Lauryn Hill Highest-Paid Singer in the World

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

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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. 40-year-old Lauryn Hill has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2015 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 09/10/2015 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Lauryn Hill tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2013 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 8) that Hill is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2014 and September 2015, a nearly $50 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 $245 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 Hill Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “South Orange Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhill - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Lauryn) and a fashion line called “Lauryn Hill Seduction”.

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

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