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From Ariana Grande To Lady Gaga: Here Are the Richest Women in Pop

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| LAST UPDATE 01/22/2023

By Chloe Becker

These ladies rock radio airwaves daily, and their music has provided a never-ending soundtrack for our lives. From Ari to Gaga, here are some of the most legendary - and wealthiest - women in pop, ranked by net worth.

33. Charli XCX - $10 Million

Since her rise to fame in 2012, Charli XCX has earned a whopping net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Earning those millions didn't happen by chance - the Claws singer has made strategic moves throughout her career.

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In an interview with New Musical Express, Charli called herself a "businesswoman." "The only time my mind is not thinking about work and new ideas is when I'm partying," she said. "That's why I party so hard - because it's like freedom." This artist sure knows how to work hard, play hard!

32. Camila Cabello - $18 Million

Camila Cabello arguably took a big risk when she left Fifth Harmony to go solo. But considering Celebrity Net Worth lists the singer's worth at about $18 million, we'd say it all worked out! The Havana singer has become a pop icon. Not to mention she and beau Shawn Mendes are a total Hollywood power couple.

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Lucky for us, the starlet previously shared one of her secrets to success. "The key to becoming better and happier is consciously thinking about the habits and patterns that make you get in your own way," Camila said. "And then consciously putting in the work and effort to change those habits into good ones."

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31. Halsey - $20 Million

Next on our ranking of pop's wealthiest women is Halsey, with a net worth of roughly $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The talented artist has come a long way - after dropping out of college at 19 years old, Halsey's parents kicked her out, and she was homeless for some time.

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"I remember one time I had $9 in my bank account," she told Rolling Stone. "And bought a four-pack of Red Bull and used it to stay up overnight over the course of two or three days because it was less dangerous to not sleep than it was to sleep somewhere random."

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30. Billie Eilish - $30 Million

Celebrity Net Worth estimates Billie Eilish has a net worth of about $30 million. But somehow, that's not the most impressive thing about this young artist! In the last two years, the Bad Guy singer has taken home seven Grammys and countless other awards.

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The 19-year-old credits following her gut for much of her success. "I didn't realize [the best decisions I've ever made] were the best decisions until way later," Eilish shared. "Like, sticking to my own ideas and treatments for videos [and] all my own ideas for artwork."

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29. Rita Ora - $30 Million

Rita Ora began her career singing in English pubs. Today, she has a hefty net worth of $30 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. Ora's musical success and brand partnerships with the likes of Skullcandy Headphones and Calvin Klein have lent to her monetary achievements.

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But at $30 million, Rita is still not done hustling. "I think you always have to prove you have that staying power, even if you've already achieved so much, you think you can't get any bigger," she explained. "There's always that thought in the back of your mind, 'Where am I going to be next year?'"

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28. Ellie Goulding - $30 Million

With a net worth of around $30 million, as valued by Celebrity Net Worth, Ellie Goulding gets a hard-earned spot on our list. After releasing her debut album in 2010, the artist quickly reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. But Goulding has been open about how life in the limelight isn't all rainbows and butterflies.

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The singer even took a break from music for two years. "I'd just become a robot that was able to walk on stage and perform energetically and wildly," she said. "But actually, I was just exhausted... I wasn't really able to enjoy anything properly." Fortunately, she's since returned and given us some unforgettable pop tracks.

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27. Sia - $30 Million

Sia began her musical career with the acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. About two decades later, she skyrocketed to fame when 1000 Forms of Fear, the star's sixth studio album, debuted at number 1 in the U.S. Billboard 200. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sia now has a net worth of about $30 million.

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A few years into her success, the Cheap Thrills performer still couldn't believe she'd become a pop legend. "I do spend a lot of time pinching myself. I have to say it's been pretty amazing. I might cry. It's been really amazing," Sia emotionally shared. "I'm honestly surprised that things are working out so well for me."

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26. Dua Lipa - $35 Million

Dua Lipa signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2014 and released her debut album in 2017. Fast forward a few years, and it's hard to imagine our lives without her music rocking the airwaves. Celebrity Net Worth reports the We're Good singer sits on a net worth of $35 million. And Lipa is not slowing down anytime soon!

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After winning two Grammys in 2019, the pop artist was back on the award stage this year as she won Best Pop Vocal Album. "I'm just so grateful and so honored," Dua said in her acceptance speech. "And I really want to say a massive, massive thank you to all the fans... This is all because of you."

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25. Demi Lovato - $40 Million

Demi Lovato has a hefty net worth of $40 million, as listed by Celebrity Net Worth. The Albuquerque, New Mexico native has accumulated her millions through a successful acting, singing, and songwriting career. But it's no secret that Demi has been through a lot since her time on Disney Channel's Camp Rock.

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In Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, the starlet got real about her struggles since becoming famous. Thankfully, she's come out stronger than ever. "I feel so good," Lovato recently told CBS. "I feel more joy in my life than I've ever felt because I'm not quieting or diminishing any part of myself." We love to hear it!

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24. Kelly Clarkson - $45 Million

"My goal was just to be a backup singer - I never intended to be in front," Kelly Clarkson admitted in a 2011 interview with The Guardian. But then the singer auditioned for American Idol and, as they say, the rest is history. Clarkson hit the jackpot after winning the series' first season.

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The pop star has since released eight albums and garnered a net worth of around $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Kelly has proven her talents go beyond the music stage. In 2019, The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered to raving reviews and earned the artist three Daytime Emmy Awards.

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23. Cyndi Lauper - $50 Million

Remember the hit songs Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time? Yeah, well, we can thank this legendary woman for those irreplaceable tracks. Cyndi Lauper is considered one of the most successful pop stars of her time and has a career that's spanned four decades.

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Once bullied in school because of her eccentric style and funky hair colors, this starlet has undoubtedly proved those old haters wrong. She's got the music and the money to prove it. Celebrity Net Worth values Lauper's net worth to be around $50 million. It looks like girls just wanna have fun and become millionaires.

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22. Avril Lavigne - $60 Million

This pop figure saw great success early on in life. By the time she was 15, Avril Lavigne had performed with Shania Tain. At 16, the singer had already signed a two-album recording contract with Artista Records valued at over $2 million. Twenty years later, Celebrity Net Worth puts Avril's net worth at about $60 million.

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Lavigne's debut studio album, 2002's Let Go, is still the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist. So how did it feel to be an adolescent pop star? "It was a whirlwind," Lavigne said of being a teenage girl touring the world. "It was so magical and unbelievable."

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21. Britney Spears - $70 Million

It's hard to imagine a world without the iconic Britney Spears. From the early Baby One More Time to 2008's Womanizer, Spears is arguably one of the most influential figures in pop. The starlet is commonly credited for reviving teen pop in the late 1990s.

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Celebrity Net Worth estimates Spears has a net worth of about $70 million. Her Hollywood journey famously began on The Mickey Mouse Club, alongside Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. She's had a lot of ups and downs since then, but one thing's for sure: Britney will always be the Princess of Pop.

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20. Carly Simon - $80 Million

From You're So Vain to a Mockingbird, a famous duet with ex-husband James Taylror, Carly Simon has cemented her place in the music industry. Forty years after her first album release, Celebrity Net Worth values her at $80 million. One of the celebrated starlet's favorite parts about performing? The fans.

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"When I was doing concerts, I would ask the lighting people to turn down the stage lights and turn up the house lights, so I could see the audience," Simon shared. "One night, somebody sang along on every song, grinning all the time... It was such an up for me."

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19. Selena Gomez - $95 Million

Selena Gomez secures a spot on the list with an estimated net worth of $95 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. But this pop icon recently revealed she might be leaving the industry. "It's hard to keep doing music when people don't necessarily take you seriously," Selena told Vogue.

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"I've had moments where I've been like, 'What's the point? Why do I keep doing this?'" Gomez continued. "I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that, I'm so thankful. For that, I keep going... I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music."

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18. Kylie Minogue - $120 Million

It's hardly surprising to see another one of the iconic stars who paved the way for today's female artists on this list of richest women in pop. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Kylie Minogue sits on a whopping $120 million, bringing us into the nine-digits.

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So what keeps The Loco-Motion singer motivated to make new music over thirty years since her first studio album? "I just really like the 'work' part of it," she said. "Oh, I love it so much. It's not the glamorous part at all that draws me. I would always rather be back in the studio again."

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17. Gwen Stefani - $160 Million

From being the lead singer of No Doubt to launching a successful solo career, Gwen Stefani is a pop powerhouse and her net worth is B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Celebrity Net Worth puts the former The Voice judge's assets at around $160 million. We'd say that's not too shabby!

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This powerful woman's key to success? Being her unstoppable self. "I definitely look back at myself and what I've been is just me. I haven't tried to be anything else," Gwen explained. "I mean every song that I write is just from my own life experience, so I just keep trying to be myself."

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16. Christina Aguilera - $160 Million

From 2002's Dirrty to 2014's Say Something, Christina Aguilera has proven her musical talents know no limits. Along with Britney Spears, Pink, and other amazing women, Christina arguably defined early 2000s pop. And today, she's got the net worth to show it.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Genie in a Bottle singer sits on about $160 million. "It's very sweet to look back... and remember how things felt, to see my journey until now," Aguilera told Haute Living. I'm very proud of it... It's been quite the ride." We're just grateful the ride continues.

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15. Miley Cyrus - $160 Million

Miley Cyrus is another pop symbol not afraid to show she can do it all. Since her days on Hannah Montana, the starlet has constantly evolved - both personally and musically. Celebrity Net Worth puts the former Disney Channel star's net worth at around $160 million.

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But for someone who is so unapologetically herself, Cyrus recently made a surprising confession - wearing a blonde wig all those years caused a sort of identity crisis. "[It] was drilled into my head [that] without being Hannah Montana, no one cares about you," she said. "I really had to break that."

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14. Janet Jackson - $180 Million

We had no doubt the tenth and youngest member of the Jackson family would be here. Despite not being a key member of The Jackson 5, she starred in the televised series The Jacksons in 1976 and others, such as Good Times, Diff'rent Strokes, and Fame. Still, she ultimately landed in the music industry like her brothers.

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When it was time to take control of the microphone, she blew us all away with her Jackson vocals. Throughout her career, she achieved 10 No.1's and 27 top 10's. Her major breakthrough was Together Again, which peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks. Other famous hits include Nasty and When I Think of You.

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13. Pink - $200 Million

"This is the longest-running fluke in history," Pink said of her musical achievements, adding, "And I'm into it." But we think it takes much more than a lengthy stroke of good luck to have a net worth of around $200 million, as estimated by Celebrity Net Worth.

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The pop singer can be humble all she wants, but we're here to brag on her behalf. Since rising to fame, Pink has been nominated for 20 Grammy awards. She has also sold over 90 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's highest-selling music artists.

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12. Adele - $220 Million

With an estimated net worth of $220 million, as listed by Celebrity Net Worth, Adele gets a well-earned spot on this list. On top of all that cash, she's won a whopping 15 Grammys. The Rolling in the Deep singer attributes her grand success in part to being vulnerable.

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"I'm not shy or embarrassed to be falling apart," Adele explained. "Everyone falls apart, I think. A lot of people try to be brave and not shed a tear... [And] even though my music is melancholy, there's also joy in that. I hope I do bring joy to people's lives."

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11. Ariana Grande - $240 Million

Surprised to see Ariana Grande on this list? Yeah, we aren't either. Celebrity Net Worth puts the incredible performer's net worth at $240 million. And the God is a Woman singer has a lot to say about the music industry's treatment of her fellow female artists.

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"I'll never be able to swallow the fact that people feel the need to attach a successful woman to a man when they say her name," Grande said. "I saw a headline... they called someone another someone's ex, and that [made me mad.] This person has had so many great records in the last year... Call her by her name!" Tell 'em, Ari!

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10. Shakira - $300 Million

Kicking it up a notch, or by a few million, is the one-and-only Shakira. Celebrity Net Worth reports the Hips Don't Lie singer has a net worth of about $300 million. The Columbian-born performer has continually topped Billboard charts with her pop and Latin tracks.

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The secret to Shakira's success might be that she always strives for better. "I can really be hard on myself, wanting it to be 100% perfect, but I know perfection doesn't exist, but it's a lesson I haven't quite learned yet," the artist shared. "If it were up to me, I wouldn't be celebrating any of my performances."

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9. Lady Gaga - $320 Million

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lady Gaga boasts assets worth about $320 million. With 12 Grammys and one Oscar, that's hardly surprising. According to the Bad Romance performer, success is all about not quitting. "I've worked hard for a long time, and it's not about... winning," she said.

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"But what it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it," Gaga continued. "There's a discipline for passion. And it's not about how many times you get rejected, or you fall down, or you're beaten up. It's about how many times you stand up and are brave, and you keep going."

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8. Katy Perry - $330 Million

With hit songs like California Girls and Firework, Katy Perry has accumulated a net worth of about $330 million, as listed by Celebrity Net Worth. But Katy's road to riches didn't come without its struggles. The singer has been open about mental health struggles and how those experiences have shaped her music.

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"It was so important for me to be broken so that I could find my wholeness in a whole different way and be more dimensional than just living my life like a thirsty pop star all the time," Perry said. "Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life."

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7. Mariah Carey - $340 Million

From the recording studio to the big screen, Mariah Carey has made Hollywood history. Celebrity Net Worth estimates the singer's net worth to be around $340 million. This pop figure isn't afraid to take credit for all of her accomplishments - and rightfully so.

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During a CNN New Year's Eve interview, Andy Cohen said Carey "recorded" the hit song All I Want For Christmas Is You, and the artist quickly corrected him. "As a writer, I wrote that song," Mariah said. "You said 'recorded,' so I just had to clarify that for the folks at home."

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6. Taylor Swift - $400 Million

Taylor Swift may have started in the country genre, but the multi-talented gal has paved her own path in the pop universe. Eleven Grammys in, Celebrity Net Worth reports the singer is worth about $400 million. But with all of these hundreds of millions has also come plenty of unwanted media attention.

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Tay's advice for upcoming artists facing the same thing? Keep doing your thing. "Anybody who puts anything out in the world, if it has a bit of success now that comes with scrutiny," she said. "And that's something that I tell a lot of new artists and a lot of people who I ended up talking to."

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5. Jennifer Lopez - $400 Million

We might know miss Lopez as Jenny from the block - back in the day. However, before her famous hit, she began her career as a Fly Girl dancer on the sketch comedy series In Living Color. However, her first major role was as Selena in 1997, making her the first Hispanic actress to earn over $1 million for a film!

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J.Lo is known for endless roles, such as Marissa, the maid in Manhattan, and of course, her most recent role as Ramona in Hustlers. In 1991, she dropped her debut studio album, On the 6, at the age of 29. Since then, she has had two No.1 albums on the Billboard 200 charts and four Billboard Hot 100 No.1 singles. Yes, queen!

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4. Beyonce - $500 Million

Taking the number three spot on this list and inching us closer to number one is Beyonce. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Queen B sits on about $500 million. But Mrs. Knowles-Carter isn't concerned with being the best in the industry - she has a higher mission than that.

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"Being number 1 [is] no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That's fulfilling," Bey told Elle magazine. With tracks like Formation and Black Parade, we'd say the award-winning performer is already achieving her goal.

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3. Celine Dion - $800 Million

Our hearts will forever go on for Miss Dion. The Canadian icon has been dubbed the best French-language artist of all time after becoming involved in a range of genres… and making it work! There is no one quite like Celine, especially with vocals like that. Yet, her rise to worldwide fame was unique and rare.

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Celine was not discovered through social media or by an agent. Instead, the iconic pop star claimed her name after appearing as a contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988. She had an international breakthrough after recording the track for Disney's Beauty and The Beast, which won her an Academy Award and a Grammy! Not too shabby.

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2. Madonna - $850 Million

Number one on our ranking and one of the world's richest singers is the "Queen of Pop" - Madonna. Celebrity Net Worth estimates the Material Girl singer has a net worth of about $850 million. So how did this legend build her fortune over the last four decades?

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The Queen of Pop has stayed relevant in the music industry by continually reinventing herself. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she's made her millions through chart-topping music, starring in films throughout the 1990s, and wise real estate and art investments.

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1. Rihanna - $1.7 Billion

Our girl Riri might not have released new music in recent years, but the businesswoman's multi-million dollar empire arguably flourished from her success as a pop artist, first. The Barbados-born starlet has a net worth of about $1.7 billion, as listed by Celebrity Net Worth.

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"I just started branching out into different creative outlets. That's what makes me happy," Rihanna said of her move from singer to entrepreneur. And there's no doubt Ri is good at what she does - in its first two months alone, Fenty Beauty made a $100 million revenue.

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