3. Dolly Parton ($500,000,000)
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene. Wouldn’t you believe what a hillbilly with extensive plastic surgery is capable of? That’s right. The most popular country singer on the planet made roughly a billion dollars in her tumultuous career.
With over 100 million worldwide album sales and more than a few movies on her resume, she’s not just “a singer”. By definition, Dolly Parton is a versatile artist. She is also called a multi-instrumentalist because she can play both the banjo and the guitar, which makes her just about as musically educated as Mick Jagger.