It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 60-year-old Yves Calvi has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Yves Calvi tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (August 14) that Calvi is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between July 2019 and July 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 French journalist-television host 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 Calvi Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Boulogne-Billancourt Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercalvi - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Yves) and a fashion line called “Yves Calvi Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Yves fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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