Today we will look at the Top 10 richest artists of Russia according to Forbes (all revenues are from 2018). And start with 10th place.
It’s not the first time that Timati (real name is Timur Yunusov) has been included in the Forbes ratings among Russian celebrities. For example, in 2017 he took fourth place. He is the creator of the music company Black Star, has a network of restaurants, clothing stores, and has also opened its own tattoo parlor and barbershop.
9. Sergey Zhukov, $ 4.8 million
It is he who is the soloist of the Hands Up group, but most of the income is not in concert activity, but in family business. Sergey Zhukov is engaged in breeding of decorative dogs and has a pastry shop since 2014.
8.Anna Netrebko, $ 5.7 million
It is quite surprising and unexpected to see an opera singer in the Top 10 richest artists, but Anna has contracts with opera scenes around the world. And for one performance, a celebrity receives from 50 thousand dollars.
7.Valery Meladze, $ 5.9 million
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation now receives income from participation in various television shows, from 2017 to 2019 he was a mentor in the "Voice", as well as the host of music and television shows.
6.Nikolay Baskov, $ 6.4 million
The former opera singer changed his role to a pop musician back in 2000. Now he is a famous TV presenter, in 2015-2016 - the host of the show “Million from Prostokvashino”, and now the host of the show “Come on, all together!”. Nikolai also has the experience of a movie actor.
5. Stas Mikhailov, $ 7.5 million
Stas Mikhailov is in the Forbes ratings of the richest artists since 2008. And in 2011 and 2012, he took first place with a profit of $ 20 and 21 million, respectively. Interestingly, in 2012, at the request of the Yandex search engine, Mikhailov also took first place. But now the singer is losing popularity, and therefore takes the 5th line.
The winner of Eurovision 2008 remains popular and now records new songs, shoots clips for them (Lightning and Drunken Love scored 70 million views on YouTube), and since 2019 became Mercedes-Benz ambassador to Russia.
Now let's start the first three of our rating.
3.Grigory Leps, $ 8.1 million
In addition to creative activity, Grigory Leps has and promotes his own brand of watches, jewelry, owns a production center in Moscow. But the singer is forbidden to enter the United States as the United States accused Leps of involvement in the "post-Soviet mafia." The artist himself reacted to this with humor and named his next album "Gangster No. 1".
2. Philip Kirkorov, $ 8.8 million
The Bulgarian singer keeps up to date and maintains his popularity, shoots clips from Black Star, records new songs. He is also a member of many scandals:
- with Gilbert Sinue
- with Didier Marouani
- with Timati
- with Yuri Shevchuk.
1.Sergey Shnurov, $ 13.8 million
By a wide margin, the soloist and leader of the Leningrad and Ruble groups occupies the first line of the Top 10 richest artists in Russia. Also has its own restaurant and clothing brand Shnurovs.