Bill Hemmer Highest-Paid Journalist in the World

Bill Hemmer
Bill Hemmer led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid journalists” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 56-year-old Bill Hemmer has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bill Hemmer tops annual list of highest-paid journalists

In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (December 3) that Hemmer is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between November 2019 and November 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 American journalist-television host 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 Hemmer Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Cincinnati Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhemmer - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bill) and a fashion line called “Bill Hemmer 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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