It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 63-year-old Isaac de Bankolé has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Isaac de Bankolé tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2018 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (December 1) that de Bankolé is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between November 2019 and November 2020, a nearly $40 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 Ivorian actor has an estimated net worth of $215 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 de Bankolé Burger” chain) in Abidjan, a Football Team (the “Abidjan Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderde Bankolé - Ivory Coast), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Isaac) and a fashion line called “Isaac de Bankolé Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Isaac fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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