Richest Song Writers Of All Time
By: Tanika Gentry
Ever wondered what kind of job you can do that will allow you to stay at home, doing something you & millions of people all over the world will absolutely love, and make millions of dollars while doing it? Well, look no further, cuz boy, do I have the job for you! What’s the job you say? Why, SONG WRITING, of course!
If you have the skill and ability to write a great hit song, you stand to make millions in the long run. Master the super human capability to whip out hit songs at the drop of a hat, and the royalties will pay you (and generations of your beneficiaries) for life!
According to Worthly.com, the following songwriters are the 15 richest of all time. Most of them also double as members of some pretty popular rock bands you may (or may not) know and love. But, whether or not you openly admit you appreciate & listen to their music, there’s one thing for sure….NUMBERS DON’T LIE. These guys are the best of the best when it comes to getting money in this music game.
15) Tim Rice $200 million
14) Pete Townsend $215 Million
13) Herb Alpert $250 Million
12) Mick Jagger $300 Million
11) Michael Jackson $350 Million
10) Sting $395 Million
09) George Harrison $400 Million
08) Jimmy Buffet $400 Million
07) Dolly Parton $450 Million
06) Jay-Z $475 Million
05) Mariah Carey $500 Million
04) Sean “Diddy” Combs $550 Million
03) Bono $600 Million
02) Paul McCartney $800 Million
01) Andrew Lloyd Weber $1.2 Billion