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Top richest music artists

While thousands of people struggle to make a living playing music, there remain an elite few who have become millionaries from doing so. Here we highlight the top ten richest musicians alive today. Enjoy!

#10

Mariah Carey - $510 Million Net Worth

While Mariah Carey isn’t really making headlines anymore (except for when Nick Cannon divorced her) she still stands strong in this list.

Fun fact: No one knows for sure what year she was born. Many sources say 1969 while other’s say 1970. Mariah won’t shed any light on the subject. Nick?

#9

Jay-Z - $560 Million Net Worth

This self proclaimed rapper might not be the most wealthy on the list, but he is definitely the most commercially successful. With over 100 million record sales and 19 grammys, Jay-Z respectfully makes the cut. But, watch out for his wife Beyonce, who may soon eclipse him. Their household income is already estimated at over $1 billion.

Fun fact: Jay-Z claims to have shot his brother at age 12 for stealing his jewelry.

#8

Bono - $600 Million Net Worth

This Irish singer whose real name is Paul David Hewson (no wonder he goes by Bono) who is famous for his trademark glasses and outspoken activist views. You either love or hate this guy, but if you are a regular on the show South Park, you are probably doing something right. While many argue his band U2’s music has declined since the 80s or 90s, they still managed to gross over $730 million in their 360° Tour in 2010.

Fun fact: Bono is a Knight.

#7

Céline Dion - $630 Million Net Worth

I guess when you are the youngest of 14 children, you have to work hard to stand out. This was no problem for Celine Dion as she won numerous awards and contests on her way to fame. She became a pop culture icon in America after the release of Titanic and she never looked back.

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