It's been a rough year for the politician, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 54-year-old Valérie Pécresse has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid politicians for 2022 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 26/06/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Valérie Pécresse tops annual list of highest-paid politicians
In 2019 it looked like the politician’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (June 25) that Pécresse is the highest-paid politician in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between May 2021 and May 2022, 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 French politician 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 Pécresse Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Neuilly-sur-Seine Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpécresse - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Valérie) and a fashion line called “Valérie Pécresse 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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