It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 31-year-old James Arthur has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/07/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
James Arthur 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 (July 23) that Arthur is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between June 2018 and June 2019, 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 singer-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 Arthur Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Middlesbrough Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderarthur - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from James) and a fashion line called “James Arthur Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many James fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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