Chubby Checker Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Wednesday.

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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. 75-year-old Chubby Checker has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2017 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 17/08/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Chubby Checker tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2015 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (August 16) that Checker is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between July 2016 and July 2017, 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 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 Checker Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Spring Gulley Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchecker - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Chubby) and a fashion line called “Chubby Checker Seduction”.

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

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