Wealthiest Musician in the World
Musicians and music artists earn a ton of money through album sales and concert tickets. Today, they earn even more through online sales and downloads of each and every single they release. They also earn through downloads of their entire album aside from the sales they have with their CDs. They often get paid by just appearing on a TV show and get even more promotion and marketing for their album. But, musicians and artists should also have a product to work with. Most of the time, singers only a single to promote but they need to make a full album that can be marketable.
This is why there are a lot of musicians out there who make a ton of money in writing lyrics and singing in public. But, the wealthiest of them all did not even belt out a single note from his songs nor did he even had a chart topping hit in the billboard charts. Find out who is the wealthiest musician of all time.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the wealthiest musician of all time. He is the richest musician in history and has practiced the oldest form of music – musical theater. He has worked on Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera. All of these musicals have been popular throughout the years up until now people still line up to watch the musical and most of his work in theaters has been produced to become a movie. He has a total wealth of $1.2 billion.
Aside from his theatrical releases and movie adaptations, he also earns through his Really Useful Group through ticketing agencies and venues. This alone is worth millions of dollars and earns more than any other artists in a single year.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is known as The Lord Lloyd-Webber. He has composed 13 musicals. Other honors include knighthood in 1992, 7 Tony Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, 14 Ivor Novello Awards, a Golden Globe Award, 7 Olivier Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also produced several theater hits like Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bombay Dreams, The Beautiful Game, The Wizard of Oz, Starlight Express, Cricket, and many more. His breakthrough production was Jesus Christ Superstar which was rock opera that chronicled the last days of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. This was then followed by another hit in Evita which followed the life of Eva Peron. The song Don’t Cry For Me Argentina became a hit single. His greatest achievement was in September 16, 2004 when his production of The Woman In White opened and ran for 19 months and 500 performances. It ran for an entire year and gained reviews from critics.
Honorable mentions include Sean P.Diddy Combs, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and Paul McCartney of the Beatles. These artists know that they need to work hard in order to achieve a massive amount of wealth. Not only do they bring innovative music they also produce their own music as well as other artists.