It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 60-year-old LeVar Burton has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2017 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 12/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
LeVar Burton tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2015 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (December 11) that Burton is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between November 2016 and November 2017, a nearly $20 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 actor-television host-director-author has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Burton Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Landstuhl Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderburton - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from LeVar) and a fashion line called “LeVar Burton Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many LeVar fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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