TOP 10 WEALTHIEST FEMALE SINGERS

It’s no secret that music is an important fabric of our world.  It sets our moods or enhances our moods, music brings about memories – some good, some bad and for most of us it is part of our lives every day.  We enjoy artists both unknown and well-known but for the purpose of this article, let’s talk about the well-known.  

Female music artists are many but there are some who’ve made such an impression that they’ve become some of the richest females in the world.  Who are these wealthy, phenomenal and talented women?  We’re glad you asked!

10. LADY GAGA – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $280 MILLION

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If there is one thing Lady Gaga is it’s unique and it is impossible to dispute her talent.  From her beginning in 2008 with her first album The Fame she has evolved into one of the most respected and best-selling female artists of her time.  She’s achieved 12 spots in the Guinness Book of World Records, has won six Grammy awards and 3 Brit Awards.  She’s proven time and again there is nothing she can’t sing.  From pop to jazz to classical tunes, she’s done it all.  She even sang the National Anthem and nailed it!  She’s appeared in film and on television and who can ever forget her portrayal of Elizabeth in American Horror Story?  Frightening!  With all of this and more, it is no wonder she’s made our list of the Top 10 Wealthiest Female Singers.   

9. CHER – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $305 MILLION

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Aptly named The Goddess of Pop, Cher has a career that has spanned decades.  From her beginning in 1964, with her then husband Sonny Bono, Cher has reinvented herself over and over to prove she’s a musical force to be reckoned with.  She’s had an incredible career.  She’s performed on Broadway, television and film.  She’s also won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival award among so many others.  She’s sold over 100 million records and is involved in numerous charities.  She has achieved the honor of being the only artist to have a #1 single on the Billboard charts every year from 1960 to 2010.  She’s currently working on a play about her life and career which is certainly worthy of recognition.  

8. JENNIFER LOPEZ – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $322 MILLION

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Born July, 24, 1969, J-Lo has pretty much done it all – singer, dancer, actress, producer, author and fashion designer.  She’s talented, smart and stunningly beautiful.  She’s the first women to have in the same week a #1 film and album.  She launched her career as a Fly Girl on the popular TV show In Living Color and from that moment there was no stopping her.  She truly is the most influential female Hispanic artist in the music industry and there is absolutely no doubt she’s an undisputed cultural icon. 

7. SHANIA TWAIN – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $350 MILLION

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A singer and songwriter from Canada, Shania Twain has sold more than 85 million records which bestow upon her the distinction of being county music’s best-selling female artist.  Dubbed “The Queen of Country Pop” it was her second album The Woman in Me, released in 1995, that launched her music career.  It was the song “Any Man of Mine” from that album that earned her a first Grammy Award.  She has stars on both the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame, has earned 27 BMI Songwriter Awards, a total of 5 Grammy’s and she’s been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 

6. BARBARA STREISAND – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $370 MILLION

BARBARA STREISAND
Barbara, having sold more than 68.5 million records, is one of the most iconic female singers of all time.  With a career that spans six decades, she’s shown her amazing talents as a singer, songwriter, filmmaker and actress.  She’s won ten Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Legend Award, two Academy Awards, a Special Tony Award, five Emmy Awards and nine Golden Globes among many others.  She began her recording careers in the 1960s, and we have loved this Funny Girl ever since.

5. CELINE DION – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $380 MILLION

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Recognized internationally in the 1980s, it wasn’t until the 90s that she released her first English speaking album and became popular in the United States.  Her main influences are classical, R&B and gospel music.  Her songs are recorded in English and French but she also speaks several other languages, as well.  She’s been honored with having received a total of five Grammy’s including Record of the Year and Album of the Year.  She’s currently working a stint at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace until November 2016 and she’s also working on a new album expected to be sung in French.

4. GLORIA ESTEFAN – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $500 MILLION

GLORIA ESTEFAN
Starting her career as the lead vocalist for Miami Sound Machine, originally known as “Miami Latin Boys, it was in 1985 that she gained huge recognition with her song “Conga.” She was involved in a horrific tour bus accident in 1990 but in 1991 made an incredible comeback and was better than ever.  She’s been honored with a star on both the Hollywood and Las Vegas Walks of Fame.  She’s also won a Lifetime Achievement Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and seven Grammy Awards.  She has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.  She’s deservingly won many other accolades and is a successful businesswoman.  

3. DOLLY PARTON – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $500 MILLION

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While well-known for her work in country music, Dolly is also a businesswoman, humanitarian and actress.  She’s set a record among female artists of having 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country Music Chart.  She’s won two Academy Awards, ten CMAs, three American Music Awards, eight Grammy Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards.  She has herself written 3,000 songs, including most notably “I Will Always Love You” and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Her voice is unmistakable and she is truly and well loved.

2. MARIAH CAREY – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $535 MILLION

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It was her song “Vision of Love” from her debut album that launched Mariah Carey’s career.  While she’s had some rough times, Mariah has always bounced back stronger than before.  During her career she’s sold over 200 million records and ranked the third best-selling female artist in the United States.  She’s won eleven American Music Awards, fourteen Billboard Awards, nineteen World Music Awards and five Grammy’s.  Guinness World Records has dubbed her “songbird supreme” due to her five-octave vocal range.      

1. MADONNA – ESTIMATED NET WORTH $560 MILLION

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The Material Girl has had quite a career as a singer, actress and businesswoman.  She’s been nicknamed “Queen of Pop” and for good reason.  She’s sold over 300 million records and Guinness World Records has named her the best-selling female artist of all time.  She is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the five founding members of the UK Hall of Fame.  Not only can she sing but she’s also a learned student of guitar, drums, synthesizer and violin.  Her unique and often flamboyant style, amazing voice and incredible talent have captured the hearts of millions.