Would you not expect to find the Carter family amongst the top 5 wealthiest musicians in the world?

Or maybe Roc – A – Fella Records has a different acquisition story to tell since Beyonce has a close history with Columbia Recordsl?  Someone please educate us if you know…

While you ponder on that one dear Stylista, we have BEEN digging deep into who the real money makers in a conglomerated music business are! The global business sees a select few BIG labels owning the entire spectrum of economic contributors to the music market.

You are going to be alarmed to find out that these labels are called the BIG THREE and all other record labels live under these three, namely being: Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music. Of these big three players, who is producing the most amounts of riches for artists, let’s have a look!

Andrew Lloyd Webber

This man is not a familiar face to MOST OF US! Andrew is a highly successful English composer of music who is  best known for stage and film adaptations of Cats, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. So in essence record abels call him to get that tough job of composing new music done and dusted!

His service to the international music business have helped him start up the Really Useful Group, which is one of the largest theaters operating in London, just when you think he is done, Mr Webber, as composer also gets profit from every show staged on Broadway and around the world. He is currently worth 1.2 Billion US Dollars.

Paul Mc Cartney

Oh but we all know this Beatle by now! If you are not sure what we mean, here is a quick general knowledge lowdown …

The Beatles are considered the most successful band in history, they were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the most influential music band in history.

In 1997, Paul was knighted Sir Paul Mc Cartney by the Queen of England fast forward to today, Paul’s 18th solo studio album “Egypt Station”  has debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the very first time… His net worth will probably go up further this, he currently stands at 1.1 Billion US Dollars.

Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, or TJB.He started taking trumpet lessons at a young age and his mother taught him how to play violin.

To keep jazz alive, he founded The Herb Alpert Foundation, which works with A Herb Alpert School of Music, which focuses cross-cultural experimentation and musical diversity, with an emphasis on music and influences from around the world .

Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records. How much is he coming in at ? A healthy 850 Million US Dollars …

Madonna Louise Ciccone

We are excited to confirm that Madonna is working on another new musical offering after ventruing into the skin care industry with her product MDNA Skin, which is titled after her world famous MDNA Tour – Madonna’s ninth concert tour in 2012 – which took her about 7 months to complete.

Our fabulous gran owns her own line of clothing and shoes called the Material Girl. Madonna has also released her own debut perfume, “Truth or Dare” and this has earned her $60 million – here is her latest advert , which will probably see her 800 Million Dollar networth shoot up after a few months …

Andre Romelle YoungOk, our daddy has been at it for a while now!

This silent legend has BEEN at it so long,  he has supervised many notable rappers such as 2Pac, 50 cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem to name a few!

Known as Dr Dre to all of us, the  record producer and entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records.

Research has it that dzady Dre sold the high end headphone company to Apple (AAPL) for a whopping amount of $3billion. Not sure if that was a clever move – your thoughts …?

Regardless of what we may think, he is laughing all the way to the bank with a networth of 780 Million US Dollars, P – Diddy follows just after him with 700 Million US Dollars.

Inspired ? Now go out there and live your dreams by making it all happen for you!