Top 10 Highest Paid Female Singer In The World 2015
Gender issues being what they are, women have always struggled to gain equal footing in the workplace. One area where women have often had some success in equality is in the entertainment business. Musicians and actresses have been pulling in large paydays for some time now – and some of them have become very, very rich. In many instances female musicians have surpassed men in regards to raw wealth.
Oddly enough it seems that the Highest Paid Female Singer are those that become multi-faceted. They become actresses, models, spokeswomen and business women. They use the fame they earn to propel them into new ventures. Here are Top 10 Highest Paid Female Singer In The World 2015.
10. Nana Mouskouri ($280 Million)
Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri has sold over 300 million records and is considered the Highest Paid Female Singer. She has sang in several languages including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese and more.
9. Cher ($305 Million)
The American singer, actress, and television host is one of the Goddesses of Pop. As solo artist she has sold more than 100 million albums. Cher is the only artist to have a single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades. The Armenian descent is also a fashion designer.
8. Jennifer Lopez ($315 Million)
The most business savvy on the list, J.Lo has received high success beyond music. Her many businesses include clothing lines, fragrances, accessories, production company (Nuyorican Productions), and television shows. In March 2014, J.Lo’s net worth was estimated at $315 million. The Puerto Rican descent has sold over 55 million records worldwide.
7. Barbra Streisand ($340 Million)
She is American singer-songwriter, author, actress, film producer, and director. With 245 million albums sold worldwide Barbra Streisand is among the Top Highest Paid Female Singer list by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making her the only female recording artist in the top 10.
6. Shania Twain ($350 Million)
This Canadian country music singer has sold over 85 million albums worldwide. The first and only female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA. She is among the Highest Paid Female Singer.
5. Dolly Parton ($450 Million)
The most successful female country music singer, Dolly Parton has composed more than 3,000 songs and sold over 100 million worldwide; winning 8 Grammy Awards. Her business ventures include the theme park Dollywood (a dinner theatre, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Country) and production company Sandollar Productions.
4. Mariah Carey ($510 Million)
With over 200 million albums sold worldwide, Mariah Carey is one of the Highest Paid Female Singer. As of November 2011, her net worth was reported at $500 million. She also has lines of jewelry, shoes and fragrances.
3. Beyoncé ($536 Million)
Beyoncé is an American R&B artist, actress and fashion designer, who owns an estimated net worth of $536 million. The beautiful and talented star has sold more than 75 million as a solo artist as well as more than 60 million with her band Destiny’s Child. The audience has always appreciated her phenomenal dancing skills. Among the most influential people in the world by TIME, she has also been associated with top brands such as Armani and Tommy Hilfiger.
2. Celine Dion ($700 Million)
There is a reason she is the 2nd highest paid female singer. And it is not only the money earned by her but her credibility as a music artist. With her music ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical, the multi-talented songstress can belt out songs in German, Latin, Japanese, Italian, and even Mandarin Chinese.
1. Madonna ($800 Million)
Madonna is unquestionably on the list of Highest Paid Female Singers in 2015, with an estimated net worth of $700 million. Titled by the media and the music industry as ‘The Queen of Pop’, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. It apparently makes her the best-selling female recording artist of all time as recorded by Guinness World Records.