We all know that musicians are earning a lot of money, but who are the 11 Highest Paid Singers and Musicians of All Time? The answer to this question may or may not surprise you.
Music has always been a lucrative business. Tastes have changed throughout history, but one thing stayed the same. Musicians who are playing popular music and are good at it earn millions of dollars. In some glorious past the music of choice was rock ‘n’ roll, and along with the sex and drugs, money was flowing in streams. Just look at the Richest Bands of All Time. The same thing is happening now with DJs and pop singers. They are currently the hottest thing out there, and they have the money going to their way.
Of course, money doesn’t just come from the music itself. Some of the musicians found their business side and invested hard-earned money, making an extra profit. Other wasted large amounts of money just for fun, ending up broke.
In 11 Highest Paid Singers and Musicians of All Time we will take into consideration music and only music. It is hard to determine how much each artist got from their album sales since you can see the sold units only and you can’t really know the deal a musician has with the record label. He may get 5% from the sales or 65%. We decided to go in the other direction. We found which tours grossed the largest amount of money in the history of music, and split the total amount with the number of shows played on the tour. Doing that we managed to see how much money was earned per single show. Our source was List of the highest grossing concert tours. The list for the tour was obtained from Billboard and Pollstar with sales information from promoters and managers who organized the tours. So let’s get started.