How much is your Favorite Musician Really Worth?

elvisMusicians are among the most respected and wealthy people on the planet. Most of them have good looks, outstanding talent and lots of money. Famous musicians all have the ability to generate huge incomes. Even the lowest paid artist still makes more money than the average person that works a 9 to 5 job. The following information will describe some of the top paid musical talents today and their net worth.

Elvis Presley

Many people know who “the King” is simply because his music, legacy and influence still continues to impact generations today. Elvis Presley died in 1977 but his music and estate generates at least $20 million dollars each year. Most music artist are not able to come close to this figure and many of them are alive and thriving. When Presley was alive he had a net worth of $300 million. The King still remains a powerful music talent long after his passing.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is another celebrity that has passed on into eternity. Michael’s music and legacy is so off the charts that he has literally sold 35 million records in a single year. What makes this feat really astounding is that he did it shortly after he died. Once again, musical artists that are alive today cannot even touch his success. Jackson had a net worth of $600 million and his music and estate currently generates about $60 million a year.


According to networthinsider, Madonna has a net worth of $800 million. Her total assets, signing deals, holdings and estate might be worth that much but she does not have the success like Elvis or Michael. Madonna does not sell records on the same level as Elvis and Michael each year. She has made more deals with companies that helps her to generate large profits.

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre has a net worth of $650 million. He sold his headphone company to Apple music for 3 billion dollars and this deal put his net worth over the top. However, Dr. Dre does not continue to generate a lot of money for his albums.

Other Entertainers

Mariah Carey is worth $520 million and Jay Z is worth $510. Beyonce is worth $440 million and she is able to generate huge numbers in terms of record sales. Katy Perry was the highest paid artist in 2015 since her net worth shot up to $135 million for that year. Prince’s networth is $300 million. The boy band One Direction followed closely behind her since they were able to generate $130 million within that year. Garth Brooks has a net worth of $94 million and continues to sell many records since coming out his retirement. Keep in mind that these are rough figures that are subject to change. Ultimately, a music entertainer’s net worth stays pretty much the same over the course of their career.