Several decades ago, in the earlier days of the music industry, popular successful musicians made their livings almost entirely from album sales and concerts tours, with varying amounts also coming from band merchandise and endorsements if they (their management, really) played their cards right.
But today, with the boom of internet technology, online music, and all sorts of platforms on which to access digital media, the music industry has undergone serious changes and likewise have the methods by which the most popular rockstars make their riches. Instead of just album sales and sold out concerts, successful rockstars in the recent decades have built their empires on other projects such as clothing and accessories lines, restaurant and business chains, property and real estate investments, and other lucrative assets.
The infographic embedded below carves out the real list of the world’s richest rock stars in the music business and shows how each reached financial success:
Infographic produced by BearShare.com!