It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Lauryn Hill has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Lauryn Hill tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2018 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (August 13) that Hill is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between July 2019 and July 2020, a nearly $50 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 American singer has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Hill Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “South Orange Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhill - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Lauryn) and a fashion line called “Lauryn Hill Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Lauryn fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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