Top 20 Composer celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated August 11, 2022].

1. John Williams

John Williams net worth 2020
John Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Long Island, United States.
He also composed theme music for Jurassic ParkSchindler's ListSaving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You CanMemoirs of a GeishaWar HorseLincoln, and Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock's last film.

Net Worth 2020: $300 Million

2. Sean Lennon

Sean Lennon net worth 2020
Sean Lennon was born on October 9, 1975 in New York City, United States.
He and longtime friend and collaborator Kemp Muhl founded The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger band on Valentine's Day in 2008.

Net Worth 2020: $200 million (2017)

3. Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach net worth 2020
Burt Bacharach was born on May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, United States.

Heralded songwriter, musician, and producer who wrote numerous hits with lyricist Hal David from the 1950s until the 1980s. He wrote many popular songs, including 73 top 40 U.S. Billboard hit singles.

He began writing with David while the two were employed at the Brill Building. Their first hit was "The Story of My Life" in 1957.

Net Worth 2020: $160 Million

4. Jerry Leiber

Jerry Leiber net worth 2020
Jerry Leiber was born on April 25, 1933 in United States.

Known for collaborating on Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Stand by Me, and others with composer Mike Stoller.

He and Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Net Worth 2020: $150 Million

5. Alan Menken

Alan Menken net worth 2020
Alan Menken was born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, United States.
His other notable works included A Christmas Carol from 2004, Enchanted from 2007, Tangled from 2010, and Mirror Mirror from 2012.

Net Worth 2020: $100 million (2018)

6. David Paich

David Paich net worth 2020
David Paich was born on June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, United States.

Multi-talented musician who recorded numerous albums and worked with various artists including Michael Jackson. His record sales numbered more than 30 million.

He worked on the theme music for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Net Worth 2020: $70 Million

7. Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman net worth 2020
Danny Elfman was born on May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, United States.

Lead singer for the rock band Oingo Boingo who became a well-known film and television composer. He is especially recognized for his numerous collaborations with Tim Burton.

His many projects for Burton have included Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, and Edward Scissorhands. He also provided the singing voice for the character Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

8. James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard net worth 2020
James Newton Howard was born on June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, United States.

One of the most renowned film composers in the history of cinema. James Newton Howard is a multiple-time Oscar nominee for his work on scores for films like The Fugitive.

James Newton Howard toured as a keyboardist with Elton John's band in 1975.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

9. Philip Glass

Philip Glass net worth 2020
Philip Glass was born on January 31, 1937 in Baltimore, United States.
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for "The Truman Show" from 1999.

Net Worth 2020: $35 million (2017)

10. George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan net worth 2020
George M. Cohan was born on July 3, 1878 in Providence, United States.
He was an essential part of Broadway in the early 20th century. He was later honored with a statue in Times Square.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

11. Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim net worth 2020
Stephen Sondheim was born on March 22, 1930 in United States.
He detested filmed musicals, even though many of his productions were made into movies. He preferred instead "Citizen Kane," "The Grapes of Wrath," and other classic dramas.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

12. Rod McKuen

Rod McKuen net worth 2020
Rod McKuen was born on April 29, 1933 in Oakland, United States.

Songwriter and poet best known for translating the hits of French singer Jacques Brel into English. He wrote more than 1500 songs that spanned more than 100 million record sales.

He wrote songs for performers as diverse as Johnny Cash and Madonna.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

13. Steve Porcaro

Steve Porcaro net worth 2020
Steve Porcaro was born on September 2, 1957 in Hartford, United States.
He transitioned into film and television after leaving Toto. He provided the soundtrack for "Justified" on FX.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

14. Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis net worth 2020
Wynton Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961 in New Orleans, United States.
He served as producer and on-screen commentator for Ken Burns' "Jazz" documentary from 2001, for which he elicited much criticism and controversy.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Million

15. Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb net worth 2020
Jimmy Webb was born on August 15, 1946 in Elk City, United States.
He worked with some of history's most popular singers, including Glen Campbell, Thelma Houston, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, Donna Summer, Carly Simon, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

16. Chuck Mangione

Chuck Mangione net worth 2020
Chuck Mangione was born on November 29, 1940 in Rochester, United States.
He composed two songs that became signatures of the Olympic games: "Chase the Clouds Away," which was featured at the Montreal, Quebec, 1976 Summer Olympics and "Give It All You Got," which was used at the 1980 New York Winter Olympics.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

17. Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers net worth 2020
Roy Ayers was born on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles, United States.
He was part of 1994's "Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool," which was declared "Album of the Year" by Time magazine.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

18. Michael Penn

Michael Penn net worth 2020
Michael Penn was born on August 1, 1958 in  New York City, New York, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

19. Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman net worth 2020
Jim Steinman was born on November 1, 1947 in United States.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

20. John Kander

John Kander net worth 2020
John Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in United States.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million