Successful entertainers belong to the wealthiest people in our society. Successful singers, in particular, belong to the richest within the general entertainment industry. One successful album is usually enough to catapult a singer to millionaire status. The absolute richest music artists, however, brought out several good-selling songs and albums. And most of them aren’t just successful nationally either but have managed to sell their records all around the world. It is therefore no surprise that the following ranking of the Top 10 richest singers in the world includes several singers who belong to the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as to the best-selling bands of all time.
While their record sales certainly still do represent a large chunk of their overall net worth, singers nowadays have a lot more income streams. Concerts / Tours, commercials, sponsorship deals, social media influencing, TV appearances, etc. all are different ways of making money for a music artist once he or she gets his/her breakthrough. Oftentimes singers will also venture into completely different businesses which have nothing to do with the music industry and also add to their net worths.
In any case, the richest singers in the world are all easily multi-millionaires. The currently two absolute richest musicians in the world are even billionaires as you will see in the following Top 10 richest singers ranking.
Note: The ranking ranks the Top 10 richest singers in the world. For the top 10 richest rappers in the world, click here.
Top 10 richest singers in the world. The ranking does not include rappers, there is a separate ranking of the top 10 richest rappers in the world here. The richest musicians in the world are determined by their respective estimated net worths, earned both within the music industry and outside the music industry.