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The 30 Richest Singers in the World

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 30 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 30 Richest Singers in the World

Below are the 30 richest singers of all time, as of 2021. We’ve used figures from Forbes, Celebrity Net Worth, and The Richest to create this compilation.

 

30. Jose Carreras

Richest Singers - Jose Carreras

Net Worth: $250 Million

Jose Carreras is a Spanish operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini.

He is also known for his work as one of the Three Tenors with Placido Domingo and Luciana Pavarotti. He has received many awards.

As of 2021, Jose Carreras’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

“When I sing, I want people to think only about the tenor and only about the music.” – Jose Carreras

 

29. Diana Ross

Richest Singers - Diana Ross

Net Worth: $250 Million

Diana Ross is an American singer and actress. Ross first rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group ‘The Supremes’. She has also starred in films such as ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ and ‘The Wiz’.

In May 1970, she released her debut album with RCA ‘Who Do Fools Fall in Love’ which was very successful, selling over a million copies.

As of 2021, Diana Ross’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

“I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true. Often, they might not come when you want them. They come in their own time.” – Diana Ross

 

28. Bette Midler

Richest Singers - Bette Midler

Net Worth: $250 Million

Bette Midler is an iconic American singer, actress, and writer. Midler is best known as ‘The Divine Miss M’.

She has won several awards, including two Tonys, three Primetime Emmys, and three Grammys. She also appeared in the movies such as ‘The Stepford Wives’, and ‘The Women’. She is one of the most successful singers in the music industry.

As of 2021, Bette Midler’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

“People are not the best because they work hard. They work hard because they are the best.” – Bette Midler

 

27. Dhani Harrison

Richest Singers - Dhani Harrison

Net Worth: $275 Million

Dhani Harrison is a British musician, composer, and singer-songwriter. Harrison is the son of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison and author Olivia Harrison.

His best collaborations were in 2004 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where he appeared alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Prince. He made most of his fortune from his work as a composer and also he has been performing in many festivals.

As of 2021, Dhani Harrison’s net worth is estimated to be $275 Million.

“When my dad toured in ’91, I think my first gig properly was the Tokyo Dome, 50,000 people indoors. That was pretty scary. I was 12, or 13.” – Dhani Harrison

 

26. 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 2021, Nana Mouskouri’s net worth is estimated to be $280 million.

 

25. Justin Bieber

Richest Singers - Justin Bieber

Net Worth: $285 Million

Justin Bieber gained fame in the world of music from a very young age. He is the youngest person on this list, by far!

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Incredibly, at such a young age Justin Bieber’s net worth is $285 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

 

24. Tom Jones

Richest Singers - Tom Jones

Net Worth: $300 Million

Tom Jones is a Welsh singer who sold more than 100 million records during his career.

Jones is best known for his songs such as  ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘What’s New Pussycat’, ‘Delilah’, ‘She’s a Lady’, and ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’. He also featured in several film and television projects. He has earned his net worth through his career as a singer.

As of 2021, Tom Jones’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

“If you’re going to be a star, you should look like one.” – Tom Jones

 

23. Shakira

Richest Singers - Shakira

Net Worth: $300 Million

Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Everybody knows who Shakira is, and why she’s become such an icon in the music industry.

As of 2021, Shakira’s net worth is roughly $300 million.

 

22. Placido Domingo

Richest Singers - Placido Domingo

Net Worth: $300 Million

Placido Domingo is a Spanish opera singer, conductor, and arts administrator who is best known for his versatility. Domingo often performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Russian.

In addition to his success, he has won fourteen Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. His singing career had a big impact on his net worth.

As of 2021, Placido Domingo’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

“Singing becomes a form of therapy.” – Placido Domingo

 

21. George Strait

Richest Singers - George Strait

Net Worth: $300 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.

As of 2021, George Strait’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million, making him the 21st richest singer in the world.

 

20. Mariah Carey

Richest Singers - Mariah Carey

Net Worth: $320 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 21st richest singer in the world, with Mariah Carey’s net worth estimated at $320 million as of 2021.

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

 

19. Lady Gaga

Richest Singers - Lady Gaga

Net Worth: $320 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 $320 million and has ranked 19th on the list of the richest singers worldwide.

 

18. Katy Perry

Richest Singers - Katy Perry

Net Worth: $330 Million

Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge.

As of 2021, Katy Perry’s net worth is estimated to be $330 million, making her the 18th richest singer in the world.

 

17. 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 1960s 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.

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

 

16. 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 16th richest singer in the world, with a net worth of $365 million.

 

15. 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.

As of 2021, 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

 

14. 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 2021, Shania Twain’s net worth is $400 million.

 

13. 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 that achieved gold or platinum status, and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has a net worth of $400 million.

 

12. 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 2021, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth is $400 million.

 

11. Garth Brooks

Richest Singers - Garth Brooks

Net Worth: $400 Million

Garth Brooks is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States.

As of 2021, Garth Brooks’ net worth is estimated to be $400 million, launching him onto this list of the richest singers worldwide.

 

10. Barbra 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.

 

9. 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 2021, Victoria Beckham’s net worth is $450 million.

 

8. 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.

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As of 2021, Gloria Estefan’s net worth is $500 million, making her one of the richest singers worldwide.

 

7. 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 2021, Beyonce’s net worth is $500 million, putting her on this list of the richest singers.

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

 

6. Rihanna

Richest Singers - Rihanna

Net Worth: $550 Million

Rihanna is the diva from Barbados who has become an icon in today’s music industry, covering various genres. She didn’t appear on last year’s version of this list but has quickly jumped into XX place.

As of 2021, Rihanna’s net worth is estimated to be $550 million.

 

5. 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.

As of 2021, Julio Iglesias’ net worth is $600 million.

 

4. Dolly Parton

Richest Singers - Dolly Parton

Net Worth: $600 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 accolades, and income, making her one of the richest singers in 2021.

As of this year, Dolly Parton’s net worth is roughly $600 million.

 

3. 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 2021, Celine Dion’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million.

 

2. 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 2nd richest singer in the world, and at 59 years old, Madonna’s net worth is estimated to be $850 million.

 

1. Herb Alpert

Richest Singers - Herp Albert

Net Worth: $850 Million

Herb Alpert is an American jazz musician, who became famous as the group notoriously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. They’re also often referred to as Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB.

Alpert has racked up an impressive net worth of $850 million, making him the richest singer in the world.

 

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the 30 richest singers in the world:

  1. Herb Alpert
  2. Madonna
  3. Celine Dion
  4. Dolly Parton
  5. Julio Iglesias
  6. Rihanna
  7. Beyonce
  8. Gloria Estefan
  9. Victoria Beckham
  10. Barbara Streisand
  11. Garth Brooks
  12. Jennifer Lopez
  13. Johnny Mathis
  14. Shania Twain
  15. Taylor Swift
  16. Toby Keith
  17. Cher
  18. Katy Perry
  19. Lady Gaga
  20. Mariah Carey
  21. George Strait
  22. Placido Domingo
  23. Shakira
  24. Tom Jones
  25. Justin Bieber
  26. Nana Mouskouri
  27. Dhani Harrison
  28. Bette Midler
  29. Diana Ross
  30. Jose Carreras

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.

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."

36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. 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!

    • amy

      May 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm

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

      • Anthony

        Jun 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm

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

        • Anthony

          Jun 22, 2018 at 11:03 pm

          He’s had like 18 solo albums ??

      • Kevin

        Sep 11, 2019 at 8:33 pm

        Yaaaaa, sorry Amy, Anthony’s right. Besides,it’s titled singers, not soloists!

    • Christy

      Sep 16, 2019 at 1:06 am

      Jay Z is richer than them all although he is a rapper and not a singer, he is over a billion too and did it solo too

  2. Andrew

    Apr 29, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Jay-Z, Dr. Dre…?!?

    • Dan Western

      May 8, 2018 at 4:48 am

      There on the list of the richest rappers Andrew!

  3. 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.

  4. SUe

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    You’ve missed Paul McCartney and Elton John!

  5. Katy

    Jun 17, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Katy Perry?

  6. charles namphande

    Oct 27, 2018 at 11:20 am

    i thought will be dr dre

    • Dan Western

      Nov 3, 2018 at 2:21 am

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

      • Suhuyini

        Dec 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

        That is nice to see that.

  7. 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

  8. Jessica Blackburn

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I thought Ariana Grande will be nearer number one

    • Anti Ariana

      Feb 17, 2019 at 6:21 am

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

      • Sunako

        Nov 5, 2019 at 3:07 am

        Wheres Rihanna? ☺

    • Lilola

      Feb 17, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Ari’s worth is just 50 million

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

    • 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

  11. 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

  12. David Neil Murphy

    Dec 20, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Bono, jon bon jovi, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ringo Starr

  13. Andrew Galloway

    Feb 1, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder ???

  14. Andrew Galloway

    Feb 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Me. I’m a billionaire and I sing in the shower. ?

  15. Bill Bernardi

    Feb 16, 2020 at 3:19 am

    Technically, Herb Alpert is not a singer. He does sing from time to time but most of his music is instrumental. Very cool dude, though.

  16. Joe moret

    Feb 21, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    I’m sure Elton John, mick jagger and rod Stewart must have enough to make that list!!

  17. Paul Konstonsky

    Nov 8, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Paul McCartney, Elton John?

  18. Kmehden

    Nov 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    They forgot Paul McCartney he’s worth over a billion$$$.

  19. Jude

    Nov 24, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Um you do know that Paul McCartney has over 1 billion dollars right?

  20. dr. dre

    Dec 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    where is dr. dre, he sold beats for 3 bilion dollars.

  21. Dave

    Dec 10, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Dr DRE – KAYNE WEST ? 🤔

  22. BEHNAM

    Dec 15, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Paul McCarthney’s net worth is $1.2 billion!

  23. james lamb

    Dec 16, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Mc cartney?

  24. Ivan Rand

    Aug 5, 2021 at 4:22 am

    Jimmy Buffett?

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