With the past year has wrapped up, it’s always fun to see if the list of top 10 most wealthy musicians has changed or completely shifted. The data for this year is in, so it’s time for an update. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents, but they’ve got to be pretty close!
Mariah Carey – $510 Million Net Worth
Part of her continual earnings are her constant appearances in Christmas and New Years’ Eve celebrations. She holds the record for the longest-running U.S. #1 single (16 weeks straight!) and is the third-best-selling female artist in the U.S.
Jay-Z – $910 Million Net Worth
This is what happens after you score 19 Grammy’s, sell over 100 million records, and launch a successful clothing company Rocawear and record label Roc-A-Fella Records. After marrying Beyonce, their combined wealth is over 1 Billion. It still wasn’t enough to outbid Notch (creator of Minecraft) for a house who competed against.
Céline Dion – $630 Million Net Worth
I guess when you are the youngest of 14 children, you have to work hard to stand out. This was no problem for Celine Dion as she won numerous awards and contests on her way to fame. She became a pop culture icon in America after the release of Titanic and she never looked back.
Andrew Lloyd Webber- $1.28 BILLION
There is no doubt that is he the master of Musical Theatre. He has composed 13 musicals, which include The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Sunset Boulevard. He set up his company Really Useful Group, to make sure he maximizes his profit so he could get money from all aspects of his productions including licensing, merchandising, records, publishing and ticket sales. This genius move makes him the richest man in music.