10 Richest Punjabi Singers and Their Net Worth

The passion for music can be found in millions but only a few have made millions from it. These rich Punjabi singers have done just that.

10 Richest Punjabi Singers and Their Net Worth

"This song is one of the reasons we love Punjabi songs!"

Punjabi music is one of the most popular genres in the world and many Punjabi singers have reaped the rewards because of this.

The wealth that these artists have accumulated has not been handed to them. They’ve given the public timeless classics and the modern wave of artists continues this trend with their hits.

What may be surprising is the actual net worth of some of these musicians.

Whilst they’re still a long way off the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, and Madonna, for Punjabi singers, their wealth is still impressive.

From the likes of Jazzy B to Diljit Dosanjh to AP Dhillon, Punjabi music has evolved over time but the genre’s roots still play a part in how successful it is as a whole.

There may be some surprising names on this list but it may also come as a shock to not see some fan favourites make the cut.

So, let’s dive in and see which Punjabi singers have the highest net worth.

Sharry Mann

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Sharry Mann is a Punjabi singer who has multiple classics in his catalogue, from his 2011 chart-topper ‘Yaar Ammulle’ to his 2017 banger ‘Hostel’.

However, Sharry is most known for his 2017 anthem ‘3 Peg’ which became a staple for South Asian weddings and parties.

It has over 24 million Spotify streams and over 750 million YouTube views, which really announced him onto the world stage.

Since that year, he went on to release two albums and starred in the lead role in the movie Marriage Palace (2018).

In 2019, the superstar won ‘Best Music Video’ at Brit Asia TV Music Awards for ‘Yaar Chadeya’.

On top of this, Sharry continues to release music every few months and participates in multiple side projects such as acting. Therefore it comes as no surprise to see him as one of the richest Punjabi singers.

Net worth: Approximately $78 million (£68.5 million).

Gurdas Maan

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There’s not much introduction needed for Gurdas Maan, who is widely considered one of the best Punjabi singers ever.

Some of the genre’s most memorable hits have come from Maan such as ‘Challa’ (1986), ‘Dil Da Mamla Hai’ (1995), and ‘Apna Punjab Hove’ (1996).

He also raised the bar again in 2015, singing ‘Ki Banu Duniya Da’ with Diljit Dosanjh on Season 4 of Coke Studio MTV. The song got over 32 million YouTube views in one week.

Maaan has released over 30 albums and starred in more than 15 movies, showing just how decorated he really is.

To emphasise this more, he is the only Punjabi singer to win a national award.

He won the ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ at the 54th National Film Awards for the movie Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris (2006).

Adding to his list of accomplishments are blockbuster Bollywood films, a Jury’s Award, ‘Best International Album’ (2009), and ‘Filmfare Award for Living Legend’ (2017).

Net worth: Approximately $50 million (£43.9 million).

Jazzy B

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Like Gurdas Maan, Jazzy B is another household name when it comes to Punjabi singers, especially wealthy ones.

With over 10 studio albums and more than 30 singles released since reaching the top, Jazzy B is a trailblazer for the genre.

However, not many songs in his catalogue can touch the success of his 2005 anthem ‘Dil Luteya’.

The track is now a staple in Punjabi culture and rings around many households across the world.

The success of the release highlights just how triumphant Jazzy B has been in his career. But, he is not a one-hit-wonder.

His tracks are iconic and many consider him to be a pioneering artist. Songs like ‘Tera Roop’ (2002), ‘Soorma’ (2003), and ‘Naag 2’ (2010) are so mesmerising.

There’s no denying how and why Jazzy B is so wealthy – one only needs to look at his resume.

With multiple awards from governing bodies in the ‘Best Male Act’, ‘Most Popular Song of the Year’, and ‘Best Album of the Year’ categories, it only shows how talented he is.

Net worth: Approximately $50 million (£43.9 million).

Yo Yo Honey Singh

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Whilst Hirdesh Singh, otherwise known as Yo Yo Honey Singh, has only released two albums (a third is coming in 2023), he remains one of the wealthiest Punjabi singers.

It’s the musicians singing, rapping, and composing skills that he has transferred onto more than 80 singles and soundtracks which makes him so fascinating.

The artist has over a staggering 9 million monthly Spotify listeners who enjoy his wide range of songs.

Some of his most beloved tracks are ‘Gabru’ (2011), ‘Lake 28 Kudi Da’ (2011), ‘Lungi Dance’ (2013), and ‘Blue Eyes’ (2013).

However, not all of his riches have come from music. He’s also starred in major movies such as Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 (2013), The Xpose (2014), and Zorawar (2016).

Net worth: Approximately $25 million (£21.9 million).

Harrdy Sandhu

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Former cricketer, Harrdy Sandhu, is one of the most illustrious Punjabi singers.

Although an elbow injury forced Sandhu to retire from cricket in 2007, he went on to start a thriving career in music.

His 2012 album This Is Harrdy Sandhu was met with rave reviews and had one of his first songs to go viral – ‘Tequilla Shot’.

After the success of this release, Sandhu did not stop and put out the viral sensations Soch (2013) and Joker (2014).

However, it was his song ‘Bijlee Bijlee’ (2021) that sent fans into a frenzy because of its Punjabi-pop sound.

One listener, Shatabda Chakraborty, commented on how the track reignited his love for Desi music, stating:

“I was completely detached from Desi songs, thanks Harrdy bro.

“This song reinvigorated me with the long lost strength of forming an emotional connection with a song.”

With over a monumental 99 million plays on Spotify and 446 million YouTube views, it’s not hard to see how Sandhu is raking it in.

Although the star is enjoying the fruits of music, his acting career is equally as profitable.

He’s had standout performances in films such as Mera Mahi NRI (2017), 83 (2021), and Code Name: Tiranga (2022).

Net worth: Approximately $21 million (£18.4 million).

Diljit Dosanjh

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Diljit Dosanjh is considered a living legend due to his immense popularity and innovative strides in music. Dosanjh has defined the word “longevity” as his career spans more than 20 years.

His first major release Ishq Da Uda Ada (2004) went down quite well but Dosanjh started to get recognition with his albums Smile (2005) and Chocolate (2008).

Here, he was redefining the sound of Punjabi singers – something he continues to do.

For example, he has linked up with multiple hip-hop stars such as Tory Lanez. The duo released ‘Chauffer’ in 2022 and the song quickly gathered over 30 million Spotify streams.

His more modern albums such as G.O.A.T (2020) and Drive Thru (2022) show how Dosanjh has evolved his sound and caters to the masses.

His 2021 smash single ‘Do You Know’ is regarded as one of the best Punjabi songs of the modern generation.

He also achieves this through other avenues like acting.

After making his Bollywood debut in 2016, in which he won a Filmfare Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’, he’s gone on to give amazing displays in Good Newwz (2019) and Jogi (2022).

There’s no denying how prevalent Diljit Dosanjh is in the music industry and how he continues to put Punjabi singers on the world stage.

Net worth: Approximately $16 million (£14 million).

Jass Manak

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A fresh face on the Punjabi music scene is Jass Manak, who was born in 1999.

Whilst he started his career in 2017 with the track ‘U-Turn’, it was actually his 2019 release ‘Prada’ which really got fans’ attention.

With over 32 million Spotify streams, the track is one of the most listened to in India and gave him the momentum to deliver incredible music.

In 2019, Manak released his debut album Age 19 which featured legendary artists Bohemia and Divine.

Whilst the singer probably thought the year couldn’t get any better, he released his most successful song – ‘Lehenga’.

The track has over 1.5 billion YouTube views and really propelled the artist’s career, winning a Mirchi Music Award for its popularity.

Manak has since gone on to star in his debut movie Jatt Brothers (2022) alongside Guri and Nikeet Dhillon.

However, it’s his music that does the talking. His net worth signifies just how impressive Manak is, and at such a young age, his stock can only increase.

Net worth: Approximately $16 million (£14 million).

Daler Mehndi

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Daler Mehndi is one of the most decorated Punjabi singers ever. As well as a musician, he is a songwriter and producer and helped put Bhangra into mainstream music.

His debut album, Bolo Ta Ra Ra (1995) sold over 20 million copies and allowed Mehndi to receive the Channel V award for ‘Best Indian Male Pop Artist’.

The singer continued to thrive with this third album Balle Balle (1997).

Winning six Channel V awards, the release went multi-platinum and made Mehndi one of the most sought-after musicians in the world.

Perhaps his most iconic release is ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ which was a huge success and solidified him as one of India’s biggest-ever pop stars.

With multiple accolades and a relentless catalogue of music, Mehndi is a mogul for Punjabi singers and mainstream artists.

Even Canadian music producer, Deadmau5, paid homage to him by remixing ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ in 2014.

In the same year, the artist went to Nigeria for the second time to give an electric performance to celebrate Diwali.

Since then, the singer has gone on multiple tours and given spectacular performances across the globe.

Net worth: Approximately $15 million (£13.1 million).

Parmish Verma

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With a staggering 7+ million followers on Instagram, it’s undeniable how popular Parmish Verma is.

The musician, director, and actor is a multitalented person, and is not surprising to see him on this list.

Whilst the artist goes back and forth between music and acting, one cannot look past how gifted the singer is.

His work ethic has seen him put out constant releases since 2017 with some of his hottest debut tracks including ‘Le Chakk Main Aa Gaya’ and ‘Gaal Ni Kadni’.

The latter has over 306 million views and is one of Verma’s most listened-to songs. One fan commented on YouTube saying:

“Since this song was made, I only watched the song but now I am able to understand each and every line.

“Now I’m enjoying it more than ever and the lyrics are incredible. The singer is a legend.”

Although, his film and directing work has also given Verma great wealth.

His debut film Rocky (2017) was acknowledged but his subsequent releases like Dil Diyan Gallan (2019) and Main Te Bapu (2022) have cemented his name (and wealth) amongst filmmakers.

Net worth: Approximately $15 million (£13.1 million).

AP Dhillon

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As far as Punjabi singers go, AP Dhillon signifies a new wave of musicians entering the scene.

Whilst his meteoric rise has gone incredibly quickly, the essence of his songs mixes his Indian and Canadian backgrounds.

Dhillon’s songs speak for themselves and he has caught the attention of millions across the world including America, New Zealand, and the UK.

Tracks like ‘Excuses (2020), ‘Spaceship’ (2021), and ‘Insane’ (2021) mix different sounds to put a trap twist on Punjabi lyrics.

But, it’s his 2020 track ‘Brown Munde’ with Gurinder Gill that really skyrocketed Dhillon amongst the music elites.

It has over 165 million Spotify streams and featured the likes of Nav, Sidhu Moose Wala, and Steel Banglez in the music video. One fan, Osheen Bhatt, revealed her feelings for the track:

“This song is one of the reasons we love Punjabi songs! Still a masterpiece.”

‘Brown Munde’ also debuted at number one in the UK Asian charts and gave the singer a newfound fame.

However, Dhillon hasn’t stopped there. His 2022 single ‘Summer High’ received spectacular reviews and he went on to give fans another surprise – a six-track EP.

Two Hearts Never Break The Same has been on replay for many ever since its release with most of the tracks already passing 7 million Spotify streams.

Net worth: Approximately $10-12 million (£8.7 – £10.5 million).

It’s no wonder why these Punjabi singers feature on this rich list and why their net worth is so high.

With such a decorated collection of musicians, each one of them has given the industry something new and fresh.

Likewise, they’ve stamped their own mark with trailblazing collaborations, new sounds, and creative performances.

All these elements are contributing to why Punjabi singers are becoming even wealthier in music.

Balraj is a spirited Creative Writing MA graduate. He loves open discussions and his passions are fitness, music, fashion, and poetry. One of his favourite quotes is “One day or day one. You decide.”

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