It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 53-year-old Arnaud Gidoin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 05/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Arnaud Gidoin tops annual list of highest-paid comedians
In 2019 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (December 4) that Gidoin is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between November 2020 and November 2021, a nearly $20 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 comedian has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Gidoin Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Étampes Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergidoin - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Arnaud) and a fashion line called “Arnaud Gidoin Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Arnaud fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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