23 February 2016
Want to live life like a rock star? You won't just need a few million - you'll need an absolute fortune, that is, if these rock stars' bank balances are anything to go by. Take a look at the net worth of some of the world's top rockers, and buy your lotto tickets from GiantLottos.com today! Throwing television sets out of hotel windows doesn't come cheap you know…
It seems as if Mick Jagger can indeed get some satisfaction - that is, if his personal fortune is anything to go by. Being the frontman of the legendary Rolling Stones comes with many perks, the biggest of them being the $360 million he's amassed over the past 50 years. Combining unbelievable showmanship with charm and snakelike hips, Jagger's many Stones and solo albums have made him an icon in the music business - and made him a millionaire many times over.
Jimmy Buffett may not be your typical 'rock star', but he certainly has the bank balance of one! Recognised as the king of fun-in-the-sun music thanks to famed tracks like 'Margaritaville', 'Come Monday' and 'Cheeseburger in Paradise', Buffett has made a career out of relaxation - and a lucrative one at that, with a massive $450 million to his name. Still touring despite his age, he continues to add to his already impressive fortune with sold-out concerts and fans across the US.
This Rocketman may not be at the top of the list, but with $475 million crowding his bank account, he's pretty close. Known for his elaborate costumes and outspoken personality, Elton John is one of the world's most famous pianists, with a slew of number one hits and platinum records to his name. Whether you're a fan or not, chances are you know more than one Elton John song - and know it well, thanks to his catalogue of radio-friendly tracks. With millions of fans throughout the world, Elton shows no signs of slowing down, continuing to tour and making his millions of fans, and his accountant, very happy!
Only a few musicians have the honour of being recognised by a single name, and U2 frontman, Bono, is one of them. With a massive fortune of $700 million, this Irish rockstar has taken the world by storm, raking in the cash from his hugely successful band, and his own private ventures as well. With savvy investments in companies like Facebook, projects in the film and publication industries, and collaborations with well-known artists, when it comes to wealth, we'd say that Bono has definitely found what he's looking for.
Blowing all his rock star competition out of the water, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney comes in at number one on the list with a gargantuan $1.2 billion fortune. That's what you get for selling nearly 200 million albums, and being part of one of the biggest rock bands of all time. After 60 years in the industry, McCartney has become more than simply a rock star - he's an icon in every sense of the word, and one respected by millions of fans across the globe. Still touring and playing to packed crowds, it seems that this rock legend will be twisting and shouting for many more years to come, still adding to his unbelievable fortune with every note he plays. Rock on!