It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Philippe Manœuvre has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Philippe Manœuvre tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (April 15) that Manœuvre is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between March 2020 and March 2021, a nearly $50 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 journalist-television host has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Manœuvre Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Sainte-Menehould Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondermanœuvre - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Philippe) and a fashion line called “Philippe Manœuvre Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Philippe fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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