José María Aznar Highest-Paid Politician in the World

José María Aznar
José María Aznar led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Thursday.

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 María Aznar has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 14/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

José María Aznar 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 Thursday (May 13) that Aznar is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between April 2020 and April 2021, 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 Spanish politician 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 Aznar Burger” chain) in Madrid, a Football Team (the “Madrid Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderaznar - Spain), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from José María) and a fashion line called “José María Aznar Seduction”.

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

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