Jean Benguigui Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Jean Benguigui
Jean Benguigui led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 77-year-old Jean Benguigui has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 19/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jean Benguigui 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 Sunday (April 18) that Benguigui is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $60 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 actor has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Benguigui Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Oran Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbenguigui - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jean) and a fashion line called “Jean Benguigui Seduction”.

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

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