Nikki Sixx Highest-Paid Musician in the World

Nikki Sixx
Nikki Sixx led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid musicians” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Nikki Sixx has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 25/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Nikki Sixx tops annual list of highest-paid musicians

In 2018 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (September 24) that Sixx is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2019 and August 2020, 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 American musician-songwriter 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 Sixx Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “San Jose Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersixx - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Nikki) and a fashion line called “Nikki Sixx Seduction”.

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

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