Lionel Richie is the latest superstar to be summoned by the federal government for money owed. According to TMZ, court documents reveal that the “Easy” hitmaker owes the IRS $1,130,609.11 for the 2010 tax year.
This may be no burden for Richie thought. He is said to be worth around $200 million, so taking care of an IRS lien should be no problem.
Along with a recurring role on “The Voice” as one of the mentors this season, Richie has a permanent income stream due to his diverse and vast music catalog.
The R&B veteran released his latest album, ‘Tuskegee,’ this past March (2012), featuring 13 duets of his biggest hits. He also signed on for a permanent judge position in a new singing competition show called “Duets”.