Deniece Williams Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Deniece Williams
Deniece Williams led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Saturday.

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It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 64-year-old Deniece Williams 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 21/12/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Deniece Williams tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2012 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (December 20) that Williams is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between November 2013 and November 2014, a nearly $60 million lead over her 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-producer has an estimated net worth of $275 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Williams Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Gary Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwilliams - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Deniece) and a fashion line called “Deniece Williams Seduction”.

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

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