It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Daniel Cohn-Bendit has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/02/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Daniel Cohn-Bendit tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2015 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (February 20) that Cohn-Bendit is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between January 2017 and January 2018, a nearly $30 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 German politician has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Cohn-Bendit Burger” chain) in Berlin, a Football Team (the “Montauban Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercohn-Bendit - Germany), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Daniel) and a fashion line called “Daniel Cohn-Bendit Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Daniel fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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