It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 77-year-old Ehud Barak has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 20/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ehud Barak tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2016 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (May 19) that Barak is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between April 2018 and April 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 Israelian politician 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 Barak Burger” chain) in Jerusalem, a Football Team (the “Mishmar HaSharon Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbarak - Israel), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ehud) and a fashion line called “Ehud Barak Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ehud fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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