When it comes to the music industry, singers and songwriters are not always one in the same. While singers are often their very own songwriters, many times the legendary songs we love have been written by less familiar faces. Either way, the people behind our favorite songs have certainly made a pretty penny off of them. Here are some of the wealthiest song writers ever.
Neil Diamond – $175 million
The legendary Neil Diamond has sold over 100 million albums around the globe. 38 of his singles have made it onto the top 10 Billboard charts. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Johnny Cash – $60 million
Johnny Cash was one of the most talented and successful singers and songwriters of all time who sold over 90 million albums worldwide. In addition, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The film Walk the Line told his incredible story.