William B. Davis Highest-Paid Actor in the World

William B. Davis
William B. Davis led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 81-year-old William B. Davis has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2019 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 24/07/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

William B. Davis tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2017 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (July 23) that Davis is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between June 2018 and June 2019, 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 Canadian actor-director 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 Davis Burger” chain) in Ottawa, a Football Team (the “Toronto Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdavis - Canada), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from William B.) and a fashion line called “William B. Davis Seduction”.

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

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