine Marie Claudette Dion. She was born in 1968 in Canada and started singing when she was barely a teen. Celine Dion has sang in multiple genres, including Pop, Chanson, soft rock and R&B. She can also sing in French. In 2003, The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) honored her for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. According to Sony, she has sold over 200 albums across the world. Today her net worth is estimated to be of $ 389 million.
5. Johnny Mathis
John Royce Mathis is an American singer and actor. Born in Texas in 1935, he started his singing career in 1956. His genre includes, traditional pop, soft rock and show tunes. He has sold over 350 million albums. Johnny is also a business man and owns several companies. Johnny has an estimated net worth of $450 million.
4. Beyoncé Knowles
At 35 years of age, Beyoncé is one of the youngest singers in this list. Beyoncé was born in Texas in 1981. She rose to fame in the late 1990, recording both R&B and pop songs. Over the years, Beyoncé turned out to be one of the most famous female singers of all time. Her song ‘Single Ladies’ is one of the most commercially successful songs of all time. She has won 24 MTV awards and 22 Grammy awards-both of which are records yet to be broken. Beyoncé has an estimated net worth of $450 million.
3. Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is a wildly famous country music singer. Her full name is Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean. Born in 1946, Dolly began singing while she was still young. Dolly Parton has sold millions of albums around the world and made collaborations with numerous singers. Apart from singing, she is also a business woman, actress, instrumentalist and philanthropist Dolly is often regarded to be the best female country- music musician in history. She has an estimated net worth of $ 500 million.
Born name Shawn Corey Carter in New York City in 1969, Jay is an American rapper and business mogul. Jay Z holds the title for the bestselling male artist in the 21stcentury. Jay Z has a record 21 Grammy Awards for a Hip Hop artist. In December 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $810 million, making him the second richest singer in the world.
Born in 1958, Madonna is a successful singer and businesswoman. She has been an active singer since 1979. Madonna has sold over 300 million albums globally. Rolling Stone listed her among the 100 greatest artists and among 100 greatest songwriters of all time. She funds a charity organization called Raising Malawi. She has used her music to raise charity funds especially in Africa. She has won 45 awards from the British Phonographic Industry. Her net is estimated to be over $820 million.