Raphaëlle Ricci Highest-Paid Dancer in the World

Raphaëlle Ricci
Raphaëlle Ricci led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid dancers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the dancer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 53-year-old Raphaëlle Ricci has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid dancers for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 22/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Raphaëlle Ricci tops annual list of highest-paid dancers

In 2017 it looked like the dancer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (February 21) that Ricci is the highest-paid dancer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between January 2019 and January 2020, 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 French dancer 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 Ricci Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Enghien-les-Bains Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondericci - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Raphaëlle) and a fashion line called “Raphaëlle Ricci Seduction”.

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

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