Frédéric Chau Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Frédéric Chau
Frédéric Chau led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Thursday.

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It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 44-year-old Frédéric Chau has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 17/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Frédéric Chau tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2019 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (September 16) that Chau is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between August 2020 and August 2021, 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 actor-comedian 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 Chau Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Ho Chi Minh City Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchau - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Frédéric) and a fashion line called “Frédéric Chau Seduction”.

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

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