The 20 richest lead singers in the world

10th Sep 2012 | 15:00

The 20 richest lead singers in the world
20 Richest Lead Singers
They strut, they scream - and they coin it in

Every band needs a singer. At the very least they need to be able to hold a tune in a bucket, but the very best can whip a crowd up into a frenzy and look good doing it. While the rest of the band toils away behind them, putting in the hard yards required to bring both the rock and the roll, the singer is at the front taking all the glory and, as it turns out, all the cash.

According to the folks at Celebrity Networth, these are the singers that have amassed the greatest fortunes on the back of good looks, a decent voice and hips that don't lie. The calculations that follow are based on publicly available information (including sources such as Forbes and The Sunday Times) and include salaries and real estate holdings. The final totals include deductions for taxes, manager and agent fees, and lifestyle.

It's almost enough to make you want to step behind the mic yourself...

The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Sammy Hagar (Van Halen)
Net worth: $120 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Net worth: $120 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Net worth: $130 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Net worth: $130 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
Net worth: $145 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
Net worth: $150 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
James Hetfield (Metallica)
Net worth: $175 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Bruce Springsteen
Net worth: $200 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
David Bowie
Net worth: $215 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Rod Stewart
Net worth: $220 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Net worth: $225 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Prince
Net worth: $250 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Dave Matthews (Dave Matthews Band)
Net worth: $250 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Phil Collins
Net worth: $250 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Sting (The Police)
Net worth: $290 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
Net worth: $305 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Elton John
Net worth: $320 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Jimmy Buffett
Net worth: $400 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Bono (U2)
Net worth: $600 million
The 20 richest lead singers in the world
Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
Net worth: $800 million
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