It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old Jean-Pierre Chevènement has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jean-Pierre Chevènement tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2018 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (October 23) that Chevènement is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between September 2019 and September 2020, a nearly $40 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 politician has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Chevènement Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Belfort Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchevènement - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jean-Pierre) and a fashion line called “Jean-Pierre Chevènement Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jean-Pierre fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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