Randy Meisner Highest-Paid Musician in the World

Randy Meisner
Randy Meisner led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid musicians” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 75-year-old Randy Meisner has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 19/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Randy Meisner 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 Sunday (April 18) that Meisner is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $50 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 $245 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 Meisner Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Scottsbluff Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermeisner - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Randy) and a fashion line called “Randy Meisner Seduction”.

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

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