The 30 richest drummers in the world


Let’s face it. Often drummers get a bad rap as the ‘least cool’ member of a band. If (like so many of us) you were one of those kids who bugged their parents to get them a drum kit for Christmas every year until you reached your teenage years and came to the stark, harsh realisation of “screw drum kits, it’s the guitarist who gets all the chicks”. We hope that worked out splendidly for you.

But, looking at this list published by the website Celebrity Net Worth recently, perhaps you shouldn’t allow your own children’s pleas for a drum kit to fall on deaf ears. Yes, it appears many drummers (well, at least 30) are having the last laugh as they roll around in their millions and millions of dollars.

According to the website: “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.

So, take Ringo Starr for example. A total legend by any measure,but how many people would list him as their very favourite member of The Beatles? Not that it matters to him, knowing that he has a net worth of  $300 million probably keeps him warm at night. Phil Collins comes in a close second at $250 million, while Foo Fighters/Nirvana’s Dave Grohl can boast a cozy $225 million.

Meanwhile Travis Barker who will be visiting Australia with his bandmates in Blink-182 for Soundwave next year has a net worth of $85 million.

Thinking of dusting off that old drum kit and doing your best to get on this list next year? Then check out the net worth of the 30 richest drummers in the world below:


Net worth of the 30 Richest Drummers in the World ($US)

1: Ringo Starr Net Worth – $300 Million (The Beatles)
2: Phil Collins Net Worth – $250 Million (Solo, Genesis)
3: Dave Grohl Net Worth – $225 Million (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
4: Don Henley Net Worth – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5: Lars Ulrich Net Worth – $175 Million (Metallica)
6: Charlie Watts Net Worth – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7: Larry Mullen Jr Net Worth – $150 Million (U2)
8: Roger Taylor Net Worth – $105 Million (Queen)
9: Joey Kramer Net Worth – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10: Chad Smith Net Worth – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11: Travis Barker Net Worth – $85 Million (Blink 182, The Aquabats)
12: Stewart Copeland Net Worth – $80 Million (The Police)
13: Alex Van Halen Net Worth – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14: Nick Mason Net Worth – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15: Tommy Lee Net Worth – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16: Bill Ward Net Worth – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17: Jon Fishman Net Worth – $60 Million (Phish)
18: Carter Beauford Net Worth – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19: Rick Allen Net Worth – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20: Tre Cool Net Worth – $45 Million (Green Day)
21: Danny Carey Net Worth – $40 Million (Tool)
22: Tico Torres Net Worth – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23: Max Weinberg Net Worth – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Conan O’Brien)
24: Mickey Hart Net Worth – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25: Bill Kreutzmann Net Worth – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26: Neil Peart Net Worth – $22 Million (Rush)
27: Taylor Hawkins Net Worth – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28: Questlove Net Worth – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler Net Worth – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30: Mick Fleetwood Net Worth – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)

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