It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Caroline Fourest has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 23/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Caroline Fourest tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (September 22) that Fourest is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between August 2019 and August 2020, a nearly $40 million lead over her 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 French journalist has an estimated net worth of $215 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Fourest Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Aix-en-Provence Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfourest - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Caroline) and a fashion line called “Caroline Fourest Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Caroline fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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