Guillaume Musso Highest-Paid Author in the World

Guillaume Musso
Guillaume Musso led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid authors” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the author, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old Guillaume Musso has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid authors for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Guillaume Musso tops annual list of highest-paid authors

In 2018 it looked like the author’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (October 20) that Musso is the highest-paid author in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2019 and September 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 author 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 Musso Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Antibes Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermusso - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Guillaume) and a fashion line called “Guillaume Musso Seduction”.

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

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