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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and 25 More of the Richest Women in Music

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Women rule the world — including the music industry. In addition to having powerful pipes, many of the most talented ladies in music write their own songs, serve as professional dancers, are accomplished actresses and even have their own businesses.

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Hard work and serious talent has allowed these ladies to become both famous and incredibly wealthy. Even within the realm of the most prosperous female artists, some stand out from the crowd.

GOBankingRateas analyzed data from Celebrity Net Worth to find the 27 wealthiest women in music, in terms of total net worth. Specifically, we looked at the richest singers, rappers and rock stars on the site to create this list.

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Ready to find out which of your favorite female artists have the largest fortunes? Keep reading to see which ladies made the list.

Last updated: Oct. 12, 2021

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14. (tie) Janet Jackson

  • Net worth: $190 million

Music icon Janet Jackson is a five-time Grammy winner, with 26 total career nominations. She’s scored 27 top 10 hits and 10 No. 1 songs, including “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “Together Again” and “Doesn’t Really Matter.” In 2022, Lifetime and A&E will air a two-night documentary on Jackson to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her first album.

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14. (tie) Adele

  • Net worth: $190 million

British songstress Adele is the powerful voice behind megahits like “Rolling in the Deep,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Someone Like You” and “Hello.” She’s been awarded 15 total Grammys, including two for album of the year — only one of two female artists to achieve this honor.

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13. (tie) Agnetha Fältskog

  • Net worth: $200 million

ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog rose to fame as part of the hugely popular ‘70s disco era group. The Swedish musician has also enjoyed success as an actress and a solo artist. Her most recent solo album, “A,” was released in 2013.

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13. (tie)Ariana Grande

  • Net worth: $200 million

Best known for songs like “thank u, next” and “sweetener,” Ariana Grande is a Grammy-winning artist discovered by Gloria Estefan at age 8. She had the seventh-highest-grossing tour of 2019, amassing $118.3 million over 77 shows, according to Billboard. Also an actress, she’ll appear in the upcoming film “Don’t Look Up."

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13. (tie) Pink

  • Net worth: $200 million

A three-time Grammy winner, Pink — aka Alecia Beth Moore — is known for hits like “Raise Your Glass” and “Just Give Me a Reason." She had the second-highest-grossing tour of 2019, bringing in $216.9 million over 68 shows, according to Billboard.

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13. (tie) Jessica Simpson

  • Net worth: $200 million

In the early aughts, Jessica Simpson was a pop star who churned out hits including, “I Wanna Love You Forever” and “With You.” At the same time, she was also leading a successful acting career, starring in films like “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Employee of the Month.”

These days, she’s more of a business mogul with a hugely successful eponymous line that includes everything from clothing and shoes to home accessories and luggage.

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12. (tie) Tina Turner

  • Net worth: $250 million

Music legend Tina Turner is an eight-time Grammy winner. Some of her greatest hits include “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Better Be Good to Me” and “Typical Male.” Also an actress, she’s starred in films like “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” and “Tommy.”

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12. (tie) Diana Ross

  • Net worth: $250 million

She started her career as the lead singer of the Supremes, but Diana Ross also found tremendous success as a solo artist. The Motown icon has 12 top 10 hits — with six No. 1 songs — including “Upside Down,” “Endless Love” and “Touch Me in the Morning.” Also an actress, Ross was nominated for an Oscar in 1972 for her work on the film “Lady Sings the Blues."

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12. (tie) Bette Midler

  • Net worth: $250 million

A woman of many talents, Bette Midler is a three-time Grammy winner known for hits like “Wind Beneath My Wings” — from the film “Beaches” — and “From a Distance.” She’s been performing on Broadway since 1967 and she’s also a silver screen icon with two best actress Oscar nominations — “The Rose” and “For the Boys.”

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Greg Allen/Shutterstock

11. (tie) Anni-Frid Lyngstad

  • Net worth: $300 million

Swedish singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad is best known as part of ABBA. She also found success as a solo artist in the '80s and '90s but has largely stayed out of the spotlight since then. However, she occasionally makes a guest appearance on other artists’ albums.

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11. (tie) Shakira

  • Net worth: $300 million

Known for hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes,” Shakira is a seriously talented artist with three career Grammys. One of the Colombian singer’s most recent high-profile gigs was co-headlining the Super Bowl LIV Halftime show with Jennifer Lopez in 2020.

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10. (tie) Mariah Carey

  • Net worth: $320 million

Five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey is an icon who has sold 68.5 million records throughout her career, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. A jaw-dropping 19 of her songs have reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, including “Hero,” “Dreamlover” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You."

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10. (tie) Lady Gaga

  • Net worth: $320 million

Eleven-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga — aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — has an incredible 17 No. 1 hits to her name, including “Just Dance,” “Shallow” and “Born This Way.” As of 2019, she’s grossed more than $1 billion touring — only the fifth woman to earn this achievement — according to Billboard. Also an actress, she was nominated for an Oscar for her work on “A Star is Born.”

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9. Katy Perry

  • Net worth: $330 million

Pop star Katy Perry’s illustrious career includes several chart-topping hits like “Teenage Dream,” “I Kissed a Girl” and “Firework.” She’s been nominated for 13 Grammys and has served as a judge on “American Idol” since 2018 — where she earns $25 million per season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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8. Cher

  • Net worth: $360 million

Grammy-winning artist Cher is an icon known for hits like “Believe,” “Dark Lady” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Before becoming a solo artist, she started her career as one half of the iconic duo Sonny and Cher. Still going strong, her 2019 tour sold 684,370 tickets, grossing a total of $83.1 million, according to Billboard.

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7. (tie) Trisha Yearwood

  • Net worth: $400 million (combined with Garth Brooks)

One of country music’s biggest stars, Trisha Yearwood has been making hits like “There Goes My Baby,” “Perfect Love” and “She’s in Love With the Boy” for the past three decades. The three-time Grammy winner is also an accomplished chef who hosts the Food Network’s “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.”

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7. (tie) Taylor Swift

  • Net worth: $400 million

One of the biggest names in music, Taylor Swift has an amazing 29 top 10 hits, including “You Need to Calm Down,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Bad Blood.” She’s won 10 Grammys and her "Reputation Stadium Tour" was the second-highest-grossing tour of 2018 — amassing $315.2 million over 48 shows — according to Billboard.

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7. (tie) Shania Twain

  • Net worth: $400 million

Country music superstar Shania Twain has sold a remarkable 48 million records throughout her career, according to the RIAA. The five-time Grammy winner is best known for hits like “You’re Still the One,” “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much."

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7. (tie) Jennifer Lopez

  • Net worth: $400 million

The multitalented Jennifer Lopez has several top hits to her name, including “All I Have,” “If You Had My Love” and “Ain’t It Funny." Most recently, her 2019 tour sold 402,482 tickets, grossing a total of $54.7 million, according to Billboard. Also an actress, she’s starred in films like “Hustlers” and “The Wedding Planner,” as well as being a successful businesswoman.

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7. (tie) Barbra Streisand

  • Net worth: $400 million

Known for hits like “Woman in Love,” “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” the legendary Barbra Streisand has sold a total of 68.5 million records, according to the RIAA. The eight-time Grammy winner’s talent has no bounds, as she’s also an accomplished actress who won an Oscar for her work on “Funny Girl.”

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6. Victoria Beckham

  • Net worth: $450 million (combined with David Beckham)

In the music world, Victoria Beckham is best known as “Posh” — one-fifth of the Spice Girls. The all-female pop group had several hits in the '90s, including “Wannabe” and “2 Become 1.” She’s also a successful high-end fashion designer with her own eponymous label.

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5. (tie) Gloria Estefan

  • Net worth: $500 million

Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan is a three-time Grammy winner known for hits like “Anything for You,” “Words Get in the Way” and “Here We Are.” Also well-known in the hospitality industry, she and her husband own several restaurants and a resort in Florida.

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Andrew Harnik/AP/REX

5. (tie) Beyoncé

  • Net worth: $500 million

She got her start as part of Destiny’s Child, and Beyoncé has gone on to become a massively successful solo artist with hits like “Irreplaceable,” “Crazy in Love” and “Halo.” Along with husband Jay-Z, the 24-time Grammy winner’s 2018 “On the Run II” tour brought in $253.5 million, making it the third-highest-grossing tour of the year, according to Billboard.

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4. Dolly Parton

  • Net worth: $600 million

Country music icon Dolly Parton is a nine-time Grammy winner, with a massive collection of hits like “9 to 5,” “Islands in the Stream” and “Here You Come Again.” She’s so beloved by fans that she even has her own theme park -- “Dollywood” -- in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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3. Celine Dion

  • Net worth: $800 million

Throughout her career, five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion has sold 50 million records, according to the RIAA. Most recently, her 2019 tour included 62 stops, which grossed a total of $69.1 million, according to Billboard.

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2. Madonna

  • Net worth: $850 million

One of the biggest and boldest pop stars of all time, Madonna has sold 63 million records throughout her career, according to the RIAA. The seven-time Grammy winner has scored an astounding 38 top 10 hits, including “Material Girl,” “Like a Virgin” and “Vogue.”

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1. Rihanna

  • Net worth: $1.7 billion

Nine-time Grammy winner Rhianna has 31 top 10 hits, including “We Found Love,” “Umbrella” and “Work.” Also a massively successful entrepreneur, she helms Fenty Beauty — Forbes estimates her stake is worth $375 million — and lingerie company Savage x Fenty, which is valued at $1 billion.

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For this piece, GOBankingRates looked at CelebrityNetWorth.com’s data to find the 27 richest women in music in terms of total net worth as of Oct. 12, 2021. GOBankingRates looked at the richest singers, rappers and rock star lists from CelebrityNetWorth.com to populate this list.

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