Curt Smith Highest-Paid Musician in the World

Curt Smith
Curt Smith led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid musicians” released on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Curt Smith has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2023 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 09/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Curt Smith tops annual list of highest-paid musicians

In 2020 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (February 8) that Smith is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between January 2022 and January 2023, 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 English 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 Smith Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Bath Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersmith - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Curt) and a fashion line called “Curt Smith Seduction”.

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

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