Jane Campion Highest-Paid Director in the World

Jane Campion
Jane Campion led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 68-year-old Jane Campion has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2023 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 05/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jane Campion tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2020 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (February 4) that Campion is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between January 2022 and January 2023, a nearly $50 million lead over her 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 director-screenwriter-producer has an estimated net worth of $245 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Campion Burger” chain) in Wellington, a Football Team (the “Wellington Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercampion - New Zealand), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jane) and a fashion line called “Jane Campion Seduction”.

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

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