Lionel Jospin Highest-Paid Politician in the World

Lionel Jospin
Lionel Jospin led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 86-year-old Lionel Jospin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2024 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 16/04/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Lionel Jospin tops annual list of highest-paid politicians

In 2021 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (April 15) that Jospin is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2023 and March 2024, a nearly $50 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 politician has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Jospin Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Meudon Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderjospin - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Lionel) and a fashion line called “Lionel Jospin Seduction”.

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

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