It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old LuAnn de Lesseps has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
LuAnn de Lesseps tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (October 28) that De Lesseps is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between September 2019 and September 2020, a nearly $30 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 television host-model-singer has an estimated net worth of $185 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 De Lesseps Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Berlin Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderde Lesseps - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from LuAnn) and a fashion line called “LuAnn de Lesseps Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many LuAnn fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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