The 25 Richest Rockstars in the World
Who do you think are the richest rockstars in the world?
Can you guess who is about to appear on this list? You have all seen them perform their heart out but do you know how much they make from their performances?
All the sales of tickets, endorsements, and business ventures have amassed them tons and tons of wealth.
In this article, we have discussed the 25 richest rockstars in the world.
The 25 Richest Rockstars in the World
25. Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is an English singer, rockstar, and television personality who is regarded as the godfather of heavy metal. He has a net worth of $220 Million.
Ozzy is one of the personalities who brought heavy metal to the mainstream, and around the 1970s, his name was widely spread as one of the best heavy metal performers.
He was a part of the heavy metal band “Black Sabbath.” He was the lead vocalist of the band.
Unfortunately, he was fired from the band around 1979, but he did not give up and continued performing solo and hence became one of the greatest of all time.
24. Benny Anderson
Benny Anderson is a Swedish Musician, Composer, and a Swedish band ABBA member with a net worth of $230 million.
Anderson rose to fame around the 1970s, and that is also when he joined the band ABBA and continued performing for them for over a decade.
Currently, he is out of ABBA and has started his own band named Benny Anderssons Orkester.
Benny has been in the rock scene for over 50 years, and he is still actively performing and composing music for his band.
23. Charlie Watts
Charles Robert Watts is an English drummer for the famous band “The Rolling Stones” and has a net worth of $250 million.
Watts was not a drummer since the beginning of his career, he was interested, but he had never done it seriously.
He was planning to become a graphics artist, but that changed when he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. Yes, you guessed it right, they are his bandmates from The rolling stones.
Watts rose to fame with his performance and songs in The rolling stones. He has composed songs like Long Ago and Far Away, Warm and Tender.
In 2016, Charles was listed on number 12 on “The greatest drummers of all time.”
22. Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English songwriter, singer, and TV personality with a net worth of $300 million.
He is widely famous for being a band member of “Take That.”
After leaving the band in 1995, he continued to make solo music and found more success in his solo performance and songs than in a band.
Out of his 12 studio albums, 11 of them were rated number 1 at that time, and out of those twelve, six of them were listed in the 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom.
Williams also has a Guinness book of world record for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in just the span of one day.
His most famous albums are Intensive Care and Take the Crown.
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21. Larry Mullen Jr.
Lawrence Joseph Mullen Jr. is an Irish Musician, Instrumentalist, and part-time actor with a staggering net worth of $300 million.
Despite being all those, he is most famous for being the drummer and co-founder of the rock band U2.
Mullen was interested in drumming from an early age, and since his childhood days, he used to play drums in the marching bands.
Later on in his career, he composed songs like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” “Pride (In the Name of Love)” for the band U2.
Larry has won 22 Grammy awards throughout his career, and he was also inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.
20. James Hetfield
Another rockstar with a net worth of $300 million is James Alan Hetfield, an American singer, musician, and songwriter.
James is widely known for being the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the worldwide famous heavy metal band Metallica.
Hetfield is a multitalented person who is susceptible to changing his role according to the band’s needs.
He has performed solos and sometimes also performed as the lead guitarist when needed for the band.
Hetfield achieved a lot from the band Metallica after he cofounded it alongside Ulrich’s drummer.
James was ranked at number eight in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.
19. Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also popular by the name of Frida, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist. He also has a net worth of $300 million.
Frida is widely popular for being one of the founding members and lead vocalist of the ABBA band.
Frida is also known for her piano skills.
She has worked with different music labels like His Master’s Voice, Columbia (EMI), Polar, and Anderson.
One of her best-known English albums is “Something’s Going On.”
18. Roger Waters
George Roger Waters is an English songwriter, singer, composer, and bassist with a total net worth of $300 million.
He is the co-founder of one of the best rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd.
After the band’s formation, they were slowly rising to fame, but unfortunately, their main vocalist left the band.
Due to this, the career of the band was halted. Despite being in problems, Waters adopted and became the co-lead vocalist and the lyricist of the band.
With that change, Pink Floyd achieved success. They released popular albums like The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.
17. Dave Grohl
David Eric Grohl is an American singer and songwriter who has accumulated a total net worth of $320 million.
You might be wondering where you might have heard this name, right?
He is widely popular for being the drummer for one of Nirvana’s best rock bands.
After successfully establishing his career through Nirvana, Dave co-founded his own band named Foo Fighters.
He performed as the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the band.
Moreover, Dave Grohl was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Once for Nirvana and the second time for Foo Fighters.
16. Ringo Starr
Sir Richard Starkey has a net worth of $350 million, and he is widely popular by his stage name Ringo Starr, an English Singer and Songwriter.
He is another popular name on the list, and he was the drummer for the band The Beatles.
Starr also performed as the lead vocalist of the group occasionally. He used to do that in one song in every album usually.
He was the lead singer in these songs; “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
As mentioned earlier, he also is a songwriter and has written these songs for The Beatles “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden.”
15. Lars Ulrich
Lars Ulrich is a Danish Singer, Record producer, and songwriter with a net worth of $350 million.
Ulrich is the co-founder of the American heavy metal band Metallica.
His bandmate was previously mentioned in the article, and now it’s him. We all know Metallica is one of the biggest rock bands, so it is expected.
Lars is the drummer for the band, and he has gained recognition from fans worldwide due to his extremely polished drumming skills.
He has appeared in all of Metallica’s albums and performed with them for all of his careers. He has achieved greatness with the band.
Moreover, he is also the first Dane to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
14. Bob Dylan
Robert Allen Zimmerman, popular by his stage name of Bob Dylan, is an American Singer, Songwriter, and visual artist. He has a total net worth of $350 million.
In the span of his career of six decades, he is regarded as one of the greatest in pop culture.
He is one of the few singers to impact the wars and conveyed messages through his songs.
Bob’s most popular songs are Blowin’ in the Wind, and The Times They Are a-Changin, which later became the anthem for civil rights and anti-war movements.
Besides being one of the biggest icons in pop culture, he is also an excellent songwriter.
In 2016, Bob won the Nobel prize in Literature for his extremely heart-touching lyricism.
13. The Edge
David Howell Evans, who goes by the stage name of The Edge, has a net worth of $400 million and is an American-Irish Singer and Songwriter.
The Edge is a former member of the band U2. He was the lead guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist of the rock band.
While in U2, he has won 22 Grammy awards and two golden globe awards for Best Original Song.
Edge was also listed on number 38 by the Rolling Stones in the list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
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With a total net worth of $400 million, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, popular by his stage name Sting, is an English Musician.
Sting rose to fame by being the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band, the Police, around the late 1970s.
After successfully establishing his career from the band’s success, Sting pursued a solo career and found even greater success.
Sting has won 17 Grammy Awards and a Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take” and many other awards.
Combining his records from the band and solo ventures, he has sold over 100 million records.
11. Adam Clayton
Adam Charles Clayton is an English-Irish Musician and the third member of U2 to appear on this list, who has a net worth of $400 million.
Clayton is the bassist for the band U2, and alongside his bandmates, he has gained recognition worldwide with their eye-catching performances.
While he was in the band U2, he recorded 14 studio albums which were absolute hits.
Clayton has a unique way of playing the bass, and it is termed harmonic syncopation.
Adam is popular for his bass on these songs from U2, “Gloria,” “New Year’s Day,” “Bullet the Blue Sky,” and “With or Without You.”
10. Gene Simmons
Chaim Witz, who is professionally known as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, and songwriter with a total net worth of $400 million.
Gene is the bassist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss. Due to his extreme performances, he has been bestowed upon the nickname “The Demon.
Besides being the co-lead signer, Simmons is also the co-founder of the band.
Gene has also appeared in several movies from the late 1970s to the current date.
9. Jon Bon Jovi
John Francis Bongiovi Jr., Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter and a philanthropist with a net worth of $410 million.
Bon is popular in the pop and rock culture for being the founder of the rock band Bon Jovi.
Together with his bandmates, he has also won several Grammys.
Asides from his musical career, Bon has also amassed wealth from the acting industry as well. Bon has appeared in several movies throughout his career.
His debut movie was Moonlight and Valentino.
8. Eric Clapton
At number 8, we have Eric Patrick Clapton, who has a net worth of $450 million. He is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Eric was placed at number two in the rolling stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Clapton started his carer at an early age and experimented with joining different bands, but none worked out.
But around the early 1960s, he became a member of the rock band Yardbirds and achieved success.
After his success with the Yardbirds, he moved on to another popular band, Bluesbreakers.
Eric is the only person in the pop and rock culture inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times.
7. Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor with a net worth of $500 million.
He is someone that we all are familiar with. Mick is one of the biggest icons in pop culture.
Jagger is the lead singer and one of the founding members of the Rolling Stones.
Over 60 years, he has been regarded as the most popular and influential frontman in the history of rock & roll.
Jagger is famous for his unique voice, tone, and energetic personality, making the crowd go wild.
Mick’s most popular albums are She’s the boss, Goddess in the doorway, and Primitive cool.
6. Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John, who is professionally known as Elton John, is another familiar name for rock fans. He also has a total net worth of $500 million.
Elton John is an English singer, songwriter, and composer with excellent piano and keyboard skills.
John has released over 30 albums over the span of his career and sold over 300 million records worldwide.
Elton has over fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100.
Elton’s tribute single Candle in the Wind, released in 1997, sold over 33 million copies.
5. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer and songwriter who has $500 million in net worth.
Whilst being popular for being a solo artist, he also is the leader of the band E Street.
Bruce rose to fame around the mid-1970s with the release of his album Born to Run.
In 50 years, Bruce is widely popular among fans for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics.
He is also famous for being an energetic performer who gets the crowd riling behind him.
Around the mid-1980s, Bruce released his most popular album, Born in the U.S.A, which became a 15× platinum and sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
4. Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an English musician and Singer with exceptional songwriting skills who has gathered a net worth of $500 million.
He is the third member of Rolling Stones on this list as well.
He is the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of Rolling Stones.
Richards is popular for playing both lead and rhythm guitar and being proficient at the bass.
His most popular albums are Out of Our heads and Sticky Fingers.
3. Jimmy Buffett
James William Buffett is an American songwriter, singer, and author with a net worth of $600 million.
Buffett is widely popular among the fans for his Island escapism concept in the lyrics.
He is one of the fan favorites and has tons of loyal fans. His fans regard themselves as the Parrotheads.
During the span of the singer’s career, he has released hits like Margaritaville and Come Monday.
Jimmy is not just involved in music but also business ventures and book writing. He is a bestselling author and owner of two food chains around the world.
No wonder he has such a high net worth.
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Paul David Hewson, popular in pop culture by his stage name Bono is an Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and businessman. He has a total net worth of $700 million.
Bono is the fourth member of U2 to appear on this list. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.
He is widely popular for being expressive while singing and catching the fans’ attention with his passion for singing.
Bono has contributed a lot to the success of U2.
Asides from his musical career, Bono achieved vast success in his business ventures as well.
1. Paul McCartney
With a staggering net worth of $1.2 Billion, Paul is the richest rock star to date.
Paul is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He is also involved in record and movie production.
Paul McCartney is a widely known name worldwide because of his musical career; he is the co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles.
Along with John Lennon, Paul wrote numerous super hit songs.
The best thing about Paul is that he was a self-taught musician at an early stage.
Besides being proficient at bass, he is also extremely good at playing guitar, keyboards, and drums.
He has released popular songs like “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Blackbird” with his bandmates in Beatles.
Throughout the span of his career, Paul has won numerous awards, including 18 Grammys.”