Country music singers are some of the best known music artists in the world. Not only do they dominate the Billboard and country music charts, they also gross a large amount of money and wealth as they become popular. They are famous, witty and dominant in the music industry and they’ve been gaining a lot of fans worldwide with their voice talent.
Here we list the top 10 richest country music singers in the world today. (Ascending order)
- Rascal Flatts, Net Worth- $21 million
A three man group formed by Gary LeVox, Jay ReMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts have been one of the most popular musical group in the world. With seven albums in 2000s, they have been one of the highest selling artists with all their albums certified Platinum. Their 12 singles have ranked #1 in the country music charts, ‘What Hurts the Most’ being the most popular. As of 2015, their net worth is estimated to be $21 million.
- Kenny Chesney, Net Worth- $40 million
Country music singer Kenny Chesney is one of the most loved artists today. With 15 albums in total, 14 of them have been certified gold by RIAA because of the largest sales. The Entertainer of the year from 2004 to 2008, 10 of Chesner’s singles have ranked #1 in the country music charts while his albums have sales record of 30 million. Chesney’s worth stands at $40 million in 2015.
- Keith Urban, Net Worth- $45 million
Who does not know Keith Urban? The country music artist from New Zealand who was brought up in Australia has been famous all around the world. With 14 singles ranking at the top spot, Keith Urban has a great audience. He also is the judge of American Idol and is married to actress Nicole Kidman. ‘The Voice’ coach, Keith Urban has a net worth of $45 million in 2015.
- Tim McGraw, Net Worth- $65 million
Ranked as the 3rd best-selling country singer with over 40 million album sales in US only, Tim McGraw is the son of Tug McGraw, a baseball player. Also the 8th best selling music artist during the era of Soundscan, 25 of his singles have ranked #1 in the country music charts while 11 of his albums have topped the Billboard. Currently married to Faith Hill, Tim McGraw has a net worth of $65 million. Similarly this website also claimed the same amount.
- Reba McEntire, Net Worth – $65 million
The most popular country singer in the early 80s, Reba McEntire debuted in 1977. With 28 albums, all certified gold, 40 of her singers are rated #1 in the country music charts. Also considered as one of the best selling artists of all time, he is also considered ‘Queen of Country Music’ today. She has a net worth of $65 million.
- Faith Hill, Net Worth- $80 million
Married to Tim McGraw, Faith Hill began her career in 1993 with her debut album ‘Take Me As I Am’. She soon became successful in the industry and have several multi-platinum albums and singles. The adult contemporary artist was named best in the 2000s by Billboard and has a whopping net worth of $80 million today.
- Garth Brooks, Net Worth- $150 million
The most popular male country singer of the 90s, Garth Brooks found success in country as well as pop music. His ability to bind rock music to his songs made him the best-selling artist of the era with over 70 million in sales and has 6 albums certified diamond. A member of the ‘Country Music Hall of Fame’ Garth Brooks’ net worth stands at $150 million today.
- Taylor Swift, Net Worth- $220 million
A teen sensation who started her career at just 16, Taylor Swift is one of the best-selling artist in the world today. Known worldwide for her love songs ‘Love Story’ and ‘You Belong with Me’, Swift has been ranked the best female artist in country music in this decade. Known to narrate her life into music, Taylor Swift’s net worth is estimated to be $220 million.
- Dolly Parton, Net Worth- $450 million
A popular music artists who started her career in the 60s, Dolly Parton became famous when she was only 13 years old. With hit singles like ‘Here You Come Again’, she achieved huge success and went on to make several crossover hits that rose her fame and wealth in no time. With over 100 million in record sales, she is considered the most successful female country music artist in the world. Dolly Parton’s net worth is $450 million.
- Toby Keith, Net Worth- $500 million
Toby Keith is the most successful country music singer and record producer in terms of wealth today. With several stakes in different labels that includes top artists like Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, 19 of his singles have peaked to #1 in the music charts while 35 have made their place in the top 10. With over 40 million sales in album worldwide, Toby Keith has also been named ‘$500 million man’ by Forbes.
Few Last words:
These country celebrities might not have grossed money as the highest paid Athletes or these richest rappers in the world, but they surely have big fortunes just after the hip hop artists as Naman Nepal wrote well detailed on his website about wealthy rappers (another great resource for you: “Full net worth“). These country singers surely have made their name in the industry. Not only do they have fame, their enormous wealth is what keeps them in this list. Country music surely is a multi-million industry and these artists have proven it time and again with their album sales and tours. Let us know who your favorite country singer is!