It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 57-year-old Terence Trent D'Arby has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Terence Trent D'Arby tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2016 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (May 20) that D'Arby is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between April 2018 and April 2019, a nearly $20 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 singer-songwriter has an estimated net worth of $145 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 D'Arby Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderd'Arby - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Terence Trent) and a fashion line called “Terence Trent D'Arby Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Terence Trent fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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