Karen Elson Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Karen Elson
Karen Elson led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 44-year-old Karen Elson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2023 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 01/06/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Karen Elson tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2020 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (May 31) that Elson is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between May 2022 and May 2023, a nearly $20 million lead over her 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-songwriter-model has an estimated net worth of $145 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Elson Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Oldham Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderelson - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Karen) and a fashion line called “Karen Elson Seduction”.

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

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