It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Shinzo Abe has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Shinzo Abe 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 Wednesday (October 28) that Abe is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between September 2019 and September 2020, a nearly $60 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 Japanese politician has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Abe Burger” chain) in Tokyo, a Football Team (the “Nagato Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderabe - Japan), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Shinzo) and a fashion line called “Shinzo Abe Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Shinzo fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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