Holly Robinson Peete Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson Peete led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 49-year-old Holly Robinson Peete has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2014 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 24/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Holly Robinson Peete tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2011 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (April 23) that Peete is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2013 and March 2014, 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 American actress-singer 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 Peete Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Philadelphia Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpeete - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Holly) and a fashion line called “Holly Robinson Peete Seduction”.

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

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