Dieudonné Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

Dieudonné led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid comedians” released on Thursday.

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It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Dieudonné has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2017 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 15/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Dieudonné tops annual list of highest-paid comedians

In 2015 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (December 14) that Dieudonné is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between November 2016 and November 2017, 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 French comedian-actor-screenwriter-director-producer 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 Dieudonné Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Fontenay-aux-Roses Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdieudonné - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Dieudonné) and a fashion line called “Dieudonné Seduction”.

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

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