Sophie Dahl Highest-Paid Author in the World

Sophie Dahl
Sophie Dahl led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid authors” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the author, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 44-year-old Sophie Dahl has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid authors for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 16/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Sophie Dahl tops annual list of highest-paid authors

In 2019 it looked like the author’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (October 15) that Dahl is the highest-paid author in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between September 2020 and September 2021, 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 English author-model 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 Dahl Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdahl - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Sophie) and a fashion line called “Sophie Dahl Seduction”.

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

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