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Madonna Named As World's Richest Recording Artist

Madonna tops a new list of the world's wealthiest recording artists, besting fellow 1 percenters Paul McCartney and Dr. Dre. According to Wealth-X's net worth valuation of the pop queen, Madge is worth a staggering $800 million.

That's significantly less than the one billion the New York Post valued her at in 2013, but it's far ahead of Sir Paul, whose net worth Wealth-X places at $660. For those of you who thought Macca had more scratch, keep in mind that his wife, Nancy Shevell, is worth a reported $300 million. So although the McCartney couple is worth more than Madge, the former Beatle isn't richer than her on his own.

Following McCartney comes Dr. Dre who - despite that massive Beats deal with Apple - is at No. 3 on the list with $650 million. Speaking of rap moguls, Diddy is the fourth-wealthiest recording artist in 2014 - although at this point, both Dr. Dre and Diddy are more businessmen than active recording artists.

But keep in mind that this is a list of the world's wealthiest recording artists. When you include musicians as a whole, you open the list up to composers and theater moguls like Andrew Lloyd Webber - a man worth around $1.2 billion. So clearly, Cats pays better than Beatles.

From Billboard.com

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Rabbit Bunny

Madonna not only is the richest, she is also the best artist ever in Rock-she cries in her art and music. Madonna wants to make the world a better and happier and above all kinder place because she is love, art and music in the total package we call life itself! Brilliant, Madonna!

Daniel

And what about Benny Andersson from Abba. I heard his wealth alone is around 100$

gary

Must be nice. LoL

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