It’s a cliché, but Mick Jagger certainly needs no introduction. A founding member of the Rolling Stones, the self-proclaimed “biggest rock band in the world,” he’s obviously well-known as a singer, songwriter, and performer.
What is Mick Jagger’s net worth? How much money has he made, how did he make it, and how does he spend his wealth? Find out below.
What is Mick Jagger’s Net Worth?
Amazingly, Mick Jagger’s net worth is over $500 million. He has amassed his wealth from songwriting, touring, merchandise sales, acting, and film production.
In addition to his career with the Rolling Stones, he’s also had a successful solo career. He makes over $1.5 a year in Spotify streams alone.
Which Rolling Stone is the Richest?
It’s neck and neck, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are the richest members of the Rolling Stones.
Like Mick, Keith Richards’ net worth is around $500 million. Most sources claim that Jagger is slightly richer, coming out ahead at a net worth of about $520 million.
Rolling Stones Net Worth
Collectively, the Rolling Stones are worth nearly two billion dollars. Here’s how each of the major members of the band has done financially:
Mick Jagger’s net worth: $520 million
Keith Richards’ net worth: over $500 million
Charlie Watts’ net worth: $250 million
Ronnie Wood’s net worth: $200 million
Bill Wyman’s net worth: $80 million
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Who is the Richest Band in the World?
As you might have guessed, the Rolling Stones are the richest band in the world.
The Rolling Stones’ Record Sales
Though they’re a cultural phenomenon, the Rolling Stones are largely known for their music.
They’ve sold an incredible 240+ million albums worldwide, prompting Billboard to name them the second greatest artist of all time (behind, of course, the Beatles).
37 of their records have made the top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart, with nine of them hitting the top spot. The Stones also have eight #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
The RIAA tallies their U.S. record sales at over 66.5 million.
The Rolling Stones’ Early Career
The Rolling Stones began their career in the early 1960s as a blues and R&B band under the leadership of guitarist Brian Jones.
Their first albums, beginning with 1964’s The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hit Makers in America), were largely blues based, featuring covers of legends Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, and Chuck Berry.
They began branching out musically in the mid-1960s, incorporating more pop, rock, folk, psychedelic, and experimental sounds into their music.
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How Does Publishing Add to Mick Jagger’s Net Worth?
While their earliest material was mostly covers, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards began writing most of the Rolling Stones’ songs beginning with 1966’s landmark album Aftermath.
Though record sales bring in some money, the real dollars come with publishing royalties. As such, Mick Jagger’s net worth greatly increased once the band started writing their own songs.
Rolling Stones Albums
The Rolling Stones’ popularity only increased as the 1960s turned into the 1970s. They solidified their sound, growing from a sometimes-Beatles imitator into their own signature style of bloooze rock that they’re still known for today.
Though they weren’t as influential, the Rolling Stones also saw a lot of success with their music in the 1980s, 90s, and beyond. Few of the albums from this period are groundbreaking, but they all have their merits.
The best Rolling Stones albums include:
Beggar’s Banquet (1968)
Let It Bleed (1969)
Sticky Fingers (1971)
Exile on Main Street (1972)
Some Girls (1978)
Steel Wheels (1989)
Rolling Stones Songs
As mentioned, Mick Jagger’s net worth is greatly strengthened by the popularity of The Rolling Stones’ songs on the Billboard charts.
Some of the biggest Rolling Stones hits include:
“I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” (#1 in 1965)
“Honky Tonk Women (#1 in 1969)
“Angie” (#1 in 1973)
“Miss You” (#1 in 1978)
“Emotional Rescue” (#3 in 1980)
“Start Me Up” (#2 in 1981)
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The Rolling Stones’ Tours
Album sales bring in plenty of revenue, the bulk of the Rolling Stones’ wealth has come from touring.
The Rolling Stones have been touring successfully since the early 1960s. Their tours have always brought in a lot of money, but the more the years roll on, the more they make from the enterprise.
Touring began bringing in big-time money for the Rolling Stones with 1994’s Voodoo Lounge Tour, which made the band over $320 million.
This was surpassed by 2007’s A Bigger Bang tour, which earned them a staggering $558 million. It still stands as the second highest-grossing tour of all time, behind only U2’s 360 Tour of 2009-2011.
The Stones’ 2017-2021 outing, the No Filter Tour, rounds out their top three grossing tours with a box office total of $546 million.
Touring still adds a lot of revenue to Mick Jagger’s net worth. In 2021, The Rolling Stones world tour made more money than any other that year, selling an amazing 516,000 tickets and making over $115 million.
The Acting Career of Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger’s net worth has also been supplemented by the cash he’s paid for acting.
The music legend has appeared in 10 films, including Freejack (1992), The Bank Job (2008), and The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019).
He’s also produced seven movies, including Running Out of Luck (1987) and Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014).
In addition to acting and producing, Mick Jagger has his own film production company, Jagger Films.
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Mick Jagger’s Cars
We all know that Mick Jagger’s net worth is impressive, but how does he spend his salary?
One thing he fritters his ample income on is cars.
Mick Jagger owns a Mercedes S550, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, and an Aston Martin DB6. The price he paid for them is undisclosed, but they certainly run at least six figures each.
Mick Jagger’s House
Every rich person has an impressive estate, and Mick Jagger is no different.
Mick Jagger owns a $2 million mansion in Florida. The 5,000+ square foot home is far away from gawkers in a Sarasota, Florida gated community.
How Does Mick Jagger’s Net Worth Compare to Other Rock Stars?
Who is the richest rock star in the world? That’d be Paul McCartney, who’s worth a cool $1.2 billion.
Though Mick Jagger’s net worth is nearly half that, I sure wouldn’t say no to his salary.
Here’s how the Rolling Stones frontman stacks up when compared to the net worth of other rock stars:
Paul McCartney’s net worth: $1.2 billion
Elton John’s net worth: $550 million
Mick Jagger’s net worth: $520 million
Keith Richards’ net worth: $500 million
Ringo Starr’s net worth: $350 million
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