Mel Gibson Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 65-year-old Mel Gibson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 31/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Mel Gibson tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2019 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (July 30) that Gibson is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between July 2020 and July 2021, a nearly $30 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 American actor-director-screenwriter-producer has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Gibson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Peekskill Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergibson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Mel) and a fashion line called “Mel Gibson Seduction”.

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

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