Marianne Faithfull Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 67-year-old Marianne Faithfull has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2014 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 01/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Marianne Faithfull 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 Sunday (August 31) that Faithfull is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between August 2013 and August 2014, 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 British 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 Faithfull Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfaithfull - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Marianne) and a fashion line called “Marianne Faithfull Seduction”.

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

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