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DAVE GROHL, LARS ULRICH AMONG WORLD'S RICHEST DRUMMERS
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8/28/2012

Dave Grohl and Lars Ulrich are among the 30 richest drummers in the world, according to a new survey by CelebrityNetworth.com, with both men finishing in the Top Five. Not surprisingly, the wealthiest stickman on the planet is Beatles timekeeper Ringo Starr, who has amassed a fortune of $300 million. Grohl, who mainly beat the skins for Nirvana, is not far behind with $225 million at Number Three, while Metallica's Ulrich makes Number Five with a slightly skimpier $175 million.

The estimated wealth of each musician on the list is based on salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements, while taking out taxes and various fees, as well as lifestyle choices.

Although Grohl has been the frontman for Foo Fighters for nearly two decades, he told us a while back that he still enjoys drumming the most: "I feel most comfortable behind the drums. I mean, being the lead singer of a band I actually feel kind of uncomfortable. I like doing it, and the challenge and the fear is one of the things that I like about it. But playing the drums, it's like I just feel totally comfortable doing it. I don't really worry that, you know, I'm not gonna be able to do what I'm supposed to do."

Other iconic drummers featured on the list include Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with a cool $90 million in the bank, Black Sabbath's estranged Bill Ward with $65 million, Tre Cool of Green Day with $45 million and Tool's Danny Carey with $40 million.

The Top 30 richest drummers in the world are:
1. Ringo Starr - $300 Million (The Beatles)
2. Phil Collins - $250 Million (solo, Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl - $225 Million (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley - $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich - $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts - $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr - $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor - $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer - $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith - $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11. Travis Barker - $85 Million (Blink-182)
12. Stewart Copeland - $80 Million (The Police)
13. Alex Van Halen - $75 Million (Van Halen)
14. Nick Mason - $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15. Tommy Lee - $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16. Bill Ward - $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17. Jon Fishman - $60 Million (Phish)
18. Carter Beauford - $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19. Rick Allen - $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20. Tre Cool - $45 Million (Green Day)
21. Danny Carey - $40 Million (Tool)
22. Tico Torres - $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23. Max Weinberg - $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
24. Mickey Hart - $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25. Bill Kreutzmann - $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26. Neil Peart - $22 Million (Rush)
27. Taylor Hawkins - $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28. Questlove - $16 Million (The Roots)
29. Steven Adler - $15 Million (Guns N' Roses)
30. Mick Fleetwood - $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)


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