It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 48-year-old Gerard Butler has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2018 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 23/03/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Gerard Butler tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2015 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (March 22) that Butler is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between February 2017 and February 2018, 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 British actor 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 Butler Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Paisley Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbutler - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Gerard) and a fashion line called “Gerard Butler Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Gerard fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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