Unless you are Keith Moon, being a drummer usually relegates you to keeping the rhythm and throwing in a few bits of flair behind the real “stars” of the band out at the front of the stage.
That doesn’t mean that those rhythm men and women aren’t making the big bucks, as is shown in the new list of the top earning drummers put out by the site Celebrity Networth. The site has taken public information about these musicians, including salaries, real estate holdings, music sales, royalties and other source to determine an estimate of the net worth of the top thirty drummers.
Here is the top ten from the list. To see the full list, go to Celebrity Networth.
Ringo Starr – $300 million
Phil Collins – $250 million
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) – $225 million
Don Henley (Eagles) – $200 million
Lars Ulrich (Metallica) – $175 million
Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) – $160 million
Larry Mullen Jr., (U2) – $150 million
Roger Taylor (Queen) – $105 million
Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) – $100 million
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – $90 million