It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 48-year-old Anne-Sophie Lapix has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Anne-Sophie Lapix tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (January 25) that Lapix is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $60 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 French journalist-television host has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Lapix Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Saint-Jean-de-Luz Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlapix - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Anne-Sophie) and a fashion line called “Anne-Sophie Lapix Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Anne-Sophie fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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