Top 10 richest musicians in the world and what are their rides
If you're wondering who's richer between Diddy and Jay-Z, this article will confirm your guess game. Also, this list of the top 10 richest musicians in the world proudly updates you on who the new richest female musician is, keep reading to find out!
This list can be quite unstable, world-renowned artists constantly climbing and descending the top richest musicians in the world. Even though figures can change within hours, some musicians are quite regular on this list. In this recent article of Naijacarnews, you will find out who just joined the list and who is currently topping the chart.
The top 10 richest musicians in the world
The music industry has produced the richest man and woman on earth. It's not always about those who make the best music become the richest and the most recognizable; It's also about who markets himself/ herself the best. Therefore, getting into the list of the top 10 richest musicians in the world is harder than ever while staying on the list is a real challenge as well. So, let's see who are doing their best in this era!
|#1||Andrew Lloyd Webber||$1.28 Billion ~ N463 billion|
|#2||Paul McCartney||$1.2 Billion ~ N434 billion|
|#3||Jay-Z||$1 Billion ~ N316.7 billion|
|#4||Herb Alpert||$880 Million ~ N381 billion|
|#5||P. Diddy||$855 Million ~ N309 billion|
|#6||Dr. Dre||$800 Million ~ N289 billion|
|#7||Bono||$700 Million ~ N253 billion|
|#8||Rihanna||$570 Million ~ N206 billion|
|#9||Madonna||$570 Million ~ N206 billion|
|#10||Celine Dion||$450 Million ~ N162.8 billion|
1. Andrew Lloyd Webber - The richest musician in the world
Net worth: $1.28 Billion ~ N463 billion
The three-time Grammy award winner was born on March 22, 1948, and he’s currently the richest musician in the world. Lloyd Webber is a British composer and impresario of musical theatre, and apart from the Grammys, he has six Tony Awards that signifies his excellence in Broadway Theatre, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Knighthood in 1992 and a lot more outstanding recognitions.
Sir Andrew has 6 Grammys and a total of 45 major awards
Some notable works that brought him to the top include Jesus Christ Superstar, The music of the night, The Phantom of the opera, Don’t cry for me, I don’t know how to love him, and a lot more.
In 1971, Andrew married Sarah Hugill and the couple has two children: Nicholas Llyod Webber and Imogen Llyod Webber. They divorced in 1983, after which he married singer Sarah Brightman in 1984, which repeated the same scripts as the couple got divorced in 1990.
Since 1991, the British musician has kept a husband-and-wife relationship with Madelaine Gurdon with whom he has 3 children-Isabella Aurora, Alastair Adam, and William Richard.
Though being one of the richest on earth, Andrew Lloyd Webber keeps quite close-mouthed about his vehicles. We can guess he's not a kind of bragging personality.
2. Paul McCartney
- Net worth: $1.2 Billion ~ N434 billion
The Beatles member, Paul McCartney became an international figure in 1960 (when the band was formed). The Beetles disbanded in April 1970, and after that, McCartney launched the Band Wings, which dropped several popular singles that further cemented his legendary status in the music industry. Throughout his career, he has been known as a successful solo singer as well.
Paul-McCartney is clearly not keen on extravagant cars
For his dedication to the music industry, twenty years ago, he was knighted by the Queen of England. Furthermore, in May 2018, the soon-to-be 77-year-old legend received an additional honor.
- Personal life
In 1969, McCartney married Linda Eastman and they bore four kids: Heather, James, Stella, and Mary McCartney. He lost Linda to cancer in 1998 and had Beatrice with Heather Mills in 2003. After divorcing Heather in 2008, McCartney re-married in 2011, this time to Nancy Shevell.
The Lexus LS600h is his regular ride
Paul McCartney has been caught behind the wheel of his purple eco-friendly Lexus for many times
The couple tied the knot on October 9, 2011
3. Jay-Z - The richest rapper on earth
Net worth: $1 Billion ~ N316.7 billion
Unlike the first two super-rich artistes, Shawn Corey Carter, best known as Jay-Z is even more contemporarily popular. Married to the equally popular music star, Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z was recently named the first billionaire rapper by Forbes.
Along with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and others, Jay-Z is among the greatest rappers alive
His major wealth source, according to Forbes, is his $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac champagne brand (at $310 million), popularly known as “Ace of Spades”. Jay-Z also has massive investments of over $310 million, part of which include a large stake in Uber. With his massive solo hits and collaborations with other notable rappers, he has won himself several awards including BRIT Awards, BET Awards, 22 Grammys and several others.
Back in 2006 during his visit to Nigeria, Jay-Z was honored to be named for a road in Illorin in Kawara State.
- Personal life
Jay-Z married Beyoncé on April 4, 2008, and on January 7, 2012, they welcomed their first daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. In June 2017, the couple also became parents to twins, a boy, and a girl: Sir Carter and Rumi.
- Jay-Z's cars
The American rapper is a true car enthusiast. Jay-Z's car collection is a heartland of exotic cars:
- Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport - $2 Million
- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
- Jeep Wrangler - $27,600 To $44,900
- Rolls-Royce Phantom - $400,000
- Pagani Zonda F - $1.4 Million
- Maybach Exelero - $8 Million
- Alfa Romeo Spider - $57,500
- Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud - $1 Million
- Tesla Model S - $85,000
- Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet - $116,000
- Ferrari F430 Spider - $102,652 To $458,864
- Gmc Yukon Slt - $54,700
- Armored Dartz Prombron - $225,000
- Bentley Continental Gt - $225,376
- Mercedes-Benz Slr Mclaren - $1.45 Million
- Maybach 62s - $500,000
He also owns a private jet - a $40 million Bombardier Challenger 850.
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He's got all the supercars that most of the earth population can only dream of
Jay-Z owns a black Tesla Model S - starting price is about $78,000.
Jay-Z's blue GMC Yukon SLT is a concept car, it was designed in a partnership with GM.
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the best-selling SUVs today.
The couple was on a romantic vacation in Italy, cruising around in a red Alfa Romeo Spider convertible.
His wife, Beyonce, got him a jet for his 41st birthday.
Jay-Z, along with his wife, Beyonce, own a $88 Million Bel Air Mansion in Los Angeles
4. Herb Alpert
- Net worth: $880 Million ~ N381 billion
Alpert was born in California on March 31st, 1935 and he is an American Jazz musician. The fourth richest musician is associated with the group called Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB and he’s also the “A” of A&M records – the American record label founded by himself and Jerry Moss. It was eventually sold in 1987 to PolyGram for $500 Million and they later called for a breach of contract, earning extra $200 Million.
Herb is usually with his trumpet
Alpert has received 15 gold albums, the El Premio Billboard for his contributions to Latin music in 1997, Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award by Society of Singers in 2009, 9 Grammy Awards, National Medal of Arts Award by Ex-President Barrack Obama in 2012, and a host of other notable recognitions.
- Personal life
From 1956 to 1971, Alpert was married to Sharon Mae Lubin. The union yielded two children: Dore and Eden Alpert. In December 1973, he married Lani Hall, a recording artist and they have one daughter, Aria Alpert.
Sir Alpert owns 9 luxury cars that cost $4 Million and 4 houses valued at $125 Million.
Herb married Lani Hall on 15th December 1974
5. P. Diddy
- Net worth: $855 Million ~ N309 billion
His real name is Sean Combs and apart from P.Diddy, he’s also known as Sean Johns, Puffy, Puff Daddy, and Diddy. Just like Jay-Z, he’s also a very popular American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur.
He founded his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993 and has won three Grammy Awards as well as two MTV Video Music Awards. Diddy also formed the group, Diddy-Dirty Money in 2009 with Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper, which released a successful album, Last Train to Paris, in 2010.
Diddy pocketed three Grammys
Diddy never got married but he has six kids:
- Justin, born in 1993 to Misa Hylton-Brim.
- He adopted Quincy, born in 1991 to late model Kimberly Porter
- Christian, born in 1998.
- Twin daughters, D’Lila Star, and Jessie James, born in 2006.
- Chance Combs, also born in 2006.
- Diddy's cars
Diddy car collection includes:
- Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder - $300,000
- Phantom Drophead Coupé - $443,000
- Maybach 57 - $360,000
- 1958 Corvette - $110,000
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - $43,000
- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - $497,750
He also owns a private jet and a Yacht worth several millions of dollars.
Being a car enthusiast, Diddy won't hesitate to collect the rarest cars on earth
One of his show stoppers that is worth over $530,000
This was supposedly in Justin Bieber's 16th-years-old birthday
At some point, high fuel price forced the wealthy rapper to ground his jet
Diddy acquired this $40 million mansion in 2014 - in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
6. Dr. Dre
- Net worth: $800 Million ~ N289 billion
Andre Romelle Young, popularly known as Dr. Dre, is one respected pioneer of Gangsta Rap. He was born in California, 1965 and was a member of the rap group, N.W.A. In 1991, he co-founded Death Row Records and now runs his own label called Aftermath Entertainment.
In May 2014, Dr. Dre sold his popular headset, Beat by Dre, to Apple for $3 Billion and this largely contributed to his status as one of the richest rappers in the world.
Dr. Dre is the proud owner of this maxi SUV priced at a whopping $200,000!
He became a father quite early in high school, having his first son named Curtis Young. He later had La Tanya Danielle Young from another high school romance, and then a son named Marcel Young with singer Michelle.
Dr. Dre had another son with Jenita Porter in the late 1980s, Andre R. Jr, who died of a drug overdose in 2008. In 1996, he married Nicole Threatt and they have two children, Truth and Truly Young.
Dr. Dre's cars
Here are some cars in Dr. Dre's garage:
- Hummer H2 - $67,450
- Chrysler 300c - $75,700
- Bentley Continental GT - $225,376
- Rolls Royce Drop Head Coupe - $380,000
- 1964 Chevrolet Impala - $23,000
- Cadillac Escalade - $200,000
Dr. Dre's car collection varies from the vintage to the latest models
The rapper owns a 22-person crew yacht worth $60 Million
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- Net worth: $700 Million ~ N253 billion
Aside from his birth name, Paul David Hewson, Bono is also called Bono Vox. He was born in Ireland on May 10, 1960. While in high school, Bono joined the U2, where he was a lead singer. The Irish rock band was formed in 1976 and they gained recognition as international stars after their sixth album, The Joshua Tree.
The Irish singer is married to a businesswoman and both are raising their 4 kids
Just like a few oldies on this list, Bono was recognized as an honorary knight in 2007 by Queen Elizabeth, and in 2005, he was named “Person of the Year” by TIME Magazine.
Married since 1982 to Alison Hewson, an Irish businesswoman, and activist, they have four kids: Elijah, Memphis Eve, John Abraham, and Jordan Hewson.
8. Rihanna - The richest female musician in the world
- Net worth: $600 Million ~ N206 billion
Exotic singer, style icon, and makeup entrepreneur has recently hit the top spot on the top 10 richest artiste spot. 31-year-old Robyn Rihanna Fenty is currently the richest female musician in the world, ahead of her other colleagues: Madonna, Beyoncé, and Celine Dion.
Her wealth comes from her fame as a musician but her partnership with LVMH, the luxury good mogul run by Bernard Arnault, from France. Rihanna and LVMH brand co-own the popular makeup brand, Fenty Beauty.
Most celebrities are known to have maxi SUVs - a sports car can't do the job sometimes
Rihanna’s Fenty was launched in September 2017 at Sephora and the sales skyrocketed within the first few weeks, making up to $100 million. This credit can be tied to her 72.3 million Instagram followers and massive fame.
Her first big break was in May 2005, when she released “Pon de Replay”, and she’s been on the major list since then. At 19, she released the major hit, “Umbrella”, and it won her first Grammy Award. She’s won 8 more after that along with several other awards.
Elitedaily describes Rihanna as a "woman who does not have a type" as her boyfriends ranges from musicians, athletes, to actors. Above all, people remember the most about her romantic relationship back with Chris Brown when it comes to her love life. Other boyfriends are all a celebrity in their fields including Shia Laboeuf, Ashton Kutcher, J.R. Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Travis Scott, Drake, and Hassan Jameel.
- Rihanna's cars
Take a look through Rihanna's cars as below!
- Mercedes G-Wagon - $147,500
- Porsche 997 Turbo - $160,000
- Mercedes S Class - $149,550
- Porsche 911 Turbo S- $190,000
- Lamborghini Aventador - $330,904
- Chevrolet Suburban LTZ - $51,000
- Cadillac Escalade - $75,000
- Ferrari 458 Italia - $121,136
- Suzuki Jimny - $23,990
Seems off-road capability and speed are her favorite
The sports car perfectly fits her personality
Rihanna's has a mansion in Barbados worth $22 Million
Her Hollywood Hills home costs about $6.8 million
9. Madonna - The top-selling female artist of all time
- Net worth: $570 Million ~ N206 billion
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on August 16th, 1958 and the Queen of Pop is widely recognized as an American singer, songwriter, philanthropist, actress, author of several children books, businesswoman, owner of Maverick Records, and director.
Success in the 80s made her the top-selling female artist of all time
Right from the ’80s, she has sold over 300 million records and she’s considered the top-selling female artist of all time. Madonna owns several health clubs, has won 7 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award in 1966, for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita. In addition, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), listed Madonna as the second-highest female certified musical artist in the USA.
She married Sean Penn in 1985 but they divorced in 1989. Guy Ritchie became her husband in 2000 the relationship lasted only 8 years. Her marriages birthed Lourdes in 1996 and Rocco in 2000. Madonna adopted 4 other Malawian children: Esther, Stella, David Banda, and Mercy.
Madonna owns 4 houses worth $185 Million, and her 11 cars including the BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, Mini Cooper S, Mayback 57, etc. cost about $5 Million.
Often caught the sight in exotic black models, Madonna shows her favorite color
Madonna lives in a Moorish Revival mansion in Portugal with her 6 children, it costs $8,927,470
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A picture of Madonna with the legendary Michael Jackson
10. Celine Dion
- Net worth: $450 Million ~ N162.8 billion
Her hit Titanic soundtrack, “My heart will go on”, made sales of over 200 million records and performing for over 35 years have made Celine Dion true musical legend, also making her one of the richest music artists in the world. In March 1997, she was the first artist to perform two songs during the Oscars and the Titanic hit won an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Celine-Dion at the 59th annual Grammy Awards
Celine married Rene Angelil on 17 December 1994 and on January 25, 2001, she had Rene-Charles Angelil. It was after this period she launched the album, A New Day Has Come, and it topped all the charts in 17 major countries. On October 23, 2010, she had twins: Eddy and Nelson.
In 2016, Celine Dion a huge blow. The most popular Impresario and her husband, Rene Angelil, died of cancer on January 14. Just two days after, her brother, Daniel, died of pretty much the same cause. Along with her 5 Grammys, she was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Icon Award on May 22 at the Billboard Music Awards. It was her first appearance on stage after Rene’s death, where she performed "The Show Must Go On".
Celine Dion owns a mansion worth $71 million in Jupiter Island. Her other houses are located at Laval Estate, Quebec, in Canada, Villa Montmorency Estate ($55 million) and Montreal Mansion.
The 51-year-old star stepping out in style!
Celine Dion owns a Bombardier Global Business Jet worth $42 million.
Her Maybach 62 is worth $500,000.
Celine Dion also drives a 1995 Rolls Royce Corniche worth $70,000.
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