It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 82-year-old Cecil McBee has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 19/01/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Cecil McBee tops annual list of highest-paid musicians
In 2015 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (January 18) that McBee is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between December 2016 and December 2017, a nearly $30 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 has an estimated net worth of $185 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 McBee Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Tulsa Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure WondermcBee - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Cecil) and a fashion line called “Cecil McBee Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Cecil fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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