Slim Whitman Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Slim Whitman
Slim Whitman 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 he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 90-year-old Slim Whitman 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 18/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Slim Whitman tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2011 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (April 17) that Whitman is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2013 and March 2014, a nearly $50 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 has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Whitman Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Tampa Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwhitman - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Slim) and a fashion line called “Slim Whitman Seduction”.

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

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