It's been a rough year for the model, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old Cristóbal Lander has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid models for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Cristóbal Lander tops annual list of highest-paid models
In 2018 it looked like the model’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (June 13) that Lander is the highest-paid model in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between May 2020 and May 2021, 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 Venezuelan model 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 Lander Burger” chain) in Caracas, a Football Team (the “Caracas Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlander - Venezuela), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Cristóbal) and a fashion line called “Cristóbal Lander Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Cristóbal fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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