Many of the bands which top the list were formed in the late 20th century and have maintained their position as such till now. Even though the founding members of many of these bands are no longer a part of them, people still show constant love and support to their tracks and albums. Here is the list of top 10 richest music bands in the world in 2018.
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10. Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony is an American girl music band which consists of Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, and Lauren Jauregui. Camila Cabello was also a member of this band but she left the group on 18th December 2016. The musical band was formed in 2012 and is based in Miami. The band gained popularity after the release of their first two albums- ‘Better Together’ and ‘Reflections’. The current net worth of this group is around 22 million US dollars which makes it the tenth richest music bands in the world.
9. Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts is a trio band consisting of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Don Rooney. This American based band was formed in Columbus in Ohio in 1999. The band gained popularity with their tracks – ‘Bless the Broken Road’ and ‘What Hurts the Most’. The trio has composed over 11 studio albums till date and more than 20 of the songs of these albums were a success. The current net worth of the trio band is around 34 million US dollars which makes them the ninth richest bands in 2018.
Muse is an English band which mainly composes songs and tracks of the music genre ‘Rock’. The band was formed in 1994 and consists of Matt Bellamy who is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and also handles keyboard, Dominic Howard, who handles the drums and percussion and Chris Wolstenholme, who handles the guitar, keyboard, bass and is also the back vocalist. They gained popularity when their tracks were included in the Hollywood hit “Twilight”. The band is mainly known for composing tracks of alternative rock, art rock, and hard rock. The current net worth of the band is around 35 million US dollars and that makes the band eight richest in the world.
AC/DC was formed in 1973 by the siblings Angus Young and Malcolm. This Australian based Hard rock band currently consists of Angus Young, Axl Rose, Stevie Young and Chris Slade. AC/DC is one of the oldest brands in the world but still manages to hold on to their position in the list of the richest bands in the world. Till date, the band has made 17 albums and sold more than 22 million records in the United States of America alone. The current net worth of the band is about 35 million US dollars.
6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an American rock band which was formed in 1976 by Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Stan Lynch and Ron Blair. Now, the band has Scott Thurston and Steve Ferrone instead of Tom Petty and Stan Lynch. Some of the famous singles of the band are “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, “Refugee”, “The Waiting”, and “American Girl”. The current net worth of the band is approximately equal to 38 million US dollars.
5. Dave Matthews Band
This American rock band was formed in 1991 in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA. The band initially consisted of Dave Matthews, Stefan Lessard, LeRoi Moore and Carter Beauford. The band now consists of only three members – LeRoi Moore, Peter Griesar, and Butch Taylor. The band is commonly known as DMB and currently has a net worth of 51 million US dollars.
4. The Eagles
Initially founded by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon in 1971, The Eagles is a rock band based in Los Angeles in the USA. Now, the band consists of Don Felder (in the place of Don Henley) along with the founding members. The Eagles is categorised as the best-selling bands of all time. Three songs (“Witchy woman”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Take It Easy”) of their debut album Eagles were an instant hit. The band has won 6 Grammy awards and currently has a net worth of 60 million US dollars.
3. The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas is a rapper band based in the United States of America and consists of the rappers Will.i.am, Apl.De.Ap, Taboo and Fergie. The band was founded in 1992 and was known as Black Eyed Pods till 1995. They rose to the popularity with their single “Where is the Love?” which was released in 2003. This American band has won 3 Grammy awards and currently has a net worth of 61 million US dollars.
2. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a rock band hailing from Sayreville, New Jersey in the United States of America and was formed in 1983. The band now consists of Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Phil X and Hugh McDonald. They gained popularity with the release of their third album “Slippery When Wet”. They continued their success with the fourth album (“New Jersey”) as well. According to a report, the band has collected around 200 million US dollars by playing for only 74 shows and that too in 12-16 months. The annual net worth of the band is approximately equal to 125 million US dollars.
Initially formed in 1976, U2 consists of Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton. The band is a rock band that hails from Dublin in Ireland. The band was formed when the members were teenagers and was studying in Mount Temple Comprehensive School and they did not have proper skills and proficiency in music. After four years of the formation of the band, they were signed with the Island Records and released their debut album named “Boy” in 1980. Till date, they have composed 13 studio albums of which all were successful. The band currently has a net worth of 195 million US dollars which makes the band the richest band in the world in 2018.
The above bands have paved their way to the list with constant hard work and teamwork. There are also bands that were formed in the 1970s but still top the list proving that music can never go out of style.