Drummers may long have been the but of all band related jokes, but it would seem that they're actually laughing all the way to the bank.
A poll by Celebrity net worth has produced a list of the top 30 wealthiest drummers in rock and roll.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was The Beatles' Ringo Starr who topped the list, being worth a whopping $300 million. The top ten also included Dave Grohl, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones.
The full list is featured below:
01. Ringo Starr (Beatles): $300m 02. Phil Collins (Genesis): $250m 03. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters): $225m 04. Don Henley (Eagles): $200m 05. Lars Ulrich (Metallica): $175m 06. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones): $160m 07. Larry Mullen (U2): $150m 08. Roger Taylor (Queen): $105m 09. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith): $100m 10. Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot): $90m 11. Travis Barker (Blink 182): $85m 12. Stewart Copeland (Police): $80m 13. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen): $75m 13. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd): $75m 15. Tommy Lee (Motley Crue): $70m 16. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath): $65m 17. John Fishman (Phish): $60m 18. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band): $55m 19. Rick Allen (Def Leppard): $50m 20. Tre Cool (Green Day): $45m 21. Danny Carey (Tool): $40m 21. Tico Torres (Bon Jovi): $40m 23. Max Weinberg (E Street Band): $35m 24. Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead):$30m 25. Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead): $25m 26. Neil Peart (Rush): $22m 27. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters): $20m 28. Questlove (Roots, Jimmy Fallon): $16m 29. Steven Adler (Guns n'Roses): $15m 30. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac): $8.5m
As CNW notes, "most people steer their kids away from learning the drums in favor of less noisy instruments. You may want to reconsider that decision after you find out how rich these thirty musicians became from banging on a drum."