Top 20+ Richest Singers in The World (Updated 2021)

Music is a medicine that makes you forget about all your worries and takes you to another world that is full of hope and positivity. The ultimate goal of all the artists who produce and deliver music is for the entertainment of their audience. But along with that, they make a lot of money. Today we have curated a list of the 20 richest singers in the world.

It is said that music never dies; hence it has become a source of income for many people. Many individuals have become multi-millionaires by providing their skills and talent in this particular field.

Richest Singers In The World

Ever wondered who the wealthiest singers in the world are? We have compiled for you a list of the Top 20 wealthiest singers.

Read the article and find which artists made it to the list along with their net worth. 

Top 20 Richest Singers In The World (The Updated List)

Today we have made the list of the 20 richest singers in the world here.

1. Paul McCartney 

Networth: $1.2 billion

Born – 18th June 1942

Most Popular Songs: Maybe I’m Amazed, Band on the Run

Paul McCartney was a co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles, one of the most famous bands. After the band disbanded, Paul pursued his career as a solo artist. He later created a band called Wings with his first wife and Denny Laine.

Paul McCartney 

His solo career made him achieve a whopping 18 Grammy Awards. His voice will soothe your soul. He is one of the wealthiest singers in the world right now.

2. Madonna 

Net worth – $850 million 

Born – 16th August 1958

Most Popular Songs – Like a Prayer, Vogue

You say, Queen of Pop, we say Madonna. Her versatile singing in the pop genre earned her the name Queen of Pop in the industry—no wonder she is the second wealthiest singer globally.


Madonna is cited as a role model for many artists. She has sold over 300M records worldwide and has touched people’s hearts through her music. She has earned multiple awards for her songs.

3. Celiene Dion 

Net worth – $800 million

Born – 30th March 1968

Most Popular Songs – My heart will go on, The Power Of Love.

When someone talks about hitting those high notes, the mind connects it to Celiene Dion. She is a renowned Canadian artist known for her impactful and skilled vocals. She remains the best-selling artist with sales of more than 200 million worldwide.

Celiene Dion 

Hearing her sing live makes you feel emotions you have never felt before and literal bolts of electricity passing through your skin. She has won 257 awards in this music career and remains the third richest singer.

4. Dolly Parton

Net worth – $600 million

Born – 19th January 1946

Most Popular Songs – Here you come again, Jolene

Dolly Parton is more than just a successful country singer. She is a songwriter, an actress, author, and businesswoman who knows how to operate multiple instruments. No wonder she is the fourth richest person.

Dolly Parton

A multi-talented woman who won the hearts of country music fanatics. She also appeared in the most famous kid tv show, Hannah Montana as Miley’s Godmother. She has won 11 Grammy awards and, in total, received 189 awards in her career.

5. Julio Iglesias

Net worth – $600 million

Born – 23rd September 1943

Most Popular Songs – Me Olvide De Vivir, Abrazame.

Believe it or not, along with being a renowned Spanish singer and songwriter, Julio Iglesias is also a professional footballer. Iglesias has sold over 100 million records in fourteen different languages.

Julio Iglesias

It is estimated that throughout his music career, he held 4000+ concerts for over 50+ million people on different continents. With such a successful career, Iglesias was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Iglesias played for Real Madrid Castilla and is also awarded as Knight of the Legion of Honor. 

6. Rihanna 

Net worth – $600 million

Born – 20th February 1988

Most Popular Songs – Umbrella, Diamonds

Riri, as the entire world calls her, Rihanna is a singer and an actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She has taken part in multiple charity works and causes and raised millions for people in need.


Riri is also known for her fashion style and beauty products. Fenty by Rihanna is currently the highest-charting in cosmetics with more positive reviews. This Queen amazes us with her beautiful voice through different albums and live concerts.

7. Beyonce

Net worth – $ 500 million

Born – 4th September 1981

Most Popular Songs –Single Ladies, Crazy in Love

Beyonce has one of the most versatile voices of all time. No wonder she is the 7th richest singer right now. She debuted as the lead vocalist in a band called The Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups. After the group’s disbandment, Beyonce started her solo career and is now one of the best female singers in the country.


Beyonce is married to one of the most famous rappers, Jay-Z. She has won 28 Grammy’s in total and is considered an influential role model for many women out there.

8. Gloria Estefan 

Net worth – $500 million

Born – 1st September 1957

Most Popular Songs – Rhythm is gonna get you, Conga

When someone mentions the most famous and richest Cuban American singer, Gloria Estefan comes to our mind. She began her journey in music as a lead singer in the band Miami Latin Boys, which was then changed to Miami Sound Machine.

Gloria Estefan 

Her vocals are so pure. She has won three Grammy awards, and in addition to it, she has received many other awards. No wonder she is the eighth richest singer on our list.

9. Trisha Yearwood 

Net worth – $450 million

Born – 19th September 1964

Most Popular Songs – She’s in love with the boy, Georgia Rain

With a net worth of $400 M, Trisha Yearwood is an American singer, an actress, an author, and a television personality. She continued to dominate the charts in country music and is a versatile singer. She has won 3 Grammy nominations and 1 Emmy Awards.

Trisha Yearwood 

10. Victoria Beckham

Net worth – $450 million

Born – 17th April 1974 

Most Popular Songs – I’m not such an innocent girl, Midnight Fantasy 

Voice, personality, and a fashion sense, Victoria Beckham has got it all. In the 1990s, she rose to prominence as a member of the Spice Girls’ group. After the split, Victoria began her solo career and was signed under Virgin Records and continued to dominate the charts since then. She also handles her fashion label and is married to David Beckham.

Victoria Beckham

11. Johnny Mathis

Net worth – $420 million

Born – 30th September 1935

Most Popular Songs – What will mary say, Chances are

Johnny Mathis is a singer and a songwriter in the genre of Pop and jazz. Even at the age of 85, he still makes very soothing music. His albums went Gold and platinum, and there are almost more than 60 songs that chart on Billboard.

Johnny Mathis

Mathis also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is also included in the Grammy Hall of Fame, not just for one recording but three.

12. Barbara Streisand

Net worth$400 million

Born – 24th April 1942

Most Popular Songs – Woman in love, Tell him

Barbara Streisand is an American singer-songwriter. She is also an actress and filmmaker. Streisand has won multiple awards in entertainment such as Grammys, Emmys, and Oscars throughout her entire career.

Barbara Streisand

She is the 10th richest singer on our list. She is also noted as one of the powerful women in show business and known for her works in liberal politics and philanthropy.

13. Taylor Swift 

Net worth – $400 million

Born – 13th December 1989

Most Popular Songs – Look what you made me do, love story

The 1989 born singer Taylor swift is one of the most popular singers and the fifteenth richest female as of 2021. Her lyrics are based on her personal life and have received praises and media coverage from all over the industry.

Taylor Swift 

Swift has sold 200+ million records and is one of the best-selling and chart-topping music artists.

14. Shania Twain

Net worth – $400 million

Born – 28th August 1965

Most Popular Songs – You’re still the one, Any man of mine

Shania Twain, a Canadian singer, and songwriter has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling female artists in the world of country music. Queen of country music, you ask? We say, Shania Twain. Billboard named her as one of the leaders for country-pop in the 90s.

Shania Twain

15. Garth Brooks

Net worth – $380 million

Born – 7th February 1962

Most Popular Songs – The dance, Friends in low places

Garth Brooks began to gain popularity after introducing a little bit of pop and rock in the world of country music. This made him earn chart-breaking records along with many awards.

Garth Brooks

He has won over 2 Grammy Awards and was nominated for 13. He won multiple other awards, and he also received a Grammy on the Hill Award.

16. Jennifer Lopez

Net worth – $362 million

Born – 24th July 1969

Most Popular Songs – On the floor, Pa Ti

Jennifer Lopez, also known as JLo, has been an influential role model for millions of artists. Her vocals are extraordinary, with beautiful lyrics. She is considered a pop icon and has managed to establish her dominance in movies, and is also considered the highest Latin paid actress.

Jennifer Lopez

17. Toby Keith 

Net worth –  $365 million

Born – 8th July 1961

Most Popular Songs –  Should’ve Been a Cowboy, American Soldier

Toby Keith is a country singer and a songwriter, actor, and record producer. His various albums earned him Gold and higher certifications. He starred and wrote one of the most popular films, Beer for my horses. Keith also received the Country Artist of the decade award from Billboard. 

Toby Keith 

18.  Cher – $360 million

Net worth –  $360 million

Born – 20th May 1946

Most Popular Songs – Dark Lady, We all sleep alone

One of the most famous and 18th richest singers, Cher has a voice that does not go unnoticed. She has worked in multiple areas of entertainment. In a Rolling stone article, her career was pronounced as one of the best in the history of popular music. She has sold 100+ million records globally and is also included in the Hollywood walk of Fame


19. Katy Perry 

Net worth –  $330 million

Born – 25th October 1984

Most Popular Songs – Dark Horse, Roar

Katy Perry, an American singer, and songwriter has given her audience some mind-boggling albums and singles. Perry was also one of the judges in American Idol alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. She has won over 100 awards and is the 19th wealthiest singer of 2021.

Katy Perry 

20. Lady Gaga 

Net worth – $320 million

Born – 8th March 1986

Most Popular Songs – Poker Face, Telephone

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga, is one of the most versatile singers of this generation. In 2011, Rolling stones named her Queen of Pop based on her sales records and social media presence.

Lady Gaga 

She has won a total of 12 Grammy awards along with multiple other awards in different categories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the best singers in the world right now?

This depends from person to person and the choice of music they prefer. If we were to list some of the best singers in the world, they would be Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Billie Elish, and the list goes on.

Who is the youngest richest celebrity?

Right now, the youngest richest celebrity is Jo Jo Siwa, with a net worth of $14 million.

Who is the youngest billionaire currently?

Kevin David Lehmann, the youngest billionaire, is the heir to a German drugstore with a net worth of $3.3 billion

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Final Thoughts:

These are the Top 20 richest singers of 2021. Their versatile voice, talent, and popularity have made them rich in the world of music and entertainment.

Hope we were able to provide just what you were looking for. Let us know in the comment section below your thoughts on these 20 richest singers.

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