Top 10 Richest Singers By Net Worth 2013
Although many bands release albums, each year, only a few artists have reached the heights of being called richest singers in the world. Singing is one of the most admired careers that come with fame and fortune. Many people venture out in this field with big hopes and dreams, given the fact that the music industry is worth billions of dollars.
These successful celebrities are a huge inspiration to many upcoming artists and their music is also enjoyed. How much are their net worth? Do they make their money purely on the music? These questions may cross the minds of both fans and fellow musicians. Below is the list of world’s richest singers based on their net worth.
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#10: Elton John
Net Worth: $320 million
Sir Elton Hercules John, birth name Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born on 25th March, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England, which has been his home since childhood. He is not only a singer, but also a producer, songwriter, and composer. He is also an Rnb, Rock and pop music artist. Despite, of his old age, he still works in the music industry and has apparently sold off 300 million records. His five decade career in the music industry has made him the best selling music artist in the world. He married Renate Blauel in 1984 and divorced her in 1988 declaring his interest in homosexuality. Later, he married a man, David Furnish in 2005. He is a strong supporter of same sex marriage. His first song “Sacrifice” is a ballad and was released in 1988. He has been honored with 6 Grammy Awards, 5 Brit Awards and he has also won 2 awards for Outstanding Contribution to music. This places him in tenth place on the top 10 singers list, but he remains to be one of the most influential celebrities in Europe.
#9: Barbra Streisand
Net Worth: $340 million
Song writing, singing jazz, traditional pop and Broadway music brought fame to Barbra Joan Streisand. She was born on 14 April 1942, Brooklyn. She is a crowd puller, capable of earning tons of cash from a single performance. She married Elliott Gould, an American actor in 1963 and was blessed with a boy Jason Gould, their relationship lasted until 1971 and later she married an to actor and producer James Brolin in 1998. Singing and dancing are not the only ventures that made her one of the richest American singers in the world. She is also an actress and film producer and also the best selling female artist, which has sold off more than 71.5 million records. She has been honored with Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and Academy award. Working as a movie director, she has played a big role which has helped her earn her millions. She is also utilizing her skills to teach others how to become great artists.
#8: Celine Dion
Net Worth: 400 $million
Celine Marie Claudette Dion is termed as one of the most successful and richest Canadian singer and actor. She not only sings in French, but in Mandarin Chinese, English, Italian, Latin, Japanese, German and Spanish languages too. She became famous after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 and Yamaha World Popular Song Festival awards which made him an international celebrity. She was born on 30th March, 1968, in Charlemagne, Canada. She married to Rene Angelil. Having sold over 200 million copies of music, it is no wonder that she has become the richest and second best selling female artist. She has won many Grammy awards.
#7: Jimmy Buffett
|Date of Birth:||25th December, 1946.|
|Birth Place:||Pascagoula, Mississippi.|
|Spent childhood in||Mobile, Alabama.|
|Spouse||Margie Washichek (1969-1972, divorced) and Jane.|
|About Children:||An adopted son and two daughters (Sarah Delaney and Savannah Jane).|
|Parents:||Mary Lorraine and James Delaney Buffett, Jr.|
|Under Labels:||Barnaby Records, Margaritaville, Dunhill, MCA, RCA, Mailboat, PolyGram and Island Records.|
With an equal net worth as Celine Dion, James William “Jimmy” Buffett is one of the richest American Singers. His style of music is mostly soft rock and country. Even at the age of 67, he plans to continue singing according to a recent interview. He has sold many hit singles while singing, but also earns a living from acting. His other occupations include song writing, author, business and fuel production.
#6: Sean Combs
Sean Combs is better known by his stage name, Puff Diddy. The American born rapper is also an actor, record producer. He was born on 4th November, 1969, in Harlem, New York. He was honored with 3 Grammy Awards and 2 two MTV video music Awards. He is not only a singer, but also an entrepreneur his ventures include a clothing line ’Sean John’, a production company and 2 restaurants. His genre of music is RnB and hip-hop. His debut album ‘No Way Out’ was released in 1997; it was certified as Seven Times Platinum. This has made him to become one of the most famous and wealthiest rappers/singers. His estimated net worth is approximately $475 million. A good chunk of this fortune has also come from his career as a media executive.
Shawn Corey Carter, also known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American born singer and one of the richest rappers in the world. He has sold millions of records and albums during his music career. This has made him one of the most successful artists in the hip-hop and RnB industry. However, Jay Z is also a certified MLB sports agent and record producer. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As of 2012, Forbes Magazine estimated his worth about $500 million. This has earned him the fifth spot on the list of top 10 millionaire singers of 2013.
#4: Mariah Carey
Touted for being one of the most beautiful singers in the world, Mariah Carey is a sensational artist with thousands of fans all over the world. She was born on 27 March, 1969, in Huntington, New York. She married twice. Her first marriage with Tommy Mottola l last from 19993 until 1998 and second marriage was with Nick Cannon in 2008 and they are blessed with two children. She has sold nearly 200 million records. While this has been a big contributing factor in Mariah’s wealth, she is also a record producer, actress and model. The American born Artists is also known for her philanthropic nature. With a net worth of about $500 million, Mariah Carey takes fourth place on the list of top 10 millionaire singers of 2013.
Paul David Hewson is an Irish born singer and is popularly known by his stage name, Bono. He is a songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. He is recognized as a leading singer in U2 a rock band. He has an estimated net worth of $600 million and has performed numerous shows and earned a lot of his fans.
With an estimated net worth of $650 million, Madonna Louise Ciccone is one of the most richest female singer in the world after having sold more than 300 million records. The American born singer is also a songwriter, dancer, and actress. She is one of the cultural icons for three decades. She has authored many Children’s books in addition to working as a film director and producer.
#1: Paul McCartney Is The Richest Singer In The World.
|Bands:||The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Wings.|
|Instruments:||Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals, Piano, Drums, Tape loops.|
Sir James Paul McCartney is a self-taught musician and a well-known singer who has sold more than 100 million albums and hit singles. He is not only a singer and songwriter, but also a businessman and film producer. The 71-year-old English born musician took first place in the list of top 10 wealthiest singers of 2013. He owns an estimated $800 million, almost making him a billionaire musician.
It is interesting to note that these singers do not rely on singing alone to earn a living. Most of them also venture into other fields, including song writing, business, acting as well as film and music production, just to name a few.