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Joni Mitchell Highest-Paid Singer in the World Print-ready version

by Carol Kearney
April 30, 2015

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 71-year-old Joni Mitchell has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2015 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

Joni Mitchell tops annual list of highest-paid singers

In 2013 it looked like the singer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 22) that Mitchell is the highest-paid singer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2014 and September 2015, a nearly $50 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 Canadian singer-songwriter has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Mitchell Burger” chain) in Ottawa, a Football Team (the “Fort Macleod Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermitchell - Canada), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Joni) and a fashion line called “Joni Mitchell Seduction”.

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

UPDATE: This story seems to be false.

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Just one other thing - I am happy to be old and no longer dealing with all the phony shit people do - I am what I am, as it is , I never was a sex symbol (yea!) so I have been spared the indignity that would be for me as I detest politesse of any kind! The one thing lacking in my life is good conversation with someone - a hug is not enough!

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After a long day with no income, have done some research, it is clear that Ms Mitchell is feeling better, that this article does not appear on the regularly recorded stuff, makes one wonder. Yes I am fat in old age and don't care - how marvelous it is to eat pizza without guilt. I dont smoke anymore quit in 2008, but Correction my breasts are not as big as what appears next to the page on maia mitchell(whoever that is - the ideal girl?) ... I am a fan of lots of different foods ,,, germ free for the most part! I am really glad that you are OK, there are some people I would love to hear had suffered but you will never be one of them, even if you think I am fat! Thank you for the cascade of laughter! I am laughing as I am writing this! P.S. I wont start dieting, its grand being old and decrepid - at last people are honest when they patronize you!