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The top 10 richest musicians alive

Music is the most powerful thing in the world, and besides of making people happy, it can also make people rich. Can you imagine becoming a millionaire by doing the thing you like the most? This is the case of the incredible artists you will see in the list below. Keep scrolling to meet the lucky ones! 

  • The musical career of Madonna officially started in 1982.  That's almost 40 years ago!
  • Céline Dion's jump to the fame was given by her song 'My heart will go on', which made it to the famous movie 'Titanic'.
  • Dr. Dre is in the top 5 of the richest rappers in the world.

10. Madonna


The queen of the pop, who seems never getting tired of making music, has a net worth of $510 million. She was the 'it' girl in the 80s and inspired many artists like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj in their careers. 

9. Bono

Bono. Source: Getty Images

The vocalist of the band U2 is for sure one of the legends of rock. This famous activist who always wears eccentric glasses, has a net worth of $610 million accumulated until now. 

8. Céline Dion

Céline Dion. Source: Getty Images

This blond goddess became one of the icons of pop culture in America after her single 'My heart will go on' made all of us cry in the Titanic film. She has a net worth of $630 million. Try to re-listen her song without crying here.

7. Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre is one of the most famous rappers in the world, but he also knows how to be an excellent entrepreneur. Thanks to his fabulous songs and his high-quality Beat headphones, he has a net worth of $785 million. Cool!

6. Sean 'Diddy' Combs

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Believe it or not, P Diddy was a Harvard student before being a musician. He studied Business Major in the prestigious institution but decided to leave it for entering the entertainment world. He was really successful by following his dreams, and he made a net worth of $815 million

5. Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert

The ex leader of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass in the 1960s, is also an extraordinary trumpeter. By 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. That's huge! We can't imagine how many he had sold until now, but we do know he has a net worth of $870 million

4. Jay-Z

This rapper may not be the most successful for the ones who know about music, but he is definitely the most commercially successful. Jay-Z has 19 Grammys won and more than 100 million record sales. His net worth is of $910 million

3. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber. Source: Getty Images

The master of Musical Theater has composed 13 musicals. The famous 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Cat', and 'Evita', are among those. He also founded Really Useful Group, for getting profit for licensing, merchandising, publishing, and ticket sales. This made him having a net worth of $1.25 billion. Well done Andrew!

2. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

This star from the Beatles was one of the responsible ones for leading the band to the top of the rock scene. The Beatles are the best-selling band in the history of music with more than 600 million record sales. That's awesome, but moreover, Paul still charming us with his music as a soloist. Nowadays, this artist has a net worth of 1.3 billion

1. Kanye West 

Kanye West. Source: Getty Images

According to Forbes this celebrity of rap music has a net worth of 1.8 billion. Can you believe that? Besides of music, he has some arrangements with famous brands as Gap and Adidas, that makes Yeezy clothing items and Yeezy shoes. Kanye also owns a small stake in his ex-wife Kim Kardashian's Skims brand. Listen and watch his latest work down below!

Natalie Baldwin

Graphic Designer graduated from University of Southern California. Bookworm. Nature, coffee and books are my best friends.+ info

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