The World’s 10 Richest Musicians

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Fewer may get rich from popular music than once upon a time, but that is not to say that no one does.

As reported by CNN at the end of last year, a number of recording artists currently roaming the Earth boast personal fortunes close to, or even comfortably in excess of, a half-billion bucks.

Below we’ve taken the world’s 10 wealthiest recording artists and sorted them out by their PeekScores; our metric for gauging online impact, influence, presence, and activity. We can’t comment with authority on the quality of their latest albums, nor even the diversity of their portfolios, but we can tell you a lot about the digital footprints of each of these pop giants.

You can learn a lot about each of their digital footprints as well by clicking on the items in the list below and being led to the corresponding musician’s PeekYou profile. There you will find piles of links for social pages, home pages, label pages, places to buy music, places to hear music, places to watch videos, and so much more.

Rank Picture Name Wealth PeekScore

Madonna $800 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Paul McCartney $660 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Dr. Dre $650 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Jay-Z $510 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Elton John $450 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Beyoncé $440 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Bono $590 Million 10.00 / 10.00

Mariah Carey $520 Million 9.67 / 10.00

Celine Dion $630 Million 9.22 / 10.00

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs $640 Million 8.59 / 10.00