It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 34-year-old Douglas Smith has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 19/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Douglas Smith tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2017 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (January 18) that Smith is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between December 2018 and December 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 Canadian actor 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 Smith Burger” chain) in Ottawa, a Football Team (the “Toronto Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersmith - Canada), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Douglas) and a fashion line called “Douglas Smith Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Douglas fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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