The 20 Richest Rockstars in the World

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Who are the richest rockstars in the world?

Some of the most popular rock stars in the world is worth more than half a billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 20 richest rockstars worldwide, along with their current net worth, and a short bio.

Before you continue reading the article, can you guess who will appear on the list?


The 20 Richest Rockstars in the World

Below are the 20 richest singers of all time, As of 2022. We’ve used figures from Forbes, Celebrity Net Worth, and The Richest to create this compilation.


20. Robbie Williams

Richest Rockstars - Robbie Williams

Net Worth: $300 Million

Robbie Williams is a British musician, and very much an icon within the British music industry. His career began as a member of the boy band “Take That”, but he was able to achieve just as much success going solo as he did with the band.

As of March 2023, Robbie Williams’ net worth is estimated to be $300 million, making him the 20th richest rockstar in the world.


19. James Hetfield

Richest Rockstars - James Hetfield

Net Worth: $300 Million

James Hetfield is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter who is most famous for being the lead singer for the popular heavy metal band, Metallica.

James Hetfield’s net worth is roughly $300 million.


18. Eric Clapton

Richest Rockstars - Eric Clapton

Net Worth: $300 Million

Eric Clapton is a British rock musician who was born in Surrey, England.

Clapton is a blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He has been ranked as the #53 on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Artists Of All Time. Clapton began his career when he was 17 years old, and he joined his first band called “The Roosters”.

As of March 2023, Eric Clapton’s net worth is roughly $300 million, making him the 18th richest rock star in the world.


17. Dave Matthews

Richest Rockstars - Dave Matthews

Net Worth: $300 Million

Dave Matthew is a singer, actor, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the frontman and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. Matthews and his family immigrated to the United States when he was just 2 years old.

Dave Matthews’ net worth is approximately $300 million.


16. Bjorn Ulvaeus

Richest Rockstars - Björn Ulvaeus

Net Worth: $300 Million

Bjorn Ulvaeus is a Swedish songwriter, composer, and producer who is most famous for being one of the original founding members of the ABBA. The band ABBA is known for being one of the most popular bands of all time.

As of March 2023, Bjorn Ulvaeus’ net worth is estimated to be $300 Million, making him the 16th richest rock star on the list.


15. Anne-Frid Lyngstad

Richest Rockstars - Anne-Frid Lyngstad

Net Worth: $300 Million

Anne-Frid Lyngstad is a well-known Swedish singer who is most famous for her career as the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA. Lyngstad also had a very successful career as a solo artist and has made many appearances on TV and stage.

Anne-Frid Lyngstad’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $300 Million, making her the 15th richest rock star on the list.


14. Adam Clayton

Richest Rockstars - Adam Clayton

Net Worth: $300 Million

Adam Clayton is an English musician who has been the bass player for the successful Irish band, U2. The group was formed in 1976 and is one of the most popular bands in history. Clayton has since then also pursued outside projects as a musician and songwriter, including composing the theme for the film “Mission: Impossible”.

As of March 2023, Adam Clayton’s net worth is $300 million.


13. Roger Waters

Richest Rockstars - Roger Waters

Net Worth: $310 Million

Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, and composer who is most famous to be the co-founder and lead singer of the successful British band, Pink Floyd. Waters has since then sold over 250 million albums internationally.

Roger Waters’ net worth is approximately $310 million, making him the 13th richest rock star in the world.


12. The Edge

Richest Rockstars - The Edge

Net Worth: $340 Million

The Edge is a British-born, Irish musician who is the guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist for the successful band, U2. In addition to his work with U2, he has also recorded as a solo artist, and written music for two musicals with bandmate, Bono.

As of March 2023, The Edge’s net worth is $340 Million.


11. Keith Richards

Richest Rockstars - Keith Richards

Net Worth: $340 Million

Keith Richards is an English guitarist, songwriter, record producer, and founding member of The Rolling Stones. Alongside his childhood friend Mick Jagger, they began to collaborate from the beginning of the formation of The Rolling Stones. Richards and Jagger have written and produced 14 of the greatest rock songs of all time.

Keith Richards’ net worth is roughly $340 million, making him the 11th richest rock star in the world.


10. Ringo Starr

Richest Rockstars - Ringo Starr

Net Worth: $350 Million

Ringo Starr is a British musician who was born and raised in Liverpool, England. Starr suffered health problems as a child that caused him to leave grammar school. Starr later attended secondary school in Liverpool and excelled in art, mechanics, and drama.

As of March 2023, Ringo Starr’s net worth is estimated to be $350 million.


9. Gene Simmons

Richest Rockstars - Gene Simmons

Net Worth: $350 Million

Gene Simmons is an American rock and roll legend. Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel, and is also known by his stage name “The Demon”. He is the bassist and co-signer of the rock band Kiss.

Gene Simmons’ net worth is roughly $350 million.


8. Mick Jagger

Richest Rockstars - Mick Jagger

Net Worth: $360 Million

Mick Jagger is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-Winning English singer and record producer. Jagger is one of the best-known and most influential singers of the last 50 years. He has been the lead vocalist for his group The Rolling Stones since they were formed in the early 1960s.

As of March 2023, Mick Jagger’s net worth is $360 million, making him the 8th richest rock star on the list.


7. Sting

Richest Rockstars - Sting

Net Worth: $400 Million

Sting is an extraordinarily successful British musician. Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner in England. He is probably best known for being a member of The Police and for a career as a solo artist.

Sting’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $400 million.


6. Jon Bon Jovi

Richest Rockstars - Bon Jovi

Net Worth: $410 Million

Jon Bon Jovi is a New Jersey-born rock star who spent most of his teen years recording music in a studio owned by his cousin. It was through this that Jovi could have his first professional gig at the age of 17.

As of March 2023, Jon Bon Jovi’s net worth is approximately $410 Million, making him the 6th richest rock star in the world.


5. Elton John

Richest Rockstars - Elton John

Net Worth: $500 Million

Elton John is an extremely popular British musician and one of the most successful artists in history. John was born in England and began playing the piano at the age of 3.

He began formal lessons at the age of 7 and won a scholarship to London’s Royal Academy of Music at eleven.

Elton John’s net worth is $500 million.


4. Bruce Springsteen

Richest Rockstars - Bruce Springsteen

Net Worth: $500 Million

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer and songwriter who was born and raised in New Jersey. Springsteen began his career as a musician in his teens when he learned how to play guitar.

He eventually went on to join several bands including The Castiles, Earth, and Steel Mill.

As of March 2023, Bruce Springsteen’s net worth is roughly $500 Million, making him the 4th richest rock star in the world.


3. Jimmy Buffett

Richest Rockstars - Jimmy Buffett

Net Worth: $600 Million

Jimmy Buffett is an American singer-songwriter, author, and businessman who was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Buffett left a permanent mark with his music and he began his career when he was in the school band in grade school.

Jimmy Buffett’s net worth is approximately $600 million.


2. Bono

Richest Rockstars - Bono

Net Worth: $700 Million

Bono is an Irish musician and political activist who was born in Dublin, Ireland. Bone formed the successful and U2 at the age of 16 and has since then been known as one of the most popular rock icons in the world.

As of March 2023, Bono’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $700 million, making him the 2nd richest rock star on the list.


1. Paul McCartney

Richest Rockstars - Paul McCartney

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Paul McCartney is a highly successful British musician who is one of the most popular musicians and composers in the history of music. He is most famous for his time in The Beatles, and McCartney has released six gold discs and has sold over 100 million singles.

As of March 2023, Paul McCartney’s net worth is $1.2 Billion, making him the richest rock star of all time.



Here’s a quick recap of the top 20 richest rockstars in the world:

  1. Paul McCartney
  2. Bono
  3. Jimmy Buffett
  4. Bruce Springsteen
  5. Elton John
  6. Bon Jovi
  7. Sting
  8. Mick Jagger
  9. Gene Simmons
  10. Ringo Starr
  11. Keith Richards
  12. The Edge
  13. Roger Waters
  14. Adam Clayton
  15. Anne-Frid Lyngstad
  16. Björn Ulvaeus
  17. Dave Matthews
  18. Eric Clapton
  19. James Hetfield
  20. Robbie Williams

How many of these rockstars did you expect to appear on this list of the richest rockstars in the world? Leave a comment below.

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Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.


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      What do Mickey Mouse and Phil Collins have in common? Neither is in the top 20 — the point of this list.

  1. Robbie Williams my biggest surprise, as an American. The rest is more slight degrees of placement that surprised me. Also surprised no one who became popular after 2000 made it. And if U2 split songwriting credit, why isn’t their take equal?

  2. Most of these artists have accomplished many things. Nothing personal against Sting, but what places him ahead of say Mick Jagger. The stones had many many hits. Sting, not so much. Great guy I just don’t understand

    • Hi Terry. Sting has had a very successful solo career. Mick and Keith wrote songs together and therefore always split their royalties. Had either wrote all their songs individually wdp they would’ve been up there with Bono.

  3. What about Lady Gaga, J-Lo, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and others who are known to have wealth exceeding some that have been listed? ?

  4. I’m surprised Jimmy Page isn’t on that list. There was a time when Zeppelin was just about the biggest band around. Like the Beatles, one could only imagine what they could have done if they were all still alive and together!

  5. Bruce Springsteen could probably be worth a few hundred million more if he were to have ever sold the rights to use his songs for advertising..imagine what nike, automobile companies or any company with a device that ” runs ” would shell out for ‘ Born To Run ‘ ?
    He of course has turned down any such endorsements and keep in mind this goes back 35 years + .. before he was financially set for life , though he wasn’t doing to shabby back then .. oh yeah the beer industry would probably love the rights to ‘ Glory Days ‘ !


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