It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 79-year-old Shirley Owens has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 11/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Shirley Owens 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 Saturday (April 10) that Owens is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between March 2020 and March 2021, 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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