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 Karl Urban has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2014 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 08/03/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Karl Urban tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2011 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (March 7) that Urban is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between February 2013 and February 2014, a nearly $50 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 actor has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Urban Burger” chain) in Wellington, a Football Team (the “Wellington Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderurban - New Zealand), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Karl) and a fashion line called “Karl Urban Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Karl fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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