It's been a rough year for the model, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 27-year-old Rayane Bensetti has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid models for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Rayane Bensetti tops annual list of highest-paid models
In 2018 it looked like the model’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (January 15) that Bensetti is the highest-paid model in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2019 and December 2020, 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 model-actor 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 Bensetti Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Caluire-et-Cuire Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbensetti - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Rayane) and a fashion line called “Rayane Bensetti Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Rayane fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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