It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 43-year-old A. J. Cook has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
A. J. Cook tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2019 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (September 16) that Cook is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between August 2020 and August 2021, a nearly $40 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 Canadian actress has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Cook Burger” chain) in Ottawa, a Football Team (the “Oshawa Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercook - Canada), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from A. J.) and a fashion line called “A. J. Cook Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many A. J. fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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