The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Bon Jovi — these are some of the most recognizable names in the history of rock. What may shock many is the fortunes these individuals have been able to build thanks to their highly successful music careers. Many names on the following list are still active creating music, touring, and songwriting to this day.
Most are household names whose music has affected the lives of individuals around the world, however, several names may raise a few eyebrows. While #11 may not be on the tip of your tongue, the wealth of #1 may cause your jaw to drop all the way to your desk.
15. Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett and his relaxing style of music helped him amass an estimated $500 million. His 27 album releases have built a passionate fan base who enjoy sipping margaritas. Buffett has opened two successful restaurant chains, proving himself to be a fine businessman as well. Despite his wealth, Buffett keeps his same laid back personality.
14. Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has lived the stereotypical life of a rock star. There isn’t any doubt that he has enjoyed his fair share of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Being the legendary lead singer of The Rolling Stones has helped Jagger compile an estimated $360 million in wealth. He has also released several solo albums.
13. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen the man responsible for one of the most successful albums of all-time. “Born in the U.S.A.” was certified platinum a staggering 15 times and contained seven top ten singles. His time as a member of the E Street Band helped him establish an estimated net worth of $350 million.
12. Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews has an estimated net worth of $300 million thanks in large part to the highly successful tours of the appropriately named Dave Matthews Band. The band has been together for well over two decades and continue to draw large crowds whenever they play in front of live audiences.