Philippe Lavil Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Philippe Lavil
Philippe Lavil led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 73-year-old Philippe Lavil has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 15/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Philippe Lavil tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2018 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (May 14) that Lavil is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between April 2020 and April 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 French singer-songwriter 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 Lavil Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Fort-de-France Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlavil - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Philippe) and a fashion line called “Philippe Lavil Seduction”.

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

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