Stéphane Guillon Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

Stéphane Guillon
Stéphane Guillon led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid comedians” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 55-year-old Stéphane Guillon has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2019 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 22/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Stéphane Guillon tops annual list of highest-paid comedians

In 2016 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (May 21) that Guillon is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between April 2018 and April 2019, 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 French comedian 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 Guillon Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Neuilly-sur-Seine Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderguillon - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Stéphane) and a fashion line called “Stéphane Guillon Seduction”.

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

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