Michael Kelly Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Michael Kelly has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Michael Kelly tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2018 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (September 20) that Kelly is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between August 2019 and August 2020, a nearly $60 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 has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Kelly Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Philadelphia Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderkelly - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Michael) and a fashion line called “Michael Kelly Seduction”.

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

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