The World’s Richest Celebrities
From sports stars to the stars of the Hollywood screen, celebrities are well known for being part of the rich elite. In fact, it may surprise you just how much the richest celebrities make in exchange for their talents. It’s a tough road to the big leagues but here are a few of the lucky ones who make it onto the world’s richest celebrities list:
George Lucas $5.4 billion
Famous filmmaker and entrepreneur, George Lucas is top of the richest celebrities list! You might know him as the man who created the Star Wars and Indian Jones franchises. He also founded Lucasfilm, LucasArts, and Industrial Light and Magic. Part of his wealth includes selling Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company for $4.1 billion in 2012.
Steven Spielberg $3.7 billion
Another American filmmaker and considered one of the pioneers of the New Hollywood era. He is one of the most famous directors and filmmakers in the world. Shooting to fame in 1975 with the launch of Jaws, he has since been a part of some of the biggest movies successes such as E.T, the Jurassic Park films, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me if You Can, Ready Player One, and The BFG.
Oprah Winfrey $2.8 billion
A household name, Oprah is one of very few self-made billionaire women in the world. She is a media executive, actress, television producer and philanthropist made most famous by her world famous talk show. She recently increased her fortune by investing in Weight Watchers.
Michael Jordon $1.7 billion
Obviously well-known for his professional basketball career, Michael Jordon actually found his way onto this list thanks to his sneaker brand and his 90% stake in the Charlotte Hornets. The team alone is valued at $800 million.
Jay-Z $1 billion
A recent addition to the billionaire family, Jay-Z is the first hip-hop artist to reach billionaire status. Most of his billions comes from Roc Nation, his entertainment company. He’s also an investor in Jetsmarter, Armand de Brignac champage, D’Usse cognac, and signed a $200 million deal with Live Nation not so long ago.
David Copperfield $1 billion
Who would’ve thought an illusionist would be on the list! Copperfield owes his wealth not only to his magic, but also to a keen business mind. He owns 11 islands in the Bahamas with an ultra-exclusive resort, he owns the largest collection of magic memorabilia worth $500 million, and of course his earning of $60 – $80 million per year helps a bit.
Kylie Jenner $900 million
If you don’t know who this is then you’ve been living under a rock – which might not be a bad thing. Part of the Kardashian tribe, Kylie is one of the youngest self-made millionaires at just 21 years old. Her Kylie Cosmetics brand has raked in roughly $630 million since its launch in 2016. We wonder if she’ll be climbing up the richest celebrities list to self-made billionaire status.
America is home to some 400 billionaires and plenty of wealthy celebs worth millions but we’ll leave the list there for now!
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