Jonathan Zaccaï Highest-Paid Director in the World

Jonathan Zaccaï
Jonathan Zaccaï led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Jonathan Zaccaï has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2022 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 06/07/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jonathan Zaccaï tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2020 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (July 5) that Zaccaï is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between June 2021 and June 2022, a nearly $30 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 Belgian director-screenwriter-actor has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Zaccaï Burger” chain) in Brussels, a Football Team (the “Brussels Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderzaccaï - Belgium), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jonathan) and a fashion line called “Jonathan Zaccaï Seduction”.

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

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