The Material Girl may be plagued by leaks of new material from her forthcoming 13th studio album, but if reports are to be believed, her pockets definitely ain’t hurting as a result thereof.
Proof of this can be found by perusing the “World’s Richest Recording Artists” list. With names like Dr. Dre, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney ruling the tally’s upper rankings, above all the aforementioned sits one name – Madonna.
With a whopping net worth of $800 million (dispelling rumors that the diva is a billionaire), the songstress’s foray into music and movies has assisted with building an empire that towers over competitors. A move easily attributed to the diva’s ability to keep her name on the tongue of the masses, as evidenced by a topless photoshoot to accompany the feature story of her recent Interview magazine stint.
Did you miss the hoopla? See the “richest recording artist” top 10 list below and read more on that controversial photo shoot: