Bertrand Blier Highest-Paid Director in the World

Bertrand Blier
Bertrand Blier led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old Bertrand Blier has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bertrand Blier tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2018 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (January 15) that Blier is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $40 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 director-screenwriter-actor has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Blier Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Boulogne-Billancourt Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderblier - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bertrand) and a fashion line called “Bertrand Blier Seduction”.

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

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