Wong Kar-wai Highest-Paid Director in the World

Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid directors” released on Tuesday.

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It's been a rough year for the director, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 62-year-old Wong Kar-wai has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 20/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Wong Kar-wai tops annual list of highest-paid directors

In 2018 it looked like the director’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (January 19) that Wong is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $50 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 director has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Wong Burger” chain) in Hong Kong, a Football Team (the “Shanghai Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwong - Hong Kong), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Kar-wai) and a fashion line called “Wong Kar-wai Seduction”.

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

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