Saturday, November 12, 2011

Top 10 richest singers in the world

1.Paul McCartney  
Born on:18 June (1942)
Birth place: Liverpool, England

Sir Paul McCartney is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records.McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatlesis Paul McCartney is one of the world’s richest musicians. Even after a costly divorce, Sir Paul’s net worth is estimated at $660 million.Being a member of The Beatles, he had sold over 170 million albums in the United States .

2. Jay-Z.
Born on:December 4, (1969 )
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S

Jay-Z’s worth at $150 million posted by Forbes 2007. Since then, he’s sold Rocawear for $204 and made a $150 million deal with Live Nation. That’s $504 million, not considering deals with Budweiser and Armadale Vodka, and proceeds from 2009's multiplatinum “Blueprint 3?.Jay-Z's most public relationship has been with American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles.

3. Madonna
Born on :August 16, (1958 )
Birth place: Bay City, Michigan, United States

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur.she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos,  Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation.She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records.Forbes has named Madonna the world’s richest female musician, with a “conservative” estimate of $325 million as of 2007. She  reaps huge dividends from her tours. Her vanity label, Maverick Records, has grown into a respectable institution, netting Madonna millions. Extensive real estate holdings enhance Madonna’s excessive wealth.

4. David Bowie
Born on:8 January (1947 )
Birth place:Brixton, London, England

David Bowie is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger.In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single "Fame", co-written with John Lennon, and the hit album Young Americans.Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 140 million albums. In the United Kingdom, he has been awarded 9 Platinum album certifications, 11 Gold and 8 Silver, and in the United States, 5 Platinum and 7 Gold certifications. According to Business Age Magazine, he has in excess of $900 million. While according to The Sunday Times,his wealth is at $151 million. Bawie is one of the world’s richest singers.

5. Sean Combs
Born on :November 4, (1969)
Birth place:New York City, New York, U.S.

 Sean Combs is also known by his stage name Diddy or P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor and men's fashion designer. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records and then founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. Sean Combs is one of the world’s richest singers. In 2011 Forbes estimated his net worth at $475 million, making him the richest figure in hip hop.As founder of Bad Boy Entertainment and the Sean John clothing line, Combs has made heaps of money with his business acumen.

6. Beyoncé
Born on:September 4, (1981)
Birth place:Houston, Texas, United States

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is an American R&B recording artist, actress and fashion designer.Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child.In June 2010, Knowles was ranked second on Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world, and first on its list of the Most Powerful and Influential musicians in the world.As of September 2009, she has sold 75 million records worldwide.
 Princess of hip hop worth $315 million. At 29 years old, Beyoncé is the youngest of the world’s richest singers.

7. Mick Jagger
Born on:26 July (1943)
Birth place: Dartford, Kent, England

Mick Jagger is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor and producer, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band The Rolling Stones.The Rolling Stones started in the early 1960s as a rhythm and blues cover band with Jagger as frontman.He made most of his $288 million the old way, through touring, record sales and merchandising. Sir Mick has also acted in a produced a number of films, such as “Performance” and “Enigma”.

8. Elton John

Born on:25 March (1947)
Birth place:Pinner, Middlesex, England

Elton John is an English singer, composer and pianist. In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all timeHis worth is estimated at $265 million. In addition to several high profile tours, including a joint venture with Billy Joel, Sir Elton John has written music for several films.

9. Céline Dion
Born on :March 30, (1968 )
Birth place:Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada

Celine Dion is a Canadian recording artist and entrepreneur. Dion had first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Céline Dion will always and exclusively be known as the set of pipes behind the “Titanic” theme song . Dion, however, is one of the most successful performers in Las Vegas history. Her net worth of $250 million makes her one of the world’s richest singers, and can be attributed not only to her Vegas show, but worldwide album sales in excess of 200 million.

10. Mariah Carey
Born on:March 27, 1970 (age 41)
Birth place:Huntington, New York, US

Mariah Carey is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress.Carey has sold more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide.She is one of the world’s richest musicians. Her estimated net worth of $225 million can be attributed not only to her success as a singer, but her endorsement deals with Nescafe and, weirdly, Aeon English Language School in Japan.