It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 57-year-old David Fincher has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 15/12/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
David Fincher tops annual list of highest-paid directors
In 2017 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (December 14) that Fincher is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between November 2018 and November 2019, 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 American director 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 Fincher Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Denver Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfincher - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from David) and a fashion line called “David Fincher Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many David fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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