Richest Musicians in the World 2024 (Top 15): Jay Z tops the list, check net worth of other best musicians

Jay Z is the richest musician in the world 2024 with his net worth $2.5 billion. Other wealthiest musicians are Rihanna, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett and others.

It’s very rare that you meet someone who does not like music. The passion for music can be found in millions but there are only few who have made not millions but billions by following this passion of theirs. There are some musicians who have been all-time favorite of people and this has led them on the path to become richest musicians in the world. Here we have compiled and presented a list of top 15 richest musicians in the world along with their total net worth. Let us have a look at the list and see if your favorite musician made the cut.

Top 15 Richest Musicians in the World

Below you can check net worth and other important details about world’s richest musicians in 2024:

RankingName of the MusicianNet WorthNationality
 1.Jay Z$2.5 billionUnited States
 2.Rihanna$1.4 billionUnited States
 3.Andrew Lloyd Webber$1.3 billionUnited Kingdom
 4.Paul McCartney$1.2 billionUnited Kingdom
 5.Jimmy Buffett$1 billionUnited States
 6.P-Diddy$900 millionUnited States
 7.Herb Alpert$900 millionUnited States
 8.Madonna$850 millionUnited States
 9.Dr Dre$850 millionUnited States
 10. Bono$800 millionIreland
 11.Taylor Swift$740 millionUnited States
 12.Dolly Parton$650 MillionUnited States
 13.Bruce Springsteen$650 MillionUnited States
 14.Julio Iglesias$600 MillionSpanish
 15.Kanye West$400 millionUnited States
The above ranking is subject to change.

World’s Richest Musicians Details

Time to learn a little bit more about the wealthiest musicians in the world, their basic lifestyle and their journey through the music industry.

We have uncovered below the list of richest musicians in the world in the year 2024:

1. Jay Z

Jay Z

Shawn Corey Carter or Jay Z, as you know him, is a highly acknowledged rapper, media proprietor and record executive. Jay-Z began his musical career in the late 1980s and has done some amazing work in the form of his albums- The Blueprint (2001), The Black Album (2003), American Gangster (2007) and 4:44 (2017). No one compares to him and his reputation precedes him as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history. He has sold 125 million records and won 24 Grammy Awards but it is his business ventures that have led him to the path of becoming a billionaire. He is also the richest male musicians in the world.

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2. Rihanna


Rihanna is one of the billionaire musicians with a whopping net worth of $1.4 billion. She also holds the title of richest female musician in the world. The money she makes comes mostly from her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty and her lingerie brand Savage x Fenty. Music stands third in making Rihanna so immensely rich. Rihanna gained recognition with the release of her first two albums, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl Like Me (2006), both of which peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart.

3. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

One of the greatest musicians of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer and organizer of musical theater. Referred as the most commercially successful composer in history by The New York Times in 2001, Andrew Lloyd Webber has an amazing career in music. He has composed 21 musicals, two film scores, a set of variations, a song cycle and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has received numerous awards, including a knighthood in 1992, 14 Ivor Novello Awards, an Emmy Award, 6 Tonys, a Golden Globe, 3 Grammys, an Academy Award, 7 Olivier Awards, a Brit Award, and many others.

4. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Known as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter and bassist for one of the most popular bands, the Beatles, Sir James Paul McCartney is the fourth richest musicians in the world in 2024. He has won an Academy Award, 18 Grammy Awards and has two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and other as a solo artist in 1999. Other than the Beatles, McCartney was also a part and founder of another most successful band of 1970s, Wings. He has also worked with artists such as Michael Jackson and Kanye West.

5. Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States. He is a noted American musician, singer, actor, and author. He is also involved in restaurant business where he owns Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. He is also one of richest singers in the world with his net worth around $1 billion in 2024.

6. P-Diddy


Sean Combs, more famously known as P. Diddy is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur who began his career in 1990 and has never looked back since then. The large fortune that he has amassed is the result of his hard work not just as musician but his capability as a successful entrepreneur. In 2002, Fortune magazine listed Combs at number twelve on their top 40 of entrepreneurs under 40. Winner of three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, P Diddy was nominated for Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for his clothing line as well. Today, he is counted among the top 10 musician in USA.

7. Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert

Even at the age of 87, Herb Alpert has made his name into the richest musicians of the world which is easy to understand if you look at his fantastic musical career since the 1960s. Known as the most famous trumpeter, Alpert is also the winner of a Tony Award, and eight Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Medal of Arts. Alpert is the only musician to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist. He is today one of the richest musicians in the world.

8. Madonna


Often referred to as the Queen of Pop, Madonna is not only a singer-songwriter but an acknowledged actress as well. Started as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club, Madonna rose to fame with the release of her debut album Madonna in 1983 which peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200. Madonna is the best-selling female music artist of all time with more than 300 million records sold worldwide and has also made her name in 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time and the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. For four consecutive decades, Madonna was featured as the highest grossing female artist by Forbes.

9. Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Ander Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, is a well-known musician who can play a synthesizer, drum machine, sampler and keyboard. He is also the founder and CEO of Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment. Being himself one of the most famous rappers and artists of all times, Dr. Dre has overseen the careers of other celebrated rappers including Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg,  Kendrick Lamar and others. He is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist and has contributed so much towards arts, technology and business.

10. Bono

Paul David Hewson

Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, is a singer-songwriter, activist and philanthropist from Ireland. Other than music and philanthropy, Bono is also widely famous for his business ventures. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2 and has recorded with numerous artists outside the band as well. He was known for his expressive vocal style and grandiose gestures and his lyrics were inspired more by personal experiences. Bono was named one of the Time Persons of the Year in 2005 and was granted an honorary knighthood in 2007 for his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work.

11. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Born on December 13, 1989, Taylor Swift (full name Taylor Alison Swift) is a noted American singer and songwriter, actress, director, and businesswoman. She is one of the best-selling musicians in history with her 200 million records already sold globally. She has also bagged various accolades including 12 Grammy Awards, 92 Guinness World Records, 29 Billboard Music Awards, and 40 American Music Awards.

12. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Born on January 19, 1946, Dolly Parton is a well-known singer-songwriter, philanthropist, actress, and businesswoman. She is best known for her amazing work in country music. She made her album debut with “Hello, I’m Dolly” in 1967. She has already sold over 100 million records worldwide and is willing to give more hits in the coming days.

13. Bruce Springsteen

The full name of Bruce Springsteen is Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen. He is a noted American singer and songwriter. He was born on September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States. He became popular with his album ‘Born to Run’ in 1975.

14. Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter. He is also recognized as the world’s most successful Spanish singer. He was born on 23rd September 1943 in Madrid, Spain. He has 8 children including Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias Jr., and Chabeli Iglesias.

15. Kanye West

Kanye West-richest-Musicians

The position of 15th richest musician in the world 2024 is held by Kanye West who has accumulated his huge wealth through music, real estate and brand endorsement. He is one of the richest singers in the world. His music records have alone sold over 160 million copies and he is the winner of 24 Grammy Awards. He is a rapper, a record producer, an entrepreneur, and also a fashion designer. As of 2024, the net worth of Kanya West is estimated around $400 million. Now aged 45, Kanye West is one of the world’s best-selling music artists.


Who is richest musician in the World?

Jay Z

Who is the 2nd richest musician in the world?


Who is the richest female musician?


Who is the richest American musician?

Jay Z

What is the net worth of Taylor Swift?

$740 million

What is the net worth of Kanye West?

$400 million

22 thoughts on “Richest Musicians in the World 2024 (Top 15): Jay Z tops the list, check net worth of other best musicians”

  1. I’m not trying to argue but you forgot about another singer. Jimmy Buffett with a net worth of $1 Billion. So if you can please try to add Jimmy to the list thank you.

    • Dear Mitchell,

      Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.

      It will be added shortly in this article.

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      Team Edudwar

  2. Taylor Swift actually is richer than Kanye west. Her net worth is $450 million. With her upcoming sold out world tour, she could climb up extremely high considering the dedmand for the tickets.

  3. My dear don’t compare no one to Rihanna . because she’s basically the Queen and she’s the richest darling..
    The act of her Fenty empire and networth is called investment
    So next time please find your pick

  4. Kanye, now Ye, is a sad story. In 2022 he fell into delusion and conspiracy theories and associated with enemies of democracy, civility and kindness.

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  6. So if Kylie or Kim release an album, they jumó to the top? How about just calculating from music? Yeah streaming pays crap and oh god forbid having to tour and tour to make money. Yeah it’s called WORK! Damn Whitney would be BROKE if she started out now. Killer voice , nasty stage presence , and snooze fear. Zzzz

  7. Madonna is worth more than reported‼️ Her art collection alone is over $120 million‼️ She is also the #1 solo touring artist and #1 selling female artist in history with mansions and townhomes all over the world worth over $100 million in total‼️👌🏽

    • Madonna is reportedly worth 850 million now but if u add the 350 million her ex husband Guy Ritchie got in divorce she would ne worth more than a billion mostly from her talent. Not a make up company like Rihanna. Nothing against her though.


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