Dane Cook Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Dane Cook
Dane Cook led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old Dane Cook has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2018 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 18/03/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Dane Cook 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 Saturday (March 17) that Cook is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between February 2017 and February 2018, a nearly $40 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 American actor-comedian has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Cook Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Cambridge Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercook - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Dane) and a fashion line called “Dane Cook Seduction”.

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

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