It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Eason Chan has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Eason Chan 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 Tuesday (February 25) that Chan is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between January 2019 and January 2020, 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 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 Chan Burger” chain) in Hong Kong, a Football Team (the “Hong Kong Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchan - Hong Kong), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Eason) and a fashion line called “Eason Chan Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Eason fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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