The Rolling Stones Net Worth: $57.5 Million
The Rolling Stones is an English rock band initially formed by six individuals in 1962: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. Jagger was the band’s lead vocalist and he also played the harmonica. Jones played the guitar and harmonica. Stewart was the band’s pianist while Richards played the guitar. Wyman played the bass and Watts was their drummer. Through their years of performing in the band, changes in the official line-up were made, bidding goodbye to old members and welcoming new ones as replacements. As any other band, The Rolling Stones also experienced ups and downs through more than 50 years of performing, from the time the group played its first gig in 1962 and through the years of increasing fame from the chart-topping albums. The band has undergone periods where the members used drugs and were busted for it. In 1978, The Rolling Stones became once again popular with the masses; however, it did not last, as turmoil brewed within the band, motivating Mick Jagger to break away and become a solo artist. When The Rolling Stones was inducted in the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, the members once again reunited to produce an album. Currently, The Rolling Stones is ranked as number 26 in Forbes 2015 list of The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities with a net worth of $57.5 million.
How did The Rolling Stones make its money?
Setting aside animosities and working toward producing chart-topping albums and concert tours, The Rolling Stones celebrated a milestone when it reached its 50th year in the business last 2012. Currently, the band is composed of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, and Mick Jagger, who are all in their 70s. Majority of their earnings come from album sales and concert tours. They also sell merchandise through their Web site. When they celebrated their 50th Anniversary, the band members released a book which enabled fans worldwide to have a glimpse of their lives throughout the years.