Being able to make a career out of something you are most passionate about is the one thing that a lot of people dream of. There are jobs and then there are dream jobs where some get paid extravagantly for having a remarkable talent. Yes, we all want that.
Talent, passion and wealth coming together – isn’t that just the trifecta of success? Depends on how you define the three. But as far as singing in the shower can take you, some have gone way beyond the four walls of their shower to make a career out of music and singing. Here are top 10 of the wealthiest celebrities on the music industry today.
- Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has gone a long way from Poker Face to Applause. Even from her first hits, she has topped the charts and captured the attention of many. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and also known as “The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rock Show”, Lady Gaga has definitely made a name, game and fame for herself with a net worth of $59 million.
- Fleetwood Mac
Pop rock band, soft rock band, British blues rock and anything you can think of, Fleetwood Mac has earned the name of one of the “best selling bands of all time”. Sold more than a 100 million records all over the world, this British-American rock band who was first formed back in July 1967 is not worth $59.5 million.
Sean John Combs, also known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy and Diddy, is an all around artist – from record production to hip hop recording artist. He has won two MTV Music Video Awards and one Grammy Awards and continues to produce hits. Aside from the music industry, Diddy also ventures into acting and entrepreneurship which makes him a net worth of $60 million.
- Justin Timberlake
Sexy Ladies, Sexy Back, Summer Love, Mirrors and everything in between – Justin Timberlake combines music and sexy altogether. Originally a member of the renowned boy band “NSYNC”, JT proceeded to be a solo artist, producing hits and selling records worldwide, which made him $63.5 million richer.
- Calvin Harris
Everyone loves to party and everyone loves a DJ. That’s why Calvin Harris has captured the hearts of many, including the famous pop singer Taylor Swift. A Scottish-born DJ who has produced a number of hits in electro house and dance-pop music and has quite a number of six-figure fees from Giorgio Armani and other endorsements, Calvin Harris proceeded to grow a net worth of $66 million. He and Taylor Swift have been crowned the highest paid couple in the entertainment industry.
- The Eagles
Even without producing any recent hits, The Eagles still maintained the fame and name, and went on a worldwide tour of concerts. With 1970s hits such as Hotel California, I Can’t Tell You Why and Victim of Love, The Eagles are one of the most well-known American rock band all over the world. Music has been good to the group, and still continues to be good as they make the list of wealthiest with a net worth of $73.5 million.
- Taylor Swift
The name itself will turn heads and ears perked. Taylor Swift is everything everyone’s looking for in a singer. With her pop, rock, love songs and any kind of genre, this sweet singer has captured the hearts of many fans – one Calvin Harris in particular. Taylor Swift has produced many hits and many albums in a span of few years. At a young age, she has become one of the wealthiest artists in the industry, with a net worth of $80 million.
- Garth Brooks
Rock music and country music combined? Who would have known it can be as good as every other music genre out there. Garth Brooks, singer and songwriter, has integrated both music genres and made platinum records with his voice and his music. With “If Tomorrow Never Comes” as one of his top hits, Garth Brooks holds a net worth of $90 million.
- One Direction
Children, teens and adults fall over the music and charisma of this young boy band, bringing them to the top of the charts. With hits like What Makes You Beautiful and Best Song Ever, One Direction is etched in the charts for a long time, with a net worth of $130 million.
1 Katy Perry
Topping the list of the wealthiest music artists of today is Katy Perry, who’s probably had all music singles top the charts, back to back. Known all over the world for her music, style and beauty, Katy Perry has sold millions of records and holds a net worth of a staggering $135 million.
Music, as they say, is food for the soul. Regardless of the genre or lyrics, sometimes a song can just reach out to the deep realms of your emotions and touch your soul. It’s what music does. It’s what these musicians do to make their music “rich” (yes, pun intended).