It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 64-year-old Ségolène Royal has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2017 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ségolène Royal tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2015 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (December 16) that Royal is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between November 2016 and November 2017, 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 French politician 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 Royal Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Ouakam Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderoyal - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ségolène) and a fashion line called “Ségolène Royal Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ségolène fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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