Sunday, February 3, 2013

Top 20 Wealthiest Musicians

wealth image from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog
Here's a list of the top 20 all-time richest musicians from Popdust. I always take these monetary rankings with a grain of salt because they're just educated guesses and sometimes not very good ones. I say this because I've known some people on similar lists (although not this one) who had some big-time money problems with completely dried-up income streams, yet a list made them out to be wealthy. That said, these lists are fun to read, so indulge me as I reprint the Popdust list.

1. Andrew Lloyd Webber - $1.2 billion

2. Paul McCartney - $800 million

3. Bono - $600 million

4. Bing Crosby - $550 million

5. Sean "Diddy" Combs - $550 million

6. Mariah Carey - $500 million

7. Jay-Z - $475 million

8. Dolly Parton - $450 million

9. Jimmy Buffett - $400 million

10. Michael Jackson - $350 million

11. Garth Brooks - $325 million

12. Gene Autry - $320 million

13. Mick Jagger - $305 million

14. Gene Simmons - $300 million

15. Beyonce - $300 million

16. Elton John - $300 million

17. Ringo - $300 million

18. Sting - $290 million

19. Dr. Dre - $250 million

20. 50 Cent - $250 million

Looking at this list, there are a number of entries that look way too high and a few that look too low, but how are we to know? Only the artist and their business managers know for sure.


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1 comment:

Rand Bliss said...

Mommy: 'Johnny what do you want to be when you grow up'?

Johnny: 'I want to be the president of the united states mommy.'

Mommy: 'No you don't! You want to be Gene Simmons, because he takes care of his mommy and gives her lot's of paper with pictures of presidents.'


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