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The 50 Richest DJs in the World



The Richest DJs in the World

Who are the richest DJs in the world?

Electronic music production has skyrocketed in popularity within the past three decades and some DJs now make more than some of the most famous bands.

You might be shocked to see how much the top DJs in the world are worth!

Keep reading to see how much money these artists have amassed. 


The Top 50 Richest DJs in the World

Each of these DJs is ranked based on their current net worth and any changes will be noted in the future to keep you up-to-date.

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


50. Carl Cox

Richest DJs - Carl Cox

Net Worth: $16 Million

Carl Cox is a British DJ and music producer who started off at 15 and became popular in the rave scene during the 1980s.

As the head of two large record labels, 23rd Century Records and Intec Records, Cox has come a long way since the 1980s and his radio show “Global” even boasts more than 16 million loyal listeners.

Now worth approximately $16 million, Cox can be found touring the world for shows, having appeared in numerous countries from Ibiza to Amsterdam.


49. Tony Blackburn

Richest DJs - Tony Blackburn

Net Worth: $20 Million

Tony Blackburn is a legend, having started out in the 1960s on the offshore pirate stations Radio London and Radio Caroline, later becoming the first disk jockey on BBC Radio 1 in ’67.

Since starting out, he has made quite a name for himself, even starring in reality TV series like I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and King of the Jungle, which he won.

With two lifetime achievement awards from the Radio Academy under his belt, it is fair to say that Tony Blackburn has more than earned his $20 million net worth and a spot as one of the richest DJs in the world.


48. Porter Robinson

Richest DJs - Porter Robinson

Net Worth: $20 Million

Porter Robinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992, and, despite his young age, has released numerous dance albums that have netted him a healthy profit.

Nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy Award in 2019 for his single “Ghost Voices”, Robinson has also collaborated with many famous artists, including Nero, Lady Gaga, and Urban Cone.

Best known for his album Worlds, this DJ, producer, musician, and singer is poised to make a significant impact in the industry and expand his net worth even further in the future.


47. Peter Hook

Richest DJs - Peter Hook

Net Worth: $20 Million

This English DJ, author, and nightclub owner co-founded the band Joy Division, which later reformed as New Order after the death of lead singer, Ian Curtis.

Along with this, Hook is also the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Peter Hook and the Light, the debut album of which featured four Joy Division covers.

Most recently, he collaborated with the virtual band, Gorillaz, for their musical project Song Machine and is featured on the song “Aries”, which has helped bolster his $20 million net worth, keeping him as one of the richest DJs in the world.


46. Mark Simone

Richest DJs - Mark Simone

Net Worth: $20 Million

The voice of Mark Simone can be heard on the New York City radio station WOR between 10 am and 12 pm every weekday, but he originally started his career by hosting The Mark Simone Show, which ran from 1977 to 1979 on WPIX-FM.

While his net worth doesn’t come close to that of the richest people in the world, Simone has made quite a name for himself on the radio and has hosted daily comedy talk shows, nightly shows, and weekend shows throughout his career.

Still going strong since the late 1970s, Mark Simone is poised to continue being a staple of New York radio and one of the highest-paid DJs in the world.


45. Mark Ronson

Richest DJs - Mark Ronson

Net Worth: $20 Million

Mark Ronson is a Grammy Award-winning powerhouse who has collaborated with the likes of Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and many others.

This DJ, music producer, and musician won the Brit Award for British Single of the Year for his work on the hit “Uptown Funk”, a song that also netted him two Grammy Awards.

Following this incredible success, Ronson then went on to collaborate with Lady Gaga on her fifth album Joanne, and later Miley Cyrus, co-writing the song “Shallow” for the film “A Star is Born”, which earned him an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award.

While Ronson has a net worth of $20 million now, we expect this will only continue to increase as his amazing successes continue to mount.


44. John Laws

Richest DJs - John Laws

Net Worth: $20 Million

Born in New Guinea in 1935, this Australian radio personality has been featured on over 60 stations across the Australian continent, even expanding to hosting national television programs and releasing numerous highly successful albums.

Laws is a legend of the Australian radio industry with his distinctive voice and over a four-decade-long career, which has made him a household name.

While he first retired in 2007, he ended up coming back to radio in 2011 to host a morning program on the Super Radio Network and 2SM, which is still going strong today.


43. Fatboy Slim

Richest DJs - Fatboy Slim

Net Worth: $20 Million

This British rapper, record producer, and DJ has been creating tracks since the 90s, releasing numerous studio albums that catapulted him to stardom.

Best known for his songs “Gangster Trippin”, “Praise You”, and “The Rockafeller Skank”, Fatboy Slim has been a part of many bands and won many awards for his musical work.

He even holds the Guinness World Record for having the most top 40 hits under different names, a feat which isn’t likely to be beaten any time soon.

Active since 1979 and still going strong, it isn’t a surprise that Fatboy Slim ranks as one of the highest-paid DJs in the world.


42. DJ Pauly D

Net Worth: $20 Million

Having gained a majority of his net worth from the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, DJ Pauly D quickly became a household name due to his antics on the show.

However, as an aspiring DJ at the time, his tenure on the show helped catapult his music career, which led to collaborations with stars like Britney Spears and Big Sean.

While he has yet to release a full album, he did make a three-album deal with G-Unit Records in 2011 and has since released three singles, the most recent of which was released in 2019.


41. Chris Russo

Richest DJs - Chris Russo

Net Worth: $20 Million

Chris Russo is an American sports radio personality often known as “Mad Dog”.

Russo started out in 1988 as a fill-in for WFAN, later gaining his own spot as a sports reporter on Imus in the Morning, which was the gig that eventually landed him his own show called Mike and the Mad Dog, which launched in 1989.

While known more to sports fans than anyone else, Russo is a legend in his own right, now working with Sirius XM hosting the daily MLB network show High Heat, which is still going strong today.


40. The Chemical Brothers

Net Worth: $22 Million

This British duo has achieved extraordinary success in the world of electronic music production and they began back in 1992 under the name The Dust Brothers.

However, while DJing, they quickly began running out of hip-hop tracks during shows, which led to them starting to record their own, eventually forming their own record label, Diamond Records.

After changing their name to The Chemical Brothers, the duo released their first album in 1995, and have since enjoyed six No. 1 albums, 13 top 20 singles, and six Grammy Award wins.


39. Ryan Lewis

Richest DJs - Ryan Lewis

Net Worth: $22 Million

Ryan Lewis came out from left field after having worked as a producer with a side gig in photography.

In 2006, he met a then-unknown rapper named Macklemore, whom he collaborated with as a photographer and later as a musician, released the hit songs “Thrift Shop”, “Can’t Hold Us”, and “Same Love”, which earned them a Grammy nomination in 2014.

While the pair hadn’t collaborated since 2016, in 2021 Lewis and Macklemore reunited with a new single and video titled “Next Year”, which fans went crazy for.


38. Hardwell

Richest DJs - Hardwell

Net Worth: $23 Million

Born in the Netherlands, this Dutch electro-house DJ is known for his amazing sets at large music festivals like Ultra and Tomorrowland.

While his net worth may not be as high as the richest singers in the world, streams of his performances have garnered over 100 million views, and in 2011 he launched his own podcast and radio show called Hardwell On Air which broadcasts to over 35 international stations.

After releasing his debut album United We Are in 2015, Hardwell went on a hiatus in 2018 but returned to the stage in March 2022 to close out the main stage at Ulta Miami, heralding his return to the electro-house music scene.


37. Moby

Richest DJs - Moby

Net Worth: $25 Million

It should come as no surprise that Moby is one of the richest DJs in the world as his album Play is the highest-selling electronica album of all time, selling more than 12 million copies across the world.

As a household name, Moby has released 15 studio albums in total, with over 70 singles, and 10 compilation albums.

In addition to his music success, Moby also owns his own restaurants, TeaNY in Manhattan and Little Pine in L.A., both entirely vegan, and he has authored four books, including two memoirs and a collection of his photography.

Most recently he launched his own record label, Always Centered At Night, which aims to give emerging new varieties of singers a chance to make incredible music.


36. Matthew Koma

Richest DJs - Matthew Koma

Net Worth: $25 Million

Matthew Koma is a record producer, songwriter, and DJ who sports an impressive $25 million net worth that is combined with the wealth of his wife, Hilary Duff.

Koma has collaborated with many other artists, including Steve Aoki, who appears later on this list, Flux Pavilion, and Hardwell. He has also written songs for Carley Rae Jepsen, Shania Twain, Hilary Duff, and many more notable singers.

While he doesn’t release too much music of his own, most recently he has co-written and co-produced the song “Change Your Mind” with Keith Urban, and we expect to see many more collaborations with him in the future.


35. Kygo

Richest DJs - Kygo

Net Worth: $25 Million

This Norwegian music producer and DJ ended up with international fame after his remix of Ed Sheeran’s track “I See Fire” and his single “Firestone”, which featured Conrad Sewell.

Kygo has remixed numerous songs by hit artists, including Whitney Huston, Dolly Parton, Ellie Goulding, and more, garnering more than 300 million views on his YouTube channel.

However, his biggest hit by far came with his collaboration with Selena Gomez on the song “It Ain’t Me”, which serves as the lead single of his EP.

Having earned an estimated net worth of $25 million in such a short period of time, we can only imagine that his wealth will continue to grow as his remixes and collaboration become more and more prolific.


34. Joe Hahn

Richest DJs - Joe Hahn

Net Worth: $25 Million

Joe Hahn is an American director, musician, and DJ who is best known for DJing for the rock band Linkin Park.

When the band released their debut album Hybrid Theory in 2000, they rocketed to fame, selling more than 11 million copies in the US and topping the charts in several countries.

While follow-up albums only served to make the band even more famous, Hahn also directed numerous music videos for Linkin Park and other bands, even winning an Emmy for Special Make-Up Effects for work on the Dune miniseries in 2000.

With such a broad spectrum of talent, we definitely understand how he became one of the richest DJs in the world.


33. Eddie Piolin Sotelo

Richest DJs - Eddie Piolin Sotelo

Net Worth: $25 Million

Eddie Sotelo, who is often referred to by his childhood nickname, Piolin (meaning tweety bird), is one of the most well-known and popular Mexican radio personalities of all time.

His show Piolin por la Manana was broadcast entirely in Spanish in Southern California between 2003 and 2013, and maintained a 9.9 rating that garnered him the title of “The Howard Stern of Spanish Radio”.

While he is known to focus on important issues as well as pop culture, he has also interviewed numerous important people, including Michelle Obama, and in 2005 gave four hours of air time to immigration rights supporters.

Despite being removed from Univision Radio in 2013, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame the same year and, in 2014, started his current show El Show de Piolin on SiriusXM.


32. Martin Garrix

Richest DJs - Martin Garrix

Net Worth: $30 Million

Martin Garrix has made quite a name for himself in the DJ community and racked up a healthy net worth to boot.

This Dutch DJ has a net worth of $30 million thanks to numerous hit singles like “Animals” and “Scared to Be Lonely”.

However, he has also been featured at some of the biggest music festivals, like Coachella and Tomorrowland, even becoming the youngest DJ to ever headline at the Ulta Music Festival.

If that wasn’t enough, Garrix even started his own record label, Stmpd Rcrds, and has participated in various charity events to raise money for cancer research and child education, showing that he enjoys using his high net worth to do some good in the world.


31. Kidd Kraddick

Net Worth: $30 Million

Kidd Kraddick enjoyed an incredibly successful career as a syndicated radio host, earning up to $10 million dollars a year during his peak.

His show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, was syndicated to over 75 affiliate stations across America, and it won him many awards, including an Air Personality of the Year and Radio Personality of the Year award.

While he passed away in 2013, Kraddick was a successful entrepreneur, building two stations of his own at one point and maintaining a healthy $30 million net worth.


30. Ferry Corsten

Richest DJs - Ferry Corsten

Net Worth: $30 Million

Ferry Corsten is another Dutch DJ who is widely known for his trance DJ music production and weekly show, Corsten’s Countdown.

Starting out at the age of 16, Corsten released music under a lot of different aliases and established a dance label called Tsunami in 1997, eventually starting up Flashover Recordings in 2005.

Corsten won Best Trance DJ Ibiza in both 2005 and 2007 and holds the record for the most dance singles to reach the UK charts for any EDM artist.


29. Pete Tong

Richest DJs - Pete Tong

Net Worth: $33 Million

Tong’s first DJ gig was at a friend’s wedding when he was 15 and he quickly became hooked.

While he started off as a staff writer for Blues & Soul Magazine in 1979, eventually becoming an A&R manager at London records, it wasn’t until 1986 that he released his first compilation album after being exposed to house music in Chicago.

Most recognized as being a champion of electronic music, Tong works for BBC Radio 1 and hosts numerous programs as well as DJing festivals and nightclubs around the world.

His BBC radio show, The Pete Tong Show, enjoys over two million listeners as he works to bring his love of electronic music to more and more fans.


28. Tom Joyner

Richest DJs - Tom Joyner

Net Worth: $40 Million

Tom Joyner has enjoyed a long and successful career as one of the most well-known radio hosts in America, and despite retiring in 2019, he has amassed a hearty $40 million net worth.

When first starting out, Joyner was offered two jobs at prominent stations, one in Chicago and the other in Dallas. Instead of picking one, Joyner opted to take both jobs, flying back and forth every day between them for eight whole years.

In 1994, he began his own show, The Tom Joyner Show, which was heard in over 100 cities until his final sign-off in 2019.


27. Steve Angello

Net Worth: $40 Million

This Swedish-Greek record label owner and DJ is best known for his work with Swedish House Mafia, a group he belonged to with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.

However, he is also a very successful remixer and record producer who owns his own label, Size Records.

While his musical popularity peaked in the 2010s, with the Swedish House Mafia reunion, he stands poised to rake in even more success in the next couple of years.


26. Sebastian Ingrosso

Net Worth: $40 Million

Swedish DJ and producer Sebastian Ingrosso has been included in DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 DJs” list numerous times and his singles “Calling (Losing My Mind)” and “Reload” made it to double platinum in Sweden.

While most well-known for his work with mega-group Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso has had a thriving solo career and collaboration records, releasing loads of remixes for hit artists and even more singles under different aliases.

However, since the reunion of all Swedish House Mafia members, Ingrosso has put most of his other projects on hold in order to tour and make new music with his group.


25. Sasha

Richest DJs - DJ Sasha

Net Worth: $40 Million

This Welsh record producer and DJ has an impressive net worth, which he’s earned through numerous tours and remixes with DJ John Digweed, who ranks higher on this list.

Starting out in 1980 playing acid house music, Sasha first partnered with DJ Digweed in 1993, when the pair produced a series of remixes that earned them further renown.

At the same time, Sasha was also producing remixes for artists like The Chemical Brothers and Madonna, later earning a Grammy nomination for his remix of Felix ha Housecat’s “Watching Cars Go By”.


24. Axwell

Richest DJs - Axwell

Net Worth: $40 Million

Axwell is another member of the Swedish House Mafia, but outside of his work with the group, he is also a record producer, remixer, and owner of Axtone Records.

A two-time DJ Awards winner, Axwell began his career by remixing songs by other artists, but quickly moved on to release his own singles before joining Swedish House Mafia in 2007.

During the group’s hiatus, Axwell focused on releasing more singles, often collaborating with Sebastian Ingrosso, and he has since launched Axtone Academy, a music academy focused on helping young musicians break into the industry.


23. Alesso

Net Worth: $40 Million

Alesso has worked with many notable artists, including Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, Usher, David Guetta, and Tove Lo, leading to MTV naming him one of the EDM Rookies to Watch in 2012.

In 2011, Alesso was contacted by Sebastian Ingrosso for a collaboration, which kicked off his DJing career and led to him playing for a crowd of 60,000 at Creamfields and touring with Madonna on her MDNA World Tour.

Today, Alesso is a regular performer at many of the world’s biggest festivals, playing at everything from Tomorrowland to the Indy 500 Snake Pit.


22. Judge Jules

Richest DJs - Judge Jules

Net Worth: $42 Million

With a net worth of $42 million, this British DJ and producer could easily afford to stay at any of the most expensive hotels in the world whenever he wanted, without breaking the bank.

Starting in 1997, Judge Jules’s career kicked off with his radio program and appearances on nearly 40 mix CDs that helped make him a well-known DJ.

He quickly became a regular at events in Ibiza and eventually signed with Paul Van Dyk’s VANDIT Records label in 2012.

While he still DJs and tours heavily, he also launched his own record label, Judgement Records, which he uses to release his own original work and the work of upcoming talent.


21. John Digweed

Richest DJs - John Digweed

Net Worth: $48 Million

John Digweed has done a little bit of everything from producing to acting, but it is his DJing prowess that lands him on this list.

Born in Hastings, England in 1967, Digweed began DJing at only 15, quickly becoming well-known for his raves on Hastings Pier.

His big break came in 1993 when he sent a demo to the founder of Renaissance nightclub, who passed it on to fellow DJ Sasha, which kickstarted their friendship.

This partnership rocketed Digweed to stardom in the progressive house community and he now has 44 compilation albums and his own record label, Redrock Records, to keep his net worth of $48 million growing.


20. Zedd

Net Worth: $50 Million

This Russian-German electronic music producer and DJ is worth an amazing $50 million, due in large part to his versatility and experimental habits.

While he is best known for playing electro house, he has dabbled with dubstep, progressive house, and even classical music over the course of his career.

Zedd’s major breakthrough came when he remixed Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” track, which ended up being included on her album.

After signing with Interscope Records, he released his debut album Clarity, which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.


19. Paul Oakenfold

Richest DJs - Paul Oakenfold

Net Worth: $50 Million

Paul Oakenfold is a legend in the DJ community, having created remixes for artists like Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and U2.

He has been voted the number one DJ in the world twice by DJ Magazine and won three Grammy Awards for his work.

Adding to this, Paul Oakenfold has also created soundtracks for various films and TV shows, as well as four studio album releases of his own.


18. Marshmello

Richest DJs - Marshmello

Net Worth: $50 Million

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer who gained international fame in 2015 when he began releasing his remixes online.

In 2016, his debut album Joytime was released and in 2018 he released the single “Friends” with British singer Anne-Marie, which peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Along with his musical success, Marshmello is also teaming up with Coca-Cola for a brand new, limited-edition flavor that stands out as the company’s first collab featuring a flavor co-created by an actual artist.


17. Kaskade

Richest DJs - Kaskade

Net Worth: $50 Million

This American DJ and record producer became famous between 2008 and 2009 when he co-led an American progressive house revival with his unique style that ended up winning him numerous awards.

In 2022, Kaskade announced a collaboration with Deadmau5, who ranks higher on this list, with a project titled Kx5.

The first single from the project, “Escape”, was released in March 2022, and it is already poised to bring him more notoriety in the electronic music scene.


16. Diplo

Richest DJs - Diplo

Net Worth: $50 Million

Diplo stands out as one of the richest DJs in the world with his $50 million net worth, which he gained in large part due to his co-creation of Major Lazer, a dance hall music group that also includes well-known artists like Labrinth and Sia.

Once his exposure grew, Diplo quickly became one of the most sought-out DJs in the world, with various artists like Chris Brown, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani working with him on projects.

On average, Diplo earns around $20 million from his various projects and tours every year, meaning that we may very well see him higher on this list in the future.


15. Deadmau5

Richest DJs - Deadmau5

Net Worth: $50 Million

Rising to fame in the early 2000s, Deadmau5 is a progressive house music production DJ known for his iconic mouse-like helmet that he wears when performing.

Now one of the highest-paid DJs in the world, Deadmau5 has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and won four DJ Awards for his music.

While he spent a few years on hiatus, he has since released more compilation albums, created an original score for the Netflix film Polar, and most recently started a collab with Kaskade.


14. Armin Van Buuren

Net Worth: $55 Million

A native of the Netherlands, Armin Van Buuren owes his wealth to being a prolific trance DJ with tons of accolades.

Having been ranked as the number one DJ by DJ Magazine a record-breaking five times, he also holds the record for having the most entries on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, a total of 21.

While his seventh album was released in 2019, he is currently working on a three-part album trilogy that could possibly bolster his net worth even further.


13. Paul van Dyk

Richest DJs - Paul Van Dyk

Net Worth: $60 Million

This German DJ has a staggering net worth of $60 million, and he was one of the first to gain worldwide recognition.

Starting as a record producer for trance music in the 90s, he quickly became famous for his remix of the song “Love Stimulation”, as well as his single “For An Angel”.

In 2015, van Dyk was one of the first electronic artists to win a Grammy Award in the newly added Best Electronic/Dance Album category, paving the way for other artists in the community to be awarded for their work.


12. Afrojack

Richest DJs - Afrojack

Net Worth: $60 Million

Although he started off in the Rotterdam club scene relatively unknown, Afrojack’s fame has since skyrocketed.

After years of DJing, he was signed to the independent label Digidance, which released his debut single, “Afrojack: In Your Face”.

With the success of this single, Afrojack struck out to form his own record label, Wall Recordings, and quickly was asked to remix tracks by some of the greatest singers, like Madonna and Lady Gaga.

In 2011, he even won his first Grammy Award for his work on the song “Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix.


11. Skrillex

Richest DJs - Skrillex

Net Worth: $70 Million

Skrillex is an American DJ and record producer that almost everyone has heard of, even if they don’t listen to him.

With a net worth of $70 million, Skrillex is one of the richest DJs in the world, easily surpassing some of the greats like Paul Oakenfold and John Digweed by earning over $20 million alone from touring and licensing.

This DJ has amassed his incredible fortune by producing some of the most iconic electronic music in the industry, winning an astonishing eight Grammy Awards, more than any other electronic music artist.


10. Andrew Taggart

Richest DJs - Andrew Taggart

Net Worth: $80 Million

With a net worth of $80 million, this American DJ isn’t going to go broke anytime soon.

Best known as part of the electronic duo The Chainsmokers, alongside Alex Pall, Taggart began work in 2012, but it wasn’t until 2017 that they released their first debut album Memories… Don Not Open, which reached No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada.

Along with this album, Taggart and The Chainsmokers have had numerous other No. 1 singles, including “#Selfie”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, and “Roses”.


9. Alex Pall

Richest DJs - Alex Pall

Net Worth: $80 Million

Alex Pall is the other half of the electronic duo The Chainsmokers, and he shares the same net worth as his partner.

In 2012, Pall started off with Taggart, working on making music for The Chainsmokers, and he has shared in the success of their work after their debut album release.

Adding to his musical earnings, Pall is also one of the largest investors in JaJa Tequila, along with Taggart.


8. Thomas Bangalter

Richest DJs - Thomas Bangalter

Net Worth: $90 Million

This French musician may not be the richest DJ on our list, but he has more than enough money to buy any of the most expensive RVs in the world to use as a tour bus.

Best known for being one-half of the Daft Punk duo, along with Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo, Bangalter is considered to be one of the most influential DJs in the electronic music industry, with many other DJs having been inspired by his music.

While Daft Punk has since disbanded as of 2021, Bangalter has gone on to compose music for a couple of films, though he has talked about retiring from music altogether.


7. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

Richest DJs - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

Net Worth: $90 Million

The other half of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo, is a renowned musician, record producer, DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, and film director.

With so much talent, it’s easy to understand just how he was able to earn his impressive net worth.

Outside of his work on Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo manages his own record label, Crydamoure, and has been focusing on solo work since their breakup.


6. Swedish House Mafia

Net Worth: $100 Million

This trio earns its own spot due to its incredible earning potential, which has garnered the whole group a net worth of $100 million.

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, this dance trio makes electronic music comprised of samplers, drum machines, synthesizers, turntables, and keyboards; a combination that gives them a distinct sound that fans love.

Today, this group consists of some of the richest DJs in the world, each able to earn millions every year from their touring and live performances.


5. Steve Aoki

Richest DJs - Steve Aoki

Net Worth: $120 Million

Founder of Dim Mak Records, this American electro house musician, Grammy-nominated producer, and music executive has been the highest-grossing dance artist at various points throughout his career, and his net worth definitely reflects this.

Having collaborated with artists such as Linkin Park, Rise Against, Fall Out Boy, and Lil Jon, Aoki has made a huge name for himself, even running his own clothing line, The Dim Mak Collection.

In 2020, he started the YouTube show “The Neon Future Dinner Series”, where he hosts loads of famous guests like Tony Hawk and of the Black Eyed Peas.

Along with his music, Aoki is also an avid investor, having stock in numerous profitable companies like SpaceX and Uber, all of which have contributed to his amazing net worth.


4. David Guetta

Richest DJs - David Guetta

Net Worth: $150 Million

David Guetta is one of the most well-known and richest DJs on this list, having appeared on numerous popular tracks alongside some of the world’s most popular artists.

Sometimes called the “grandfather of EDM”, David Guetta has benefited from global success, often getting the opportunity to perform at some of the biggest venues in the world.

While he enjoyed fame in the EDM community for a long time, it wasn’t until the 2010s that he rocketed to international renown with hits like “Sexy Bitch” featuring Akon and “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland.

During this decade, he came to collaborate with The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, and Kelis Rogers, even touring with Rihanna in 2014.

It is safe to say that David Guetta stands to remain one of the most wealthy and prolific DJs on the planet for many more decades to come.


3. DJ Tiesto

Richest DJs - DJ Tiesto

Net Worth: $170 Million

DJ Tiesto is a Dutch DJ with an incredibly impressive net worth, even beating out the likes of David Guetta.

Earning more than $40 million every year from merchandise, album sales, tours, and licensing, DJ Tiesto is a force to be reckoned with in the world of electronic dance-pop.

Having started out back in 1994, he has since worked his way up to become the first DJ to play live at the Olympics and the first DJ to hold the title of “No. 1 DJ in the World” for three consecutive years in DJ Magazine.


2. Gianluca Vacchi

Richest DJs - Gianluca Vacchi

Net Worth: $200 Million

This Italian social media icon, DJ, and author sports a jaw-dropping $200 million net worth, which he earned mainly as a stockholder in the Italian manufacturing business.

As a shareholder, Vacchi receives millions every year in dividends and it is his luxurious lifestyle and social media presence that has helped propel him into stardom.

At the age of 46, Vacchi decided to leave the business world and devote his time to DJing, a venture that has allowed him to play with numerous famous artists across the globe.


1. Calvin Harris

Richest DJs - Calvin Harris

Net Worth: $300 Million

Coming in at number one, Calvin Harris’ net worth is astonishing and he earns around $30 to $40 million every year from album sales and touring.

In 2020 alone, he made $100 million by selling his published catalog to Vine Alternative Investments, which has helped him to become the richest DJ in the world right now.

Calvin Harris has one of the most impressive collaboration records, having worked with some of the biggest names in pop music, including Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch, and Rihanna.

As one of the world’s most sought-after DJs, Calvin Harris has enjoyed residencies at many of the best establishments in Las Vegas, including Caesar’s Palace and the MGM Grand.

If you ever turn on and listen to any pop station, chances are you will hear a song that this DJ has worked on.



We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 50 richest DJs in the world!

Electronic music was once considered a small niche in the music world, but today it’s enjoying much more mainstream popularity, with many of the world’s biggest DJs having collaborations with numerous famous singers.

While there are a lot of impressive DJs in the world, these 50 are the ones really bringing in the big bucks.

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

  1. Calvin Harris (Net Worth: $300 Million)
  2. Gianluca Vacchi (Net Worth: $200 Million)
  3. DJ Tiesto (Net Worth: $170 Million)
  4. David Guetta (Net Worth: $150 Million)
  5. Steve Aoki (Net Worth: $120 Million)
  6. Swedish House Mafia (Net Worth: $100 Million)
  7. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Net Worth: $90 Million)
  8. Thomas Bangalter (Net Worth: $90 Million)
  9. Alex Pall (Net Worth: $80 Million)
  10. Andrew Taggart (Net Worth: $80 Million)
  11. Skrillex (Net Worth: $70 Million)
  12. Afrojack (Net Worth: $60 Million)
  13. Paul van Dyk (Net Worth: $60 Million)
  14. Armin Van Buuren (Net Worth: $55 Million)
  15. Deadmau5 (Net Worth: $50 Million)
  16. Diplo (Net Worth: $50 Million)
  17. Kaskade (Net Worth: $50 Million)
  18. Marshmello (Net Worth: $50 Million)
  19. Paul Oakenfold (Net Worth: $50 Million)
  20. Zedd Net (Worth: $50 Million)
  21. John Digweed (Net Worth: $48 Million)
  22. Judge Jules (Net Worth: $42 Million)
  23. Alesso (Net Worth: $40 Million)
  24. Axwell (Net Worth: $40 Million)
  25. Sasha (Net Worth: $40 Million)
  26. Sebastian Ingrosso (Net Worth: $40 Million)
  27. Steve Angello (Net Worth: $40 Million)
  28. Tom Joyner (Net Worth: $40 Million)
  29. Pete Tong (Net Worth: $33 Million)
  30. Ferry Corsten (Net Worth: $30 Million)
  31. Kidd Kraddick (Net Worth: $30 Million)
  32. Martin Garrix (Net Worth: $30 Million)
  33. Eddie Piolin Sotelo (Net Worth: $25 Million)
  34. Joe Hahn (Net Worth: $25 Million)
  35. Kygo (Net Worth: $25 Million)
  36. Matthew Koma (Net Worth: $25 Million)
  37. Moby (Net Worth: $25 Million)
  38. Hardwell (Net Worth: $23 Million)
  39. Ryan Lewis (Net Worth: $22 Million)
  40. The Chemical Brothers (Net Worth: $22 Million)
  41. Chris Russo Net Worth: $20 Million)
  42. DJ Pauly D Net Worth: $20 Million)
  43. Fatboy Slim Net Worth: $20 Million)
  44. John Laws (Net Worth: $20 Million)
  45. Mark Ronson (Net Worth: $20 Million)
  46. Mark Simone (Net Worth: $20 Million)
  47. Peter Hook (Net Worth: $20 Million)
  48. Porter Robinson (Net Worth: $20 Million)
  49. Tony Blackburn (Net Worth: $20 Million)
  50. Carl Cox (Net Worth: $16 Million)

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

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance, and investment for the last 7 years. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing wealth infotainment sites in the world; with over 300 million views worldwide. Dan doesn't use personal social media anymore, so you won't be able to find him on Instagram, or Twitter.



  1. Rusty

    Apr 30, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    What about Martin Garrix?

  2. adara hale

    Aug 6, 2019 at 12:56 am

    if only Alan Walker was on this list, he’s underrated AF, but I still love him anyway.

  3. Harjot Singh

    Nov 14, 2020 at 8:13 am

    I think DJ KSHMR Must be between 10 to 20

  4. Yabesh

    Dec 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

    They are not just the richest, they are actually the best.

  5. zakhele

    Dec 24, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    I expected Black Coffee to be on the top 15 of the list. I believe his net worth is worth it.

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Who are the richest racing drivers in the world?

With multiple world championship titles and lucrative brand endorsement deals, the richest racing drivers in the world have shattered records and helped bring motorsports to an international audience.

Read on to learn more about the track’s iconic victories and other business ventures that helped these titans of racing earn their enormous fortunes.


The Top 50 Richest Racing Drivers in the World

This complete guide to the richest racing drivers explores their career winnings, team memberships, and other business ventures that have contributed to their net worth.

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


50. Jackie Stewart

Richest Racing Drivers - Jackie Stewart

Net Worth: $50 Million

Jackie Stewart is a former racing driver from Scotland who earned the nickname Flying Scot for his performance as one of his generation’s best Formula One drivers.

Playing a crucial role in the development of safety protocols in motor racing, he won three World Drivers’ Championships in his career.

In 2000, British singer Robbie Williams featured Stewart in the music video for his song, Supreme.

As of September 2023, Jackie Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


49. Paul Menard

Richest Racing Drivers - Paul Menard

Net Worth: $50 Million

American stock car racer Paul Menard competed in many racing events throughout his career, working with NASCAR from 2003 to 2019.

He won many races over the years, notably while driving for Dale Earnhardt jr for NASCAR from 2007 to 2019.

Outside of his racing career, Menard has continued the family business, running the chain of Menard home improvement stores throughout the US.

As of September 2023, Paul Menard’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


48. Ryan Newman

Richest Racing Drivers - Ryan Newman

Net Worth: $50 Million

American professional stock car racer Ryan Newman began his racing career in 1993 before moving to Penske Racing, then competing full-time in the SRX Camping World Series and NASCAR cup series.

With 100 feature wins to his name, Newman secured his place in the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame.

Off the track, Newman collects vintage cars and the best retro-style motorcycles, while his favorite car is his 1948 Buick Roadmaster convertible.

As of September 2023, Ryan Newman’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


47. Nico Rosberg

Richest Racing Drivers - Nico Rosberg

Net Worth: $50 Million

German-Finnish former racing driver Nico Rosberg competed in Formula One between 2006 and 2016, competing in over 200 Grand Prix championships in his career.

He won 23 Grand Prix races, in addition to many podium finishes and a total of 1594.5 championship points.

Once partnered with Michael Schumacher, he picked up the nickname Britney, taken from the singer Britney Spears, on account of his blonde hair.

As of September 2023, Nico Rosberg’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


46. Lance Stroll

Richest Racing Drivers - Lance Stroll

Net Worth: $50 Million

Lance Strulovitch, better known as Lance Stroll, is a Canadian-Belgian racing driver competing in Formula One who has driven for Aston Martin since 2021.

Having previously raced for Williams and Racing Point, Stroll has won numerous championships and was the second youngest driver to hit the podium for an F1 race.

Outside of Formula One, Stroll has competed in endurance racing at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2016 and 2018.

As of September 2023, Lance Stroll’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


45. Kasey Kahne

Richest Racing Drivers - Kasey Kahne

Net Worth: $50 Million

Kasey Kahne is an American former professional stock car racer and dirt track racing driver best known for competing in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

With 18 career wins in the Cup Series, he retired from racing in 2018 on account of personal health reasons.

He was the subject of a 2006 documentary called Driven to Win and appeared alongside Lindsay Lohan in the Disney movie Herbie: Fully Loaded.

As of September 2023, Kasey Kahne’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

Kahne appears in 45th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


44. Jacques Villeneuve

Richest Racing Drivers - Jacques Villeneuve

Net Worth: $50 Million

Jacques Villeneuve is a Canadian professional racing driver best known for winning the 1997 Formula One World Championship with Williams and competing in various other motorsports events.

With over a decade of racing in Formula One, Villeneuve is noted for his exceptional driving ability and skill without using driver aids.

The recipient of dozens of awards and accolades, in 1998 he was appointed Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

As of September 2023, Jacques Villeneuve’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


43. Greg Biffle

Richest Racing Drivers - Greg Biffle

Net Worth: $50 Million

Greg Biffle is an American stock car racing driver who began competing in the NASCAR Winter Heat series in the mid-1990s.

After winning NASCAR’s Rookie of the Year award in 2001, he followed this with a championship win the following year.

More recently, he competes part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for NY Racing Team.

As of September 2023, Greg Biffle’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


42. Dario Franchitti

Richest Racing Drivers - Dario Franchitti

Net Worth: $50 Million

Dario Franchitti is a former racing driver who competed in the IndyCar Series, winning several major championships over the course of his career.

Beginning his career in the UK, Franchitti moved to NASCAR in 2008 before moving to the Indianapolis 500.

Working as a sports commentator, he has also appeared on television with some of the richest TV hosts in the world, including a slot with David Letterman.

As of September 2023, Dario Franchitti’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


41. Cale Yarborough

Net Worth: $50 Million

American former NASCAR driver and owner Cale Yarborough is one of the few drivers to have won three consecutive championships and was one of the best stock car drivers of the 1960s.

With a total of 86 NASCAR wins to his name, he’s one of the best drivers in this category and a three-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year Award.

After taking a step back from racing, Yarborough has spent time investing in his business ventures while working as a farmer.

As of September 2023, Cale Yarborough’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


40. Bill Simpson

Net Worth: $50 Million

Bill Simpson is an American racing driver who is widely regarded as the key pioneer of racing safety standards through his company, Simpson Performance Products.

Beginning his racing career as a drag racer, Simpson went on to race in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1960s and 1970s.

Author of the book Racing Safety, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2003.

As of September 2023, Bill Simpson’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

Simpson appears in 40th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


39. Sebastien Loeb

Richest Racing Drivers - Sebastien Loeb

Net Worth: $55 Million

French professional racing driver Sébastien Loeb is known for his versatile racing, competing in rally, racing, and rallycross over the course of his career.

One of the most successful drivers in the world, he’s won the World Rally Championship a record nine times in a row.

His dedication to his craft shows that Loeb reportedly practices his racing by playing Gran Turismo 4 while traveling on one of the most expensive private jets in the world to his next race.

As of September 2023, Sebastien Loeb’s net worth is estimated to be $55 million.


38. Jeff Burton

Richest Racing Drivers - Jeff Burton

Net Worth: $55 Million

Jeff Burton is a former American professional stock car racing driver who works as a racing commentator.

With 21 victories to his name, Burton has competed in the NASCAR Cup series for over a decade and many races with the Daytona 500.

A huge fan of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, he included a special paint scheme dedicated to the star on his No. 99 Ford.

As of September 2023, Jeff Burton’s net worth is estimated to be $55 million.


37. Heikki Kovalainen

Richest Racing Drivers - Heikki Kovalainen

Net Worth: $55 Million

Finnish racing driver Heikki Kovalainen has raced for some of the biggest teams in Formula One, including McLaren, Team Lotus, and Renault.

After winning the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, he began racing in the Japanese Super GT league, winning the championship in 2016.

When he’s not competing on the track, he enjoys spending time on the golf course, often joined by his former teammate Lewis Hamilton.

As of September 2023, Heikki Kovalainen’s net worth is estimated to be $55 million.


36. Matt Kenseth

Richest Racing Drivers - Matt Kenseth

Net Worth: $60 Million

Matt Kenseth is an American former professional stock car racing driver who began his career winning several championships in Wisconsin before moving to ARTGO.

After winning the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award in 2000, he took the top spot in the Winston Cup championship in 2003.

A huge fan of the Green Bay Packers, which features some of the richest NFL players in the world, he also has a cat named Lars Ulrich in honor of the metal band, Metallica.

As of September 2023, Matt Kenseth’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.


35. Kurt Busch

Richest Racing Drivers - Kurt Busch

Net Worth: $60 Million

American professional auto racing driver Kurt Busch competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving for many racing teams over his career. 

As well as his prolific career racing stock cars, Busch has also raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona contest, the National Hot Rod Association, and the Indianapolis 500.

A controversial figure in the racing industry, he’s known for his profanity on the track and was caught up in a drunk driving scandal in 2005.

As of September 2023, Kurt Busch’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.

Kurt Busch appears in 35th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


34. Richard Petty

Richest Racing Drivers - Richard Petty

Net Worth: $85 Million

Richard Petty is a former American stock car racing driver with a career spanning decades, beginning in 1958.

The first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Series seven times, Petty is one of the most accomplished drivers of all time.

In 2010 he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and in 2008 he appeared alongside Kelsey Grammer in the Kevin Costner movie Swing Vote.

As of September 2023, Richard Petty’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million.


33. Denny Hamlin

Richest Racing Drivers - Denny Hamlin

Net Worth: $65 Million

American race car driver Denny Hamlin has driven for professional stock car racing and is currently a NASCAR team owner.

Known for his exceptional performance in the 2010 season, Hamlin is popularly known as Denny Dynamite.

He appeared in the 2010 music video Motley Crew with Post Malone, alongside race car driver Bubba Wallace.

As of September 2023, Denny Hamlin’s net worth is estimated to be $65 million.


32. Mark Martin

Richest Racing Drivers - Mark Martin

Net Worth: $70 Million

Mark Martin is an American former stock car racing driver with 40 Cup Series wins and the second-most Xfinity Series wins of all time.

In addition, he has five IROC Championships to his name and took an all-time number of wins in 2005, racking up 13 wins.

His post-racing activities include selling some of the most expensive motorbikes in the world through his dealership, including Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.

As of September 2023, Mark Martin’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


31. Kevin Harvick

Richest Racing Drivers - Kevin Harvick

Net Worth: $70 Million

Professional stock car racing driver Kevin Harvick, sometimes known by his nicknames “The Closer” or “Happy Harvick”, has won multiple championships over his career.

Winner of the 2014 Cup Series and two Xfinity Series tournaments, he’s also one of a handful of drivers to have raced in three NASCAR national series races.

More recently, Harvick has worked as a racing commentator, analyzing the Xfinity Series races with NASCAR on Fox.

As of September 2023, Kevin Harvik’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


30. Jeremy Clarkson

Richest Racing Drivers - Jeremy Clarkson

Net Worth: $70 Million

Motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson is a British television presenter and journalist widely known for his work on Top Gear and The Grand Tour with Richard Hammond and James May.

He’s owned and reviewed a broad range of vehicles throughout his career, ranging from low-budget consumer cars such as the Ford Escort to high-end supercars such as the Lamborghini Trattori.

After leaving the BBC, Clarkson picked up a lucrative contract with the Jeff Bezos-owned Amazon Prime, where his latest television series is released.

As of September 2023, Jeremy Clarkson’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.

Clarkson appears in 30th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


29. Carl Edwards

Richest Racing Drivers - Carl Edwards

Net Worth: $70 Million

Former American professional stock car racing driver Carl Edwards has competed in the NASCAR Spirit Club Series, with previous wins including the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series championship.

His career began in 2005, and he is known for performing a backflip to celebrate his victories on the track.

In 2010 he guest hosted an episode of WWE Raw, having previously joked with John Cena about waving the green flag at the start of a race.

As of September 2023, Carl Edwards’ net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


28. Kyle Busch

Richest Racing Drivers - Kyle Busch

Net Worth: $80 Million

Kyle Busch is a former American stock car racer and team owner who competes in both the NASCAR Cup Series and the Camping World Cup Series.

Also known by the nicknames “Rowdy”, “Wild Thing”, and “!The Candy Man”, he’s the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and Cup Series champion for 2015 and 2019.

In 2007, Busch had a small appearance in the Channing Tatum and Adam Driver movie Logan Lucky.

As of September 2023, Kyle Busch’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.


27. David Coulthard

Richest Racing Drivers - David Coulthard

Net Worth: $80 Million

David Coulthard is a former Formula One racing driver from Scotland who became a sports journalist and commentator following his retirement from the sport.

During the late 1990s, he finished over Michael Schumacher in five races racing for McLaren and secured his first podium for the Red Bull team in 2005.

As a presenter, Coulthard has worked for the BBC alongside Eddie Jordan, joining the sports team at Channel 4 when the BBC dropped their coverage of Formula One.

As of September 2023, David Coulthard’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.


26. Danica Patrick

Richest Racing Drivers - Danica Patrick

Net Worth: $80 Million

Danica Patrick is an American professional racing driver who became the most successful female driver in open-wheel car racing at the peak of her career.

After winning three pole positions with Rahal Letterman Racing in 2005, she became the only woman to win an IndyCar race in 2008, taking first place in the Indy Japan 300.

She has also been ranked among some of the richest models in the world and was voted the sexiest athlete in Victoria’s Secret in 2007.

As of September 2023, Danica Patrick’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.


25. Bobby Rahal

Richest Racing Drivers - Bobby Rahal

Net Worth: $80 Million

Former auto racing driver Bobby Rahal is known for winning three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series before becoming a team owner.

In 2004 and 2010 he won the Indy 500, following which he took on a managerial position for the Jaguar Formula One team.

His net worth is enhanced through his ownership of the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, through which he sells cars from brands including BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedez-Benz.

As of September 2023, Bobby Rahal’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.

Rahal appears in 25th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


24. Tony Stewart

Richest Racing Drivers - Tony Stewart

Net Worth: $90 Million

American semi-retired professional stock car racing driver Tony Stewart is a championship racer who is the current co-owner of Stewart-Hass Racing.

On the track, Stewart has won many races, including a NASCAR Cup in 2011 and titles in the Indy, midget, spring, and USAC categories.

He has made many guest star appearances on television shows, including as himself on the Seth MacFarlane animated series, The Cleveland Show.

As of September 2023, Tony Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.


23. Nigel Mansell

Richest Racing Drivers - Nigel Mansell

Net Worth: $90 Million

British former racing driver Nigel Mansell is known for winning the Formula One World Championship in 1992 and winning the CART Indy Car World Series the following year.

With a career spanning 15 seasons, Mansell became an icon of the sport in his home country of England and is rated as one of the greatest drivers of all time.

In 2006, Mansell was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.

As of September 2023, Nigel Mansell’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.


22. Nikita Mazepin

Richest Racing Drivers - Nikita Mazepin

Net Worth: $100 Million

Nikita Mazepin is a Russian racing driver known for his performance in rally raids and his run as a formula racing driver for the Haas F1 Team.

After starting his career in karting and Formula 3, Mazepin raced in partnership with Mick Schumacher in 2021 but missed out on the 2022 World Championship due to the war in Ukraine.

While he earns money through his racing career, much of Nikita Mazepin’s net worth comes from his status as the son of a Russian oligarch.

As of September 2023, Nikita Mazepin’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


21. Rubens Barrichello

Richest Racing Drivers - Rubens Barrichello

Net Worth: $100 Million

Brazilian race car driver Rubens Barrichello competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2011 before moving full-time to the Brazilian Stock Car Pro Series.

Between 2000 and 2005, he drove as Michael Schumacher’s teammate for Ferrari, finishing two championships as a runner-up.

He later raced for Honda before moving to Williams in 2010 after turning down a contract to race for McLaren.

As of September 2023, Rubens Barrichello’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


20. Ralf Schumacher

Richest Racing Drivers - Ralf Schumacher

Net Worth: $100 Million

German former racing driver Ralf Schumacher is the younger brother of Michael Schumacher, who won his first and only Grand Prix in 2001.

He began his career in Formula One with the Jordan Grand Prix in 1997 before moving to the Williams team in 1999.

Along with his brother Michael, they are the only siblings in the history of motorsports to both win a Grand Prix.

As of September 2023, Ralph Schumacher’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.

Ralf Schumacher appears in 20th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


19. Martin Brundle

Richest Racing Drivers - Martin Brundle

Net Worth: $100 Million

Martin Brundle is a former racing driver from Britain who raced in Formula One before becoming a commentator for ITV Sport and Sky Sports.

Racing against Ayrton Senna in the 1982 British Formula Three Championship, he later moved to Formula One before becoming the World Sportscar Champion in 1988.

The same year, Brundle won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As of September 2023, Martin Brundle’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


18. Jody Scheckter

Richest Racing Drivers - Jody Scheckter

Net Worth: $100 Million

South African business proprietor and former motor racing driver Jody Scheckter is known for competing in Formula One between 1972 and 1980.

Winning the Driver’s Championship in 1979 with Ferrari, he is the only South African driver to have won a Formula One World Championship.

In recent times he has followed in the footsteps of Jeremy Clarkson and is known for being a farmer in Overton, Hampshire.

As of September 2023, Jody Scheckter’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


17. Alexis DeJoria

Richest Racing Drivers - Alexis DeJoria

Net Worth: $100 Million

American drag racer Alexis DeJoria competes in the National Hot Rod Association in the Funny Car category.

She began her career in 2005 and built her own racing team called Stealth Motorsports, winning her first NHRA event in 2010.

Previously married to television host and motorbike customizer Jesse James, the couple announced their separation in 2020.

As of September 2023, Alexis DeJoria’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


16. Alain Prost

Richest Racing Drivers - Alain Prost

Net Worth: $100 Million

Retired French race car driver Alain Prost is a four-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion and team owner who has received the World Sports Award of the Century.

At one point, Prost held the record for the most Grand Prix victories until Michael Schumacher surpassed his 51 victories at the Belgian Grand Prix.

He has won many awards throughout his career and was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame in 2017

As of September 2023, Alain Prost’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


15. Eddie Irvine

Richest Racing Drivers - Eddie Irvine

Net Worth: $120 Million

Eddie Irvine is a former racing driver from Northern Ireland who competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2002.

After finishing as runner-up in the 1999 World Drivers’ Championship, Irvine helped the Jaguar team achieve their first podium in 2001.

Following his racing career, Irvine appeared in the 2004 comedy movie, The Prince and Me, playing himself alongside Julia Stiles.

As of September 2023, Eddie Irvine’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million.


14. Mario Andretti

Richest Racing Drivers - Mario Andretti

Net Worth: $130 Million

Italian Mario Andretti is a former racing driver who is widely regarded as one of the greatest American racers of all time.

He has won races in Formula One, IndyCar, and IROC VI and is the only driver to have achieved this feat.

Outside of racing, he’s made many media appearances, including alongside Sylvester Stallone in Driven and in the 2013 animated movie, Turbo.

As of September 2023, Mario Andretti’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million.


13. Sebastian Vettel

Richest Racing Drivers - Sebastian Vettel

Net Worth: $140 Million

Sebastian Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver who drives for Aston Martin, with a successful winning streak that includes four World Drivers’ Championships.

Also the youngest Formula One World Champion, Vettel began his career as a test driver for BMW before being promoted to Red Bull in 2009.

Sometimes compared to Michael Schumacher, Vettel has received numerous accolades, including the Confartigianato Motori Award for Driver of the Year in 2015.

As of September 2023, Sebastian Vettel’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million.


12. Jenson Button

Richest Racing Drivers - Jenson Button

Net Worth: $150 Million

British racing driver Jenson Button began his career in karting before moving to Formula One in 2000, winning the World Championship in 2009.

He has raced for several leading teams, including Benneton, Williams, and McLaren, partnering with Lewis Hamilton in the 2010 season.

Jenson Button’s net worth has been considerably enhanced through many brand endorsement deals, including with Hugo Boss, Tag Heuer, and Vodafone.

As of September 2023, Jenson Button’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.


11. Jimmie Johnson

Richest Racing Drivers - Jimmie Johnson

Net Worth: $160 Million

Jimmie Johnson is an American IndyCar racing driver and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion who competed full-time between 2002 and 2020.

In addition to racing in NASCAR, Johnson has participated in the Race of Champions and off-road racing championships.

For his work, he’s been awarded Driver of the Year on five occasions between 2003 and 2013 and was ranked first on Forbes’ Most Influential Athletes list in 2011 and 2012.

As of September 2023, Jimmie Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million.


10. Valentino Rossi

Richest Racing Drivers - Valentino Rossi

Net Worth: $200 Million

Valentino Rossi is a former professional motorcycle road racer from Italy, widely regarded as the greatest racer of all time, with many championships to his name.

He’s won nine Grand Prix World Championships and holds the record for the most premier-class victories in the history of the sport.

A huge fan of soccer, he was congratulated by Diego Maradona after competing in the Argentine Grand Prix in 2015. 

As of September 2023, Valentino Rossi’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.

Rossi appears in 10th place on this list of the richest racing car drivers.


9. Tony Hulman George

Richest Racing Drivers - Tony Hulman George

Net Worth: $200 Million

Tony Hulman George is the former Chairman, President, and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hulman & Company and the founder of the Indy Racing League.

A former driver for the Indy Lights, he’s also the co-owner of Vision Racing and comes from a family tradition of motorsports investment.

Previously serving on the CART board of directors, George was responsible for attracting key talent to both NASCAR and Formula One.

As of September 2023, Tony Hulman George’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


8. Jeff Gordon

Richest Racing Drivers - Jeff Gordon

Net Worth: $200 Million

American former professional stock car racing driver Jeff Gordon is known for his career spanning from 1993 to 2015 for the NASCAR Cup Series.

Gordon, the youngest driver to win the NASCAR title, has also won the Daytona 500 on three occasions.

An iconic figure of popular culture, he’s appeared in the comedy movie Talladega Nights with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly and provided voices for Pixar’s Cars movies.

As of September 2023, Jeff Gordon’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


7. Connie Kalitta

Richest Racing Drivers - Connie Kalitta

Net Worth: $200 Million

Connie Kalitta is a former drag racer and owner of Kalitta Motorsports who raced professionally for several decades.

Beginning his career in the 1950s, Kalitta became the first Top Fuel dragster to hit 200mph in the 1960s.

In 1992, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and in 1989 broke his previous top speed record, hitting 290mph.

As of September 2023, Connie Kalitta’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


6. Kimi Raikkonen

Richest Racing Drivers - Kimi Raikkonen

Net Worth: $250 Million

Kimi Raikkonen, also known as “The Iceman”, is a Finnish racing driver who competed in Formula One between 2001 and 2021.

Racing for teams including McLaren, Lotus, and Alfa Romeo, he racked up a total of 103 podium finishes and won the World Championship in 2007.

In addition to his Formula One activities, he’s also been involved in the Motocross World Championship, founding the Ice 1 Racing team in 2011.

As of September 2023, Kimi Raikkonen’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million.


5. Fernando Alonso

Richest Racing Drivers - Fernando Alonso

Net Worth: $260 Million

Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso has driven in multiple racing categories, including Formula One, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 24 Hours of Daytona.

He’s won 32 Grand Prix with 22 pole positions and is the only Spanish driver to have won the World Championship.

Fernando Alonso’s net worth has been increased through his many brand endorsement deals, including for Tag Heuer, Adidas, and Bang & Olufsen.

As of September 2023, Fernando Alonso’s net worth is estimated to be $260 million.


4. Lewis Hamilton

Richest Racing Drivers - Lewis Hamilton

Net Worth: $285 Million

Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver who has broken many records in Formula One, including a joint-record seven world championship titles along with Michael Schumacher.

Known for driving some of the most expensive cars in the world, Hamilton has helped catapult the sport into the public eye with his influential persona.

In 2021 he was offered a role as a pilot in the Tom Cruise blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick, but declined the offer due to his commitments to racing.

As of September 2023, Lewis Hamilton’s net worth is estimated to be $285 million.


3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Richest Racing Drivers - Dale Earnhardt Jr

Net Worth: $300 Million

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the richest athletes in the world, having worked as a stock car driver before becoming a team owner and media analyst for NBC.

His success as a racer on the Daytona International Speedway earned him the nickname “Pier Piper”, and he has won the Most Popular Driver award fifteen times.

Earnhardt’s iconic car appeared in the Michael Bay action blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the Moon, with Mark Wahlberg in the starring role.

As of September 2023, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million.


2. Michael Schumacher

Richest Racing Drivers - Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $600 Million

Iconic Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is a German racing driver who has won seven Championship titles over the course of his impressive career.

He maintains the record for 77 of the fastest laps and competed in Formula One for Mercedes, Benneton, Jordan, and Ferrari.

The recipient of dozens of honors, Schumacher has been voted German Sports Personality of the Year twice and was the first driver to receive the Golden Steering Wheel.

As of September 2023, Michael Schumacher’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million.


1. Eddie Jordan

Richest Racing Drivers - Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $600 Million

Irish businessman, team owner, and television personality Eddie Jordan began his career as a driver in the 1970s, competing with Formula Ford in 1974.

Much of his net worth has come from his role as the founder of and owner of the Jordan Grand Prix, with additional income derived from his many entrepreneurial activities.

He’s worked as a pundit for the BBC and holds investments in real estate, oil, entertainment, and the gaming industry.

As of September 2023, Eddie Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million.



So there you have it, our comprehensive guide to the net worth of the richest racing drivers in the world.

With hundreds of world championship titles combined, these racers have broken many records while helping to redefine the sport for each successive generation.

Since many of their careers are far from over, their net worth will continue to change, so make sure you check back on this article for the latest up-to-date information.

Here’s a quick recap of the top 50 richest racing drivers in the world:

  1. Eddie Jordan
  2. Michael Schumacher
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Lewis Hamilton
  5. Fernando Alonso
  6. Kimi Raikkonen
  7. Connie Kalitta
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Tony Hulman George
  10. Valentino Rossi
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Jenson Button
  13. Sebastian Vettel
  14. Mario Andretti
  15. Eddie Irvine
  16. Alain Prost
  17. Alexis DeJoria
  18. Jody Scheckter
  19. Martin Brundle
  20. Ralf Schumacher
  21. Rubens Barrichello
  22. Nikita Mazepin
  23. Nigel Mansell
  24. Tony Stewart
  25. Bobby Rahal
  26. Danica Patrick
  27. David Coulthard
  28. Kyle Busch
  29. Carl Edwards
  30. Jeremy Clarkson
  31. Kevin Harvick
  32. Mark Martin
  33. Denny Hamlin
  34. Richard Petty
  35. Kurt Busch
  36. Matt Kenseth
  37. Heikki Kovalainen
  38. Jeff Burton
  39. Sebastien Loeb
  40. Bill Simpson
  41. Cale Yarborough
  42. Dario Franchitti
  43. Greg Biffle
  44. Jacques Villeneuve
  45. Kasey Kahne
  46. Lance Stroll
  47. Nico Rosberg
  48. Ryan Newman
  49. Paul Menard
  50. Jackie Stewart

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The Richest Directors in the World

Who are the richest directors in the world?

Responsible for critically acclaimed films and box office hits, the richest directors in the world have earned film studios billions of dollars.

Read on to discover the hit movies from these wealthy directors, from cult icons Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen brothers to mainstream filmmakers James Cameron and Steven Spielberg.


The Top 50 Richest Directors in the World

This article covers the filmographies, award-winning movies, and blockbuster hits that helped these directors achieve their impressive net worth.

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


50. Spike Lee

Richest Directors - Spike Lee

Net Worth: $50 Million

American film director Spike Lee has had a prolific career with a broad range of movies from hard-hitting social commentaries to broad satires.

His films have starred some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, with Denzel Washington and Laurence Fishburne among the high-profile stars who got their breakthrough roles in his films.

With memorable soundtracks featuring music from some of the richest rappers in the world, Spike Lee’s filmography has left a timeless mark on movie history.

As of September 2023, Spike Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.


49. Danny Boyle

Richest Directors - Danny Boyle

Net Worth: $60 Million

British filmmaker Danny Boyle first came to international attention with his hit movie Trainspotting, a gritty and stylish portrait of substance abuse.

Boyle proved to be an eclectic director over the following years, working with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio on The Beach, and finding box office success with Slumdog Millionaire.

Outside of feature films, Boyle is noted for his work on the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics in London.

As of September 2023, Danny Boyle’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.


48. Ethan Coen

Richest Directors - Ethan Coen

Net Worth: $60 Million

Together with his brother Joel, Ethan Coen is a director and film producer known for their genre-hopping approach to narrative and style.

Their work includes the Oscar-winning Fargo, Miller’s Crossing, No Country For Old Men, and some of the funniest movies of all time, including The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona.

Their film No Country For Old Men received eight nominations at the Academy Awards, winning four including Best Picture.

As of September 2023, Ethan Coen’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.


47. Robert Rodriguez

Richest Directors - Robert Rodriguez

Net Worth: $60 Million

Robert Rodriguez broke through into Hollywood after directing the micro-budget action film, El Mariachi, following it up with the remake Desperado.

Major cult genre movies followed, with From Dusk Til Dawn and Sin City cementing his reputation as a top-tier director of B-movie-style action and horror movies.

Together with Quentin Tarantino. Rodriguez established the production company, Band A Part, through which many of their movies were produced.

As of September 2023, Robert Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.


46. William Friedkin

Richest Directors - William Friedkin

Net Worth: $70 Million

Iconic director William Friedkin made some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1970s, with The Exorcist and The French Connection frequently featured on lists of the greatest movies ever made.

Lesser films such as Sorcerer, a remake of the classic French movie The Wages of Fear, established him as a versatile director.

He’s received numerous awards throughout his career, with The French Connection earning him an Academy Award for Best Director.

As of September 2023, William Friedkin’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


45. David Lynch

Richest Directors - David Lynch

Net Worth: $70 Million

Master of cinematic surrealism, David Lynch spent two years working on his debut Eraserhead, the success of which paved the way for bigger-budget movies.

Lynch is most noted for his menacing and dreamlike filmmaking, notably in cult classics such as Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Lost Highway.

He’s also enjoyed critical acclaim for many of his films, with The Elephant Man picking up eight nominations at the Academy Awards and leading to the creation of the Academy Award for Best Makeup.

As of September 2023, David Lynch’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


44. Vishal Bharadwaj

Richest Directors - Vishal Bharadwaj

Net Worth: $70 Million

Indian filmmaker producer and music composer Vishal Bharadwaj has produced multiple Hundi cinema films winning seven National Film Awards.

His films Haider and Taivar earned him two National Film Awards for Best Screenplay, and Kaminey earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director.

Additional work includes directing content for some of the best streaming services, including Modern Love: Mumbai for Amazon Prime Video, and Khufiya for Netflix.

As of September 2023, Vishal Bharadwaj’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


43. Paul Thomas Anderson

Richest Directors - Paul Thomas Anderson

Net Worth: $70 Million

American film director and indie auteur Paul Thomas Anderson has enjoyed huge success working away from the Hollywood mainstream, tackling left-of-field subjects ranging from the 70s porn industry to high-end fashion.

Films such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood have earned him critical acclaim, featuring regular collaborations with actors including William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Drawing upon a variety of influences, his movies have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest currently active directors in the world.

As of September 2023, Paul Thomas Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


42. Oliver Stone

Richest Directors - Oliver Stone

Net Worth: $70 Million

Writer, producer, and director Oliver Stone is a multi-award-winning filmmaker known for his uncompromising war movies and controversial drama.

His early career saw success with films like Born on the Fourth of July, starring Tom Cruise, and the financial drama Wall Street.

One of the most controversial filmmakers of his generation, his films JFK and Natural Born Killers both caused a media storm on their initial theatrical release.

As of September 2023, Oliver Stone’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million.


41. M. Night Shyamalan

Richest Directors - M Night Shyamalan

Net Worth: $80 Million

American film director M. Night Shyamalan has established a reputation as a master of contemporary supernatural thrillers known for their twist endings.

His movie The Sixth Sense, starring Haley Joel Osment, was a huge critical and commercial success, and he returned to work with its star Bruce Willis again for the movie Unbreakable.

Other notable movies from his career include Split, Glass, and The Village, with After Earth standing as a notable flop among an otherwise impressive filmography.

As of September 2023, M. Night Shyamalan’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.


40. Steven Soderbergh

Richest Directors - Steven Soderbergh

Net Worth: $80 Million

One of the true pioneers of American independent cinema from the 1990s through to the present day, Steven Soderbergh is a director with a diverse style of filmmaking.

He’s worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including on the Oscar-winning Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts, as well as with Don Cheadle and George Clooney on the Ocean’s trilogy.

Also frequently working as a cinematographer and editor of his films, Soderbergh is one of the most hands-on directors working in Hollywood.

As of September 2023, Steven Soderbergh’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.

Soderbergh appears in 40th place on this list of the richest directors.


39. Jon Turteltaub

Richest Directors - Jon Turteltaub

Net Worth: $80 Million

American director Jon Turtletaub has had a number of successful mainstream hits over his career, notably with Cool Runnings and While You Were Sleeping.

His other work includes the National Treasure action-adventure film franchise starring Nicolas Cage, which grossed hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.

His film, The Meg, starring Jason Statham who faces off against a giant megalodon shark, grossed over $500 million and currently has a sequel in the works.

As of September 2023, Jon Turteltaub’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.


38. Barry Sonnenfeld

Richest Directors - Barry Sonnenfeld

Net Worth: $80 Million

Blockbuster film director Barry Sonnenfeld broke onto the scene with his debut movie, The Addams Family, establishing himself as a filmmaker with a quirky style along the lines of Time Burton.

After his gangster comedy film, Get Shorty, Sonnenfeld directed the biggest hit of his career, the Will Smith movie Men in Black, which was followed by two sequels.

Prior to moving into movie direction, he worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers on Blood Simple and Raising Arizona.

As of September 2023, Barry Sonnenfeld’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.


37. Brett Ratner

Richest Directors - Brett Ratner

Net Worth: $85 Million

Brett Ratner is an American director and producer best known for directing the hugely popular Rush Hour movies starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

He found further success with X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, and Tower Heist, and has produced films including War Dogs and The Revenant.

In 2017, Ratner made the news as part of the #MeToo movement when he was accused of sexual harassment, with Warner Bros. stating they would not renew their $450-million contract.

As of September 2023, Brett Ratner’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million.


36. Michael Mann

Richest Directors - Michael Mann

Net Worth: $90 Million

Iconic American director Michael Mann is widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s best crime movie directors, beginning with his cult film, Thief.

Mann has worked with some of the richest actors in the world on his projects, including with movie legends Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on the crime drama, Heat.

He’s been nominated and awarded many times, including twice for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, for his films The Insider and The Aviator, which was finished by Martin Scorsese.

As of September 2023, Michael Mann’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.


35. Chris Columbus

Richest Directors - Chris Columbus

Net Worth: $90 Million

Perhaps best known for his directing work on several Harry Potter films, Chris Columbus is an American director who began his career writing screenplays for several hit 80s movies including Gremlins and The Goonies.

As a director, his filmography includes some of the biggest blockbusters of his generation, such as Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Known for his ability to make crowd-pleasing family-oriented movies, his films often explore family dynamics while also catering to action and fantasy spectacle.

As of September 2023, Chris Columbus’ net worth is estimated to be $90 million.


34. Tim Burton

Richest Directors - Tim Burton

Net Worth: $100 Million

Cult filmmaker Tim Burton is a successful director noted for his Gothic visual style and eccentric protagonists, frequently working with Johnny Depp on many of his films.

With Depp as lead, Burton created Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Dark Shadows, establishing them as one of the most prolific director-actor partnerships in the film industry.

He is also responsible for Batman and Batman Returns, two of the most critically acclaimed films to have been adapted from D.C. Comics’ iconic superhero.

As of September 2023, Tim Burton’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


33. Luc Besson

Richest Directors - Luc Besson

Net Worth: $100 Million

Luc Besson is a French movie director and producer who began his career with the celebrated cult action film, Nikita, before breaking into mainstream Hollywood with the Jean Reno movie, Leon: The Professional.

Other notable movies directed by Bresson for American studios include Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The Fifth Element, and the Scarlett Johansson film, Lucy.

When accounting for his work as a writer and producer, Besson has been involved in the production of over 50 movies over the course of his impressive career.

As of September 2023, Luc Besson’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


32. Joss Whedon

Richest Directors - Joss Whedon

Net Worth: $100 Million

Writer and director Joss Whedon began his professional career in the entertainment industry as a showrunner for the hugely popular series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and its spin-off series, Angel.

He’s since directed some of the most successful films of all time, including working with Robert Downey Jr. on The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Outside of his work on comic book adaptations, Whedon has produced the horror satire The Cabin in the Woods and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

As of September 2023, Joss Whedon’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


31. John Lasseter

Richest Directors - John Lasseter

Net Worth: $100 Million

Pixar co-founder and movie director John Lasseter has helped redefine computer-generated animation over the course of his career, most notably with the Tom Hanks-starring Toy Story trilogy.

Also serving as director on Pixar’s Cars and Cars 2, Lasseter has numerous executive producer credits on many of the animated films developed by his animation studio.

The combined gross from his movies stands at $19 billion, making him one of the most profitable directors in the world.

As of September 2023, John Lasseter’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


30. Jay Roach

Richest Directors - Jay Roach

Net Worth: $100 Million

American director Jay Roach has worked on some of the most successful comedies of all time, including the Austen Powers series starring Mike Meyers.

Additional hit movies include Meet the Parents, Trumbo, and Dinner for Schmucks, as well as television work such as Recount and Game Change for HBO.

He’s received several awards and nominations for his filmmaking, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for Game Change.

As of September 2023, Jay Roach’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.

Jay Roach appears in 30th place on this list of the richest directors.


29. Irwin Winkler

Richest Directors - Irwin Winkler

Net Worth: $100 Million

Movie producer and director Irwin Winkler began his career in the late 1960s producing the classic thriller Point Blank, making his directorial debut with Guilty By Suspicion in 1991.

While his work as a director is lesser known, as a producer he’s been involved with some of the most iconic movies of all time, including the Rocky franchise and Raging Bull.

His collaborations with Martin Scorsese also include Goodfellas, The Irishman, and Silence, each of which won numerous awards at various film festivals.

As of September 2023, Irwin Winkler’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


28. Bryan Singer

Richest Directors - Bryan Singer

Net Worth: $100 Million

Bryan Singer broke through into the mainstream with his crime drama The Usual Suspects, which launched the career of now-disgraced actor Kevin Spacey

Following up his indie movies with several big-budget comic book movies including several films in the X-Men franchise and Superman Returns,

Singer’s latest hit came with Bohemian Rhapsody, exploring the experiences of some of the richest rockstars in the world, exploring the origins of the band Queen.

As of September 2023, Bryan Singer’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


27. Joel Coen

Net Worth: $100 Million

Brother of Ethan Coen, Joel Coen has co-wrote, directed, and produced many critically acclaimed films over the course of his career.

Beginning his career assisting Sam Raimi on the production of The Evid Dead, Coen would go on to direct genre-hopping movies including The Hudsucker Proxy, Barton Fink, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Coens have consistently won awards for their many films across a variety of filmmaking disciplines including direction, editing, writing, and production.

As of September 2023, Joel Coen’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


26. Lilly Wachowski

Richest Directors - Lilly Wachowski

Net Worth: $100 Million

Lilly Wachowski is an American filmmaker best known for the box office science fiction Matrix trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves.

After the success of The Matrix, Wachowski went on to co-direct and produce movies including V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, and Jupiter Ascending to mixed critical and commercial responses.

In 2021, Wachowski returned to the Matrix franchise for the fourth installment in the series, The Matrix Resurrections, which failed to recapture the box office success of the original trilogy.

As of September 2023, Lilly Wachowski’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.


25. Quentin Tarantino

Richest Directors - Quentin Tarantino

Net Worth: $120 Million

One of the most recognizable directors in the film industry, Quentin Tarantino is known for his filmmaking style that makes frequent references to pop culture and cult movies.

His second film, Pulp Fiction, made its stars Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, among the hottest actors of the era,

With a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and multiple awards to his name, Tarantino has reworked genres including Westerns, crime drama, and kung fu action over his career.

As of September 2023, Quentin Tarantino’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million.


24. Lana Wachowski

Richest Directors - Lana Wachowski

Net Worth: $125 Million

Along with Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski served as writer, producer, and director on the blockbuster Matrix movies.

In addition to the Matrix movies, the Wachowskis also directed the live-action adaptation of the anime series, Speed Racer, as well as produced the collection of anime shorts for The Animatrix.

Lana Wachowski has also worked on television series including Work in Progress, and Sense8, which Lana worked on without any assistance from Lilly.

As of September 2023, Lana Wachowski’s net worth is estimated to be $125 million.


23. Gore Verbinski

Richest Directors - Gore Verbinski

Net Worth: $130 Million

Gore Verbinski is an American director best known for his work on the hugely popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which has grossed over $4 billion worldwide.

Verbinski made his directorial debut in 1997 with Mouse Hunt, following it up with the crime comedy-drama, The Mexican.

Additional movie credits include The Lone Ranger and the animated film, Rango, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2011.

As of September 2023, Gore Verbinski’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million.


22. Woody Allen

Richest Directors - Woody Allen

Net Worth: $140 Million

One of Hollywood’s most prolific directors, Woody Allen has been directing movies since the 1960s and is the recipient of dozens of awards and accolades.

Frequently working with the richest actresses in the world, his hits include the films Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Hannah and Her Sisters.

In addition to his many films, Allen is a keen jazz musician and performs on clarinet with his New Orleans Jazz Band in Manhattan.

As of September 2023, Woody Allen’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million.


21. John Landis

Richest Directors - John Landis

Net Worth: $150 Million

Director John Landis is known for his hit comedy movies including The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, and Trading Places.

As well as writing and directing smash hit comedies, Landis redefined the role of practical effects in horror movies with his film, An American Werewolf in London.

Other notable works Landis has directed include Spies Like Us, The Three Amigos, and two segments for Twilight Zone: The Movie.

As of September 2023, John Landis’ net worth is estimated to be $150 million.


20. Guy Ritchie

Richest Directors - Guy Ritchie

Net Worth: $150 Million

English film director Guy Ritchie helped to define British crime dramas with his early films, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch starring Jason Statham.

He followed these up with the popular Sherlock Holmes movies, returning to his crime film roots in 2020 with The Gentlemen.

Known for his relationship with Madonna, one of the richest singers in the world, Ritchie has accumulated an impressive net worth of $150 million.

As of September 2023, Guy Ritchie’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.

Ritchie appears in 20th place on this list of the richest directors.


19. Barry Levinson

Richest Directors - Barry Levinson

Net Worth: $150 Million

Barry Levinson is an American actor, director, and comedian who has enjoyed critical acclaim for several of his movies, including an Oscar for Best Director for Rain Man.

Working with mid-budget comedies and dramas, his filmography includes movies such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Wag the Dog, and The Natural.

His film Bugsy, released in 1991, was nominated for ten Academy Awards, in addition to eight nominations at the Golden Globes.

As of September 2023, Barry Levinson’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.


18. Judd Apatow

Richest Directors - Judd Apatow

Net Worth: $160 Million

Filmmaker Judd Apatow is best known for his work on comedy movies, on which he has served as a writer, director, and producer.

Frequently collaborating with some of the richest comedians in the world, Apatow’s films include hits such as Trainwreck, Funny People, and Knocked Up.

He has worked with Seth Rogen on Pineapple Express, as well as with Will Ferrell on Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel.

As of September 2023, Judd Apatow’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million.


17. Todd Phillips

Net Worth: $200 Million

Todd Phillips is an American director who made his fortune with the Hangover film series, which has earned over $1 billion at the box office combined.

Phillips cut his teeth on comedy movies including Road Trip, Old School, and Starsky and Hutch before the Hangover films catapulted him into Hollywood’s A-list directors.

His film Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, was a huge success both critically and commercially, with Phoenix winning Best Actor at the Academy Awards.

As of September 2023, Todd Phillips’ net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


16. Ron Howard

Richest Directors - Ron Howard

Net Worth: $200 Million

Ron Howard began his professional career in entertainment as an actor on the Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, before embarking on his career as a director.

His movie credits include some of the biggest movies of the 1980s, with Splash, Cocoon, and Parenthood all performing well at the box office.

Moving into dramatic movies in the 1990s Howard enjoyed additional box office success with Apollo 13, Ransom, and The Da Vinci Code.

As of September 2023, Ron Howard’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


15. Roland Emmerich

Richest Directors - Roland Emmerich

Net Worth: $200 Million

Science fiction and disaster movie director Roland Emmerich has earned studios over $3 billion worldwide, notably for his blockbusters Godzilla and Independence Day.

Other notable successes include 2012, featuring Woody Harrelson, and The Day After Tomorrow.

Additional movies to Emmerich’s credit include Universal Soldier, Stargate, and Moonfall, with non-science fiction movies such as Midway and The Patriot also in his filmography.

As of September 2023, Rolan Emmerich’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


14. Rob Reiner

Richest Directors - Rob Reiner

Net Worth: $200 Million

Rob Reiner is an American director known for several hit comedy movies which include the cult his This Is Spinal Tap with Harry Shearer and Throw Momma From The Train.

His 1987 movie The Princess Bride is another cult film from Reiner, while his more mainstream movies such as A Few Good Men and Misery have earned him critical acclaim.

Reiner has also worked as an actor, with roles in a range of films including Sleepless in Seattle, Primary Colors, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

As of September 2023, Rob Reiner’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


13. Martin Scorsese

Richest Directors - Martin Scorsese

Net Worth: $200 Million

One of the most celebrated directors working in America, Martin Scorsese helped to define a new era of gangster movies with his early film Mean Streets.

He has a long list of critically acclaimed films to his name, from Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ to The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Known for his elaborate tracking shots, use of slow motion, and iconic soundtracks, few filmmakers have matched Scorsese for quality and quantity.

As of September 2023, Martin Scorsese’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.


12. Frank Marshall

Richest Directors - Frank Marshall

Net Worth: $250 Million

Producer and director Frank Marshall has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, often in collaboration with Kathleen Kennedy working with Amblin Partners.

Marshall’s work as a director includes Alive, Arachnophobia, and Congo, with the latter two both picking up a nomination for Best Director at the Saturn Awards.

As a producer, his credits include many blockbuster movies, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Jurassic World.

As of September 2023, Frank Marshall’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million.


11. Christopher Nolan

Richest Directors - Christopher Nolan

Net Worth: $250 Million

British-American film director Christopher Nolan has created several record-breaking movies in his career, with a combined box office gross of over %4 billion.

Perhaps best known for his Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale as Batman, he’s also directed The Prestige with Hugh Jackman and frequently collaborates with Gary Oldman on his movies.

Other notable works from Nolan include the mind-bending science fiction movies Interstellar and Inception, and the war film Dunkirk.

As of September 2023, Christopher Nolan’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million.


10. JJ Abrams

Richest Directors - JJ Abrams

Net Worth: $300 Million

Director JJ Abrams began his career as a writer on movies such as Regarding Henry and Armageddon, before making his directorial debut with Mission: Impossible III. 

He followed this up with the hugely successful Star Trek movie, before picking up the reigns from George Lucas to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The success of this and The Rise of Skywalker, along with profits from his production company, Bad Robot, have helped earn Abrams a net worth of $300 million.

As of September 2023, JJ Abrams’ net worth is estimated to be $300 million.

JJ Abrams appears in 10th place on this list of the richest directors.


9. Ridley Scott

Richest Directors - Ridley Scott

Net Worth: $400 Million

English film director and movie producer Ridley Scott is widely regarded as one of the most visually striking filmmakers of all time, with a wide range of genres to his name.

After establishing himself as one of the hottest directors in Hollywood with Alien and Blade Runner, Scott has since directed several huge hits, including the Russell Crowe historical epic, Gladiator.

Scott revisited the Alien franchise with a prequel, Prometheus, and a sequel Alien: Covenant, and won critical acclaim for his science fiction movie, The Martian.

As of September 2023, Ridley Scott’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.


8. Francis Ford Coppola

Richest Directors - Francis Ford Coppola

Net Worth: $400 Million

One of the major figures of the New Hollywood movement, Francis Ford Coppola is a film director best known for his brutal depiction of the Vietnam War, Apocalypse Now.

His early films include Rumble Fish, featuring an early role for Nicolas Cage, while later movies saw him branch into horror with his celebrated adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

He’s also well known for his Godfather trilogy, with the first installment earning Coppola an Academy Award for Best Picture.

As of September 2023, Francis Ford Coppola’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.


7. Mel Gibson

Richest Directors - Mel Gibson

Net Worth: $425 Million

Australian actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson found fame in front of the camera in the Mad Max trilogy, leading to roles in blockbusters including Lethal Weapon and other major roles.

He broke through as a director with Braveheart, in which he also starred, following it up with a string of critical hits including The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and Hacksaw Ridge.

His considerable net worth has been increased through his investments in real estate which includes some of the most expensive houses in the world, with Gibson owning multiple properties in Malibu, California.

As of September 2023, Mel Gibson’s net worth is estimated to be $425 million.


6. Michael Bay

Richest Directors - Michael Bay

Net Worth: $450 Million

American film director Michael Bay has earned his impressive net worth of $450 million through his blockbuster action movies, beginning with the 1995 action-comedy Bad Boys.

His hit film Armageddon, starring Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler, grossed over $500 million, while his work on the Transformers trilogy with Mark Wahlberg has generated nearly $4 billion in revenue.

In addition to his big-budget action movies, Bay has worked on smaller projects, for instance, the comedy thriller Pain and Gain, starring Dwayne Johnson alongside Wahlberg.

As of September 2023, Michael Bay’s net worth is estimated to be $450 million.


5. James Cameron

Richest Directors - James Cameron

Net Worth: $700 Million

James Cameron is an American director and producer who came to prominence for his work with one of the richest bodybuilders in the world in the Terminator movies.

The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger one of the most successful actors of his generation, setting new standards for special effects.

Cameron’s movies Titanic and Avatar are among the highest-grossing movies ever made, both of which smashed box office records when they were released theatrically.

As of September 2023, James Cameron’s net worth is estimated to be $700 million.


4. Tyler Perry

Richest Directors - Tyler Perry

Net Worth: $800 Million

Tyler Perry is an American actor and film director who has worked on dozens of movies in various capacities, best known for his comedies.

In addition to his movies, Perry has been a prolific television director, with Ruthless, The Oval, Love Thy Neighbor, and All the Queen’s Men a small selection of his credits.

He’s also the founder of Tyler Perry Studios, which has been involved in the production of the television series The Walking Dead and the Marvel movie Black Panther.

As of September 2023, Tyler Perry’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million.


3. Peter Jackson

Richest Directors - Peter Jackson

Net Worth: $1 Billion

New Zealand-born film director, producer, and screenwriter Peter Jackson cut his teeth on ultra-low budget horror movies Bad Taste and Braindead, before moving on to bigger budget productions.

He made his name, and fortune, after directing box office hits including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the remake of King Kong starring Jack Black and Naomi Watts.

After returning to Tolkien for the Hobbit trilogy, Jackson directed the critically acclaimed documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old.

As of September 2023, Peter Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $1 billion.


2. Steven Spielberg

Richest Directors - Steven Spielberg

Net Worth: $8 Billion

Steven Spielberg is one of the best-known directors in the world, responsible for kickstarting the summer blockbuster genre with his huge hit, Jaws.

His outstanding career includes the Indiana Jones film franchise, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and science fiction hits Minority Report and War of the Worlds.

His marriage to Kate Capshaw includes him as one of the richest celebrity couples in the world, while his split from his previous wife Amy Irving is one of the most expensive divorces of all time.

As of September 2023, Steven Spielberg’s net worth is estimated to be $8 billion.


1. George Lucas

Net Worth: $10 Billion

Creator of the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas is the richest director in the world, with a staggering net worth of $10 billion.

The Star Wars franchise helped launch the career of iconic actors such as Harrison Ford, who would become a household name through his roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones working with Steven Spielberg.

Lucas has earned his considerable net worth as a producer as well as director, with his production credits including the Indiana Jones movies and smaller films such as Kagemusha and Labyrinth.

As of September 2023, George Lucas’ net worth is estimated to be $10 billion.



That wraps up this comprehensive guide to the richest directors in the world, and the blockbuster movies that helped make them famous.

As the net worth of these iconic filmmakers continues to change, we’ll update this article to make sure it includes the most up-to-date information, so be sure to check back in the future.

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

  1. George Lucas
  2. Steven Spielberg
  3. Peter Jackson
  4. Tyler Perry
  5. James Cameron
  6. Michael Bay
  7. Mel Gibson
  8. Francis Ford Coppola
  9. Ridley Scott
  10. JJ Abrams
  11. Christopher Nolan
  12. Frank Marshall
  13. Martin Scorsese
  14. Rob Reiner
  15. Roland Emmerich
  16. Ron Howard
  17. Todd Phillips
  18. Judd Apatow
  19. Barry Levinson
  20. Guy Ritchie
  21. John Landis
  22. Woody Allen
  23. Gore Verbinski
  24. Lana Wachowski
  25. Quentin Tarantino
  26. Lilly Wachowski
  27. Joel Coen
  28. Bryan Singer
  29. Irwin Winkler
  30. Jay Roach
  31. John Lasseter
  32. Joss Whedon
  33. Luc Besson
  34. Tim Burton
  35. Chris Columbus
  36. Michael Mann
  37. Brett Ratner
  38. Barry Sonnenfeld
  39. Jon Turteltaub
  40. Steven Soderbergh
  41. M. Night Shyamalan
  42. Oliver Stone
  43. Paul Thomas Anderson
  44. Vishal Bharadwaj
  45. David Lynch
  46. William Friedkin
  47. Robert Rodriguez
  48. Ethan Coen
  49. Danny Boyle
  50. Spike Lee

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The Richest NFL Teams in the World

Which are the richest NFL teams?

The National Football League (NFL) continues to be one of the most lucrative sports leagues in the world. 

With the top twenty teams valued between $3.2 and $6.5 billion, it’s easy to see why. 

Despite the Dallas Cowboys’ 26-year break from the Super Bowl, they’ve still managed to top this list, and, are the first sports team in history to reach a valuation of $6.5 billion. 

Anyway, let’s get into it, shall we?! 

Here’s a list of the 20 richest NFL teams.


The 20 Richest NFL Teams

The list of NFL teams and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Forbes, Investopedia & CNBC

These are the 20 richest NFL teams:


20. Atlanta Falcons

Richest NFL Teams - Atlanta Falcons

Value: $3.2 Billion

The Atlanta Falcons are Atlanta’s professional American Football team. 

The team was established in 1965 and call the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, their home stadium. 

They’ve been affiliated with the National Football League (NFL) since 1966 and the National Football Conference since 1970. 

The club is owned by Arthus Black, managed by Thomas Dimitroff, and coached by Dan Quinn. 

In its 54 years of existence, the club has managed to create an impressive record. They’ve won division championships over several years and appeared in two Super Bowls. 


19. Indianapolis Colts

Richest NFL Teams - Indianapolis Colts

Value: $3.25 Billion

The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team from Indianapolis that competes in the National Football League (NFL) and are members of the American Football Conference (AFC) South Division. 

The club was founded in 1953 in Baltimore and relocated to Indianapolis in 1984. Since then, they’ve appeared in 16 playoffs, won two conference championships, and a Super Bowl

Their success led the club to have a net worth of approximately $3.25 Billion. 


18. Minnesota Vikings

Richest NFL Teams - Minnesota Vikings

Value: $3.35 Billion

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American Football team based in Minneapolis. They’re also known as “The Vikes,” “The Purple People Eaters,” and “The Purple and Gold.” 

The team joined the NFL in 1960 and played their first game in the league in 1961, and now compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) North Division. 

They play their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, and won the league championship for the merger of the NFL and AFL. 

Minnesota Vikings are owned by Zygi Wilf, managed by Rick Spielman, and coached by Mike Zimmer. 


17. Baltimore Ravens

Richest NFL Teams - Baltimore Ravens

Value: $3.4 Billion

The seventeenth richest NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens. 

The Ravens were established in 1996 and are headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland. They’re affiliated with both the National Football League (NFL) and American Football Conference.

The club is owned by Steve Bisciotti, managed by Eric DeCosta, and coached by John Harbaugh. 

They’re one of the most successful franchises in the sport, with two Super Bowl championship titles, two AFC championship titles, four AFC championship game appearances, and six AFC North division titles. 

They’re the only team in the NFL to hold a perfect record in multiple Super Bowl appearances. 


16. Las Vegas Raiders

Richest NFL Teams - Las Vegas Raiders

Value: $3.415 Billion

The Las Vegas Raiders are the sixteenth richest NFL team.

Originally called the Oakland Raiders, playing out of Oakland, California, they were established in 1960 and first entered the National Football League (NFL) in 1970.

Today, the team is known as the Las Vegas Raiders and is headquartered in Alameda, California. 

The Raiders have appeared in several Playoffs over the years and have won two Super Bowl Championships, three conference championships, and twelve Division championships. 

The Oakland Raiders are also known as the “Men in Black,” “Team of the Decades,” and “The World’s Team.” 


15. Miami Dolphins

Richest NFL Teams - Miami Dolphins

Value: $3.42 Billion

The Miami Dolphins are a professional American Football team based in the Miami Metropolitan area.

They were established in 1965 and played their first season in 1966. 

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, is where they play their home games, and the club headquarters are in the Baptists Health Training Facility in Nova Southeastern University Davie, Florida. 

The team has been affiliated with both the American Football League (AFL), from 1966, and the National Football League (NFL) from 1970. 

They’re the oldest professional sports team in Florida and won the 1972 and 1973 Super Bowl championships, as well as several other tournaments over the years. 


14. Pittsburgh Steelers

Richest NFL Teams - Pittsburgh Steelers

Value: $3.43 Billion

American Football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, is based in Pittsburgh and was established in 1933, playing their first season in the same year. 

The Steelers are affiliated and compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the American football Conference (AFC) North division. 

The team is owned by the Rooney family, managed by Kevin Colbert, and coached by Mike Tomlin. 

They’re the seventh oldest franchise in the NFL and have accumulated an impressive record. Some of their wins include Super Bowl championships in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, and 2008, as well as other conference and division titles. 

All of their wins have contributed to their $3.43 billion valuation. 


13. Green Bay Packers

Richest NFL Teams - Green Bay Packers

Value: $3.475 Billion

Next on the list are the Green Bay Packers, an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

The Packers are one of the oldest teams in the NFL, being established in 1919, and are headquartered in Lambeau Field Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

The team has competed in the National Football League since 1921 and the National Football Conference since 1970. 

Green Bay Packers hold eleven NFL championships, nine Conference championships, and nineteen Division championships. 

The club is owned by Green Bay Packers, Inc, managed by Mark H. Murphy, and coached by Matt LaFleur. 


12. Seattle Seahawks

Richest NFL Teams - Seattle Seahawks

Value: $3.5 Billion

The Seattle Seahawks were established in 1974 and played their first professional American Football season in 1976. 

The team is owned by the Paul G. Allen Trust, managed by John Scheider, and coached by Pete Carroll. 

If you want to see them at home, then their stadium is located in CenturyLink Field Seattle, Washington. 

Over the years, the Seahawks have won division, conference, and league championships, including the 2013 Super Bowl. 

The Seahawks have also been given nicknames by their fans, such as “The Hawks,” “The Blue Wave,” and “The Legion of Boom.”

They’re the twelfth richest NFL team in the league. 


11. Houston Texans

Richest NFL Teams - Houston Texans

Value: $3.7 Billion

The Houston Texans are an American football team based in Houston, Texas. 

The team was established in 1999 and played its first season in 2002. They’re currently headquartered in the NRG Stadium Houston, Texas. 

Janice McNair owns the team, and it’s managed and coached by Bill O’Brien. 

The Houston Texans have not yet won any league or conference championships to date but found success in 2011 when they won their first division championship, going on to win five more from 2012 to 2019. 


10. Denver Broncos

Richest NFL Teams - Denver Broncos

Value: $3.75 Billion

The Denver Broncos are the eleventh richest professional American football franchise in the NFL. 

They were established in 1959 and played their first season in 1960. 

The Broncos compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) West division. 

They’re owned by the Pat Bowlen trust, managed by John Elway, and coached by Vic Fangio. They currently play their home games at Empower Field, Mile High. 

With three Super Bowl championships, eight Conference championships, and fifteen Division championships under their belt, the Denver Broncos have managed to amass an impressive record within the NFL, which has helped them to become one of the richest NFL teams. 


9. Philadelphia Eagles

Richest NFL Teams - Philadelphia Eagles

Value: $3.8 Billion

The Philadelphia Eagles are an American football team that was established in 1933, participating in their first season in the same year. 

They’re headquartered in the NovaCare Complex Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and play in Lincoln Financial Field during home games. 

The club is owned by Jeffrey Lurie, managed by Howie Roseman, and coached by Doug Pederson. 

Over the years, the Eagles have won 4 league championships, which came from three NFL titles in 1948, 1949, and 1960, and one Super Bowl championship in 2017.

With an approximate valuation of $3.8 billion, the Philadelphia Eagles are the ninth richest NFL team in the league. 


8. New York Jets

Richest NFL Teams - New York Jets

Value: $4.05 Billion

The New York Jets are an American football team that started its first NFL season in 1960. 

The team was established in 1959 and play in MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, during home games. 

Woody and Christopher Johnson own the Jets, and the team is managed by Joe Douglas and coached by Adam Gase. 

From 1968 to 2002, the Jets have won many championships, including the 1968 Super Bowl and the 1968 AFL championship, as well as four Division championships in 1968, 1969, 1998, and 2002. 


7. Chicago Bears

Richest NFL Teams - Chicago Bear

Value: $4.075 Billion

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team from Chicago, Illinois. 

They were established in 1920 and played their first season in the same year. 

The club is currently owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey, managed by Ryan Pace, and coached by Matt Nagy. 

The team has an impressive track record, winning nine league championships from 1921 to 1985, including eight NFL championships and one Super Bowl Championship. 

On top of that, they’ve also got nineteen Division championships under their belt and a total of 26 playoff appearances. 

The Chicago Bears headquarters are in Halas Hall Lake Forest, Illinois.


6. San Francisco 49ers

Richest NFL Teams - San Francisco 49ers

Value: $4.175 Billion

The San Francisco 49ers were established in 1944 and are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

They’re affiliated with the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) West division. 

The club is owned by Denise DeBartolo York, managed by John Lynch, and coached by Kyle Shanahan. 

The 49ers have won five Super Bowl championships, 7 Conference championships, and 20 Division championships, making them one of the most successful teams in NFL history. 


5. Washington Football Team

Richest NFL Teams - Washington Football Team

Value: $4.3 Billion

Coming in at number seven on our list of the richest NFL teams is the Washington Football Team. 

Established in 1932, Washington played their first season in the same year and has gone on to compete in over 1,000 games since their founding. 

The club is owned by Daniel Snyder and coached by Ron Rivera. 

The team has won five league championships, including 2 NFL championships and 3 Super Bowl championships. And, they’ve been league runner-up six times, just losing out in 1936, 1940, 1943, and 1945 title games and Super Bowls VII and XVII.  

Since being established in 1932, Washington Football Team has managed to accumulate a valuation of approximately $4.2 Billion. 


4. Los Angeles Rams

Richest NFL Teams - Los Angeles Rams

Value: $4.8 Billion

The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. 

They’re a member club of the National Football Conference (NFC) West division, competing in the National Football League (NFL), and have won three NFL championships. 

The Rams are owned by Stan Kroenke, managed by Les Snead, and coached by Sean McVay. 

On top of their three NFL championship victories, the Los Angeles Rams have also won seven Conference Championships and 17 Division Championships. 


3. New York Giants

Richest NFL Teams - New York Giants

Value: $4.85 Billion

The New York Giants are the third richest NFL team in the league.

The team was established in 1925 and began playing their first season in the same year. 

The “G-Men,” as they’re otherwise called, are owned by John Mara & Steve Tisch, managed by Dave Gettleman, and coached by Joe Judge. 

They’ve won eight league championships, including four NFL championships and four Super Bowl championships, as well as eleven Conference championships and sixteen Division championships.

Throughout their history, they’ve featured twenty-nine Hall of Fame players, including Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, and Lawrence Taylor. 

MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is the New York Giants’ current home stadium. 


2. New England Patriots

Richest NFL Teams - New England Patriots

Value: $5 Billion

The New England Patriots are the second richest NFL team. 

They’re were established in 1959 and played their first season the following year. 

The Patriots are headquartered and play all their home games in Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts. 

Robert Kraft owns the Patriots, while Bill Belichick is the manager and head coach. 

Over the years, the New England Patriots have won six Super Bowl championships, eleven Conference championships, and twenty-two Division championships, making them another one of the most successful teams in the NFL. 


1. Dallas Cowboys

Richest NFL Teams - Dallas Cowboys

Value: $6.5 Billion

The Dallas Cowboys are the richest NFL team. 

This professional American football team is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Texas. 

They were established in 1960 and began their first season in the same year. 

The cowboys are a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division and compete in the National Football League (NFL). 

The Dallas Cowboys have won five Super Bowl championships, 10 Conference championships, and 23 Divison championships since stepping on the field for their first season. 

The club is owned and managed by Jerry Jones and coached by Mike McCarthy. 

The Dallas Cowboys became the first-ever sports team to be valued at $4 billion, which they’ve now surpassed. They became the most valuable sports team in the world and the richest NFL team ever! 



We hope you enjoyed our list of the 20 richest NFL teams.

Insane numbers, right?!

But, it’s easy to see why these clubs are valued so high when you take into account all the sponsorships, endorsement deals, and subscriptions they receive each season. 

Just as long as the players are performing, of course! 

Here’s a quick recap of the 20 richest NFL teams:

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. New England Patriots
  3. New York Giants
  4. Los Angeles Rams
  5. Washington Redskins
  6. San Francisco 49ers
  7. Chicago Bears
  8. New York Jets
  9. Philadelphia Eagles
  10. Denver Broncos
  11. Houston Texans
  12. Seattle Seahawks
  13. Green Bay Packers
  14. Pittsburgh Steelers
  15. Miami Dolphins
  16. Las Vegas Raiders
  17. Baltimore Ravens
  18. Minnesota Vikings
  19. Indianapolis Colts
  20. Atlanta Falcons

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