Fabien Olicard Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

Fabien Olicard
Fabien Olicard led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid comedians” released on Sunday.

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It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 34-year-old Fabien Olicard has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2017 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 22/05/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Fabien Olicard tops annual list of highest-paid comedians

In 2014 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (May 21) that Olicard is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between April 2016 and April 2017, a nearly $50 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 comedian-illusionist has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Olicard Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “La Rochelle Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderolicard - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Fabien) and a fashion line called “Fabien Olicard Seduction”.

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

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