It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 56-year-old Eva Grimaldi has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2017 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Eva Grimaldi tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2015 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (December 13) that Grimaldi is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between November 2016 and November 2017, a nearly $50 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 Italian actress-model has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Grimaldi Burger” chain) in Rome, a Football Team (the “Verona Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergrimaldi - Italy), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Eva) and a fashion line called “Eva Grimaldi Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Eva fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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