The Richest Bands In History !

With hundred of rock bands out there, it’s difficult to compare bands on their musical talent and genius. Nonetheless, we could still compare them on their financial success. Although financial success not necessary translates into best music, we still take a look at the three richest bands in the rock n’roll history.


U2 live
This 4-member band which initially used to jam in Larry Mullen Jr. ’s (the drummer) kitchen, now plays to a crowd of over 1,00,000 people in their famous 360° tour concerts. Selling millions of albums worldwide already, the bands continues to impress the world with their new releases. Constant touring and record breaking album sales over the years have made U2 the most financially successful band till date. The bands earning are reportedly over $ 150 million per year!

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones band members montage
One of the most influential bands of the 70’s era, The Stones are second on the list of the richest bands in the history of rock. In addition to the fact that the band has released 29 studio albums till date, the major source of the bands income came from constant touring around the world and with Mick Jagger and Kieth Richards’s electrifying persona, the band transformed into the best live music attraction. The bands annual income crossed over $90 million dollar.

The Eagles

An old pic of The Eagles
This might be a shocker to more than a few people but The Eagles despite not being one of the most popular bands managed to earn an income of just over $60 million. Being an all American band could have also contributed to the bands success but moreover it was the high revenue generating concert tours which earned The Eagles their revenue, which in turn earns them the third spot on the list of the top earning bands in the history.