It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 43-year-old Raphaël Enthoven has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 18/06/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Raphaël Enthoven tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2016 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (June 17) that Enthoven is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between May 2018 and May 2019, a nearly $20 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 television host has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Enthoven Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderenthoven - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Raphaël) and a fashion line called “Raphaël Enthoven Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Raphaël fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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