It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 50-year-old Kelly Ripa has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Kelly Ripa tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2018 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (May 13) that Ripa is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between April 2020 and April 2021, 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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