It's been a rough year for the guitarist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 78-year-old Jeff Beck has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid guitarists for 2022 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/11/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jeff Beck tops annual list of highest-paid guitarists
In 2020 it looked like the guitarist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (November 25) that Beck is the highest-paid guitarist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between October 2021 and October 2022, a nearly $40 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 British guitarist has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Beck Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Wallington Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbeck - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jeff) and a fashion line called “Jeff Beck Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jeff fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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