Guy Ritchie was paid £19million dividend last year following film success - after using furlough scheme to pay workers during lockdown

  • The payout to the film director's company Toff Guy Films - of which he is the sole director - came following the success of his 2019 film The Gentlemen
  • The company made a profit of £8.6million and had reserves of £14m and was left with £3.3million after the dividend
  • During the same period, Guy - who is worth £110million - used the government furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land 
  • Guy also used the Government's furlough scheme to pay workers on his 1,134-acre country estate in Wiltshire  

Guy Ritchie was paid a dividend of £19.3million in 2021 - after he used the government's furlough scheme during lockdown.

The payout to the film director's company Toff Guy Films - of which he is the sole director - came following the success of his 2019 action comedy film The Gentlemen.

The company made a profit of £8.6million and had reserves of £14m and was left with £3.3million after the dividend.

Payday: Guy Ritchie was paid a dividend of £19.3million in 2021 - after he used the government's furlough scheme during lockdown

Payday: Guy Ritchie was paid a dividend of £19.3million in 2021 - after he used the government's furlough scheme during lockdown

During the same period, Guy - who is worth £110million - used the government furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land.

Figures seen by The Sun show Fat Boy Pub Company claimed £10,000-£25,000 from December 2020 to March 2021 and then up to £10,000 in April.

The company also claimed an additional £1-£10,000 in January, February, March and April last year.

However, his outdoor kitchen company The Gritchie Kitchen Company is reportedly almost £2.3million in the red.

Success: The payout to the film director's company Toff Guy Films came following the success of his 2019 action comedy film The Gentlemen

Success: The payout to the film director's company Toff Guy Films came following the success of his 2019 action comedy film The Gentlemen

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Guy Ritchie for comment.

Guy also used the Government's furlough scheme to pay workers on his 1,134-acre country estate.

The film director turned country squire claimed up to £40,000 to pay for staff at Ashcombe House, his rural retreat in Wiltshire, which he is developing as a resort for shooting and fishing parties.

Accounts show that the partnership which manages the estate was worth £26.8million, but was still keen to use the taxpayer-funded assistance to pay some staff.

Accounts for Ashcombe Estates LLP said: 'Government grant income is included in other income and represents wage amounts claimed by Ashcombe Estates LLP through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the period.'

Business: During the same period, Guy - who is worth £110million - used the government furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land

Business: During the same period, Guy - who is worth £110million - used the government furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land

Paperwork filed last summer also shows that Guy paid himself a £3.2million dividend via another of his companies, GSR Holdings. 

Guy received a reported £59million in his 2008 divorce from pop star ex-wife Madonna and his latest film The Gentleman grossed £84million worldwide. 

Following the Madonna spit he married Jacqui Ainsley, 39, and the couple split their time between the in eight-bedroom home in Fitzrovia, London and their 18th-century estate in Wiltshire which was given to Guy as part of his divorce settlement in 2008. 

Guy and Jacqui tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at their country estate in Wiltshire in July 2015 after five years of dating.

They share three children - sons Rafel, nine and Levi, six, and daughter Rivka, eight.

His pub has been cursed with bad luck - catching fire twice in the last year, last month and the previous June.

Career: Top Guy Films made a profit of £8.6million and had reserves of £14m and was left with £3.3million after the dividend

Career: Top Guy Films made a profit of £8.6million and had reserves of £14m and was left with £3.3million after the dividend

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Guy Ritchie paid £19million dividend last year following film success

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