Famous singers are best recognized by their wonderful voice, exotic skills and great performances. Some singers are more famous than others, and as a matter of fact – while some musicians gain recognition in their native countries, others go as far as another edge of the world. We, however, cannot say exactly how many famous singers have been there to dominate the music industry, yet we can see those who have earned the most from this niche. Without further ado, here are the top 10 richest female singers in 2015:
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The American singer, actress and television personality, Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian has an estimated net worth of $305 million. Cher came to the prominent attention of mainstream audiences in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband–wife duo Sonny & Cher after their first hit, I Got You Babe. She is the only artist to have a number 1 single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades.
Jennifer Lopez, commonly known as J.Lo, is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She has been estimated to have a fortune of $315 million, and still growing. She is now a well-rounded businesswoman with several other revenue streams, including a restaurant, clothing line, an perfume line. In 2010, J.Lo has managed to earn lots of money by signing a contract with American Idol where she worked as judge, following the departure of Ellen DeGeneres. J.Lo is rated as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States.
The American singer, songwriter and actress, Barbra Streisand has an estimated net worth of $340 million. Streisand is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America’s Top Selling Album Artists list. Also, she is the only recording artist in history to have a #1 release in 6 consecutive decades. She has garnered two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, and five Emmy Awards.
Canadian country pop singer and songwriter, Shania Twain’s fortune is estimated at around $350 million. This five-time Grammy Award winner is also the best-selling female artist in the history of country music and the only female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA.
The most successful female country music singer, Dolly Parton has an estimated net worth of $450 million. Out of over 3,000 songs, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts. Throughout her career, she has won 8 Grammy Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.
Gloria Estefan is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur, her net worth currently stands at $500 Million. A Cuban-born American, Gloria is a songwriter, singer, an actress and even an entrepreneur. Estefan is in the list of top 100 best-selling music artists. With about 100 million records sold across the world, including more than 31 million records sold just in the US alone, she appeared to be one of the top 100 best-selling music artists.
With an estimated net worth of approximately $535 million, Mariah Carey is a poplar American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her wealth comes from selling more 200 million records worldwide. Achieving 63.5 million certified albums, Carey is the third-best-selling female artist in the United States rated by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Throughout her career, Carey garnered five Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 31 Billboard Music Awards.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, an American R&B artist, actress and fashion designer, has an estimated net worth of $536 million. Throughout her 18-year career, Knowles has sold over 75 million records as a solo artist, another 60 million with Destiny’s Child, and won 20 Grammy Awards. In addition to the wealth earned from entertainment industry, Knowles also worked with big names like Tommy Hilfiger, Emporia Armani and started her own fashion line, House of Deréon, with her mother. In 2013 and 2014, she was listed as one among the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME.
Madonna is undoubtedly on the list of top richest singer in 2015, with an estimated net worth of $700 million. Most commonly known as ‘The Queen of Pop’, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making her the best-selling female recording artist of all time recorded by Guinness World Records. With 64.5 million certified albums, she is the second best-selling female artist in the United States ranked by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Madonna also owns a clothing line and a fragrance that add more to her wealth.
The number one on the list of the top 10 richest female singers in 2015 is certainly the Canadian singer, Celine Dion. She has an estimated net worth of $800 million. Dion’s music genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical primarily are in French English though she also sings in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese and even Mandarin Chinese. From 2000 to 2009, it is reported that Dion has earned $749.9 million in total revenue, according to The Los Angeles Times. The largest part came in from ticket sales, totaling $522.2 million. Thanks to the tour!