Brian Wilson Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Sunday.

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It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Brian Wilson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2014 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 22/12/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Brian Wilson tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2012 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (December 21) that Wilson is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between November 2013 and November 2014, a nearly $50 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The American singer-songwriter-musician has an estimated net worth of $245 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Wilson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Inglewood Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwilson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Brian) and a fashion line called “Brian Wilson Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Brian fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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