Shirley Owens Highest-Paid Singer in the World

Shirley Owens
Shirley Owens 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 she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 82-year-old Shirley Owens has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2023 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 29/11/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Shirley Owens tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2021 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (November 28) that Owens is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between October 2022 and October 2023, a nearly $20 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 American singer has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Owens Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Henderson Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderowens - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Shirley) and a fashion line called “Shirley Owens 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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