Top 10 Richest Singers in the World

Successful entertainers belong to the richest people of our society. Successful singers in particular belong to the richest within the general entertaniment industry. One successful single is usually enough to catapult a singer to millionaire status. The absolute richest music artists, however, brought out several well selling songs and albums. And most of them aren’t just successful nationally either, but have managed to sell their records all around the world. It is therefore no surprise that the following ranking of the Top 10 richest singers in the world includes several singers who belong to the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as to the best-selling bands of all time.

While their record sales certainly still do represent a large chunk of their overall net worth, singers nowadays have a lot more income streams. Concerts / Tours, commercials, sponsorship deals, social media influencing, TV appearances, etc. all are different ways of making money for a music artist once he or she gets his/her breakthrough. Oftentimes singers will also venture into completely different businesses which have nothing to do with the music industry and also add to their net worths.

In any case, the richest singers in the world are all easily multi-millionaires. The currently absolute richest singer in the world is even a billionaire as you will see in this following Top 10 singers ranking.

Note: The ranking ranks the Top 10 richest singers in the world. For the ranking of the Top 10 richest rappers in the world, click here.

The 10 Richest Singers in the World

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1. Paul McCartney

paul mccartney - richest singer in the world
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2. Paul Hewson a.k.a. Bono

bono - second of the richest singers in the world
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3. Robyn Fenty a.k.a. Rihanna

rihanna - third of the richest singers in the world
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4. Madonna Ciccone

madonna - fourth richest singer in the world
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5. Mariah Carey

mariah carey - top 5 richest singers in the world


6. Elton John

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7. Dolly Parton


8. Gloria Estefan


9. Bruce Springsteen

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10. Celine Dion

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The 10 Richest Singers in the World 2020

(as of April 2020)

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World:
1. PAUL MCCARTNEY
Net worth: ~ $1.2 billion
2. PAUL HEWSON (a.k.a. Bono)
Net worth: ~ $700 million
3. ROBYN FENTY (a.k.a. Rihanna)
Net worth: ~ $600 million
4. MADONNA CICCONE
Net worth: ~ $570 million
5. MARIAH CAREY
Net worth: ~ $540 million
6. ELTON JOHN
Net worth: ~ $520 million
7. DOLLY PARTON
Net worth: ~ $510 million
8. GLORIA ESTEFAN
Net worth: ~ $500 million
9. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Net worth: ~ $490 million
10. CELINE DION
Net worth: ~ $450 million
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