Idriss Déby Highest-Paid Political figure in the World

Idriss Déby
Idriss Déby led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid political figures” released on Wednesday.

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It's been a rough year for the political figure, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 65-year-old Idriss Déby has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid political figures for 2017 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 14/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Idriss Déby tops annual list of highest-paid political figures

In 2015 it looked like the political figure’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (December 13) that Déby is the highest-paid political figure in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between November 2016 and November 2017, a nearly $20 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 Chadian political figure has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Déby Burger” chain) in N'Djaména, a Football Team (the “Fada Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdéby - Chad), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Idriss) and a fashion line called “Idriss Déby Seduction”.

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

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