While thousands of people struggle to make living playing music, there remain an elite few who have become millionaires from doing so. Here we highlight the top ten (10) richest musicians in the United States of America. As a matter of fact, the wealthiest musician in the world is worth over a billion dollars.
Top 10 Richest Musicians In USA
1. Kanye West
As a matter of fact, American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer, Ye formerly known as Kanye West is the richest musician in the United States of America (USA).
Kanye has a net worth of $1.8 billion in 2022, according to Forbes, where he’s listed as Number 5 in their ranking of the highest-paid entertainers.
He passed the billion-dollar fortune mark in 2020 after building up his fashion empire and seeing brand Yeezy make $1.7 billion in sales. The rapper also owns a small stake in ex-wife Kim’s brand Skims, which was valued at $3.2 billion in January 2022.
Kanye has a whopping 21 GRAMMYs to his name, but in 2009 he turned his talents to fashion and launched Yeezy.
Jay-Z is a popular American rapper who is one of the richest musicians alive. Coming from nothing in Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses projects, Shawn Corey Carter went from selling drugs to selling out stadiums alongside wife Beyoncé, but his acumen doesn’t end with his skills on the mic.
His usually-savvy investments and partnerships have made him some serious bank—adding up to an approximate $1.3billion as of February 2022.
3. Puff Diddy
Puff Diddy is best known for his record label Bad Boy Entertainment, his solo musical career, and other entrepreneurial pursuits. The hip-hop mogul is one of the highest-paid and richest celebrities in the world and has been for two decades plus and has a net worth of $885 million as of February 2022.
4. Dr. Dre
The Hip Hop musical genre in the USA cannot be written without including Dr. Dre. Dr released his first studio album on December 15, 1992, and since then he has released two more albums and 42 singles and is considered as one of the successful rappers in the industry. Dr. Dre’s net worth is an estimated $820million from his career as a rapper, producer, and entrepreneur.
With a revenue of over the U.S. $1.5 billion from her concert tickets, she remains the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, her first year of eligibility. She is often referred to as the queen of Pop Music. Madonna has a net worth of $850 million.
6. Gloria Estefan
Estefan is one of the most significant figures in the Miami, Florida music scene. Miami is where she started her career that has brought joy and happiness throughout the world. Her $700 million fortune earned over the decades as an aggregate accumulated over decades of touring and album sales.
7. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is an American singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $525 million in February 2022. He is mostly known for selling his entire music catalog for $500 million. Most of his songs were ranked at Billboard’s Top 100. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
8. Dolly Parton
At age 75, Parton remains as in demand as ever. In 2019, she signed a deal with licensing company IMG to expand her brand into consumer products. In 2020, she released her first-holiday album in 30 years and starred in the Netflix film Christmas on the Square.
Her TV movie Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones was nominated for an Emmy Award in July 2020. Dolly Parton has a net worth of $500 million as of February 2022.
9. Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is an American singer who began in her teens when she sang at nightclubs, gradually working her way up to several guest appearances on The Tonight Show and PM East/PM West and a minor but significant role on Broadway.
Following her breakout role in Funny Girl, Streisand became the globally-recognized star she is today. Barbra Streisand has a net worth of $400 million.
10. Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis hаѕ bееn асtіvе іn hіѕ саrееr fоr оvеr ѕіх dесаdеѕ. Тhе Аmеrісаn ѕіngеr hаѕ bееn соnfеrrеd wіth mаnу hоnоrѕ. Не hаѕ rеlеаѕеd а numbеr оf аlbumѕ іn hіѕ саrееr.
Не hаѕ аlѕо rеlеаѕеd mаnу hіt ѕіnglеѕ lіkе “Іt’ѕ Nоt fоr Ме tо Ѕау”, “Сhаnсеѕ Аrе”, “І’m Соmіng Ноmе”, “Тhе Тwеlfth оf Nеvеr”, аnd “Тоо Мuсh, Тоо Lіttlе, Тоо Lаtе”.