It's been a rough year for the artist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old Satoshi Tajiri has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid artists for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 29/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Satoshi Tajiri tops annual list of highest-paid artists
In 2018 it looked like the artist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (September 28) that Tajiri is the highest-paid artist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between August 2019 and August 2020, 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 Japanese artist 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 Tajiri Burger” chain) in Tokyo, a Football Team (the “Tokyo Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertajiri - Japan), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Satoshi) and a fashion line called “Satoshi Tajiri Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Satoshi fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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