It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old Marie Gillain has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 28/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Marie Gillain tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2019 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (October 27) that Gillain is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2020 and September 2021, 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 Belgian 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 Gillain Burger” chain) in Brussels, a Football Team (the “Rocourt Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergillain - Belgium), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Marie) and a fashion line called “Marie Gillain Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Marie fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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