How much is Simon Cowell worth? Thanks to shows like X Factor and American Idol, Simon Cowell is worth $330 million and lands on the Sunday Times Rich List of Britain’s music millionaires. What Simon earns, however, is small time compared to other people on the list — and in fact, he comes in at number six on music’s richest list. Find out who topped music’s richest list.
Each year the Sunday Times puts out its Rich List of Britain’s music millionaires, and Simon Cowell, Sir Paul McCartney and Elton John are some of the wealthy music men that made the list.
Cowell’s $330 million fortune is thanks to his SyCo music label, as well as his reality shows including America’s Got Talent and X Factor.
Clive Calder, who is the owner of Zomba Records, nabbed the top spot, earning a whopping $2.1 billion! Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is known as the most commercially successful composer, comes in second place earning $1,124 million.
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney brings in the big bucks at $818 million, while Sir Elton John ($322M), Mick Jagger ($314M), Sting ($297M) and Keith Richards ($289M) round out the list.
Although it is strange no women made the list, check out the top earners below:
Top 10 music money makers
1. Clive Calder — $2.1 billion
2. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber — $1,124 million
3. Cameron Mackintosh — $1,115 million
4. Sir Paul McCartney — $818 million
5. Simon Fuller — $619 million
6. Simon Cowell — $330 million
7. Sir Elton John — $322 million
8. Sir Mick Jagger — $314 million
9. Sting — $297 million
10. Keith Richards — $289 million
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