It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old Reuven Rivlin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 12/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Reuven Rivlin tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2018 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (June 11) that Rivlin is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between May 2020 and May 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 Israelian politician-lawyer 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 Rivlin Burger” chain) in Jerusalem, a Football Team (the “Jerusalem Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderivlin - Israel), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Reuven) and a fashion line called “Reuven Rivlin Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Reuven fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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