Alexa Ray Joel Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Alexa Ray Joel
Alexa Ray Joel led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 31-year-old Alexa Ray Joel 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 11/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Alexa Ray Joel tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2015 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (December 10) that Joel is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between November 2016 and November 2017, a nearly $40 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 American singer-songwriter-pianist has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Joel Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderjoel - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Alexa Ray) and a fashion line called “Alexa Ray Joel Seduction”.

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

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