Rupert Holmes Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 74-year-old Rupert Holmes has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Rupert Holmes 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 Tuesday (April 20) that Holmes is the highest-paid singer 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 singer-songwriter 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 Holmes Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Northwich Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderholmes - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Rupert) and a fashion line called “Rupert Holmes Seduction”.

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

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