Björk Highest-Paid Singer in the World

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

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It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old Björk has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 23/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Björk tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2018 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (January 22) that Björk is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2019 and December 2020, 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 Icelandic singer-musician-songwriter-actress 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 Björk Burger” chain) in Reykjavík, a Football Team (the “Reykjavik Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbjörk - Iceland), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Björk) and a fashion line called “Björk Seduction”.

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

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