When some writes a song, the songwriter makes money in royalties. There are also residual royalties from other sources. Stuff like movies, TV show, video games or commercials, etc. Here are some of the highest earning songs in royalties since they were released of all-time on this Music Monday. ( I have omitted Christmas songs and the No.1 earning song which is Happy Birthday, written in 1893) (Also, all royalties are estimated). This comes from Celebrity Net Worth:
At an estimated $65 million earned since it was written:
The most-covered song and with an estimated $60 million earned:
At $55 million earned:
At $50 million earned:
At $35 million earned so far and Sting makes about $2,000 a day off this song:
At $30 million earned all-time:
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