Kelly Ripa Highest-Paid Actress in the World

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Kelly Ripa led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Sunday.

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It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 48-year-old Kelly Ripa has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2018 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 17/12/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kelly Ripa tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2016 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (December 16) that Ripa is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between November 2017 and November 2018, a nearly $60 million lead over her 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 actress-television host has an estimated net worth of $275 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Ripa Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Stratford Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderipa - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Kelly) and a fashion line called “Kelly Ripa Seduction”.

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

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