Listening to music creates different feelings in different listeners. It is those listeners who determine if the music is good by the number of albums and records they buy. Not all those who venture into the music world will succeed. They need not only a great voice that is good for listening to, they need a good ear for music and be able to create great sound.
These are the top 10 richest singers in the world right now who have captured our souls with their sound and soared in their careers.
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10. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez was born in 1969 and is an American actress and singer. She has also had great success with her pop and dance music career. She has worked on the TV show, American Idol and also released an album, AKA in June of 2014. Working with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, Lopez helped to create the song, We Are One for the World Cup. Her acting career featured her in the thriller, The Boy Next Door and on the small screen; she played opposite Ray Liotta in, Shades of Blue.
Jennifer Lopez has worked with Janet Jackson in her videos and tours. You can find Lopez in Jackson’s video, That’s the Way Love Goes. By the year 2004, she has achieved a fortune estimated to be worth $255 million from her many talents as a singer, actress, and being co-owner of Sweetface Fashions. Today it is estimated, Jennifer Lopez has a net worth of $360 million.
9. Toby Keith
Toby Keith is an American actor, record producer, songwriter, and country-western music singer. He grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and showed an interest in guitar and music by the early age of nine. He began work in the oil fields and played football as a semi-pro before entering the music industry in the 1980s. He tried his talent in nightclubs for a few years and then headed to Nashville.
Toby Keith’s debut album brought him several successful songs including the hit, Should’ve Been a Cowboy. Keith has a Ford sponsorship and is also owner of the, I Love This Bar And Grill restaurant chain along with his success if releasing hit music. It is estimated his net worth has reached $360 million.
8. Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand has achieved her wealth through TV, songwriting, films, and music. She can take claim to 33 successful studio albums and has won eight Grammy Awards. Streisand’s acting took off with her performance of, Funny Girl which won her a Best Actress Award and from there she went into producing, directing and starring in other films such as, Prince of Tides.
Barbara Streisand’s fame began when she was still a teenager in New York. Singing in nightclubs and making guest appearances on shows like the, Tonight Show. Streisand is the only entertainer to receive an Oscar, Tony, and National Endowment for the Arts, Cable Ace, Golden Globe, Grammy, Emmy, and Peabody awards. Her other achievements include an American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement honor and Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award. It is estimated Barbara Streisand’s net worth is $370 million.
7. Celine Dion
Celine Dion was born in Canada and has made her fortune from singing emotional pop ballads. She won a Grammy with her song, My Heart Will Go On which became the theme to the movie, Titanic. Celine is the youngest in her family. She began to sing at an early age with her siblings in a small club her parents owned. By the time she was a teenager had already become popular in Europe and Japan.
According to Sony, Dion has sold more than 200 million albums across the globe. She has won five Grammy Awards and has her own brand of perfume, Celine Dion: Parfum. Dion also owns a golf club near Montreal and in 1990 began a restaurant chain in Quebec called, Nickels. It is estimated Celine Dion has a net worth of $380 million.
6. Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis was born in Gilmer, Texas and is an American singer who claims music as his career. He has sold more than 350 million albums across the globe and has invested his money wisely to gain his fortune. Mathis plays around in the fashion world, invests smart in the stock and holdings, and owns his own restaurant chain. He also owns a football team which adds to his already successful portfolio.
Johnny Mathis saw a decline in his music career in 2010, but he came back strong and scheduled more appearances and tours. He states he owes his father, Clem Mathis for his success as he taught him all he knows about music. His big break into the music industry was in 1955 when he signed a contract with Columbia Records. It is estimated Johnny Mathis has a net worth of $400 million.
5. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham was born in Wales and attributes her wealth to fashion, modeling and music. Her husband is a football superstar, David Beckham and Victoria is credited with having an incredible business brain. It is said she has come out from her husband’s famous shadow and began a fashion collection that has brought her critical acclaim. Her styles have been seen worn by big names such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Winslet, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Victoria Beckham began her music career as a dancer before landing a spot as a member of the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls became a huge success internationally and they performed at sold-out concerts, including the Spice World movie in 1997. It is estimated Victoria Beckham has a net worth of $450 million.
4. Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan was born in Havana, Cuba and has become one of the most successful musicians of all time. Her first studio album was released in 1977, Live Again/Renacer and since then as recorded and released an album almost every year. There have even been years she released more than one album in a calendar year. Estefan has received critical acclaim for her albums and they have seen a huge commercial success.
Gloria Estefan has won seven Grammy Awards as well as the Hispanic Heritage Award. Other achievements include the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor and the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. Estefan’s success is not limited to singing; she has appeared in documentaries and TV films. She has also written books with one of them reaching the New York Times best-seller list. It is estimated Gloria Estefan has a net worth of $500 million.
3. Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton was born in Tennessee and credits singing for her fortune. She is an extremely well-known country music singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has written more than 3,000 songs including one of her more popular ones, Coat of Many Colors. Parton has also appeared on the big screen and played a part in 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias. Other known titles she appeared in include, Gnomeo & Juliet, Joyful Noise, and Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Dolly Parton is said to be one of the best-selling artists of all time in any genre. She is also credited with being the best female country music singers. Dolly is said to have stated music is what has taken her everywhere and is the greatest love of her life. It is estimated Dolly Parton has a net worth of $500 million.
2. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey was born in New York and achieved her fortune through TV, films and music. She is an American actress, record producer, songwriter, and singer. Carey is noted for her remarkable vocal range and gospel influenced tunes. She reached the top of the pop charts in the 90s and continued on to become one of the top-selling pop artists. Carey married the head of Sony Music and Columbia Records and also signed contracts with these music giants.
Mariah Carey went through some tough professional and personal years, but overcame her troubles in 2005 and made an extraordinary comeback. She reached the top of the charts with her hit, The Emancipation of Mimi, during her comeback. This album won her eight Grammy nominations of which she won three awards. It is estimated Mariah Carey has a net worth of $535 million.
Madonna was born in Michigan and is an American entrepreneur, actress, songwriter, and singer. She uses a mixture of relentless self-promotion and talent to have become one of the most enduring recording artists of the 20th century. One of her talents is being able to change her persona including stepping from a dance club queen, to a balladeer, to a cowgirl as just a few.
Madonna has sold more than 300 million records across the globe and along with her business sense has become one of the wealthiest entertainers of all time. Her concerts continue to break records and she also owns several businesses and performs some film directing. It is estimated Madonna has a net worth of $580 million.
Music draws listeners and the better the song, the more will listen. These musicians have created some of the greatest songs of our time and reached out to millions with their music. They are the top 10 richest singers in the world right now because of their musical and business talents.