Paul McCartney Tops 'Richest Lead Singer' List
Friday, September 14, 2012
Paul McCartney Tops 'Richest Lead Singer' List
Paul McCartney is the richest lead singer with a fortune estimated at $800 million, according to a list of the Top 50 Richest Lead Singers in the World on Coming in second is U2 frontman, Bono, who is reportedly worth a whopping $600 million, with the king of casual, Jimmy Buffett rounding out the Top Three with a cool $400 million.
At a reported $3.5 million per gig, Paul McCartney is one of the top paid entertainers in history. He admits that he's constantly amazed at how much time the press spends analyzing his net worth: "Y'know what? I do love it, because people make up about my finances. I mean, even I and my accountants don't actually know my finances, but it's marvelous. (A) couple of years ago I was up to $400 million, and then suddenly, two years later, I'm now up to $700 million? Well, thank you very much. It's not true, but that's really cool."
The Top 25 Richest Lead Singers according to
1. Paul McCartney: $800 Million
2. Bono: $600 Million
3. Jimmy Buffett: $400 Million
4. Elton John: $320 Million
5. Mick Jagger: $305 Million
6. Gene Simmons: $300 million
7. Sting: $290 Million
8. Phil Collins: $250 Million
9. Dave Matthews: $250 Million
10. Prince: $250 Million
11. Dave Grohl: $225 Million
12. Rod Stewart: $220 Million
13. David Bowie: $215 Million
14. Bruce Springsteen: $200 Million
15. Don Henley: $200 Million
16. James Hetfield: $175 Million
17. Axl Rose: $150 Million
18. Roger Waters: $145 Million
19. David Gilmour: $130 Million
20. Steven Tyler: $130 Million
21. Jon Bon Jovi: $125 Million
22. Anthony Kiedis: $120 Million
23. Sammy Hagar: $120 Million
24. Robert Plant: $120 Million
25. Bruce Dickinson: $115 Million
Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
November 11 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center 
November 14 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park 
November 25 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place 
November 28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
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