Some soccer fans consider the Brazilian legend Pele to be the greatest ever. His scoring record is second to none, and he was a huge part of the successful Brazilian teams in the past. He played over 1,000 games in his career and broke all kinds of records. These are the ones we reckon will never be broken.
Most Career Hat-Tricks
Scoring a hat-trick in soccer is special because it means you’ve scored three goals in one game. Not every pro is fortunate enough to get on the scoresheet that many times in their careers, let alone one single match, but Pele was a goal-machine. He scored over 1,000 goals, though many came during friendly and reserve games.
Pele was good at scoring, there’s no doubt about that, and he managed a total of 92 hat-tricks during his career. That is still miles ahead of anyone else, and the current best players in the world are falling short. Cristiano Ronaldo has 52 career hat-tricks, while Lionel Messi is one behind his great rival with 51.
Youngest Goalscorer In World Cup Final
Pele burst onto the scene as a teenager, and he went to his first World Cup with Brazil at the age of 17. He played at the 1958 World Cup and was then the youngest player at the tournament.
At the World Cup in 1958, Pele became the youngest goalscorer and youngest scorer of a hat-trick, a record that still stands. His impressive record from 1958 that probably won’t be broken is the fact that he is the youngest goalscorer in a World Cup final. Pele scored two at just 17 years and 249 days old.
Most World Cup Medals
Pele was a phenomenon when it came to international soccer and is the only player in history with three World Cup winners medals. The tournament is held every four years, so for another player to achieve that is unlikely due to the competitiveness of modern soccer. No one team dominates like in the past, and it’s doubtful one player will stick around long enough to win three World Cups again.
Pele is regarded as an all-time great, and his records speak for themselves. Even when he is long gone these are the records that will most likely never be beaten by another player ever again.
Debbie Harry – $25 Million
If you were into the punk scene in the 70s, you most likely heard of Blondie. One of the biggest bands to come out of the scene and eventually find their way into the mainstream, this band also brought with it an iconic frontwoman in Debbie Harry.
Over the next four decades, the singer also dipped her toe into modeling as well as acting. With some success in everything she’s done, the renowned artist was able to build a net worth of about $25 million.
Dua Lipa – $25 Million
The young English pop star has, over a short period, been able to build a devoted fan base and a pretty nice bank account. Her debut album came with three megahits that have already become classics.
With her latest release and all of her endorsements, Dua Lipa has been working hard and is now worth approximately $25 million. Not bad for someone who is only 25 years old. There’s clearly more to come!
Stevie Nicks – $80 Million
When you’re young and in love, sometimes you do crazy things, but fortunately for Stevie Nicks, that crazy thing really paid off. Joining Fleetwood Mac with her boyfriend, Stevie Nicks became a rock and roll icon.
Not only as a member of Fleetwood Mac but as a solo artist as well, Stevie has sold over 140 million records and has had dozens of top hits. All of this has helped build her net worth up to $80 million.
Pink – $110 Million
If you think sassy rockstar, then one name that most definitely comes to mind is the very talented Pink. Not only is she a rock star on the stage, but in real life and through her tenacity and hard work has been able to build quite the career.
With a laundry list of chart-topping hits, this singer/songwriter and businesswoman has worked hard to earn herself a net worth of approximately $110 million.
Ariana Grande – $150 Million
Starting on the stages of Broadway, Ariana Grande found her way into the Nickelodeon stable of children actors. Making her mark in several of Nickelodeon’s top-rated shows, eventually, Arianna returned to her music and became the pop star she is today.
Quickly this singer/actress garnered a lot of attention and earned herself dozens of awards and nominations. Ariana’s net worth is about $150 million.
Miley Cyrus – $160 Million
Miley Cyrus may have started with a famous name and a famous musician as a father, but she took to make it on her own. This singer/actress started to build her empire as a teen on the hit Disney Channel television show Hannah Montana.
After leaving the show, she continued her music career, which only served to catapult her further into the limelight. With her film and music career Miley has amassed a net worth of about $160 million.
Christina Aguilera – $160 Million
It seems like the ’90s were made for Disney stars to find their way into the limelight, especially in the music realm. Starting her career off as a member of the Mickey Mouse club, Christina Aguilera eventually broke ties with that group and began her very successful music career.
Just like many pop stars, Christina also found her way into film and has continued to work hard, building a net worth of approximately $160 million.
Faith Hill – $165 Million
Not only is Faith Hill one of the most beloved country music stars, but she is also half of one of the most popular married couples in country music. Coming into the limelight in the early 1990s, Faith Hill capitalized on the changing environment of country music and struck it big.
With several chart-topping hits, the iconic country music star was able to garner several awards, which only served to help to be one of the highest-selling female country music stars of all time. This is undoubtedly how she amassed her net worth of $165 million.
Janet Jackson – $175 Million
Janet Jackson is a member of one of the most illustrious and influential music families in the world. Starting her career out in front of the camera and eventually working her way into the family business, Janet became a pop culture icon.
With a laundry list of iconic songs, this amazingly talented woman has been able to build a career that has spanned decades and garnered her a net worth of about $175 million.
Tina Turner – $200 Million
With more than 200 million records sold, we are sure there is nobody in the world who doesn’t know the name Tina Turner. This legend has been inducted into several halls of fame, and though retired, still is one of the most famous women ever to grace a stage.
Using her voice, Tina worked her way up from the bottom and built a net worth of somewhere in the range of $200 million.
Britney Spears – $215 Million
In the ’90s, pop music was all about Britney and Christina. Both of them came from the Mickey Mouse club and launched their music careers about the same time. The iconic songs and dance videos certainly helped this young singer make her mark.
Though she has gone through a lot of changes and difficulties over her young life, the singer, through her music and endorsements, has been able to amass a net worth of approximately $215 million.
Diana Ross – $250 Million
Diana Ross may be one of the most iconic singers to emerge from the Motown era. Starting as the frontwoman for the chart-topping vocal group The Supremes, she launched herself into stardom.
Eventually, the songstress would also spend time in front of the camera and break out on her own to maintain an illustrious career for over five decades. During this lengthy career, she sold millions of records and amassed a wealth of approximately $250 million.
Bette Midler – $250 Million
“The Divine Miss M” is also one of the richest female singers in the world. Not only is she a very talented songstress, but she is also a published author as well as an actress. Her diversity in talent has helped her win a plethora of awards for her work.
Over her multiple-decade career, Bette Midler has worked hard and has left us with memorable moments in both music and film history. Doing this has helped her build a fortune of about $250 million.
Nana Mouskouri – $280 Million
Many of the most well-known artists globally come from a handful of countries, but artists from all over make an impact. As one of the best-selling artists in the world, Nana Mouskouri certainly fits the bill of one of the wealthiest female singers.
Throughout her career, this very talented singer has released more than 200 LPs in a multitude of languages. This has allowed her to build a net worth of about $280 million.
Shakira – $300 Million
In the early 2000s, a Colombian singer with a unique voice named Shakira launched herself on the US charts. Though new to the US market, Shakira had already built quite the following in her home country of Colombia.
This talented young singer built a multimillion-dollar business not only as a singer but also as a songwriter, dancer, and businesswoman. Her determination and talent have built her bank to somewhere in the realm of $300 million.
Mariah Carey – $320 Million
Mariah Carey is one of the most decorated and loved singers in the world. Signing very early in her career to Columbia Records, she released an album that contained four top 100 singles, and the rest, as they say, is history.
This singer has branched out and tried her hand at acting while still maintaining her musical prowess and selling over 200 million albums globally. Her powerful voice has racked in about $320 million for her.
Lady Gaga – $320 Million
Lady Gaga, known to her fans as “Mother Monster,” is not only a talented songwriter and singer but also has begun to stretch her legs in the acting world. With stints on the very popular American Horror Story as well as her starring role in A Star Is Born, she has built quite the empire.
Not only does she delve into the creative realms of film and music, but she also runs her own fashion lines and is a well-known philanthropist. With all that being said, the unique songstress has built her net worth up to about $320 million.
Katy Perry – $330 Million
Katy Perry’s fun and flirtatious pop songs have become anthems for young girls for over a decade now. The young singer also has made quite the mark as a songwriter and is currently a judge on the music competition show American Idol.
The popularity of her anthem-like songs and business acumen has allowed Katy to work her way into the top 20 of the richest singers in the world.
Cher – $360 Million
Few duos are more iconic than Sonny and Cher from the ’60s. Though that partnership wouldn’t last very long, Cher’s career definitely would. As the decades went on, sure also moved into the realm of film and became accomplished there as well.
With their multitude of iconic hits, the pop queen has kept working to this very day on amassing a bank account most of us can only dream of.
Taylor Swift – $400 Million
Taylor Swift’s music has become synonymous with breakups and dealing with things that happen in almost everyone’s personal life. This may be why she is so popular and has been able to build an empire at such an early age.
Starting at such a young age means that the sky’s the limit for this talented musician, especially since she has already hit a net worth of approximately $400 million.
Shania Twain – $400 Million
There are many iconic singers from the country music world, but only a handful have earned fame across genre borders. That may be why Shania Twain, a Canadian singer, and songwriter, has been able to amass such wealth.
Selling over 100 million records, this hardworking country singer has cemented her place in country music history. While doing this, she has built herself a net worth of about $400 million.
Jennifer Lopez – $400 Million
Jennifer Lopez started her career as a dancer on In Living Color, utilizing her talent and drive to launch herself into stardom. J-Lo has been successful in everything she has done, from acting to singing to fashion.
Because of this, she has been able to maintain a consistently successful career and found herself with a bank account of approximately $400 million as well as a place on the richest singers list.
Barbara Streisand – $400 Million
Barbra Streisand has been entertaining us for over six decades. Through her amazing voice and her ability to act and direct, she has been able to build a career that spans the border of music and film.
The singer/actress has won multiple awards and continues to work to this very day. Her hard work and dedication have allowed her to build a net worth of more than $400 million.
Victoria Beckham – $450 Million
Sure, you may know her as one member of the famous British pop girl group, the Spice Girls, but this songstress has many more talents. Whether you call her Victoria Beckham or Posh Spice, she has worked hard to expand her portfolio.
After separating from her group, she found fame as a fashion designer and model as well as a businesswoman. Though it didn’t help her amass her $450 million, she also was able to nab one of the most eligible bachelors in football, David Beckham.
Beyoncé – $500 Million
Finding her groove as a member of the girl group Destiny’s Child, it was only a short time before this star found her way to a solo career. Now Beyoncé is not only a singer and songwriter but also an actress and mother.
Having already collected 22 Grammy Awards at such a young age, there is no doubt that she has to be one of the wealthiest singers in the world, and in fact, she is with a net worth of approximately $500 million.
Gloria Estefan – $500 Million
When you think of the ’80s and early ’90s, if you want good dance music, one of the bands you may think of is Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. Their fusion of Latin music and pop delivered the band and this very talented singer several awards.
As her career grew, she also added songwriter, actress, and businesswoman to her resume. As a result, she was able to amass approximately a $500 million net worth.
Rihanna – $550 Million
Rihanna is one of the most well-known artists across the globe. Her unique mixture of island sounds with pop last year into the music scene with a bank. Over her career, though, the young singer has evolved and been able to maintain her popularity.
The young singer from Barbados has even stepped in front of the camera a couple of times and looks to develop an acting career as well. This diversification has allowed her to be able to build a network of about $550 million.
Dolly Parton – $600 Million
Dolly Parton started her country music career way back in 1964. Now over 70 years old, the country music icon still strums her guitar and delivers her iconic hits and new hits as she tours the country.
The ever recognizable country music icon also has made her mark in film, which has helped her amass a net worth of somewhere in the range of $600 million.
Celine Dion – $800 Million
If you’re looking for a power ballad or something to get you deeper into your feelings, then we’re sure at some point you have put on a Céline Dion record. This Canadian songstress has diversified her portfolio and added to several other businesses.
But even with those other businesses, nothing can compare it to the over 200 million records that she has sold in her career. We are sure these records are a large part of her estimated $800 million net worth.
Madonna – $850 Million
Every little girl in the ’80s wanted to be Madonna. She had a unique fashion and a rebellious spirit, which is what launched her into the public eye. Her debut album hit the charts high, and ever since, she has been called “the Queen of Pop.”
Releasing new music consistently from then, she also ventured into film and had quite a bit of success there too. This is why she is perhaps the richest female singer in the world, with a net worth of about $850 million.