Metallica, U2, Nirvana Band Members Among ‘Richest Drummers in the World’

2012-08-30

Story by Charles Ken

Celebrity Networth’s ’30 Richest Drummers in the World’ include members of U2, Metallica and more

Ever wonder what the top drummers in the world rake in at gigs? Well, website CelebrityNetworth.com has just posted the 30 richest drummers in the world, in addition to an approximate dollar amount of what they’re worth, and the numbers are big. The dollar amount takes into account salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worth vales are derived from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents’ fees and lifestyle, according to the website.

Ringing in at No. 1 is no big surprise: Ringo Starr of the Beatles. Phil Collins sits at No. 2, and famed drummer Dave Grohl, the former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman, is No. 3, the latter worth a reported $225 million.

As for the top five richest drummers on the list, Don Henley of the Eagles (No. 4) and Lars Ulrich from Metallica (No. 5) round out the sampling, with Henley pulling in $220 million and Ulrich earning $175 million. Other big-named drummers that made the Top 30 include Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, $90 million), Travis Barker (Blink 182 and the Aquabats, $85 Million), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band, $55 Million), Tre Cool (Green Day, $45 million), Danny Carey (Tool, $40 million) and Tico Torres (Bon Jovi, $40 Million). Check out the full list below via CelebrityNetworth.com.

30 Richest Drummers in the World, according to Celebrity Networth:

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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