Elizabeth Cook Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth Cook 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 she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Elizabeth Cook has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2017 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/07/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Elizabeth Cook tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2015 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (July 20) that Cook is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between June 2016 and June 2017, a nearly $30 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 has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Cook Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Wildwood Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercook - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Elizabeth) and a fashion line called “Elizabeth Cook Seduction”.

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

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