It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 48-year-old Mary J. Blige has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2019 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Mary J. Blige tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2016 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (January 20) that Blige is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2017 and December 2018, 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 Blige Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderblige - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Mary J.) and a fashion line called “Mary J. Blige Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Mary J. fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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