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The Top 30 Richest Drummers in the World!

The Top 30 Richest Drummers in the World!


Steven Adler & Tommy Lee make the list!


The Top 30 Richest Drummers in the World!

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Who are the richest drummers in the world? Most people steer their kids away from learning the drums in favor of less noisy instruments. You may want to reconsider that decision after you find out how rich these thirty musicians became from banging on a drum. As you’re about to see, if you want to make a ton of money drumming it helps to be a member of one of the most commercially successful rock bands in the world. The drummers on this list have played in bands like The Beatles, Metallica, U2 and The Rolling Stones just to name a few… Most have had 30+ year careers banging away at the top of the charts and touring the world’s stadiums to perform for tens of thousands of adoring fans. So how can you become of the richest drummers in the world? First, take a look these examples and maybe you can find some inspiration, then start practicing!

***The figures contained in this list were acquired from all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents’ fees, and lifestyle.***

The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:

1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles)

2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo, Genesis)

3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)

5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)

6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)

7. Larry Mullen Jr – $150 Million (U2)

8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)

9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)

10: Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers)

11: Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182, The Aquabats)

12: Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)

13: Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)

14: Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)

15: Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)

16: Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)

17: Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)

18: Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)

19: Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)

20: Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)

21: Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)

22: Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)

23: Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Conan O’Brien)

24: Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)

25: Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)

26: Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)

27: Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)

28: Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)

29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)

30: Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)


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