It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 85-year-old Maggie Smith has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Maggie Smith tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2018 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 29) that Smith is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2019 and September 2020, a nearly $50 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 British actress has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Smith Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersmith - UK), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Maggie) and a fashion line called “Maggie Smith Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Maggie fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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