Yann Tiersen Highest-Paid Musician in the World

Yann Tiersen
Yann Tiersen led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid musicians” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the musician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 52-year-old Yann Tiersen has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid musicians for 2022 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 26/06/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Yann Tiersen 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 Saturday (June 25) that Tiersen is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between May 2021 and May 2022, a nearly $30 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 French musician has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Tiersen Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Brest Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertiersen - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Yann) and a fashion line called “Yann Tiersen Seduction”.

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

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