Who's The Richest Musician In Washington State?

I think my first recollection of a band being from Washington State might've been Heart back in the 1980s.

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Washington State is no slouch in the music department when it comes to having musicians who go on to great success.

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The whole grunge movement launched hundreds of wannabe bands and with massive bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Hole, a ton of bands have found success in the PNW and the world.

 

For me, it seems like bands like Pearl Jam and The Foo Fighters would be some of the richest musicians on the planet - don't get me wrong, I'm sure they are, but are they Taylor Swift rich?

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You might think Nirvana or Heart are the top earners but the one musician that isn't on your radar is the wealthiest of them all. We make fun of the guy but he's uber-rich compared to his other Washington State compadres.

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living.alot.com ranked all 50 states and the highest-paid musician for each state and luckily Taylor Swift isn't from Washington.

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The richest musician in Washington State is the guy you'd least expect and that's Kenny G!

Kenny G whose huge soft-rock clarinet songs like Songbird and Don't Make Me Wait For Love has made him rich to the tune of 50 million dollars.

Kenny G leads all the other famous musicians in terms of financial success in Washington State so maybe we should lay off the jokes and ribbing because those soft rock tunes pay hella good.

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