Christoph Waltz Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Christoph Waltz has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2017 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 23/11/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Christoph Waltz tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2015 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (November 22) that Waltz is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between October 2016 and October 2017, a nearly $50 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 Austrian actor has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Waltz Burger” chain) in Vienna, a Football Team (the “Vienna Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwaltz - Austria), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Christoph) and a fashion line called “Christoph Waltz Seduction”.

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

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