Page4 December 2012 at 6:54pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Not bad PG, not bad at all
Peter Gabriel Net Worth
Peter Brian Gabriel has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Peter Gabriel first rose to fame as the lead vocalist for the band, Genesis.
After leaving Genesis he embarked on a highly successful solo career, recording such hit songs as, “Sledgehammer”, “In Your Eyes”, and “Steam”.
Mr Beef4 December 2012 at 10:09pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Perhaps this puts those all those dee-lux box sets, art prints and "vip" ticket prices into some sort of context. . . and it's all stuff that's 10-20-30 yeas old. There are too many people in this world who are so disgustingly rich. . . while so many struggle to get by. . . it makes me want to puke. I don't think I can really call myself a fan anymore. . . . for a long time I've felt it's become an increasingly tired pursuit that's just about milking the nostalgic fans of money. Back to front says it all.
Progressive jen5 December 2012 at 12:14amPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
Nothing wrong with being wealthy. Peter gives of his resources and himself to many charitable causes.
From what I've read Phil Collins has at least double that but he also gives to charity.
There are the Bill Gates type wealthy of this world (yay) and the Koch Brothers type (boo)
Nothing wrong with money, it's what you do with it.
Pat Parker5 December 2012 at 2:03amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for the info on PG's income -- it truly is not something I even consider, whether I'm a fan or not. As long as no one does any harm to me or someone I love, I basically live with the motto, "To each his/her own"
I'm glad that PG is successful, as well as many others. I'd much rather know that someone like him is able to "share the wealth" a bit -- and he does, just as others do (as Jen mentioned above).
It's interesting that this is a topic. A former hospital where I once worked was just highlighted on 60 Minutes (not ever a good thing) -- the corporation -- HMA - Health Management Associates (for inquiring minds) (I personally have always referred to them as "Healthcare My Ass" but their official corporate title is HMA).
Anyway, HMA is under investigation by the Dept. of Justice for having some questionable practices which enables them to make the profits they make -- namely, forcing their ER doctors (and others, I'm sure) to admit a specific percentage of patients -- regardless of their medical condition -- for these doctors, it was "admit or else . . . " The CEO of HMA made @ 11 million dollars last year . . . in the most unscrupulous way/manner, so when all is said and done, I'd just as soon have my money go towards a person/business with some good morals and ethics -- both of which I believe PG to have.
I'm off now to check my powerball tickets again . . . still trying to get my millions the easy way
Mirrorball5 December 2012 at 8:05amPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
Why are we talking about Peter's income ? I really don't want to know. As the matter of fact I think this is a rumour again. And if it's true I hope he's happy with it. BIG TIME ! !
Mirrorball5 December 2012 at 8:11amPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
Mr Beef shall I post In Your Eyes for you ???....LOL
Page5 December 2012 at 8:36amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
"As the matter of fact I think this is a rumour again"
I think the Forbes lists are fairly accurate -
The World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
With a whopping $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre is this year's top-earning musician—thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He leads a pack of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, many of whom bank the bulk of their bucks outside the recording studio. Totals are calculated from May 2011 through May 2012.
Though he’s only 18 years old, Justin Bieber has had a year for the ages. The Canadian crooner released his third studio album, launched a world tour and continued investing in startups, adding to a portfolio that includes stakes in Spotify, Tinychat and others. All in all, he earned $55 million in 12 months.
“I do calls every week with my business manager and my lawyer,” Bieber told FORBES this spring as part of a cover story on his budding venture capital career. “Each week I’m learning something about my business and what I need to know for my career.”
But when it comes to the world’s highest-paid musicians, Bieber is a relative pauper, barely breaking the top ten.
Hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre leads the pack this year with $110 million, thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He collected $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in the company last year, at the beginning of our scoring period; he and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.
“The brands are so aligned, Dre and Beats, it’s just who he is,” says Kevin Liles, former president of Def Jam Recordings, who now manages acts ranging from Young Jeezy to Trey Songz. “If you look at the biggest earners, the guys have been doing it for 20 years … what’s happening now is people are really telling their truth.”
This year’s list has a distinctly international flavor. Among the top five, only Dr. Dre hails from the United States. Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters ranks second with $88 million, nearly all of it coming from his The Wall Live tour. According to Pollstar, he grossed $158 million on 63 shows in the first six months of 2012. Fellow Brit Elton John claims the third spot with $80 million, culled from over 100 shows in our scoring period.
Ireland’s U2 ranks fourth, pulling in $78 million on the tail end of the group’s record-breaking 360 tour—which grossed $736 million over three years. British boy band Take That rounds out the top five with $69 million, thanks to a wildly-popular reunion tour. The group grossed $61 million for eight dates at London’s Wembley Stadium alone, the biggest single-stadium stand recorded to that point, cashing in on dozens of additional dates around Europe as well.
“The enormous level of business Take That did in the U.K. and Europe was truly mind-boggling,” says Bongiovanni. “That’s especially true when you consider that in the U.S. they would only be a theater-level act.”
Our estimates are based on total earnings from May 2011 to May 2012—the amount of money an act makes from record sales, touring, endorsements, merchandise sales and other ventures before subtracting management fees, legal costs and taxes (which can gobble up the bulk of a big payday). The totals were compiled with the help of data from Pollstar, RIAA and others, as well as interviews with industry insiders including concert promoters, lawyers, managers, agents and, in some cases, the musicians themselves.
Other highlights on the list include Toby Keith, who tied Bieber for tenth with $55 million. With his Ford sponsorship now on its second decade and his I Love This Bar And Grill restaurant chain booming, Keith was the top earner among all country artists—unless you count crossover star Taylor Swift, who earned $57 million, same as Paul McCartney. Coldplay and Adele continue the British trend, claiming the 21st and 22nd slots with $37 million and $35 million, respectively. Eight of the top 25 acts hail from England or Ireland.
That success extends to Anglophiles as well: Jay-Z and Beyoncé, both close friends of Coldplay’s lead singer, Chris Martin, combined to earn $78 million. The former Destiny’s Child diva is one of just eight ladies on the list, but Beyoncé’s song “Run The World (Girls)” still rings true—despite welcoming baby Blue Ivy earlier this year, she still out-earned her husband by $2 million.
Additional reporting by Chris Barth, Dorothy Pomerantz and Natalie Robehmed.
Mirrorball5 December 2012 at 8:52amPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
I tought my name is Ayla...
Mirrorball5 December 2012 at 9:58amPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
DolceVita5 December 2012 at 10:08amPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
I do not understand where is the problem!
All artists who sold also one album in the world are rich. All artists of "revolution" of 60's or 70's like Who, Clash, Patty Smith and others today are rich. Artists from "working class" who fought causes for people who do not have nothing , today they are all rich!
I saw an interview to Alice Cooper, he said that today his sons go to the best schools and he made a very rich life, but when he is on stage he wears the mask of "terrible" Alice Cooper.
If we argue according to this principle, we have to apply it for everyone, not only for Peter.
I disagree, because personally i see at the soul of an Artist, so if i see on stage Roger Daltrey, or Pete Townshend, or Jimmy Page or Robert Plant or Patty Smith i do not think "Ah, you are rich, bleah!". NO. I admire their talents, their incredible passion for music, their incredible power of their messages, because they believed in something and also today they have an incredible power of expression. They have to stay on stage, because they are born with something special.
. . .. and Peter? I write many times here that he is a true Artist, no matter if he sleeps on a pillow of satin, or velvet of cotton, he wrote incredible Music and he helped and also today many people with charity, so for nothing change, he is fantastic and stop
p.s. and yes, Phil Collins is more rich than Peter!
Mirrorball5 December 2012 at 10:21amPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
I have no problems with it. For me it feels like gossip to talk about it.
Rise of course5 December 2012 at 11:46amPosts: 168 (2 today)Status: offline
There is a good quote to this money thing:
You should not talk about money, you should have it!
And btw , if you don't have it , there is also no reason to talk about.
I can only say: PG does not look like xx-millions!
But shurely that's all a matter of hairstyling!
Page5 December 2012 at 3:16pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
For some reason I thought PG's net worth was about 10 or 15 million - looks like he handles and invests his money well -
I don't think anyone would call Forbes magazine a gossip mag
Everyone here in their small way has contributed to PG's net worth - he wouldn't have that total if it wasn't for all of you.
chawin5 December 2012 at 6:01pmPosts: 165 (0 today)Status: offline
give him credit,all that money from only 2 albums(of his own work)in the last 21 year.
Mirrorball5 December 2012 at 8:28pmPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
I don't think anyone would call Forbes magazine a gossip mag
I never sad that, it's my personal humble opinion.
Ellee5 December 2012 at 8:28pmPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
Mein lieber Scholli
Seems he's got an excellent financial guide
One of Us6 December 2012 at 9:45amPosts: 266 (0 today)Status: offline
I find this stuff quite irrelevant. It's his private stuff and frankly I have no interest in it, just like I have no interest in the earnings/ savings/ "net worth" of any of my fellow posters. But to each his own, I guess.
Mirrorball6 December 2012 at 10:24amPosts: 1613 (6 today)Status: offline
Yeah It's his private stuff, I agree .
Page6 December 2012 at 11:25amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
If you have no interest, why read the thread or even post on it? If it's irrelevant, skip the thread and don't comment on it.
May I speak.6 December 2012 at 12:13pmPosts: 317 (0 today)Status: offline
God bless the child that's got his own. Or for all you rock fans- Money so they say is the root of all evil today, but if you ask for any rise's no surprise's there giving none away... Mr Gabriel donate it to the national trust, at least then we can have something to talk about!!!