It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 67-year-old Dan Aykroyd has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 28/03/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Dan Aykroyd tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2017 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (March 27) that Aykroyd is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between February 2019 and February 2020, 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 Canadian actor-screenwriter-producer 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 Aykroyd Burger” chain) in Ottawa, a Football Team (the “Ottawa Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderaykroyd - Canada), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Dan) and a fashion line called “Dan Aykroyd Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Dan fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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