The 15 Richest Songwriters of All-Time


Songwriters don’t usually get much credit from the general population for their contribution to the musical world. They write the songs our favorite singers sing for us, but since they don’t usually sing them, the vast majority of us don’t give them any sort of credit. For example, you might think that since Mariah Carey sings it, it’s her song, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes singers do write their own lyrics and sometimes they don’t. When it comes down to it, however, the richest songwriters of all time are usually singers who not only write their music, but sing it, too.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.