Updated 31st May, 2019
Here is the top 12 richest musicians in the world in 2019 and their earnings, see whether your favourites are there.
12. The Weeknd: $57 million
Could the situation be different for the author of the incredibly popular “Starboy” hit? The young musician has already become an icon and a face of many brands. All these endorsements juice his wallet perfectly well.
11. Kendrick Lamar: $58 million
This guy is one of the most favourite rappers in the world. He has already developed a good habit of packing whole arenas when it comes to his solo tours or his participation in other events. Working for “American Eagle” and “Nike” surely give him even more.
10. Beyonce: $60 million
Who is this lady that is closing the top 10 of our richest singers net worth list? It is Beyonce whose never-ceasing popularity has only grown by several times since the era of “Destiny’s Child”. Even without the popularity of her husband Jay-Z, this woman has enough to land on the top lines of the list.
9. Roger Waters: $68 million
This Pink Floyd veteran is still around! Young stars may envy his zest and strength. The septuagenarian is still vigorous enough to gather halls and arenas. It is not a big surprise that he manages to earn seven-digit amounts per single night.
8. Guns’n’Roses: $71 million
For sure, this band is perfectly able to regain their popularity after the worldwide tour that featured both Axl and Slash. In spite of their destructive spirit, they have a great talent when it comes to collecting millions for their performances. They are evidently reaching their tops again!
7. Jay-Z: $76.5 million
It seems the guy experienced his own second birth after his wife Beyonce delivered adorable twins. Their ever first joined project “Everything Is Love” has come like a storm, grabbing the audience. Now it is the turn of their joined tour that is potentially able to earn many millions more for the family.
6. Taylor Swift: $80 million
Could this lovely country music star ever think that one day she would gather arenas worldwide starting in the USA and finishing in Tokyo? Could she ever think that she would earn millions and become more popular than veteran musicians? She has all this now due to lots of hard work.
5. Katy Perry: $83 million
If you need an example of hard work, here it is. Katy Perry is one of those celebrities who make an incredible number of appearances during their tours. No wonder that they collect dozens of millions: packing arenas in every city on their way costs a lot. Now, this young star is among the richest musician in the world Forbes has on its lists.
4. Bruno Mars: $100 million
Millions of dollars, several new Grammy awards – this is how a successful musician is supposed to spend every year of his or her prime. Bruno does not waste his time. He is on the way towards the biggest earning in his career, the highest paid amount. With his zest and the scale of his tours, it is easy to guess that the point of 1 billion is quite near him.
3. Ed Sheeran: $110 million
The guy has created a handful of successful hits recently and ascended rapidly towards millions of fans. He is making a career in Hollywood as well because such an add-on to his singer/songwriter biography will never be out of place. The guy is steadily moving towards more fame and more incomes, respectively.
2. Coldplay: $115.5 million
The most recent tour “A Head Full Of Dreams” has brought the band huge incomes that only the success of U2 and The Rolling Stones can beat. It is unbelievable how this band manages to remain in the tops of lists through so many years. Still, we are only happy that Chris Martin and the guys keep on working and pleasing the audience with their hits.
1. P. Diddy
The musician earned $130 million in 2017. The main income Diddy got was from world tour ‘Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour’ and advertising contract with vodka Ciroc. Besides, the sales of his clothes collection ‘Sean John’ brought him money too.
“I’m an ordinary person,” said rapper to Forbes at the beginning of the year 2017. Diddy started looking closely at a business at the age of 12. He carried newspapers, worked at gas stations, worked as a dancer, a stylist, etc. The singer did everything to get closer to the music industry. And now he is the world richest musician.
It is the list of the richest musicians in the world at the moment. These ladies and gentlemen collect the fruits of their hard labour and enjoy all the benefits of their popularity in every corner of the globe. Maybe, you have found your favourite bands and musicians on this list. Maybe, the prime of their fame is still ahead together with the increase in their assets.