Est. Range $140M - $221M
W. Axl Rose is a musician best known for being the lead singer of the band Guns N' Roses. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to join several different bands. In 1985, he co-founded Guns N' Roses, which became very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their first album, Appetite for Destruction, is the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. with 18 million units sold. After 1994, Rose disappeared from public life for several years, while the band broke up due to personal and musical differences. In 2001, he resurfaced with a new line-up of Guns N' Roses and has since toured the world to promote the band's music.
How long would it take you to earn as much as Axl Rose?
From rock stars to jazz musicians, musicians are performers at heart. However, for most, music isn’t a very lucrative career at all. In the United States, the average musician earns only $35,300 annually from their music career, counting income from a variety of sources. For most, performing and teaching make up the majority of the amount and most need side gigs (or day jobs) to make ends meet.
However, for the lucky few, music is more than a vocation – and it does more than just pay the bills. It propels them to stardom and with the associated royalties and endorsement opportunities, they’ll have more money than they’ll ever need. Not only can they dress up in leather pants or skin-tight dresses and perform around the world, but they can keep earning money on every track they sell.
Yes, record labels can be tough and the changes in the music industry and the pandemic have hit musicians in the pocket. However, there are still many musicians with more money than they know what to do with. And, of course, fame gives them the opportunity to earn more through photo appearances and product endorsements, while licensing tracks for commercials and movies provide ongoing opportunities. And, due to royalty laws, musicians can keep earning money on their songs long after they’ve died.
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