List of Wealthiest Musicians

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Webber is worth $1.2 billion. Most of his money comes from being the best in the business of writing catchy, original musical tunes. He is the author of scores for numerous musicals - including Jesus Christ Superstar (1970), Evita (1976), Starlight Express (1984), The Phantom of the Opera (1986), Whistle Down the Wind (1996) The Wizard of Oz (2011) – film scores as well as of Variations (1978) – a set of musical variations on Paganini's Caprice in A minor – Requiem (1985) – a piece that is written in the tradition of classical choral music, dedicated to his father, William- and Watership Down (1999) - soundtrack for the animated series adaptation of Richard Adams' novel of the same name. We know of him thanks to such hits as "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "You Must Love Me".


Madonna is worth $800 million. Since her career began in the eighties, Madonna Louise Ciccone has sold over 300 million records world-wide and launched some notable tours. The "Queen of Pop" spread her influence outside the world of music, making some lucrative deals with movies, fashion and children's books.

Herbert "Herb" Alpert

Herbert Alpert is worth approximately $750 million. He is a famous american musician and a recording industry executive, working closely with the group Herp & Alpert. After retiring from his army career, he turned to music where he was recognized more than once as an important figure. He was awarded the Grammy trustees award in 1997, Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2007, and was given a national medal of arts in 2012 by Barack and Michelle Obama. Alpert is also famous for his charity work.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is worth $700 million. The famous Beatle seems to still be living from old fame. He earned 60 gold discs, sold over 100 million albums and over 100 singles (less than Madonna), and he was pronounced by the Guinness World Records the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time". In 1990, he was introduced into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

Andre Romelle Young (Dr. Dre)

Dr.Dre is worth $650 million. The famous rapper and music producer earned most of his wealth through business. He is the co-founder of audio products manufacturer Beats Electronics, that was, in 2014, bought by Apple for $3 billion. Dr.Dre is best known for producing some of the most famous rap hits in history, and most recently the movie Straight Outta Compton.

Sean John Combs (Diddy)

Sean Combs is worth $640 million. He is virtually tied with Dr. Dre. He made most of his millions thanks to Notorious B.I.G, whose career he helped build. He also funded a record label and an started his own clothing line.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is worth $630 million. This famous Canadian is the owner of Les Productions Feeling Inc, founder and owner of Nickels Restaurant food chain, and the creator of the famous Celine Dion perfumes.

Paul David Hewson (Bono)

Bono is worth $590 million. He doesn't advertise his businesses much, but it is known that the is vocal about organizing the African Aid and Band Aid campaigns, and supports the development of Africa. Although, he is also often criticized to be a narcissist that uses his philanthropy to "feed his ego".

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is worth $520 million. She has sold more than 200 million records world wide and she was named the third best-selling female artist in the US, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z)

Jay-Z is worth $510 million. The rapper is the co-owner of the 40/40 Club, and the co-creator of the Rocawear clothing line. For a while, he was the president of the famous Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, founder of Roc Nation. The list goes on. Jay-Z is considered a notoriously smart businessman.