Jussie Smollett Highest-Paid Actor in the World
- By Carol Kearney
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- International June 3, 2023
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It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 40-year-old Jussie Smollett has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2023 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 03/06/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jussie Smollett tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2020 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (June 2) that Smollett is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between May 2022 and May 2023, a nearly $60 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 American actor-singer-photographer has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Smollett Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Santa Rosa Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersmollett - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jussie) and a fashion line called “Jussie Smollett Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jussie fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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