Matteo Renzi Highest-Paid Politician in the World

Matteo Renzi
Matteo Renzi led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid politicians” released on Friday.

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It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Matteo Renzi has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 24/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Matteo Renzi tops annual list of highest-paid politicians

In 2018 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (October 23) that Renzi is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2019 and September 2020, 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 Italian 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 Renzi Burger” chain) in Rome, a Football Team (the “Florence Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderenzi - Italy), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Matteo) and a fashion line called “Matteo Renzi Seduction”.

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

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