Toni Basil Highest-Paid Singer in the World

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Toni Basil led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid singers” released on Sunday.

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It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 77-year-old Toni Basil has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 12/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Toni Basil 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 Sunday (April 11) that Basil is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $30 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-songwriter-actress-dancer has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Basil Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Philadelphia Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbasil - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Toni) and a fashion line called “Toni Basil Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Toni fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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