It takes plenty of money to produce top quality music. If the album is a success in the market, the producer become richer. Although they are hardly acknowledged for the work they do to bring out the best music, these record producers have made huge fortune from the industry. Some of these hitmakers are soon-to-be billionaires.
Here are the top 12 richest record producers as of 2015, according to Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth.
Swedish music producer and songwriter Max Martin has given major hits for reputed artists like Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. “It’s My Life” and “… Baby One More Time” are among his hits. Since 1999 he has written and co-written 20 Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits.
American record producer Rick Rubin is the co-founder of Def Jam Records. He was named co-head of Columbia Records in May 2007, a position which he held till 2012. He also established American Recordings. He has played a significant role in popularizing hip hop music.