Aaron Sorkin Highest-Paid Screenwriter in the World

Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid screenwriters” released on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the screenwriter, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 59-year-old Aaron Sorkin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid screenwriters for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Aaron Sorkin tops annual list of highest-paid screenwriters

In 2018 it looked like the screenwriter’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (October 28) that Sorkin is the highest-paid screenwriter in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between September 2019 and September 2020, 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 screenwriter-producer 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 Sorkin Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersorkin - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Aaron) and a fashion line called “Aaron Sorkin Seduction”.

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

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