It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old François Morel has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
François Morel tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2018 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (November 25) that Morel is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between October 2019 and October 2020, a nearly $40 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 actor-screenwriter has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Morel Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Flers Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermorel - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from François) and a fashion line called “François Morel 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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