Top Ten Richest Singers in the World

Top Ten Richest Singers in the World

The world’s top 10 richest singers have a combined net worth of over $5 billion. Yes, you read that right! Add the world’s top 15 or top 20 richest singers and their collective net worth will exceed the total number of people in the world! As KSI puts it, that’s mad bruv!

Singers are among the richest entertainers in the world. The richest of them have won multiple awards and sold millions of records around the world. Singers like Sir Paul Mccartney continue to rule the hearts of millions through their brilliant music.

By the way, if you’re streaming to one of his songs or older Beatles albums on your Spectrum Gold package, you’re doing good. That said, here’s a list of the top 10 richest singers in the world. Fan moment warning, the list contains some pretty iconic names.


  1. Mariah Carey

Christmas is near and we can’t help but hear “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The song was released as part of Mariah’s instant-favorite and ever-popular Merry Christmas album in 1994. It is safe to say that it has aged well. Mariah was a very big deal in the nineties. And there’s no denying that she continues to enjoy the superstar status to this day. The 52-year-old has won multiple awards and her net worth is approximately $320 million.


  1. Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is a household name as well as a legend in the music industry. She has been active in the industry for as long as many can remember. Barbara is a singer, songwriter, actress, screenwriter, etc. It is safe to say that she’s a woman of multiple talents. Forbes puts her on the list of the richest singers in the world. Why? Because she has a net worth of $400 million, and a legacy spanning several decades.


  1. Beyoncé

BBC comedy program Famalam has done a hilarious sketch on Beyoncé. The skit depicts a female employee who is banished from society because she admits to not liking Beyoncé. I  also pity those who say they do not like the “Halo” songstress. Why? Because the Beehive will eat you alive!

The 40-year-old is one of the most famous faces on this planet. She is also one of the richest singers in the world, having a net worth somewhere between $420 and $500 million. She’s a strong feminine presence with multiple talents. She can sing, act, dance. Also, she’s won 22 Grammy awards and is one of the biggest role models the PoC audience admires.


  1. Gloria Estefan

Estefan is arguably the biggest singer to come out of Cuba. The 64-year-old is one of the most iconic and recognizable voices in the world of music. The “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” songstress began her career as the lead vocalist of the Miami Latin Boys. She went solo in the nineties. The decades that followed saw her give multiple hits including “Here We Are” and “Cuts Both Ways.”

Her net worth in 2021 was estimated to be $500 million, making her one of the richest artists in the world. The Cuban-American artist has been active since 1975. Her achievements include multiple Grammy awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


  1. Elton John 


Elton John is one of the greatest in a long line of great singers to come out of Great Britain. The legendary singer, songwriter, and composer has been active in the music industry since 1962. John is one of the bestselling music artists of all time. He has collaborated with numerous far younger superstar performers such as Eminem and Dua Lipa over the years.

His fortunes are estimated to be $500 million. This makes him one of the richest singers in the world today. John, 74, continues to collaborate with up-and-coming artists. His services to the industry have already accorded him the status of a knight. He’s also the recipient of the Disney Legends Award. Why? Go watch Lion King or listen to Tiny Dancer and you’ll know the reason.


  1. Bono

Paul Hewson aka Bono is one of the richest singers in the world. His current net worth is somewhere around $750 million.


  1. Celine Dion

A list of the richest singers that don’t include Celine Dion. How’s that even possible? Well, it isn’t. The “My Heart Will Go On” songstress is one the most successful artists of all time. She is known for her powerful vocal skills. The 53-year-old has incorporated multiple genres into her music over the years. She has a net worth of $800 million.


  1. Paul McCartney 

The former Beatles frontman has a net worth of $1.2 billion, making him one of the richest singers in the world. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison were the original founding members of the iconic Beatles. McCartney still remains active, having collaborated with more current artists. But he remains famous for being part of the founding fathers of Rock n Roll.


  1. Madonna

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is one of the most popular celebrities in the world today. She has a strong presence in the music industry. Also, she remains the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. The “Queen of Pop” is worth $1.5 billion. This makes her one of the top 5 richest singers in the world.


  1. Rihanna

Rihanna is now officially a billionaire. Forbes puts her net worth at $1.7 billion. This makes her the wealthiest female musician in the world.