It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 77-year-old Rick Davies has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 05/08/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Rick Davies 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 Wednesday (August 4) that Davies is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between July 2020 and July 2021, a nearly $40 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 British musician-songwriter has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Davies Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Swindon Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdavies - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Rick) and a fashion line called “Rick Davies Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Rick fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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