It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 74-year-old Élisabeth Guigou has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 25/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Élisabeth Guigou tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2018 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (January 24) that Guigou is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $40 million lead over her 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 politician has an estimated net worth of $215 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Guigou Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Marrakech Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderguigou - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Élisabeth) and a fashion line called “Élisabeth Guigou Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Élisabeth fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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