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Who are the richest comedians in the world?

With millions of television viewers and box office movies under their belts, the world’s richest comedians have earned their place as household names.

This article explores the funniest comedians of them all, breaking down their career earnings and how they’ve achieved their net worth.

 

The Top 50 Richest Comedians in the World

We’ve covered the breakthrough roles, hit television shows, and other business ventures of these hugely successful, internationally famous comedians.

Here’s our list of the 50 richest comedians in the world:

 

50. Dave Chappelle

Richest Comedians - Dave Chappelle

Net Worth: $60 million

Dave Chappelle is an American comedian, actor, and screenwriter best known for his hugely popular Netflix specials.

After small roles in a range of television shows and movies in the 1990s, Chappelle starred in his TV show, Chappelle’s Show, on Comedy Central.

His various movie credits include The Nutty Professor, 200 Cigarettes with Ben Affleck, and A Star Is Born.

After a hiatus from the entertainment industry, Chappelle made his comeback in 2013, signing an incredibly lucrative deal with Netflix and winning three Grammy Awards over the following years.

 

49. Chris Rock

Richest Comedians - Chris Rock

Net Worth: $60 million

American comedian, actor, and director Chris Rock became a household name during the 1990s after appearing in a run of hit movies including The Longest Yard and Grow Ups.

A popular stand-up comedian, Rock joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s and picked up several awards, including two Emmy Awards, for his HBO comedy specials,

He’s also worked behind the camera as a producer and director on various projects, as well as being one of the most popular hosts of the Academy Awards.

 

48. Jimmy Fallon

Richest Comedians - Jimmy Fallon

Net Worth: $60 Million

American comedian and television host Jimmy Fallon began his successful career working on Saturday Night Live before striking out with his late-night television show.

In addition to his television work, Fallon has appeared in movies including Fever Pitch with one of the richest actresses in the world, Drew Barrymore, Ted 2, and Factory Girl.

Since 2009, he’s hosted Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, winning a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010.

 

47. David Spade

Net Worth: $70 million

David Spade is an actor and comedian who first came to public attention for his performances on Saturday Night Live, where he worked with comedians Chris Farley and Dennis Miller.

Appearances in several Adam Sandler movies helped boost his profile, but Spade is perhaps best known for his recurring role in Just Shoot Me, a comedy series from NBC.

In addition to his acting work, Spade’s $70 million net worth is drawn from his property portfolio, which includes some of the most expensive houses in the world, including a Beverly Hills mansion he listed for $19.95 million.

 

46. Tracy Morgan

Net Worth: $70 Million

Tracy Morgan is a comedian, actor, and author who also began his career with Saturday Night Live before branching out into a string of successful movie roles.

He’s appeared in films including The Longest Yard, Death at a Funeral, and Cop Out, helping him amass a net worth of $70 million.

In 2009, Tracy Morgan won Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance in the series 30 Rock at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

45. Peter Kay

Richest Comedians - Peter Kay

Net Worth: $70 Million

British stand-up comedian and actor Peter Kay made his name writing and starring in a string of successful television shows including That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights.

He’s earned considerable sums through his sell-out stand-up tours, the DVD sales from which have sold millions of copies.

Kay has also appeared in dozens of television shows throughout his career, including Coronation Street, Inside No. 9, and Doctor Who, as well as alongside Ralph Fiennes in the Wallace and Gromit movie.

Kay appears at 45th on our list of the richest comedians.

 

44. Eric Idle

Richest Comedians - Eric Idle

Net Worth: $70 Million

English comedian, actor, and musician Eric Idle first came to international attention through his work with the Monty Python comedy group in the 1970s.

He was a member of the comedy rock band The Rutles and has appeared in movies including Splitting Heirs and An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn.

A prolific voice actor, Idle has lent his talents to Hercules and The Simpsons and has also written several books throughout his career.

 

43. Carrot Top

Richest Comedians - Carrot Top

Net Worth: $70 Million

Carrot Top is an American actor and comedian who is known for his bright red hair and the use of props in his comedy routines.

A regular fixture on a range of American comedy shows, he’s also made guest appearances in movies such as So I Married An Axe Murderer and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again.

More recently Carrot Top’s impressive net worth has been driven by regular slots at some of the leading comedy venues in Las Vegas.

 

42. Tina Fey

Richest Comedians - Tina Fey

Net Worth: $75 Million

Tina Fey is another American comedian who found fame through Saturday Night Live before moving on to a range of other television and movie projects.

Perhaps best known as the creator and star of 30 Rock, Fey’s biggest critical success came in 2004 with the film Mean Girls, co-starring Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan.

In 2015, she created another hit show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which consolidated her reputation as a comedy writer to watch.

 

41. Stephen Colbert

Richest Comedians - Stephen Colbert

Net Worth: $75 Million

Actor, writer, producer, and comedian Stephen Colbert is best known today as a talk show host for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

His television career began in earnest on The Daily Show, leading to the comedian replacing David Letterman as the host of The Late Show.

Colbert has voiced characters in a string of animated comedies, including The Simpsons, American Dad, and The Venture Bros.

 

40. Russell Peters

Richest Comedians - Russell Peters

Net Worth: $75 Million

Canadian comic Russell Peters is a critically and commercially celebrated stand-up comedian who has since expanded his profile to become a successful actor.

After small appearances in several sitcoms, Peters shifted his focus back to his stand-up comedy performances, selling out arenas around the world.

He’s also taken on roles in movies including Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal, Chef, New Year’s Eve, and The Take.

Peters places 40th on our list of the richest comedians of all time.

 

39. The Fat Jewish

Richest Comedians - The Fat Jewish

Net Worth: $80 Million

Josh Ostrovsky, known by his performing name The Fat Jewish, is a comedian, actor, writer, and Instagram celebrity with a net worth of $80 million.

In 2014 he was named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time magazine, with more than 10 million followers on his Instagram account

His movie appearances include The American Meme, Status Update, and Zoolander 2.

 

38. Nancy Walls

Richest Comedians - Nancy Walls

Net Worth: $80 Million

Actress and comedian Nancy Walls joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1995, before moving to The Daily Show as a correspondent.

Her marriage to comedian Steve Carrell brought her additional attention, with a recurring role in the remake of The Office alongside her husband.

The couple also created the TV series Angie Tribeca, both serving as executive producer and writer.

 

37. Dany Boon

Richest Comedians - Dany Boon

Net Worth: $80 Million

French comedian and filmmaker Dany Boon is one of France’s most popular entertainers, appearing in dozens of movies including My Best Friend, Micmacs, and Change of Plans.

His net worth of $80 million has been enhanced through his work as a producer and director, for which he’s won two Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival Awards.

Consistently earning over $20 million each year, he’s also known for performing one-man shows and plays.

 

36. Melissa McCarthy

Richest Comedians - Melissa McCarthy

Net Worth: $90 Million

Star of movies including The Heat, Tammy, and Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy is one of America’s most celebrated comedy performers.

Her net worth of $90 million was significantly influenced by her movie roles including the remake of Ghostbusters, Central Intelligence with Dwayne Johnson, and the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly.

In 2016 she earned an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance in the film, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

 

35. Mel Brooks

Richest Comedians - Mel Brooks

Net Worth: $100 Million

Mel Brooks has had a long and illustrious career as an actor, producer, director, and comedian since he began writing comedy in the 1950s.

He’s perhaps best known for the comedy films The Producers, adapted from his play, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein.

Additional film credits that have helped Brooks achieve a net worth of $100 million include Robin Hood: Men in Tights and the Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs.

Brooks appears at 35th on this list of the richest comedians worldwide.

 

34. Larry The Cable Guy

Richest Comedians - Larry The Cable Guy

Net Worth: $100 Million

Stand-up comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy first came into the public eye as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, introducing the world to his “git-R-done” catchphrase.

His comedy albums have sold millions of copies, certified gold by the RIAA, and won him new fans around the globe.

In 2011, he signed with the History Channel for his series, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, which earned ratings of millions of viewers per episode.

 

33. Kevin James

Richest Comedians - Kevin James

Net Worth: $100 Million

Kevin James is a comedian, actor, and writer who broke into the mainstream for his role as Doug Hefferman in the CBS sitcom, The King Of Queens in the late 1990s.

He’s since appeared in multiple movies with Adam Sandler, including the Grown-Ups movies and Pixels.

Perhaps best known as the lead character in the Paul Blart: Mall Cop movies, his net worth as of July 2022 is $100 million.

 

32. Jeff Foxworthy

Richest Comedians - Jeff Foxworthy

Net Worth: $100 Million

American stand-up comedian and television star Jeff Foxworthy is another rich comedian who got his break with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

With six best-selling comedy albums to his name, Foxworthy is perhaps best known for You Might Be a Redneck If, which was released in 1993.

He’s since hosted game shows on television including Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? and The American Bible Challenge.

 

31. Dennis Miller

Richest Comedians - Dennis Miller

Net Worth: $100 Million

 Dennis Miller made his name as a stand-up comedian before transitioning to actor and talk show host, beginning with appearances on Saturday Night Live.

After hosting The Dennis Miller Show and Dennis Miller Live, the comedian shifted to sports commentary on ABC’s Monday Night Football.

He has appeared in various movies over the course of his career, including alongside Sandra Bullock in the thriller The Net.

His significant net worth includes several expensive properties, with the star selling one of his mansions in Montecito for $11.5 million in 2015.

 

30. Martin Lawrence

Richest Comedians - Martin Lawrence

Net Worth: $110 Million

Martin Lawrence is an American comedian and actor who has appeared in dozens of films and television shows, as well as being a hugely successful stand-up comedian.

Known for his starring roles in the Bad Boys movies alongside Will Smith, Lawrence also appeared in smash hit movies such as Big Momma’s House.

Another comedian with ties to Saturday Night Live, Lawrence was banned from the show after making remarks about women’s personal hygiene in one of his monologues.

Lawrence places 30th on this list of the richest comedians.

 

29. Matthew Perry

Richest Comedians - Matthew Perry

Net Worth: $120 Million

American actor and comedian Matthew Perry achieved international recognition performing as Chandler in the hit sitcom, Friends between 1994 and 2004.

This success led to roles in a run of successful movies, including Fools Rush In with one of the hottest women in the world, Salma Hayek, The Whole Nine Yards, and The Ron Clark Story.

Much of his exceptional net worth came thanks to his role in Friends, with Perry earning $1 million per episode for seasons 9 and 10.

 

28. Jon Stewart

Richest Comedians - Jon Stewart

Net Worth: $120 Million

Actor, comedian, and satirist Jon Stewart is best known as the long-running host of The Daily Show, which he presented between 1999 and 2015.

After performing in comedy clubs during his early career, Stewart broke through into the mainstream with his MTV talk show, The Jon Stewart Show in 1993.

He’s appeared in several movies throughout his career, including Big Daddy, The Faculty, and Evan Almighty.

 

27. Steve Martin

Richest Comedians - Steve Martin

Net Worth: $140 Million

Steven Martin is an actor and comedian who was one of the most popular comedy movie stars during the 1980s, with notable roles in the films Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-starring Michael Caine, Parenthood, and The Three Amigos.

He’s hosted Saturday Night Live on many occasions and has had a successful stand-up comedy career which led to his mainstream success.

Winner of 5 Grammys and 2 Writers Guild of America awards, Martin has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest comedians in the world.

 

26. Ricky Gervais

Richest Comedians - Ricky Gervais

Net Worth: $140 Million

Ricky Gervais earned his breakthrough in the late 1990s for his television series The Office, which was adapted for American audiences in 2005.

Known for his acerbic wit and scathing sense of humor, Gervais has several stand-up shows on Netflix which have gathered millions of views over the years.

Much of his $140 net worth came from the syndication of The Office, with additional income drawn from his work on movies including Night at the Museum, Ghost Town, and The Invention of Lying.

 

25. Jeff Dunham

Richest Comedians - Jeff Dunham

Net Worth: $140 Million

American comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has been consistently rated among the highest-paid comedians in the world, earning up to $30 million per year.

He’s been a guest on numerous television shows including Comedy Central Presents, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show.

His deal with Comedy Central has contributed significantly to his vast wealth, with the network airing many of his highly-rated comedy specials.

Dunham appears at 25th on our list of the richest comedians.

 

24. Bill Maher

Richest Comedians - Bill Maher

Net Worth: $140 Million

Comedian and TV host Bill Maher is a political satirist currently best known for presenting his show, Real Time with Bill Maher.

In addition to his television hosting, Maher has appeared in movies such as Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Pizza Man, and the horror film, House II: The Second Story.

With a net worth of $140 million, much of this fortune came when Maher invested in one of the richest MLB teams, the New York Mets back in 2012.

 

23. Rowan Atkinson

Richest Comedians - Rowan Atkinson

Net Worth: $150 Million

One of the most iconic comedians in Britain, Rowan Atkinson is known for his roles in the comedy series Blackadder and Mr. Bean, both of which earned him critical acclaim.

A celebrated physical comedian who has drawn inspiration from the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, Atkinson is also a respected theater actor.

His net worth has allowed him to build an impressive collection of some of the most expensive cars in the world, including a McLaren F1 which he famously crashed on two occasions.

 

22. Terry Fator

Richest Comedians - Terry Fator

Net Worth: $160 Million

Comedian and impressionist Terry Fator’s early career saw him struggle to break through, but he became a national treasure following his win on America’s Got Talent.

A packed schedule of performances followed, with his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show further boosting his public profile.

He now makes up to $20 million each year performing to sell-out audiences in the biggest venues in Las Vegas.

 

21. Stefan Raab

Richest Comedians - Stefan Raab

Net Worth: $160 Million

German comedian, television host, and musician Stefan Raab began his career hosting Vivasion, a comedy TV series with a large audience in Germany.

Additional television work helped to make Raab a household name in his home country, and since 1999 he’s hosted TV Total, a late-night comedy series.

As a musician, Stefan Raab is best known for his contributions to the Eurovision Song Contest, helping Lena Meyer-Landrut win in 2010.

 

20. Sacha Baron Cohen

Net Worth: $160 Million

After breaking through on British television with his roles as Ali G and Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen became an international star with a string of hit comedy movies.

Along with the Borat and Ali G movies, Cohen smashed the box office with films including The Dictator and Bruno.

Throughout his career, Cohen has been nominated for several awards and was originally slated to play Freddy Mercury before being replaced by Rami Malek.

 

19. Drew Carey

Richest Comedians - Drew Carey

Net Worth: $165 Million

American actor and comedian Drew Carey has been a popular comedian since the late 1980s after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Winning acclaim for his series, The Drew Carey Show, he’s also well known for his association with the comedy series, Who’s Line is it Anyway?

His combined earnings for these and other shows run into several million dollars per year, helping Carey achieve his net worth of $165 million.

 

18. Bill Murray

Richest Comedians - Bill Murray

Net Worth: $180 Million

Another member of the Saturday Night Live alumni who has made a fortune through his career as an actor and comedian is Bill Murray, one of the most bankable stars of the 1980s.

Huge hits including Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day helped make Murray a household name, and he continues to act to this day.

His career received a second wind following his role in Wes Anderson’s second movie, Rushmore, with Murray continuing to work with the director in additional movies, including with Jude Law in The Grand Budapest Hotel.

 

17. Steve Harvey

Richest Comedians - Steve Harvey

Net Worth: $200 Million

Comedian Steve Harvey is best known as the host of several hit TV shows, including The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud.

Harvey got his break after entering the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990, landing his first spot on television.

In addition to his television work, Harvey is an astute businessman, as well as earning money from his hugely popular books.

 

16. Ray Romano

Richest Comedians - Ray Romano

Net Worth: $200 Million

Stand-up comedian and actor Ray Romano made much of his fortune as the star of the sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.

He’s appeared in many other television shows including The Office and Get Shorty with John Travolta, as well as movies such as the Ice Age series and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

A keen poker player, Romano has competed in the World Series of Poker on several occasions.

 

15. Conan O’Brien

Richest Comedians - Conan O'Brien

Net Worth: $200 Million

Television host and comedian Conan O’Brien has been a regular fixture on late-night talk shows for decades, working on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show.

Previously, O’Brien worked as a producer and writer on The Simpsons, splitting his time between these responsibilities and Late Night in the 1990s.

O’Brien owns his own television production company called Conaco, producing series such as Outlaw as well as his Late Night show.

As of February 2024, Conan O’Brien’s net worth is estimated to be $450 million.

O’Brien appears at 15th on our list of the richest comedians.

 

14. Dan Aykroyd

Richest Comedians - Dan Akroyd

Net Worth: $250 Million

Bill Murray’s co-star in Ghostbusters, Dan Aykroyd, also began his mainstream comedy career with Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s.

An eccentric performer, he’s known for his roles in a run of hit comedies in the 80s and 90s, including My Stepmother is an Alien and The Blues Brothers.

Enthusiastic about all things related to extra-terrestrials, Aykroyd took on the most expensive alcoholic drinks with his brand of vodka, sold in alien head-shaped bottles.

 

13. Seth MacFarlane

Richest Comedians - Seth MacFarlane

Net Worth: $300 Million

Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane has earned much of his impressive $300 million net worth from syndication of these hit shows.

With additional shows including The Orville and movies such as A Million Ways to Die in the West starring Charlize Theron to his credit, MacFarlane can command high fees for his writing.

MacFarlane earns millions of dollars per year for running his animated shows, with DVD sales alone bringing in upwards of $20 million annually.

 

12. Larry David

Richest Comedians - Larry David

Net Worth: $400 Million

Comedian, writer, and producer Larry David has put his name to several hit sitcoms that ran for multiple seasons, most notably Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

After working with Woody Allen on the film radio days and becoming a television producer in 1989, David’s huge net worth has been largely enhanced by his syndication fees.

In the previous 20 years, Seinfeld alone has generated over $4 billion in syndication, equating to approximately $17 million for each episode.

 

11. David Letterman

Richest Comedians - David Letterman

Net Worth: $400 Million

Popular late-night television host David Letterman was commanding an annual salary of around $50 million in his prime, helping him accumulate a net worth of $400 million.

His run as the host of Late Night With David Letterman lasted for many years, with Letterman interviewing a string of the world’s top-tier celebrities.

A real estate mogul as well as comedian, Letterman owns multiple mansions and estates worth millions of dollars combined.

 

10. Bill Cosby

Richest Comedians - Bill Cosby

Net Worth: $400 Million

Best known for his long-running series, The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby has amassed a net worth of $400 million over his long career as a comedian and producer.

At the height of his popularity, Cosby commanded $1 million per episode, along with 20% of the show’s equity from its syndication.

Cosby has also built up an impressive art portfolio of some of the most expensive paintings in the world, which some estimates place in the region of $250 million in value. 

Cosby appears at 10th on our list of the richest comedians.

 

9. Adam Sandler

Richest Comedians - Adam Sandler

Net Worth: $420 Million

Actor, comedian, and producer Adam Sandler has appeared in many hit comedy movies throughout his career, often producing through his company Happy Madison.

Jack and Jill, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, and 50 First Dates with Rob Schneider, are just some of the movies that have earned Sandler international fame.

He’s also a critically acclaimed serious actor in his own right, with his performances in Punch Drunk Love and Uncut Gems earning him praise from critics.

As of February 2024, Adam Sandler’s net worth is estimated to be $420 million.

 

8. Kevin Hart

Richest Comedians - Kevin Hart

Net Worth: $450 Million

One of the world’s highest-paid comedians, Kevin Hart earns his considerable income from a range of sources, including tours, endorsements, and movie roles.

He began his career as a stand-up comedian, achieving success with Comedy Central’s I’m a Grown Little Man television show.

His business ventures include a line of underwear and his comedy streaming service called Laugh Out Loud.

 

7. Jay Leno

Richest Comedians - Jay Leno

Net Worth: $450 Million

Jay Leno has been a regular fixture on late-night television for many years, hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for nearly two decades.

Leno also performs stand-up shows and is known for his impressive collection of supercars and expensive real estate.

He owns an oceanfront mansion worth $13.5 million, as well as two homes in Bel Air, California.

 

6. Byron Allen

Richest Comedians - Byron Allen

Net Worth: $450 Million

Byron Allen began his impressive career as a comedian, but much of his immense fortune has come from his Entertainment Studios production company.

A brief appearance on The Tonight Show led to Allen co-hosting a talk show called Real People, following which he founded his production company.

Allen also owns and runs another company called Allen Media Group, which increases his revenue stream.

As of February 2024, Byron Allen’s net worth is estimated to be $450 million.

 

5. Ellen DeGeneres

Richest Comedians - Ellen DeGeneres

Net Worth: $500 Million

American television host, actress, and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is perhaps best known for her recent talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which ran until 2021.

The syndication from this show has significantly increased her net worth, with guests ranging from Victoria Beckham to Russell Crowe.

Along with her partner, Portia de Rossi, DeGeneres has bought and sold multiple properties, including a mansion in California they sold for $20 million.

As of February 2024, Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is estimated to be $500 Million.

DeGeneres appears at 5th on our list of the richest comedians.

 

4. Trey Parker

Richest Comedians - Trey Parker

Net Worth: $600 Million

Co-creator of the long-running hit animated series South Park, Trey Parker’s net worth has reached $600 Million thanks to syndication and merchandise sales.

In addition to the South Park series, Parker has been involved in movies such as BASEketball, Team America: World Police, and Orgazmo.

He earned a nomination at the Academy Awards for his song, Blame Canada, featuring in the South Park movie.

As of February 2024, Trey Parker’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

3. Matt Groening

Richest Comedians - Matt Groening

Net Worth: $600 Million

Another hugely successful comedian to make his fortune through an animated show is Matt Groening, who created and wrote the hit series The Simpsons.

The longest-running series in history, The Simpsons has earned Groening $600 million through syndication and merchandising and featured guests including Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart.

Licensing deals, theme park attractions, and DVD sales have made the intellectual property worth billions of dollars. 

As of February 2024, Matt Groening’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

2. Matt Stone

Richest Comedians - Matt Stone

Net Worth: $700 Million

Along with Trey Parker, Matt Stone has earned considerable wealth thanks to his role in the creation of the South Park animated series.

Stone and Parker have won numerous awards throughout their career, including several Tonys and an MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Performance for the South Park movie.

Stone owns properties in the most expensive cities in the world, including a multi-million dollar mansion in California and the entire floor of a building in New York.

As of February 2024, Matt Stone’s net worth is estimated to be $700 Million.

 

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Richest Comedians - Jerry Seinfeld

Net Worth: $950 Million

The hit sitcom Seinfeld needs no introduction for fans of classic comedy, having been viewed by hundreds of millions of viewers over its many years of airing on television.

Its co-creator and star, Jerry Seinfeld, has capitalized on its success through his syndication deals, in addition to his base salary for appearing on the show.

In 2019, Netflix paid $500 million to acquire the digital rights for just five years, a deal that helped Jerry Seinfeld become the richest comedian in the world.

As of February 2024, Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is estimated to be $950 Million.

 

Summary

That concludes this article covering the richest comedians in the world, from iconic British actors to late-night television hosts and sitcom stars.

We’ll update the list in the future as and when these details change, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

Here’s a quick recap of the 50 richest comedians in the world:

  1. Jerry Seinfeld
  2. Matt Stone
  3. Matt Groening
  4. Trey Parker
  5. Ellen DeGeneres
  6. Byron Allen
  7. Jay Leno
  8. Kevin Hart
  9. Adam Sandler
  10. Bill Cosby
  11. David Letterman
  12. Larry David
  13. Seth MacFarlane
  14. Dan Aykroyd
  15. Conan O’Brien
  16. Ray Romano
  17. Steve Harvey
  18. Bill Murray
  19. Drew Carey
  20. Sacha Baron Cohen
  21. Stefan Raab
  22. Terry Fator
  23. Rowan Atkinson
  24. Bill Maher
  25. Jeff Dunham
  26. Ricky Gervais
  27. Steve Martin
  28. Jon Stewart
  29. Matthew Perry
  30. Martin Lawrence
  31. Dennis Miller
  32. Jeff Foxworthy
  33. Kevin James
  34. Larry The Cable Guy
  35. Mel Brooks
  36. Melissa McCarthy
  37. Dany Boon
  38. Nancy Walls
  39. The Fat Jewish
  40. Russell Peters
  41. Stephen Colbert
  42. Tina Fey
  43. Carrot Top
  44. Eric Idle
  45. Peter Kay
  46. Tracy Morgan
  47. David Spade
  48. Jimmy Fallon
  49. Chris Rock
  50. Dave Chappelle

How many of these comedians did you think would appear on the list of the top 50 richest comedians in the world? Leave a comment below.

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  1. CP

    Dec 7, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I so love Seinfield’s Comedians in Cars Having Coffee so creative and fun…and very nice cars featured! Jerry’s AWESOME…my favorite thing he’s done is Bee Movie 🙂

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Who are the richest singers in the world?

Spanning genres including rock and pop and with millions of fans around the world, these wealthy singers have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Read on to discover their hit tracks, sell-out tours, and movie appearances that have helped them dominate their profession.

 

The Top 50 Richest Singers in the World

We’ve covered the sales, key collaborations, and industry awards to bring you this definitive guide to the world’s richest singers.

Here’s our list of the top 50 richest singers in the world:

 

50. Billy Joel

Richest Singers - Billy Joel

Net Worth: $225 Million

Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter with a career in the music industry spanning decades, selling over 160 million records worldwide.

His career began with the release of Cold Spring Harbor in 1971, with over a dozen albums to follow, many of which were certified platinum several times over.

He’s influenced a long list of rock stars and singers, including Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi, and Nelly Furtado.

As of February 2024, Billy Joel’s net worth is estimated to be $225 Million.

 

49. Tina Turner

Richest Singers - Tina Turner

Net Worth: $250 Million

Instantly recognized for her powerful singing voice, Tina Turner’s career has spanned decades and includes many hit albums and singles selling millions of copies around the world.

She has won numerous awards, including 12 Grammy Awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

Turner has also made several appearances in hit movies, including Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome with Mel Gibson and Tommy.

As of February 2024, Tina Turner’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

48. Don Henley

Richest Singers - Don Henley

Net Worth: $250 Million

Founding member of The Eagles, as well as drummer and lead vocalist, Don Henley has had a hand in some of the most recognizable hit songs such as Hotel California.

With the band responsible for over 150 million album sales, they’ve picked up six Grammy Awards and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

When Henley married Sharon Summerall in 1995, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Sheryl Crow were among those performing music at the wedding.

As of February 2024, Don Henley’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

47. Justin Timberlake

Richest Singers - Justin Timberlake

Net Worth: $250 Million

Singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer Justin Timberlake began his career as a child actor before moving into music writing and performance with the band, N’SYNC.

After leaving the group, Timberlake’s solo career took off with his debut album, Justified, followed by tours with stars such as Christina Aguilera.

He’s also returned to his acting roots, with roles in films including Southland Tales with Dwayne Johnson, Alpha Dog, and The Social Network earning him acclaim for his performances.

As of February 2024, Justin Timberlake’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

46. Jose Carreras

Richest Singers - Jose Carreras

Net Worth: $250 Million

Classical tenor singer Jose Carreras is best known for his work with the Three Tenos, which also included Placido Domingo and Luciana Pavarotti.

This work has earned Carreras numerous accolades, as well as for his performances in operas including those composed by Puccini, Bizet, and Giordano.

The founder of the Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, Carreras made his stage debut when he was just 11 years old.

As of February 2024, Jose Carreras’ net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

45. Diana Ross

Richest Singers - Diana Ross

Net Worth: $250 Million

Beginning her career as a member of the group, The Supremes, Diana Ross went on to become a hugely successful singer in her own right.

With more than 75 million record sales throughout her career, Ross has released over 90 singles, with many of these landing a spot on the Billboard Top 40.

Her net worth has been enhanced by various record label deals over the years, including a contract with RCA Records worth $20 million.

As of February 2024, Diana Ross’ net worth is estimated to be $225 Million.

Diana Ross places 45th on our list of the richest singers.

 

44. Bette Midler

Richest Singers - Bette Midler

Net Worth: $250 Million

American singer and actress Bette Midler has earned a significant net worth of $250 million both on stage and on screen and has fourteen albums to her name.

Screen credits including Beaches, The First Wives Club, and Hocus Pocus with Sarah Jessica Parker have added accolades for her acting ability to her credits.

Midler has owned some of the most expensive houses in the world, including a 14-room apartment she put on the market for $50 million.

As of February 2024, Bette Midler’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

43. Dhani Harrison

Richest Singers - Dhani Harrison

Net Worth: $275 Million

Dhani Harrison inherited much of his impressive net worth from his father George Harrison, who was one of the founding members of the iconic band The Beatles.

Raised on the family country estate, Dhani Harrison began his career in the aerodynamics industry before becoming a singer in his own right.

He owns half of his father’s estate, estimated to be worth $400 million, along with his sister Olivia.

As of February 2024, Dhani Harrison’s net worth is estimated to be $275 Million.

 

42. Justin Bieber

Richest Singers - Justin Bieber

Net Worth: $300 Million

Canadian singer Justin Bieber was first discovered after posting his music content on YouTube in 2007 and has since become one of the highest-paid performers in the world.

In addition to his albums and singles, Bieber has appeared on a range of television shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

He’s sold millions of copies of his singles and albums throughout his career, while the music video for Baby has over 2 billion views on YouTube.

As of February 2024, Justin Bieber’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

41. Tom Jones

Richest Singers - Tom Jones

Net Worth: $300 Million

Singer Tom Jones, known officially as Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE, has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career that began in the 1960s.

Songs including What’s New, Pussycat, Delilah, and It’s Not Unusual have helped to make Jones a household name while breaking records in terms of international sales.

In addition to his music career, Jones has worked as an actor, appearing in movies and television shows that include Mars Attacks, Fantasy Island, and the Will Smith comedy, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

As of February 2024, Tom Jones’ net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

40. Plácido Domingo

Richest Singers - Placido Domingo

Net Worth: $300 Million

Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo has earned international fame and recognition as an opera singer who has performed in more than 100 operas.

Singing in a range of languages, Plácido Domingo has also enjoyed great success through performances on pop singles and albums.

His credentials also include serving as the general director of the Los Angeles Opera and the Washington National Opera.

As of February 2024, Plácido Domingo’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

Placido Domingo places 40th on our list of the richest singers of all time.

 

39. Rod Stewart

Richest Singers - Rod Stewart

Net Worth: $300 Million

British rock icon Rod Stewart began his career as a busker, going on to become one of the top artists and one of the greatest singers in the music industry.

His early career saw him singing for groups such as The Dimensions and Jeff Back Group before his solo artist career took off with the launch of the album, Faces.

With an extensive discography to his name, Rod Stewart continues to release music to this day and has performed for some of the richest people in the world, as well as royalty.

As of February 2024, Rod Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

38. Robbie Williams

Richest Singers - Robbie Williams

Net Worth: $300 Million

After coming to prominence in the boy band Take That, Robbie Williams forged his own path and began his solo career in 1996.

With a record-breaking 18 BRIT Awards to his name, Williams helped redefine his generation’s approach to pop music while selling millions of albums worldwide.

He also broke records for his tour date sales, selling 1.6 million tickets in a single day for his 2006 World Tour.

As of February 2024, Robbie Williams’ net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

37. Shakira

Richest Singers - Shakira

Net Worth: $300 Million

Colombian pop star Shakira began her performing career as a belly dancer before going on to a successful career as one of the richest singers in the world.

A multi-award-winning performer, Shakira has won several Grammy Awards, several Billboard Music Awards, and has been voted by Billboard as the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade in 2009.

With over 125 million global record sales under her belt, Shakira is the second most popular Latin American singer of all time, followed by Gloria Estefan.

She’s worked with some of the richest female rappers in the world, including Rihanna on the track, Can’t Remember to Forget You.

As of February 2024, Shakira’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

36. George Strait

Richest Singers - George Strait

Net Worth: $300 Million

Country music singer and producer George Strait has been hailed by fans and critics alike as “The King of Country”, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time.

With over 100 million record sales to his name, Strait has 13 multi-platinum albums in his discography and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

His associations with brands including Wrangler jeans have helped Strait accumulate an astounding net worth of $300 million.

As of February 2024, George Strait’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

35. Phil Collins

Richest Singers - Phil Collins

Net Worth: $350 Million

Drummer, singer, and actor Phil Collins first came to public attention as the drummer, then lead singer, with the progressive rock band, Genesis.

After releasing several albums with the band, Collins took his career solo, with eight studio albums selling over 150 million units around the world.

He’s appeared in several films, including Hook by one of the richest directors in the world, Steven Spielberg.

As of February 2024, Phil Collins’ net worth is estimated to be $350 Million.

Phil Collins appears at 35th on our list of the richest singers.

 

34. Neil Diamond

Richest Singers - Neil Diamond

Net Worth: $300 Million

Singer-songwriter and musician Neil Diamond has been working in the music industry for decades, his output including ten number one singles.

An inductee in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Diamond has worked in various genres, with his song Sweet Caroline preserved by the Library of Congress.

He’s also worked with some of the industry’s biggest producers, including Rick Rubin on the album 12 Songs.

As of February 2024, Neil Diamond’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

33. James Hetfield

Richest Singers - James Hetfield

Net Worth: $300 Million

Metallica’s lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield is one of the best guitarists in the world, known for his intricate playing style.

With Metallica, he’s been involved in the production of some of the most iconic metal tracks ever released, including Harvester of Sorrow and Enter Sandman.

As well as his work with Metallica, Hetfield has made guest appearances with bands including Alice in Chains and Queen.

As of February 2024, James Hetfield’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

32. Dave Matthews

Richest Singers - Dave Matthews

Net Worth: $300 Million

Dave Matthews is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the Dave Matthews Band, who have been producing acoustic rock and blues since 1976.

The release of their album Away From The World made them the only band in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut on the top spot of the Billboard charts.

For his work with the band and as a solo performer, Matthews has won two Grammy Awards, including Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for his solo album, Gravedigger.

As of February 2024, Dave Matthews’ net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

31. Mariah Carey

Richest Singers - Mariah Carey

Net Worth: $340 Million

One of the most popular singers of her generation, Mariah Carey is second only to Madonna when it comes to her record sales figures, with over 200 million album sales to her name.

Along with her record sales, touring and endorsements have helped boost Mariah Carey’s net worth to $340 Million.

She’s also worked with Oprah Winfrey, one of the richest TV hosts in the world, and appeared in more than a dozen movies.

One of her most popular songs, All I Want For Christmas, generates annual revenue of $600,000 in royalties, with a total of $60 million in gross royalties.

As of February 2024, Mariah Carey’s net worth is estimated to be $340 Million.

 

30. Lady Gaga

Richest Singers - Lady Gaga

Net Worth: $320 Million

Lady Gaga is an American singer and actress whose career began in 2003 when she started performing in New York’s Lower East Side rock scene.

This led to an opportunity to work as a writer for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, before branching out and creating her own songs with her debut album, The Fame.

Acting roles also followed, including performances in the film A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper, which earned Lady Gaga an Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe.

As of February 2024, Lady Gaga’s net worth is estimated to be $320 Million.

Lady Gaga places 30th on our list of the richest singers in the world.

 

29. Katy Perry

Richest Singers - Katy Perry

Net Worth: $330 Million

Singer, songwriter, and television judge Katy Perry broke into the mainstream with her second album, One of the Boys, after signing to Capitol Records in 2007.

Additional albums, singles, and sell-out tours have helped boost Katy Perry’s net worth to $330 million, with additional digital sales earning her considerable sums of money.

One of the richest celebrity couples in the world with her current partner, Orlando Bloom, she’s known for her relationship with Russell Brand.

As of February 2024, Katy Perry’s net worth is estimated to be $330 Million.

 

28. Ringo Starr

Richest Singers - Ringo Starr

Net Worth: $350 Million

Former drummer and occasional vocalist for the Beatles Ringo Starr has a net worth of $350 Million through his association with the band and as a solo performer.

Described as one of the greatest drummers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, he has received two entries into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Outside of his career in the music industry, he’s known for narrating the children’s television series, Thomas the Tank Engine.

As of February 2024, Ringo Starr’s net worth is estimated to be $350 Million.

 

27. Cher

Richest Singers - Cher

Net Worth: $360 Million

Iconic singer and actress Cher has one of the longest-running careers in the music industry, which began in the 1960s through her collaboration with Sonny Bono.

This was followed by a hugely successful solo career, with a $2.5 million deal with Warner Bros. Records in the 70s spawning several hit albums and singles.

Combined with her acting career, appearing in movies such as Mask, Moonstruck with Nicolas Cage, and Mermaids, Cher’s net worth has reached $360 million.

As of February 2024, Cher’s net worth is estimated to be $360 million.

 

26. Toby Keith

Richest Singers - Toby Keith

Net Worth: $365 Million

Another international superstar of the country music scene is Toby Keith, who has made his fortune through his music and business ventures.

His net worth of $365 million comes largely from his 40 million album sales, including his hits How Do You Like Me Now, Boomtown, and Blue Moon.

As a businessman, he owns the record label Big Machine, as well as distilleries producing the alcoholic drink Mezcal.

As of February 2024, Toby Keith’s net worth is estimated to be $365 million.

 

25. Shania Twain

Richest Singers - Shania Twain

Net Worth: $400 Million

Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain, often referred to as the Queen of Country Pop, has been working in the industry since the 1980s.

Her self-titled debut album was released in 1993, with her second album The Woman In Me launching her mainstream career with 12 million copies sold.

As of February 2024, Shania Twain’s net worth of $400 million makes her one of the most successful singers in the world working today.

 

24. Johnny Mathis

Richest Singers - Johnny Mathis

Net Worth: $400 Million

With more than 350 million copies of his albums and singles sold worldwide, Johnny Mathis is one of the most prolific and successful singers of all time.

His career began in the 1950s and was boosted by his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, leading to his album Johnny’s Greatest Hits spending 490 consecutive weeks and nine and a half years on the Billboard Top 200 album charts.

Tonight Show host Johnny Carson once referred to Mathis as the best ballad singer in the world, and he continued to tour into the 2000s.

As of February 2024, Johnny Mathis’ net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

 

23. Jennifer Lopez

Richest Singers - Jennifer Lopez

Net Worth: $400 Million

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth of $400 million makes her one of the most successful performers of all time.

She began her performing career as a dancer before moving into singing, releasing her debut album On the 6 in 1999 to critical and commercial acclaim.

In addition to singing, Lopez has numerous acting credits to her name, appearing in movies such as Out of Sight with George Clooney, The Cell, and Gigli.

As of February 2024, J Lo’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

 

22. Garth Brooks

Richest Singers - Garth Brooks

Net Worth: $400 Million

Hugely successful country music singer Garth Brooks has been performing for decades and has sold over 200 million albums around the world throughout his career.

Along with his wife Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks’ net worth is $400 million, which comes from his record sales along with a string of sell-out tours throughout America.

Brooks has been known to earn as much as $90 million from a single tour, making him one of the highest-paid celebrities of all time.

As of February 2024, Garth Brooks’ net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

 

21. Barbra Streisand

Richest Singers - Barbara Streisand

Net Worth: $400 Million

Singer, actress, and film director Barbra Streisand is one of the richest singers in the world, with a career spanning decades.

One of the most successful singers in the history of the music industry, Streisand has sold ten top ten albums and earned multiple Grammy Awards.

Her movie career began with a starring role in Funny Girl, for which she won Best Actress at the 1968 Academy Awards, with more recent roles including The Guilt Trip and Meet the Fockers with Ben Stiller

Barbra Streisand places 21st on our list of the richest singers in the world.

 

20. Jon Bon Jovi

Richest Singers - Jon Bon Jovi

Net Worth: $410 Million

American rock star and actor Jon Bon Jovi has had an illustrious career that includes some of the biggest-selling rock albums of the 1980s.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, he’s worked with artists including Elton John, Jef Beck, and Little Richard.

His tracks have featured in movies starring some of the richest actors in the world, including the Mark Wahlberg movie, Pain and Gain.

As of February 2024, Jon Bon Jovi’s net worth is estimated to be $410 million.

 

19. Victoria Beckham

Richest Singers - Victoria Beckham

Net Worth: $450 Million

British singer Victoria Beckham became internationally famous with the launch of the pop group The Spice Girls, where she earned her nickname Posh Spice.

Money earned through the sales of Spice Girls records, along with her marriage to footballer David Beckham, have catapulted Victoria Beckham’s net worth to $450 million.

Additional revenue has come through her business ventures, including her beauty brand Victoria Beckham Beauty. 

As of February 2024, Victoria Beckham’s net worth is estimated to be $450 million.

 

18. Mick Jagger

Richest Singers - Mick Jagger

Net Worth: $500 Million

Rolling Stones co-founder and frontman Mick Jagger was born in England, forming his legendary band in 1962 and writing many of their hit songs.

Jagger has also appeared in various movies, including Ned Kelly and 1970s Performance, directed by trailblazing movie maker, Nicolas Roeg.

In 2015 a Fender Stratocaster made history when it became the most expensive guitar in the world, with Jagger’s signature helping to boost its eventual value.

As of February 2024, Mick Jagger’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million.

 

17. Gloria Estefan

Richest Singers - Gloria Estefan

Net Worth: $500 Million

The most successful Latin American singer of all time, Gloria Estefan’s net worth of $500 million comes from her 130 million record sales and other entrepreneurial activities.

An icon of 1980s music, Estefan’s hit songs include Summer Nights, which played on the soundtrack to the hit Tom Cruise movie, Top Gun.

Estefan has also published children’s books and appeared in movies including Music of the Heart and Marley & Me.

 

16. Keith Richards

Richest Singers - Keith Richards

Net Worth: $500 Million

Along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards is one of the co-founders of the rock band, Rolling Stones, serving as songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist on their music.

A larger-than-life figure, Richards has made dozens of media appearances over his career, including as a guest star on the Matt Groening animated comedy, The Simpsons.

He’s also made appearances as Jack Sparrow’s father in the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.

Keith Richards places 16th on our list of the richest singers.

 

15. Elton John

Richest Singers - Elton John

Net Worth: $500 Million

Singer, pianist, and composer Elton John began his music career in the late 1960s and has released 31 studio albums over the course of his career.

Career highlights include Rocketman, I’m Still Standing, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight, which was featured on the hit Disney movie, The Lion King.

He’s performed for the British royal family on several occasions, most famously singing Candle in the Wind at the funeral of Princess Diana.

As of February 2024, Elton John’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million.

 

14. Bob Dylan

Richest Singers - Bob Dylan

Net Worth: $500 Million

Folk rock singer, songwriter, and lyricist Bob Dylan is regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, with 120 million record sales to his name.

One of the most celebrated singers of all time, he’s been awarded ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He’s collaborated with dozens of top-tier artists, including Neil Young, Tom Petty, and Gene Simmons.

 

13. Beyonce Knowles

Richest Singers - Beyonce

Net Worth: $500 Million

Pop singer, entrepreneur, and actress Beyonce Knowles got her break in the music industry performing with the Girl’s Thyme troupe on the TV show Star Search.

After the band was renamed Destiny’s Child, they sold over 50 million copies of their albums and singles before Beyonce went solo and worked with some of the richest rappers in the world.

Additional income has come from various endorsement deals, including those for Pepsi, L’Oreal, Samsung, and American Express.

As of February 2024, Beyonce’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million.

 

12. Sting

Net Worth: $550 Million

English singer and actor Sting first rose to fame as the lead vocalist for the Police, leaving the band to launch his solo career in 1985.

Sting has also starred in several movies, most notably David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels with Jason Statham.

Record sales of over 100 million units, combined with his movie and television appearances, have helped Sting amass a personal fortune of $550 million.

 

11. Jimmy Buffett

Richest Singers - Jimmy Buffett

Net Worth: $600 Million

Jimmy Buffett is an American singer-songwriter who made the transition from the music industry into business ventures, including his chain of restaurants.

His best-known song, Margaritaville and Come Monday won him thousands of fans, who refer to themselves as “Parrotheads”.

In addition to his restaurants, Buffett has earned his impressive net worth by investing in casinos, beer production, and real estate.

Jimmy Buffett places 11th on our list of the richest singers worldwide.

 

10. Julio Iglesias

Richest Singers - Julio Iglesias

Net Worth: $600 Million

Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias has sold over 300 million albums over the course of his lengthy career, making him one of the richest singers of all time.

After rising to fame in the 1970s, Iglesias has continued to tour over several decades, winning a string of awards and being inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

He’s also the owner of various mansions, selling four lots on Miami’s Indian Creek Island for $150 million in 2017.

As of February 2024, Julio Iglesias’ net worth is estimated to be $600 million.

 

9. Bruce Springsteen

Richest Singers - Bruce Springsteen

Net Worth: $650 Million

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter, and musician with 20 studio albums to his credit, with combined global sales of over 120 million units.

Songs such as Born to Run, Fire, and Brothers Under the Bridge have earned him critical and commercial acclaim, influencing future generations of performers.

He’s performed for some of the richest people in America, with his tracks appearing in dozens of movies including Risky Business, High Fidelity, and The Wedding Singer.

 

8. Dolly Parton

Richest Singers - Dolly Parton

Net Worth: $650 Million

Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author who has been performing for several decades and has a theme park dedicated to her life and career.

With hundreds of millions of album sales and sell-out tours to her name, Dolly Parton’s net worth has climbed to an astounding $650 million so far.

Parton has also appeared in movies including Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts, for which she won an Academy Award for singing the title track.

 

7. Bono

Richest Singers - Bono

Net Worth: $700 Million

Irish singer, songwriter, and political activist Bono is best known as the frontman for U2, one of rock’s most iconic stadium bands.

Frequently seen on the world stage alongside some of the richest politicians in the world, Bono’s music career has earned him an impressive 22 Grammy Awards.

He’s also been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2005 was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

As of February 2024, Bono’s net worth is estimated to be $700 Million.

 

6. Celine Dion

Richest Singers - Celine Dion

Net Worth: $800 Million

Canadian singer and actress Celine Dion has sold over 200 million albums and singles throughout her career, many of which have topped the American charts.

In addition to record sales, Celine Dion’s net worth has increased thanks to her lucrative residencies at the Caesars Palace venue in Las Vegas.

Her most successful song, My Heart Will Go On, was featured on the soundtrack for the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster, Titanic.

She owns multiple properties valued at several million dollars each and sold a private island in 2016 for $25 million.

Celine Dion places 6th on our list of the richest singers in the world.

 

5. Madonna

Richest Singers - Madonna

Net Worth: $850 Million

80s pop icon Madonna is a best-selling singer who became an international superstar following the release of singles such as Like a Virgin and Like a Prayer.

A successful actress, Madonna has appeared in several hit films including Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, and A League of Their Own with Tom Hanks.

As of February 2024, Madonna’s net worth is $850 million, with the star owning a collection of art rumored to be worth $100 million.

 

4. Herb Alpert

Richest Singers - Herb Alpert

Net Worth: $850 Million

Musician and executive who began his career as a trumpeter in the Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass band in the ’60s.

Much of his immense fortune has come from his role as co-founder of A&M Records, which he set up with Jerry Moss and sold for $500 million in 1989.

Alpert also created the Herb Alpert Foundation and the Alpert Awards in the Arts, offering grants and funding to up-and-coming artists as well as tuition-free education.

As of February 2024, Herb Alpert’s net worth is estimated to be $850 Million.

 

3. Taylor Swift

Richest Singers - Taylor Swift

Net Worth: $1.1 Billion

Taylor Swift’s net worth has come from her impressive record sales throughout her career, with 200 million sales and counting.

Discovered when she was 15, Swift signed to Big Machine Records and hit the number-one spot on the U.S. Country Music chart with her debut album.

Her impressive career includes performing on stage with a variety of music stars, including Faith Hill, Justin Bieber, and John Mayer.

Taylor Swift jumped from 25th to 3rd in a single year.

As of February 2024, Taylor Swift’s net worth is estimated to be $1.1 Billion.

 

2. Paul McCartney

Richest Singers - Paul McCartney

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the legendary band the Beatles Paul McCartney has a net worth of $1.2 Billion, placing him at the top of the list of the richest rockstars in the world.

With a career spanning decades, McCartney has recorded 32 songs that have landed on the Billboard Top 100 and received two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He’s also appeared in various movies over the years, including the classic animated version of the Beatles’ album, Yellow Submarine.

As of February 2024, Paul McCartney’s net worth is estimated to be $1.2 Billion

 

1. Rihanna

Richest Singers - Rihanna

Net Worth: $1.7 Billion

Rihanna’s net worth of $1.7 Billion makes her the most successful musician and singer of all time, with much of this wealth coming from her entrepreneurial activities.

She has enjoyed a great deal of success as a solo artist, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Kanye West.

Her Fenty Beauty line, which is partnered with LVHM, is worth upwards of $2 billion, significantly increasing her overall net worth.

Her albums and singles have sold millions of copies, with the single Umbrella selling over 8 million copies worldwide and winning a Grammy Award in 2008.

As of February 2024, Rihanna’s net worth is estimated to be $1.7 Billion.

 

Summary

That concludes this guide to the richest singers of all time, exploring the chart-topping releases that helped them earn their net worth.

When new information about the wealth of these iconic singers is released we’ll be updating the article, so be sure to check back in the future.

Here’s a quick recap of the 50 richest singers in the world:

  1. Rihanna
  2. Paul McCartney
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Herb Alpert
  5. Madonna
  6. Celine Dion
  7. Bono
  8. Dolly Parton
  9. Bruce Springsteen
  10. Julio Iglesias
  11. Jimmy Buffett
  12. Sting
  13. Beyonce Knowles
  14. Bob Dylan
  15. Elton John
  16. Keith Richards
  17. Gloria Estefan
  18. Mick Jagger
  19. Victoria Beckham
  20. Jon Bon Jovi
  21. Barbra Streisand
  22. Garth Brooks
  23. Jennifer Lopez
  24. Johnny Mathis
  25. Shania Twain
  26. Toby Keith
  27. Cher
  28. Ringo Starr
  29. Katy Perry
  30. Lady Gaga
  31. Mariah Carey
  32. Dave Matthews
  33. James Hetfield
  34. Neil Diamond
  35. Phil Collins
  36. George Strait
  37. Shakira
  38. Robbie Williams
  39. Rod Stewart
  40. Placido Domingo
  41. Tom Jones
  42. Justin Bieber
  43. Dhani Harrison
  44. Bette Midler
  45. Diana Ross
  46. Jose Carreras
  47. Justin Timberlake
  48. Don Henley
  49. Tina Turner
  50. Billy Joel

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Who are the richest rappers in the world?

Hip-hop artists have set new records in the music industry, selling millions of albums worldwide and helping shape the genre for a new generation.

This article covers the icons of the hip-hop scene, including household names such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Kanye West.

 

The Top 50 Richest Rappers in the World

The best-selling albums and singles, as well as business ventures and investments, have all been explored to bring you this definitive guide to the most successful rappers of all time.

Here’s our list of the 50 richest rappers in the world:

 

50. Quavo

Richest Rappers - Quavo

Net Worth: $28 Million

Rapper, songwriter, and record producer Quavo is well-known as a member of the hip-hop trio Migos, releasing three studio albums with the group.

In 2018 he released his debut solo album, Quavo Huncho, which reached number 2 on the American Billboard 200 charts.

He began dating Saweetie in 2018, with a video emerging in 2020 showing the two in a physical altercation.

As of February 2024, Quavo’s net worth is estimated to be $28 Million.

 

49. Offset

Net Worth: $28 Million

Offset is another member of the group Migos, along with Quavo and Takeoff, with a net worth of $26 million through his record sales.

Born Kiari Kendrell Cephus, Offset is Quavo’s cousin, with the stars growing up listening to hip hop performers including Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and Master P.

In addition to his work in the music industry, Offset has appeared in campaigns for fashion designers including Bryce Barnes, and Lavati.

As of February 2024, Offset’s net worth is estimated to be $28 Million.

 

48. Soulja Boy

Richest Rappers - Soulja Boy

Net Worth: $10 Million

Soulja Boy found success with the release of his hit debut single Crank That (Soulja Boy), which hit the top spot of the charts in 2007.

His platinum-selling debut album, Souljaboytellem.com, followed that year, with further albums Loyalty and How Can You Blame Me? securing his reputation as a leading hip-hop artist.

Once noted for his facial tattoos, Soulja Boy had these removed in 2020 so he could more easily make the move into acting.

As of February 2024, Soulja Boy’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.

 

47. Lil Jon

Richest Rappers - Lil Jon

Net Worth: $30 Million

American rapper, record producer, and actor Lil Jon formed Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz in 1996, beginning his productive career in the music industry.

Singles such as Get Low and Freek-a-Leek both hit the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Yeah! Yeah! won Best Rap Performance at the Grammy Awards.

A pioneer of the crunk subgenre of hip-hop, Lil Jon has diverse investments including a line of Oakley shades, an energy drink, and a wine company.

As of February 2024, Lil Jon’s net worth is estimated to be $30 Million.

 

46. G-Dragon

Richest Rappers - G-Dragon

Net Worth: $30 Million

South Korean rapper, producer, and model G-Dragon, born Kwon Ji-Yong, is the leader of the hip-hop boy band Big Bang.

A performer since the age of eight, G-Dragon moved away from Big Bang in 2009 to begin his debut solo career with the album Heartbreaker.

One of South Korea’s highest-paid celebrity endorsers, G-Dragon’s influence extends beyond the music industry into fashion and culture.

As of February 2024, G-Dragon’s net worth is estimated to be $30 Million.

 

45. Big Boi

Richest Rappers - Big Boi

Net Worth: $30 Million

American rapper Big Boi is perhaps best known for being one half of the duo Outkast along with rapper Andre 3000.

With six studio albums under their belt, Outkast has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, five of them achieving platinum status and one diamond.

Big Boi has picked up an impressive 18 Grammy Awards nominations, including a win for Best Rap Performance, Big Boi’s other awards include four American Music Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards.

As of February 2024, Big Boi’s net worth is estimated to be $30 Million.

 

44. Andre 3000

Richest Rappers - Andre 3000

Net Worth: $35 Million

Big Boi’s partner in Outkast, Andre 3000, has been frequently listed as one of the greatest rappers in the world, as well as a pioneering record producer.

In addition to the many hits he’s enjoyed under the Outkast brand, Andre 3000 is a successful solo musician and entrepreneur with his clothing line.

A successful actor, he’s appeared in movies with some of the richest actors in the world, including Four Brothers with Mark Wahlberg, as well as hit television shows such as The Shield and Families.

As of February 2024, Andre 3000’s net worth is estimated to be $35 Million.

 

43. Future

Richest Rappers - Future

Net Worth: $50 Million

Hip-hop rapper and singer Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, began his career in 2010 by releasing mix tapes and was signed to Epic Records the following year.

The mixtape Streetz Calling was followed by his first album, Pluto, which included four hit singles that charted near the top spot on the American hip-hop charts.

In 2019, Future won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for his work on the track, King’s Dead, which was featured in the blockbuster Marvel movie, Black Panther.

As of February 2024, Future’s net worth is estimated to be $50 Million.

 

42. Darryl McDaniels

Richest Rappers - Darryl McDaniels

Net Worth: $40 Million

Darryl McDaniels is best known by hip-hop fans as DMC and is one of the founding members of the iconic rap group Run-D.M.C. along with Joseph Simmons and Jason Mizell.

A prolific producer and songwriter, he released his solo album Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll in 2006, co-founding his own record label, IME Records, in 2011.

His long and illustrious career in the music industry earned McDaniels a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, marking him as one of the most successful rappers in the world.

As of February 2024, Darryl McDaniels’s net worth is estimated to be $40 Million.

 

41. Daddy Yankee

Richest Rappers - Daddy Yankee

Net Worth: $40 Million

One of the most successful rappers working today, Daddy Yankee has sold over 30 million records over a career spanning three decades.

Born in Puerto Rico, he began rapping at the age of thirteen and appeared on numerous mixtapes by DJ Playero throughout the 1990s.

A leading figure in the Reggaeton genre, Daddy Yankee has released multiple solo albums and became the most-watched person on YouTube for his Despacito music video.

As of February 2024, Daddy Yankee’s net worth is estimated to be $40 Million.

 

40. Cardi B

Richest Rappers - Cardi B

Net Worth: $80 Million

American rapper, singer, producer, and reality television star Cardi B launched to fame after her Instagram account went viral and gained over 100 million followers.

After appearing on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015, Cardi B went on to produce music, signing to Atlantic Records in 2017.

One of the richest female rappers in the world, she’s also appeared in movies including the Jennifer Lopez crime comedy Hustlers, released in 2019.

As of February 2024, Cardi B’s net worth is estimated to be $80 Million.

 

39. 50 Cent

Richest Rappers - 50 Cent

Net Worth: $40 Million

Rapper, producer, and actor 50 Cent rose to fame after he was discovered by Eminem in 2002, who hooked the rapper up with Dr. Dre and secured a $1 million record deal.

His 2003 album, Get Rich or Die Trying, catapulted 50 Cent into the spotlight, debuting at number 1 on the Billboard charts with nearly 1 million copies sold in a few days.

He’s also appeared in several movies, including Escape Plan with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, and the Al Pacino movie, Righteous Kill.

50 Cent’s net worth reached over $100 million at one point in his career, but his lavish spending habits combined with a series of lawsuits have seen this sum come down to $40 Million.

As of February 2024, 50 Cent’s net worth is estimated to be $40 Million.

 

38. Rick Ross

Richest Rappers - Rick Ross

Net Worth: $45 Million

With millions of albums and single sales under his belt, rapper, producer, and record executive Rick Ross is one of the most successful rappers in the world.

The release of his debut single Hustlin’ led to a multimillion-dollar deal with Jay-Z’s Def Jam Records, which was followed by two albums that hit the number one spot on the Billboard album charts.

Owner of some of the most expensive watches you can buy, Rick Ross also has an extensive property portfolio including a $5.2 million mansion in Florida.

As of February 2024, Rick Ross’ net worth is estimated to be $45 Million.

 

37. Post Malone

Richest Rappers - Post Malone

Net Worth: $45 Million

Post Malone first gained recognition with his single White Inversion, which featured his signature blending of hip-hop with country and rock music.

After signing to Republic Records in 2015, Malone collaborated with Kanye West on the single Fade, significantly enhancing his reputation.

In 2018, Post Malone smashed the record previously held by Michael Jackson for the most weeks on the Billboard charts with his single Stoney.

As of February 2024, Post Malone’s net worth is estimated to be $45 Million.

 

36. Common

Richest Rappers - Common

Net Worth: $45 Million

American rapper Common’s studio album Like Water for Chocolate brought him international recognition and was to mark a consistent run as a producer of high-quality hip-hop music.

In addition to his music career, Common has enjoyed a successful career as an actor, appearing in movies including Suicide Squad, Now You See Me, and the Christian Bale movie, Terminator Salvation.

His net worth of $45 million has been increased thanks to his film production company called Freedom Road Productions, which produces movies in collaboration with Amazon Studios.

As of February 2024, Common’s net worth is estimated to be $45 Million.

 

35. Chamillionaire

Richest Rappers - Chamillionaire

Net Worth: $50 Million

 The aptly-named rapper and entrepreneur Chamillionaire has earned a net worth of $50 million over the course of his career, much of it through his company Chamillitary Entertainment.

Real name Hakeem Seriki, he’s worked with rapper Paul Wall on a variety of projects before releasing his solo album The Sound of Revenge in 2005.

Lil Ken and Troy Henry are two of the prominent artists who have released music through his Chamillitary Entertainment label, while other business ventures include Cruise Automation, which designed self-driving car technology.

As of February 2024, Chamillionaire’s net worth is estimated to be $50 Million.

 

34. Chad Hugo

Richest Rappers - Chad Hugo

Net Worth: $55 Million

American rapper, musician, and record producer Chad Hugo is the working partner of Pharrell Williams, with whom he has written and produced a range of songs.

Together with Williams, Hugo has produced music for a broad range of artists including Jay-Z, which critics have celebrated for their unique sounds.

Known collectively as The Neptunes, Hugo and Williams were awarded the Producer of the Year accolades at the Billboard Music Awards and The Source Awards.

As of February 2024, Chad Hugo’s net worth is estimated to be $55 Million.

 

33. PSY

Richest Rappers - PSY

Net Worth: $60 Million

Born Park Jae-Sang, South Korean rapper PSY became an international sensation with the release of his single Gangnam Style in 2012.

One of the most-viewed music videos in the history of YouTube, the track smashed established acts including Katy Perry and Justin Bieber off the top of the charts.

Much of his net worth came from this song, as well as a series of endorsement deals that PSY signed to in the wake of the song’s success.

As of February 2024, PSY’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

 

32. Travis Scott

Richest Rappers - Travis Scott

Net Worth: $60 Million

Travis Scott is one of the most popular rappers in the world, earning around $50 per year when touring and from his record sales and endorsements.

He released his first studio album, Rodeo, in 2015, and has since gone on to pick up various accolades at the BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards.

Scott began dating Kylie Jenner in 2017, and the two had a daughter together, Stormi Webster, before splitting up in 2019.

As of February 2024, Travis Scott’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

 

31. Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run

Richest Rappers - Rev Run

Net Worth: $60 Million

Another founding member of the iconic hip-hop act Run-D.M.C. is Joseph Simmons, whose career had a second life in the mid-2000s thanks to the reality TV series, Run’s House.

Simmons’s hip-hop career began before Run-D.M.C. was founded, but the group’s success is where much of his impressive $60 million net worth is drawn from.

A prolific actor, Joseph Simmons has appeared in TV shows including The Last O.G., Grounded for Life, and All About the Washingtons on Netflix.

As of February 2024, Rev Run’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

 

30. J. Cole

Richest Rappers - J Cole

Net Worth: $60 Million

Rapper, record producer, and songwriter J. Cole began his career in the music industry when he was signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label in 2007.

Platinum-certified albums soon followed, including 2011’s The Sideline Story, which Cole produced while touring as the supporting act for Drake.

His fifth album, KOD, topped the Billboard 200 in 2018, which was also his fifth number 1 album in a career of successive hits.

As of February 2024, J. Cole’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

 

29. Akon

Richest Rappers - Akon

Net Worth: $60 Million

Aliaune Thiam, known by his stage name Akon, achieved fame for his songs Smack That and Locked Up, launching a hugely successful solo career in the music business.

A string of best-selling albums solidified his presence with collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Eminem, along with his work as a producer helping up-and-coming artists establish their name.

His clothing line Konvict Clothing was launched in 2008, and his songs have been reportedly used for ringtones more than any other artist in the world.

As of February 2024, Akon’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

 

28. Ice T

Richest Rappers - Ice T

Net Worth: $65 Million

Ice T, born Tracy Lauren Marrow, began his music career after DJing at parties, putting his criminal past behind him with the release of his single, Cold Wind Madness.

A trio of albums in the late 1980s was each certified gold by the RIAA, while his 1991 hip-hop masterpiece, O.G. Original Gangster, is widely considered to be the founding record of gangsta rap.

Ice T has also enjoyed a successful acting career, appearing in a regular role for the series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and winning an NAACP Image Award for his performance.

As of February 2024, Ice T’s net worth is estimated to be $65 Million.

 

27. Wiz Khalifa

Richest Rappers - Wiz Khalifa

Net Worth: $70 Million

American rapper and actor Wiz Khalifa released his first mixtape in 2005, but it was his debut album Show and Prove that was to gain his attention, released the following year.

After a stint at Warner Bros. Records, Khalifa released numerous studio albums throughout the 2010s, helping to push his net worth up to its current $70 million.

An outspoken supporter of marijuana, Khalifa claims to spend $10,000 each month on the drug, joining the ranks of Snoop Dogg as a public advocate for smoking weed.

As of February 2024, Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is estimated to be $70 Million.

 

26. Will.I.Am

Richest Rappers - Will.I.AM

Net Worth: $70 Million

Will.I.Am’s net worth of $70 million has been earned through a combination of rapping, record production, and his many appearances on television shows.

One of the founding members of the band The Black Eyed Peas, his career includes several hit albums and singles, both with the group and as a solo artist.

A regular judge on the television show The Voice, Will.I.Am has also appeared in movies including Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa with Ben Stiller, Date Night, and the Rio animated movies. 

As of February 2024, Will.I.Am’s net worth is estimated to be $70 Million.

 

25. Nas

Richest Rappers - Nas

Net Worth: $70 Million

Nas became a sensation in the hip-hop community in 1994 with the release of his debut album Illmatic, which earned the best album of the year accolade from The Source magazine.

In addition to his music production, Nas has made considerable money as a venture capitalist, investing in emerging technologies through the firm QueensBridge Venture Partners.

Other business activities include Sweet Chick, a chicken and waffle restaurant, and shares in Coinbase.

As of February 2024, Nas’ net worth is estimated to be $70 Million.

 

24. Kendrick Lamar

Richest Rappers - Kendrick Lamar

Net Worth: $75 Million

Rapper Kendrick Lamar began performing at the age of sixteen, before signing with Top Dawg Entertainment in the early 2000s and releasing a string of mixtapes and singles.

His 2015 album, To Pimp A Butterfly, was an international smash hit, topping multiple Albums of the Year lists and earning the rapper five Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album.

Lamar has also met some of the richest politicians in the world over the course of his career, including a meeting with Barack Obama at the White House.

This success and other album and single sales have pushed Kendrick Lamar’s net worth to $75 million, with the star earning $10 million in 2021.

As of February 2024, Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is estimated to be $75 Million.

 

23. DJ Khaled

Richest Rappers - DJ Khaled

Net Worth: $75 Million

DJ Khaled, whose real name is Khaled Mohamed Khaled, is an American rapper, record producer, and label executive with a net worth of $75 million.

As well as his music production credits, DJ Khaled is the host of a radio show for WEDR and the DJ for Terror Squad, a hip-hop group.

Much of his net worth has come from a series of endorsements for companies that include Apple, Weight Watchers, and T-Mobile Ciroc.

As of February 2024, DJ Khaled’s net worth is estimated to be $75 Million.

 

22. Timbaland

Richest Rappers - Timbaland

Net Worth: $85 Million

Timbaland is a rapper and producer with a net worth of $85 million, whose production credits include tracks by artists Ginuwine, Aaliyah, and Missy Elliot.

Initially releasing music through his Beat Club record label, Timbaland has also produced albums for Madonna and Chris Cornell, displaying a remarkable degree of versatility.

Timbaland has also worked to pass on his production knowledge to the next generation, hosting Masterclass courses from 2019.

As of February 2024, Timbaland’s net worth is estimated to be $85 Million.

 

21. Michael Diamond AKA Mike D

Richest Rappers - Mike D

Net Worth: $100 Million

Beastie Boys co-founder Michael Diamond, who goes by the performing name Mike D, is a musician and producer with a long track record in the music industry.

In addition to his role in the Beastie Boys, Diamond has provided remixes for artists including Moby and Bjork.

His music career has included several chart-topping releases, with the combined discography from the Beastie Boys selling over 40 million albums worldwide.

As of February 2024, Mike D’s net worth is estimated to be $100 Million.

 

20. Adam Horovitz AKA Ad-Rock

Richest Rappers - Ad-Rock

Net Worth: $100 Million

Adam Horovitz, also known as Ad-Rock, is the co-founder of the Beastie Boys along with Michael Diamond, and a successful producer in his own right.

For his role in the success of the Beastie Boys and other music ventures, Horovitz was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

In addition to remixing productions, he’s also appeared in several movies, including While We’re Young, Golden Exits, and Roadside Prophets.

As of February 2024, Ad-Rock’s net worth is estimated to be $100 Million.

 

19. Pitbull

Richest Rappers - Pitbull

Net Worth: $100 Million

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull’s career began in the early 2000s working with Lil Jon, releasing his debut album M.I.A.M.I. in 2004 to commercial and critical acclaim.

His album Planet Pitt, released in 2011, reached number 9 on the Billboard charts, expanding his exposure and increasing his net worth.

His combined record sales have reached millions of copies worldwide, and he has opened for megastars such as Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias.

As of February 2024, Pitbull’s net worth is estimated to be $100 Million.

 

18. Nicki Minaj

Richest Rappers - Nicki Minaj

Net Worth: $150 Million

Nicki Minaj was discovered by rapper Lil Wayne, launching her career as a rapper and actress that would earn her a string of music industry awards over the following years.

After releasing her first mixtape in 2007, Playtime Is Over, Minaj’s first studio album, Pink Friday, sold over 4 million copies around the world.

Thanks to her combined record sales and endorsements, and roles in films including The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is an impressive $150 Million.

As of February 2024, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is estimated to be $150 Million.

 

17. LL Cool J

Richest Rappers - LL Cool J

Net Worth: $120 Million

One of the most iconic and revolutionary hip-hop performers of his generation, LL Cool J helped to bring the genre into the mainstream.

His rapping career through Def Jam Recordings included several singles and albums that achieved platinum status, making him one of the most sought-after rap artists of the time.

Movie roles have earned him a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the hip-hop star currently appearing in the hit show, NCIS: Los Angeles.

As of February 2024, LL Cool J’s net worth is estimated to be $120 Million.

 

16. Swizz Beatz

Richest Rappers - Swizz Beats

Net Worth: $150 Million

American hip-hop artist and music producer Swizz Beatz has a net worth of $150 Million, which represents his combined earnings along with his wife, Alicia Keys.

His music career has seen Beatz produce tracks for a range of mainstream labels, including Def Jam, Atlantic, Epic, and Bad Boy Entertainment.

He’s invested money in some of the most expensive houses in the world, with his net worth further increased thanks to his extensive collection of valuable artwork.

As of February 2024, Swizz Beatz’s net worth is estimated to be $150 Million.

 

15. Snoop Dogg

Richest Rappers - Snoop Dogg

Net Worth: $160 Million

Multi-talented rapper, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur is among the most famous rappers in the world and has been producing music since the 1990s.

He released his debut album Doggystyle in 1993 for Death Row Records, acquiring the rights to the label in 2022 and consolidating his already exceptional net worth of $150 million.

His vast wealth has been expanded by a series of endorsements, including for Chrysler 200, Boost Mobile, and Orbit Gum, as well as cameos in movies including Pitch Perfect 2 starring Anna Kendrick.

As of February 2024, Snoop Dogg’s net worth is estimated to be $160 Million.

 

14. Ronald Slim Williams

Richest Rappers - Ronald Slim Williams

Net Worth: $150 Million

Music producer and entrepreneur Ronald Slim Williams, also known as The Godfather, co-founded his successful record label Cash Money Records in 1991.

The label’s success came thanks to the hit records from artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, and Nicki Minaj, each of whom has released platinum-selling albums via his platform.

Williams also has considerable investments in real estate, and in 2012 he purchased the largest home in South Florida for an impressive $7.15 million.

As of February 2024, Ronald Slim Williams’ net worth is estimated to be $150 Million.

 

13. Birdman

Richest Rappers - Birdman

Net Worth: $150 Million

Bryan Christopher Brooks, also known as Birdman, is the co-founder of Cash Money Records along with his brother Ronald Williams, as well as a rapper in his own right.

The brothers made their fortune when Cash Money Records signed up to the Universal Music Group with a $30 million contract while still retaining creative control over the label’s output.

Birdman increased his net worth through ventures outside the music industry, including his energy company Bronald Oil, which he launched in 2010.

As of February 2024, Birdman’s net worth is estimated to be $150 Million.

 

12. Ice Cube

Richest Rappers - Ice Cube

Net Worth: $160 Million

Rapper, producer, and actor Ice Cube is one of the original founders of the West Coast gangsta rap movement, earning fame and fortune in the group NWA.

In addition to his exceptional career as a rapper and producer, Ice Cube has produced and starred in a series of films such as Three Kings with George Clooney and Boyz n the Hood.

Ice Cube also has his own clothing line, Solo by Cube, and has worked as Coors Light beer’s spokesman since 2011.

As of February 2024, Ice Cube’s net worth is estimated to be $160 Million.

 

11. Lil Wayne

Richest Rappers - Lil Wayne

Net Worth: $170 Million

Lil Wayne is an American rapper and producer who has worked in the music industry under a range of names including Young Tune, Dr. Carter, and Tunechi.

With over 100 million record sales throughout his career, Lil Wayne has surpassed Elvis Presley with the most entries of all time on the Billboard Top 100 charts.

Founder of the record label Young Money Entertainment, Lil Wayne was responsible for signing Nicki Minaj and Drake, selling the label for $100 million in 2020.

His music has been used on the soundtrack to several movies, including The Suicide Squad starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

As of February 2024, Lil Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be $170 Million.

 

10. Usher

Richest Rappers - Usher

Net Worth: $180 Million

With over 75 million record sales around the world, rapper and producer Usher is one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time, with a net worth of $180 million.

The co-founder of Justin Bieber‘s record company, RBMG Records, Usher achieved gold and platinum sales for multiple releases including the album Nice & Slow and Confessions. 

His charity New Look was established to help young people gain education and real-world experience to succeed in life, and in 2015 he donated over $500,000 to scholarships for black students.

As of February 2024, Usher’s net worth is estimated to be $180 Million.

 

9. Master P

Richest Rappers - Master P

Net Worth: $200 Million

Master P is an American rapper and business investor who found fame in the 1990s with the albums Mr. Ice Cream Man and Ghetto D, the latter of which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts.

Much of his net worth of $200 million has come from a series of entrepreneurial investments, including record labels, clothing lines, a travel agency, and a film production company.

The first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, he’s picked up awards at the American Music Awards and has been ranked on BET’s list of Most Influential Rappers of All Time.

As of February 2024, Master P’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

8. Eminem

Richest Rappers - Eminem

Net Worth: $250 Million

One of the highest-paid rappers in the world, Eminem gained recognition in the Detroit hip-hop scene before meeting Dr. Dre in 1998.

This discovery ignited his hugely successful career, with the 2000s release of The Marshall Mathers LP becoming the fastest-selling hip-hop album at the time, selling more than 21 million copies.

With total album sales reaching close to 200 million copies, Eminem’s significant net worth has been further enhanced through his media appearances, including the starring role in the film 8 Mile and a cameo in the Seth Rogen comedy, The Interview.

As of February 2024, Eminem’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

7. Pharrell Williams

Richest Rappers - Pharrell Williams

Net Worth: $250 Million

Multi-talented record producer, singer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams has earned his $250 million net worth both as a producer for other artists and a singer in his own right.

After performing with The Neptunes, Williams launched his solo career with the album In My Mind, while also producing tracks for Beyonce, Madonna, and Britney Spears.

Williams also designs jewelry for Louis Vitton, one of the most expensive handbag brands in the world, as well as a range of sunglasses for Moncler.

As of February 2024, Pharrell Williams’ net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

6. Drake

Richest Rappers - Drake

Net Worth: $250 Million

Rapper and producer Drake is one of the richest rappers in the world working today, with an estimated total income of $430 million over the course of his career.

Much of this huge income comes through his deal with Universal Music Group, with the hip hop megastar earning $1 million for a single concert.

With more digital singles sold than any other artist in history, Drake outperforms Rihanna by 40 million sales, for a total sales of 163 million digital singles so far.

He made many media appearances over his career, including with one of the richest comedians in the world on the Jimmy Kimmel late-night chat show.

As of February 2024, Drake’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

5. Russell Simmons

Richest Rappers - Russell Simmons

Net Worth: $340 Million

Entrepreneur and record executive Russell Simmons is the co-founder of Def Jam Records who helped groups such as Run-D.M.C. achieve international fame.

An astute businessman, Simmons’s other business ventures include the production company called Simmons Lathans Media Group, a clothing line, and pre-paid debit card company Unirush LLC.

The sale of half of the Def Jam Records to Polygram alone earned him $130 million, helping Simmons reach a net worth of $340 Million in total.

As of February 2024, Russell Simmons’s net worth is estimated to be $340 Million.

 

4. Kanye West

Richest Rappers - Kanye West

Net Worth: $400 Million

Once valued at $2 billion, Kanye West’s antics caused him to lose most of that wealth.

Despite Adidas, among others, cutting ties with the rapper, he’s still managed to stay in the top 5.

Kanye West earned his vast wealth through fashion design and business ventures, as well as his long career in the music industry.

Currently releasing music under the moniker Ye, West’s extensive back catalog of music has sold millions of copies worldwide to critical acclaim, and includes collaborations with some of the richest singers in the world.

As of February 2024, Kanye West’s net worth is estimated to be $400 Million.

 

3. Dr. Dre

Richest Rappers - Dr Dre

Net Worth: $500 Million

One of the most successful performers in modern history with a net worth on par with the richest rock stars in the world, Dr. Dre helped define the hip-hop scene beginning in the 1990s with the group NWA.

As well as selling millions of albums as a performer in his own right, he helped launch the careers of iconic rappers including Eminem and 50 Cent through his label Aftermath Entertainment.

Much of his $500 million net worth is due to his headphone company Beats By Dre, which he sold to Apple for $3 billion in 2014.

Outside of the music industry, Dr. Dre has appeared in various movies, including with Denzel Washington in Training Day.

As of February 2024, Dr. Dre’s net worth is estimated to be $500 Million.

 

2. P Diddy

Richest Rappers - P Diddy

Net Worth: $900 Million

Rapper, singer, producer, and entrepreneur P Diddy is best known as the founder of the record label Bad Boy Entertainment, through which millions of records have been sold worldwide.

Born Sean John Combs, P Diddy launched the career of hip-hop legend The Notorious B.I.G., AKA Biggie Smalls, while selling his own music through his moniker Puff Daddy.

As an actor, P Diddy has had roles in movies including Made with Vince Vaughn, Get Him to the Greek with Russell Brand, and The Defiant Ones, and he also has his own Sean John clothing line which he launched in 1998.

As of February 2024, P Diddy’s net worth is estimated to be $900 Million.

 

1. Jay-Z

Richest Rappers - Jay Z

Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

The first hip-hop billionaire of all time, Jay-Z is once again the richest rapper in the world, having founded the record label Roc-A-Fella in 1996.

Famous for his marriage to Beyonce, Jay-Z has enjoyed immense success with his own music output and is known for his lavish lifestyle which includes some of the most expensive cars in the world such as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud.

His long list of accolades includes BET Hip-Hop Awards for lyricist and ‘Hustler of the Year’, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2005.

As of February 2024, Jay-Z’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Billion.

 

Summary

That wraps up this guide to the richest rappers in the world, exploring the hit tracks and business ventures that helped them amass incredible wealth.

As the net worth of these rappers continues to change over time, we’ll update this article to reflect the most accurate information, so be sure to check back in the future.

Here’s a quick recap of the 50 richest rappers in the world:

  1. Jay-Z
  2. P Diddy
  3. Dr. Dre
  4. Kanye West
  5. Russell Simmons
  6. Drake
  7. Pharrell Williams
  8. Eminem
  9. Master P
  10. Usher
  11. Lil Wayne
  12. Ice Cube
  13. Birdman
  14. Ronald Slim Williams
  15. Snoop Dogg
  16. Swizz Beatz
  17. LL Cool J
  18. Nicki Minaj
  19. Pitbull
  20. Adam Horovitz AKA Ad-Rock
  21. Michael Diamond AKA Mike D
  22. Timbaland
  23. DJ Khaled
  24. Kendrick Lamar
  25. Nas
  26. Will.I.Am
  27. Wiz Khalifa
  28. Ice T
  29. Akon
  30. J. Cole
  31. Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run
  32. Travis Scott
  33. PSY
  34. Chad Hugo
  35. Chamillionaire
  36. Common
  37. Post Malone
  38. Rick Ross
  39. 50 Cent
  40. Cardi B
  41. Daddy Yankee
  42. Darryl McDaniels
  43. Future
  44. Andre 3000
  45. Big Boi
  46. G-Dragon
  47. Lil Jon
  48. Soulja Boy
  49. Offset
  50. Quavo

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Who are the richest athletes in the world?

The world’s richest athletes have earned their fortune through grit and determination, becoming icons of their respective sports and winning multiple international competitions.

Read on to discover how these athletes defined their professions, broke new records, and earned their vast wealth.

 

The Top 50 Richest Athletes in the World

We’ve covered the career highlights, endorsement deals, and media appearances that have helped these wealthy athletes achieve their impressive net worth.

Here’s our list of the 50 richest athletes in the world:

 

50. Kevin Durant

Richest Athletes - Kevin Durant

Net Worth: $200 Million

Professional basketball player Kevin Durant began his career in the NBA in 2007 with the Seattle SuperSonics and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year after his first season.

Surpassing Michael Jordan’s record for consecutive games, scoring 25 points or more in the 2013-14 season, Durant went on to become one of the highest-paid basketball players of all time.

With a net worth of $200 Million and representation from Roc Nation group headed by Jay-Z, he takes home a salary of over $40 million, in addition to income from various lucrative endorsement deals.

As of February 2024, Kevin Durant’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

49. Conor McGregor

Richest Athletes - Conor McGregor

Net Worth: $200 Million

Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor made international headlines when he took home a $100 million payday for his much-publicized fight with Floyd Mayweather.

One of the most celebrated fighters of the modern era, McGregor has won multiple titles and accolades during his time fighting in the UFC.

In addition to his fighting fees, McGregor’s income is enhanced through the sales of his whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve, rivaling some of the most expensive alcoholic drinks you can buy.

As of February 2024, Conor McGregor’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

48. Aaron Rodgers

Richest Athletes - Aaron Rodgers

Net Worth: $200 Million

Aaron Rodgers is an American professional football player who plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, which includes a contract in 2022 worth $50 million per year.

In addition to his sporting activities, Rodgers has defeated Kevin O’Leary on Shark Tank, and signed multi-million dollar deals for various brand endorsements, for instance with State Farm.

Rodgers has a broad property portfolio that includes a mansion in Malibu he paid $28 million for, and a mansion in Del Mar purchased for $2 million.

As of February 2024, Aaron Rodgers’ net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

47. Tony Hulman George

Richest Athletes - Tony Hulman George

Net Worth: $200 Million

Former race car driver and, Tony Hulman George followed up his career on the tracks by becoming an auto racing executive, following in the footsteps of his grandfather.

As President and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, he’s accumulated an impressive net worth of $200 million.

Since 2009, he’s worked for the family business, Hulman and Company, as well as being the founder of the Indy Racing League.

As of February 2024, Tony Hulman George’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

46. Steve Young

Richest Athletes - Steve Young

Net Worth: $200 Million

Steve Young made his fortune as an American Football quarterback before moving into a career as a sports commentator and businessman.

In the 1980s, Young signed a contract with the Los Angeles Express team for $40 million, making a name for himself as one of the best players in the sport.

Along with his business acumen, Young has made numerous TV appearances, including on Frasier with Kelsey Grammer, Dharma and Greg, and Beverly Hills 90210.

As of February 2024, Steve Young’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

45. Sachin Tendulkar

Richest Athletes - Sachin Tendulkar

Net Worth: $200 Million

Professional cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has served as the captain of the Indian national team, considered to this day one of the greatest batsmen the sport has seen.

With a net worth of $200 million, Tendulkar holds the international record for the most runs and has scored 100 international centuries.

Since his retirement in 2015, he’s served as a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee, as well as working as a commentator.

As of February 2024, Sachin Tendulkar’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

44. Oscar De La Hoya

Richest Athletes - Oscar De La Hoya

Net Worth: $200 Million

American professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was nicknamed The Golden Boy at the height of his successful career, made his professional debut in 1992.

Winning 10 world championships over his 17-year career, De La Hoya was at one time the biggest earner in his profession.

Outside of his sporting career, he’s worked as a promoter and host of a boxing show and even released an album with Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees, as well as a children’s book.

As of February 2024, Oscar De La Hoya’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

43. Luol Deng

Richest Athletes - Luol Deng

Net Worth: $200 Million

Professional basketball player Luol Deng, who was born in Sudan, began his career as one of the most promising young players in his sport.

While playing with the Chicago Bulls, Deng earned a string of accolades and awards, including an NBA All-Star selection in 2011.

Throughout his career, Deng has earned over ÂŁ100 million from his salary, with the rest of his net worth drawn from various brand endorsements.

As of February 2024, Luol Deng’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

42. Derek Jeter

Richest Athletes - Derek Jeter

Net Worth: $200 Million

American former professional baseball player and businessman Derek Jeter began his career in 1992, turning pro when he was drafted by the Yankees.

After over ten years in the sport, Jeter’s career on the field was cut short by an injury, and he transitioned into publishing by forming an imprint for Simon & Schuster called Jeter Publishing.

Jeter has earned significant sums through his brand endorsements, including ties to Nike, who have made some of the most expensive sneakers you can buy, as well as VISA, Ford, and Fleet Bank.

As of February 2024, Derek Jeter’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

41. David Robinson

Richest Athletes - David Robinson

Net Worth: $200 Million

Former professional basketball player David Robinson earned his fame and fortune playing for the San Antonio Spurs, winning multiple awards over his career.

He played on the gold-winning team at the 1992 Olympic Games, and at the peak of his career, his salary reached $14.8 million in a single year.

Outside of the NBA, Robinson has launched two private equity funds, one of which has acquired $350 million worth of real estate assets.

As of February 2024, David Robinson’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

40. Connie Kalitta

Richest Athletes - Connie Kalitta

Net Worth: $200 Million

Former drag car racer and business executive Connie Kalitta began his racing career in the 1950s when he was known by his nickname, The Bounty Hunter.

His racing career continued through to the mid-1990s when he retired from the track and served as CEO of his cargo airline company, Kalitta Air.

Large contracts for the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense, have helped him achieve a net worth of $200 million.

As of February 2024, Connie Kalitta’s net worth is estimated to be $200 Million.

 

39. Dave Whelan

Richest Athletes - Dave Whelan

Net Worth: $210 Million

Dave Whelan is a former professional soccer player who played for the Bradford Rangers, later setting up a chain of supermarkets throughout the UK.

In the late 1970s, Whelan acquired the sporting goods store franchise JJB, and in 1995 he expanded his business interests with the purchase of Wigan Athletic Football Club.

Following his purchase, the club went from Division Three to the Premier League, beating Manchester City in 2013 at the FA Cup Final.

As of February 2024, Dave Whelan’s net worth is estimated to be $210 Million.

 

38. Novak Djokovic

Richest Athletes - Novak Djokovic

Net Worth: $220 Million

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has made a name for himself as one of the best tennis players of all time, the first player to hold all four major titles.

He’s also the only player to win all nine Masters 1000 Tournaments and has been the top-ranked player in the world on several occasions.

Known for being one of the most comprehensive performers on the court, Djokovic has also appeared in cameo roles in various films, including The Expendables starring Sylvester Stallone.

As of February 2024, Novak Djokovic’s net worth is estimated to be $220 Million.

 

37. Manny Pacquiao

Richest Athletes - Manny Pacquiao

Net Worth: $220 Million

Boxer, singer, actor, and politician Manny Pacquiao is widely considered one of the best “pound for pound” boxers of all time, who turned professional at the age of 16.

Pacquiao has earned vast sums of money for many of his fights, including $130 million for his 2015 fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Since retiring from the ring, he’s served as a Senator of the Philippines since 2016, while also appearing in many Filipino movies as well as appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

As of February 2024, Manny Pacquiao’s net worth is estimated to be $220 Million.

 

36. Wayne Gretzky

Net Worth: $250 Million

Retired professional hockey player Wayne Gretzky played in the NHL for 20 years, earning an impressive $46 million in salary.

Since leaving the sport, he’s built up a business empire that includes ownership of a sports team as well as real estate and a vineyard.

He’s also endorsed a long list of the world’s leading brands, including Domino’s Pizza, Coca-Cola, and the Sharp Corporation.

As of February 2024, Wayne Gretzky’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

35. Tom Brady

Richest Athletes - Tom Brady

Net Worth: $250 Million

American football quarterback Tom Brady made his fame and fortune playing for the New England Patriots, winning six Superbowls and four Super Bowl MVP awards.

His contract with Tampa Bay earned Brady $50 million, while a contract with Fox Sports paid out $375 million for a ten-year deal.

Along with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Brady has owned numerous multi-million dollar properties, including a custom-built home that sold for $40 million.

As of February 2024, Tom Brady’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

34. Serena Williams

Richest Athletes - Serena Williams

Net Worth: $250 Million

World champion American tennis player Serena Williams is widely considered to be one of the best female tennis players of all time, with a net worth of $250 million.

Her impressive wealth comes from a combination of her competition wins and endorsements, including companies such as Nike and Kraft Foods. 

She’s also appeared in various television shows and movies, including the Adam Sandler film, Pixels.

A committed philanthropist, Williams has helped raise money for a range of charities including Ronald McDonald House and the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton.

As of February 2024, Serena Williams’ net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

33. Peyton Manning

Richest Athletes - Peyton Manning

Net Worth: $250 Million

American football quarterback Peyton Manning began his career in 1998 when he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, becoming one of the best quarterbacks of all time.

Much of Manning’s net worth comes from his lucrative endorsements, with DirecTV, Mastercard, Papa John’s, and Reebok among the companies he’s represented.

Manning has also made several appearances on Saturday Night Live, as well as guest voicing an episode of the Matt Groening series The Simpsons.

As of February 2024, Peyton Manning’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

32. Kimi Raikkonen

Richest Athletes - Kimi Raikkonen

Net Worth: $250 Million

Finnish race car driver Kimi Räikkönen, whose nickname is Iceman, is the most successful driver from Finland, and one of the richest athletes in the world.

He first joined the Sauber Formula One team in 2000, winning his first race in 2003 and maintaining a high level of performance over the following years.

He’s invested in various mansions and other expensive properties, including purchasing a “dream home” in Baar, Switzerland for $24 million.

As of February 2024, Kimi Raikkonen’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

31. Grant Hill

Richest Athletes - Grant Hill

Net Worth: $250 Million

Grant Hill is a retired American basketball player who played for 18 seasons in the NBA, for teams including the Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

After he retired from the game, Hill worked as a sportscaster on NBA TV and CBS, covering the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2015.

His business ventures include an $80 million deal with shoemaker Fila and endorsements for Sprite, McDonald’s, and TAG Heuer.

As of February 2024, Grant Hill’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

30. Gary Player

Richest Athletes - Gary Player

Net Worth: $250 Million

Retired professional golfer Gary Player is one of the greatest golfers in history, with a net worth of $250 Million from his career and endorsements.

Winner of multiple major championships, Player first won the US Open in 1965 at the age of 29.

A regular on the PGA Tour, Player’s long list of accolades and cup wins have led him to be hailed as one of the “big three” in golf, along with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

As of February 2024, Gary Player’s net worth is estimated to be $250 Million.

 

29. Fernando Alonso

Richest Athletes - Fernando Alonso

Net Worth: $260 Million

Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso has raced for a selection of teams throughout his career, including McLaren, Alpine, and Renault.

With an average income of $40 million each year, Alonso won the World Driver’s Championship in 2005 and 2006.

A series of brand endorsements have helped him earn a net worth of $260 million, and he is also the founder and ambassador of the fashion retailer Kimoa.

As of February 2024, Fernando Alonso’s net worth is estimated to be $260 Million.

 

28. Lewis Hamilton

Richest Athletes - Lewis Hamilton

Net Worth: $285 Million

British Formula One racing champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the highest-paid drivers in the history of the sport, earning an average salary of $50 million per year.

Much of his immense wealth comes from his contract with Mercedes, boosted by his investments including the TOMMYXLEWIS clothing line, which he launched in 2018.

His impressive real estate portfolio includes some of the most expensive houses in the world, including a penthouse in New York which he listed for $57 million in 2019.

As of February 2024, Lewis Hamilton’s net worth is estimated to be $285 Million.

 

27. Phil Mickelson

Richest Athletes - Phil Mickelson

Net Worth: $300 Million

American professional golfer Phil Mickelson began his career in 1991, racking up 17 top-ten finishes by 2003.

He’s earned over $100 million from his tournament wins, while his overall career earnings have reached a staggering $800 million. 

A string of endorsements for companies including Ford, Callaway, Rolex, and Titleist have helped Mickelson build a net worth of $300 Million.

As of February 2024, Phil Mickelson’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

26. Paul Caddick

Richest Athletes - Paul Caddick

Net Worth: $300 Million

Retired English rugby player Paul Caddick branched out from the sport to become a property development tycoon, which earned much of his vast $300 Million net worth.

In 1996, Caddick became the owner of Leeds CF&A Co Ltd, an acquisition that also gave him ownership of Headingley Stadium.

Additionally, the Caddick Group owns a majority stake in Leeds Rugby, for which Caddick acts as the chair.

As of February 2024, Paul Caddick’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

25. Hakeem Olajuwon

Richest Athletes - Hakeem Olajuwon

Net Worth: $300 Million

Nigerian-American professional basketball player Hakeen Olajuwon played for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors and was a member of the gold medal-winning Olympic US team in 1996.

At the height of his basketball career, he was earning millions of dollars per year in salary, for a total of around $110 million over his duration in the sport.

His post-basketball career has seen the star extend his considerable fortune through real estate investments, with over $100 million spent on property as of 2006, as well as working with Kobe Bryant on the Dream Shake.

As of February 2024, Hakeem Olajuwon’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

24. George Foreman

Richest Athletes - George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 Million

Former American boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman is a two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and entrepreneur.

While his boxing career saw many successes, much of Foreman’s $300 Million net worth came thanks to the cooking grill he licensed in the 1990s.

Estimates suggest that Foreman has earned over $200 million from the grill brand, considerably dwarfing his boxing career earnings.

Foreman has also made several television appearances, including as a guest in the Mike Judge animated comedy, King of the Hill.

As of February 2024, George Foreman’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

23. Dale Earnhardt Jr

Richest Athletes - Dale Earnhardt Jr

Net Worth: $300 Million

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a retired NASCAR driver who owns his team and makes additional income through his work as an author and sports analyst.

From a family of race car drivers, Earnhardt Jr. began his career at the age of 17 and has been voted NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver 14 times in a row.

He also owns a media production company called Hammerhead Entertainment, as well as some of the most expensive private jets in the world, including a Learjet 60.

As of February 2024, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s net worth is estimated to be $300 Million.

 

22. Alex Rodriguez

Richest Athletes - Alex Rodriguez

Net Worth: $350 Million

American former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez made his fortune while playing for teams that include the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers, and the New York Yankees.

After retiring in 2017, Rodriguez worked as a media personality for Fox Sports 1 and ABC News network, before moving to ESPN in 2018.

He’s signed some of the largest sporting contracts in history, and at the peak of his career was earning up to $33 million per year in salary.

As of February 2024, Alex Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be $350 Million.

 

21. Vinnie Johnson

Richest Athletes - Vinnie Johnson

Net Worth: $500 Million

Vinnie Johnson is a former professional basketball player with a long career in the NBA, playing for teams such as the Detroit Pistons, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Seattle SuperSonics.

While playing for the Pistons, Johnson won the NBA championship two years in a row and has earned the nickname The Microwave.

Following his professional sporting career, Johnson set up the Piston Group company, raising the business to the point where it brings in billions of dollars in revenue each year.

As of February 2024, Vinnie Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $500 Million.

 

20. Shaquille O’Neal

Richest Athletes - Shaquille O'Neal

Net Worth: $400 Million

Consistently ranked as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, Shaquille O’Neal’s estimated net worth of $400 Million has come through his large salary and endorsement opportunities.

A true basketball icon, O’Neal’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, which includes winning the NBA Championship, made him a sporting national treasure.

He’s also earned hundreds of millions of dollars endorsing brands that include Pepsi and Carnival Cruise Line which visits some of the most expensive hotels in the world, making him one of the richest athletes.

As of February 2024, Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth is estimated to be $400 Million.

 

19. Jack Nicklaus

Richest Athletes - Jack Nicklaus

Net Worth: $400 Million

Retired American professional golfer Jack Nicklaus is one of the most successful golfers of all time, with 18 major championships under his belt and 73 PGA Tour victories.

With a museum marking his career highlights, Nicklaus has even appeared on a commemorative five-pound note in the United Kingdom.

Since the mid-1960s, he’s been involved in designing golf courses, including the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

As of February 2024, Jack Nicklaus’ net worth is estimated to be $400 Million.

 

18. Greg Norman

Richest Athletes - Greg Norman

Net Worth: $400 Million

Greg Norman, another professional golfer with an astounding net worth, has dozens of tournament wins to his name and has been ranked the number-one golfer more than once.

As well as being a legend in the world of golf, Norman has earned considerable sums of money through his business ventures and real estate investments.

The owner of multiple mansions over his life, he listed an estate in 2021 for a cool $59.9 million.

As of February 2024, Greg Norman’s net worth is estimated to be $400 Million.

 

17. Floyd Mayweather

Richest Athletes - Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth: $450 Million

Boxing champion and promoter Floyd Mayweather stands as the current richest boxer of all time, with a net worth of $450 Million and total career earnings of over $1 billion.

In one year alone, Mayweather earned an eye-watering $300 million, with typical annual fees for endorsements fetching him around $10 million.

His fight with MMA star Conor McGregor in 2017 was the highest-grossing Pay Per View boxing event in history, generating $700 million in revenue.

His career outside boxing also includes several appearances in the WWE, including a backstage segment with some of the richest wrestlers in the world, including Vince McMahon and D-Generation X.

As of February 2024, Floyd Mayweather’s net worth is estimated to be $450 Million.

 

16. David Beckham

Richest Athletes - David Beckham

Net Worth: $450 Million

Retired English soccer player David Beckham has a net worth of $450 Million, which is combined with the earnings from his wife, pop star Victoria Beckham.

Playing for Manchester United for nine seasons, Beckham’s tenure saw the team win the Premier League six times and the FA Cup twice.

In 2021, David Beckham signed a deal with Qatar to be their tourism ambassador, netting him an additional $21 million per year.

As of February 2024, David Beckham’s net worth is estimated to be $450 Million.

 

15. LeBron James

Richest Athletes - LeBron James

Net Worth: $600 Million

Outstanding basketball player LeBron James is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world, earning up to $90 million each year from endorsements alone.

With a base salary of $42.5 million from the NBA, his total career earnings have surpassed the $800 million mark.

Endorsement deals with McDonald’s, Samsung, Nike, and Coca-Cola, as well as roles in movies such as Trainwreck with Amy Schumer, have helped boost his net worth to $600 Million.

As of February 2024, LeBron James’ net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

14. Cristiano Ronaldo

Richest Athletes - Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth: $500 Million

Iconic footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the richest athletes in the world, and the first active team sport athlete to surpass $1 billion in career earnings.

In addition to his soccer salary, Ronaldo earns money through his CR7-branded clothing and endorsements for a range of high-profile brands and is often seen wearing some of the most expensive watches you can buy.

In 2021 he surpassed soccer icon Pele’s goal tally, with 770 goals scored in total throughout his career to that point.

As of February 2024, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be $500 Million.

 

13. Roger Federer

Richest Athletes - Roger Federer

Net Worth: $550 Million

Professional tennis player Roger Federer began his professional career in 1999, and shortly after became the youngest player to be featured on the ATP’s top 100.

A string of tournament wins followed, with Federer winning Wimbledon on eight occasions, as well as six wins for the Australian Open.

Earning tens of millions of dollars per year, Federer signed a $300 million contract with Japanese brand Uniqlo in 2018.

As of February 2024, Roger Federer’s net worth is estimated to be $550 Million.

 

12. Roger Staubach

Richest Athletes - Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $600 Million

American former professional football quarterback Roger Staubach played for the Dallas Cowboys, scoring 153 touchdowns during his 11 NFL season run.

In the late 1970s, Staubach moved into business ventures including his real estate business, The Staubach Company, working with companies including Mcdonald’s and AT&T.

He sold the company in 2008 for $613 million to Jones Lang LaSalle, helping to increase his net worth to its current $600 Million.

As of February 2024, Roger Staubach’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

11. Michael Schumacher

Richest Athletes - Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $600 Million

Michael Schumacher is a former F1 racing champion with a net worth of $600 million, and one of only a handful of athletes to have earned more than $1 billion throughout his career.

With a career spanning the years 1991 to 2006, he’s driven for the Ferrari and Jordan Benetton racing teams, winning numerous Grand Prix races.

His endorsements have earned him considerable wealth, with a deal with Shell to wear a hat with their logo paying him an impressive $10 million each year.

As of February 2024, Michael Schumacher’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

10. Lionel Messi

Richest Athletes - Lionel Messi

Net Worth: $600 Million

Widely regarded as one of the best soccer players in the world, Lionel Messi rose to fame playing for FC Barcelona before moving the Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentinian-born athlete earned a base salary of $168 million per year at Barcelona, with his total career earnings estimated at over $1 billion.

Endorsements with Adidas and other companies have helped keep Messi’s income at a high level, with the athlete also regularly donating to charities.

As of February 2024, Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

9. Junior Bridgeman

Richest Athletes - Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: $600 Million

Retired American basketball player Junior Bridgeman began his career in the NBA with Milwaukee, holding their franchise record with 711 games played.

Much of his immense net worth came after he purchased the fast food outlet Wendy’s, expanding the business empire through his company, Bridgeman Foods Inc.

With hundreds of outlets and thousands of employees, the company has annual revenues exceeding $500 million.

As of February 2024, Junior Bridgeman’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

8. Eddie Jordan

Richest Athletes - Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $600 Million

Former race car driver and businessman Eddie Jordan first entered racing sports as a kid, moving from racing karts to Formula One in the late 1980s.

With honorary doctorates from the University of Ulster and the Dublin Institute of Technology, Jordan has been recognized as one of racing’s icons.

His racing team was responsible for introducing Michael Schumacher to the sport before he was picked up by Benetton’s team.

As of February 2024, Eddie Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

 

7. Magic Johnson

Richest Athletes - Magic Johnson

Net Worth: $620 Million

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is an entrepreneur and retired American basketball player who began his career in the late 1970s with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Also the former president of basketball operations for the team, Johnson’s post-basketball career has seen him running his Magic Johnson Enterprises empire.

Additional businesses owned by Johnson include a movie studio and theaters, and a promotional marketing company, as well as a cameo in She’s Having A Baby with Alec Baldwin.

As of February 2024, Magic Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $620 Million.

 

6. Tiger Woods

Richest Athletes - Tiger Woods

Net Worth: $800 Million

Professional golfer Tiger Woods is the highest-earning and highest-paid golfer of all time, with a total net worth of $800 Million.

Turning professional at just 20 years old, Woods has increased his vast wealth through endorsement deals with Titleist and Nike.

Tiger Woods has been awarded the PGA Player of the Year 11 times, more than any other player in the history of the sport, and was inducted by Arnold Schwarzenegger into the California Hall of Fame in 2007.

As of February 2024, Tiger Woods’ net worth is estimated to be $800 Million.

 

5. Dwayne Johnson

Richest Athletes - Dwayne Johnson

Net Worth: $800 Million

Also known as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson began his career as a professional wrestler before making the transition to Hollywood and starring in a run of blockbuster movies.

In addition to his acting work, Johnson has numerous investments, including his alcoholic drinks brand, Teramana Tequila.

Today, much of his salary comes from his movie roles including with Jason Statham in some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, the Fast and Furious franchise, making him the highest-paid actor in the world.

As of February 2024, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $800 Million.

 

4. Anna Kasprzak

Richest Athletes - Anna Kasprzak

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Anna Kasprzak is one of the youngest billionaires in the world, her $1 Billion net worth coming not from her sporting activities, but her family ties.

Kasprzak is known to sports fans as one of the best dressage riders in the world, having represented her home country Denmark at two Olympics in 2012 and 2016.

Her grandfather was the founder of the shoe company ECCO, where her father works as Senior Vice President/Managing Director.

As of February 2024, Anna Kasprzak’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Billion.

 

3. Ion Tiriac

Richest Athletes - Ion Tiriac

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Former professional ice hockey and tennis player Ion Tiriac followed up his moderately successful career in sports by becoming a hugely successful businessman.

After retiring from tennis, Tiriac became a full-time coach and manager, working with stars including Boris Becker before founding his bank.

Additional businesses owned by Tiriac include an insurance company, car dealerships, and even an airline company.

As of February 2024, Ion Tiriac’s net worth is estimated to be $1.2 Billion.

 

2. Vince McMahon

Net Worth: $2.6 Billion

Former wrestler, promoter, commentator, and producer Vince McMahon has earned much of his $2.6 Billion net worth as the CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment company.

Founded by his father, WWE has become a household name, generating billions of dollars in revenue, while under the leadership of McMahon.

Numerous world-famous wrestlers have gotten their break thanks to McMahon, including The Rock and Hulk Hogan, and McMahon is also famous for his friendship with Donald Trump, former President of the United States.

As of February 2024, Vince McMahon’s net worth is estimated to be $2.6 Billion.

 

1. Michael Jordan

Richest Athletes - Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $2.6 Billion

Widely considered to be the greatest basketball player who ever lived, Michael Jordan helped his team the Chicago Bulls win six titles, with career earnings of $90 million.

His post-career business ventures have significantly boosted his overall net worth, with brand endorsements including for Nike among the most lucrative deals in history.

Jordan is also the co-owner of a NASCAR team, as well as owning a considerable stake in the Charlotte Hornets basketball team.

Outside of sports, Jordan is well-known for his role in the movie Space Jam, in which he co-starred with Danny DeVito and Billy West.

As of February 2024, Michael Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $2.6 Billion.

 

Summary

That wraps up this comprehensive guide to the richest athletes in the world, from world-class F1 racers to legends of basketball.

As the net worth of these athletes changes over time, we’ll update this article to bring you the most accurate data, so be sure to check back in the future.

Here’s a quick recap of the top 50 richest athletes in the world:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Vince McMahon
  3. Ion Tiriac
  4. Anna Kasprzak
  5. Dwayne Johnson
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Magic Johnson
  8. Eddie Jordan
  9. Junior Bridgeman
  10. Lionel Messi
  11. Michael Schumacher
  12. Roger Staubach
  13. Roger Federer
  14. Cristiano Ronaldo
  15. LeBron James
  16. David Beckham
  17. Floyd Mayweather
  18. Greg Norman
  19. Jack Nicklaus
  20. Shaquille O’Neal
  21. Vinnie Johnson
  22. Alex Rodriguez
  23. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  24. George Foreman
  25. Hakeem Olajuwon
  26. Paul Caddick
  27. Phil Mickelson
  28. Lewis Hamilton
  29. Fernando Alonso
  30. Gary Player
  31. Grant Hill
  32. Kimi Raikkonen
  33. Peyton Manning
  34. Serena Williams
  35. Tom Brady
  36. Wayne Gretzky
  37. Manny Pacquiao
  38. Novak Djokovic
  39. Dave Whelan
  40. Connie Kalitta
  41. David Robinson
  42. Derek Jeter
  43. Luol Deng
  44. Oscar De La Hoya
  45. Sachin Tendulkar
  46. Steve Young
  47. Tony Nulman George
  48. Aaron Rodgers
  49. Conor McGregor
  50. Kevin Durant

How many of these athletes did you think would appear on the list of the top 50 richest athletes in the world? Leave a comment below.

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