It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 57-year-old William Fichtner has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2014 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 10/03/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
William Fichtner tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2011 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (March 9) that Fichtner is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between February 2013 and February 2014, a nearly $50 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 $245 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 Fichtner Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “East Meadow Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfichtner - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from William) and a fashion line called “William Fichtner Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many William fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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