19 Highest Grossing Musicians of All Time

With all the attention that’s being paid to how recording artists are getting screwed on streaming revenue, you might think that musicians are some really poor people. While some artists certainly don’t earn what they should from their craft, just as many have managed to amass some truly impressive fortunes!

On this list, we’re going to share the highest-grossing musicians of all time. Some of these musicians are, in fact, among the ranks of the richest people in the world, especially when you get to the very top of the list! Think you can guess who’s at the top of this list and how much he’s worth? We think you’re going to be pretty surprised…

19. David Bowie

The loss of David Bowie has been felt by music fans the world over. Over the course of his chameleon-like career, David always seemed to be able to capture something about the moment, distilling it into songs that really resonated. You will be missed dearly, Star Man!

Estimated Net Worth: $230 million

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18. Rod Stewart

This Australian singer has long been a favorite the world over. There’s just something about his scraggly voice that gets to people, especially when he’s crooning over a song like “Young Turks.” Geriatric though he may be today, he’s still a very rich man.


Estimated Net Worth: $235 million

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Mary A Lupo / Shutterstock.com

17. Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton has been a fixture of rock music practically since its inception, having been part of the famous group The Yardbirds, which also included Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. We’re sure we don’t need to tell you what Eric’s done since then…

Estimated Net Worth: $250 million

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JStone / Shutterstock.com

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