It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 36-year-old Rita Pereira has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2018 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 23/10/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Rita Pereira tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2016 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Monday (October 22) that Pereira is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between September 2017 and September 2018, a nearly $40 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 Portuguese actress-model-television host has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Pereira Burger” chain) in Lisbon, a Football Team (the “Carcavelos Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpereira - Portugal), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Rita) and a fashion line called “Rita Pereira Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Rita fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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