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Nirvana, Metallica, Green Day Members Land on ’30 Richest Drummers in the World’ List

Dave Grohl / Lars Ulrich / Tre Cool
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Unfortunately, if you’re looking to make fat stacks of cash, becoming a professional musician is far from your best bet. Most bands are lucky to break even when it comes to their sonic endeavors, but there are a few prominent rock and metal musicians out there that have been able to use $100 bills as wallpaper thanks to their illustrious careers.

The website has just listed the 30 richest drummers in the world, as well as an estimated dollar amount of what they’re worth, considering salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements, while taking out taxes and various fees, as well as lifestyle choices.

Coming in at No. 1 is Ringo Starr of Beatles fame, but not far behind the iconic drummer at No. 3 is Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, who is reportedly worth $225 million.

Snagging the No. 5 spot on the list is Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Even though Napster prevented Ulrich from purchasing that solid gold hovercraft the drummer had his eye on, he is still worth an impressive $175 million.

Other iconic drummers featured on the list include Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, $90 million), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, $65 million), Tre Cool (Green Day, $45 million) and Danny Carey (Tool, $40 million).

Check out the Net Worth of the 30 Richest Drummers in the World below:

1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo, Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10: Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11: Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182, The Aquabats)
12: Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)
13: Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14: Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15: Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16: Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17: Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)
18: Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19: Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20: Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)
21: Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)
22: Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23: Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Conan O’Brien)
24: Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25: Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26: Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)
27: Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28: Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30: Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)

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