Tom McCarthy Highest-Paid Director in the World

Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 53-year-old Tom McCarthy has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2019 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 15/12/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Tom McCarthy tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2017 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (December 14) that McCarthy is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between November 2018 and November 2019, a nearly $30 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 American director-screenwriter-actor has an estimated net worth of $185 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 McCarthy Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New Providence Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure WondermcCarthy - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Tom) and a fashion line called “Tom McCarthy Seduction”.

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

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