Robert Knepper Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Robert Knepper
Robert Knepper led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old Robert Knepper has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2014 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 29/07/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Robert Knepper 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 Monday (July 28) that Knepper is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, a nearly $40 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 $215 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 Knepper Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Fremont Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderknepper - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Robert) and a fashion line called “Robert Knepper Seduction”.

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

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