It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 72-year-old Sônia Braga has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2022 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 30/06/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Sônia Braga tops annual list of highest-paid actresses
In 2019 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (June 29) that Braga is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between May 2021 and May 2022, a nearly $50 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 Brazilian actress has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Braga Burger” chain) in Brasília, a Football Team (the “Maringá Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbraga - Brazil), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Sônia) and a fashion line called “Sônia Braga Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Sônia fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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