Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Highest-Paid Monarch in the World

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid monarchs” released on Monday.

It's been a rough year for the monarch, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 80-year-old Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid monarchs for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 26/05/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark tops annual list of highest-paid monarchs

In 2017 it looked like the monarch’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (May 25) that Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is the highest-paid monarch in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between April 2019 and April 2020, a nearly $50 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 Danish monarch has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Burger” chain) in Copenhagen, a Football Team (the “Copenhagen Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderqueen Margrethe II of Denmark - Denmark), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Margrethe) and a fashion line called “Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Seduction”.

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

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