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Is Paul McCartney still the wealthiest musician in the world?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by munkycharmz, Aug 30, 2003.

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  1. Reading one of the other threads I read this by Nicklas
    Is this true? He probably is the wealthiest person who obtained his wealth from music, right? Does anyone know if anyother rich people, like super rich, wealthier than Sir Paul, play any instruments or anything like that?

    Maybe the Walton family is in a band together like the Patridge's.
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Actually, David Bowie is the richest musician. So much so that you can actually buy stock in David Bowie. No kidding. He may be music's first billionaire.
  3. Who would have thought..the first billioniare ROCK musician was gay..lol. That's life for ya though :D

    Metallica is pretty rich, they are the highest paid band in terms of record sales..$4 a CD. $1 a member, that's nuts.

    They easily earn $5 million a year doing nothing.
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    No way is Robert Trujio (sp?) making a quarter-he's probably doubling as Lars' drum tech just to get by ;) I've always imagined that there are a lot of very wealthy individuals who are either musicians or instrument collectors based on the number of super-high end basses that have sold (Drozds, Ritters, Alembics, etc.), compared to the number that are actually seen. Somebody's gotta own 'em.
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I fail to see how Mr. Bowies sexual exploits have anything to do with his wealth. You don't become a billionaire selling sex.
  6. Well you could theoretically. Just need a good way to advertise. I bet if Britney Spears made a porno and charged an arm and a kidney for it she could make some good money.
  7. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I thought Bowie was bisexual? :confused:
  8. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Is it me or was he also married to the older african american super model Iman?
  9. he's been married more thne once i htought and he had sex with the lead singer of the stones.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    wow, did this thread go off topic or what :confused:

    anyways, i was thinking michael jackson probably made tons of moola, but as soon as i thought about him the started talking on the news about how much debt hes got :p
  11. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    Hasn't everybody?
  12. I heard he had sex with Mick Jagger and thats what 'Angie' was written about or something like that. To calm one of their wives down who found out about it.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Yeah, I thought ojust the thread title sucked, now I see the whole thing does.


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