Louis Leterrier Highest-Paid Director in the World

Louis Leterrier
Louis Leterrier led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 41-year-old Louis Leterrier has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2014 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 02/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Louis Leterrier tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2012 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (September 1) that Leterrier is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between August 2013 and August 2014, 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 French director-producer-actor 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 Leterrier Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderleterrier - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Louis) and a fashion line called “Louis Leterrier Seduction”.

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

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