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Top 20 Richest Country Singers Of All Time

Whether you're a Dolly Parton fan, a Swiftie, or just can't get enough of George Strait; you've likely already checked out the Ledger Note Top 10 Richest Country Singers in the World for 2022 came out on July 12. Because we understand your love for country music, we have updated that list to encompass 20 names, so you'll know exactly how your favorite singer is faring this year.

Ranking last (but not least!) in the Top 20 Richest Country Singers Worldwide based on estimated net worth, album sales, tour revenue, and endorsement deals, Willie Nelson has amassed a $25 million fortune as of 2022. With a music career spanning nearly six decades, Nelson, 89, is one of the most well-known country singers in the world. According to Money Inc, he has recorded over 70 studio albums and is still creating music today.

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19. Vince Gill – $35 Million

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22-time Grammy winner Vince Gill is sitting pretty at #19 with an estimated net worth of $35 million. The 65-year-old country legend has recorded over 20 studio albums and sold over 26 million records. He's also been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

18. Zac Brown – $50 Million

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At 44 years old, Zac Brown boasts a net worth of $50 million. As part of the Zac Brown Band, he has sold over 9 million albums and has had over 15 singles reach #1 with over 10 billion streams. Brown is also the founder of the Southern Ground Artists record label and owns a restaurant chain that has added to his income.

17. Miranda Lambert – $60 Million

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Miranda Leigh Lambert, 38, has amassed a $60 million fortune since starting her music career in early 2001. The 2018 Academy of Country Music winner has been nominated to the Grammys 21 times and won three times.

16. Keith Urban – $80 Million

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Keith Urban, 54, has an estimated net worth of $80 million. The Australian country music singer, songwriter, and record producer, married to Nicole Kidman, 55, has sold over 15 million albums and has had more than two dozen songs top the Billboard charts.

15. Tim McGraw – $85 Million

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Tim McGraw, 55, is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He's had ten albums climb to the highest position on Top Country Albums charts. His music and acting career have earned him an $85 million fortune as of 2022. His wife, Faith Hill, is also on this list, several positions higher.

14. Brad Paisley – $95 Million

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Named the top-earning country artist of the year in 2006, Brad Paisley became one of the highest-paid country singers. Currently boasting an estimated net worth of $95 million, Paisley, 49, owes his fortune to the Paisley Party Tour, coupled with endorsement deals with Pepsi and Kia. He has sold over 11 million albums and won three Grammys.

13. Reba McEntire – $95 million

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Tied with Paisley, Reba Nell McEntire, 67, has over 75 million record sales to her credit. The Grammy winner has 50 hit singles and dozens of albums to her name. Aside from her music career, she's an actress and producer and hosts her own TV show, Reba, on top of branching out as a restauranteur.

12. Blake Shelton – $100 Million

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Blake Shelton has sold 52 million singles and 13 million albums in the United States, netting him a $100 million fortune as of 2022. People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2017 also serves as a judge on The Voice, which brings him a regular income. The singer and TV personality, 46, is married to Gwen Stefani, 52.

11. Alan Jackson – $100 Million

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With over 75 million records sold worldwide, Alan Jackson is one of the best-selling artists. At 63, his music career encompasses 16 studio albums, two Christmas albums, three greatest-hits collections, and a pair of gospel recordings, all of which have amounted to an estimated net worth of $100 million.

10. Carrie Underwood – $150 Million

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Carrie Underwood may be just 39 years old, but she's already sold 15 million albums worldwide and won seven Grammys. The 2005 American Idol winner has since scored 14 ACM awards and launched a clothing line, in addition to landing endorsement deals with Olay, Target, and Dick's Sporting goods. As of 2022, she's worth $150 million.

9. Luke Bryan – $160 Million

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At 46, Luke Bryan has eight million album sales and numerous national tours under his belt. Named "Best Entertainer of the Year 2013" by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, he has put out several studio albums certified platinum or higher by the RIAA. With an estimated net worth of $160 million in 2020, he's of the richest country singers.

8. Faith Hill – $165 Million

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Throughout her 20-year career, Faith Hill, 54, has sold over 40 million records worldwide and released eight studio albums, three of which have topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart. A country and pop singer, she's a five-time Grammy winner with a net worth of $165 million -- nearly double that of her husband, Tim McGraw.

7. Kenny Chesney – $185 Million

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Kenny Chesney has sold over 30 million records worldwide and released 18 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. The singer, songwriter, and record producer boasts several accolades and was named Entertainer of the Year Award by the CMA and ACM. At 54, he's worth $185 million.

6. George Strait – $300 Million

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The "King of Country" George Strait, 70, is the sixth richest country singer in the world. Throughout his impressive career, he's released over 60 albums and sold over 70 million copies worldwide. He's also the first artist to have a Top Ten hit every year for three decades. In 2022, his net worth is estimated at $300 million, with the "Strait Tours" alone earning him $99 million in three years.

5. Toby Keith – $365 Million

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A successful country and crossover musician, Toby Keith, 61, has 4.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify. He's sold 40 million albums worldwide and built an estimated net worth of $365 million, making him the fifth richest country singer of all time.

4. Taylor Swift – $400 Million

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The youngest country star on this list, Taylor Swift, boasts a $400 million fortune at 32. The singer/songwriter has over 114 million album worldwide sales to her name and has amassed 54.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify as of this year. Adding to this are her endorsement deals with Diet Coke, Comcast, Apple Music, Papa John's, UPS, Target, Sony Corporation of America (SNE), and many others.

3. Garth Brooks – $400 Million

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With 157 million record sales worldwide, Garth Brooks, 60, has sold more records than any other country musician ever. His 1990-released No Fences album was the first to sell over 10 million copies. His net worth is currently estimated at $400 million.

2. Shania Twain – $400 Million

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In the three decades she's been in the music business, Shania Twain, 56, has built a $400 million fortune stemming from several multi-platinum-certified studio albums selling over 100 million units globally. Her 1997 Come On Over album is still the most commercially successful studio album by a female artist in any genre, as well as the all-time best-selling country album. That does impress us much.

1. Dolly Parton – $500 Million

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The richest country singer in the world is Dolly Parton. The "honorary" godmother of Miley Cyrus has been recording music since the late 1960s and successfully navigating the industry for 50+ years. During this time, she's released 41 studio albums and sold over 100 million records. The 76-year-old is an eight-time Grammy winner and the founder of Dollywood, which still generates about $3 million in profits today. Her impressive achievements have earned her a staggering $500 million fortune.

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