The Super Bowl Halftime show is one of the biggest spectacles in the United States. While two teams duking it out for eternal glory rest and regroup, the biggest musicians in the world put on elaborate performances in front of 100 million television views. Do these superstars need the exposure the NFL is giving them? Of course not, they're worth millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars. That hasn't stopped icons like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce from having a little fun, though. We've crunched the numbers, so keep reading if you want to find out the net worths of the richest Super Bowl Halftime show performers!
The Rolling Stones - $1.4 Billion
The Rolling Stones, one of the most iconic bands in the world, graced the Super Bowl Halftime stage for their legendary performance in 2006. During the 12 minute set, the band played three songs, opening with "Start Me Up" before playing "Rough Justice" and finishing with "Satisfaction."
After the performance, there was a reported 9% sales increase in music sales for the band, adding to their $1.4 billion overall net worth. Mick Jagger alone is even worth an astonishing $500 million!
Paul McCartney - $1.2 Billion
One year before The Rolling Stones rocked the Super Bowl Halftime show, Paul McCartney took the stage. He played a throwback set that included tracks from his days with The Beatles and Wings, ending the performance with "Hey Jude."
Surprisingly, it was not the first time McCartney performed at the Super Bowl, although it was his first Halftime performance. In 2002, he sang at the pre-game show. McCartney is worth an estimated $1.2 Billion.
Sean Combs - $885 Million
Sean Combs went by the stage name P. Diddy when he performed at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show. He was part of one of the last performances sponsored by MTV after an unfortunate incident with Janet Jackson on stage led to the NFL ending its partnership with the channel.
Combs first broke onto the music scene as a rapper in the '90s before becoming a successful fashion designer and actor. Today, he is worth a reported $885 million.
Madonna - $850 Million
Madonna made sure Super Bowl producers spared no expense when she took the stage during the Halftime show in 2012. The icon came out in a chariot surrounded by a parade of marching Roman warriors.
During the extravagant show, she transformed from a princess into a cheerleader, and finally into a choirmaster. Artists including Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. joined her for parts of the show. At the end of the day, this performance may have just upstaged the game on the field!
Aerosmith - $530 Million
Aerosmith was just one part of the massive show that was put on for the Super Bowl Halftime extravaganza in 2001. It was veritable who's who of the world's biggest bands and solo artists, and Aerosmith was lucky to be a part of it.
The band mashed up their biggest songs with the likes of NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly, while eventually giving to shameless album promotion. They ended the set by playing "Jaded," the lead single from their upcoming album.
Beyonce - $500 Million
The 2013 Super Bowl Halftime show was full of pyrotechnics as Beyonce put on a performance for the ages while the 49ers and Ravens regrouped in the locker room. The performer packed pieces of nine hits into 14 minutes and even staged a reunion with Destiny's Child.
Beyonce then returned three years later and performed with Bruno Mars and Christ Martin of Coldplay. An icon in the music industry, and a successful business woman, Beyonce is worth an estimated $500 million.
Bruce Springsteen - $500 Million
Bruce Springsteen didn't want viewers to tune out when he stopped on stage during the Super Bowl XLIII Halftime show. He declared, "Ladies and gentlemen, for the next 12 minutes, we're going to bring the righteous and mighty power of The E Street Band into your beautiful home!"
Estimated to be worth $500 million, "the Boss" started the show with "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out." The performance came at the same time he released a new album, which just happened to sell 224,000 copies in its first week.
Gloria Estefan - $500 Million
Gloria Estefan has performed the Super Bowl Halftime show twice. Her first performance came in 1992, and she was asked to return in 1999 for a much-belated encore. The 1999 performance was the bigger production and featured Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stevie Wonder, and Savion Glover joining Estefan on stage.
Estefan continues to perform today and even released the album "Brazil305" in 2020. She is worth a reported $500 million.
Coldplay - $430 Million
Led by songwriter and vocalist Chris Martin, Coldplay has been making hits since the track "Yellow" was first released in 2000. By the time they performed at the Super Bowl in 2016, they had six more albums of hit songs to choose from.
Of course, they didn't perform by themselves at the big game. Coldplay took the stage with Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, and Beyonce. After the performance, sales of Coldplay's full discography rose 365 percent!
Jennifer Lopez - $400 Million
No one was quite sure what to expect when it was announced the Jennifer Lopez would be performing at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime show. Lopez brought Shakira along for the ride, and while the experience felt like a nostalgia trip on paper, it turned out to be a modern classic and one of the best halftime shows ever.
Worth an estimated $400 million, Lopez wowed the audience with a mashup of her greatest hits including "Jenny from the Block" and "Ain't it Funny."
Shania Twain - $400 Million
To kick off her Super Bowl halftime show performance in 2003, Shania Twain performed "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" and "Up!" Both tracks were off her just-released album, which saw sales increases of 41% the next week.
Worth a reported $400 million, Twain would perform at another major sporting event nearly two decades later. That was the Grey Cup of the Canadian Football League, where she rode onto the field escorted by a group of mounties.
Sting - $400 Million
Sting may not have headlined the 2003 Super Bowl halftime show, but his appearance was still very impactful. No Doubt was given the prestigious gig and ended the set with "Message in a Bottle," a cover of Sting's hit song from when he was with The Police.
Sting joined No Doubt on stage to help perform the hit, making sure the show ended with a bang. In 2020, Sting was estimated to be worth $400 million.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - $390 Million
The Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't "Give it Away" now when they performed at the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime show. The legendary funk rockers may have been older, but looked anything but weathered as they rocked the crowd and the television audience.
As a band, the Chili Peppers are worth a combined $390 million. Bassist Flea is worth a reported $150 million, making him the most valued member of the band. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis comes in a close second with an estimated $140 million net worth.
Katy Perry - $330 Million
It would be impossible to make a list of Super Bowl Halftime performers without mentioning Katy Perry's 2015 performance. The colorful staging was typical Perry, but when the lights went off, it was another performer who upstaged her - Left Shark.
One thing Left Shark will never have more of than Perry is net worth. She is worth a reported $330 million. But would trade it all to be one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2015? We don't think so.
Lady Gaga - $320 Million
Lady Gaga headlined the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show in what can only be described as one of the stranger in the history of the event. To open the show, Gaga literally jumped down from the roof of the stadium onto the stage.
Pyrotechnics followed as well as more costume changes than anyone thought could be possible in under 20 minutes. Sales of Gaga's digital albums increased by a whopping 1,000% after the stunning Halftime extravaganza.
NSYNC - $305 Million
NSYNC took the stage with a bevy of stars during the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime show. And they were joined by just about all of those stars for their performance of hit single "Bye Bye Bye."
Out of the band members, Justin Timberlake is individually worth the most. He reported net worth is $250 million. The next closest band member is Lance Bass, who is worth a reported $22 million. The rest of the band members, who still occasionally make appearances together, are worth under $20 million each.
Phil Collins - $260 Million
In 2000, Disney seemingly took over the Super Bowl Halftime show as it was filled with family-friendly music and performances. The Disney influence didn't end there, either. Phil Collins made waves when he sang the theme from Tarzan.
Collins was joined on stage during the halftime show by Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Tina Turner, and Enrique Iglesias. The former lead singer of Genesis and iconic drummer was worth an estimated $260 million in 2020.
Shakira - $300 Million
After a less than stellar first half to the 2020 Super Bowl, fans were more than ready for the halftime show headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The performance was a show-stopper from both performers.
Shakira performed her biggest hits, including "She Wolf" and "Whenever, Wherever." Tied 10-10 at the half, the big show must have woke up both teams. The final score was 31-20, but we know who the real winners were - the viewers!
Diana Ross - -$250 Million
The 1996 Super Bowl Halftime show featuring Diana Ross was iconic for one major reason - the performer didn't use a backing track. While every performance is live, most performers rely on a backing track to make sure the best possible shown is put on.
Ross, worth an estimated $250 million, wasn't worried about making a fool of herself. Her performance was headlined by a cover of "I Will Survive" and her hit song "Take Me Higher."
Justin Timberlake - $250 Million
NSYNC performed during the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime show as a band, which apparently wasn't good enough for Justin Timberlake. As a solo artist, he returned to the biggest stage in the world in 2004.
Timberlake was joined onstage by Janet Jackson in one of the most infamous halftime performances of all-time. The shocking moment sent shockwaves through the music industry. The show ended up getting MTV pulled by the league as one of the show's sponsors.