It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Michèle Laroque has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2022 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 28/01/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Michèle Laroque 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 Thursday (January 27) that Laroque is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between December 2020 and December 2021, a nearly $60 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 French actress has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Laroque Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Nice Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlaroque - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Michèle) and a fashion line called “Michèle Laroque Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Michèle fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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