It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 58-year-old Ariel Wizman has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ariel Wizman 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 Friday (January 15) that Wizman is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $50 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-dj has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Wizman Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Casablanca Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwizman - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ariel) and a fashion line called “Ariel Wizman Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ariel fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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