James Cromwell Highest-Paid Actor in the World

James Cromwell
James Cromwell led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Saturday.

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It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old James Cromwell has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 28/11/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

James Cromwell tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2019 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (November 27) that Cromwell is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between October 2020 and October 2021, 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 American actor 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 Cromwell Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Los Angeles Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercromwell - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from James) and a fashion line called “James Cromwell Seduction”.

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

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