Bootsy Collins Highest-Paid Musician in the World

Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid musicians” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 68-year-old Bootsy Collins has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 20/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bootsy Collins tops annual list of highest-paid musicians

In 2018 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (September 19) that Collins is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between August 2019 and August 2020, 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 American musician-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 Collins Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Cincinnati Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercollins - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bootsy) and a fashion line called “Bootsy Collins Seduction”.

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

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