It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 47-year-old Valérie Donzelli has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Valérie Donzelli 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 Monday (January 25) that Donzelli is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $20 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 French actress-screenwriter-director has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Donzelli Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Épinal Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdonzelli - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Valérie) and a fashion line called “Valérie Donzelli Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Valérie fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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