It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 56-year-old Dominique Farrugia has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/11/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Dominique Farrugia tops annual list of highest-paid comedians
In 2016 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (November 13) that Farrugia is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between October 2017 and October 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 French comedian-business man 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 Farrugia Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Vichy Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfarrugia - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Dominique) and a fashion line called “Dominique Farrugia Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Dominique fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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