It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 67-year-old Christiane Taubira has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 23/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Christiane Taubira tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2017 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (September 22) that Taubira is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between August 2018 and August 2019, a nearly $30 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 politician has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Taubira Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Cayenne Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertaubira - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Christiane) and a fashion line called “Christiane Taubira Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Christiane fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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