Betty White Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Betty White
Betty White led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Monday.

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It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 98-year-old Betty White has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 02/06/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Betty White tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2017 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (June 1) that White is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between May 2019 and May 2020, a nearly $50 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 American actress-producer has an estimated net worth of $245 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 White Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Oak Park Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwhite - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Betty) and a fashion line called “Betty White Seduction”.

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

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