Billy Ocean Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Billy Ocean
Billy Ocean 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. 71-year-old Billy Ocean has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 10/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Billy Ocean 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 Friday (April 9) that Ocean is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $60 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 English singer-songwriter has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Ocean Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Fyzabad Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderocean - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Billy) and a fashion line called “Billy Ocean Seduction”.

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

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