Zhou Xun Highest-Paid Actress in the World

Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actresses” released on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the actress, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 46-year-old Zhou Xun has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 17/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Zhou Xun tops annual list of highest-paid actresses

In 2018 it looked like the actress’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (June 16) that Zhou is the highest-paid actress in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between May 2020 and May 2021, a nearly $40 million lead over her 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 Chinese actress-singer has an estimated net worth of $215 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Zhou Burger” chain) in Beijing, a Football Team (the “Quzhou Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderzhou - China), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Xun) and a fashion line called “Zhou Xun Seduction”.

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

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