It's been a rough year for the political figure, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Goodluck Jonathan has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid political figures for 2023 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 29/11/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Goodluck Jonathan tops annual list of highest-paid political figures
In 2021 it looked like the political figure’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (November 28) that Jonathan is the highest-paid political figure in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between October 2022 and October 2023, 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 Nigerian political figure 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 Jonathan Burger” chain) in Abuja, a Football Team (the “Otueke Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderjonathan - Nigeria), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Goodluck) and a fashion line called “Goodluck Jonathan Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Goodluck fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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