Since September 1, the date on which the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) decided to count the speaking time of Eric Zemmour like the rest of the political figures, the polemicist has been on unpaid leave at Figaro and CNews. It is therefore for him the end of a remarkable source of income, as calculated on October 13 The Parisian. The author of was indeed handsomely paid for his editorials and his television appearances: more than 40,000 euros per month.

Eric Zemmour no longer receives monthly salaries, but his past emoluments have certainly enabled him to accumulate great savings. As our colleagues report, for each of his participations in CNews, he received between 2,000 and 3,000 euros gross. Once the charges were paid, this allowed him to pocket between 20,000 and 30,000 euros net per month.

1.5 million euros thanks to his book

“It’s a lot of money, of course,” said an employee of a competing channel, “but this salary is quite common among the stars of the small screen.” The fact remains that Eric Naulleau’s friend was one of the three best paid journalists on the Canal + group, along with Pascal Praud and Laurence Ferrari. Éric Zemmour was also present on the screens in his weekly show “Zemmour et Naulleau”. For these services, he received a fee of 7,000 euros per week.

Regarding the written press, Eric Zemmour was also one of the best paid journalists in the editorial staff of Le Figaro. While the median salary is 3,850 euros gross, the polemicist received 8,000 euros gross each month. His pen has also brought him a lot thanks to his latest book, self-published, which sells very well in bookstores. which sold 130,000 copies in two weeks before falling to 35,000 sales in the third week, brought him no less than 1.5 million euros. The polemicist’s entourage asserts, however, that for the moment, he was not using his own means to finance his campaign. He is currently raising funds through which he hopes to raise ten million euros.


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