More Country Stars That Struck Gold

George Strait

Net Worth: $300 million. Venture: Codigo 1530. George Strait is your classical American country music icon. Strait is often referred to as the Clint Eastwood of country. With a career spanning over three decades, revenue from his tequila company “Codigo 1350”, and more than one-hundred million album sales, this musical behemoth has built himself an impressive net worth of over $300 million. He is currently signed with MCA Nashville label.
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Strait was born in Texas and over the decades became one of the most famous singers of all time. He’s what you’d call a country traditionalist, and has deep roots in the gritty origins of this musical genre. The legendary singer is a massive critic of the modern generic style of country-pop that seeks to appeal to the largest audience, rather than focus on the genre’s tradition and background.

Kenny Chesney

Net Worth: $225 million. Venture: Kenny Chesney, Inc. With a net worth of $225 million, Kenny Chesney is a true king when it comes to creating great music that captivates a large audience of fans, then effectively monetizing that fanbase through various apparel and merchandise. The singer-songwriter and businessman have released twenty gold-certified albums so far with record-breaking success. Chesney has consistently dominated the charts with over forty Top 10 Country singles and twenty-nine of them reaching the #1 spot.