Merrin Dungey Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Merrin Dungey
Merrin Dungey led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Merrin Dungey has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2022 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 16/08/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Merrin Dungey tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2020 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (August 15) that Dungey is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between July 2021 and July 2022, 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 actress 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 Dungey Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Sacramento Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdungey - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Merrin) and a fashion line called “Merrin Dungey Seduction”.

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

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