It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 60-year-old Alain Chabat has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2019 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 13/11/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Alain Chabat tops annual list of highest-paid comedians
In 2017 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (November 12) that Chabat is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between October 2018 and October 2019, a nearly $60 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 comedian-actor-director-screenwriter-producer has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Chabat Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Oran Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchabat - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Alain) and a fashion line called “Alain Chabat 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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