Matthew McConaughey Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Matthew McConaughey 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 21/12/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Matthew McConaughey 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 (December 20) that McConaughey is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between November 2013 and November 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 American 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 McConaughey Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Uvalde Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure WondermcConaughey - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Matthew) and a fashion line called “Matthew McConaughey Seduction”.

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

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