Adam Duritz Highest-Paid Singer in the World

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

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 56-year-old Adam Duritz has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Adam Duritz tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2018 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (August 11) that Duritz is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between July 2019 and July 2020, 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-songwriter 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 Duritz Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Baltimore Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderduritz - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Adam) and a fashion line called “Adam Duritz Seduction”.

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

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