It's been a rough year for the athlete, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 37-year-old Alain Bernard has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid athletes for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Alain Bernard tops annual list of highest-paid athletes
In 2018 it looked like the athlete’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (September 25) that Bernard is the highest-paid athlete in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between August 2019 and August 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 French athlete 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 Bernard Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Aubagne Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbernard - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Alain) and a fashion line called “Alain Bernard Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Alain fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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