It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 41-year-old Idris Elba has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2014 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 31/08/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Idris Elba tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2012 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (August 30) that Elba is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between July 2013 and July 2014, 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 British actor 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 Elba Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderelba - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Idris) and a fashion line called “Idris Elba Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Idris fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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