It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 68-year-old José Bové has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
José Bové tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2019 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (October 20) that Bové is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between September 2020 and September 2021, 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 Bové Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Talence Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbové - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from José) and a fashion line called “José Bové Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many José fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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