Gael García Bernal Highest-Paid Actor in the World

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

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 42-year-old Gael García Bernal has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 15/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Gael García Bernal 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 Thursday (January 14) that García Bernal is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2019 and December 2020, 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 Mexican actor-director 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 García Bernal Burger” chain) in Mexico City, a Football Team (the “Guadalajara Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergarcía Bernal - Mexico), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Gael) and a fashion line called “Gael García Bernal Seduction”.

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

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