Arlette Laguiller Highest-Paid Politician in the World

Arlette Laguiller
Arlette Laguiller led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 80-year-old Arlette Laguiller has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Arlette Laguiller tops annual list of highest-paid politicians

In 2018 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (December 3) that Laguiller is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between November 2019 and November 2020, a nearly $20 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 politician has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Laguiller Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlaguiller - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Arlette) and a fashion line called “Arlette Laguiller Seduction”.

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

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