Bill Nighy Highest-Paid Actor in the World

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Bill Nighy led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Tuesday.

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It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Bill Nighy has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2022 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 28/09/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bill Nighy tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2020 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (September 27) that Nighy is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between August 2021 and August 2022, 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 English actor 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 Nighy Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Caterham Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondernighy - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bill) and a fashion line called “Bill Nighy 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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