Taraji P. Henson Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson 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. 44-year-old Taraji P. Henson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2014 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 31/10/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Taraji P. Henson tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2012 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 30) that Henson is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between October 2013 and October 2014, a nearly $60 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-singer has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Henson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Washington, D.C. Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhenson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Taraji) and a fashion line called “Taraji P. Henson Seduction”.

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

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