A lot of our most famous musicians are from the UK, such as Paul McCartney and Phil Collins, and these musicians are worth millions if not billions of dollars. If you’ve been wondering who the 20 richest British musicians in the world are, keep reading as we dive into the details below!
1. Paul McCartney – $1.2 Billion
First on our list is Paul McCartney who is best known as a member of The Beatles, and he is the richest British musician with a net worth of more than $1.2 billion. He has had a very successful career as a solo artist as well with hits such as Band On The Run. He has been in the spotlight for more than 60 years as a musician and a lot of his fame comes from royalties, but he has also made film scores and been involved in classical music too.
One of his hobbies is collecting luxury cars including an Aston Martin DB6. He also has a knack for vintage musical instruments and owns a lot of antique pianos and guitars, to name a few.
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2. Andrew Lloyd Webber – $820 Million
Next on our list is Andrew Llyod Webber who has a net worth of around $820 million and is best known for musical theater production. Some of his biggest productions include Evita, Cats, and Phantom Of The Opera. He has won an Emmy, three Grammy Awards, and multiple Ivor Novello awards for his work.
Not only has he produced some of the biggest shows ever, but he also owns a lot of theaters in London through his company Useful Group. Owning all of these theaters just adds to his astounding net worth. He gives back to the art community through his foundation, and he is a collector of vintage and rare wines that he keeps in his cellar.
3. Bono – $700 Million
You probably know the song With Or Without You by U2, which is fronted by lead singer Bono, and he makes our list with a net worth of $700 million. His success in music is almost unheard of, and being the lead singer of U2 is where a lot of his fame comes from.
He is an iconic frontman known for his high-end dark sunglasses. He even partnered with Revo to launch his own brand of sunglasses and then donated $10 from each pair sold to charity. He has a rare guitar collection to add to his fortune, and it includes guitars such as the Irish Falcon by Gretsch.
4. Sting – $550 Million
On our list next is musician Sting who is best known for his role as the lead singer of the band The Police. He has also had a very successful solo career with hits such as Fields Of Gold. His musical career has spanned decades, which is how he has amassed his fortune worth more than $550 million!
He also invests in companies including II Palagio, which is a winery that is known for producing olive oil and wines that are organic. He owns a wine cellar that has a lot of vintage and rare wines. He is also an avid collector of musical instruments including pianos, and he owns a lot of real estate properties in London and America.
5. Elton John – $550 Million
Elton John has a net worth of about $550 million, and his musical career has spanned decades with hits such as I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues. He is one of the most beloved musicians in the world, and with more than 50 years of music under his belt, he has broken records with tours and album sales, which is how he has become so rich.
You probably remember seeing him wearing sunglasses and other designer glasses, and he is known for his extensive collection. Altogether, he owns more than 250,000 different glasses, and he is a well-known connoisseur of art too. He owns a lot of artwork from artists including Irving Penn and several properties including a Windsor estate that is worth over $20 million! Throughout his career, he has raised more than $450 million through the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
6. Keith Richards – $500 Million
Next up is Keith Richards, who you probably know best as the guitar player for the rock band The Rolling Stones. They have had chart-topping songs such as I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter, and Sympathy For The Devil.
Thanks to the royalties from songwriting, tours, and album sales, he has a net worth of around $500 million. As with most of the musicians on our list, he is known for collecting and purchasing luxury items such as Cartier and Rolex watches. He also owns a lot of vintage and custom-made guitars, which adds to his fortune.
7. Mick Jagger – $500 Million
Continuing with The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger makes our list next with a net worth of $500 million. Being the frontman for the group and the huge success The Rolling Stones had is how he made most of his money. He also dabbled in production with his Jagged Films company and has had a solo career outside of the band too.
He is known for owning designer clothes and owns customized suits from brands such as Alexander McQueen. He also has a lot of real estate properties that add to his fortune including a London mansion worth $10 million.
8. Eric Clapton – $450 Million
Eric Clapton doesn’t need an introduction because he is one of the most successful artists in music history, which is why his net worth is around $450 million. He was in bands such as Cream, but it was his solo career where he earned the most money with songs including Tears In Heaven, My Father’s Eyes, and Layla.
He has been touring and selling albums for decades, and it doesn’t look like he will be slowing down anytime soon. He has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is known as one of the best-selling artists ever, so it’s no surprise he’s on this list.
9. Ringo Starr – $350 Million
We don’t need to tell you about The Beatles because we all know how famous the band was, which is why it’s no surprise the drummer, Ringo Starr, is on our list with a net worth of $350 million! A lot of his wealth comes from the success of The Beatles, but his solo career was a big success too with songs such as You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful And You’re Mine).
He also loves art and photography and has had his work at art galleries and exhibitions. He is known for supporting various charities including the Lotus Outreach, which helps support poverty-stricken men and children throughout Cambodia and India.
10. Phil Collins – $350 Million
Up next is legendary musician Phil Collins, who is best known for his work as the drummer and lead singer of Genesis. He has a net worth of $350 million and is known for his solo work such as the iconic song In The Air Tonight. Album sales and tours for both Genesis and his solo work have allowed him to amass his wealth. He collects historical items including memorabilia from the Alamo and is known for wearing high-end watches including from Rolex and Audemars Piguet.
11. Roger Waters – $310 Million
Next is Roger Waters, who has a net worth of $310 million thanks to his contribution as co-founder of the rock group Pink Floyd, known for hits such as Mother and Another Brick In The Wall. He earns a lot of his wealth through royalties and album sales, but also has had a very prosperous solo career as well. One of the biggest contributing factors to his wealth was The Wall Live tour. He also owns Roger Waters Music Overseas, which is a production company.
12. Robbie Williams – $300 Million
Robbie Williams has a net worth of $300 million, and he is best known for being a member of Take That. His solo career was also lucrative with songs such as Angels earning him a Las Vegas residency, and that’s just one of many chart-topping tracks he’s had over the years.
Not only that, but he has other business ventures outside of music such as a clothing line called Farrell. He owns a lot of art too, with pieces including the famous artist Banksy. He owns several real estate properties and is often seen at auctions buying high-end vintage and antique items to put in his multiple homes.
13. Rod Stewart – $300 Million
On our list is Rod Stewart who has a net worth of $300 million, which comes from his career as both a musician and songwriter. He has had over 10 albums that reached number one with a total above a million albums sold throughout the world. You probably know his songs such as Some Guys Have All The Luck and Maggie May.
He has been in the business for decades and is one of the most beloved musicians of all time. His music is still being played today all over the radio and television, and he’s won awards including a Grammy Award for his musical endeavors.
14. Calvin Harris – $300 Million
Next is Calvin Harris, who is a DJ and producer, which contributed to his $300 million net worth. He has had multiple songs top the charts, and tracks like Summer are why he’s so rich. Between album sales, tours, and collaborations with other musicians, he has had nothing short of an illustrious music career.
He is also a real estate mogul, having a Beverly Hills home worth $15 million, and he has been involved in modeling in the past too. In 2015, he was Emporio Armani’s model, so he has a life outside of music that helped him amass his fortune too.
15. Tim Rice – $250 Million
Next is Tim Rice, who has a net worth of around $250 million, and is one of the most famous lyricists in the world. He has helped write musicals including The Lion King, Aladdin, and Evita and has been a co-writer for songs that were massive hits for musicians such as Madonna and Elton John. He is also a philanthropist and founded the Heartaches Cricket Club.
When it comes to helping write some of the most iconic and well-known tracks in music, television, and movies, he has been a powerhouse for decades. It’s no wonder that he has the amount of wealth that he does since everything he writes turns to gold.
16. Adele – $220 Million
Adele makes our list with a net worth of $220 million, and this is thanks to tours and album sales, which have broken many records. Her career has been nothing short of amazing with hit songs such as Rolling In The Deep, Someone Like You, and Hello.
She is an investor too, including having investments in Peep and Spotify. She is known for loving high-end dining experiences and fashion and often is seen wearing Cartier pieces while dining at establishments that have a Michelin star.
17. Ozzy Osbourne – $220 Million
You’ll know the next artist mostly as the lead singer of the band Black Sabbath, which helped Ozzy Osbourne land on our list with a net worth of $220 million. Not only that, but he is a talented solo artist with songs like No More Tears. He also has been on reality television shows such as The Osbournes. He is the owner of Ozzfest, which is a very popular and well-known music festival.
As one might expect, he owns a lot of interesting antiques and items including occult books that are rare, animals that have been taxidermied, and also antique items such as medical equipment.
18. Brian May – $210 Million
The guitarist most famous for being a part of Queen is on our list with a $210 million net worth. He has a solo career as well and heads the Brian May Band where songs such as Love Of My Life have become incredibly popular. Between his solo work and his ticket sales and tours through the years with Queen, he has amassed quite a bit of wealth.
He also has an interest in astronomy and owns many observatories and higher-end telescopes. He obviously owns several guitars and collects them, including some rare and custom guitars.
19. Ed Sheeran – $200 Million
Next on our list is songwriter and singer Ed Sheeran with a $220 million net worth. He not only is a successful musician with songs such as Thinking Out Loud, but he owns a lot of art as well. His artwork collection has a focus on the contemporary art genre, and he owns items by Harland Miller.
He also is an owner of a restaurant in London called Bertie Blossoms, and he has a lot of interest in the culinary field. He is known to dine at restaurants that are nothing short of prestigious including the El Celler De Can Roca, which is located in Spain.
20. Harry Styles – $120 Million
Last on our list is Harry Styles who famously was part of the boy band One Direction and also has a very successful solo career with songs like Sign Of The Times. His net worth is around $120 million, and he often flaunts that wealth in his Gucci wardrobe along with other luxury brands. He owns a lot of artwork thanks to his riches and owns pieces by artists such as Edward Hopper and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
From the time she was little, Florence loved listening to music and quickly learned how music can make you happy and feel fulfilled. One of her favorite memories is being in the garage with her dad working on classic cars with the local rock station blaring in the background. Ever since Florence was 3, she loved grunge music and spent hours listening to bands such as Alice in Chains, Mad Season, Soul Asylum, and Soundgarden.
She also enjoys classic rock, modern rock, nu metal, alternative rock, and old 90’s R&B. Her love of music grew as she got older, and used music to help her get through tough times in her life. More often than not, you’ll see Florence with earbuds in while she’s writing, cooking, cleaning, and doing other tasks. She also loves to debate music with her friends such as which lead singer is the best vocalist, the most iconic guitar solos in music, and what songs are really the best of the decade.