In this Article I’ll give you the Top 10 richest Music Producers, their Networths, a little bit of their bio and some songs they produced.
|Top 10 richest Music Producers in the World; Dr Dre, Rick Rubin and Simon Cowell|
Most People are quite conversant with popular songs they stream on Spotify, Apple Music, boomplay and other Music Apps. I wouldn’t say all of us, but most of us forget that there are Masterminds who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring these songs to life. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 richest Music Producers in the World;
- Dr Dre
- Simon Cowell
- Quincy Jones
- Rick Rubin
- Robert John Lange
- Baby Face
- Burt Bacharach
- David Foster
- George Martin
Networth – $800 Million
When it Comes down to Who’s the richest Music Producer in the World? I got a frank answer for you, it’s Dr Dre.
|Richest Producer in the World, Dr Dre|
Dr Dre’s Real Name is Andre Romelle Young, he was born on February 18, 1965 in California, United States. Dr Dre has been in the music industry for Over 36 years now, quite a long time isn’t it? He’s not only a Record Producer, he’s also a rapper, songwriter, audio engineer and an Entrepreneur.
Dr Dre has produced songs for one of the worlds most viral Artists including
The Legendary 2pac
- 50 Cent
- The DOC
- Snoop Dogg
- Warren G
- Anderson Paak
Dr Dre has won a total of 6 Grammy Awards throughout his Career, three of which are for his Engineering, let’s take a look at them;
- Let Me Ride – Best Rap Solo Performance in 1996
- Forgot About Dre [Ft Eminem] – Best Rap Performance by a duo or Group in 2000
- The Marshall Mathers LP [As Engineer] – Best Rap Album 2001
- Producer Of the Year 2002
- Crack a bottle [with 50 Cent and Eminem] – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group 2010
- Relapse [As Engineer] – Best Rap Album 2010
This is Where we wrap it up for Dr Dre, for those who play GTA Auto Online, Y’all know Dr Dre’s a Character in the Game.
Networth – $500 Million
Number 2 on our list of Top 10 richest Music Producers in the world is Simon Philip Cowell. He was born on 7th October 1959, he’s an English television personality, entrepreneur, and record executive.
|World’s Second Richest Music Producer|
Cowell is the founder of British Entertainment Company named Syco, he’s been a judge on several Talent hunt TV Series including;
- Pop Idol [2001-2003]
- The X factor UK [2004-2010, 2014-2018]
- Britain’s Got Talent [2007 till date]
- American Idol [2002-2010]
- The X factor US [2011-2013]
- America’s Got Talent [2016-Present]
According to Sunday Times Richlist
Simon Cowell was recognized as one of the Wealthiest People in the UK. Cowell collaborated with Several Vocalists in his Charity Single ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ which include;
- Robbie Williams
- Dua Lipa
- Roger Daltrey
- Rita Ora
The Song reached Number One of the UK Singles Chart.
Networth – $500 Million
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and film and television producer.
|Quincy Jones with Michael Jackson in the 80s|
His career lasted 70 years in the entertainment industry with a huge record 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992.
He Married Jeri Caldwell in 1957 and divorced her in 1966, a year after he got remarried to Ulla Andersson, their marriage lasted 7 years before they divorced. The Same year, He met Peggy Lipton, Married Her and they got divorced in 1989.
Networth – $250 Million
Frederick Jay Rubin born March 10, 1963 also known as DJ Double R and The Loudness King has been a record producer since 1981.
|Rick Rubin – 4th Richest Music Producer in the World|
In 2007, MTV called him “the most important producer of the last 20 years“, and the same year, Rubin appeared on Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
Some Of his Works and Awards include;
- Unchained – Best Country Album 1998
- Not ready to make nice – Record Of the Year 2007
- Taking the Long Way – Best Country Album 2007
- FutureSex – Album of the Year 2007
- Stadium Arcadium – Best Rock Album 2007
- Non Classical Producer of the Year 2009
- 21 – Album of the Year 2012
- The New Abnormal – Best Rock Album 2021..
Robert John Lange
Networth – $220 Million
Robert John “Mutt” Lange (born 11 November 1948) is a Zambian-born South African record producer and songwriter.
|Zambian Born Robert John Mutt Lange is the 5th Richest Music Producer in the World|
He is known for his work in the studio, producing many of rock’s most famous albums, he’s also partnered with famous stars like;
- Def Leppard
- The Boomtown Rats
- Michael Bolton
- Bryan Adams
- Billy Ocean
- Celine Dion
- Britney Spears
- The Corrs
- Maroon 5
- Lady Gaga
He also wrote and produced songs with his now divorced wife, Shania Twain who is a Canadian Singer.
Networth – $200 Million
Kenneth Brian Edmonds, better known by his stage name Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
|Kenneth Brian Edmonds, better known by his stage name Babyface|
In 1999, Babyface received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement presented by Awards Council member Coretta Scott King at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
On August 30, 2006, Babyface was honored as a BMI Icon at the 6th annual BMI Urban Awards. Throughout his career, Babyface has won the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year trophy seven times and a total of 51 BMI Awards, which includes Song of the Year for his Toni Braxton hit, “Breathe Again”, in 1994.
Networth – $160 Million
Burt Freeman Bacharach born May 12, 1928 is an American songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s.
|Burt Freeman Bacharach in the 70’s|
Bacharach is a six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.
Networth – $85 Million
9th on our list is no other than Timbaland. His real name is Timothy Zachery Mosley, he’s an American musician, record producer, DJ, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
|Timbaland is the 9th World’s Richest Music Producer|
Timbaland has received 21 Grammy Award nominations, winning four awards: one of them is for his collaboration with Timberlake on “SexyBack” in 2007, and another one for “LoveStoned”, another collaboration with Timberlake, in 2008.
Networth – $65 Million
He was referred to as the “Fifth Beatle” in reference to his extensive involvement in each of the Beatles’ original albums.
|Late Sir George Martin died on 8 March 2016|
George Martin (3rd January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an American Songwriter, record producer, audio engineer and musician.
In his career he produced 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States.
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