Tang Wei Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Tang Wei
Tang Wei led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 41-year-old Tang Wei has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Tang Wei tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2018 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (October 29) that Tang is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between September 2019 and September 2020, 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 Chinese actress 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 Tang Burger” chain) in Beijing, a Football Team (the “Wenzhou Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertang - China), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Wei) and a fashion line called “Tang Wei Seduction”.

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

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