Many of us have dreamed about going across the world and performing our hit songs on stage to thousands of adoring fans, or perhaps writing that one hit song that makes millions of dollars. A few household names have managed to achieve that level, but we will not call them lucky — achieving success in the entertainment industry takes hard work just to qualify for a lucky break.
The World's 10 Richest Musicians
Here are ten of these hard-working artists who have achieved great wealth, in approximate ascending order, as estimates of their wealth tend to vary.
10. Mariah Carey
Although Carey’s worth has been estimated at north of half-a-billion dollars, she is the poorest entry on our list. Her finances have been propelled by her collection of #1 hit singles — more #1 hits than anyone except the Beatles (one of whom also graces this roster). Carey also claims the title of top-selling artist of all time on Billboard. Products such as lines of nail polish add to her wealth.