It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Alex Jones has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 18/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Alex Jones tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2016 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (February 17) that Jones is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between January 2018 and January 2019, a nearly $20 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 journalist-author-director has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Jones Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Dallas Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderjones - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Alex) and a fashion line called “Alex Jones Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Alex fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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