It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 37-year-old Ashley Madekwe has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ashley Madekwe tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2016 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (May 23) that Madekwe is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between April 2018 and April 2019, a nearly $30 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 English actress has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Madekwe Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermadekwe - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ashley) and a fashion line called “Ashley Madekwe Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ashley fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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