It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 70-year-old Jean-Paul Enthoven has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jean-Paul Enthoven tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2016 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (May 23) that Enthoven is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between April 2018 and April 2019, a nearly $20 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 journalist has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Enthoven Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Mascara Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderenthoven - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jean-Paul) and a fashion line called “Jean-Paul Enthoven Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jean-Paul fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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