By: Tanika Gentry

Ever wondered what kind of job you can do that will allow you to stay at home, doing something you & millions of people all over the world will absolutely love, and make millions of dollars while doing it? Well, look no further, cuz boy, do I have the job for you! What’s the job you say? Why, SONG WRITING, of course!

If you have the skill and ability to write a great hit song, you stand to make millions in the long run. Master the super human capability to whip out hit songs at the drop of a hat, and the royalties will pay you (and generations of your beneficiaries) for life!

According to, the following songwriters are the 15 richest of all time. Most of them also double as members of some pretty popular rock bands you may (or may not) know and love. But, whether or not you openly admit you appreciate & listen to their music, there’s one thing for sure….NUMBERS DON’T LIE. These guys are the best of the best when it comes to getting money in this music game.

15) Tim Rice $200 million

14) Pete Townsend $215 Million

13) Herb Alpert $250 Million

12) Mick Jagger $300 Million

11) Michael Jackson $350 Million

10) Sting $395 Million

09) George Harrison $400 Million

08) Jimmy Buffet $400 Million

07) Dolly Parton $450 Million

06) Jay-Z $475 Million

05) Mariah Carey $500 Million

04) Sean “Diddy” Combs $550 Million

03) Bono $600 Million

02) Paul McCartney $800 Million

01) Andrew Lloyd Weber $1.2 Billion

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