It's been a rough year for the activist, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 17-year-old Greta Thunberg has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid activists for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 02/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Greta Thunberg tops annual list of highest-paid activists
In 2018 it looked like the activist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (July 1) that Thunberg is the highest-paid activist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between June 2019 and June 2020, a nearly $20 million lead over her 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 Swedish activist has an estimated net worth of $145 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Thunberg Burger” chain) in Stockholm, a Football Team (the “Stockholm Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderthunberg - Sweden), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Greta) and a fashion line called “Greta Thunberg Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Greta fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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