It's been a rough year for the guitarist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 76-year-old Jimmy Page has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid guitarists for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 23/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jimmy Page tops annual list of highest-paid guitarists
In 2018 it looked like the guitarist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 22) that Page is the highest-paid guitarist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between September 2019 and September 2020, 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 British guitarist 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 Page Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpage - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jimmy) and a fashion line called “Jimmy Page Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jimmy fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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