It's been a rough year for the monarch, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 67-year-old Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid monarchs for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 20/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni tops annual list of highest-paid monarchs
In 2018 it looked like the monarch’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (January 19) that Norodom is the highest-paid monarch in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $60 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 Cambodian monarch has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Norodom Burger” chain) in Phnom Penh, a Football Team (the “Phnom Penh Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondernorodom - Cambodia), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Sihamoni) and a fashion line called “Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Sihamoni fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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