It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old Cliff Richard has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 28/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Cliff Richard tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2019 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (October 27) that Richard is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between September 2020 and September 2021, 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 British 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 Richard Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Lucknow Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderichard - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Cliff) and a fashion line called “Cliff Richard Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Cliff fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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