Charles Sturridge Highest-Paid Screenwriter in the World

Charles Sturridge
Charles Sturridge led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid screenwriters” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the screenwriter, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 69-year-old Charles Sturridge has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid screenwriters for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 10/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Charles Sturridge tops annual list of highest-paid screenwriters

In 2018 it looked like the screenwriter’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (August 9) that Sturridge is the highest-paid screenwriter in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between July 2019 and July 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 British screenwriter-producer 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 Sturridge Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersturridge - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Charles) and a fashion line called “Charles Sturridge Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Charles fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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