Richest Rock Stars - Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and more
Let's keep talking about of the richest rock stars in the world! Their fortunes run into millions, and in some cases billions of dollars. And this is entirely to their credit: from an early age, they went to their goal, worked hard in the studio, released hit records and gathered whole stadiums...
They have all gone down in rock history as icons and legends who will be admired for generations to come. But they are also known as rock's most commercially successful titans. How did they reach such heights? Let's find out...
Elton John: $550 million
Sir Elton John has sold... over 300 million albums to date! This is an amazing result that is nothing short of inspiring. The iconic "Rocketman." is the owner of the biggest-selling single of all time in the US and UK - we're talking about his timeless hit "Candle in the Wind"who even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the occasion. All of his albums, tours, awards and merchandising have built his financial base, but his compositions for The Lion King and the recent biographical film Rocketman about his life have only catapulted him further.
In fact, Elton might be even richer if it weren't for his crazy habit. spend money on beautiful and very expensive things. For example, he spent $40 million in 2000. On what? Well, the musician is a fan of expensive cars. As journalists point out, he bought more cars than he literally had the ability to drive (due to alcohol problems and more)!
Bruce Springsteen: $650 million
The only reason Bruce Springsteen The thing that has overtaken Elton on this list is his habit of counting money - a quality that helps a lot in this life. It was laid down in childhood, when seeing Elvis Presley on "The Ed Sullivan Show" at the age of seven Bruce literally forced his mother to buy him a guitar. However, it was not a question of buying: Adele Ann Springsteen rented him a guitar for a $6 a week.. One of the reasons Bruce never relaxed or slacked off in rehearsals.
He would later be bought his own guitar before conquering the world charts. Over his five-decade career, Springsteen sold over 135 million records all over the world. He is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, as well as one of the most actively touring.
Bono: $720 million
You're probably a little surprised right now. Bono richer than Elton John? It would seem: the latter's person and work are more often discussed by the press, which fuels the commercial interest of the public. But don't write old Bono off: in addition to the following U2He is also known as a philanthropist and businessman, which has taken him to incredible heights... However, what is remarkable is that the musician has been accused of being a tax evader! So much for being a public figure...
In general, U2's music has long ago acquired the status of timeless: their records still sell well, their songs are included in Hollywood soundtracks, and the members themselves are active in a number of other fields. After all, the world is not just about rock!
Jimmy Buffett: $1 billion.
So which rockers have crossed the one billion dollar bar? You might have expected to see Gene Simmons or Brian Johnson here, but no. These guys are known for their love of luxurious living and shopping, but the Jimmy Buffett lived by the rule that money must be counted. Thus, by managing his finances wisely, he became a billionaire.
He started out as country singer in Nashville and then developed his widely recognised image as a beach bum in Florida. Jimmy Buffett has released countless hits with his Coral Reefer Band, but by his own admission - he makes more money from his tours than from his albums. He's also a writer: Buffett has written three bestselling fiction books, including a novel "A salty piece of land.".
He has written music for television and film, as well as starring in episodes of both. You think that's it? Then we'll add that Jimmy Buffett owned restaurants, a beer store, a record company, a casino... He also released a video game! An amazing man who will be sorely missed (the list was compiled before the rocker was gone).
Paul McCartney: $1.2 billion.
We think there's no doubt about who the richest rock legend is. Of course, it's Paul McCartney - An iconic ex-Beatle, a talented performer and songwriter, as well as just a colourful and charismatic person. Yes, he was part of the British Invasion and one of the most legendary popular bands in history! But add to that Paul's long solo career, as well as his time with Wings (not to mention his collaborations with many major artists, including Michael Jackson), and you realise that this man literally epitomises what a true musical legend is all about....
McCartney is said to own more than 25,000 copyright. He has been knighted (that's Sir Paul to us!) and holds places in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most revered composer and most successful songwriter of all time.