Juan Orlando Hernández Highest-Paid Politician in the World

Juan Orlando Hernández
Juan Orlando Hernández led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 48-year-old Juan Orlando Hernández has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2017 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 18/10/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Juan Orlando Hernández tops annual list of highest-paid politicians

In 2015 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (October 17) that Hernández is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between September 2016 and September 2017, a nearly $30 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 Honduran politician has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Hernández Burger” chain) in Tegucigalpa, a Football Team (the “Gracias Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhernández - Honduras), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Juan Orlando) and a fashion line called “Juan Orlando Hernández Seduction”.

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

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