The music industry pays really well, so the most popular singers in the industry earn quite a lot of money. A few are worth more than half a billion dollars. If you didn’t know the net worth of your favorite singer, rapper or artist, refer to the following list of top 10 richest singers. You might be blown away by just how much each one is worth!


Top Richest Singers – Female

Here is a list of the highest paid artists in the female category:


1. Madonna

Also known as the queen of pop, Madonna stands on top of the list for the richest singers that the industry has seen. She is a US-based singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman who has remained and continues to be an inspiration for many young and upcoming artists. Some of her best-selling albums are ‘True Blue’ and ‘Erotica.’ She has a net worth of $800 million!


2. Celine Dion

This Canadian vocalist has managed to take up genres such as rock, R&B, gospel and classical with her brilliant vocals. She has won 5 Grammys and has also been honored as one of the best-selling artists of all times. With over 200 million records sold worldwide, Dion stands at a net worth of $800 million.


3. Dolly Parton

Parton is yet another leading female artist who has been a part of the music industry for quite some time now. She is best known for her mesmerizing contributions to country music. She has given the industry singles that remained at number 1 on multiple music charts across various regions. She stands at a net worth of $500 million. Use this YouTube to MP3 tool to download her songs from YouTube.


4. Beyoncé

Beyoncé is definitely the best female singer alive in the industry, as proven by her immense celebrity status. She has been in the music industry since 1997 and has made major contributions to R&B and pop. She remains one of the richest singers in the industry with a net worth of $350 million.


5. Mariah Carey

Another American singer, Mariah Carey, has been active in the music industry since 1990. She has sold more than 200 million records globally throughout the duration of her singing career. Carey is best recognized for her versatility when it comes to singing. She has a net worth of $300 million as of today.


Top Richest Singers – Male

Here is a list of the highest paid singers in the male category:


1. Jay-Z

One of the world’s bestselling music artists, Jay-Z belongs to New York City. He has secured 21 Grammy Awards and holds the record for most albums on the Billboard 200 ranked number 1. He has also been listed among the 100 greatest artists of all time by the Rolling Stones. He remains on top of the industry as one of the richest artists with a net worth spanning $900 million. Download his songs from YouTube with this YouTube to MP3 converter.


2. Dr. Dre

Dre is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper who has mastered music genres such as hip-hop, gangsta rap, and G-funk. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is also known to have launched protégés such as Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent. He is one of the richest singers in the industry at a current net worth of $830 million.


3. Ice Cube

Ice Cube rose to fame in 1984 when he began his singing career alongside C.I.A. (a musical group). Later, he collaborated with Dr. Dre and Eazy E and created N.W.A. He has also starred in a couple of movies such as Ride Along and XXX. He dabbles in musical genres such as hip-hop, gangsta rap, and political hip-hop. He is one of the richest rappers in the American music industry with a net worth of $160 million.


4. Drake

Drake is a famous Canadian singer, rapper and songwriter who appeared as an actor on the TV series ‘Degrassi.’ His debut album was released in 2010, which ranked number 1 on the US Billboard 200. He tops the best-selling music artist’s list with 10 million albums and 86 million singles global sales. Moreover, he ranks amongst the richest rappers in the industry at a net worth of $100 million.


5. Akon

An American singer, rapper, songwriter and a prestigious businessman, Akon rose to fame in 2004 after the release of his debut album single, titled ‘Locked Up.’ He is also known to have secured number 1 and number 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice consecutively. Forbes has ranked Akon as the 80th most powerful celebrity in 2010. His net worth stands at $80 million!


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