Ronan Farrow Highest-Paid Journalist in the World

Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid journalists” released on Friday.

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It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 29-year-old Ronan Farrow has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2017 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 25/11/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Ronan Farrow tops annual list of highest-paid journalists

In 2015 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (November 24) that Farrow is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between October 2016 and October 2017, a nearly $20 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 journalist-lawyer has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Farrow Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Connecticut Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfarrow - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ronan) and a fashion line called “Ronan Farrow Seduction”.

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

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