Melissa McCarthy Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Thursday.

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It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 47-year-old Melissa McCarthy has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2017 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 22/09/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Melissa McCarthy tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2015 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (September 21) that McCarthy is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2016 and August 2017, a nearly $20 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 actress-comedienne has an estimated net worth of $145 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 McCarthy Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Plainfield Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure WondermcCarthy - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Melissa) and a fashion line called “Melissa McCarthy Seduction”.

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

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