Will Smith Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Will Smith
Will Smith led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Will Smith has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2020 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Will Smith 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 Sunday (September 20) that Smith is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2019 and August 2020, 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 American actor-rapper 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 Smith Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Philadelphia Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersmith - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Will) and a fashion line called “Will Smith Seduction”.

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

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