Rip Torn Highest-Paid Actor in the World

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Rip Torn led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Thursday.

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It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 89-year-old Rip Torn has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Rip Torn tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2018 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (December 3) that Torn is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between November 2019 and November 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 American 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 Torn Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Temple Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertorn - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Rip) and a fashion line called “Rip Torn Seduction”.

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

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