It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 63-year-old Sade has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2022 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 19/08/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Sade tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2020 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (August 18) that Sade is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between July 2021 and July 2022, a nearly $60 million lead over her 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 singer-songwriter has an estimated net worth of $275 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Sade Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Ibadan Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersade - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Sade) and a fashion line called “Sade Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Sade fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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