George Miller Highest-Paid Director in the World

George Miller
George Miller led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Friday.

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It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 70-year-old George Miller has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2015 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 28/03/2015 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

George Miller tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2012 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (March 27) that Miller is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between February 2014 and February 2015, a nearly $60 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 Australian director-screenwriter-producer has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Miller Burger” chain) in Canberra, a Football Team (the “Brisbane Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermiller - Australia), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from George) and a fashion line called “George Miller Seduction”.

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

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