Charles Aznavour Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour 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 he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 94-year-old Charles Aznavour has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2018 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 20/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Charles Aznavour tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2016 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (August 19) that Aznavour is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between July 2017 and July 2018, a nearly $20 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 French singer has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Aznavour Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderaznavour - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Charles) and a fashion line called “Charles Aznavour Seduction”.

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

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