The 10 richest pianists in the world are a very respected group that have earned quite a fortune. Some names here are well known, while others might not be a part of the greater music elite. The fact remains that their fortunes are nothing to scoff at.
This world famous pianist is one of the most successful British musicians the world has ever seen. With a knighthood and $440 million, he is far and away the wealthiest that you will see on this list. Since 1969, he has been one of the top players in the world and one of the most well paid.
This “Piano Man” has a career that spans over forty years and has been playing since he was four years old. With over $160 million in the bank, he is just one spot away from being the top richest pianist in the world. Over 100 million record sales and 23 Grammy nominations have earned him that much.
Being most famous for the scores he created for movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, and more, John Williams has also made himself famous as an incredibly accomplished pianist. He has $100 million to show for his efforts, putting him easily in the top three.
This world famous conductor and pianist was born in Argentina and has been across the globe playing his piano and creating great wealth to the tune of $50 million. Seven Grammy awards and performances at monuments across the globe have helped him get here.
$40 million is the amount of money that Yanni has earned over decades as a Greek pianist, composer, and keyboardist. His solo career as a pianist and musician has been in high gear since 1989 when he made his big break through concerts at monuments across the world.
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With an estimated worth of $20 million, Lang Lang has become famous for performances for everyone from President Obama to Vladimir Putin. Sony reportedly paid $3 million to get him on board with their record label. What is perhaps most surprising is that he is only 32 years old.
Sara Bareilles is one of the less known names on this list of the top 10 richest pianists, but she has a respectable career that has earned her $16 million. Guest spots on shows like Community and 30 Rock have helped her make a name for herself and become one of the top paid pianists in the world.
Regina Spektor comes from Russia and might have made a name for herself as a pop singer, but she is also one of the top pianists in the world with a net worth of $12 million. Coming from small cafes, she has since moved on to being one of the richest celebrities with her blend of piano playing, hip hop, punk, and rock.
Michael Feinstein has made a name for himself after starting out as a piano player in local bars in the late 70s. Since then, he has composed classic after classic and built up a net worth of $10 million.
Jools Holland is an English pianist and composer who has built a net worth of $2 million. Playing since a young age, he was already an accomplished player by the age of 9. Since then, he has had a celebrity wedding attended by all of the British social elite, in addition to performing all over the world.