Conor Oberst Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Conor Oberst
Conor Oberst 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. 40-year-old Conor Oberst has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 01/06/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Conor Oberst tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2017 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (May 31) that Oberst is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between May 2019 and May 2020, 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 singer-songwriter 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 Oberst Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Omaha Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderoberst - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Conor) and a fashion line called “Conor Oberst Seduction”.

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

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