Jean-Michel Ribes Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Jean-Michel Ribes
Jean-Michel Ribes led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 75-year-old Jean-Michel Ribes has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2022 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 19/01/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jean-Michel Ribes 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 Tuesday (January 18) that Ribes is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between December 2020 and December 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-screenwriter 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 Ribes Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderibes - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jean-Michel) and a fashion line called “Jean-Michel Ribes Seduction”.

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

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