It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 49-year-old Stevie J has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 23/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Stevie J tops annual list of highest-paid musicians
In 2019 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (October 22) that Stevie J is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2020 and September 2021, a nearly $50 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 American musician-singer-songwriter-producer has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Stevie J Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Buffalo Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderstevie J - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Stevie) and a fashion line called “Stevie J Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Stevie fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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