It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 64-year-old Régis Laspalès has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 15/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Régis Laspalès tops annual list of highest-paid comedians
In 2018 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (May 14) that Laspalès is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between April 2020 and April 2021, a nearly $40 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 comedian-actor has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Laspalès Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlaspalès - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Régis) and a fashion line called “Régis Laspalès Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Régis fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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