Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021
Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021

With the past year has wrapped up, it is always interesting to see if the list of the richest singers has changed or still the same. The list of the top richest singers changes year after year, not only because new singers keep cropping up, but also because the artists themselves involve in different projects that help to increase their earnings and overall net worth year after year. In this post, we will go through the list of top 10 richest singers in the world 2021.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021

When a song from the artist makes you laugh or cry, his or her bank balance reaches the sky. There are a lot of people who have an excellent singing voice but there are only a few who have a great talent that is bankable to boot. Some people'

 While thousands of people struggle hard to make a living singing there remain an elite few who have become millionaires from doing so. These are ones who have risen above having to play in bars. They did hard work to create their mark and today they enjoy all the benefits of their popularity in every corner of the globe.

Here are the top 10 richest singers in the world from the legendary performances of the 1960s to naughtiest pop heroes, in no particular order. Just keep in mind that, these values and numbers are estimated based on a host of variables and publically available data, but they are pretty close. 

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021

Herb Alpert

An American Jazz musician, Herb Alpert is one of the richest singers in the world. He rose to fame because of his group that is unofficially called Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

A few years back, he was so famous that if you were born 1970, there was no chance that you would not have a heart about Herb Alpert. In his illustrious career, Alpert won 19 Grammys, released a total 28 charted albums, had 5 number one albums and has sold more than 70 million albums through his own record label.

Alpert has racked up an impressive net worth of $850 million that made him the richest singer globally.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is another name on the leading position among the top 10 richest singers in the world. After years of collecting royalties for his songwriting in the Beatles and the commercial success with Wings and as a solo artist, Paul has gained this position.

As one of the frontmen of the Beatles, Paul McCartney helped drive his band to be the most successful rock band to ever grace this world. With sales of more than 600 million records on the global world, the Beatles are still the best-selling brand in musical history.

Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, he has written or co-written 32 songs to reach this spot on the Billboard Hot 100. His song yesterday is the most covered song of all time, having been remade by more than 2,200 artists and bands.


Considered as the Queen of Pop,  Madonna dominated the pop charts in the 1980s, with Guinness World Records calling her the best-selling female recording artist of all time. Also, she is the 4th best-selling music artist in the world. When she started, it was a rough phase. She first moved to New York to pursue her singing career and today very few artists have gained popularity as much as Madonna.

And despite having a not-good-start, she kept on hustling and she finally got success in their way. Presently, Madonna is 59 years old and she is currently one of the richest singers in the world with an estimated net worth of over $850 million.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021
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Mariah Carey

A singer & Songwriter, Mariah Carey began her career after signing with Columbian Records. She shot to fame in the year 1990 when her first five singles became number one hits.

Mariah has one of the most successful Christmas singles of all time and she even holds the record for the most chart-topping singles. Besides, the singer also made money through residencies, tours and documentaries.

Present-day, Carey has sold more than 200 million albums across the world and she is among the richest singers in the world, her net worth estimated at $320 million in 2020.

Celine Dion

There is no wonder that Celine Dion is in the top 10 list of richest singers in the world. She has become the top wealthiest music artist in Canada of all time after selling over 200 million records.

She has released many albums in French and English and won various prizes and awards. Even, at the age of 14, Celine won numerous awards and contests on her way to fame.

Dion has the record for the highest concert residency of all time, wherein Las Vegas she can command $500,000 per show.  She became a pop culture icon in America after the release of Titanic and she never looked back. As of this year, Dion's net worth is about $800 million.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021
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Julio Lglesias

Julio Lglesias is a Spanish songwriter and singer. What is surprising about him is that he has performed at more than 5,000 concerts that feature over 60 million people on five continents through his career.  He is known as one of the top 10 record sellers in history, selling more than 250 million albums globally.

His first album was released in the year 1969 and he rarely missed a year releasing another. There is hardly any nation on the planet in which he has not been named as the most popular artist.

In 2020, Julio's net worth was estimated at about 600 million dollars and he grabbed his spots in the list of top richest singers in the world.


No surprise, Beyonce is among the richest singers in the world, since she is one of the most popular singers of all time. She has won 22 Grammy Awards. Apart from being a popular pop star, Beyonce has also launched several business projects like her own fashion and fragrance lines.

She is married to a very rich musician named Jay-z. She has a stake in husband Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service and even dabbles in acting.

Beyonce's career started as the lead singer in the group Destiny's Child before she became a highly successful solo musician. As of this year, her net worth is approx $500 million.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021
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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is one of the most experienced singers on this list, she is 72 years old now. One of the world's wealthiest singers, Dolly has the net worth of roughly $500 million.

She started her career as a singer in 1964 and since then she has racked up the accolades, and income. During her time, she rose to immense Fame and was even referred to as the most popular country singer at that time. She has a number of hits, nine Grammys, three AMAs and many other awards.

She has composed over 3,000 songs, had an acting career, along with owning her own film and TV products company.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan, a Cuban-American songwriter, singer, actress and businesswoman, is one of the richest singers in the world. Her singing career began through the band Miami Latin boys and she became a popular star in the 1980s.

With multiple hits under her belt with her producer husband Emilio Estefan, Gloria was touring when their tour bus crashed in 1990 and threatened to stop her career. She again started her journey through rehabilitation and relaunched her comeback career.

Today, Estefan has won three Grammy awards and also has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bruce Springsteen

Another American on this list, Bruce Springsteen is a singer and songwriter. He has also been termed as The Boss by his fans. Springsteen is widely known for his distinctive voice, and his lengthy, rather energetic stage performances.

Bruce has been actively performing for more than 50 years, with tours earning him a huge amount. Some of his concerts even cross the 4-hour mark. Recording his first album in the year 1973, the star has won 20 Grammys, a Tony, an Oscar, five MTV videos Music Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World 2021

His 1984 album, Born the USA has become one of the top-selling albums of all time and made his a household name.  As of now, Bruce Springsteen's net worth is about $500 million, making his one of the world's richest singers.

Wrap Up

This is the ultimate list of the top 10 richest singers in the world in 2021. These ladies and gentlemen collect the fruits of their hard work and enjoy their popularity today.  And that's it for now. We hope you found this post interesting.

How many of these singers did you expected to appear on this list of the top 10 richest singers in the world? Was your favourite singer on this list?  Share in the comment section below.

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