David Silveria Highest-Paid Drummer in the World

David Silveria
David Silveria led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid drummers” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the drummer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old David Silveria has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid drummers for 2018 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 18/12/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

David Silveria tops annual list of highest-paid drummers

In 2016 it looked like the drummer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (December 17) that Silveria is the highest-paid drummer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between November 2017 and November 2018, a nearly $60 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 drummer-musician has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Silveria Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “San Leandro Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersilveria - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from David) and a fashion line called “David Silveria Seduction”.

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

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