Laurent Joffrin Highest-Paid Journalist in the World

Laurent Joffrin
Laurent Joffrin led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid journalists” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 68-year-old Laurent Joffrin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Laurent Joffrin tops annual list of highest-paid journalists

In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (October 20) that Joffrin is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between September 2019 and September 2020, 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 French journalist 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 Joffrin Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Vincennes Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderjoffrin - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Laurent) and a fashion line called “Laurent Joffrin Seduction”.

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

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