Richest Rock Stars

Almost every one of us at some point had a dream of becoming a rock star. The fame, the women or men and of course the fortune. Below is the list of people who made that dream a reality, the richest rock stars on the planet

Bono Net Worth $600 M

Bono whose real name is Paul David Hewson is U2’s lead singer. He made his fortune by becoming one of the world’s most successful rock bands with twelve albums released and consistently selling out live performances. He is also a very successful businessman with stake in hotels and Elevation Partners, an equity firm with stakes in the entertainment industry. But he made his biggest fortune when the firm Elevation partners bought 1% of Facebook which made his net worth reach $600 million.

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Mick Jagger Net Worth $300 M

This English musician, singer, and songwriter, whose real name is Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger has a net worth of $300 million or £190 million as of April 2012. Mick Jagger is of course well known for the British rock band the Rolling Stones which generated a hefty income of £ 1.8 billion just for touring alone. Not bad for a rock star who is also a knight.

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Ozzy Osbourne Net Worth $143 M

The Prince of Darkness as he is known in the rock world did not make any deals with the devil to make his fortune. He is of course the lead singer and composer of Black Sabbath. He also made wealth by appearing in TV in shows such as the Osbournes and he has a stake in a company Monowise which all in all he is worth $143 million.

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Angus Young Net Worth $140 M

He has an estimated wealth of over $140 million, this singer, guitarist of AC/DC is one of the best guitarists of all time according to Rolling Stone Magazine. He has the fame, the fortune and the skills. What more could you ask for?

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Jon Bon Jovi Net Worth $125 M

According to Forbes in 2011 Jon Bon Jovi is worth more than $125 million. He made his fortune as the founder of the band Bon Jovi. The group became famous in the 1980’s and the 1990’s. But they still continued to go on tours and making music in the early 2000’s. 

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Kirk Hammett Net Worth $70 M

He is famous for being the guitarist of Metallica, he is of Filipino and Irish ancestry, Kirk Hammett is a songwriter and a lead guitarist with a net worth estimated to be at $70 million. Kirk Hammett was also inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009

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Michael Anthony Net Worth $60 M

This American rock icon who has earned his net worth as a singer and bass player for Van Halen is now worth more than $60 million. Michael Anthony is still playing with the band called Chickenfoot which includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. His net worth would undoubtedly increase in the near future.

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Steve Harris Net Worth $60 M

The lead composer and lyricist for the band Iron Maiden has done well for himself. With a fortune that’s over $60 million, this British rock star still influences a lot of the bands today with his type of music, his lyrics and his hair style.

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Frank Zappa  Net Worth $40 M

This American composer, singer, song-writer, rock star and film director, Frank Vincent Zappa had an estimated net worth of $40 million. Frank Zappa earned his net worth by directing films, and producing more than 60 albums for various bands and artists.

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Chad Kroeger Net Worth $30 M

Famous for being the lead singer and guitarist of the band Nickelback, Chad Kroeger’s $30 million net worth is made through tours and album sales and royalties. The best part is, he is engaged to singer and rock star Avril Lavigne. The fame, the fortune and the girl what more could you want?  

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