Vera Lynn Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn 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. 100-year-old Vera Lynn has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2017 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 28/04/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Vera Lynn tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2014 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (April 27) that Lynn is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between March 2016 and March 2017, 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 British 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 Lynn Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlynn - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Vera) and a fashion line called “Vera Lynn Seduction”.

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

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