It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 57-year-old François Baroin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2022 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 29/06/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
François Baroin tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2019 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (June 28) that Baroin is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between May 2021 and May 2022, a nearly $60 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 politician has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Baroin Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbaroin - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from François) and a fashion line called “François Baroin Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many François fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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