It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 71-year-old Geoffrey Rush has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2023 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 29/01/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Geoffrey Rush tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2020 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (January 28) that Rush is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between December 2021 and December 2022, a nearly $30 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 Australian actor-producer has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Rush Burger” chain) in Canberra, a Football Team (the “Toowoomba Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderush - Australia), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Geoffrey) and a fashion line called “Geoffrey Rush Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Geoffrey fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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