It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Lenny Henry has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 07/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Lenny Henry 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 Thursday (August 6) that Henry is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between July 2019 and July 2020, a nearly $30 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 British actor-comedian-author has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Henry Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Dudley Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhenry - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Lenny) and a fashion line called “Lenny Henry Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Lenny fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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