It’s a common hearing that the people choosing a career of becoming an artist are always those ready to suffer socially, financially and even personally. In my candid view, this must be a misconception or people are seldom aware of the richest and wealthiest painters, photographers, designers and artists all around the world.
The art of making a vision on the landscape of the brain and capturing that very image on the canvas through various techniques and styles that reflect the exact image of the vision is actually worth a huge payback. That is exactly what the artists all around the world keep doing and earn their stakes through their talent and uniqueness.
Here is a list of richest painters, most likely to be in 2015, of the world, keeping their estimated net worth constant.
Net worth: $1 billion
Reaching on the top most rank in the list of richest painters, Mr. Damien Hirst enjoys a net worth of about $500 million and he has become the wealthiest painters of the world.
The most prominent English artist and entrepreneur of YBAs, was born in June 1965. He started off with a low budget but eventually mastered his talent of painting his ideas out. In 2008, Hirst created a history by selling a complete show of his paintings named as “beautiful inside my head forever” and became an auction of single-artist’s pieces of art ,that raised $198 million to his net worth.
Net worth: $ 500 million
Jeffery Jeff Koons is an American artist born in January, 1955. He appears on the second rank in the list because of his estimated net worth of $500 million. His one of the most famous work is Balloon Dog (orange), sold for $58.4 million at Christie’s post war and contemporary art evening sale in New York city in 2013. It contributed a huge avenue in his net worth and now he works in his studio which is created by himself to fabricate his work and art.
Net worth: $300 million
We proudly have the most experienced and senior artists of all on our list “Jasper Johns”. He was born in may 1930 and started working primarily in painting and printmaking. The factors that evolved out of his paintings made him earn his net worth of $300 million. His most famous painting ‘false Start’ became one of the most expensive work by a living artist and got sold in $80 million. He is also best known for his painting ‘flag’ sold in about a million.
Net worth: $200 million
Incepting with some dirty spraying paintings, David Choe made his fortune with his unique style of painting. Born in April 1976, David has now become a famous American painter, muralist and graffiti artist. Most of his works are now being ventured on facebook and he earns a big part of his stake from Mark Zuckerberg.
Net worth: $142 million
The painter most likely to be known for painting rich and elites of the time is the next richest painter we have in our list. Yes! Andre Vicari, born in April 1938 made his earning out of his talent of painting. Not much known artist is famous for his swirling colors usage but despite of being unknown, he has an estimated net worth of $142 million.
Net worth: $100 million
The unbeatably talented Japanese artist we have is “Takashi Murakami” whose increasing net worth allots him 6th position in the list of richest painters.
He was born in February 1962 and mostly famous for the painting and sculpture skills. he chooses to go with the conventional commercial media and paints accordingly with the new trends. More than 100 artists work on his paintings making them much more worthy.
Net worth: $40 million
Considering one of the pioneers of the New European Painting, Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist with a net worth of $40 million.
He was born in February 1932 and became famous in the world of visual arts. His elegant and modernized way of painting brought him his fortune and in 2011, he got his photoelectric paintings of 1997 for a record price of $20.8 million.
Net worth: $40 million
One of the most influential artists, Mr. David Hockney makes to be on the next place at our list. The multi talented English artist has proven himself in various fields as in stage designing, painting, printmaking and photography. his most famous portrait ‘Beverly hills housewife’ got him earn over $8 million at Christie’s.
Net worth: $30 million
Born in august 1949, Richard Prince became one of the most talented and famous painters and photographers originated from America. In 2008, he got a high economic success from his Nurse series painting that went for $6 to $8 million per piece. He is now in collaboration with Louis Vuitton that has raised him to a next level of his field.
Net worth: $25 million
in the world of making highly professional and unique self portraits, we can never neglect Chuck Close for his inventive methods of making human faces. He makes it possible to own a position in our list because of his marvelously unique and beautiful portraits.
Even though his health has now been worsen and made him confined to a wheelchair but he continues to earn his stake out of his talent and earns 150,000 to $5 million of a total income.
Net worth: $20 million
Georg Baselitz is yet another senior and experienced German artist or more likely to be a bestselling living artist we have in our list. He was born in January 1938 and it seems for the world of painting to have him as a blessing. His 50 years of work made him earn a net worth of $20 million.