Music is an art form, a science, and a business. The business of music has changed dramatically over the years. In fact, it’s hard to find any artist who this change hasn’t impacted. From Al Jolson to Taylor Swift, these are the wealthiest music artists of all time:
Madonna is one of the richest music artists of all time. That might seem obvious, given that she’s sold over 300 million albums and won 22 Grammy Awards—but it’s still a feat worth celebrating.
Madonna has been dubbed “the Queen of Pop” for a good reason: from her early days as an NYC club fixture to her current reign as one of the biggest stars on Instagram (she has more followers than any other celebrity in the world).
2. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is one of the most successful singers in history. She began her career at the young age of 12, singing in bars and clubs around her hometown, Quebec City.
Dion has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of only two artists in music history, along with The Beatles, whose sales exceed 100 million units sold separately throughout all formats combined (vinyl/CDs/cassette tapes, etc.). As such, she has amassed an impressive net worth estimated somewhere between $250 million-$350 million!
3. Sean Combs
Sean Combs, better known as Puff Daddy, is an American rapper, actor and producer. He was born on 4 November 1969 in Harlem, New York City. His stage name is an acronym of the full name of his former group, “Diddy – Dirty Money.”
In the early stages of his music career, he used to perform under other names, such as Puffy or Puff Daddy but later adopted the current one for good.
Sean has also acted in several movies, including “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “All About The Benjamins,” and “Maid in Manhattan.” His net worth stands at 1 billion dollars, according to Forbes magazine.
Bono is a singer, musician and activist. He is the lead singer of U2. Bono has been nominated for 22 Grammy Awards and won 11 of them. In the 2000s, Bono was ranked number 88 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
In 2011, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at $750 million, making him one of the wealthiest musicians in the world today.
Diddy is worth an estimated $820 million, and he makes his living through various means. He’s the founder of Sean Johns’s clothing line, Bad Boy Records, and Revolt TV. He also has his vodka brand Deleon Rum and owns part of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team.
In the world of music, there is no shortage of famous artists. Some of them are known for their singing voices while others are recognized for their instrumental talents or dance moves.
Musicians may be rich in talent, but they have to work hard and make sacrifices in order to maintain their status as superstars. However, some have made it big financially too!