Exactly how well does it pay to have the voice of an angel? Well, that depends on a number of things, not the least of which being how smart you are with your money once you’ve earned it. While nearly everyone knows who Katy Perry and Beyonce are, most of us don’t know what they’re worth, we just assume, “eh, they’re loaded” (and that’s mostly right), but here’s how much the 25 Richest Singers Of All Time are worth.
This singer/songwriter, actress, mother, judge of The Voice, and makeup free activist is worth a reported $130 Million.
Adele has 15 Grammys, and honestly, she’s earned every single one of them as someone who is so immensely talented they can captivate an entire audience with just their voice, no fancy props or dancing required. She’s worth an estimated $125 Million USD.
Michael Bublé, singer, songwriter, father, winner of four Grammys, and possibly the sweetest crooner since ol’ blue eyes himself is worth an estimated $150 Million USD.
Janet Jackson, winner of 7 Grammys, sister of Micheal Jackson, and as of early 2017, proud mother to a tiny baby boy named Eissa Al Manna, is worth $150 Million USD.
Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, this singer was raised in Barbados and released her first song “Pon de Replay” in 2005. Since then she’s amassed a net worth of $230 million USD. Apparently being a good girl gone bad pays decently.
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The girl who is famous for kissing other girls and liking it, as well as cotton candy bras, started out as a Christian pop singer. When, that, uh, didn’t work out, she tried something flashier, and now she’s worth and estimated $125 Million USD
The Princess of pop, one Miss Britney Jean Spears, is worth around $185 Million USD. That’s between albums, touring, and her Vegas residence.
Shakira is the second best selling Latin singer of all time, having sold over 125 million albums worldwide. She releases singles in either English or Spanish, and her estimated net worth is $220 Million.
Though some of us will never forgive him for breaking up *NSYNC, Justin Timberlake seems to have done okay for himself solo, as he’s currently worth $230 Million USD. And that’s not counting his wife, Jessica Biel, who’s worth a reported $20ish million herself and is possibly Venus reincarnated.
The Beebs might be the definition of a spoiled bad boy (with questionable tattoo choices), but there’s no denying the boy can sing. And that’s probably why he’s worth an estimated $225 million USD. That, and he’s freaking adorable, and girls go for the bad boy thing…
Diana Ross, the living legend, one of the original Divas, is worth an estimated $250 Million USD. Her first #1 single, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” was her first number one, released in 1970. It’s still magical; you should go listen to it and sing your heart out. Like right now. Go.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Lady Gaga has come a long way since we first thought the glitter lightening bolt on her face was a little weird in that one music video. The music/performance artist is reportedly worth $275 Million USD.
Since releasing his first album in 1973, “The Boss” has amassed a net worth of estimated $345 Million USD.
Cher, who first started singing with Sonny in the 1960’s and then brought us the first use of auto-tune in a song with “Believe” in 1998, is worth an estimated $ 350 Million dollars. Also, she’s possibly immortal.
Barbra Streisand is a living legend. She’s won just about every award you can win: Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and most striking and awesome nose in the universe. She’s worth a reported $370 million dollars, which somehow still seems low.
Getting her heart smashed over and over has turned out to be preeeeety profitable for Taylor Swift, as America’s Sweetheart is worth around $360 Million USD.
Céline Dion, Canada’s darling, winner of 7 Grammys, released her first in 1981 and is worth an estimated $380 Million, a large part of that coming from her Vegas residency at Cesar’s Palace.
Beyonce, who may, at this point, qualify for her own religion as her followers are so devout, is reportedly worth an impressive $450 million dollars.
Toby Keith, country singer, modern cowboy, red cup specialist, and just really freaking excited to be an American, is worth an estimated $500 million USD.
Dolly Parton, the lady who’s known for her big, uh, hair, and has her own stinking theme park AND separate dinner show, is worth $500 million USD. She also sends free books to children from birth to age five, depending on what part of the country you live in.
Ms. Carey is worth a lovely $520 Million USD. The twice divorced mother of 2 has had 18 songs in the hot 100 on the charts, putting her right behind The Beatles.
The original Material Girl, is worth approximately $560 Million USD and counting. Despite being nearly 60, Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour in 2016 brought in an impressive $170 million dollars.
Born as Paul David Hewson, Bono is the lead singer of U2, a philanthropist, and a venture capitalist. It’s from the latter that he’s earned most of his estimated $600 million dollar worth. He’s also a Knight, but he doesn’t have Sir in front of his name because he’s an Irish citizen.
Gloria Estefan is one of those icons who does it all – She sings! She Dances! She acts! She’s business savvy! And she’s worth somewhere in the ballpark of $600-$700 Million. Clever lady.
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney has made most of his 1.1 BILLION dollar net worth, not from his days in The Beatles, but rather his long and impressive solo career. He still sells out arenas in his 70’s.
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