Rock stars are always somewhat associated with a life of wealth and glamour. We all know most of them are rich – but we have no idea how rich exactly. Well, at least for the biggest whales in the ocean, that’s about to change. Let’s take a look at some of the richest rock stars of all time. Note: we might be off a penny or two, but I doubt that matters with numbers this high.
Johnny Cash – $300 million
That’s a decent amount of dollars, isn’t it? Johnny Cash made music successfully for pretty much his entire life, so it’s only natural he saved himself a nice paycheck.
Dave Matthews – $300 million
Dave isn’t the most known person outside of the US, but he’s won two Grammys already. He’s still relatively young – only slightly over 50 – so he could go on for a few more years, maybe even adding some money to his net worth.
Keith Richards – $340 million
Considering how much Keith has probably spent on drugs, that’s a healthy financial situation he’s in.
Ringo Starr – $350 million
He wrote Yellow Submarine and lots of other Beatles songs and made plenty of money from his part in the most successful band in history.
Mick Jagger – $360 million
Well, Mick Jagger is awesome. What else can I say?
Elton John – $480 million
He should probably repave that yellow brick road with golden bricks at this point.
Jimmy Buffett – $550 million
While Jimmy might not have earned most of this money on his music – since it’s hard to argue he’s “bigger” than Elton John or the Rolling Stones – his business ventures don’t take away the fact that he is in fact a rock star. He’s made loads of music and has had a hand in record labels, beer, real estate, a casino and football team the Miami Dolphins.
Bono – $600 million
One of the best singers of the 80s, U2’s Bono has turned into a PR man for charity (especially – ironically – ones dealing with poverty) in recent years.
John Lennon – $800 million
Imagine all the people living life in peace? More like imagine $800 million on your bank account!
Paul McCartney – $1,2 billion
Paul is still making music until this day (he actually recently released a new album) and holds most of the copyrights for the Beatles music, so him being on top of this list only makes sense. But damn, that’s a lot of money.