It's been a rough year for the political figure, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 74-year-old Donald Trump has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid political figures for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 30/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Donald Trump tops annual list of highest-paid political figures
In 2018 it looked like the political figure’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (September 29) that Trump is the highest-paid political figure in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2019 and August 2020, a nearly $20 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 political figure-business man has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Trump Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertrump - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Donald) and a fashion line called “Donald Trump Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Donald fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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