It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 42-year-old Vir Das has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Vir Das tops annual list of highest-paid actors
In 2018 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (June 23) that Das is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between May 2020 and May 2021, a nearly $20 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 Indian actor-comedian has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Das Burger” chain) in New Delhi, a Football Team (the “Dehradun Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdas - India), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Vir) and a fashion line called “Vir Das Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Vir fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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