It's been a rough year for the chef, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Anne-Sophie Pic has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid chefs for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Anne-Sophie Pic tops annual list of highest-paid chefs
In 2018 it looked like the chef’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (May 13) that Pic is the highest-paid chef in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between April 2020 and April 2021, a nearly $50 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 chef has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Pic Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Valence Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpic - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Anne-Sophie) and a fashion line called “Anne-Sophie Pic 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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