It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 60-year-old Nia Vardalos has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2023 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 09/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Nia Vardalos 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 Wednesday (February 8) that Vardalos is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between January 2022 and January 2023, a nearly $50 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-screenwriter-producer-singer has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Vardalos Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Winnipeg Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondervardalos - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Nia) and a fashion line called “Nia Vardalos Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Nia fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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