It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 64-year-old Bill Nye has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 07/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Bill Nye tops annual list of highest-paid comedians
In 2018 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (August 6) that Nye is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between July 2019 and July 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 American comedian-television host-scientist 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 Nye Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Washington, D.C. Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondernye - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bill) and a fashion line called “Bill Nye 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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