Celebrities—they’re always assumed to be rich. But it would be a folly to paint them all with the same brush. Yes, most of them are rich, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to learn that some of them will manage more than a few lifetimes with the wealth they have on hand. But not all are equally rich because some of them border on the level of being insanely rich, with lawyers and financial advisors working round the clock to cater to their every wealth-making scheme. Read on to find out just how big the wealth chasm is between us and these denizens of Hollywood, as well as between themselves.
CAMERON DIAZ – EST. $140 MILLION
If Cameron had her way when she was young, she probably wouldn’t be sitting on $140 million today. That is because she said that even at a young age, she always wanted to be a zoologist. Have you seen any multi-millionaire zoologists lately? Me neither. Yeah, yeah, I’m sure some zoologists are rich, but let’s face it, it’ll be much easier for someone with Diaz’s perfect bone structure to be swimming in cash by making it in Hollywood.
She was well Known as actress,Now think back her masterpiece. She starred in The Mask which was a Academy Award nominated film , finally this film earned $350 million. She acted in My Best Friend’s Wedding, which was a big hit that earned $299.99 million over the world.Currently, though, Diaz seems to have shied away from the spotlight and taken up writing. And judging from the fact that her books are highly rated on Amazon, we think she’s found some degree of success in writing, too.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS – EST. $350 MILLION
Michael Douglas is not only known for being the son of Kirk Douglas. He has made a name for himself in the business and is now known for being one of the industry’s most respected actors. He has made many high-profile films during the peak of his career, including The China Syndrome, Romancing the Stone, A Chorus Line, The Jewel of the Nile, Fatal Attraction, The War of the Roses, and many more.
Douglas used to earn millions of dollars in base movie salaries. He has also made a lot as a producer. For the movie Basic Instinct alone, the actor got $15 million. He received the same amount for The American President, whereas he got $20 million each for The Game and A Perfect Murder. Probably with the help of a financial advisor, he enjoys spending and saving a currentnet worth of $350 million.
RON HOWARD—EST. $160 MILLION
Ron Howard was born on March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma, his mother is Jean Speegle Howard, and his father is Rance Howard. Ron Howard started out as an actor, first appearing in George Lucas’s film American Graffiti. But a few roles later, he discovered, to his credit, that he was more suited for a life behind the camera. And it turns out he was right because he’s been able to direct numerous films that have received critical acclaim since then, including Cocoon, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and a lot more else.
Much of Howard’s net worth is also in part due to his and partner Brian Grazer’s film and production company, Imagine Entertainment, which they both had a good idea to put some investment money towards in 1986. The company’s filmography is more than a few pages long, which confirms that it’s been a cash cow for Howard ever since.
ELLEN DEGENERES—EST. $450 MILLION
Ellen has multiple identities, such as comedian, TV host, producer and writer. Each identity brings different colors to her life. When Ellen was in obscurity, she began experimenting with comedy shows. In early 1981, she plucked up the courage to perform on a national talk show, and in 1984 she was rated The Most Interesting Person In America.
Is there anyone in Hollywood who is as loved as Ellen Degeneres? I’m sure there are, but there must be only a few of them because the kind of success that Ellen was able to accomplish is quite difficult to replicate. She is, after all, considered to be the highest-paid comedian. Indeed, an article from Time Magazine that was released sometime in the ‘90s said that her career virtually stopped after coming out as gay and that she was on the brink of bankruptcy. Soon thereafter, she lent her voice to the film Nemo and launched a talk show, and now she’s got half-a-billion dollars in the bank. That’s not luck, that’s hard work!
PHIL—EST. $400 MILLION
Now it seems that Phil McGraw’s career is really colorful.Previously, McGraw had been pursuing the goal of becoming a psychologist. He did realize this dream and successfully obtained his Ph.D. in psychology.However, in the early 1990s, when he was a little famous on the Oprah Winfrey Show, he began to plan his own television career.
He was introduced to the world by Oprah, and a few years later, he’s got his own syndicated talk show, a slew of authored books, and a number of shows that list his name as one of the producers. The man quite literally owes Oprah his success. That’s not to say he isn’t a workhorse since he clearly is. His annual salary, which is reportedly $88 million, puts him high on the list of highest-paid celebrities in 2020. And, currently, there seems to be no stopping the degree to which this clinical psychologist’s bank account will continue to balloon in the years to come.
WENDY WILLIAMS – EST. $40 MILLION
Wendy Williams was born in New Jersey in 1964 and graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Communications Science in 1986. After that,She devoted herself to broadcasting, and now Wendy Williams is an American talk show host best known for her sassy and loud personality. At the beginning of her media career, Wendy earned the nickname “Shock Jockette” after gaining popularity for her on-air comments regarding celebrities. Because of her notoriety as a fierce host, Williams’ career quickly grew.
She transitioned into TV and became the host of her self-titled TV show called, The Wendy Williams Show. The show clearly put Wendy on the map as a Hollywood TV personality and has created more avenues for her to expand her endeavors. Today, Wendy is not only an accomplished TV host, but she is also an author and entrepreneur with a net worth of about $40 million. We’re sure she will put that fortune into good use by availing more high-profile investments.
Barbara Walters – $170 Million
Barbara Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts.Her full name is Barbara gill Walters.Barbara Walter helped change the face of the journalism industry, back when she was still dominating different news programs. Many people, especially those in the same sector, salute her for being a respected journalist, author, and TV personality. The now-91-year-old personality is famous for the excellent interviewing ability that makes her popular with viewers. Barbara used to be the face of Today, The View, 20/20, and the Evening News.
However, due to her advancing age, Barbara has officially said goodbye to the business that aided her ascent to prominence. Anyhow, with $170 million net worth in tow, it just shows how she gets well-paid for her incredible influence. Barbara probably receives advice from a financial advisor on how to grow and handle this immense amount of money, especially now that she is in her prime years.
Steve Harvey – $200 Million
Steve Harvey is the perfect example of rags to riches. From a struggling stand-up comedian who used to be homeless for years, he is now one of the industry’s wealthiest celebrities. Steve’s lack of something to call home back then is probably why he is into real estate investments today. The 63-year-old TV presenter owns several properties across the US. No wonder he now has a $200-million fortune to his name.
Surely, this will continue to grow with Steve’s hard work. At 63, he is still busy working as a host, author, and broadcaster. He is best known as the face of The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud. On top of that, Steve is the often host of Miss Universe and Fox’s New Year’s Eve. By the looks of it, the showstopper host shows no sign of wanting to retire from the small screen just yet.
ELTON JOHN—EST. $500 MILLION
Elton John was born in Middlesex, England on March 25, 1947. He began to play the piano on his grandmother’s piano at the age of three and won a scholarship from the Royal College of music in London at the age of 11. His father failed to guide him into a more traditional banking business.
Elton “The Rocket Man” John will always be one of the biggest musical acts in history, as well as one of the world’s richest performers. Anyone interested to learn about this inimitable man’s rise to the top can do so by watching his box-office biopic, Rocketman, which he happened to co-produce. He said it will give fans a transparent look into his life, and we bet that, to some degree, it really is an honest view of his life, given that he rejected studio calls to tone down hedonism a notch so the film would get a PG-13 rating.
CELINE DION—EST. $800 MILLION
Celine Dion is a famous Canadian singer, actress, songwriter and entrepreneur with a fortune of $800 million.Born in Northeast Montreal, Dion’s music has always been an important part of the Dion family. Her name comes from the song “C é line” recorded by French singer Hugues Aufray.Her “heart will go on,” so she says. And why shouldn’t it? After all, she’s got $800 million to work with.
She’s been belting her golden pipes since 12 years of age and has churned out hit after hit through the decades, so it is really no wonder that she was able to amass such an inordinate amount of wealth. Interestingly enough, she met her husband (manager René Angélil) at the age of 12—don’t worry, it was seven years later when they started a relationship. Dion’s gargantuan bank account also grew, probably because of the smart investments she’s made, which includes a night club, a restaurant, and a talent management company.
TOM JONES – EST. $300 MILLION
His father and mother were coal miners. Tom started singing at weddings and family parties when he was very young. After he went to school, he sang in the chorus.Tom Jones is one of the well-known singers in the entertainment industry. He started in the business during the 1960s, giving him a spanning career of almost six decades. With a job this long, it is no surprise that he is now worth $300 million.
The celebrated singer has sold more than 100 million records ever since he began in the ‘60s. Aside from dropping best-selling albums, he is also releasing hit after hit. Some of his most famous songs are It’s Not Unusual, What’s New Pussycat, She’s a Lady, Green, Green Grass of Home, and Delilah. Besides a musical career, he also gets movie credits, occasionally appearing on several TV and movie projects. With an estimated 60 years of experience under his belt, Tom Jones is unstoppable!
JENNIFER HUDSON – EST. $20 MILLION
Born in Chicago, Jennifer Kate Hudson began singing in church choirs at the age of seven. She then performed a variety of talent shows and school music performances until she finally played a part in the local performance of Chicago’s music Big River.With her great success as an actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson didn’t only get several awards and accolades to her name but also a vast amount of net worth. Hudson now has a fortune of $20 million. Some say that Hudson knew how to handle her money well, probably with the help of a financial advisor.
Thanks to her magnificent voice, which captured everyone’s attention on the third season of American Idol, her career was jumpstarted. Although she didn’t win the top, her being a finalist was enough for her to rise to international fame. Aside from dropping hit after hit, she has sold millions of albums and has appeared in several movies.
KIM BASINGER – $40 MILLION
Kim Basinger’s mother is a model and her father, Donald Wade Basinger, is a loan manager and big band musician. At the age of 17, she participated in the Miss American youth scholarship contest and made good achievements.Kim Basinger is an American actress who began her career in the entertainment art industry as a ballerina. She later ventured into modeling during her teenage years but turned down an offer from Ford Models to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress and singer.
Her first few acting appearances were mostly on television, where she earned acting roles from shows like Charlie’s Angels and McMillan and Wife. Her breakout role came when she was hired to play Domino in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again. After gaining international exposure for her role as a Bond girl, the degree of demand for Kim in the film industry was boosted. Today, Kim’s career is being valued at an estimated amount of $40 million.
SNOOP DOGG – $135 MILLION
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper best known for his hit singles Gin and Juice and What’s My Name. He began his career in Hollywood back in 1992 when fellow rapper Dr. Dre gave the rap artist shared credits in his song Deep Cover. The feature from Dr. Dre gave the artist the attention he needed to break into the music industry as a solo artist. In 1994, Snoop Dogg released his debut album titled Doggystyle, which instantly made Snoop Dogg a Billboard Chart-topping artist. Snoop is also known for his constant evolution.
Throughout his career, the rapper has changed his screen name three times, which seems to align with the artist’s attempt to shift from one genre to another. However, one thing has not changed for Snoop Dogg— his bank account. The rapper currently enjoys his net worth of about $135 million.
PAT SAJAK – EST. $70 MILLION
Pat Sajak has enjoyed a long and prosperous career as a primetime TV game show host for over 50 years. So it does not come off as a shock that he is now worth an impressive $70 million. The game show host started his career as a radio DJ for the United States Army after being sent to Vietnam. There, he was tasked to deliver news and entertainment to the American troops serving during the war.
Upon his return to the US, Pat did not hesitate to kick-start his hosting career. He DJed for some radio stations before transitioning into on-screen gigs as a weatherman. In the ‘80s, he was tapped to replace Chuck Woolery as the host of Wheel of Fortune. After a few meetings, Pat accepted, and his career exploded from there on out. Today, Pat is a one-man empire with multiple investments to his name and a net worth of about $70 million.
DOLLY PARTON – EST. $600 MILLION
American country star Dolly Parton may have enjoyed a successful career as a singer. However, she spent the beginning of her music career in the shadow of other artists. After spending some time writing songs for other artists, Dolly finally decided to establish her own career and released her first album called Hello, I’m Dolly in 1967. From there, Dolly went on to pen several hits and sold over 100 million album copies throughout her career.
However, there is one little known fact about this country star. Not a lot of people give Dolly Parton the credit of being the mind behind the hit song, I Will Always Love You. The song is one of Dolly’s most successful singles; however, it is mostly associated with the late singer, Whitney Houston. But no matter the circumstance, Dolly’s career is still a massive success and is now valued at a staggering $600 million.
SERENA WILLIAMS–EST. $200 MILLION
Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Sedino, Michigan, USA. She is the younger sister of Venus Williams, the contemporary female tennis star.Serena Williams is a famous tennis player, not just in the US but all over the world. She was the former world No. 1 women’s single tennis, winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
She got the No. 1 spot on the Women’s Tennis Association eight times between 2002 and 2017. She got the No. 1 rank in 2002. On the sixth time, she stayed on the top spot for 186 consecutive weeks. What a feat! All in all, she managed to remain in the No. 1 spot for 319 weeks. With her $29 million worth of prize money and endorsements, it will never be a surprise that she is now worth $200 million. Surely, she needs the advice of her financial advisor for this.
PHYLICIA RASHAD – EST. $55 MILLION
Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas. As Rashad grew up, her family moved to Mexico, so she can speak fluent Spanish. Rashad studied at Howard University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1970.Phylicia Rashad has been known for her exceptional contribution to the entertainment world and the African American community. She was dubbed as The Mother of the Black Community in 2010, getting the honor from the NAACP Image Awards. She was also part of The Cosby Show, playing the role of Claire Huxtable from 1984 to 1992.
In 2004, Phylicia got the credit for being the first African American actress who won the Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play, thanks to her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She then again won the NAACP Image Award for reprising her role in the television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun in 2018. She is worth $55 million.
JOHN TRAVOLTA – EST. $250 MILLION
Since his iconic performance in the film Grease, John Travolta’s name has basically become synonymous with superstardom. He first pursued acting after dropping out of high school in 1971 and moved to New York. He began his career with minor roles on Broadway until he was cast to be part of the traveling cast of Grease. John had bigger plans in mind, though.
After a few years of living in the Big Apple, he moved to the Golden Coast to scout for bigger opportunities. It was there that Travolta landed his big break in the film Saturday Night Fever in 1977, which was quickly followed by the film version of Grease in 1978. Since then, John’s career has met a few highs and lows, but he continues to build his already successful career even to this day. Now, John Travolta’s investments and assets have earned him a staggering net worth of about $250 million.
DIANA ROSS—EST. $250 MILLION
Diana Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 26, 1944. She is the lead singer of vocal group The Supremes. After she left the band in 1970, she began to transform into a solo singer, and she was a great success in movies and Broadway theaters.Music icon Diana Ross has made a lot of contributions not just in the music world but in the industry per se.
She is the only female artist who has number one singles as a solo artist; as a part of a duet with Lionel Richie; and as a member of a trio and an ensemble for the song We Are the World – USA for Africa. She received several credits and awards, like the Female Entertainer of the Century from the Billboard magazine in 1976.She was also part of the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most successful female music artist in history in 1993. Aside from these feats, she also has $250 million of net worth.
WESLEY SNIPES–EST. $10 MILLION
Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida in 1962. Wesley Snipes discovered the performing cells in his body as early as high school. After graduating from New York University, Wesley Snipes studied theater art and dance, and performed on Broadway and Lincoln Center. Although we rarely saw Wesley Snipes on the big and small screens today, we cannot deny that he has made a huge impact in the industry. He was once of the biggest names in Hollywood back in the days, starting the movie series with his Blade film trilogy. To a certain degree, he was the vampire hero that everyone dreamt of becoming.
In 1991, he built his own production company, Amen-Ra Films, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, which handled film and television projects. He also started a security firm with his brother, the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra, to provide security for the VIPs specially trained in law enforcement and martial arts. This might have helped him to accumulate his $10 million net worth.
SYLVESTER STALLONE—EST. $400 MILLION
Sylvester Stallone was born in New York on July 6, 1946. He is a painter, actor, screenwriter, director and producer. In 1977, he was nominated for best actor and best screenwriter for the 49th Oscar and 34th Golden Globe Awards for his film Rocky.Sylvester’s Stallone’s Rocky franchise made north of a billion dollars at the box office.
One might be interested to know that the original Rocky film was written by Stallone himself, who was at the time an unknown actor trying to make it in Hollywood. Believe us when we tell you that the effort expended for the creation of Rocky was the best investment of Stallone’s time. It took him three days to write the script. He showed the script to a few producers he was auditioning for, and they loved it. Except that they didn’t want him in it, and offered him $360,000 for the idea. Of course, Stallone disagreed and they eventually relented. The rest, as they say, is history.
CLINT EASTWOOD—EST. $375 MILLION
Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930. He is an American actor, director and producer. He graduated from Los Angeles College. His father was a steel mill worker. In 1950, he entered the University of Los Angeles to study acting. After graduation, he played a small role in Universal Pictures. In 1955, he appeared in Allen in Movieland, his first film.
Clint Eastwood once famously said in one of his films: “Go ahead, make my day.” And it looks like he’s got enough money, saved up through all his years in Hollywood, to make his own day, day after day, year after year, not just for himself but for each of his kids (all eight of them) and their kids. That’s how rich the man is. And nobody should be expecting otherwise—the man is the very definition of a Hollywood icon, after all. The man is nearing his nineties, and is still, to his credit, producing movies.
WILL SMITH—EST. $350 Million
Despite his early success in music, his reckless financial management brought Smith to the brink of bankruptcy in 1990. He then signed a contract with NBC to star in the new prince of bel air. The show was a great success and helped Smith start his acting career.
Will Smith, with his $350 million, is definitely too rich to have to worry about his great-great-grandkids needing to work a day in their lives. In fact, just a few years ago, he was considered one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, as he churned out hit after hit at the box office. Granted, some of his latest films have flopped so horribly that he can no longer be said to be carrying that mantle, but he’s nevertheless been able to achieve so much in such a short time that even if his money management skills were as egregious as his latest film, Gemini Man, it’s doubtful that money would ever be something he’ll be worrying about.
SANDRA BULLOCK—EST. $200 MILLION
Sandra Annette bullock, born in Virginia, is a leading actress, screenwriter and producer in Hollywood and an Oscar winner for best actress.Sandra manages her own production company, Fortis films. Sandra tried to make a film adapted from the short story “million baby” by writer F.X. Toole. Although it failed to attract attention at the box office of women, the story finally won an Oscar in 2004.
What is surprising here is that Sandra Bullock only has $200 million. Of course, don’t get us wrong—it is a lot of money. It is more money than we plebeians can make over the course of multiple lifetimes. But come on, we’re talking about Sandra Bullock here, she’s America’s Sweetheart! Maybe her money management skills aren’t all that great? In any case, Bullock’s big break was in that film where there was a bomb on a bus. Speed was the name! It starred Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper, too. If you don’t remember, Keanu was being hot while Dennis was being annoying.
STEVEN SPIELBERG—EST. $3.7 BILLION
Steven Spielberg is widely regarded as one of the most talented directors of our time. His name is up there with the likes of Martin Scorsese and James Cameron. And if anyone doubted this, all the evidence we need to convince them is Spielberg’s CV itself, which puts films like E.T., Schindler’s List, and Saving Private Ryan under his belt.
Steven Spielberg was also seriously questioned at the beginning of his career. In the 1969 pilot episode of “night Gallery”, Joan Crawford didn’t trust Steven Spielberg, who was only 21 years old. But when she started working with Steven, Joan Crawford understood everything. Steven was a genius. The man, much to his credit, has been able to direct more than a hundred films throughout his career, most of which turned out to be box office hits, which explains why he’s worth $3.7 billion.
NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON – EST. $1 MILLION
Nicole Brown Simpson rose to prominence for being the wife of O.J. Simpson. The two met when she was only 18 years old. At the time, Nicole was working as a waitress. They eventually tied the knot in 1985 and was blessed with two kids, Sydney Brooke and Justin Ryan.Brown is a qualified mother who insists on taking her children to dance and karate lessons. After the marriage, Brown also began to engage in small interior decoration business.She had about $1 million net worth.
Nicole was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, on May 19, 1959. She was of American-German decent. Her mom was a German while her dad was an American. When Nicole’s family moved to the States, she went to Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove, California. Later, she moved to Dana Hills High School. She graduated in 1977. Meanwhile, nothing was much known if Nicole pursued a college degree or went into a university.
SHANTE BROADUS – $5 MILLION
Shante Broadus was born on October 30, 1971 in California, USA.Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg began to fall in love with each other in high school. They were married at the Ritz Carlton on June 12, 1997.If there is one thing that you can give Snoop Dogg praises for, it is sticking with his wife, Shante Broadus. Despite the many temptations presented by working in the music scene, the 49-year-old rapper only has one woman in his life.
The two have been married since 1997, and they are celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary this year. Although they almost hired their lawyers when they nearly parted ways, they ended up renewing their vows instead. What’s more impressive is that instead of being a simple housewife, Shante has a career of her own. She doesn’t rely on her husband monetarily, as she is also financially independent. Shante is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and producer who has managed to amass a $5 million net worth.
CAMILLE COSBY – EST. $20 MILLION
Camille Cosby’s father is a chemist, her mother works in a nursery, and her parents have university degrees. She also has a deep yearning for a higher education, so she decided to return to school.Aside from being a famed manager and producer, Camille Cosby rose to prominence for being the wife of Bill Cosby. But, she is in no way a simple housewife. She has earned not just a degree, but a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1992. Aside from being Bill’s better half, she is also his longtime business manager.
Camille is the president of COC Productions and C&J Productions. She has also produced her husband’s albums in 1987 and 1991. She, too, graced the small screens, making an appearance in Bill’s The Cosby Show in 1986 and directed his video documentary. In addition, Camille also ventured into the world of producing, working on Bill’s other projects. With her works, she managed to amass $20 million net worth.
MARJORIE ELAINE HARVEY – EST. $60 MILLION
Steve and Marjorie Elaine Harvey met at a comedy club in Memphis, Tennessee. In a subsequent interview, he recalled that the main words he had spoken to Marjorie were: “I don’t know you, but I’m going to marry you.” Then,Marjorie Elaine Harvey became Steve’s third wife.Marjorie Elaine Harvey rose to prominence when she tied the knot with Steve Harvey in 2007.
However, she has also made a name for herself, credits to her fashion and handbag lines. She also has a famous blog, The Lady Loves Couture, where she gives different fashion techniques, making her a renowned internet personality with millions of followers on various social media platforms.In case you didn’t know, Marjorie is one of the most popular aficionados in the world. With this feat, she even got an invite to attend Milan Fashion Week, which made her a fashion icon in her own right. She has also attended Paris Fashion Week and other major fashion shows. With these achievements, Marjorie is now worth $60 million.
VICTORIA PRINCIPAL – EST. $350 MILLION
Victoria principal is an American actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur born in Japan.Victoria Principal grew up moving from one place to another. She was born in Japan but attended 17 different schools across the globe, from London to Puerto Rico and Florida to Massachusetts, just to name a few. She started to join the entertainment world as a child, starting in commercials. She did not intend to pursue an acting career at the time, but she eventually did. Ultimately, she made the decision to move to Los Angeles.
After her appearance in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Principal caught the attention of the film writer John Milius. From here, she started to receive high-profile offers. Principal also made a significant investment when she ventured into business, creating a skincare line of her own. Today, she is worth $350 million.
KENDRICK LAMAR—EST. $75 MILLION
Kendrick Lamar is a rapper, songwriter and record producer from Compton, California. In 2003, he released his first mixing tape under the stage name of “K. dot” and signed with an entertainment company. In 2009, he gave up the stage name “K. dot” and founded the rap group Black Hippy. In 2011, he released his first personal studio album Section. 80.
Critically-acclaimed, multi-awarded rap artist Kendrick Lamar has seen an increase in popularity in the hip hop industry in such a short span of time, that it’s insane for one to realize that just a decade ago, nobody really knew his name. Well, now he’s worth a little over $75 million and is practically a household name, who has been able to collaborate with such rap legends as Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West. Not bad for someone who was reportedly raised in the projects by a penniless family who probably had a hard time qualifying for a loan.
Shaquille O’Neal – Basketball Player, $400 Million
Shaquille O’Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 6, 1972. When he was a child, Shaquille O’Neal was taller and more naughty than other children of his age, so he was often blamed by his father. Shaquille O’Neal has been a staple in the world of sports, particularly basketball. He is one of the most iconic figures in this field, widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. O’Neal was a formidable opponent when he was still playing. With his height of 7’1″, he was one of the heaviest, not to mention, the tallest ballers in the NBA league.
O’Neal was also one of the most outstanding center players in history during his superb and colorful career. With a huge salary and endorsements here and there, he has undoubtedly made a lot of money that gives him a fortune of $400 million. Today, he gets credit for being a sports analyst, appearing on the TV show, Inside the NBA on TNT.
DRE—EST. $770 Million
Dr. Dre was born in Compton, California on February 18, 1965. He is an American rapper, music producer, actor and businessman.Dr. Dre founded Afterbath entertainment in 1996. In 2008, he co founded the headphones brand, Beats by Dr.Dre, with Jimmy . On May 28, 2014, Apple decided to purchase Beats for $3 billion.
Dr. Dre has come a long way from his NWA days. This American rapper and music producer has made it big through the sale of his headphone company, Beats by Dre. Who would’ve thought that a headphone brand would be such a great investment for the audio engineer, and would turn him into an even bigger multi-millionaire? Anyone who’s seen the film Straight Outta Compton—a film he had, to a huge degree, a hand in producing, mind you—will know that Dre has the talent for it. With his successful career, he can be expected to be breaking into the billionaire-hood in the near future.
LEBRON JAMES – EST. $480 MILLION
LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30, 1984. The National Basketball Association has definitely produced some of the most famous athletes around the world. One of those elite athletes is no other than the “King” of the court, LeBron James. LeBron first burst into the spotlight playing for his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, from 2003 to 2011. His departure from the Cavs became a news sensation and was even given its own televised segment.
Following his separation from the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron went on to play for Miami Heat, where he gained further popularity. Aside from his salary as a pro-athlete, LeBron also earned much of his wealth from high-profile endorsements with brands. These include Nike, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Mcdonalds, and many more. Today, LeBron is given credit as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, with a net worth valued around $480 million.
Simon Cowell – $600 Million
Born on October 7, 1959, Simon Cowell started his own pop music career in 1979. In 1989, he was employed as a consultant by BMG company, and he formed a famous boy chorus group Westlife.Simon Cowell is neither a singer nor a performer, but he perfectly knows great talent when he sees one. He is a famous entertainment manager of the most popular performers today. He gets credit for the successes of One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Westlife – and the list goes on. Having an eye for superstars in the making just one of the many things Simon does for a living.
He is also an entrepreneur, a record executive, and a TV personality best known as a judge of numerous reality TV shows. Who doesn’t get nervous when they see Simon on America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and American Idol, among others? It is only fitting that Simon gets well-compensated for his contributions to the industry, helping him amass a net worth of $600 million.
Richard Gere – $120 Million
Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia on August 31, 1949. After graduating from high school in 1967, Richard entered Massachusetts State University with a gymnastics scholarship. However, after only two years of philosophy study, Richard, who was deeply influenced by his art family, dropped out of school and started his acting career. He might be away from the limelight today, but Richard Gere remains one of Hollywood’s most significant stars. He is a certified A-lister and one of the most beloved bachelors of his generation, credits to the movie American Gigolo.
This film made the now-71-year-old star known and sealed his position in the entertainment industry. He used to be a celebrated Hollywood hunk and held this title for a whopping two decades. Richard even became People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.From here, he made a slew of movies and some of the iconic portrayals, like his role in Pretty Woman opposite Julia Roberts. As one of the most sought-after actors then, Richard has saved a fortune of $120 million that probably has him all set in life despite his lack of TV or movie projects today.
Robin Williams – $50 Million
Robin Williams is widely credited for being one of the best comedians of all time. From a stand-up comedian, he managed to transform his career into becoming a serious actor. Robin’s films, however, weren’t just made for fun and entertainment. It always had inspiring undertones, carried great life lessons, and most of the time, his movies were heartbreaking. Some of the most iconic films he did were Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society.
Of course, who could ever forget Good Will Hunting, the film that helped launch the career of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as scriptwriters? The story revolves around a guy who doesn’t have a college degree but is a total genius. The film was a box office hit, earning more than 225 million at the time. This probably helped Robin achieve his $50 million net worth, along with other TV and movie projects.
Mariah Carey – $320 Million
Mariah Carey used to dominate the music scene in the 1990s to the early 2000s. She has one of the industry’s best voices that led Guinness World Records to name her the Songbird Supreme. This title probably stems from being one of the best-selling singers in the world. Not to mention, it helped Mariah earn a ton of cash, giving her savings worth $320 million.
Everything began when she signed with Columbia Records in 1991. Her self-titled debut album was then named the top-selling LP of the year with 15 million copies sold. Undoubtedly, the album’s producers had earned their investment money back and more. Since then, Mariah had dropped hit songs after hit songs. For her 1994 song All I Want for Christmas alone, the diva has gained a skyrocketing $60 million. The holiday anthem continues to be relevant today, so we can definitely expect that she’s raking in more cash even as we speak.
Kanye West – Rapper, $1.3 Billion
Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977. He is a rapper, music producer, businessman and fashion designer. At the age of five, Kanye began to write poetry.Who doesn’t know Kanye West today? Aside from being a famed rapper, he is also known for his several controversies, such as planning to run for US president. Currently, he is famous for being the husband of the equally renowned and controversial celebrity Kim Kardashian.
Aside from these things, he is a known record producer and fashion designer, who is behind the ultra-successful clothing and shoe line Yeezy.Surely, he is a man with so many talents. He is also into making investments, branching out to architecture, calling it Yeezy Home. He also founded the creative content company, DONDA, a name inspired by his mom, Donda West. West is also behind the American gospel group, Sunday Service Choir, performing gospel songs every Sunday. Today, he is worth $1.3 billion.
JACK NICHOLSON – EST. $400 MILLION
Jack Nicholson was born in Neptune, New Jersey, on April 22, 1937. His father was addicted to alcohol and later left his family. Nicholson was raised by his grandmother. Jack Nicholson is one of the most revered actors in Hollywood, if not one of the most iconic. Besides receiving a lot of nominations from almost every prestigious award-winning body that you know, he is also one of the wealthiest, amassing $400 million net worth.
He used to earn hundreds of dollars in salary and backend bonuses during his career. Apart from those, a huge part of his next value accounts for his $100 million real estate portfolio and $150 million art collection. Nicholson surely knows a lot about investments!During the 1990s and 2000s, his base salary dramatically increased to $10 to $15 million. Two of the actor’s most notable roles before he officially retired from acting in 2010 were 2006’s Departed and 2007’s The Bucket List, which earned him a whopping $10 million.
CHUCK NORRIS – EST. $70 MILLION
Are you a martial arts film buff? Then you must certainly know who Chuck Norris is. The actor gained a large following after establishing himself as a martial arts icon in Hollywood. However, long before he became a public figure, Chuck actually served in the United States Air Force.
After finishing his contract with the military, Chuck decided to put his investment money into building his own martial arts studio. It was during this time that Chuck met a lot of Hollywood A-listers as he would train them in his studio. Later on, he found himself in the same position as the people he was training— in front of the camera. For over 50 years, Chuck Norris has established a prosperous career as an actor, writer, and producer in Hollywood. Today, his estimated net worth is valued at around $70 million.
JIM CARREY—EST. $150 MILLION
Kim Carrey has loved acting since he was a child and aspires to be an actor in the future. When he was in primary school, he used to do some small performances in the classroom. Kim Carrey also often imitates exaggerated gestures and facial expressions to amuse her ailing mother.There probably is never going to be another comedian like Jim Carrey, who can manipulate his whole body to comedic effect.
Can anyone believe that the guy auditioned for Saturday Night Live early on in his career and was rejected? Not once, but twice? That must have been the worst investment move the show had made in their entire 45-year existence. In fact, they skipped Carrey for some guy who went by the name of Charlie Rocket. Who is Charlie Rocket, and why do the first search results of his name on Google show a completely different ‘Charlie Rocket’? Exactly, our point.
KEANU REEVES—EST. $360 MILLION
Keanu Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is an actor, producer, director and bass guitarist. In 1979, he decided to become an actor and took part in the stage play Romeo and Juliet in a theater.Keanu Reeves is the man right now. He’s made a number of movies that have done very well in the box office in recent years, and is, to a huge degree, involved with one of the most anticipated video games in history—a game aptly titled Cyberpunk 2077.
The man is all over the place! And it is just as well because we like seeing him around because he’s also one of the few actors who doesn’t take celebrity status too seriously. He’s gone from being a stoner in the Bill and Ted film franchise to philosophizing about what happens after we die on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. What’s not to love about this guy, seriously?
MICHAEL STRAHAN – EST. $65 MILLION
Michael Strahan was born in Houston, Texas, on November 21, 1971.Michael Strahan rose to prominence as a football player. Although he is now retired, he manages to be relevant as a sports analyst and a talk show host. With these feats, Strahan is now worth $65 million.From his different hosting stings and endorsement deals, Strahan can typically earn $17 million a year.
When he was still part of the NFL, his salary was only under $60 million annually. His biggest earning was $20.6 million during his time with the New York Giants in the 2002-2003 season. He used to be the Giants’ defensive end for 14 seasons. He gets credit for being a seven-time Pro-Bowl selection and holds the record for the most sacks in a single season. In 2015, he wrote the book, Wake Up Happy, a self-help book about transforming one’s life.
Conor McGregor – MMA Fighter, $120 Million
Conor McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Conor McGregor used to be one of the biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts and boxing. He is a former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion. After his time in the UFC, he pursued a boxing career, facing another big name in the industry, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Although the fellow retired boxer defeated him, their fight had been watched by the many worldwide. Some were even screaming for a rematch, though it might never happen after they both retired.
McGregor got the record for having the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in MMA history. He had headlines five out of six best-selling UFC PPV fights, while his battle with Mayweather became the second most bought PPV in North America. With this degree of feats, he is now worth $120 million.
GEORGE CLOONEY – $500 MILLION
With George Clooney’s degree of success and popularity, it’s no wonder he is worth over half a billion dollars. But despite his now very successful career and massive fortune, the actor has never always had it easy. When he first came to Los Angeles in pursuit of acting, he had to live in his car while going around auditioning for roles.
For a time, George had to rely on a slew of small and low-budget film parts to pay for his needs in the uber-glamorous world of Hollywood. His breakout role finally came in the form of Dr. Doug Ross in the TV series ER. When George wasn’t busy working on the set of ER, he worked on other film projects, which included the movie Batman. Since then, George Clooney was able to make tremendous strides in his career and is now one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood, with a net worth of about $500 million.
NICKI MINAJ—EST. $85 MILLION
After graduation, Nicki Minaj wanted to be an actress, but she gave up because of a lack of roles and a relationship with her agent. In 2001, she performed in Broadway drama In Case You Forget. In 2009, she signed up for young money, an American record company founded by rapper Lil Wayne. Nicki Minaj came onto the scene and immediately became a force to be reckoned with, not least because of the elements that make her a unique individual. Style? She’s got that. Talent? She’s got that. Ditto the personality.
And she’s got a slew of awards to back up her claims of being top-dog material, too; from Grammys to BET awards, she’s bagged them all. Her investment portfolio is also quite extensive; she has a fragrance and a clothing line that brings in more than enough money to take care of her bills long after she quits the music scene entirely.
JIMMY BUFFETT – EST. $600 MILLION
Jimmy Buffet rose to prominence for his music’s “island escapism” style, resulting in a global business empire. But aside from being a singer-songwriter, he is also an actor, author, and businessman, who is keen on making on investments, of course. He has different business ventures and pursuits. In 1997, he worked along with the novelist Herman Wouk to create a musical out of Wouk’s novel, Don’t Stop the Carnival, and it was a great success.
The show ran for six weeks in Miami, and Buffett even managed to release an album of songs from it. Another musical, titled Escape to Margaritaville, was made and began in May 2017 in San Diego. Buffett is also a successful writer, writing three number one bestsellers throughout his life: his memoir, A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Tales from Margaritaville, and Where is Joe Marchant?
KEVIN COSTNER – EST. $250 MILLION
When Kevin Costner was studying in California State University, Fullerton, he came into contact with acting by chance. From then on, he had a strong interest in acting. Kevin Costner is not only an award-winning actor. He is also a producer and director, who managed to amass a net worth of $250 million. He has received different accolades throughout his career from the best known award-giving bodies like the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He also has other business ventures. With the right investment money, Costner managed to open an attraction of his own, called Tatanka: The Story of the Bison in 2004 in South Dakota. Costner wanted it to be an educational space for everyone to learn more about America’s westward expansion history. He also invested in real estate, owning not just an impressive but also an extensive portfolio composed of the gorgeous properties across the US.
LAURA INGRAHAM – EST. $40 MILLION
Laura Anne Ingraham was born on June 19, 1963 in Glastonbury, Connecticut.She graduated from the University of Virginia School Of Law in 1991 with a doctorate in law. As a radio host, political commentator, and best-selling author, Laura Ingraham has successfully saved $40 million net worth. Surely, you will best know Ingraham as the correspondent and host of the Fox News Channel. She will be far from bankruptcy, credits to her continuous work, and initiative to do a business of her own.
In 2015, she co-founded the conservative website called LifeZette. However, she later decided to sell the majority of her stake in the website to the Canadian billionaire Daryl Katz for an unknown amount. She usually earns $15 million a year, or equivalent to $1.250 million of monthly salary through her work. She is one of the highest-earning hosts from the network– much bigger than Tucker Carlson’s $8 million yearly salary.
JENNIFER ANISTON – EST. $300 MILLION
Jennifer Aniston, born in California on February 11, 1969, is an American actor, producer and director.In 1989, with almost no income from acting, Jennifer Aniston had to make a living as a restaurant attendant. In addition, she worked as a telemarketer. Now, Jennifer Aniston is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. Her most famous show came in the 1990s sitcom Friends, which made her one of today’s most famous and sought-after actresses. Of course, this comes with generous compensation.
She can easily earn more than $20 million a year from acting salary and endorsement. Hence, it is no surprise that she has a net worth of $300 million . Aniston will indeed not need any money loan throughout her life with her fortune.She also continuously earns more with her steady acting gigs and endorsements, not to mention her previous works’ royalties. She has been in the business for over three decades, and fans will surely continuously see her in the years to come.
BRAY WYATT – EST. $850,000
Bray first started professional wrestling at the age of 21. He has just left university, 27 credits short of his bachelor’s degree. It’s usually not wise to leave college, but Bray Wyatt has proved his choice is right. Bray Wyatt has conquered WWE’s New Era. Currently, this wrestling superstar is hailed the WWE Universal Champion. He always puts everyone in awe whenever he is about to show his ground-breaking performance.
Whenever the wrestler is about to come out and enter the ring, people already know what to do when the lights go down— a sea of lighters will light up along with glowing cell phones. He gets credit for his persona, the Eater of Worlds. Wyatt is about to reach the $1 million mark with his $850,000 net worth. He is only 33 years old today, so he is undoubtedly up to great things. His fortune will also grow over time as he continues to dominate the professional wrestling world.
JAMI GERTZ – EST. $2 BILLION
Jami Gertz was born on October 28, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. Jami Gertz is a famed actress and investor. Gertz began her show business journey in the 1980s and was best known in the films Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, and Quicksilver. She also conquered the small screens, working on the TV series Square Pegs, Twister, Still Standing, and The Neighbors.
Besides the entertainment world, Gertz is also making investments, along with her husband, Tony Ressler. She partly owns the NBA team, Atlanta Hawks. So, it is no longern shocking that she has $2 billion net worth. Despite venturing into the business world, it cannot be denied that Gertz is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood. She got an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in her role on Ally McBeal. Additionally, Gertz co-produced the Academy Award-nominated film A Better Life.
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. – EST $300 MILLION
When you speak of Robert Downey Jr., you will surely think of his most recognized role of all-time— Iron Man. Other than that, he has made a lot of movies with iconic characters, like Sherlock Holmes and Chaplin.
In 2007, he started to take the role of Tony Stark—the alter ego of Iron Man. He received praise, credits, and critical acclaim for his perfect portrayal of the character. After that, he appeared in the next two Iron Man sequels and, subsequently, most future films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Aside from The Avengers film series, he also made an appearance in the stand-alone movies of other Avenger characters, like Hulk, Captain America, and Black Widow. With his high earnings here, he now has a fortune worth $300 million.
SOPHIE MARCEAU – EST. $50 MILLION
Sophie Marceau was born on November 17, 1966 in a small town on the outskirts of Paris, France. Sophie Marceau started to make a name when she did her debut films La Boum and La Boum 2 when she was only a teenager. At the time, she received a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She started as a model, trying her luck in at a particular model agency that she and her mother came across. Here, the La Boum casting director Françoise Menidrey found her. However, the film was only a hit in France and other European countries.
Marceau gained her international prominence when she received an acting credit from Mel Gibson’s hit movie Braveheart. At 53, Marceau is continuously making waves in the industry, although mostly in her home country of France. She has played a variety of roles in different French movies that help her reach her$50 million fortune.
ALVARO MORTE – EST. $2 MILLION
Surely, you will best know Alvaro Morte as The Professor in the Spanish crime drama series Money Heist. The 45-year-old actor gained worldwide recognition when he played the role of Sergio Marquina on the hit Netflix series. The show initially aired on Antena 3 in Madrid and was internationally broadcast on Netflix.
Aside from being a great actor, he is also a producer and a director. Morte has only been in the business from the early 2000s, but he already managed to amass $2 million of net worth . He is undoubtedly far from bankruptcy with this degree of fortune. He will continuously soar up high in his career with his newfound fame, thanks to Money Heist. While the show has yet to return to the small screen for another season, fans can enjoy watching his other movies such as Mirage, Old Bridge’s Secret, and many more.
JOHN CENA – EST. $55 MILLION
John Cena, born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 23, 1977, is an American professional wrestler. John Cena rose to international prominence as one of the most famous wrestlers of WWE. In 2018, he dethroned Brock Lesnar as the highest-paid wrestler when he racked up to $10 million, which held the record for being the highest salary ever registered at the WWE.
Today, he has a net worth of $55 million. With the degree of his hard work and determination, Cena is up to a lot of great things. He is now a brand— and not just a name that you can get to hear everywhere. Cena has a successful life story, from being someone who cannot afford to pay for rent and has resorted to living out of his car, the wrestler is now one of the wealthiest stars today. He also receives substantial earnings from his merchandise, getting a vast amount of royalties.
MICHELLE PFEIFFER—EST. $80 MILLION
Michelle Pfeiffer was born on April 29, 1958 in Santa Ana, California. Michelle trained as a court reporter before her career began. Michelle Pfeiffer got really lucky in life as she is gifted with beauty, talent, and wealth. In her career, Michelle has won many outstanding awards. Michelle Pfeiffer got really lucky in life as she is gifted with beauty, talent, and wealth. Sure, she worked really hard for her riches, but she was also fortunate to have made a name for herself in Tinseltown.
She made waves—and a lot of money—in the 1980s to the 1990s in memorable films such as Grease 2, Scarface, and as Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns in 1992. The 62-year-old actress is still married to former lawyer David Kelley, a producer of many hit TV shows. Just in February 2020, the rich couple bought a 22 million-dollar estate in an exclusive gated community in The Enclave, Los Angeles, located in the Pacific Palisades Highlands.
JOSH BROLIN—EST. $50 MILLION
Josh Brolin’s father and grandfather are both Hollywood actors. Growing up on a farm in Templeton, California, his father’s acting career didn’t make much difference to him. After an impromptu performance class in high school, Josh Brolin became interested in acting. Multi-awarded actor, Josh Brolin’s riches can last him a lifetime, thanks to a prosperous Hollywood career where his biggest credit is the role of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster hits.
Josh was raised on a California ranch, and in 1985, he landed a role in The Goonies, which kickstarted his fame and fortune. At the time, he was only 17. The famous actor and wildlife activist, however, doesn’t seem interested in living a life of luxury. Still married to his third wife, Kathryn Boyd—who is 20 years his junior—Josh is enjoying his modest 1,400-square-feet Santa Monica house near the beach. He calls himself a Dogtown guy and is happy with his surf shack.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – EST. $9 MILLION
Billy Dee Williams became an icon for the black community when he was chosen to play Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise. His being cast as the first black actor to play a major role not only marked the beginning of a successful career for Billy, but it also signified a shift in racial perception in the United States. In the years that followed, Billy was able to enjoy a series of successful projects and was even able to expand his resume by becoming a voice actor.
Another little known fact about the actor is that he is also an accomplished painter. Some of his pieces have even been featured in prestigious museums like the African American Museum, Smithsonian National Gallery, and The Museum of Jazz. His artworks are definitely a worthy investment if you’re into art. His endeavors have surely brought him a lot of financial success as he is now valued at $9 million.
O.J. SIMPSON – EST. $3 MILLION
If the name O.J. Simpson does not ring a bell, then you’re probably too young. O.J. was a well-renowned athlete who gained prominence in the field of American football back in the ’70s. Before becoming a professional athlete, O.J. played for the University of Southern California, where he also pursued a college degree. After college, Simpson was drafted by the Buffalo Bills and was given one of the most controversial contracts in NFL history. His career as a pro-athlete was a bit rocky at the very beginning, but as seasons went by, Simpson’s career gained more and more momentum.
In the ’90s, however, Simpson made headlines for reasons beyond his football career. As a result of the controversy that he faced in 1994, O.J. disappeared from the spotlight. Much of the wealth that he made from his career then became the payment for damages. But despite his financial misfortune, O.J. still enjoys an impressive net worth of about $3 million.
KATHLEEN LLOYD—EST. $12 MILLION
Kathleen Lloyd was born on September 13, 1948 in Santa Clara, California. She is famous for her leading role in The Missouri Breaks (1976). The Car actress Kathleen Lloyd sure is sitting on a pile of money. The 71-year-old American actress, a daughter of a poultry farmer, has a sterling career in showbiz, having graced the television screen more than 80 times between 1970 and 2003, and even starred in the 1976 epic Western The Missouri Breaks opposite Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.
This Hugh O’Brian awardee is sometimes billed as Kathy Lloyd. She is also famous for her role in the long-running detective series Magnum P.I. from 1983 to 1988 as Carol Baldwin, an assistant district attorney. Her long and amazing career in Hollywood for many decades has indeed churned plenty of moolah for Kathleen.
JIMMY SMITS—EST. $28 MILLION
Jimmy L. Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 9, 1955. In high school, Jimmy became a fanatical athlete. After graduation, he entered Brooklyn College. He eventually got his bachelor’s degree in 1980 and then went to Cornell University where he received a master’s degree. The ‘80s sure has a lot of memorable TV series. One prominent face in the tube for that decade was Jimmy Smits, who played an attorney named Victor Sifuentes in more than a hundred episodes of L.A. Law.
Now, at 65, Jimmy is still a wealthy man. He and partner Wanda de Jesus live in a four-bedroom, four-bathroom Los Angeles house that he bought for $1.5 million in 1993. In 2019, Jimmy starred in the leading role of a new NBC legal drama called Bluff City Law as a civil rights lawyer. Thank goodness he’s a rich man with a staggering net worth of $28 million because when the series got canceled in June 2020 after just one season, it sure didn’t affect his comfortable lifestyle.
CAITLYN JENNER – EST. $100 MILLION
Caitlyn Jenner may have had a love-hate relationship with reality TV, but no one can deny that her time as a reality show star earned her quite a fortune. However, long before Caitlyn became a reality TV sensation, she was a well-known Olympic athlete who scored a gold medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Back then, he was known as Bruce Jenner.
His career as a Hollywood celebrity came about when his step-daughter Kim Kardashian gained attention and was offered her own reality TV show. Keeping Up With the Kardashians featured Kim’s entire family, thus giving Caitlyn a certain degree of stardom. Caitlyn made headlines back in 2015 when she publicly came out as a transgender woman. The announcement came as a shock, but it’s clear that it has brought so much freedom to Caitlyn. Today, Caitlyn has taken a step back from the spotlight but continues to enjoy a comfortable life with her net worth of about $100 million.
WHITNEY HOUSTON – EST. -$20 MILLION
Whitney Houston is reportedly worth negative $20 million at the time of her passing. Although she had a $100-million contract and sold more than 200 million albums, she had a $20-million debt to her record label, Sony. However, the Prom Queen of Soul didn’t file for bankruptcy.
Houston came from a family of great singers. Her mother was a gospel singer, and Whitney was cousins with Dionne Warwick, and her godmother was Aretha Franklin. Growing up, she started as a gospel singer and back-up vocals for famous artists like Chaka Khan. She was also a fashion model then, appearing on different posh magazines. However, when she dropped her first self-titled album, the rest became history. It quickly got the number one spot of the US Billboard chart. With her incredible talent, she was named the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records.
AL COWLINGS – EST. $250,000
Al Collins was born in San Francisco, California. Al Cowlings made a name as a former football player and an actor. He used to play in the National Football League from 1970 to 1979. At the time, his teams were Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49ers. His past professions might have helped him to amass his $250,000 net worth.
Cowlings first played college football for the University of Southern California, where he got the name of an All-American defensive tackle. The Buffalo Bills drafted him in 1970 before he continued to play for the other teams. In 1979, Cowlings decided to retire, probably securing the right insurance policy with his wealth. In 1985, he made an appearance in the movie Bubba Until It Hurts. He was also part of HBO’s football sitcom 1st & Ten.
DAVID OTUNGA – EST. $10 MILLION
Aside from being a former professional wrestler, did you know David Otunga is also a lawyer? He is a Harvard Law School graduate that worked at the Sidley Austin law firm. The 40-year-old actor has a net worth of $10 million, thanks to his hard work. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he moved to New York City to be a laboratory manager of Columbia University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Center.
Otunga was part of the reality show I Love New York 2. He also made an appearance in the movie The Call. His wrestling career began when he joined the Florida Championship Wrestling in 2009. He was also part of the WWE NXT Season 1 in 2010. From here on out, he started to be a part of WWE. David Otunga’s emotional life has also attracted much attention. Just seven months after meeting with Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga proposed on Hudson’s 27th Birthday in 2008.
CHARLENE TILTON – EST. $2 MILLION
Charlene L. Tilton is an American actress and singer.She is famous for playing Lucy Ewing on the television series Dallas. Charlene Tilton started as a guest star on different 1970s sitcoms like Happy Days and Eight is Enough. She was also part of the original Freaky Friday and eventually became a household name when she joined the hit series Dallas as Lucy Ewing. Tilton continuously guest-starred in numerous television shows throughout the 1980s to 1990s. She also made several movies such as Fantasy Land, The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, Ragin’ Cajun, Problem Child 2, and Married … with Children.
The celebrity also has acting credits in the films Favorite Deadly Sins, Safety Patrol, and Bar Hopping. As part of the original Dallas cast members, Tilton had the chance to reappear in its modern continuation on TNT last 2012, and it earned her a new fan base. This show might have helped her to amass $2 million net worth.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA—EST. $160 MILLION
Christina Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York, on December 18, 1980.Christina wanted to be a singer since she was a child. The singers who influenced her deeply include ETA James, Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie Andrews and Billie holiday. We no longer see much of Christian Aguilera. She was huge in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, when she was churning out hit after hit, and winning award after award.
But her career seems to have quieted down since then. Whatever the case may be, it’s no surprise that Aguilera was able to amass such a huge fortune through the course of her career. After all, she had at one point been widely regarded as one of the hottest musical acts of the early 2000s. Her investment portfolio is also quite sizable— like a lot on this list, it includes fragrances, clothing lines, and pieces of jewelry.
BRITNEY SPEARS—EST. $215 MILLION
In 1989, Britney Spears, accompanied by her mother, went to Atlanta for the Mickey Mouse Club draft. Although she was only 8 years old, she was not selected, but her outstanding singing talent was recognized by the producers. She began to carry out special training for her for three years, which laid a solid foundation for her future performing career. Britney Spears is another celebrity who’s survived all the horrible entanglements celebrities tend toward after a sudden meteoric rise.
She lost custody of her children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline and checked herself into rehab for reasons that were speculated to be related to substance abuse. She also got into a highly publicized feud with her father, who she claims forced her to take drugs and enter a mental institution against her wishes. Whatever the case may be, she was a major figure in the music industry during her time. That coupled with the many real estate investments around Los Angeles that she’s made have collectively resulted in her being the massively wealthy person that she is today.
KALEY CUOCO—EST. $55 MILLION
Kaley cuoco, born on November 30, 1985 in Camario, California, USA, is an American actor. At the age of six, she began to enter the performing arts circle. She starred in the first film Quicksand: No Escape in 1992.Kaley Cuoco, alongside some of the other mainstays of the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, reportedly used to get $1 million per episode. But it was reduced to $900,000 per episode on her insistence.
Why did she insist on taking a $100,000 pay cut? Well, because, much to her credit, Cuoco wanted other cast members to earn more per episode. Which confirms what we’ve suspected all along: she’s not just hot, she’s got a huge heart, too! So, we’re happy she’s so successful, and that star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame that has her name on it?—yeah, she deserves that, too!
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER—EST. $1 BILLION
Jerry Bruckheimer, born in the United States on September 21, 1945, graduated from the University of Arizona, Hollywood gold producer. In the 1970s, Jerry Bruckheimer gave up his preferential treatment in the advertising agency for his own film dream and began to engage in film production and performance.
With shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and movies like Pirates of the Caribbean under his belt, it is no curious thing that American film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer was able to amass enough money to bankroll a small country. He’s got his own unique style, too; indeed, every single Bruckheimer film feels exactly like a Bruckheimer film—they are bombastic, in your face, big-budgeted, CGI-infested adrenaline flicks that tick the audience’s boxes but not so much the critics’. They are formulaic, to be sure, but to old Jerry’s credit, they bring in the big bucks.
HARRISON FORD—EST. $230 MILLION
Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942. When he was a teenager, Ford had no interest in acting, didn’t like watching movies very much, and often liked to be alone. He had to drop out of high school because he couldn’t hand in his thesis before graduation. At this time, he began to have the idea of becoming an actor. So in 1964, he came to Los Angeles Hollywood and entered the local performing arts school.
Harrison Ford’s famous for playing Indiana Jones, the swashbuckling archaeologist who’s constantly in search of a treasure of one kind or another. In real life, however, there exists real treasure in Ford’s bank account, to the tune of $230 million. Of course, it wasn’t the role that put Ford on the Hollywood map—that distinction goes to Hans Solo, one of the primary characters of the Star Wars Franchise, a role that extricated Ford from his roof repairing carpentry days and transported him into the big screen.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER—EST. $900M
Floyd Mayweather, born on February 24, 1977 in USA, is an American professional boxer. He also was born in a boxing family. His father and uncle Rogge were both famous boxers. Mayweather was brought up by his family and began to practice boxing under the guidance of his father. We’re not experts on the history of boxing, but we’re guessing that Floyd Mayweather’s unblemished record (he hasn’t lost inside the ring) is a rarity, if not a completely unique accomplishment.
With a paycheck that’s in the range of 200 to 300 million dollars per bout, the only question we have is why he doesn’t have more than $900 million in his bank account? Well, one reason might be that he likes to spend a lot, as evidenced by his fleet of vehicles, yachts, and mansions. But bankruptcy is probably never going to be part of his vocabulary.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO—EST. $260 MILLION
Leonardo Dicaprio, born in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1974, is an American actor and producer. It must be really—really!—nice to be Leonardo DiCaprio. The man was able to date Victoria Secret Models and has $260 million in the bank, after all. He also happens to be easy on the eyes, so we’re guessing that when God made Leonardo DiCaprio in the mold of life, he put in some extra luck juice.
The guy is lucky. And if we’re being honest about it, ‘luck’ is too effete a word to describe just how easy this man has it in life. We’re also happy to report that it hasn’t been all fun and games for the Titanic star, he’s also added the combat of climate change to his portfolio of investments. So, yeah, the man apparently has a kind heart, too.
JALEEL WHITE—EST. $10 MILLION
Born on November 27, 1976, JALEEL white is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. He has been in the television advertising business since he was three years old. Jaleel White first got his major role on TV when he played the role of Steve Urkel in Family Matters in 1989. From a one-time guest appearance, he became a regular cast member of the show when the audience instantly loved his character. When the show ended in 1998, he again reprised his role in the 2019 series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
After Family Matters came to an end, Jaleel appeared in several movie and TV projects. He was part of the UPN series Grown-Ups. But not everything for him was fun and entertainment. He went to school and strived hard to finish his studies at UCLA and got a degree in film and television in 2001. With his talent and knowledge, he now has $10 million net worth.
ROBERT DE NIRO—EST. $350 MILLION
Robert De Niro’s childhood life is quite free, but also relatively lonely, he is more addicted to books.Robert De Niro participated in the audition of the classic film godfather in 1972. Unfortunately, he lost the audition, but he left a deep impression on the director. Fortunately, Robert De Niro started a big turning point in his acting career. He became famous for his Bang The Drum Slowly and Mean Streets.
“You talkin’ to me?” Uh, no, Robert; we aren’t. But we’re definitely talkin’ about you. Because compared to your colleagues in Hollywood, you seem so inordinately inclined to snag an Oscar-worthy role or two, which might explain your wealth. And Mr. Deniro isn’t just an actor, mind you—despite that he is known to be one of the best actors—he’s also a secret (or not so secret, actually) hotelier. Indeed, the man who played a young Don Corleone owns a part of Nobu, the large hotel chain he’s been putting some investment money into since 2009.
BILL COSBY—EST. $400 MILLION
Bill Cosby is an TV star,American comedian and producer. At the height of his performance, he was the highest paid television actor in the world. The basic salary for the show is $1 million per episode. Everyone knows Bill Cosby for being a stand-up comedian. However, he is also famous for being an actor and author. He started his stand-up comedic career in the 1960s, and it was a great success. He ended up having his own shows, like I Spy and The Bill Cosby Show.
In the 1970s, he started making an investment on his own project, doing the animated comedy TV series, Fat Albert and the Cosby. As expected, it was equally successful. He also starred half a dozen films. A little later, he just only occasionally returned to doing movies. With everything he does, he managed to amass $400 million net worth.
MEL GIBSON—EST. $425 MILLION
In 1977, when Gibson was a student, he starred in the film Summer City and then played the leading role in the film Mad Max (1979). Gibson also became one of the main characters of Gallipoli (1981) which earned Gibson another Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute because of his excellent acting skills.
Mel Gibson had been landing hit after hit in the past, with roles in such films as Mad Max and Lethal Weapon. He’s been involved with quite a few scandals recently, which resulted in his reputation and bankability in Hollywood taking a plunge, but we have no doubt that the man’s army of lawyers will successfully extricate him from all his troubles soon enough, and we’ll be seeing more and more of him on the big screen in no time. Of course, not that he needs it, given his sizable fortune, in no small part because of the many investments he’s made throughout the years. But, yeah, we kind of miss his goofy long-haired Lethal Weapon days.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER—EST. $1.2 BILLION
Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in Kensington, London on March 22, 1948. As a child, Lloyd Webber showed his amazing musical talent. In his childhood, he played the piano, Violin and horn, and began to compose music for himself.He won a scholarship at Westminster School to study history at Magdalen College, Oxford University. Before finishing his course, Webber decided to turn his interest to musical theater.
Who would have thought that anyone could reach billionaire status from Broadway? Well, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s existence is all anyone needs to prove there’s more than just big bucks from West End and Broadway. The composer and impresario, who’s received a knighthood from the Queen herself for his contributions to the arts, has several West End and Broadway shows that have been running for decades—and which have been lining up his pockets in the same amount of time. No wonder he’s a billionaire! He probably has enough investment money to live comfortably in retirement.
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN—EST. $180M
Born on July 30, 1970, Christopher Nolan is a director, screenwriter and producer. As a child, he was deeply infatuated with A Space Odyssey and Star Wars. Inspired by his interest, he tried to create a short film with his father’s camera. When he was in college, he chose literature to improve himself.
A Nolan film is, to some degree, like a journey through the mind. If you don’t believe me, consider that the man directed Memento and Inception, two of the most existentially mind-bending, non-linear films of the century. He directed a Batman film—actually, he directed more than one Batman film—which some might think to be camp, in no small part because of George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell’s poisoning of the well. But his Batman films were dark, gritty, and Nolan-esque—they certainly shouldn’t be compared to Joel Schumacher’s schlocky and sorry excuse of a Batman movie.
AZIZ ANSARI—EST. $18 MILLION
Aziz Ansari was born on February 23, 1983 in Columbia, South Carolina, to parents who were doctors. But Aziz Ansari chose marketing when he went to college. Obviously, he was full of yearning and passion for comedy. During his college years, he performed stand up comedy in public many times.
Aziz Ansari is primarily known for being involved with the hit show Parks and Recreation and Netflix’s Master of None, but he’s been flooring the people with his stand-up routine since 2006 when he won Best Standup on HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival. And the $18-million net worth he’s sitting on is definitely well-deserved, considering the man is said to be a workhorse, and has, at one point in his career, simultaneously handled multiple minor roles for different shows on television. Well, now he’s reaping the rewards of all that hard work and is said to be collaborating with more than a few Hollywood bigwigs like Seth Rogen for the production of a new show.
CAMILA CABELLO—EST. $12 MILLION
Camilla Cabello, who hit it big as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, started as a contestant in The X Factor. She didn’t win, but someone had the bright idea to bring her in along with four other fellow contestants of the show to form the group Fifth Harmony. Cabello was clearly a fan favorite, so she pushed for a solo career, and was able to collaborate with other big musical artists like Shawn Mendez and Machine Gun Kelly, with whom her track “Bad Things” was able to rank number four on the Billboard top 100.
To her credit, she’s used her fame to bring attention to the need for children to have easy access to education and healthcare through her partnership with The Save the Children Fund. In addition, Camilla Cabello was chosen by the director as the hostess of Cinderella for her excellent appearance, which is expected to be released in 2021.
ALEC BALDWIN – EST. $65 MILLION
Alec Baldwin has been in the business since the 1980s. With a career spanning about 40 years, the Baldwin name, and a lot of television and movie projects, it is no surprise that he is now worth $65 million. Baldwin made several movies that made him an A-list star, like the 2004 Academy Award-winning film, The Aviator. After two years, he went on to do The Departed, which earned a whopping $289.8 million at the box office worldwide.
Some of his acting credits were Will & Grace, It’s Complicated, The Boss Baby, and the Mission: Impossible franchise. He then cemented his role in the comedy world on Tina Fey’s 30 Rock and his appearances on Saturday Night Live. Aledwin Baldwin is very concerned about philanthropy. In memory of his mother, he founded the Carol M. Baldwin cancer research fund. After that, he donated his $14 million endorsement salary to the foundation.
JILL ST.JOHN – EST. $12 MILLION
Jill St. John started acting at the tender age of six, but it was in the James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever, that she became a famous Hollywood figure. When she was young, she led the television movie A Christmas Carol and appeared on the television show Sandy Dreams. She was next seen on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
At the time, she had a million-dollar contract with 20th Century Fox and another seven-year contract with Universal Pictures. With all her hard work, she managed to amass a $12 million net worth. In case you don’t know, John also gets credits as a writer. In 1972, St. John moved to Aspen, Colorado, where she focused on developing her own interests. She loves cooking and publishes her recipes in the American Weekend journal. Besides, Jill St. John enjoys gardening, hiking, rafting and camping.
DAVE CHAPELLE—EST. $42 MILLION
David Chappelle was born in Washington, D.C., on August 24, 1973. His parents are professors, and David has loved Eddie Murphy since he was a child. Because of David’s humor, his family also believe that David will become a comedian when he grows up.
Widely considered to be the ‘Funniest Man on the Planet,’ Dave Chappelle, an actor, a stand-up comedian, and an all-around master of crowds, is worth $42 million. He could have been worth so much more, since he previously walked away from a $55-million deal to continue his hit show, Chappelle Show, for another season, but decided against it by taking a hiatus from celebrity life for a decade. And all that money Dave has is, to a huge degree, well-deserved, considering that comedians themselves will put Dave in their shortlist of funniest men. Trust us, the experiment had been done!
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN—EST. $500 MILLION
Bruce Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949 in Longco, New Jersey. His first album, released in 1972, has won a lot of praise, but its sales are not satisfactory. The same was true for his second album, but Bruce didn’t give up and spent six months making his third album, “born to run,” and it was a huge success.
“Down in the shadow of the penitentiary, out by the gas fires of the refinery.” Springsteen’s songs are indeed, deeply poetic. Legend has it that Bruce Springsteen, as a young kid, found himself immediately mesmerized by Elvis’s hip-rocking performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, that he became transfixed about becoming a rock star himself. Elvis set him on the path to rock and roll royalty, and the man went on to become one of the biggest musical acts in history, changing the landscape of the industry along the way as both a commercial and cultural phenomenon.
PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS– $2.5M
Philip Michael Thomas is an American retired actor and musician. He was born May 26, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio. In the University, he participated in the film audition, successfully won a role for himself and began his own acting career. Later, Philip Michael Thomas chose to drop out of school and study acting.
Thomas’ most famous role is that of detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first notable roles were in Coonskin and opposite Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. Philip Michael Thomas is an American actor who has a net worth of $2.5 million. Thomas’s music career was not smooth sailing. In 1985, Thomas released a music album called “living the my life”. Unfortunately, its sales are not good enough to attract wide public attention.In addition, few people know that Thomas is a vegetarian. He has good living habits. He neither smokes nor drinks.
JESSICA LANGE—EST. $15 MILLION
Jessica Lange entered the glitz and glam of Hollywood in 1976 when she famously starred in the blockbuster hit King Kong. Never mind that her role in the said film was panned by critics, because Jessica started making a fortune as she began accepting more roles that won her a stream of awards from the Oscars, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild. Some of the highest-grossing flicks credited to her are Tootsie in 1982, The Vow in 2012, and Rob Roy in 1995. Jessica, now 71, is the 13th actress in history to nab the Triple Crown of Acting and has plenty of humanitarian work.
She currently resides in an 1890s Victorian house in Minnesota, overlooking a terraced garden. Jessica Lange is not only an excellent actor, but also an excellent photographer. As an avid photographer, she has published four books on photography, exhibited her works at George Eastman Museum and won the first George Eastman Honor Award.
MICKEY ROURKE – $15 MILLION
Mickey Rourke was born in Schenectady, New York, on September 16, 1952. Even though he is an excellent boxer, he is also a powerful actor. Mickey Rourke started as a boxer but eventually joined in the entertainment business as an actor and later a screenwriter. He started working at a young age after relocating to Miami. At 12 years old, Rourke already had his first boxing match. From here, he began to train hard to hone his talents more at a gym. He then went head-to-head with the likes of Benvenuti and Luis Rodriguez.
He started his acting career when a friend dared him to audition for the play Deathwatch. With his undeniable talent, he got the part. So, he asked his sister for a $400 money loan to relocate to New York and enrolled in acting classes there. From then on, the rest was history, as he started to make an international name for himself.
CHUCK LORRE—EST. $800 MILLION
Chuck Lorre is an American writer, producer, composer and director. His multiple professional identities just show his amazing talent. In his sophomore year, he chose to drop out of school to write songs. He worked as a touring musician and songwriter for many years, and then turned his attention to the original soundtrack of TV. In addition, he wrote TV plays.
Chuck Lorre is the guy who brought us such television hits as Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory. Just consider that the people he’s paid to sashay onscreen were getting hundreds of thousands of dollars per episode—that’s how good his television shows were—and you won’t be surprised that the man is worth $200 million short of a billion dollars. You might also know him as the guy whom Charlie Sheen kept saying he was “winning” against. But, alas, if their net worth is any indication of who actually won between them, then it’s Lorre who won in the end.
JORDY NELSON—EST. $24 MILLION
Born on May 31, 1985, Jordy ray Nelson is considered by sports analysts to be one of the best catchers in the NFL. But few people knew that he loved farming and enjoyed the process.He once said in a reporter interview that doing farm work can make him a better NFL player.
Widely considered to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL during his stint with the league, Jordy Nelson, who first played for the Packers and then the Steelers throughout his storied career, has amassed a net worth of $24 million before announcing his retirement in 2017. Apparently, Jordy, to his credit, likes to work. And if it isn’t as a football player, it’s as a farmer, which he still works as on his family farm in Kansas following his retirement. For an interview with ESPN, Nelson shared that he works close to 12 hours a day on the farm.
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN—EST. $10 MILLION
Morgan used to love basketball when he was in college, but after a leg injury, he gave up his goal of becoming a professional basketball player. After that, he decided to pursue other interests. Fortunately, he found that he had the talent for acting and worked hard to achieve that goal.
Yes, it’s Negan from The Walking Dead, and he’s worth $10 million. While Dean Morgan isn’t exactly a huge star, he does have somewhat of a cult following, in no small part because of the success of The Walking Dead franchise. And, seriously, can anyone who has read the comic book on which the show was based really deny that Dean Morgan is perfect for the role? He did such an excellent job as Negan that people totally forgot he played a charming ex-lawyer in the hit television show The Good Wife just a year before.
BILL O’REILLY—EST. $85 MILLION
After earning his master’s degree in journalism and broadcasting from Boston University, Bill O’Reilly began his career as a journalist at WNEP-TV. In 1980, O’Reilly had his first show, 7:30 magazine, on WCSB-TV in New York, and was the host of the show. Bill O’Reilly, the controversial conservative host of the now-canceled talk show The O’Reilly Factor seems to have as many enemies as he has money. He’s also authored quite a number of books and was a journalist and political commentator since the 1970s, which explains the wealth he was able to amass.
He’s not as ubiquitous on TV as he once was, probably because of the many lawsuits that have been filed against him. One can also wonder how much bigger his net worth would be if he didn’t need to have his lawyers pay $50 million towards settling various lawsuits, like one report from the New York Times recently revealed.
DREW BARRYMORE—EST. $125 MILLION
Drew Barrymore, born in California on February 22, 1975, is an American actor, director and producer. In 1982, 6-year-old drew was appreciated by director Spielberg and played little girl Gerty in E.T. In 1999, Drew founded Flower Films, a film company, and participated in the production of Never Been Kissed. In 2000, she began to appear in the movie series Charlie’s Angels. Drew Barrymore was a star at six years old, and she’s had a pretty steady and successful career ever since, so it’s no wonder she’s been able to amass $125 million in that long span of time.
What many fans might find interesting is that Drew has a long and impressive Hollywood pedigree. Her grandfather, John Barrymore, was said to be one of the most acclaimed actors of his time. Drew is also said to have a substantial investment portfolio; she owns her own production company, a line of cosmetic products, a clothing line, and a range of wines.
JAMIE OLIVER—EST. $315 MILLION
Jamie grew up in a small village called Clavering in Essex. His parents run a bar called The Cricketers. Because of Jamie’s dyslexia, his school life was not very smooth and he could not graduate smoothly. There are a few celebrity chefs in the world whose name can evoke earnestness as well as Jamie Oliver. This was the guy who made a whole show about his attempts to persuade schools into serving their students with healthy meals, and who cried about it when they decidedly didn’t listen.
To be sure, it was a noble idea, and Oliver can be commended for trying. But, really, he needs to have thicker skin. In any case, it’s not just his shows that have been bringing in the bucks. As it happens, he’s made some very wise investment choices and owns more than a handful of restaurants around the world that have successfully been able to bank on his celebrity chef status.
K. ROWLING—EST. $1 BILLION
Here’s a lady who deserves every bit of money she’s made! Can you imagine that her billion-dollar idea was rejected more than a few times before some lucky publisher named Bloomsbury scooped it up, took a risk on it, and scored some gargantuan amount of money after? It’s probably the best investment they’ve made, like ever. Crazy, we know! She was jobless, penniless, and hopped from one cafe to the next to write Harry Potter, all while her daughter Jessica was sleeping on a pram beside her.
But as luck would have it, all her efforts paid off, and it paid off spectacularly so. JK Rowling is famous all over the world for her book Harry Potter. In the book, she creates a new magic world. She has earned billions of dollars in royalties so far in her film career, books and so on. In addition, JK Rowling also focused on philanthropy and donated at least $150 million to charities.
JENNIFER LOPEZ—EST. $400 MILLION
Jennifer Lopez, born in New York on July 24, 1969, is an American singer, actor, producer, fashion designer and businessman. Although her films don’t make more than $100 million at the box office in the United States, Lopez is still one of the highest paid female stars in Hollywood. Jenny from the block can buy a whole block (and, actually, a dozen other blocks) with her massive wealth. And, of course, nobody would be surprised she’s worth that much.
She’s been a staple in the music industry for decades, after all, and has sold more than 80 million records as well as 40 million albums worldwide. She’s also been involved with countless movies (granted, some of which were horrible) that have served to fatten her wallet even further. Lopez reportedly owns a production company, which by all accounts was a wise investment on her part, given that it has been continuously churning out shows to this day.
ANGELINA JOLIE—EST. $160 MILLION
She is an American movie superstar, famous actress, philanthropist, United Nations Children’s Goodwill Ambassador. Her parents named her “Julie” in the hope that she would grow into a “beautiful little angel”. In 2001, Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to UNCR to help Afghan refugees, which was highly praised by the UNCR. If there exists an award in the acting industry that’s worth mentioning, Angelina Jolie can probably be counted among its recipients.
She has won an astonishing number of awards, after all, which is why it’s no surprise that she’s so respected in the industry. While many will say she had it easy going through the door because she was born into Hollywood royalty (her father, Jon Voight, is an acclaimed actor himself), we would have to strenuously disagree. Anyone who has followed Jolie’s career will know that her talent is, to a huge degree, undeniable.
HOWARD STERN—EST. $650 Million
Howard Stern, born in New York on January 12, 1954, is an American screenwriter, producer, actor and director. He once wrote in the book that he suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder and was under active treatment. He’s dubbed himself the “King of all Media,” and while we don’t necessarily agree with that moniker, we have to give it to the man for popularizing the term shock jock, with his controversial personality and morally questionable radio show practices.
Not everyone likes the man’s style—he definitely had his iffy moments—but he’s been able to carve a niche for himself in the radio industry, and we suppose enough people do in fact like him, which is why he is as rich as he is. The man is no stranger to lawsuits, having been involved with quite a few. He’s lucky that he has $650 million to spend on a lawyer if he needs one.
ADAM SANDLER—EST. $420 MILLION
Adam Sandler, born on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, is an American actor. At the age of 17, he made his first stage performance at a comedy club in Boston. Sandler found that he could easily make the audience laugh back and forth, so he decided to become a comedian who can make everyone laugh.
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Adam Sandler certainly did well for himself by founding a production company, Happy Madison Productions, to handle all his films. His net worth wouldn’t be as big as it is if he didn’t have the foresight to make this investment. After all, because of his production company, he’s able to keep much of the earnings of his film in-house. Happy Madison Productions also just closed a deal with Netflix to produce a couple of films, so we can expect Sandler’s net worth to increase even further.
ROGER FEDERER—EST. $900 MILLION
Roger Federer was born in Switzerland on August 8, 1981. He is a Swiss male professional tennis player. He is famous for his comprehensive and stable skills and gentleman elegant image. Many critics, active and retired players think Federer is one of the greatest players in history. Federer is not only successful in tennis, but also active in charity and business.
It’s being reported that this 2020 will be fantastic for Roger Federer. You know why? Because he’ll be the first billionaire tennis player on the planet. Yeah, you heard that right; his net worth had been reported by some sites as being in the $450 million range, but that doesn’t include his sponsorship deals, which to his credit, he has in abundance, as one of the best tennis players on the planet. His Uniqlo deal alone is said to be worth $300 million. So, yeah, it’s pretty nice to be Roger Federer!
MARK WAHLBERG—EST. $255 MILLION
It might be interesting for people to know that Mark Wahlberg was once charged with attempted murder, and was sentenced to two years in jail because he pled guilty to the smaller charge of assault. But the man, to his credit, was able to move away from his violent and criminal past and become one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood.
Mark’s parents divorced at the age of 11, and his mother’s neglect of care affected his studies. At the age of 14, he dropped out of school and became a bad boy. He often committed crimes against the law. After living in prison, he began to mature. The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation was founded in May 2001. His life outside of Hollywood is colorful, too; he and big brothers Donnie and Paul started a burger chain, aptly called Wahlburgers, which now operates in 29 locations across the US and Canada.
DENZEL WASHINGTON—EST. $220 Million
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, film director and film producer. He won the best actor award at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002 for his excellent performance in the 2001 film Training Day. If we had a dollar every time someone mentioned the name Denzel Washington after being asked about their shortlist of best actors in Hollywood, we’d probably be in this ‘richest’ list already.
Just kidding, that would mean that we’ve heard more than a hundred million people say it, which would be impossible. In any case—and before we go off on another weird tangent—Denzel is, and will always be, one of the best actors in Hollywood. So, it is of absolutely no wonder that the man is on this list. Indeed, with a face and with talent like his, you’d probably be able to maintain a great credit score with your successful career.
JULIA ROBERTS—EST. $200 MILLION
Julia Roberts, born in Georgia on October 28, 1967, is an American actress and producer. At the age of 17, she came to New York with her sister and began her modeling career. In 1986, she played her first role in the film blood red, though only in the background. Multi-awarded pretty woman, Julia Roberts, who apparently loves to eat, pray and love, and who famously starred in the hit movie Pretty Woman, is not just pretty.
She’s rich, too. I mean, of course, she is; she’s a Hollywood A-lister who starred in more movies than we have fingers to count them with, after all. She’s so popular, she probably doesn’t even need to show her ID when using her credit card because her face is well-known. Interestingly enough, Julia is a practicing Hindu and has named each of her children after Hindu Gods.
JAY Z—EST. $1 BILLION
Jay z’s childhood is full of gray, he grew up in a poor family, growing up in the process of contact with many bad things. But fortunately, the video that her mother gave him made him feel his love for hip-hop for the first time. It is because of his persistence and love for music that makes jay z finally go to the road of a musician.
Seriously, how much more winning can this guy have in life? He’s already bagged the hottest woman on the planet for his wife. Why is life so good to him and what has he done to deserve it all? Well, whatever the case may be, Jay Z made history by being the first—and so far, only—rapper to break the billion-dollar barrier. The man doesn’t just have a bunch of platinum records to his name, he has stakes in billion-dollar companies like Uber and has his own sports team, too.
VICTORIA BECKHAM—EST. $450 MILLION
As a child, Victoria Beckham was pushed out by her classmates because she went to school in Rolls Royce and wore all kinds of beautiful clothes. It had an impact on her life. After growing up, she became not only the wife of the football superstar, but also the famous fashion icon. She also successfully introduced perfume, jeans, sunglasses and many costumes.
Surely, Victoria Beckham’s colossal bank account wasn’t merely acquired by her from her short stint as a Spice Girl? If you guessed yes, then you’re right, because as it happens, Mrs. Beckham is an investment genius. She used her hard-won reputation as a style icon to launch her own fashion brand, through which she sells items that run the gamut from fashion bags to makeup. Indeed, her net worth combined with that of her husband puts the power couple at just a hundred million dollars short of entering the billionaire’s club.
SEAN COMBS, AKA P.DIDDY—EST. $855 Million
Diddy, an American rapper, music mogul and all-around crafty entrepreneur, is probably so good at making investments that even though his last studio album had been released more than a few years ago, he’s still filthy rich, being just a hundred and fifty million dollars short of entering the billionaire’s club. Puff diddy is a very business minded musician. In music, he created a new style of rap music. In addition, he also created musical images for artists such as Maria Kelly and Jennifer Lopez.
In terms of business operation, Diddy’s record company covers many business areas, such as records, brokerage and so on. His clothing brand has attracted many fashionable young people. He loves his over-the-top lifestyle, and it shows. From his cars, mansions, and yachts, there is much to envy about the life of P. Diddy—hell, he even walks around wearing a watch that’s more expensive than many peoples’ homes.
JASON MOMOA—EST. $14 MILLION
Most of Momoa’s roles are fierce, tall and short of wisdom, such as Conan and Khal Drogo. The 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian is starred by Jason Momoa. Compared with his predecessor Schwarzenegger, although his body size is smaller, his beautiful muscles still show the mighty and heroic posture of a king. Known as the “new Schwarzenegger”, he showed his extraordinary skills and muscles in the action film Bullet to the Head.
Jason Momoa, who famously played the role of Khal Drogo in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, reportedly lived in a van while filming for the show because he had no money to pay for rent. He was said to have been so poor that he couldn’t even qualify for a loan. But the show, as anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave for the past few years will know, did so well—so extremely well—that Momoa, despite working on an ancillary role, was catapulted to fame. He eventually landed the role of Aquaman, and we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of him in the years to come.
JESSICA ALBA – EST. $350 MILLION
Jessica Alba was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California. As a teenager, Jessica Alba had to move with her family frequently because of her father’s work. This led to Jessica Alba’s lack of friends and poor grades. She often felt lonely. During this lonely time, she decided to be an actress.
Jessica Alba has no doubt made millions from her many roles in Hollywood, but a large part of her $350-million net worth is on account of the investment money she put into The Honest Company, an American consumer goods company she started with internet entrepreneur Christopher Gavigan. Interestingly enough, it was Alba’s many childhood illnesses that led her to create a company that offered children’s products which were both ‘eco-friendly’ and free from petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances. By October of 2017, the company’s reported value was just a shy short of a billion dollars.
PATRICK DEMPSEY—EST. $60 MILLION
Patrick abord was born and raised in Maine. He didn’t finish high school, in part because of dyslexia. At the age of 11, Patrick performed in a local troupe and participated in professional competitions, which developed his interest in drama. At the age of 17, he left his hometown for Los Angeles and got an interview to play torch song trilogy. Patrick Dempsey is of course known by many for playing Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy. Those of an older generation, however, will also know him for his breakout role in the film Can’t Buy Me Love.
Alas, the man is now worth $60 million, so he can, for all intents and purposes, buy anything he wishes. Dempsey reportedly got into a legal dispute with famous lawyer Michael Avenatti when both attempted to purchase Tully’s coffee. We’re not sure what happened there, but it was apparently so messy that on Tully’s Wikipedia page, Global Baristas ended up agreeing “to never operate a coffee chain, or any other food or beverage business, under the name again.” Yikes.
BRAD PITT—EST. $300 MILLION
Brad Pitt, born in Oklahoma on December 18, 1963, is an American film actor and producer. Brad Pitt graduated from high school and majored in advertising art design at the University of Missouri. When he was only two weeks away from graduation, he packed up everything and went to Hollywood to find his dream of becoming a movie star.
When the film Troy came out, people expected to see Helen of Troy as ‘the face that launched a thousand ships.’ Unfortunately, she was completely overshadowed by Achilles, who was played by Brad Pitt. Why? Because many say he was much prettier. And that seems to be the pattern in this man’s life, it seems to us. He’s just so impossibly good-looking that one can’t reasonably look at him and say he’s not worth every penny he has under his name. That being said, the investment money he put up to create Plan B Entertainment, the production company he co-founded with former sweetheart Jennifer Aniston, has been a cash cow for Pitt, too.
KATY PERRY—EST. $330 MILLION
After finishing GED, Kate chose to leave school to pursue her music dream. She signed a contract with red hill records and released her first record “Katy Hudson”. Unfortunately, the sales volume was not good and did not attract much attention. After that, she signed a contract with Capitol Records in 2007 and released her single “I married a girl” to become a real celebrity.
Katy Perry, who was catapulted to fame after the release of her song I Kissed a Girl in 2008, actually started her singing career long before that. Fans of Perry might be interested to know that she released an album way back in 2001, seven years before she was telling us about how much she likes kissing girls. It was a gospel album (she was the daughter of Pentecostal pastors) that pretty much flew under everyone’s radar. To her credit, she’s been able to steadily work her way up from her small-town roots and become one of the hottest musical acts on the planet.
JAMES PATTERSON—EST. $750 MILLION
James Brendan Patterson is a best-selling American novelist and philanthropist. After graduating from University, he worked in advertising, but after retirement, he chose to write novels. With his rich imagination and amazing literary skills, he quickly grew into a world-famous novelist. Since 1976, he has written 95 novels, and the sales volume of novels is among the highest in the world.
Few book authors have a name as recognizable as James Patterson. He’s been able to sell north of 300 million books worldwide, and he got the distinction of being the first author to have reached the 1 million mark in sales of electronic books. The man has been topping highest-paid authors lists for years, and with titles like Kiss the Girls and Along came a Spider under his belt—two books he’s written that have been adapted to the big screen—it is not a surprise that he’s managed to achieve the degree of success that he has.
CYNTHIA NIXON—EST. $60 MILLION
Cynthia Nixon was born in New York on April 9, 1966. As a child, she was influenced by her mother’s acting career and showed interest in acting. In 1978, with the help of her mother’s friend, Cynthia Nixon got her first official role in The Seven Wishes Of A Rich Kid. In 1980, Cynthia entered the film circle with her youth film Little Darlings. Who could forget about Cynthia Nixon? She’s played the role of Miranda Hobbes on HBO’s hit series Sex and the City (only one of the most iconic shows in the history of television!) for the duration of its six-year run.
She’s also reprised her role for the two film adaptations that followed. We’re sure Nixon’s total net worth has a lot to do with the salary per episode she’s received from HBO; we’re not sure how much it was, but given that Kim Cattrall was reportedly paid $350,000 per episode, there’s every reason to believe that Nixon was, to some degree, offered the same amount.
CHARLIZE THERON—EST. $130 MILLION
Charlize Theron, born in South Africa on August 7, 1975, is an American and South African film actress, model and producer. Charlize Theron started as a model and toured Europe when she was young. In 1997, however, she landed her breakout role. It was alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in the film The Devil’s Advocate.
She received multiple awards as well as critical acclaim for her role in the film Monster, where she played serial killer Aileen Wuornos. There were a few internet outlets that reported that Theron put some investment money toward bitcoin, which some have argued is where the bulk of her net worth had come from, but we’re here to tell you that that’s fake news. Theron made most of her money like every other Hollywood A-lister: by charging production studios millions of dollars in talent fees.
JESSICA BIEL—EST. $18 MILLION
Jessica Biel, born on March 3, 1982 in Erie, Minnesota, USA, is an American actor and model. As a child, she took singing lessons with her mother, which made Jessica want to be a movie star for the first time. You heard that right; Mrs. Timberlake is worth an estimated $18 million. Not bad, but surprisingly low for someone who’s been one of the most sought-after actresses since her appearance in the hit television series 7th Heaven. Maybe she needs a financial advisor?
Whatever the case may be, she’s still living life in the lap of luxury, given that her husband, Justin Timberlake, is worth a quarter of a billion dollars. So, yeah, it’s yachts, mansions, and the high life for this young couple. She has reportedly opened a restaurant for young kids, but it closed after two years of operation.
KATE HUDSON—EST. $80 MILLION
Kate Hudson, born in Los Angeles on April 19, 1979, is an American actress, director, producer and screenwriter. In 1996, she played her first role in the TV series Party of Five. In 1999, she attracted some public attention with her wonderful performance in 200 Cigarettes.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking; Kate Hudson must be that rich because of her Hollywood A-lister parents, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. But, come on; there was a time in the early 2000s when practically all the romance flicks had her in it. So, she definitely can be said to have earned her $80 million by herself. She’s also apparently got an eye for a good investment, too, as evidenced by the fact that the athletic-leisure company she started, Fabletics, now has 25 stores all across America. This means that Hudson is not just a great actress, but she’s also a fashion mogul.
BRUCE WILLIS—EST. $180 MILLION
Bruce Willis is not just the great actor we all know him to be, he’s also a producer and a singer. In 1988, Bruce Willie ushered in the most important work of his acting career. He played detective John McClane for the first time in the classic action movie Die Hard, which made a global box office of $137 million and opened up a new way of action movies.
Of course, we doubt he’s made much of his money from singing because according to a few of his critics, he isn’t quite the Springsteen he seems to think he is. In any case, the many movies he’s made—heck, just the many Die Hard movies he’s made—leaves little room to doubt that he deserves the $180 million in his bank account. The man clearly worked hard for all of it. The man also has a sizable investment portfolio, which includes a production company that’s been involved with most of his films since 2001.
ED SHEERAN—EST. $110 MILLION
Ed joined the church choir when he was four years old and later came into contact with the guitar. Ed began to learn to compose songs in high school, and then tried to write songs and compose music. Sheeran started recording music tapes in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to start his career.
This very talented singer was said to have bunked out with Jamie Foxx at one point when he was a relative unknown—actually, make that ‘total unknown.’ Foxx recalled that when Sheeran performed for him at his home studio, he was left blown away, saying to himself that this man will be the next big thing. And, Foxx was right, because Sheeran eventually went on to have all three of his albums rank number one in the charts pretty much as soon as they were released. Now, he probably doesn’t have to worry about bankruptcy, thanks to his successful career.
KRISTEN STEWART—EST. $70 MILLION
Kristen Stewart is one of the more successful child stars of our time, and indeed, is one of the child stars who have successfully bypassed the typical child-star trajectory of waning and fizzling out in Hollywood before adulthood. She’s played a variety of roles, from Jodie Foster’s daughter to the love interest of a sparkling vampire.
When it comes to Kristen Stewart, your first reaction must be the movie Twilight, in which Stewart plays the girl “Lsabella”, and Stewart gets more attention with the film. She’s basically been acting since she was nine years old, and it’s more than likely because her parents worked in the industry, but it was certainly the intense electricity and chemistry between her and fellow Twilight alum Robert Pattinson that turned her into a household name.
JACKIE CHAN—EST. $350 MILLION
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954. She is a Chinese actor, director, producer, screenwriter and singer. In 1995, it broke the box office record of foreign language films in North America with the film Rumble in the Bronx. In 1998, he starred in Rush Hour, which established Jackie Chan’s position in Hollywood.
Jackie Chan is probably the singularly most unique character in Hollywood. Legend has it that there isn’t a single bone in his body that hasn’t been broken at some point in his life, because he’s done so many films, and was his own stuntman for most. And, for us, there is simply no reason to doubt it—we’ve seen his movies, after all. We’ve also paused the movie during some of the action scenes, and we can confirm that it’s really him! His investment portfolio is quite huge, too, and consisted of not one, not two, but three production companies.
MICHAEL PHELPS—EST. $55 MILLION
Michael Phelps is the most outstanding all-round swimmer in the world. When he was 15 years old, Phelps rose up in the world. At that time, he became the youngest swimmer in the U.S. Olympic swimming team and won the fifth place in the 200 meter butterfly at the Sydney Olympic Games.
Michael Phelps is one of those rare gems in the sporting world. Indeed, there was a time when he seemed so utterly unbeatable that merely getting second place when he places first had already been considered a huge accomplishment. It’s no wonder many companies have gleefully parted with millions of dollars just to get him associated with their products, which is primarily what made Phelps as rich as he is. But Phelps net worth isn’t solely because of the many products he’s paid to endorse; the man’s got an investment portfolio as well, which includes a swimsuit company called MP.
JERRY SEINFELD—EST. $920 MILLION
Jerry Seinfeld is a famous American comedian. His representative work Seinfeld has been popular in the United States for nine years and won numerous awards including Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award. There exists an inside joke among comedians that one of Jerry Seinfeld’s many talents is that he can make a show about nothing. It’s not entirely true since his shows are about something. But it’s kind of true in the sense that they aren’t really about anything that can be said to be more than trivial.
I mean, think about it; his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is about, well, comedians getting into cars and getting coffee. Sure, a conversation ensues, and they are often interesting, but the show mostly features exactly what you get in the title. So, Seinfeld really deserves all the credit for making so much money out of shows that are, essentially, about nothing.
MARTHA STEWART—EST. $638 MILLION
Martha Stewart is clearly someone that deserves credit for being able to turn things around. And, boy, was she able to turn things around. She was incarcerated for 5 months for committing securities fraud, but was able to make a comeback right after—she returned to television, released a book, and launched a line of products under her brand.
After 30 years of hard work, Martha has become one of the most famous women in the business world in the United States. The household products enterprise named after her name, which she founded from scratch, is very famous in the United States. It’s pretty amazing what she was able to do just after what must have only been the worst few months of her life. With Martha’s rare mindset and work ethic, it’s no wonder she’s worth $638 million.
GEORGE LUCAS—EST. $5.5 BILLION
George Lucas, born on May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California, USA, is an American director, screenwriter and producer. In the 1950s, George Lucas was obsessed with racing. However, when James Dean died of a car accident, Lucas gave up his hobby of car racing. After that, he was admitted to the film department of the University of Southern California.
George Lucas was the man who created Star Wars, so it’s no surprise he’s worth $5.5 billion. If one considers how much he was paid in royalty fees alone for all the Star Wars merchandise that had been peddled in malls and online stores everywhere, it would seem as if the bigger question is why George Lucas isn’t worth more than that. He sold Star Wars to Disney for $4 billion in 2012, but had, to his credit, reportedly put much of the money he made from that deal into his philanthropic endeavors.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH—EST. $90 MILLION
Chris Hemsworth has two brothers who are actors, so the reason why he’s in this business doesn’t exclude the family factor. His acting career began with Australian TV programs, in which Chris Hemsworth was well trained. Chris Hemsworth, the actor from the Land Down Under, got his big break in Hollywood by playing Thor, the God of Thunder, for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Of course, he was already a star in Australia by then, having had a role in the hit television series Home and Away, but it was his stint as the God of Thunder that made him a household name all over the world. To his credit, Hemsworth has proven himself to be a versatile actor, who doesn’t shy away from playing second fiddle to other stars, too. He did it in Ghostbusters, and we’re sure we’ll see him in other roles in the future, where he’ll manage to keep his shirt on.
THE WEEKND—EST. $90 MILLION
The weeknd was born on February 16, 1990 in Toronto, Canada. As a child, he was accompanied by his grandmother. Since childhood, he has been exposed to a variety of music, such as rock, punk, hip-hop and so on, which laid the foundation for his future music development. Singer and songwriter Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, who is more popularly known as The Weekend (which is infinitely easier to pronounce) is worth $90 million.
Much of his success is because of rapper Drake, who, to a huge degree, raved about the man’s work to his fans and followers. He started on Youtube, releasing his work for free. This was what garnered him a lot of fans and, eventually, the attention of Drake. Now, though, he’s one of the most mainstream artists in the music industry, creating albums and collaborating with numerous other artists like Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and other popular artists.
TAYLOR SWIFT—EST. $360 MILLION
Taylor Swift was born in Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. Taylor Swift is not only a powerful singer with creative talent, but also an idol singer with beautiful appearance. Her music style inherits the traditional American country music, but also adds R & B, dance music, rock and roll and other fashion elements to the details. Taylor Swift, who’s been singing onstage and mesmerizing people ever since she was sixteen, is now worth $360 million.
Her songs are quite ubiquitous on the radio and online, and her popularity seems to be increasing, not least because of her feuding with other artists and producers, as well her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, that just came out. The young artist even beat Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, in the number of American Music Awards she was able to receive—she has 29, and Jackson has 24. If that doesn’t reveal the degree to which Taylor can easily wipe the floor with anyone who underestimates her, then we don’t know what will.
RIHANNA—EST. $260 MILLION
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in San Michael, Barbados. Rihanna chose to comfort her heart with music because of her poor family environment. With the help of American record producer Evan Rogers, she came to the United States to start her music career. All anyone who doubts the ubiquity of Rihanna as a musical artist needs to do is open the radio for a brief moment. Whoever does that is practically guaranteed to hear a Rihanna song at some point in that short span of time. Which is why Rihanna is so popular, and conversely, so rich.
She was ranked by Business Insider as the third-highest paid female musical performer in the world. And from 2018 to 2019 alone—merely a year!—she increased her net worth from $260 million to $600 million by partnering up with LVMH in the creation of her own makeup brand. If that doesn’t say she’s a master at investment planning then we don’t know what will.
JUSTIN BIEBER—EST. $285 MILLION
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in Ontario, Canada. Bieber has loved all kinds of musical instruments since childhood, such as piano, guitar and trumpet. Bieber came second in a singing competition when he was 12 years old. His mother posted a video of the show on YouTube so that family and friends could see it. Scooter Braun saw the video and convinced Bieber’s mother to take him to Atlanta to develop his music career.
Justin Bieber was roasted at Comedy Central in 2015, and he admitted he had $200 million in the bank. Well, that was 5 years ago, and now he has $285 million, which means he made another $85 million in 5 years. Not bad for someone who’s been discovered on Youtube at the age of thirteen. His career, of course, had its ups and downs, and many expected him to eventually implode or go the way of Lindsay Lohan, given how popular he’s become at such a short span of time. But, much to Bieber’s credit, he was able to weather the storm.
GARTH BROOKS – $400 MILLION
If you’re someone from outside the United States, then you’ve probably never heard of musician Garth Brooks. Garth is a country music singer and songwriter best known for his hit single If Tomorrow Never Comes. When Garth first started his career in the 1980s, he put a lot of time, effort, and investment into getting his debut album off the ground. Finally, in 1989, he released his very first album titled Hungry Years.
Since then, Garth has produced a total of 16 studio albums, two live albums, and three compilation albums. Garth is also known for being the other half of the famous country music singer, Trisha Yearwood. Together, the couple boasts a whopping $400 million net worth. Although the two share the same rights to their net worth, it is Garth’s royalties and projects that make up the majority of their fortune. However, this doesn’t mean that Trisha’s contribution is small and insignificant. The singer still racks in an estimated $100 million in net worth contribution.
GORDON RAMSAY – $220 MILLION
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay may be famous for his feisty temper and outrageous comments, but it undoubtedly helped him get to the top of the entertainment ladder. He started his TV career back in 1998 when he appeared in the British mini-series Boiling Point. Since then, he was able to cement his place in the British entertainment industry while gradually making his way into the American entertainment world.
In 2001, the blunt chef earned his first Michelin star and became an even more credible culinary master. While in America, Gordon was able to star as a host/mentor in culinary shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, Kitchen Nightmares, and more. Because of his massive success both in England and the United States, it is now being reported that Gordon is worth a whopping $220 million.We bet the majority of his fortune will go to culinary investments.
HUGH JACKMAN – $180 MILLION
Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, Australia. Australian actor Hugh Jackman has surely hit it big in Hollywood. The actor, who started his career as a theater actor in 1995, is now worth a whopping $180 million. Much of Hugh’s success can be attributed to a lot of his major acting credits, which include his iconic portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men Franchise, Van Helsing, Les Misérables, and most recently, The Greatest Showman.
The actor has always known that he would go into the industry of acting and has therefore made it a priority to hone his skills as early as high school. As a film actor, Hugh Jackman can boast being a Golden Globe Award recipient and an Academy Award nominee. Hugh is also a very accomplished Broadway actor with a prestigious Tony Award under his belt.
PARKER SCHNABEL – $8 MILLION
Parker Schnabel was born on July 22, 1994 in Haines, Alaska. When it comes to serendipitous success, reality TV star Parker Schnabel has indeed struck gold. The 26-year-old first rose to reality TV stardom back in 2010 when he was hired to star in Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush Atlanta or more popularly known as Gold Rush. The show centers around the Schnabel family’s gold mining business in a quiet town in Atlanta, Georgia.
While on the show, Parker made headlines when he decided to depart from the family business and start putting his investment money into his own company. Parker seems to have made the right decision as he is now reported to be worth around $8 million.Parker is only in the early stages of his career, so it’s most likely that we will hear more from him in the coming years.
Harvey Weinstein – Film Producer, $25 Million
Harvey Weinstein is a known film producer in the world of Hollywood. Along with his brother, Bob Weinstein, he co-founded the renowned entertainment company, Miramax, which is behind some of the most celebrated movies in the industry like Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. He has also made a significant investment when he put up his own film studio, The Weinstein Company. In 1993, Disney proposed to Weinstein to buy Miramax for $80 million. Weinstein agreed, but asked for leadership in the company.
Aside from being a famed producer, he is also an award-winning one. He bagged an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love and seven Tony Awards for doing other plays and musicals, such as The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County. With these feats and works, it is no surprise that Weinstein has amassed a $25 million net worth.
Reese Witherspoon – Actress, $200 Million
Seven year old Reese Witherspoon was chosen as a model for TV ads in florists, which inspired her to learn acting. So after graduating from Stanford University, she chose to engage in acting. Reese Witherspoon has caught the hearts of the many for her role as Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde movie series and Melanie Smooter in Sweet Home Alabama. She has made a lot of movies to her name, like Wild, Election, and Walk the Line, among others. The 44-year-old star also conquered the TV screens with her recent TV credits, Big Little Lies and The Morning Show.
Her excellent acting talent has never gone unnoticed, received different accolades from Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards, and Primetime Emmy Award. Reese has been hailed as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2019. Outside of the entertainment business, she has her own clothing line, Draper James, and owns a media company called Hello Sunshine. Today, she is worth $200 million.
Kendall Jenner – Model, $45 Million
Kendall Jenner rose to prominence as a member of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan and their long-running reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. However, she was able to make a name for herself as one of today’s most sought-after models. She started modeling at the tender age of 14. After a few years, she became one of the world’s highest-paid models, proving hard work really pays off.
And just like her famous and wealthy family, she also has millions in both cash and investments to her name. Today, she is worth $45 million. Among her sisters, Kendall is the only one who pursues a modeling career. She makes it her profession, focusing on her catwalk on a full-time basis. Kendall has been the ambassador of many luxury brands globally, and fans will continue to see her on the cover of posh magazines.
BEYONCÉ—EST. $400 Million
There is no doubt that Beyonce is an excellent singer. She has won many awards. But besides singing, Beyonce is a very creative fashion designer and investor. She and her mother co founded House of Dreon,which is a women’s clothing brand and owned Uber’s $9 million stock.
Beyoncé would be a billionaire already if her net worth was combined with that of her husband Jay Z. But, yeah, if we made it such that this list required assuming each individual’s net worth, then it would leave her a few hundred million dollars short of qualifying for the billionaire’s club. But her net worth is still more money than the average person knows what to do with. With her raw talent, did anyone who’s been able to follow Beyoncé’s career from her Destiny’s Child days even really doubt that this was where the star would be in after a few years? Because we certainly did not.
PATRICK DUFFY – EST. $14 MILLION
Duffy was born in Montana in 1949 and graduated from the University of Washington in 1971 with a degree in drama. Later, Duffy moved to Los Angeles and began to change his identity as an actor. Patrick Duffy’s rise to stardom began when he joined the long-running CBS primetime soap opera Dallas. He played the role of Bobby Ewing at the time, which was considered his most prominent character. When the show ended, Patrick went on to lead the 1990s series Step by Step. As he continuously conquered the small screen, he managed to amass a net worth of $14 million.
Duffy’s most significant break came in the 1976 science fiction series Man From Atlantis. He also worked with Suzanne Somers on Step by Step, which ran from 1991 to 1998. In total, it had seven seasons, airing 160 episodes. The series was part of the TGIF lineup and became a staple of syndicated television. Aside from getting acting credits from it, he also directed 49 of its episodes.
JAMIE FOXX – EST. $100 MILLION
Jamie Foxx’s life experience is wonderful, of course, which is related to his efforts and talent. Foxx’s inborn sense of humor made his comedy career a success. Jamie Foxx started in the business by doing stand-up comedy in 1989. His colorful career in the entertainment industry began when he joined the comedy TV series In Living Color in 1991. After a year, his debut movie came with the fantasy comedy Toys. Beyond acting, Foxx also ventured into the music scene. He released his debut album, Peep This, in 1994.
His most notable acting role came in the 1999’s Any Given Sunday. He also had his own TV show, The Jamie Foxx Show, in 1996. His star continuously shined as he dropped two new albums, featuring the best and the brightest rappers, like Kanye West, T-Pain, and Fabolous. His movie credits also included high-profile and high-budgeted films like Miami Voce, Rio, Django Unchained, and many more. Today, he is worth $100 million.
CORDE BROADUS – $140 MILLION
He may only be 26 years old, but Corde Broadus already has a $140 million net worth. In case you don’t know, Corde is one of Snoop Dogg’s son, so it is no surprise that he has a huge fortune to his name. Contrary to popular belief, though, the money Corde has doesn’t come from his dad at all.
Corde has been making a name for himself in the entertainment world. Compared to his father, he chose to be a model and rapper, trying to deviate from the path of Snoop’s successful musical career. He is best known for appearing in the 2012 movie, We the Part, and his dad’s Drop It Like It’s Hot music video with Pharrell Williams. With his hard work and probably the good advice of a financial advisor, the young artist has saved an enormous fortune.
FANTASIA BARRINO – EST. $3 MILLION
Fantasia barrino was born on June 30, 1984 in North Carolina, USA. Fantasia Barrino is a product of the reality singing competition series American Idol. She had a humble beginning but managed to turn her world around with her successful career. Today, Barrino is worth $3 million. She is an overnight sensation, thanks to her incredible singing prowess. She has made a lot of music, dropping hit after hit, turning her records gold and platinum.
The power singer has also been nominated for several Grammy awards and even made it on Broadway. Now that Barrino has made her dreams come true, she still hopes she can continuously perform until she is in her 70s. She will surely use her voice as insurance to soar up high in the music scene consistently. After all the hardships she went through to reach the top, Barrino does not mind continuing the hustle.