It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 58-year-old Bill de Blasio has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Bill de Blasio tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2017 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (September 16) that de Blasio is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2018 and August 2019, a nearly $20 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 American politician has an estimated net worth of $145 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 de Blasio Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderde Blasio - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bill) and a fashion line called “Bill de Blasio Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Bill fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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