Who is the richest metal band in the world?

Yes, like everyone, we have been wondering who is the richest metal band worldwide.

As some of you might guess, there were countless great and successful metal bands in the community. Among those bands, three bands are worth more than one hundred million dollars, including Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, and Metallica.

Below, you will be seeing the 8 richest metal bands worldwide, including their current net worth as of 2021.

The 8 Richest Metal Bands In The World

Scrolling, you will see the richest metal bands in the world. In this article, we listed 8 bands that may surprise you with their worths.

8. Slayer

Slayer – (image credit: Todd Owyoung)

Net Worth: $35 Million

Slayer is a thrash metal band from America. The ban was formed in 1981 by four members of the band, Tom Araya, Dave Lombardo, Kerry King, and Jeff Hanneman.

The band has released its first-ever debut studio album in 1983, and the last ever studio album in 2015. As you know, the band announced it’s disbanding in 2019.

So far, the net worth of Slayer is $35 million.

7. Megadeth

Megadeth – (image credit: Harmony Gerber)

Net Worth: $40 Million

The American heavy metal band Megadeth was formed in 1983 by David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine, following Mustaine‘s firing from Metallica.

They released its first-ever studio album in 1985.

The band’s current line-up is Dave Mustaine on vocals and guitars, Kiko Loureiro on guitars, Dirk Verbeuren on drums.

As of 2021, Megadeth‘s net worth is roughly $40 million and it’s making them the seventh richest metal band worldwide.

6. Korn

Korn – (image credit: Jordan Strauss)

Net Worth: $60 Million

The 1993-formed nu metal band Korn has released its first-ever studio effort in 1994, just a year after their forming.

Throughout its career, they have released thirteen studio albums in total.

So far, Korn‘s net worth is $60 million. They are the sixth of the list.

5. Tool

Net Worth: $70 Million

Los Angeles-based alternative metal band Tool was formed in 1990.

Throughout its career, they have released five studio albums. Their first-ever debut studio effort have sold more than 10 million records and has released in 1993.

As of 2021, Tool‘s net worth is $70 million. It’s making them the fifth richest metal band so far.

4. Judas Priest

Judas Priest – (image credit: Justin Borucki)

Net Worth: $80 Million

The Birmingham-based heavy metal band Judas Priest was formed in 1969.

So far, they have sold more than 50 million copies of their entire albums, while receiving several Grammy nominations with them.

Judas Priest‘s net worth is $80 million, which is making them the 4th richest metal band worldwide.

3. Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Net Worth: $100 Million

The English heavy metal band Iron Maiden was formed in 1975.

The band has sold over 100 million copies of their entire albums worldwide and received countless successes.

As of 2021, Iron Maiden‘s net worth is $100 million. With this, Iron Maiden is the third richest metal band in the world.

2. Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne – (image credit: Getty)

Net Worth: $225 Million

Ozzy Osbourne, The Prince of Darkness of the metal community, is a heavy metal singer who came to prominence with Black Sabbath.

He has twelve solo albums during his ongoing career.

Ozzy Osbourne‘s net worth is $225 million, as of 2021.

1. Metallica

Metallica – (image credit: Jimmy Hubbard)

Net Worth: $340 Million

Metallica is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles. From their forming 1981 to the present, the band has sold more than 110 million albums worldwide.

Throughout its career, they have released ten studio albums.

Metallica is the richest metal band in the world. As of 2021, Metallica‘s net worth is $340 million.