Richest musicians in the world – Music makes the world go round. The best musicians are the ones who are demanded by the fans. That demand is turned over into fortune and now these musicians are some of the richest people in the world. The musicians on this list are some of the top musicians in the industry, but how much are they really worth? Between sold out world tours, top charting albums and numerous endorsement deals, these musicians are swimming in cash.
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Even if you think you know who may be the richest in the world, after things like taxes and high expenses, you may be shocked at who is left with the most. With musicians that have performed in several different decades, it’s clear that being a musician is not a newly lucrative position.
Check out this list to see 15 of the richest musicians in 2016. Did your favorite artist make the cut?
15. Miley Cyrus – Net Worth: $165 Million
Miley Cyrus‘ net worth is estimated to be a very respectable $165 million.
Miley began growing her fortune at a young age, acting on the Disney show Hannah Montana. She later shed her good girl image and became an international pop star touring all over the world.
Miley’s first studio album, Meet Miley Cyrus, in 2007 sold one million records and earned her over $7 million—the album included her first hit single, “See You Again.”
Cyrus has become a celebrated musical artist for making songs like “Party in the USA,” “Can’t Be Tamed,” “We Can’t Stop” and the chart-topping hit “Wrecking Ball.”
In 2010, Forbes ranked Miley Cyrus in the 13th spot on their list of the highest-paid celebrities. She made her way back on the list in 2014, this time in the 17th spot.
Since her days on Hannah Montana, Cyrus has continued to further her acting career in films like The Last Song and Bolt.