Golden Strings: The 10 richest Guitarists of 2019By Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/golden-strings-the-10-richest-guitarists-of-2019
Do you like to sing to the guitar in good company? And some musicians have managed to earn a huge fortune with their talent. Guitarists with a worldwide reputation collect concert halls and receive dizzying sums for performances. A six-stringed girlfriend made them real millionaires. From Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney: golden strings generously shower them with a rain of abundance.
Find out which of the musicians managed to earn fabulous money playing the guitar from our material.They are rich, successful and famous thanks to their masterful guitar playing. World-renowned musicians earn millions with their talent, performing in front of huge audiences on the best stages of the planet. Their compositions live in the minds of fans and occupy high places in the charts of radio stations.
10. David Gilmore – $160 million
The talented and creative guitarist of Pink Floyd has been playing in the band since 1968. In addition, he has released four solo albums and has successfully continued his musical career for the sixth decade.
He is often called the most talented rock guitarist in history. Jimmy Page was one of the founders of the legendary Led Zeppelin band, which debuted in 1969.
The famous guitarist of the cult band Queen, thundered in the 70s and 80s. May is not only a musician, but also a candidate of astrophysical sciences. He was Rector of Liverpool John Moore University until 2013. Brian actively defends animal rights, in 2010 he created the Save Me charity foundation.
The famous guitarist has been actively performing since the 60s. His albums are leading in the number of awards received. Rolling Stone magazine placed Dylan in second place in the ranking of the best musicians in history, putting him above Elvis Presley, who received only third place.
Dave Matthews became the frontman of the Dave Matthews Band, named after him. He started playing in his native Virginia in 1991, and then released the album Crash. The performances of Matthews' musical group sold more tickets and earned more money than the concerts of other bands in the United States in the period 2000 – 2010. In 2004, the guitarist received a Grammy for his solo performance "Gravedigger", now he continues to play in his native band.
The talented musician was involved in many projects, but only two of them brought him fame and big profits: Nirvana and Foo Fighters. The guitarist played in "Nirvana" until 1994. After the death of Kurt Cobain and the breakup of the band, Grohl created his own project Foo Fighters, which collects stadiums now. This band has sold 12 million albums (according to 2015 data) and received four Grammys in the nomination "Best Rock Album".
One of the most prominent and influential artists of all time, Eric Clapton is the only guitarist who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: for his participation in the bands Cream, The Yardbirds and for his solo career. The musician is devoted to his black Stratocaster guitar, which he affectionately calls Blackie.
3. Bruce Springsteen – $300 million
The leader of the E Street Band has been successfully working in the music industry for a long time. He has sold over 135 million records worldwide. This earned him the title of the best-selling artist of all time. Springsteen is known for his incendiary live performances and continues to create new compositions.
The Rolling Stones guitarist is one of the most successful and "long–playing" rock musicians in history. Soon he will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his creative career. In addition to working in the cult band, the artist has recorded three solo albums and performs vocal parts, like Mick Jagger, in many Rolling Stones songs.
One of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, sits proudly in the first place of the top rating. Thanks to the huge popularity of the legendary band The Beatles, his fortune far exceeds the wealth of all other guitarists. His career has been successfully lasting for many years, starting from participation in the Beatles and performances as part of his own Wings collective. McCartney's solo projects were as brilliant as playing in musical groups. In 1997, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the history of music.
Talent is given by nature, and it can be sold profitably. The art of guitar playing has made these musicians millionaires, and some even billionaires. The best guitarists in the world not only delight fans, but also earn fabulous sums with their creativity. Recognition, popularity and a brilliant career made them real rich, although almost every one of these artists at first, like many of you, just played in the company for their friends.
As you can see, music is not only a high art, but also an industry in which a lot of money is spinning. Musicians have become rich, doing what they love and receiving huge fees at the same time. Ten of the wealthiest singers and composers vividly demonstrate that the notes in their compositions are really golden.