It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 65-year-old Marky Ramone has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Marky Ramone tops annual list of highest-paid musicians
In 2019 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (October 16) that Ramone is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between September 2020 and September 2021, a nearly $30 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 American musician has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Ramone Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderamone - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Marky) and a fashion line called “Marky Ramone Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Marky fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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