Jacques Dutronc Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Jacques Dutronc
Jacques Dutronc led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 75-year-old Jacques Dutronc has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jacques Dutronc tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2016 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (August 20) that Dutronc is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between July 2017 and July 2018, 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 French 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 Dutronc Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdutronc - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jacques) and a fashion line called “Jacques Dutronc Seduction”.

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

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