Music fans see their music idols as someone that possesses a cool job, touring around the world and doing what they really love – playing their music. At the outset, that’s what it looks like, but not all musicians can get a lot of cash. A lot of artists have to go on tours so that they can make money and then come up with various gigs on the side in order to get brand deals. Yet when you take a look at iconic musicians, there are those that really play it smart.
Several musicians and DJs were able to make a lot of money in different ways they can think of. The list below is based on Forbes’ recent Highest Paid Celebrities. From there, the musicians are sifted out and those that have made it at the top of the list are the ones below.
You might not be familiar with his real name, but he is the ever popular American rapper under the stage names Diddy, P. Diddy, and Puff Daddy. He is not only just an average rapper. He is also a singer, actor, songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer. He is at the top of the list, which is partially due to one of his tours named Bad Boy Reunion Tour. However, as of recently, his biggest money sources are from his business ventures, like his clothing line and Diageo’s Ciroc vodka.
With her return album Lemonade, she has made a huge return on it. It led to her successful merchandise, tour and a whole lot more. This is why it is not a surprise that she is at the top of the list with a net worth of USD105 million. Her investments with Tidal and Sprint went on a rise just recently.
Drake is considered as one of the most popular rappers in the music scene right now. He had made it really close to the top in the Forbes list. At the moment, he is dedicating his time to touring and also being the artist most-streamed. He even has endorsements with Sprite, Apple, and Nike.
Being relatively new in the music scene, he has already passed a lot of artists when it comes to earnings. Based on Forbes, he has a net worth of USD92 million. Part of his net worth is from touring, but also with his endorsement deal with Puma from last year.
This amazing British band is still strong through the years. They even performed at the Super Bowl with Bruno Mars and Beyonce.
Aside from Coldplay, this rock band is still intact and going strong with their touring. Their original members were, according to Forbes, seeking over USD100 million just to reunite. It must be true since their net worth is getting close to the placement list.
This singer is still able to maintain his career intact right when he entered adulthood and has even made a lot of money while he is doing it. Some of his sources came from touring, but they are also coming from endorsement deals, such as from Calvin Klein underwear. Know More