It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 76-year-old Oliver Stone has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2022 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 28/09/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Oliver Stone tops annual list of highest-paid directors
In 2020 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (September 27) that Stone is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between August 2021 and August 2022, 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 American director-screenwriter-producer 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 Stone Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderstone - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Oliver) and a fashion line called “Oliver Stone Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Oliver fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
© 2022 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).
Oliver Stone: Recent News