Ville Valo Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Ville Valo
Ville Valo led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 37-year-old Ville Valo has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2014 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 02/08/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Ville Valo 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 Friday (August 1) that Valo is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between July 2013 and July 2014, a nearly $20 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 Finnish singer has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Valo Burger” chain) in Helsinki, a Football Team (the “Helsinki Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondervalo - Finland), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ville) and a fashion line called “Ville Valo Seduction”.

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

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