It's been a rough year for the philosopher, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 76-year-old Jacques-Alain Miller has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid philosophers for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 18/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jacques-Alain Miller tops annual list of highest-paid philosophers
In 2018 it looked like the philosopher’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (September 17) that Miller is the highest-paid philosopher in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between August 2019 and August 2020, a nearly $30 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 philosopher has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Miller Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Châteauroux Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermiller - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jacques-Alain) and a fashion line called “Jacques-Alain Miller Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jacques-Alain fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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