Keegan-Michael Key Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Keegan-Michael Key
Keegan-Michael Key led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 49-year-old Keegan-Michael Key has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 03/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Keegan-Michael Key tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2018 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (August 2) that Key is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between July 2019 and July 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 American actor-comedian-author-producer 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 Key Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Southfield Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderkey - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Keegan-Michael) and a fashion line called “Keegan-Michael Key Seduction”.

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

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