Here are the top 10 richest musicians in America:As updated on April 2020
11. Johnny Mathis – 400 million U.S. dollars
The songs of this American man have been in more than 70 Billboard charts. Johnny Mathis sold approximately 350 million records, which makes him another legend in the world music. He was also called one of the top-selling musicians of the twentieth century.
According to celebritynetworth.com, the legend’s net worth estimates at 400 million USD.
10. Barbra Streisand – 400 million U.S. dollars
This 76-year-old country singer makes a bunch of money from her music. She earns millions at her tours and shows. She received the top U.S. civilian honor award four years ago, in 2015 (it is called The Presidential Medal of Freedom). Besides, Forbes notes that back in 2016 she managed to gross more than 40 million USD by doing just 14 shows.
The impressive net worth of this incredible woman in the world music has placed her at the 48th position at the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. Besides, according to Forbes, the country singer’s net worth estimates at 400 million USD.
9. Bruce Springsteen – 460 million U.S. dollars
The famous American songwriter and singer who is better known as ‘The Boss.’ Bruce Springsteen leads a popular E Street Band. Many Americans love his folk-style and rock songs. The most recognized albums released by this musician are ‘Born in the USA’ and ‘Born to Run.’
Forbes estimated the singer’s net worth at about 460 million USD in 2016. It hasn’t updated the information about the current wealth of this superstar for 2018.
8. Gloria Estefan – 500 million U.S. dollars
This American singer was born in Cuba but built her career in the USA. She is one of the top musicians of all time because she sold more than 100 million records across the globe. Thus she is one of the top 20 richest musicians in the United States of America.
According to forbes.com, Gloria and her husband Emilio Estefan had estimated net worth from 500 to 700 million USD back in 2015. We haven’t found any updates on her wealth for 2018 though
7. Dolly Parton – 500 million U.S. dollars
The famous queen of country songs has been on stage for more than 40 years. Dolly Parton’s most known hit is ‘I will always love you’ which was covered by Whitney Houston in the film ‘Bodyguard.’ The living legend of country and bluegrass music has received 9 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, and many other prizes.
According to celebritynetworth.com and aol.com, the net worth of this fantastic American woman was about 500 million USD back in 2017.
6. Mariah Carey – 520-535 million U.S. dollars
The famous American singer, actress, songwriter, and producer is a successful businesswoman. Mariah Carey became popular in the 1990s when she released several hit albums. Her comeback into the world music was successful in 2005 when she presented the top ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ album, which won three Grammy awards.
Different sources estimate Mariah Carey’s net worth from 520 million USD (based on the report from moneyinc.com) to 535 million USD (according to therichest.com).
5. Madonna – 590 million U.S. dollars
The queen of pop music Madonna has been on stage for many years. The world fell in love with her songs back in the 1980s. Besides making her music and performing on stage, this incredible woman has made herself. No wonder that Forbes added her to the selection of the Richest Self-Made Ladies in the USA (Madonna’s placed at the 26th position).
The businesswoman and American singer’s net worth reached 590 million USD in 2018.
4. Dr. Dre – 770 million U.S. dollars
This famous American rapper is also one of the Forbes richest musicians in 2018. The 53-year-old musician has many successful businesses including his companies Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment.
He has worked with many successful and wealthy artists, including Eminem, Snoop Dog, 50 Cent and many others. As a result, his net worth has grown to 770 million USD, according to Forbes top 5 hip hop musicians with the biggest fortune.
3. Diddy (Puff Daddy) – 820 million U.S. dollars
This American musician is also wealthy, but he was ranked number two in 2018. His businesses are blooming too, and earnings are increasing, but his wealth is not as high as that of Jay-Z.
Diddy’s revenue comes from cable TV (Ciroc and Revolt), beverage industries (DeLeon) and other businesses. While being placed in the second position, Diddy is still one of the wealthiest musicians in the world and America. forbes.com estimates his net worth at approximately 820 million USD for 2018
2. Jay-Z – 1 billion U.S. dollars
The husband of Beyonce, Jay-Z is currently number one. His net worth is considered to be the highest among all other musicians of different genres. The hip-hop artist makes his money not just by making music, recording songs, and performing on stage.The richest musician in America Jay-Z has values of interest in D’Usse cognac, Roc Nation empire, Armand de Brignac and Tidal companies. The happy family life and success in business have earned Jay-Z 900 million USD (in 2018), as reported by Forbes.
1. Kanye West – 1.3 billion U.S dollarsKanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
West is among the most critically acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, with his music having spanned a broad range of styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including hip hop, soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial, and gospel. Outside of his music career, West’s success in the fashion industry has led to him being recognized as one of the most influential pop culture figures of his generation.
He recently became a billionaire making him one of the richest and the richest musician in US and the world, Forbes.com estimates his net worth at approximately $1.3 billion million USD