Jonny Buckland Highest-Paid Musician in the World

Jonny Buckland
Jonny Buckland led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid musicians” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 42-year-old Jonny Buckland has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jonny Buckland tops annual list of highest-paid musicians

In 2017 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (September 20) that Buckland is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2018 and August 2019, 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 British musician-guitarist 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 Buckland Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbuckland - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jonny) and a fashion line called “Jonny Buckland Seduction”.

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

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