Who Are The World's Richest Rock Stars? [INFOGRAPHIC]
It's a generally-recognized fact that famous artists and musicians tend to make a good chunk of money from their careers by building lucrative revenue streams from things like album sales, concerts and tours, sponsorships and endorsements, merchandise sales, intellectual property loyalties, and proceeds from various other projects. Basically, if a musician has top-shelf management and consistent career success, then the sky's the limit when it comes to amassing great riches.
While one might assume that the titans of the pop music world are the ones banking the most money (based on their excessively glamorous lifestyles, high-budget concerts in sold-out venues, and enormous media footprints), the true moneymakers in music are actually in the rock n' roll, R&B, and rap genres. Why? Because they're primarily the ones who reinvesting their riches into real estate, fine art, clothing and product lines, chain stores, and other high-return ventures.
This infographic below, entitled "Who Are The World's Richest Rock Stars?", gives the low-down on exactly who in the history of the music industry is the richest and most successful, as well as providing details on where most of their money comes from. You might be surprised!
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