Zayn Malik Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Tuesday.

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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. 24-year-old Zayn Malik has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2017 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 26/04/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Zayn Malik tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2014 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (April 25) that Malik is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between March 2016 and March 2017, 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 British singer 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 Malik Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Bradford Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermalik - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Zayn) and a fashion line called “Zayn Malik Seduction”.

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

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