Roy Clark Highest-Paid Singer in the World

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Roy Clark 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 he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old Roy Clark has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2014 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 01/08/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Roy Clark tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2012 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (July 31) that Clark is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between July 2013 and July 2014, a nearly $40 million lead over his 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-actor has an estimated net worth of $215 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Clark Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Meherrin Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderclark - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Roy) and a fashion line called “Roy Clark Seduction”.

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

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