The 30 Richest Drummers in the World
The website CelebrityNetWorth.com has put together a list of The 30 Richest Drummers in the World and not surprisingly, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr came out on top, with an estimated fortune of $300 million.
The site got their data from, quote, “publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements.”
They also made deductions for taxes, manager’s fees, agents’ fees, and “lifestyle.” Not everyone on the list is a drummer EXCLUSIVELY, but it’s probably safe to assume their net worth includes their non-drumming income.
Here’s the top 10…along with the drummers’ most prominent gigs.
1.) Ringo Starr, $300 million (The Beatles)
2.) Phil Collins, $250 million (Genesis)
3.) Dave Grohl, $225 million (Nirvana and Foo Fighters)
4.) Don Henley, $200 million (The Eagles)
5.) Lars Ulrich, $175 million (Metallica)
6.) Charlie Watts, $160 million (The Rolling Stones)
7.) Larry Mullen Jr., $150 million (U2)
8.) Roger Taylor, $105 million (Queen)
9.) Joey Kramer, $100 million (Aerosmith)
10.) Chad Smith, $90 million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot)
You can see the rest of the Top 30 HERE.