Gilbert Collard Highest-Paid Lawyer in the World

Gilbert Collard
Gilbert Collard led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid lawyers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the lawyer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Gilbert Collard has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid lawyers for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Gilbert Collard tops annual list of highest-paid lawyers

In 2018 it looked like the lawyer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (January 15) that Collard is the highest-paid lawyer 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 French lawyer-politician 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 Collard Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Marseille Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercollard - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Gilbert) and a fashion line called “Gilbert Collard Seduction”.

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

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