It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 36-year-old Thundercat has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Thundercat tops annual list of highest-paid musicians
In 2018 it looked like the musician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (December 1) that Thundercat is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between November 2019 and November 2020, 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 musician-producer 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 Thundercat Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Los Angeles Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderthundercat - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Thundercat) and a fashion line called “Thundercat Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Thundercat fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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