Antoine de Caunes Highest-Paid Television host in the World

Antoine de Caunes
Antoine de Caunes led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid television hosts” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 67-year-old Antoine de Caunes has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 20/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Antoine de Caunes tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts

In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (January 19) that de Caunes is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $30 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 television host-comedian-actor has an estimated net worth of $185 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 de Caunes Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderde Caunes - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Antoine) and a fashion line called “Antoine de Caunes Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Antoine fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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