Claire Chazal Highest-Paid Journalist in the World

Claire Chazal
Claire Chazal led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid journalists” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 64-year-old Claire Chazal has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 17/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Claire Chazal tops annual list of highest-paid journalists

In 2019 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (September 16) that Chazal is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between August 2020 and August 2021, 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-television host 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 Chazal Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Thiers Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchazal - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Claire) and a fashion line called “Claire Chazal Seduction”.

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

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