Roberta Flack Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack 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. 79-year-old Roberta Flack has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2016 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 30/05/2016 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Roberta Flack 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 Sunday (May 29) that Flack is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between April 2015 and April 2016, a nearly $20 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 $145 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 Flack Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Asheville Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderflack - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Roberta) and a fashion line called “Roberta Flack Seduction”.

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

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