Top 10 Richest Singers In 2018

Many artists today do not only have incredible voices, but many are rolling in the dough as well. Depending on how famous they are, many make up to millions of dollars. Some musicians are only known in their country, while others can take year-long tours across the country or even world tours. We have generated a list of the 10 Richest Singers today, based on their net worth.


10. George Strait – $300 million


George Strait was born in Poteet, Texas in 1952 and grew up working on his father’s ranch. While he was in high school, Strait became very interested in music, especially when he and a few buddies created their own band. During college he became the lead in a band called Ace in the Hole Band, and from there on he climbed his way to fame. In a 30 year span of music recording, Strait has grabbed 60 No. 1 country song titles and over the years have sold over 68 million albums.


9. Toby Keith – $320 million


Toby Keith was born in Clinton, Oklahoma. He grew up working for his grandmother in her own restaurant, and that is when he became interested in music, as he watched guest artists come and play. Keith has over ten studio albums and his most recent is entitled Honky Tonk University. He is known for wearing straw cowboy hats and bandannas.


8. Barbra Streisand – $340 million


Barbra Streisand was born in 1942 and grew up in New York. Growing up, she loved singing soprano for her school and loved everything musical. She worked hard, having several different jobs and not having permanent residence many different times, but eventually got her name out there by winning a contest at a night club. She is not only a singer, but a performer and actress as well.

7. Shania Twain – $350 million


Shania Twain was born in 1965 in Ontario and is a famous Canadian singer. She grew up with a hard childhood, money not being a plentiful object in their household. She kicked off her career touring with a group around Ontario right after graduating high school. She has gotten 7 No.1’s for her country music according to Billboard Magazine and sold over 19 million copies of “Come on Over”.


6. Johnny Mathis – $400 million


Johnny Mathis was born in 1935 and grew up in Gilmer, Texas. He became interested in music through his father, who bought him a piano at a young age and also his voice teacher, whose house he used to work at. Mathis won the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2003 and continues to be a successful artist and music enthusiast.

5. Dolly Parton – $500 million


Dolly Parton was born in Sevier County, Tennessee in 1946. She first became interested in music when she would perform in church and play on her homemade guitar, until she got her own real guitar. She has guest starred on the popular TV show Hannah Montana and also in the movie Moulin Rouge. She has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and was entered into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

4. Gloria Estefan – $500 million


Gloria Estefan was born in 1957 in Cuba. Her family escaped the Cuban Revolution by moving to Florida when she was little, and it was in Miami where she learned her love and passion for music and performing. She played in a band named The Miami Sound Machine and was ranked No. 81 on Vh1’s list of Top Women of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

3. Mariah Carey – $500 Million


Mariah Carey was born in New York in 1969. She always loved music, and gave vocal coaching and would sing occasional opera before her career kicked off at the age of 20. In 2001, she was named one of “People Magazine’s 25 Most Intriguing People” and has over 160 million records sold worldwide.

2. Madonna – $520 million


Madonna was born in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. Although she had received a dance scholarship, she dropped out of college and became a waitress, while performing dance on the side for several smaller companies. She then started her career by becoming a backup singer and dancer for different artists. She is very successful, having sold more than 300 million album copies around the world.

1. Celine Dion – $630 million


Celine Dion was born in 1968 in Quebec. She grew up in a family that loved music, and composed her own song by the time she was 12 years old. Her mother then sent the song in to a producer who was so impressed with her that she gave her a deal on the spot. She is most popular for her song entitled “My Heart Will Go On” from the major motion picture Titanic. She has her own magazine called Celine Dion Magazine, along with her own perfume named “Celine Dion: Parfum”.

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Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World 2019

Motorcycles are much different from cars in terms of its technological revolution. As cars revolve, they focus more on technology and automation, while motorcycles focus more on speed and power. We provided a list of the Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles In 2019.

10. BMW K1200S

The BMW K1200S has a 4 cylinder engine. Its engine can generate 163 horse power at 10,250 rpm. BMW K1200 S is a naked supersport motorcycle that was made between 2005 to 2008.  It can reach up to 60 mph with a standing start at 2.6 seconds. It can reach speeds of up to 174 mph.

It’s EVO breaks, along with the partially integrated BMW Motorrad integral ABS is the K1200S pride and joy. That and it’s max torque of 129 Nm at 8250 RPM.

9. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille

The Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille is an Italian bike with an Australian engine. It was produced from the years 1998 to 2003. This bike is famous because it is still being used in competitions. The bike has a 998 cc engine and can reach up to 175 mph. The engine allows for it to reach 141 hp at 1000 rpm.

The engine itself has a Rotex V-twin installed at 60 degrees, making it far more comapct. However, this also makes it prone to vibrations, which Aprilia has accounted for with their Anti Vibration Double Countershaft (AVDC). Because of that, going from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds is butter smooth.

While it’s not the best for power, but when it comes to speed, it makes up for it.

8. MV Agusta F4

The MV Agusta F4 was manufactured by Ferrari and was intended to be a luxurious motorcycle. Buyers were more interested in its speed more than the other features it provided. The bike was produced in 2006 and has a powerful 200 hp engine that can reach 185mph.

The raw power of it’s 1000 CC engine is what drives this bike into the hearts of bikers everywhere. The short stroke motor and light crankshaft ensure that acceleration will never be a problem for you. Making it more than easy to get it up to Agusta’s max power of 174 horses, taking it from 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds.

7. Kawasaki Ninja

The Kawasaki Ninja was the fastest bike for several years. The Ninja model is still being produced today with an 1441 cc liquid cooled engine that is able to reach 186 mph. Kawasaki Ninja is still one of the most consumer available bikes and best known model.

6. BMW S1000 RR

Everything about the BMW S1000 screams speed. It’s light frame, 999 CC 16-valve motor engine, and new intake all make this bike a force to be reckoned with. The weight of this bike is 8 lbs lighter than it’s predecessor and has an updated semi-active suspenssion pack of the HP4’s Dymanic Damping Control.

The S1000 RR can go from 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds, which can make turning and handling curves dicey. However, with the new power curve, this beast can handle anything that’s thrown at it. If track driving isn’t for you, features like ABS, cruise control and more make the bike street friendly as well.

With a max horsepower of 195.2 at 13500 RPM, you don’t want to let this motorcycle get away from you.

5. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird

The Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird, also called the “Super Blackbird”, is a sport bike that can reach top speeds of 190 mph. The 153 horse power makes it a tank with two wheels. Honda deigned the bike with many different features borrowed from the Kawasaki ZX-11, to make up for a highly appreciated sport bike.

With an 1137 CC liquid cooled inline four cylindered engine, speed is ready for you when you want it. The Blackbird is an instrument build on precision that will take you from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds.

4. Kawasaki Ninja H2R

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the fastest bike in the Ninja series. This motorcycle can reach up to speeds of 220 miles per hour. The H2R includes a dog-ring transmission which gives the driver access to smooth and efficient shifting.

Everything in this bike in it’s 998 CC liquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 16-valve engine is there to make you go fast. And by fast, we mean hitting 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. Couple that with Kawasaki’s Engine Brake Control, Launch Control Mode, Traction Control, and Intelligent anti-lock Brake System, you’re in for the ride of your life.

3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K

The MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K, also known as the “Y2K Superbike” was produced between the years 2000-2005. It still stands in the top 3 spot of the worlds fastest motorcycles. It has held the Guinness World Record for being the fastest production motorcycle. The bike can reach a speed of 227 mph, with 320 horsepower.

2. Suzuki Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa truly earns the number two spot because it can race speeds of up to 248 mph. Hayabusa has a 1340 cc engine with an output of 197 horse power.

Every biker rides differently, and Suzuki knows that. That’s why they allow you the leverage to optimally tweak the bike’s settings with the ride-by-wire system, along with the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector. Going from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds is as easy as ever, especially with it’s clutch assist system reducing the back torque.

1. Dodge Tomahawk


The Dodge Tomahawk was introduced in 2003 during the North American International Auto Show. The Tomahawk is truly the fastest motorcycle ever built to this day. It has a 500 horse power v10 engine that was taken from the Dodge Viper. While the bike is definitely an expensive bike, listed at $550,000, the bike can reach up to speeds of 350 mph. Which totally makes up for the price!

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Top 10 Different Types of Twins

The term “twin” refers to two individuals who have shared the same womb, and usually, but not necessarily, share the same birthday. Twinning normally occurs in two ways: – either the woman releases only one ovum (egg) which divides/splits after fertilization, or she produces two separate eggs rather than the usual one. However, the type of twin that is eventually conceived depends on what happens to the egg(s) during development. This article defines and describes the top ten unusual and unique types of twins.

10. Conjoined Twins


Conjoined twins are twins which are genetically identical. They are always of the same sex and cannot be separate sexes. Besides developing from one fertilized egg, they also share same placenta and amniotic cavity. These twins take intimacy to the extreme; sharing legs, arms, hearts, and other body organs – even brains. Conjoined twins develop when a woman produces only one single egg which fails to fully split after fertilization. Normally, the single embryo begins to split a few weeks post-conception, but the separation stops it is complete. One in every 200,000 births are conjoined twins.

9. Half-Identical Twins

Half-identical or half-twins (or semi-identical twins and polar body twins) occur when the twins inherit similar genes from the mother, but totally different genes from the father. Theoretically, they are caused when the polar body is fertilized by only one sperm and at the same time, the egg is fertilized by a different sperm resulting in twins who share half their genes in common (from the mother). But, the other half of their genes are different since they come from two distinctively different sperm cells.

8. Twins of Different Race


Heteropaternal superfecundation can explain cases where dizygotic (fraternal) twins exhibit different racial characteristics, due to the different races of the parents. One child can be white, fair-haired, and light skin while the other can be black and dark-haired. Statistics show that the chance of a mixed race couple having twins of different colors is a one in a million.

7. Monozygotic Twins


Monozygotic twins (also called identical twins, enzygotic twins, true twins, or uni-ovular twins) are two offspring born of the same pregnancy, but developed from one zygote (a single fertilized ovum), which later split into two equal halves during the early phase of embryo development. This leads to the formation of two embryos, each of which develops as a separate but identical fetus. Monozygotic twins are always of same sex. They also have practically identical genes, possess identical blood groups, have the same genetic constitution, and closely resemble each other in their physical, mental, and psychological characteristics.

6. Dizygotic Twins (Fraternal Twins)

The term dizygotic means two fertilized eggs. Dizygotic twins, or fraternal twins, form when two eggs are fused and fertilized by two separate, resulting into two separate zygotes. In most circumstances, women only release a single egg in one ovulation cycle. However, sometimes multiple eggs may be released in one cycle, leading to dizygotic twins. They can be of the same sex or different sex. These twins have their own separate placentas and amniotic sac.

5. Mirror Image Twins

Mirror twins originate from one fertilized egg. They basically form the same way as monozygotic twins, but the only difference is that image twins tend to develop reverse asymmetric features. An example is when one is right handed, the other is left-handed. When they face each other, they are the exact mirror reflection of themselves. This is something that is normally attributed to a delayed split of the fertilized egg, often seven days after conception. Other reverse asymmetric features include opposite thumbs, hair whorls that swirl in opposite directions, and birthmarks on opposite sides of their body. It is said that 25% of identical twins (monozygotic twins) tend to be mirror image twins.

4. Twins with Different Birthdays

This is a situation where twin A is born at say, 11:56pm and the twin B is born at 12:02am the following day. Or, it could be in different years. Like twin number one is born on December 31st and the second one is born on January 1st, technically being the next year. It is also possible that if a baby is premature, the second twin will not be born until the day after.

3. Parasitic Twins

Parasitic twins are formed when conjoined twins develop asymmetrically/disproportionately with the stronger baby supporting the weaker one. The name comes from the fact that the weaker twin (parasitic twin) depends on the stronger one for survival. A parasitic twin may consist of abnormal cell growth, an example being extra limbs. The stronger twin may also develop an abnormal mass of cell inside its body, what is referred to as “fetus in fetu.”

2. Superfetation Twins

The term superfetation is used when a fetus is formed while another fetus is already in the uterus. Superfetation happens when a women ovulates more than one egg, but the eggs are released at different times. It can sometimes be up to twenty four days apart, and they are fertilized when they are released. An example would be when two separate occurrences of fertilization taking place during the same cycle. It is an unusual event among humans, but is commonly experienced among animals.

1. Heteropaternal Superfecundation Twins: Twins with Different Fathers

Twins can have different fathers. One well-known case was described in 1810 when an American woman had both a white and a black lover, and she became pregnant and gave birth to twins, one white and the other black. Each twin had a different father and is called superfecundation. It happens when the mother ovulates more than one egg and has more than one partner during her fertile period. One egg is fertilized with sperm from one partner, and the other egg from sperm of the second partner. These types of twins are always fraternal.

Top 10 Best Banks In the World In 2019

We usually keep our money in the bank to ensure it is safety, but banks also help us transact certain amounts of money in or out of town. We also need banks to offer us the huge benefits of various loan facilities. In recent times, the functions of banks have been diversified to include more services than just holding your savings. As such, banks continue to play a huge role in the growth of a country’s economy. It is common knowledge that banks help to improve the financial situation of a country and can help it get out of difficult economic situations. Loans and many other services are offered to the bank account holders to help them meet their short-term and long-term financial needs. The top 10 best banks in the world for 2019, written in order, are listed below. These asset and capital statistics were provided by Accuity.

10. Crédit Agricole SA; France

The Crédit Agricole SA bank in France is ranked tenth, with $1,858,787.00 million in assets and its capital set at 9,840. This bank is also known as the Green Bank, thanks to its environmental and green appeal. There are a total of thirty nine regional banks.

Although they are incredibly successful, they are also the center of much controversy. In 2007, they had to spend 250 million euros because of trading loss at its New York location.

9. Japan Post Bank Co Ltd.; Japan

The Japan Pot Bank Co Ltd. in Japan is ranked ninth, with $1,882,955 million in assets and its capital set at 31,537. In November of 2008, it was ranked as the world’s biggest deposit holder. This bank’s headquarters are located in Tokyo and is the most popular baking branch in Japan.

8. MUFG Bank Ltd.; Japan

MUFG Banks Ltd., established in 2006 is Japan’s largest bank. It was founded following the merger of the Bank of Tokyo-Mistubishi, Ltd. and UFJ Bank Ltd. It is ranked eighth, with $2,032,735 million in assets and its capital set at 15,426.

The bank now serves as the core retail, corporate, and investment banking branch of the Mistubishi UFJ Financial Group. They also have offices throughout Japan and in 40 other countries.

7. JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association; United States of America

The JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association is ranked seventh, with $2,218,960 million in assets and its capital set at 1,785. This banking association is by far the biggest in America, and is based in the business headquarters of the U.S., New York City. They have a revenue of $109 billion and over 256,000 employees in their locations.

6. BNP Paribas SA; France

The BNP Paribas SA bank in France is ranked sixth, with $2,335,320 million in assets and its capital set at 30,937. They are one of the largest banks in France were founded in 1848. They serve worldwide and have approximately 202,000 employees. Their main domestic services are located in countries like Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

5. China Development Bank; China

The China Development Bank is ranked fifth, with $2,352,265 million in assests and its capital set at 61,242. They were founded in 1994 and are led by a cabinet minister at the Goivernor level, under the jurisdiction of the State Council. CDB currently has 37 primary branches and three secondary on the Chinese mainland.

Their respresentative offices include Cairo, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, London, Vientaine, Astana, Minsk, Jakara, and Sydney. Between them, they have about 9,000 people on staff.

4. Bank of China Limited; China

The Bank of China Limited in China is ranked fourth, with $3,091,893 million in assets and its capital set at 42,799. This bank has over 300,000 employees.

It is the oldest bank in China, being found in 1912. They are based in Beijing.

3. Agricultural Bank of China Limited; China

The Agricultural Bank of China Limited is ranked third, with $3,287,025 million in assets and its capital set at 62,497. They are very big, with over 440,000 employees at their locations. They were founded in 1951 and their head bank is located in Beijing.

Sadly, they’re popular because of the biggest bank robbery in China, when in the April of 2007, two of the workers stole over $7.5 million dollars.

2. China Construction Bank Corporation; China

The China Construction Bank Corporation is ranked second, with $3,376,177 million in assets and its capital set at 36,347. They are one of the “big four” banks in the People’s Republic of China. With over 300,000 employees and have over 13,000 domestic branches. They were founded in 1954 and their headquarters are in Beijing.

1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited; China

The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited is currently the largest and best bank in the world, with $4,027,032 million in assets and its capital set at 64,326. They are one of the newer companies, founded in 1984. They too are stationed in Beijing and have over 375,000 employees.

It was the first Chinese bank to gain the title of the largest bank in the world, measured by assets. It continues to thrive today and will be very hard to beat.

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes In 2019

In order to be a successful athlete, you must love the game you are playing. If you love it enough, work hard, and train for long hours, you have the ability to become one of the greats. And along with that comes a nice paycheck as well. Who are the athletes that stand out in the crowd as far as money and success? Here is a list of the top 10 highest paid athletes In 2018 according to Forbes. How much would you enjoy getting paid like these athletes do? If money is the key to happiness, these guys must be on cloud 9.

10. Stephen Curry – Basketball Player


This two-time MVP is one of the world’s most marketable athletes. Curry signed the first $200 million contract in 2017 and has had the league’s top salary in the past two seasons. Along with his company SC30 and production company, Unanimous Media, he also has two recent sponsorships from Palm and Rakuten.

His base salary from the Golden State Warriors is $37.8 million with over $42 million coming from sponsorships and endorsements.

9. Aaron Rodgers – Football Player


The fastest-ever quarterback to reach 300 passing touchdowns, Aaron Rodgers did it in 144 games, placing him in 10th all-time with a total of 338. Rodgers is a seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time MVP, who also has the highest passer rating in NFL History. Last August, he signed a four year contract worth $134 million.

In 2019, his salary will be $20 million, with the addition of bonuses, winnings, and sponsorships bringing it up to over $89 million. He also launched a $50 million venture and growth stage fund with Roth Capital and bought a minority ownership take in the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.

8. Russell Wilson – Football Player


Russell Wilson was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies back in 2010 led the Seattle Seahawks to the team’s first and only Super Bowl championship in the 2013-14 season. In April of 2019, the six-time Pro Bowler signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks worth $140 million, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Wilson is also the CEO of the brand management firm, West2East Empire, which has two other production companies brand from it. He is also an investor in the Portland Diamond Project which aims to bring an MLB team to Oregon.

His salary and winnings from the Seahawks totals more than $80 million per year, with another $9 million from endorsements.

7. Kevin Durant – Basketball Player

Kevin Durant is a professional basketball player that hasn’t had the best luck in contracts, with his last one with the Warriors paying $30 million in 2018-19. He recently left the Warriors to sign a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $164 million. He has won NBA Rookie of the Year award along with four NBA scoring titles.

He brings in $65.4 million a year, with $30.4 million being salary. Many of his endorsements include Nike, Alaska Air Group, and Google. From his endorsements, Durant brings in a total of $35 million.

6. LeBron James – Basketball Player

LeBron James

He won his first NBA title, a second Olympic Gold, and his third league MVP Award in 2012. He is part of the NBA Hall of Fame after winning the fourth MVP Award for the 2012-13 seasons. Couple all of that with his four-year $153 million contract with the LA Lakers, he has a total yearly income of $89 million a year and $36 million from his salary.

Many of his endorsements include Nike, RIMOWA, Beats by Dre, and KIA Motors, and from all his endorsements, he brings in $53 million. It’s no wonder he is dubbed King James.

5. Roger Federer – Tennis Player


Federer has ten sponsors that pay him over $86 million yearly and contributse to his $93.4 million dollar yearly income. His sponsors include Mercedes Benz, Rolex, and Credit Suisse. In 2018, Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo locked him up with a 10-year $300 million deal.

He has the most tennis records for singles, Grand Slam wins, and the most career prize money earned which comes in at a total of $124 million dollars. Although his salary is only $7.4 million, he definitely knows how to bring it in through endorsements.

4. Lionel Messi – Soccer Player

Lionel Messi is currently the famous forward for Barcelona’s soccer team. He is the only athlete in soccer history to win the FIFA World Player of the Year five times. His total yearly income is totaled at $127 million, with his salary being a total of $92 million. Through his lifelong endorsement with Adidas, along with other sponsors, he brings in $35 million. His great athletic ability and famous name is what makes this man very successful.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Soccer Player

Ronaldo is the man who broke Messi’s consecutive streak. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2013 after being runner up to Messi the year before. He now has a salary that is set at $65 million after moving to Italian club Joventus in July of 2018. He has endorsements with Nike and his own shirt and underwear line with CR7, and because of those endorsements, he makes a total of $109 million.

2. Neymar – Soccer Player

The second most popular athlete on social media and a trending meme for a time, Neymar was known for his excessive falling and rolling during his games.

Currently on a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022, he left Barcelona in 2017. Neymar’s annual salary totals to about $75 million. He is invested in many endorsement deals, including companies such as Nike, Red Bull, EA Sports, Mastercard, Gaga Milano, Gillette, Beats by Dre and DAZN.

With all of these endorsements, Neymar earns approximately $30 million, which then brings his total income to $105 million.

1. Canelo Alvarez – Boxer

The Mexican professional boxer saw the first U.S. match that wasn’t involving Mayweather or Pacquiao to register mroe than one million buys since 2002. In 2018, the streaming service DAZN put up $365 million to lock up the next 11 fights making Alvarez boxing’s biggest pay-per-view star. He took home about $50 million from his first two fights on DAZN, but is projected to earn at least $35 million perfight in the future.

The first two fights between Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, in which Alvarez narrowly won the second, generated more than one million PPV buys each. Fans are pleading for a third showdown between the two top-tier boxers.

What would you do if you could be playing a game that you love and making millions per year to do it? It is all a part of the game and along with these major dollars per year, you have your name out there and are big in media attention. The world knows your name and everyone knows your story, whether you want them to or not. However, It is not necessarily a bad trade off. Loving your job is important, so that you wake up and want to go to work everyday. What better way to make a living than to play the games that you love to play. It is apparently the key to a successful bank account and it adds you to the top 10 highest paid athletes of 2019 list.

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