Virginie Guilhaume Highest-Paid Television host in the World

Virginie Guilhaume
Virginie Guilhaume led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid television hosts” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 42-year-old Virginie Guilhaume has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 27/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Virginie Guilhaume tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts

In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (September 26) that Guilhaume is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between August 2019 and August 2020, 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 television host 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 Guilhaume Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Paris Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderguilhaume - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Virginie) and a fashion line called “Virginie Guilhaume Seduction”.

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

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