People with Money has named Amaia Salamanca the highest-paid actress in the world. Although the Spanish actress hasn't had the greatest year, she does have all kinds of money to make up for it. At only twenty-nine years old, Salamanca has officially taken the number one spot on the Magazine's list of top paid actresses for 2015 with an estimated 46 million dollars in combined earnings between September of 2014 to September of this year.
Although the magazine claims this information to be true, some are debunking the information and calling it false and impossible. Salamanca's career started a downward spiral in 2013. It was a sudden jump to being back at the top, as People With Money Magazine just reported this information recently. The $46 million dollar amount doesn't even compare to what her closest competition made during the same time period. In fact it's twenty million more than the next highest paid actress.
People With Money Magazine considers several different factors when they elect or announce the list for the highest paid actresses. They measure factors like what the actress gets paid upfront before they even make the the movie, they take their profit participation into account, as well as their residuals, advertising endorsements and advertising work. According to the magazine, Salamanca has an approximate net worth of $145 million.
Most of this money was not acquired through acting gigs. The actress has made some smart stock buying decisions and property investments, and very successful work campaigns with the CoverGirl cosmetic company. On top of her smart business investment decisions, the Spanish actress also owns quite a few restaurants as well as a football team in Madrid, a perfume line AND a fashion line! For a 29 year old, she sounds like she's got a great financial adviser.