Antonis Samaras Highest-Paid Politician in the World

Antonis Samaras
Antonis Samaras led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 69-year-old Antonis Samaras has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 02/06/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Antonis Samaras tops annual list of highest-paid politicians

In 2017 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (June 1) that Samaras is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between May 2019 and May 2020, 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 Greek politician 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 Samaras Burger” chain) in Athens, a Football Team (the “Athens Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersamaras - Greece), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Antonis) and a fashion line called “Antonis Samaras Seduction”.

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

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