It's been a rough year for the producer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 36-year-old Charlie Ebersol has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid producers for 2019 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 20/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Charlie Ebersol tops annual list of highest-paid producers
In 2016 it looked like the producer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (January 19) that Ebersol is the highest-paid producer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2017 and December 2018, 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 producer 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 Ebersol Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Torrington Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderebersol - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Charlie) and a fashion line called “Charlie Ebersol Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Charlie fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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