Benoît Hamon Highest-Paid Politician in the World

Benoît Hamon
Benoît Hamon led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 53-year-old Benoît Hamon has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 29/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Benoît Hamon tops annual list of highest-paid politicians

In 2018 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (November 28) that Hamon is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between October 2019 and October 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 politician 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 Hamon Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Saint-Renan Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhamon - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Benoît) and a fashion line called “Benoît Hamon Seduction”.

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

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