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58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Glammy ()
Date: September 18, 2012 11:13

Who would have thought that Dave Grohl is richer than Dylan?

A list of 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World!
Posted By: Metal Sludge

The Internet -- Who are the richest lead singers in the world? The vocalists on this list have sung for bands like The Beatles, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and The Rolling Stones to name a few. But which lead singer is also the lead money maker? There’s no better job on the planet than being the front man/woman for a major rock band. Not only do lead singers get most of the glory, attention, accolades and groupies… they also make a TON of money. As we compiled the list below, we learned that if you want to make a huge fortune as a lead singer, it definitely helps if you also happen to be a prolific song writer. Furthermore, it doesn’t hurt that these top earners have been in some of the most famous bands in music history with 30+ year careers touring stadiums all over the world and selling millions upon millions of records. The fact that many of the richest lead singers are still performing today is a testament to their talent (or maybe they just love making millions of dollars and getting showered with adulation). Oh, and even if you don’t have an amazing voice, there’s still a ton of money to be made in a band as we learned with our list of the richest drummers in the world. But for today we are going to take a look at the richest lead singers, did your favorite artists make that cut?



#1: Paul McCartney Net Worth – $800 Million (The Beatles)
#2: Bono Net Worth – $600 Million (U2)

***There was a time when Bono’s net worth could have topped $1 billion. Through his private equity venture Elevation Partners, Bono purchased a 1.5% private stake in Facebook long before the IPO. Had the company achieved a $100 billion market cap, Bono may have been the first billionaire rock star. Currently Facebook’s market cap is $44 billion.***

#3: Jimmy Buffett Net Worth – $400 Million
#4: Elton John Net Worth – $320 Million (Solo)
#5: Mick Jagger Net Worth – $305 Million (The Rolling Stones)
#6: Sting Net Worth – $290 Million (The Police, Solo)
#7: Phil Collins Net Worth – $250 Million (Genesis, Solo)
#8: Dave Matthews Net Worth – $250 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
#9: Prince Net Worth – $250 Million
#10: Dave Grohl Net Worth – $225 Million (Foo Fighters, Nirvana on drums)
#11: Rod Stewart Net Worth – $220 Million
#12: David Bowie Net Worth – $215 Million
#13: Bruce Springsteen Net Worth – $200 Million (The E Street Band)
#14: James Hetfield Net Worth – $175 Million (Metallica)
#15: Axl Rose Net Worth – $150 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
#16: Roger Waters Net Worth – $145 Million (Pink Floyd)
#17: David Gilmour Net Worth – $130 Million (Pink Floyd)
#18: Steven Tyler Net Worth – $130 Million (Aerosmith)
#19: Jon Bon Jovi Net Worth – $125 Million (Bon Jovi)
#20: Anthony Kiedis Net Worth – $120 Million (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
#21: Sammy Hagar Net Worth – $120 Million (Van Halen)
#22: Robert Plant Net Worth – $120 Million (Led Zeppelin)
#23: Bruce Dickinson Net Worth – $115 Million (Iron Maiden)
#24: Eric Clapton Net Worth – $115 Million (Cream, Solo)
#25: Brian Johnson Net Worth – $90 Million (AC/DC)
#26: Ozzy Osbourne Net Worth – $90 Million (Black Sabbath, Solo)
#27: Gwen Stefani Net Worth – $80 Million (No Doubt, Solo)
#28: Eddie Vedder Net Worth – $80 Million (Pearl Jam)
#29: Bob Dylan Net Worth – $80 Million
#30: Brian Wilson Net Worth – $75 Million (The Beach Boys)
#31: Michael Stipe Net Worth – $75 Million (R.E.M.)
#32: Trey Anastasio Net Worth – $75 Million (Phish)
#33: Joe Elliott Net Worth – $70 Million (Def Leppard)
#34: Peter Gabriel Net Worth – $70 Million (Genesis, Solo)
#35: John Fogerty Net Worth – $68 Million (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
#36: Stevie Nicks Net Worth – $65 Million (Fleetwood Mac, Solo)
#37: Roger Daltrey Net Worth – $65 Million (The Who)
#38: Chris Cornell Net Worth – $60 Million (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
#39: Mark Hoppus Net Worth – $60 Million (Blink 182)
#40: Tom DeLonge Net Worth – $60 Million (Blink 182)
#41: Chris Martin Net Worth – $60 Million (Coldplay)
#42: Billie Joe Armstrong Net Worth – $55 Million (Green Day)
#43: Liam Gallagher Net Worth – $50 Million (Oasis)
#44: Zack de la Rocha Net Worth – $50 Million (Rage Against the Machine)
#45: Vince Neil Net Worth – $50 Million (Motley Crue)
#46: Steve Perry Net Worth – $45 Million (Journey)
#47: Jon Anderson Net Worth – $45 Million (Yes)
#48: Maynard James Keenan Net Worth – $45 Million (Tool)
#49: Jonathan Davis Net Worth – $45 Million (Korn)
#50: David Lee Roth Net Worth – $40 Million (Van Halen)
#51: David Byrne Net Worth – $40 Million (Talking Heads)
#52: Thom Yorke Net Worth – $35 Million (Radiohead)
#53: Jack White Net Worth – $30 Million (The White Stripes)
#54: Geddy Lee Net Worth – $28 Million (Rush)
#55: Rob Halford Net Worth – $25 Million (Judas Priest)
#56: Geoff Tate Net Worth: $17 Million (Queensrÿche)
#57: Gregg Allman Net Worth – $15 Million (Allman Brothers)
#58: Scott Weiland Net Worth – $10 Million (Stone Temple Pilots)

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: harrybo ()
Date: September 18, 2012 11:23

Why is Bob Dylan so poor?

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: September 18, 2012 11:44

But what can a poor boy do, 'xcept to sing for a Rock 'n Roll band?

Just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: September 18, 2012 12:01

Jimmy Buffett confused smiley Never heard of....


..she wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long..

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: toomuchforme ()
Date: September 18, 2012 12:37

Dave Matthews ? really boring music
Jimmy Buffet : unknown !

Ozzy next to Stefani ? after 40 years ?? a pity

Mick is poor if you consider 50 years. He has been spoiled.

Bob is not a business man obviously

"we know it's a bit late but we hope you don't mind if we stay"

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Child Of Clay ()
Date: September 18, 2012 13:39

Quote
harrybo
Why is Bob Dylan so poor?

ok, poor, well on this list... He's probably sold less records than most of the other names here, and doesn't get played as much on the radio, I guess. I'd imagine most of his income comes from people covering his songs, and what's his share, I don't know.
But he's divorced with a big family with Sarah, makes new records quite often, must cost something even if he produces then himself these days. And of course he's almost constantly on a world tour, that's very expensive, especially since he's not a stadium artist with astronomical ticket prices.

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: MILKYWAY ()
Date: September 18, 2012 13:45

David Bowie is only #12?


Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Giles ()
Date: September 18, 2012 14:26

Quote
harrybo
Why is Bob Dylan so poor?

still paying for his divorces...hence the never-ending tour!

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: September 18, 2012 14:35

Surely a talent like this is worth $400 million?



Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: September 18, 2012 14:43

What a bollocks. Dylan as much as Brian Wilson? Dylan has been touring forever, Wilson has been in bed for two decades.

Mathijs

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: R ()
Date: September 18, 2012 14:44

He's part of the eeeeveeeel 1%. Why do we support him?

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: September 18, 2012 15:03

Quote
tatters
Surely a talent like this is worth $400 million?


Well he's ok as long as he's not singing about hamburgers...leadsinger....mumble mumble mumble...


..she wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long..

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: September 18, 2012 15:06

Neil Young should be on that list.

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: steffiestones ()
Date: September 18, 2012 15:07

What do the other stones have ??

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 18, 2012 16:03

Quote
steffiestones
What do the other stones have ??

luckily, they have Mick.

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: September 18, 2012 18:12

I love how a random journalist reckons he knows the net worth of dozens of musicians he's probably never met, let alone had access to their bank accounts.

..but its still not as funny as people taking it seriously and getting competitive and indignant about it!

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: stonesrule ()
Date: September 18, 2012 18:34

Hooray for Gazza!

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: harrybo ()
Date: September 18, 2012 18:52

Everybody knows that this list is pure speculation,
but most of the things we read about on the internet
are guesswork. Or am I wrong?

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: exhpart ()
Date: September 18, 2012 18:55

Who is Jimmy Buffet?

And I find it hard to believe Liam Gallagher (Oasis) has made more bread than Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - maybe he took good advice?

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: September 18, 2012 19:07

There are really no singers from Asia, Latin America or other continents besides North America and Europe that could make it on this list?

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Rocknroll1969 ()
Date: September 18, 2012 19:55

Madonna should be on the list. She is worth $650 million

[www.celebritynetworth.com]

How can Axe Rose be worth so much? He has sat on his A-- the last 20 years.

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Claire_M ()
Date: September 18, 2012 20:02

This list is bizarre - why are there only two women?? They're only counting singers within a group context apparently but really Dylan was always a solo artist, as is McCartney, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, etc.

Female pop stars have raked in the dough for years now: Madonna, Janet jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyonce,etc. They've all got truckloads of cash.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012-09-18 20:04 by Claire_M.

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Date: September 18, 2012 20:07

Quote
exhpart
Who is Jimmy Buffet?

And I find it hard to believe Liam Gallagher (Oasis) has made more bread than Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - maybe he took good advice?

Oasis was the biggest band in the uk the last 14 years, of course he made a truckload and his new solo album is already double platinum in the uk

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: September 18, 2012 20:16

Quote
keefriffhard4life
Quote
exhpart
Who is Jimmy Buffet?

And I find it hard to believe Liam Gallagher (Oasis) has made more bread than Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - maybe he took good advice?

Oasis was the biggest band in the uk the last 14 years, of course he made a truckload and his new solo album is already double platinum in the uk

Maybe, but his brother Noel wrote almost all of Oasis' songs and would unquestionably be considerably wealthier.

As for all the 'who is...' questions?

Are people really unaware of things like wikipedia and search engines?

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Date: September 18, 2012 20:29

Quote
Gazza
Quote
keefriffhard4life
Quote
exhpart
Who is Jimmy Buffet?

And I find it hard to believe Liam Gallagher (Oasis) has made more bread than Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - maybe he took good advice?

Oasis was the biggest band in the uk the last 14 years, of course he made a truckload and his new solo album is already double platinum in the uk

Maybe, but his brother Noel wrote almost all of Oasis' songs and would unquestionably be considerably wealthier.

As for all the 'who is...' questions?

Are people really unaware of things like wikipedia and search engines?

lol i actually thought it was about noel, his album his multiplatinum. the new liam project BEADY EYE is only gold

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: phd ()
Date: September 18, 2012 21:09

All of this is real bullshit. How would you know of someone whose estate, bank accounts are offshore.....( not only dealing with Mick or Keith..).

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Spodlumt ()
Date: September 18, 2012 23:12

I guess the schmuck who added up all the cash other people have doesn't like the Kinks or Ray Davies. Let me do it for him - Ray is worth....uh....$70 million. Yeah, 70 million! That's the ticket!


PS: Geoff Tate is 'worth" 17 million...LOL!!!

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: stonesrule ()
Date: September 19, 2012 00:59

Figure given for Bob Dylan is ludicrously incorrect.

Elton wealthier than Jagger? Don't bet on it!

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: September 19, 2012 01:13

Mick Hucknall has earned a gazillion dollar in the 80's and 90's...where's he on the list?

Mathijs

Re: 58 of the Richest Lead Singers in the World! (Jagger #5)
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 19, 2012 01:17

Quote
Mathijs
Mick Hucknall has earned a gazillion dollar in the 80's and 90's...where's he on the list?

Mathijs

They were only allowed one 'Mick' on the list unfortunately.

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