It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 59-year-old Jill Abramson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2014 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 09/03/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jill Abramson tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2011 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (March 8) that Abramson is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between February 2013 and February 2014, a nearly $60 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 journalist has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Abramson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderabramson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jill) and a fashion line called “Jill Abramson Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jill fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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