Top 10 Richest Singers in the World in 2016 by Networth and Income

Talent is one of the biggest blessings one can have, because it is the one thing that doesn’t diminish with the passage of time. Success and money come and go, and so does fame. But with talent, you can make all of them stay. There are people who don’t discover their talents, but achieve success through alternative ways. Some do discover their talents, but remain on the back-seat of the theater  and then, there are others who make it onto the stage with their talents. Here are a few distinguished names in the music industry who called  top 10  Richest singers the world in 2015.10. Elton John, 9. Barbra Streisand, 8. Celine Dion, 7. Jimmy Buffett, 6. Sean Combs, 5. Jay-Z, 4. Mariah Carey,3. Bono, 2. Madonna, 1. Paul McCartney.

Top 10 Richest Singers in the World in 2014Top 10 Richest Singers in the World in 2016 by Networth and Income

Elton John:-

Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John   is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor.

  • Net worth: $320 Million
  • Records Sold: 250 Million
  • Born: March 25, 1947 (age 66), Pinner, London, United Kingdom
  • Spouse: David Furnish (m. 2005), Renate Blauel (m. 1984–1988)
  • Children: Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
  • Music group: Bluesology
  • Age: 65
  • Country: England
  • Genre: Roch, R&B, Pop rock
  • Occupation(s): Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer

Barbra Streisand:-

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer, and director.

  • Net worth:$340 Million
  • Records sold: 140 Million
  • Born: April 24, 1942 (age 71), Williamsburg, New York City, New York, United States
  • Spouse: James Brolin (m. 1998), Elliott Gould (m. 1963–1971)
  • Children: Jason Gould
  • Albums: Memories, Guilty, Duets, Love Is the Answer, more
  • Age: 70
  • Country: U.S
  • Genre: Broadway, Jazz, Traditional Pop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Film producer, director

Celine Dion:-

Celine Dion

Celine Marie Claudette Dion, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990 she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

  • Records sold: 200 Million
  • Net worth: $400 Million
  • Born: March 30, 1968 (age 45), Charlemagne, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Spouse: Rene Angelil (m. 1994)
  • Children: Rene-Charles Angelil, Nelson Angelil, Eddy Angelil
  • Age: 44
  • Country: Canada
  • Genre:  Pop, Dance, Rock
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, actress, Composer

Jimmy Buffett:-

Jimmy Buffett

James WilliamJimmyBuffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle, and the often humorous things he has experienced throughout his life. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including “Margaritaville” (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of “Songs of the Century”) and “Come Monday”. He has a devoted base of fans known as “Parrotheads”.

  • Net worth: $400 Million
  • Born: December 25, 1946 (age 67), Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jane Slagsvol (m. 1977), Margie Washichek (m. 1969–1972)
  • Children: Savannah Jane Buffett, Sarah Delaney Buffett, Cameron Marley Buffett
  • Age: 66
  • Country: U.S
  • Genre: Country, Soft rock
  • Records sold: N/A
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Businessman, File producer, Actor

Sean Combs:-

Sean Combs

Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York.

  • Net worth: $475 Million
  • Born: November 4, 1969 (age 44), Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children: Justin Dior Combs, Christian Casey Combs, Jessie James Combs, D’Lila Star Combs, Chance Combs
  • Movies and TV shows: Get Him to the Greek, Monster’s Ball, more
  • Music group: Diddy-Dirty Money (2007 – 2012)
  • Age: 43
  • Country: U.S
  • Genre: Hip Hop, R&B
  • Records sold: N/A
  • Occupation(s): Actor, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Media executive



Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America.

  • Net worth: $475 Million
  • Born: December 4, 1969 (age 44), Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Full name: Shawn Corey Carter
  • Spouse: Beyonce Knowles (m. 2008)
  • Children: Blue Ivy Carter
  • Age: 43
  • Country: U.S
  • Genre: Hip Hop
  • Records sold: 50 Million albums
  • Occupation(s): Rapper

Mariah Carey:-

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and philanthropist. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Carey came to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Under guidance of Columbia Records executive and later husband Tommy Mottola, she continued booking success with followup albums Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993), and Merry Christmas (1994), Carey was established as Columbia’s highest-selling act.

Daydream (1995) made music history when its second single “One Sweet Day”, a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains the longest-running number-one song in U.S. chart history. During the recording of the album, Carey began to deviate from her R&B and pop beginnings and slowly traversed into hip hop. This musical change became evident with the release of Butterfly (1997), at which time Carey had separated from Mottola.

  • Records sold: 200 Million
  •  Net worth: $500 Million
  • Born: March 27, 1970 (age 43), Huntington, New York, United States
  • Spouse: Nick Cannon (m. 2008), Tommy Mottola (m. 1993–1998)
  • Children: Moroccan Scott Cannon, Monroe Cannon
  • Parents: Alfred Roy Carey, Patricia Hickey
  • Age: 42
  • Country: U.S
  • Genre: Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Dance
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Philanthropist, Actress, Model



Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2.

  • Net Worth:  $600 Million
  • Born: May 10, 1960 (age 53), Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Full name: Paul David Hewson
  • Spouse: Ali Hewson (m. 1982)
  • Children: Eve Hewson, Jordan Hewson, Elijah Hewson, John Hewson
  • Music groups: U2 (Since 1976), Band Aid (1964 – 1984), Artists United Against Apartheid, Band Aid 20 (2004)
  • Age: 52
  • Country: Ireland
  • Genre: Rock, Alternative rock
  • Records sold: N/A
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Activist, Philanthropist



Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

  • Net worth: $650 Million
  • Born: August 16, 1958 (age 55), Bay City, Michigan, United States
  • Children: Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, Rocco Ritchie, Mercy James, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
  • Spouse: Guy Ritchie (m. 2000–2008), Sean Penn (m. 1985–1989)
  • Movies: W.E., Body of Evidence, Evita, Swept Away, more
  • Age: 54
  • Country: U.S
  • Genre: Pop, Rock, Dance, Electronic
  • Records sold: 300
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress, Producer, Director, Fashion designer, Author, Philanthropist

Paul McCartney:-

Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney,  is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer.

  • Net Worth:  $800 Million
  • Born: June 18, 1942 (age 71), Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.80 m
  • Compositions: Yesterday, Hey Jude, A Day in the Life, Blackbird, more
  • Music groups: The Beatles (1960 – 1970), Wings (1971 – 1981), more
  • Spouse: Nancy Shevell (m. 2011), Heather Mills (m. 2002–2008), Linda McCartney (m. 1969–1998)
  • Children: Stella McCartney, James McCartney, Heather McCartney, Mary McCartney, Beatrice McCartney
  • Age: 70
  • Country: England
  • Genre: Rock, Pop, Classical, Electronic
  • Records sold: 100 Million albums, 100 Million singles
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Film producer, Businessman

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