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Richest Singers in the World 2018

Who are the richest singers in the world?

Some of the most popular singers in the world are worth more than half a billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 20 richest singers 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 Top 20 Richest Singers in the World

Below are the 20 richest singers of all time, as of 2019. We’ve used figures from Forbes, Celebrity Net Worth, and The Richest to create this compilation.

 

20. Justin Bieber

Richest Singers - Justin Bieber

Net Worth: $265 Million

Justin Bieber gained fame in the world of music from a very young age, and to this day is still only 24 years old. He is the youngest person on this list, by far!

Incredibly, at such a young age Justin Bieber’s net worth is $265 million, making him one of the richest singers alive. There is no singer younger than Bieber with a higher net worth than him.

Richest Singers Quotes - Justin Bieber

“I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.” – Justin Bieber

 

19. Nana Mouskouri

Richest Singers - Nana Mouskouri

Net Worth: $280 Million

Nana Mouskouri is a Greek singer, considered to be one of the best-selling music artists in the world. During the span of her music career she has released over 200 albums and singles in 10 different languages.

As of 2019, Nana Mouskouri’s net worth is estimated to be $280 million.

 

18. Mariah Carey

Richest Singers - Mariah Carey

Net Worth: $300 Million

Mariah Carey is a singer/songwriter who began her career after signing with Columbia Records. Her debut album included 4 single which made the Billboard Hot 100, and needless to say, that’s very rare.

Today, Carey has sold over 200 million albums worldwide, and is the 18th richest singer in the world, with Mariah Carey’s net worth estimated at $300 million in 2019.

Richest Singers Quotes - Mariah Carey

“If you see me as just the princess, then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.” – Mariah Carey

 

17. Lady Gaga

Richest Singers - Lady Gaga

Net Worth: $300 Million

Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work, and has sold over 27 million albums during her career.

Today, Lady Gaga has racked up an impressive net worth of $300 million dollars, and has ranked 17th on the list of the richest singers worldwide.

 

16. George Strait

Richest Singers - George Strait

Net Worth: $326 Million

George Strait is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. He is known as the “King of Country”, and is considered to be one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time.

In 2019, George Strait’s net worth is estimated to be $326 million, making him the 16th richest singer in the world.

 

15. Bruce Springsteen

Richest Singers - Bruce Springsteen

Net Worth: $345 Million

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, and over the years has been nicknamed “The Boss”. Springsteen is well known for his distinctive voice, and his lengthy, rather energetic stage performances. Some of them known to last up to four hours.

As of this year, Bruce Springsteen’s net worth is roughly $345 million.

 

14. Cher

Richest Singers - Cher

Net Worth: $360 Million

Cher is an American singer and actress, who is sometimes referred to as the Goddess of Pop. She became popular in the 1960’s as part of a duo with her husband Sonny. Everyone has heard the song “I Got You Babe”, which was the couple’s original best selling hit.

Today, Cher’s net worth is $360 million, making her one of the richest singers of all time.

 

13. Toby Keith

Richest Singers - Tony Keith

Net Worth: $365 Million

Toby Keith is an American country singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Today, he sits on this list as the 13th richest singer in the world, with a net worth of $365 million.

 

12. Taylor Swift

Richest Singers - Taylor Swift

Net Worth: $400 Million

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter, and is known for writing music based on what’s happening in her personal life. She is the 2nd youngest person on this list, and the youngest female on the list.

In 2019, Taylor Swift’s net worth is $400 million, making her one of the richest singers in the world.

Richest Singers Quotes - Taylor Swift

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift

 

11. Shania Twain

Richest Singers - Shania Twain

Net Worth: $400 Million

Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling female artists in country music history.

As of 2019, Shania Twain’s net worth is $400 million.

 

10. Johnny Mathis

Richest Singers - Johnny Mathis

Net Worth: $400 Million

Johnny Mathis is now 82 years old, and the picture above is from the early days of his career. Johnny is an American singer of popular music and started his career with singles of standard music.

He went on to release several dozen albums which achieved gold or platinum status, and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has a net worth of $400 million dollars.

 

9. Jennifer Lopez

Richest Singers - Jennifer Lopez

Net Worth: $400 Million

Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, actress, dancer and fashion designer. Before the successful singing career of J.Lo, came her acting career. She starred in ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Out of Sight’, before releasing her debut studio album in 1999.

The career of J.Lo’s has been a very diverse one and has managed to earn her a spot on this richest list. As of 2019, Jennifer Lopez’ net worth is $400 million.

 

8. Barbara Streisand

Richest Singers - Barbra Streisand

Net Worth: $400 Million

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Streisand has achieved success in multiple areas. And it has not gone unnoticed.

Throughout her career, she’s received several Grammy awards, among other accolades, and now has a net worth of $400 million.

 

7. Victoria Beckham

Richest Singers - Victoria Beckham

Net Worth: $450 Million

Victoria Beckham is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer, who rose to fame with the pop group ‘Spice Girls’. She was nicknamed ‘Posh Spice’, and after the group split up she went on to a number of other endeavors.

Victoria is married to the former English footballer David Beckham, who played for Manchester United, and the English International team. As of 2019, Victoria Beckham’s net worth is $450 million

 

6. Gloria Estefan

Richest Singers - Gloria Estefan

Net Worth: $500 Million

Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Before her solo career took off, she began as the lead singer of the Miami Latin Boys. Estefan has won three Grammy awards and also has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2019, Gloria Estefan’s net worth is $500 million, making her one of the richest singers worldwide.

 

5. Dolly Parton

Richest Singers - Dolly Parton

Net Worth: $500 Million

Dolly Parton, now 72 years old, is no doubt the most popular country singer of all time. Her career as a singer began in 1964, and since then she’s racked up the accolades, and income, making her one of the richest singers in 2019.

As of this year, Dolly Parton’s net worth is roughly $500 million.

 

4. Beyonce

Richest Singers - Beyonce

Net Worth: $500 Million

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She was the lead singer in the group ‘Destiny’s Child’, before she transitioned to a solo career.

Beyonce has won 22 Grammy awards, which is outstanding, and she’s the most nominated in the history of the Grammy’s.

As of 2019, Beyonce’s net worth is $500 million, putting her on this list of the richest singers in 2019.

Richest Singers Quotes - Beyonce

“I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous I know I’m going to have a good show.” – Beyonce

 

3. Julio Iglesias

Richest Singers - Julio Iglesias

Net Worth: $600 Million

Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter. It is estimated that during his career he has offered more than 5000 concerts, having performed for over 60 million people on five continents.

In 2019, Julio Iglesias’ net worth is $600 million dollars.

 

2. Celine Dion

Richest Singers - Celine Dion

Net Worth: $800 Million

Céline Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman, dubbed one of the best selling artists of all time; with over 200 million records sold worldwide, to date.

As of 2019, Celine Dion’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million.

 

1. Madonna

Richest Singers - Madonna

Net Worth: $850 Million

Madonna is considered to be the “Queen of Pop”, and is the 4th best selling music artist worldwide! She had a rough start when she first moved to New York to pursue her singing career, which you can listen to in some of the interviews on YouTube.

However, since then, she’s become the richest singer in the world, and at 59 years old, Madonna’s net worth is estimated to be $850 million.

 

Summary

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

  1. Madonna
  2. Celine Dion
  3. Julio Iglesias
  4. Beyonce
  5. Dolly Parton
  6. Gloria Estefan
  7. Victoria Beckham
  8. Barbara Streisand
  9. Jennifer Lopez
  10. Jonny Mathis
  11. Shania Twain
  12. Taylor Swift
  13. Toby Keith
  14. Cher
  15. Bruce Springsteen
  16. George Strait
  17. Lady Gaga
  18. Mariah Carey
  19. Nana Mouskouri
  20. Justin Bieber

How many of these singers did you expect to appear on this list of the top 20 richest singers in the world? Leave a comment below.

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20 Comments

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    Jonathan Kay

    Apr 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    You forget Paul MCcartney is richer than any of these by a country mile at $1.2billion!

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      amy

      May 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      He got rich from the beatles(a group), not alone by himself.

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        Anthony

        Jun 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm

        So did Victoria Beckham and she had far fewer solo releases???

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          Anthony

          Jun 22, 2018 at 11:03 pm

          He’s had like 18 solo albums ??

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    Andrew

    Apr 29, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Jay-Z, Dr. Dre…?!?

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      Dan Western

      May 8, 2018 at 4:48 am

      There on the list of the richest rappers Andrew!

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    Bertie

    May 4, 2018 at 9:24 am

    It’s great to see Johnny Mathis here. He’s missing from almost every other list of singers or entertainers – completely missing. Yet, his album sales (per Guinness Book of Records) exceed 360 million. He has the second longest continuous billboard chart run (490 weeks) of any album ever released by anybody. He is a major popular music star, and deserves to be remembered and recognized as one of the greats.

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    SUe

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    You’ve missed Paul McCartney and Elton John!

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    Katy

    Jun 17, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Katy Perry?

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    charles namphande

    Oct 27, 2018 at 11:20 am

    i thought will be dr dre

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      Dan Western

      Nov 3, 2018 at 2:21 am

      Hey Charles, Dr. Dre is on the list of richest rappers.

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        Suhuyini

        Dec 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

        That is nice to see that.

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    Jasmine Glasper

    Dec 28, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I thought Beyonce would’ve been higher but she can’t win everything I’m pretty sure she’s realized that from that award she lost to Adele

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    Jessica Blackburn

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I thought Ariana Grande will be nearer number one

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      Anti Ariana

      Feb 17, 2019 at 6:21 am

      Ariana is not an artist. She’s a lip synching party doll.

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      Lilola

      Feb 17, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Ari’s worth is just 50 million

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    Stella

    Mar 12, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I’m surprised Britney Spears isn’t on here. She was undoubtedly the biggest name in pop after Madonna and no other singer has put on a show like Britney did in her prime. Every major company wanted to collab with her (Milk, Pepsi, etc). And her concerts were massive. The list goes on and on.

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    Nikki

    Apr 8, 2019 at 3:46 am

    That’s not a true list, with some in the rap world getting close to or maybe over a billion dollars alone…

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      Dan Western

      Apr 11, 2019 at 12:48 am

      Ney Nikki,

      All rappers are featured on our separate list of “The Richest Rappers”.

      Thanks!

      Dan

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    anonymous

    Apr 11, 2019 at 4:34 am

    i dont know why some comments look for rappers when the list says singers. the last time i check rappers do rap while singers go and sing lols

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