By Andrea Caccese
Music is fun, creative and amazing. Creating a song is a rewarding process that fills people with joy, and it is one of the most incredible lifestyle experiences to pursue. However, things might get a little bit trickier for those who are looking to break into the industry and become professional full time musicians. The competition is huge and merciless, with literally millions of people trying to make it as the next big thing within any given genre. There are, of course, exceptions. There are artists who managed to make it to the big time, and make a living doing what they love. But what about those who aren’t simply making a living, but a true fortune? Meet some of the wealthiest artists of all time.
No. 5 - Bono
The charismatic U2 frontman might get a few haters here and there, but he must have even more supporters, as his net worth is estimated at over $600 million dollars.
No. 4 - Cèline Dion
One of the most popular songstresses of all time, Cèline Dion owes much of her fame and success to her classic "My Heart Will Go On", featured within the hit film “Titanic". Her net worth gets closer to $800 millions.
No. 3 - Herb Alpert
Some of you might say "who?" But this guy was the who's who (pun intended) of 70s music. A net worth estimated at $850 millions speaks for itself.
No. 2 - Paul McCartney
The Beatles have been and continue to be one of the world’s most popular bands. They sold millions of copies and their music is still quite high on demand. Sir Paul’s inclusion in this list is not surprising, although he’s not quite at the top yet even with a 1.2 billion net worth.
No. 1 - Andrew Lloyd Webber
This composer is the wealthiest living musician, particularly owing his fortune to his work as a composer and songwriter. He wrote songs for Elvis, as well as soundtracks for films and musicals, including The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more. He built a 1.5 billion dollars empire on royalties, licensing, record sales and tickets.
At the end of the day, here at The Foxgrove, it’s never about money: it’s all about passion and fun. Come share yours and start creating music with our introduction to electronic music class.
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