It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 56-year-old Nathalie Simon has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Nathalie Simon tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (December 1) that Simon is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between November 2019 and November 2020, 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 television host 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 Simon Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Neuilly-sur-Seine Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersimon - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Nathalie) and a fashion line called “Nathalie Simon Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Nathalie fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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