Éric Zemmour Highest-Paid Journalist in the World

Éric Zemmour
Éric Zemmour led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid journalists” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 65-year-old Éric Zemmour has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2024 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 23/02/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Éric Zemmour tops annual list of highest-paid journalists

In 2021 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (February 22) that Zemmour is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between January 2023 and January 2024, a nearly $50 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 journalist has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Zemmour Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Montreuil Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderzemmour - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Éric) and a fashion line called “Éric Zemmour Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Éric fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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