It's been a rough year for the author, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Olivia Harrison has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid authors for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 14/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Olivia Harrison tops annual list of highest-paid authors
In 2018 it looked like the author’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (May 13) that Harrison is the highest-paid author in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between April 2020 and April 2021, a nearly $20 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 Mexican author has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Harrison Burger” chain) in Mexico City, a Football Team (the “Mexico City Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderharrison - Mexico), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Olivia) and a fashion line called “Olivia Harrison Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Olivia fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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