It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 65-year-old Daniel Lavoie has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2014 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Daniel Lavoie 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 Tuesday (September 16) that Lavoie is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between August 2013 and August 2014, a nearly $40 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 singer-songwriter-pianist has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Lavoie Burger” chain) in Quebec City, a Football Team (the “Dunrea Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlavoie - Quebec), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Daniel) and a fashion line called “Daniel Lavoie Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Daniel fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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