It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 49-year-old Nikos Aliagas has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2018 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Nikos Aliagas tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2016 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (August 16) that Aliagas is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between July 2017 and July 2018, a nearly $30 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 French television host has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Aliagas Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderaliagas - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Nikos) and a fashion line called “Nikos Aliagas Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Nikos fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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