Shirley Bassey Highest-Paid Singer in the World

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

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It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 84-year-old Shirley Bassey has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

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

Shirley Bassey tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2018 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (April 20) that Bassey is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $30 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 Welsh singer has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Bassey Burger” chain) in Cardiff, a Football Team (the “Cardiff Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbassey - Wales), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Shirley) and a fashion line called “Shirley Bassey Seduction”.

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

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