Dave Gahan Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Dave Gahan
Dave Gahan led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 54-year-old Dave Gahan 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 31/03/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Dave Gahan tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2014 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (March 30) that Gahan is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2016 and March 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 British 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 Gahan Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “North Weald Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergahan - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Dave) and a fashion line called “Dave Gahan Seduction”.

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

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