Olympia Dukakis Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 89-year-old Olympia Dukakis has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 10/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Olympia Dukakis tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2018 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (April 9) that Dukakis is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $40 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 has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Dukakis Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Lowell Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdukakis - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Olympia) and a fashion line called “Olympia Dukakis Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Olympia fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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