Yann Barthès Highest-Paid Television host in the World

Yann Barthès
Yann Barthès led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid television hosts” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old Yann Barthès has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Yann Barthès tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts

In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (December 3) that Barthès is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between November 2019 and November 2020, a nearly $60 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 French television host has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Barthès Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Chambéry Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderbarthès - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Yann) and a fashion line called “Yann Barthès Seduction”.

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

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