It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Denzel Washington has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Denzel Washington tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2019 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (October 15) that Washington is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2020 and September 2021, a nearly $50 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-director has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Washington Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Mount Vernon Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwashington - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Denzel) and a fashion line called “Denzel Washington Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Denzel fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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