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 David Freiberg has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2014 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 07/03/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
David Freiberg tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2011 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (March 6) that Freiberg is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between February 2013 and February 2014, a nearly $60 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 has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Freiberg Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Cincinnati Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfreiberg - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from David) and a fashion line called “David Freiberg Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many David fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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