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Who are the richest drummers in the world? Most people steer their kids away from learning the drums in favor of less noisy instruments. You may want to reconsider that decision after you find out how rich these thirty musicians became from banging on a drum. As you’re about to see, if you want to make a ton of money drumming it helps to be a member of one of the most commercially successful rock bands in the world. The drummers on this list have played in bands like The Beatles, Metallica, U2 and The Rolling Stones just to name a few… Most have had 30+ year careers banging away at the top of the charts and touring the world’s stadiums to perform for tens of thousands of adoring fans. So how can you become of the richest drummers in the world? First, take a look these examples and maybe you can find some inspiration, then start practicing!


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The Richest Drummers



***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.***


The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:



  • #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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