Top 10 Richest Male Singers in 2015
Having wonderful voice can draw you million dollars in the bank account if you know how to use it well. Just like these 10 men below, they have made prosperous fortune out of their lucrative career. So, here is a list of the top 10 richest male singers in 2015 who earn the most from musical industry.
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American singer, songwriter, businessman, and actor, Justin Randall Timberlake has an estimated net worth of $175 million. In late 1995, Timberlake was a member of the boy band NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Later on in 2002, Timberlake appeared to be a solo singer with his studio album debut Justified. Throughout his career, he earned numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. In 2013, Timberlake was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time.
Renowned Taiwanese singer, actor, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Jay Chou has an estimated fortune of $185 million. As a multi-instrumentalist, Chou can play numerous instruments including guitar, keyboards, violin, harmonica, cello, guzheng, pipa, erhu, ukulele, banjo, sitar, clarinet, recorder, and even beatboxing. Jay Chou debuted in 2000 with his first album titled Jay, under Alfa Music recording company. Since 2007 he has run his own recording company, JVR Music. With more 30 million albums sold and receiving many awards for his musical works, Chou has once appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the title New King of Asia Pop. Since debuting, Chou has held six world tours reaching more than 10 million fans.
Robert Peter Robbie Williams is a British singer and songwriter who has an estimated fortune of $200 million. With more than 77 million albums and singles sold worldwide, Williams is one of the best-selling artists of all time, best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best-selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. In 2006, 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour sold only in a single day, making him recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records that year. During his entire career, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, and honored with seventeen BRIT Awards and eight ECHO Awards.
Canadian singer, Justin Bieber’s net worth stands at $200 million. More than just a pop singer, Bieber is also an actor, and songwriter. In November 2009, Bieber’s debut extended play (EP), My World, was released. That was a great success for him since seven songs from his debut record charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Since debuting, Bieber has received numerous awards and was thrice listed by Forbes as the world’s ninth most powerful celebrity in 2013 and the third most in 2011 and 2012.
Kenny Rogers is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has an estimated net worth of $250 million. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Throughout his entire career, he won a numerous awards such as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs. In 2003, he received a lifetime achievement award for his career spanning six decades.
Hong Kong-based singer, actor and dancer Aaron Kwok has an estimated net worth of approximately $275 million. His onstage performance is heavily influenced by Michael Jackson. In addition to being an entertainer, Aaron Kwok is also best-known as a car fanatic and has a large collection of notable cars. Some big names of his roadsters include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi and Pagani. No doubt he’s a rich guy!
Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias is estimated to have a net worth of $300 million. With more than 300 million copies sold around the world in 14 languages, he has released more than 80 albums and won numerous awards during his entire career. Julio Iglesias’ full name is Julio Jose Iglesias de la Cueva, father of an internationally well-known pop singer, Enrique Iglesias.
American country music singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, Toby Keith Covel, best recognized as Toby Keith has an estimated net worth $320 million. Keith debuted in 1993 with his debut single “ Should’ve Been a Cowboy”. In 1998, Keith moved from Mercury Records to DreamWorks Records and released his breakthrough album “How Do You Like Me Now?!” that year. Up until 2015, Keith has released seventeen studio albums, two Christmas albums, and four compilation albums. In addition to being an entertainer, Toby Keith is also a successful businessman. His Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill spreads like fire in many states of the US within a few years. His Wild Shot line of Mezcal is also selling well.
George Strait is an American singer, actor and producer, commonly known as King of Country. His wealth is estimated to be at $326 million. Strait debuted in 1981 with his debut album Strait Country, which includes his single hit “Unwounded” in that album as well. Achieving more 100 copies worldwide, Strait won 3 CMA Awards, and 2 ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year. Up until 2009, Straits has 44 #1 singles hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Song, breaking the previous record of Conway Twitty’s previous record at 40. With more than 100 million records sold worldwide, Strait stands at the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States rated by RIAA.
A highly popular American singer, Johnny Mathis’ fortune is an estimated $400 million. In his lucrative career, Mathis has sold well over 350 million albums worldwide, making him the 3rd most successful recording artist of the 20th century. In 2003, Mathis was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his creative and outstanding contribution to the recording field. Mathis was also inducted thrice into the Grammy Hall of Fame for his successful music. More than just a prominent singer, Mathis is also a great investor. He owns restaurants, invests in stocks and holdings, ventures in the fashion business and even owns a football team. No doubt his wealth places him on the top of this list.