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Top 10 Highest Paid Musicians In The World Right Now

The music industry is one of the rich and lucrative industries in the world. Nowadays music is a major part in the daily life of many people. Their demand for good music has already created a billion dollars global music industry. Like the Hollywood film industry, the US music industry is the largest industry for music in the world. According to Global Music Reports, the estimated revenue of the industry is $18 billion right now.

The soul of this large industry are the musicians. As a part of the giant industry, they have managed to make big money in different avenue. Many of them are one of the richest persons in the world. In June,2017 ; Forbes has released its "100 highest paid celebrities of 2017" list. We can see many popular musicians have made their names in this list. The net worth combines their album sales, streaming, concert tours, merchandise and endorsement deals.

So, which musicians are the biggest money makers in 2017. Here are the list of top 10 highest paid musicians in the world right now -

Top 10 Highest Paid Musicians In The World Right Now:

10.Metallica (net worth - $66.5 million)


The American metal group Metallica peaks at 10th position in this list. They have released their latest studio album " self-destruct" on November,2016. Currently the band is touring to promote the album. The band is also one of the highest paid metal bands for  concert tours. Over the past years they have been making a large amount of money off their merchandise. This has resulted them having a net worth of $66.5 million.

9.Adele (net worth - $69 million)


American pop singer Adele is one of the highest paid celebrities in the world. She is well known for her record breaking awards and achievements. Till now she has released three studio albums. Also She finished her third concert tour "Adele Live 2016". According to Forbes, she is a rare musician who makes most of her money on album sales. Her album 25 is one of the best selling albums. She also earns a lot from her concert tours. Right now her net worth is $69 million.

8.Bruce Springsteen (net worth - $75 million)


Popularly known as The Boss, Bruce Springsteen is an American rock singer and songwriter. He is one of the world's highest selling artists. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. His memoir " Born to Run" is well known for making a record $10 million in advanced. He released a compilation album "Chapter and Verse" in September, 2016. But he still makes a huge amount of bucks on the road. In 2016, he came back in live shows with his "The River Tour". He is the 8th highest paid musician in the world right now with a net worth of $75 million.

7. Justin Bieber (net worth - $83.5 million)


Canadian pop singer, Justin Bieber has been making a lot of money from a young age. His last album " Purpose " became one of the best selling albums of all time. He has sold a total of 100 million records to becoming one of the highest selling artists in the world. With the "Purpose Tour" he has done a total of 150 shows all around the world. The singer has collected the largest annual haul of his career by his album and tour. He also has a endorsement deal with Calvin Klein clothing. Recently he released his own set of emojis called JustMoji. According to Forbes his net worth is $83.5 million.

6.Guns N' Roses (net worth - $84 million)


Featuring classic members Axl Rose , Slash and Duff McKagan, the hard rock band Guns N' Roses is currently touring the "Not in This Lifetime.... Tour". The band is one of the highest selling bands of all time with over 100 million worldwide records sales. The band is still going strong with the current tour. By the end of the year they will complete a total of 130 shows. Currently the band is the 6th highest paid musician in the world with a net worth of $84 million.

Top 10 Highest Paid Musicians In The World Right Now:

5.ColdPlay (net worth - $88 million)


The popular British rock band ColdPlay achieved worldwide fame with their single " Yellow" in 2000. Right now the band is one of the highest paid bands in the world. They are currently touring "A Head Full Of Dreams Live Tour". They are now playing arenas and stadiums around the world at a gross worth of $5 million per show, the biggest payday of their career. Recently they performed at the Super Bowl with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. By end of the year they will finish a total of 123 live shows. The band is 5th highest paid musician right now with a net worth of $88 million.

4.The Weeknd (net worth - $92 million)


27 year old Canadian singer, The Weeknd might be new in the music scene, but he has already surpassed a lot of musicians in term of money making. With two million combined units sales, his latest album " Starboy" is certified double platinum by the RIAA. Currently he is touring with his "Starboy - Legend of the Fall Tour" at a gross worth of $1.1 million per show. Last year he signed an endorsement deal with Puma. With a net worth of $92 million he is the 4th highest paid musician in 2017.

3.Drake - (net worth - $94 million)


Canadian rapper Drake is the most streamed artist  in the world right now. He has released his latest studio album "Views" in 2016. The album was well acclaimed critically and commercially. With a total of 4.14 million combined sales it was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. He earned a lot of bucks from his recently completed "Boy Meets World Tour". He also collects a lot from his endorsement dealers Apple , Nike and Sprite. With a net worth of $94 million, Drake is the 3rd highest paid musician in the world right now.

2.Beyoncé (net worth - $105 million)


American singer, Beyoncé is the 2nd highest paid celebrity in the world right now. She made a huge return to music with her sixth studio album "Lemonade". The album was certified platinum by the RIAA and also peaked the Billboard solo no. 1. Her last " Formation World Tour " has grossed a quarter billion dollars. She also owns a streaming service named Tidal. Her investments in Tidal and Sprint (American telecommunications company) resulted a rise this year. With a net worth of $105 million, she is the 2nd highest paid musician as well as celebrity in the world right now.

1.Sean Combs (net worth - $130 million)


American rapper Sean Combs aka Diddy tops the list with a net worth of $130 million. Not only the musicians list but also he tops the "Forbes 100 Highest Paid Celebrities in 2017" list. All thanks to his latest "Bad Boy Reunion Tour". But for a while now his main money making sources are his business ventures like Diago's Ciroc Vodka , Sean John Clothing and Combs Enterprise. He has earned an estimated of $70 million from those business ventures. By the way he is currently working on his TBA album " No Way Out 2".


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