The small pool of musicians who achieve worldwide fame likely also boasts an impressive net worth. Between securing chart-topping singles, endorsement deals, and even using their knowledge of the music business to start their own record labels, being a famous singer can be an extremely lucrative profession.
Even so, there is an even smaller, elite group of the world’s most lauded musicians that fare far better than even some of today’s most popular artists. Most are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and a select couple have even entered the billionaire territory. Thanks to Forbes, we know exactly which artists sit comfortably on the top of the heap. Here are the top ten richest musicians in the world, as of 2019.Continue Scrolling To Keep Reading
With a net worth of $535 million, Mariah Carey is the tenth richest musician in the world. Unlike some of her peers, Mariah Carey earned her money almost entirely through her work in music and film. Considering Mariah Carey has a five-octave range and unique whistle register, it’s no wonder that her beautiful voice has garnered her a worldwide fan base that eats up whatever she puts out.
Since Mariah’s debut in 1988, she has sold over 200 albums worldwide and won five Grammy’s. In addition to gifting us with “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” one of the most beloved (and best selling) Christmas songs of all time, Mariah also holds the record for the longest running number one single ( “One Sweet Day”) on the Billboard Hot 100.
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