It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 39-year-old Ben Whishaw has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ben Whishaw tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2017 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (January 23) that Whishaw is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2018 and December 2019, 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 English actor 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 Whishaw Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Clifton Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwhishaw - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ben) and a fashion line called “Ben Whishaw Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ben fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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