These celebs are truly dedicated to their profession, and stay up late practicing their lines, or work for months on just one song so we can bounce our heads up and down to the beat. No wonder they have some of the highest net worths of them all. Some of these numbers just may surprise you.
Stacy Keibler – $4.5 million
The gorgeous former professional wrestler has many reasons to smile over. She’s not only one of the most famous and successful WWE female wrestlers, bus she’s also in the acting business, and she even does some modeling.
Since her retirement, she’s appeared on the show Samurai Girl as well as on the second season of Dancing with the Stars. She’s probably mostly famous for publicly dating one of Hollywood’s finest men, George Clooney, for a few years.
Torrie Wilson – $5 million
The stunning former WWE professional wrestler has a whopping $5 million that she earned not only from the time that she was a participant in the wrestling world, but also from her days as a model and an actress.
She was also very much into fitness contests and she even won the 1998 Miss Galaxy competition. Before she turned to the WWE, she was part of the World Championship Wrestling where she went by the name Samantha.
Pamela Anderson – $12 million
Pam is famous for her role in Baywatch. She has gone through a lot in her career and her personal life, to say the least.
Today, Pamela is much more tame than she was in her youth and is focused on her philanthropic side. She is an activist for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Her most recent project is reviving her 90s Baywatch character of C.J. Parker in the new Baywatch film.
Amanda Bynes – $4 million
Amanda has hit some rough times in the last few years, having her mental health come into question. But before the dramatic turn for the questionable, Amanda was a force to be reckoned with in the teen genre of Hollywood.
Bynes started in a comedic role in All That, and The Amanda Show, and later moved to more age appropriate (for her) films like, What a Girl Wants, She’s the Man, Hairspray, and Easy A. Her comedic timing is always impeccable, and we hope she makes a swift return to the screen so we can all enjoy her work again.
Milo Ventimiglia – $12 million
Milo’s breakout role was playing Jess Mariano on the super successful series, Gilmore Girls. He’s been on a multitude of other shows as a guest star, and in 2016 he was cast as one of the male leads on NBC’s This Is Us. He also reprised his role as Jess on the Gilmore Girls revival season.
Without a doubt, Milo’s acting skills have only gotten better over the years (as did his looks), so we can only imagine where this guy can go.
Dog the Bounty Hunter – $6 million
Best known for his TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog has been tracking down wanted fugitives for years and has been documenting his methods on his long running show.
Interestingly, he was a bail bondsman when he was in his friend’s car and his friend shot and killed someone. Dog served 18 months of a five year long sentence, but it was in jail that he learned about the art of bounty hunting.
Alexis Bledel – $9 million
Just like Milo Ventimiglia, Alexis Bledel got her big break on Gilmore Girls. The blue-eyed beauty played the leading role of Rory Gilmore, the young book worm with the young and fast-paced mom.
After Gilmore Girls, Alexis continued her acting career with films like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sin City, Tuck Everlasting, and Post Grad. She also reprised her role as Rory in 2016 with the Gilmore Girls revival season.
Nadya Suleman (Octomom) – -$1 million
Once the spotlight went dark for Nadya Suleman, it’s thought that her net worth took a bit of a tumble.
In fact, it was reported that Octomom actually filed for bankruptcy back in 2012, leaving her with a net worth of minus a million! However, the star (who now wants to be known as Natalie Suleman) said that once she killed off the Octomom image, offers for interviews and publicity started to fall back into her lap.
Robin Williams – $130 million
Before Robin Williams passed away, it was estimated that he had a net worth of approximately $130 million.
Although Williams had a long career and his films grossed over $5 billion collectively, he had a relatively low net worth due to the fact that he had to settle two high profile divorces. The actor was on the verge of bankruptcy when he passed on; however, he did set up a trust fund of $130 million for his three children. Each child reportedly got one third of the sum when they turned 21.
Rachael Ray – $60 million
Rachael Ray is a Jill of all trades; she is a cook, an author, a businesswoman, a philanthropist, and a television personality.
She created the concept of “30-Minute Meals,” and taught courses where she created meals meant to be quick and easy to make, aiming to give guidance to people who have little time to cook. These courses became award-winning television shows, which led to the publication of several cookbooks. She currently hosts a couple of television shows, and even dabbles in acting.
Amber Heard – $9 million
Before her very public drama with her now ex-husband, Johnny Depp, Amber was known more for her acting chops and long blonde hair than anything else.
Amber made her movie debut in the film Friday Night Lights, alongside Billy Bob Thorton, and continued her creds with Never Back Down, Pineapple Express, Drive Angry, 3 Days to Kill, and Aquaman. Now that things have calmed down for her on the personal end, we’ll probably see her more.
Melissa Rauch – $8 million
We all know Melissa from the show The Big Bang Theory. She played the squeaky-voiced Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz.
While on The Big Bang Theory, she made appearances in other shows, such as The Office, and True Blood. Her unique voice also has her very in demand for voice-over roles, like in film Ice Age: Collision Course.
Sarah Hyland – $14 million
Sarah got her impressive net worth from several film roles, but mainly from her insanely funny portrayal of ditzy teen Haley Dunphy, on Modern Family.
Sarah has quite an impressive list of credits to her name, landing roles in films like Spanglish, Date and Switch, and Struck By Lightning. Her television roles are the ones that are truly a laundry list long. She had roles in All My Children, Law and Order: SVU, Lipstick Jungle, and Hot in Cleveland, to name a few.
Amanda Seyfried – $10 million
If there ever was a triple threat, it would be Amanda Seyfried. The extremely talented actress is also an astounding singer.
Her roles in Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables were enough to mark Amanda for the big leagues. Her earlier roles in shows like Big Love and Veronica Mars prove that she can go from small screen to big screen in a blink of an eye. She is also really good at playing the dumb blonde, like her character Karen, in Mean Girls.
Tiger Woods – $1.5 billion
We knew there was money in sports, but we didn’t realize how much money is actually involved. Tiger Woods is one of the highest paid athletes of all time.
Apart from his mind blowing earnings from prize money, he also does many endorsements and takes money for making appearances in different events. Some of his assets include his Jupiter Island 20-acre property. He was married to former Swedish model Elin Nordegren, until his infamous infidelity scandal broke through, which pretty much ended their six year marriage.
Macaulay Culkin – $15 million
The early successes that Culkin enjoyed as a child did much more than just make him a household name. With success comes money, and Culkin has his fair share of it.
In fact, Culkin is worth an incredible $15 million! You might think these riches came from what he’s best known for – the original Home Alone film -, but you would be wrong. He was actually only paid $100,000 for his first role as Kevin McCallister, but this was upped to $4.5 million for Home Alone 2.
Megyn Kelly – $30 million
Megyn Kelly is a well-known journalist, political commentator, and news anchor. She started gaining her fame and wealth in 2004 as she began hosting and commentating on the Fox News Channel.
In 2016 her impressive net worth was estimated to be around $15 million. In the beginning of December 2016, Kelly announced that after more than 12 years, she’d leaving FOX News and joining NBC. Although her NBC contract and salary weren’t officially disclosed, according to several sources the move upgraded her salary, and many believe that is the reason why her estimated net worth has grown so quickly.
Mandy Moore – $10 million
Unlike her fellow actors on this list, Mandy got her start in music. She released her debut single in 1999, and a few others thereafter.
Her singing career didn’t take off very much, but it was her acting that got her noticed. She played in films like The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember, and Because I Said So. She has also done some voice over work, such as voicing Rapunzel, in the animated film Tangled. These days she is getting a lot of praise for her leading role in NBC’s This Is Us.
Monica Lewinsky – $1.5 million
Even though people primarily known Monica Lewinsky because of one thing, fewer people know that, today, she speaks out against bullying. Although Monica denounces all forms of bullying, she particularly advocates against cyberbullies.
Monica has been hosted on various television talk shows so that she can promote her cause. Monica also has a Ted Talk about shame, and how it affects people. She just wants to make sure the internet is a safe place. Today, her net worth is around $1.5 million.
Lea Michele – $12 million
Lea is yet another beautiful woman who can act and sing. She got her breakout role in Glee, in 2009, but it was way before then that she started acting.
Lea got her start on the stage, where she played a young Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway (she was just 8 years old!). Since then though, Lea has starred on Glee and went on to the hit series, Scream Queens.
Chloe Grace Moretz – $12 million
Chloe may be young, but she got her start in acting at an even younger age. Her very first appearance on television was in 2004, when Chloe was just 7 years old on the series The Guardian.
The rest, as we say, is history. She didn’t stop acting for a moment since then. The now 22 year old has been in films like (500) Days of Summer, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie, If I Stay, The 5th Wave, and Clouds of Sils Maria. She went from appearances in things, to full on leading lady. The sky is the limit for the now-model (add that to her resume!).
Cher – $360 million
Cher has been a part of music, television, and film since the mid-1960s. She started out with Sonny Bono but went her own way after their divorce.
Today, Cher is worth $360 million thanks to a long list of hit albums, films, and awards for her efforts. One of her most recent projects is a Broadway musical about her that opened in December 2018. It only goes to show how successful Cher really is – they don’t do musicals about just anyone.
Ronda Rousey – $12 million
The Californian-born is the first judoka to ever win the World Judo Championship. In fact she was the first American woman to win a medal in judo, during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
She later turned to mixed martial arts and she even has a signature move named “armbar,” which helped her in defeating her opponents. Besides her professional career, she also does a lot of promotion work and brand endorsements, which give a nice boost to her net worth. No wonder so many people searched her name on Google, as she was once the third most searched human on the popular search engine.
Gigi Hadid – $19 million
Everywhere you look, you will somehow manage to find an image of Gigi Hadid. The gorgeous blonde is the successful daughter of former model Yolanda Foster, and real estate developer Mohamed Hadid.
Her millions stem from contracts with high-end fashion brands, like Tom Ford, Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Isabel Marant… shall we go on? Gigi has also been included in the heavenly (pardon the pun) numbers of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
Ray Rice – $14 million
Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens, has a net worth of $14 million. Rice was an all-star player who led the Ravens to the Superbowl Championship in 2012, but his football career was cut short in 2014 after he was arrested on third-degree assault charges.
A video of the encounter, where Rice violently assaulted his then-fiancee, was released shortly after the media reported the attack. His contract with the Ravens was terminated indefinitely but Rice and his fiancee reconciled. They’re now married with two children.
Lauren Graham- $15 million
Another Gilmore Girl for the win! Lauren played the (very) young mom, Lorelai, on the hit show. Her films creds include Sweet November, Bad Santa, The Pacifier, Because I Said So, and Evan Almighty.
Her television roles have had the same major influence on her career, like her major role in the show Parenthood. Lauren also reprised her role as Lorelai in the Gilmore Girls revival season.
Amy Schumer – $16 million
Funny woman Amy Schumer is just getting warmed up in Hollywood. Her no filter, sassy and down right dirty comedy are something that many people relate to, which is why she is so popular.
Her net worth is peanuts in comparison to the rest of the list, but we’re sure this is just the beginning for Amy, who has already branched out into film with her breakout role in Trainwreck, and the literature scene with her book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.
Rosario Dawson – $16 million
Rosario Dawson, who has a net worth of $16 million, is known for starring in hit film projects like Kids, Men in Black II, Clerks II, Rent, Sin City, Death Proof, Seven Pounds, Top Five, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
For her role in Rent, Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Actress and she took home the prestigious honor a second time for her performance in Top Five. The seasoned actress has played Night Nurse in five shows that are part of the Marvel Universe.
Lucy Liu – $16 million
First recognized for her role as Ling Woo on Ally McBeal, Lucy Liu has managed to bridge the gap between tv stardom and film fame.
Today, the actress’ net worth is $16 million, no a doubt a product of her impressive filmography that includes Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill, Chicago, and the Kung-Fu Panda franchise. She’s been nominated for a Primetime Emmy, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award. Liu starred as Joan Watson in the Sherlock-Holmes inspired series, Elementary.
Rebel Wilson – $16 million
Rebel hit Hollywood like the hilarious tornado that she is. The Australian native was introduced to the American public with her role in the comedy Bridesmaids.
She continued her winning streak with films like This Means War, Struck by Lightning, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, the hilarious Pitch Perfect films, and her latest, The Hustle. Rebel is a funny girl with an attitude that everyone loves.
Liam Hemsworth – $26 million
Liam comes from an acting family, and a beautiful one at that (his brother is the equally impressive looking, Chris Hemsworth).
The Australian heartthrob got his US breakout role in the film The Last Song, alongside Miley Cyrus. He went on to impress us with his acting skills in films like The Hunger Games franchise, Love and Honor, The Dressmaker, Independence Day: Resurgence, and The Duel.
Kristen Bell – $20 million
Kristen got noticed as the nosey, yet brilliant, Veronica Mars. She did some more television gigs (like her stint on the short-lived hit, Heroes) before shifting her focus to film.
She’s been in films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, When In Rome, You Again, and The Boss. She also did the voice work for Princess Anna on the uber successful animated films Frozen and Frozen 2. Kristen has proven that her $20 million net worth was very much earned.
Zac Efron – $24 million
The young actor rose to fame and stepped into the young Hollywood scene when he got the role of Troy Bolton, the high school hunk on the musical movie, High School Musical.
The movie was an instant hit and Efron became an idol for millions of girls around the country and around the world. For a while he was dating his co-star and a star for herself, Vanessa Hudgens. Efron continued to appear on the big screen where he played in movies like 17 Again, New Year’s Eve, and Baywatch.
Kate Upton – $20 million
Drool-worthy model Kate Upton got noticed when she was featured on Sports Illustrated back in 2011. She went on to be the cover girl for the magazine in 2012, 2013, and 2017.
She has made a slight transition into acting, playing in films like Tower Heist and The Other Woman, alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. Kate won herself Model of the Year in 2013 and People Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2014; not too shabby.
Christian Slater – $30 million
Many may not remember this, but the actor made his big film debut in the ’80s when he played on the film The Legend of Billie Jean.
He later starred alongside Sean Connery in In the Name of the Rose and later in the ’90s he basically landed one romantic role after the other, making him a true idol. He also has an impressive career on the small screen, which is exactly why he deserves every penny of his $30 million net worth. Despite his somewhat bad reputation, Slater will always be remembered as a ’90s hunk.
Chrissy Metz – $7 million
The This Is Us star rose to fame after being cast as Kate on the hit tear-jerking show, but her way to the top wasn’t easy at all.
Struggling to make it in the acting world, she had to stay on her friends’ couches with only a few dollars in her bank account. Now she’s a rising star making a big salary, but most importantly, she’s still down to earth. Having struggled with her weight, just like her character on the show, she believes in promoting messages of body positivity.
Carrie Fisher – $25 million
The Star Wars actress who passed away on December 27, 2016, gained her fame when she played the role of the legendary Princess Leia on the hit movie series Star Wars.
Fisher, who was always very private with her assets, had a net worth of $25 million, a result of the salaries she received for her legendary role as well as from her successful autobiographical novels that she released throughout her life. The primary beneficiary in her will is most likely her daughter, actress Billie Lourd, as Fisher was never married to Lourd’s father, Bryan. The beloved actress passed when she was only 60 years old, after she suffered from cardiac arrest.
Hilary Duff – $25 million
Hilary Duff will probably always be recognized for her role as Lizzy McGuire, which started as a teen sitcom and continued to a series of movies.
The Disney star is worth a whooping $25 million, which should make her happy despite the sweet actress stigma that she now has ever since the Lizzy McGuire sensation broke through. Duff tried to pursue a singing career as well but then she returned to her true passion, which is acting.
Stephanie McMahon – $45 million
There’s no wonder where the young McMahon got her love for the stage, after all, she is the daughter of Vince McMahon, the Chief Executive Officer of the WWE.
Her neat net worth of $45 million comes from her former wrestling days as well as her current job as the chief brand officer of the WWE. She is married to professional wrestler Triple H, with whom she has three children.
Colin Kaepernick – $20 million
Colin Kaepernick was originally supposed to play baseball on a baseball scholarship, but ended up changing his mind, deciding to play football for the University of Nevada.
Despite this, he was still offered a position on the Chicago Cubs! This Wisconsin native stuck with football however, and became quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He is currently worth approximately $20 million dollars. Not bad for a guy who switched sports like he switched majors!
The top Jersey Shore stars – $28 million
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Jennifer ‘JWoww’ Farley, and Paul DelVecchio (also known as Pauly D or DJ Pauly D) shot to fame on the reality television show Jersey Shore.
Snooki is worth $4 million, JWoww is worth $4 million, and Pauly D is worth $20 million (mostly thanks to his successful career as a DJ). The girls are often seen on red carpets and events together but are also very focused on being mothers to their young children.
Vanessa Williams – $28 million
Vanessa Williams became the first African-American Miss America in 1984, choosing to resign a few weeks before the end of her reign after a certain magazine chose to publish unauthorized images of her.
Following her time spent as Miss America, Williams released a string of hit albums and entered the world of acting. She’s starred in projects that include Soul Food, Ugly Betty, and Desperate Housewives.
Emma Stone – $30 million
The incomparable Emma Stone can be both funny and serious. Her acting method is so interchangeable that she uses her chameleon style to morph into any role.
She has played in films like The Amazing Spider-Man, Easy A, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Help, Birdman, and La La Land. Her net worth may stand at $30 million right now, but Emma is considered one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, so expect that number to go way up.
Mila Kunis – $65 million
When Mila Kunis was first cast on That 70’s Show, she probably never imagined that she would eventually marry her co-star Ashton Kutcher – who by the way was her first kiss as well!
Besides being married to one of the most successful stars in the world, and being the mother of their two children, Kunis is a great actress and gained her fame due to some amazing roles. One of her memorable appearances was in the comedy film Bad Moms, alongside Kristen Bell and Christina Applegate.
Chris Pratt – $40 million
The 40-year-old actor, who is looking very sharp and amazing, worked hard to get to where he is today, and even reportedly dropped 60 pounds in six months.
Being a bit of a curvy guy never stopped him from landing the roles he is known for on shows like Everwood and Parks and Recreation. Pratt married Anna Faris in 2009. The two actors met while filming Take Me Home Tonight two years earlier. They divorced in 2018, and he went on to marry Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019.
Chester Bennington – $30 million
Chester Bennington was the lead singer of possibly the most important rock group of the early 2000s, Linkin Park. He was also one of the songwriters of his band’s music.
He burst out onto the music scene with his band’s debut album Hybrid Theory, an album which soon went diamond. In fact, Linkin Park is among the best-selling bands of the 21st century. Bennington suffered from long term depression and took his own life in 2017.
Demi Lovato – $33 million
Lovato started her acting career way before her singing one, just like many famous singers do. She was on Barney & Friends and later moved on to the Disney Channel, scoring the lead in the movie Camp Rock.
Soon the young actress signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, which set the stage for her future success. Lovato’s net worth of $33 million is quite impressive considering she has just turned 27. She continued in the music arena when she was one of the X Factor mentors, earning $2 million per year.
Ryan Gosling – $60 million
Who can forget Ryan Gosling’s epic role on what is probably the most romantic film of all time, The Notebook? He won over Rachel McAdams’ heart when the two co-starred in the movie, and he won over every girl’s heart in America.
Gosling, who dated his co-star from The Notebook for a while, has been in a long-term relationship with actress Eva Mendes, with whom he has two daughters. He continues to melt our hearts with his romantic roles.
Louis C.K. – $25 million
Although if you see Louis C.K. on the street, you might think he’s just an average Joe living the simple life, he’s actually a multi millionaire and an extremely talented comedian.
He made his fortune from his iconic stand up performances and incredibly melancholic TV shows. Nowadays his net worth is estimated at $25 million, but it’s probably going to continue to get higher.
Ellen Pompeo – $40 million
When you have an entire show that runs for 15 seasons already based primarily on your character, there’s no wonder your net worth is an amazing $40 million.
When Pompeo first started acting on Grey’s Anatomy she earned $300,000 per episode, so you can only imagine her fat paycheck today. The popular show, which follows the lives of some good looking and very talented doctors, has changed the way people perceive medicine and definitely changed Pompeo’s life forever.
George Romero – $35 million
George Romero was nicknamed the father of the zombie film. He started out directing movies with zombies in them with his Dead series, including Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead.
He also directed The Ring and Dark Water. He sadly passed away from lung cancer in July 2017 at the age of 77. From all of his movies and a comic series he was working on, George Romero accrued a net worth of $35 million.
Dan Marino – $35 million
Dan Marino, the former quarterback who played seventeen seasons with the Miami Dolphins, is worth $35 million these days. Marino was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame back in 2005 for his contributions to the NFL.
Most recently, Marino has become an ambassador for the AARP. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife and six children. In 2013, the football legend admitted to fathering a child with a woman that was NOT his wife.
Ariana Grande – $50 million
According to the young singer’s net worth, you could think that she has decades of experience and a rich music career, but Ariana Grande’s singing career broke through just a few years ago and she soon became a grand name in every teen household.
It took a few years for Grande to turn to the music industry. She started her professional career on Broadway and then on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, when she played the role of Cat Valentine. The show only lasted for four seasons.
Joel Osteen – $40 million
Now that’s one amazing combination you don’t see every day: a good looking, rich pastor who has nothing but positive things to say.
Osteen, apart from being a motivational speaker, is a best-selling author and pretty much an international sensation. Just his book sales alone generated over $50 million. Before he became a pastor and later a famous pastor, Osteen had reportedly had a fear of speaking in public. That didn’t stop him, though, and today he is worth a whopping amount of $40 million.
Susan Boyle – $40 million
We absolutely love the Cinderella story of Susan Boyle. Before her beautiful voice and charming personality were discovered in Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, this 58-year-old Scottish singer was working in a kitchen for a minimum wage.
But after Simon Cowell and the world heard her singing I Dreamed a Dream, everything changed. She released her first album a few months later and instantly became a huge success. Today, her net worth is estimated at $40 million, and she is definitely going to become much richer very soon.
Kaley Cuoco – $55 million
Another Big Bang blonde beauty to enter our list is the comedy star Kaley Cuoco, who kept us entertained for many years on The Big Bang Theory alongside her fabulous co-stars.
The actress did so well on the show that by it ends, she was earning a whopping $1 million for each funny episode. The 34-year-old dated her co-star Johnny Galecki for a while. She then married tennis player Ryan Sweeting, but they separated after three years. She’s now married to equestrian Karl Cook.
Alyssa Milano – $10 million
Forever and always Milano will be Tony Danza’s cheeky daughter from Who’s The Boss and she will always be one of our favorite ’80s child stars.
The star’s net worth is probably due to her impressive record of appearances both on the small and on the big screen. Her most famous work includes shows like Insatiable, Charmed, Mistresses, and a more nostalgic one – the unforgettable, scandalous Melrose Place. Milano has two children – a son and a daughter.
Selena Gomez – $60 million
There is just something about these people who started their career as young actresses, maybe they figured out the right formula to become filthy rich.
Just like her fellow female artist Demi Lovato, the 27-year-old first became famous when she appeared on Barney & Friends and later on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, for which she earned $30,000 for each episode. The young singer is also very famous for having had an on and off relationship with Justin Bieber until the two finally called it quits in 2014.
Judge Judy – $420 million
Judge Judy is one of the world’s top 10 richest reality tv stars with a net worth of $420 million. As of 2010, the reality judge was pulling in an annual income of $ $6,396,000 per year.
Judy has been running the Daytime Emmy Award winning show since 1996 and is set to continue making an estimated $150,000 per episode. Judge Judy currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest-serving judge in courtroom programming history.
Melissa McCarthy – $70 million
We just can’t get enough of the hilarious actress and we couldn’t be more thankful for Hollywood’s latest trend of not being afraid to show a curvy actress as a leading one.
The comic star, who had her big break when she played Lauren Graham’s best on-screen friend, Sookie, is now one of the biggest stars in Hollywood with movies like Bridesmaids, Tammy, and Spy under her sleeve. McCarthy is also looking incredible these days after she lost an astonishing 75 pounds.
Johnny Galecki – $50 million
Not too far from his co-star Kaley Cuoco, we can find the nerdy physician from the hit series, The Big Bang Theory.
The leading star, apart from Cuoco of course, also made a whopping $1 million per episode – and that amount was incredible for the actor. The geeky star is nowhere near being geeky in real life, and his big screen roles were in movies such as Vanilla Sky, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. He’s also done some Broadway work.
Jeremy Clarkson – $25 million
The opinionated British journalist and renowned writer, who is mostly known for hosting BBC’s Top Gear, has a net worth of $25 million.
This whopping amount is due to his annual salary of $4 million as well as receiving a decent percentage of the successful show’s rights and merchandise sales. The famous columnist has quite a few assets, including a multi-million dollar home in Oxfordshire, eight luxury cars, and a lighthouse. It seems like Clarkson chose wisely when he decided to cover the automotive industry.
Natalie Portman – $60 million
The gorgeous Academy Award winner started her career when she was only 13, and that was the time that she also rose to fame with the movie Leon: The Professional, alongside the legendary actor Jean Reno.
The actress is 38 years old and what we love most about her is that she can play numerous roles, from comedy to romantic to drama, making her a dynamic actress. She married choreographer Benjamin Millepied in 2012 and they have two children together.
Adam Levine – $90 million
The dapper singer who also has a very edgy side to him is not only enjoying a fabulous $90 million, but also leads a pretty wonderful life.
The actor and Maroon 5’s lead singer has dated more Victoria Secret models than anyone else until he finally married the one Angel who caught his heart, Behati Prinsloo, with whom he has two children. He was also one of the mentors of the hit musical show The Voice, where the audience could really sense his humorous side as well.
Britney Spears – $215 million
From starring as a child on the ultimate Mickey Mouse Club alongside Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling, the singer sure does it again and again with some of the most familiar pop songs of all time.
The artist did, however, have her fair share of ups and downs, personally and professionally, and that includes her marriage to Kevin Federline, with whom she has two sons. The singer does seem to come out of every bump stronger and more beautiful every time.
Jennifer Garner – $60 million
The impressive net worth of Jennifer Garner was carefully built for more than 20 years of her acting career starting back in 1995. Her first role was as Sasha in a TV movie called Zoya.
After that, Garner kept getting roles in many movies and TV shows. Her portrayal of Agent Sydney Bristow in the TV series Alias earned her numerous award nominations. She’s also been in films like 13 Going on 30, Juno, and The Invention of Lying.
Kim Cattrall – $60 million
She pretty much broke into our lives and bedrooms when she played the voluptuous and very open, to say the least, Samantha Jones, on HBO’s hit series SATC, that started in 1998.
Samantha Jones made talking about bedroom matters a normal thing with her Golden Globe winner role. Unlike her on-screen character, Cattrall has been married three times but did manage, however, to take on some of Samantha’s characteristics when she released a book about her and her latest husband’s private life.
Kelly Ripa – $100 million
Kelly Ripa began her career as an actress on the very popular soap opera “All My Children,” but her big break, which also made her very rich, was in 2001.
She was selected as a replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford in the popular daytime talk show then called Live with Regis and Kathie. After Regis’ retirement the show’s name was changed to “Live with Kelly” and Ripa’s annual salary was estimated at $20m. Her overall net worth is quite impressive and is estimated to be $100 million.
Larry the Cable Guy – $80 million
Daniel Lawrence Whitney, who is better known for carrying the stage name of Larry the Cable Guy, is a successful comedian, country singer, and actor who is part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
Larry’s net worth is estimated at $80 million. Apart from a very successful career as a funny man, the Cable Guy has also released seven albums and has starred in films related to his comedy club, including Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Witless Protection, and Delta Force. He has been married to Cara Whitney since 2005 and together they have two children.
Tim Allen – $80 million
Tim Allen’s professional acting career started when he was cast as the star on the ABC’s show, Home Improvement back in 1991.
The show ran until 1999 and by the time it ended, Allen was America’s most famous “handy man.” The funny man and former comedian continued to work in film – people will never forget his performance as Buzz Lightyear on the Toy Story movies. Since 2011, he plays the role of Mike Baxter in Last Man Standing.
Reba McEntire – $95 million
The country singer and songwriter has come a long way since her high school singing days and since she signed a contract with Mercury Records in 1975.
The “Queen of Country” has sold over 80 million records worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Her film debut was in 1990, when she starred in Tremors. The multi-award winner is also linked to singer Kelly Clarkson – she is Clarkson’s husband’s stepmother.
Howard Stern – $650 million
Howard Stern is the man behind the infamous radio show The Howard Stern Show. Since he was a little boy, Stern dreamed of being on the radio and it seems like his dream became a reality when at the peak of his career, he had over 20 million people listen to his morning show.
He is also the most fined radio personality due to his controversial content on air. Despite his radio career, Stern was also the host and producer of several talk shows. Till this day, he is one of the highest paid radio hosts of all time and was even inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jeff Foxworthy – $100 million
Funny man Jeff Foxworthy is also a member of the comedy company Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Foxworthy went to Georgia Tech, but he left school before graduating.
It took some time for the actor to find his inner comedian. In fact, his first job was as a computer person at IBM, where his colleagues encouraged him to turn to comedy after they realized how funny he was. Jeff had his own sitcom in the mid-nineties, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, and has released several comedy albums. His net worth is estimated at $100 million.
Caitlyn Jenner – $100 million
While she is breaking away from her old life as a man, it looks like the former Olympian champion is also breaking away from the Kardashian’s net worth and doing pretty well on her own.
Her history as an Olympian without a doubt contributed to her nice net worth, but it’s also the very high publicity she has received in the last few years due to her very open gender change. Some of Caitlyn’s famous kids include Kylie and Kendall Jenner who seem to be following their parents in terms of making it big time. Just to break it down to numbers, Jenner is even richer than ex-wife Kris Jenner – $40 million richer, in fact.
Bradley Cooper – $100 million
There is no doubt Bradley Cooper has it all. He is talented, funny, handsome, desired, and filthy rich. And when we say “rich” we mean rich (!).
The Hangover star has no less than $100 million dollar in his bank account, and most of it came from acting and endorsement deals. In case you were wondering, his ex-wife (and many would say a mythological ex-wife), actress Jennifer Esposito, has “only” $4 million.
Jesse James – $100 million
The reality TV star and host has built his bike empire, West Coast Choppers, in just ten years. His business includes a fashion line, a magazine, several shows, and fast food restaurants.
His show on the Discovery Channel, Monster Garage, was one of the highest paid shows on the channel. Jesse married his fourth wife, billionaire heiress Alexis DeJoria, in 2013, and he famously divorced Academy Award winner, Sandra Bullock.
Roger Moore – $110 million
Roger Moore was the third actor to play the world’s greatest secret agent, James Bond. He starred in seven of the movies between 1973 and 1985.
He continued performing in movies after he was replaced as James Bond, including in My Riviera, Boat World, and Spice World. He was also a very active philanthropist up until his death in 2017 from cancer, having worked extensively with UNICEF. He also worked with PETA, helping the organization get foie gras off the shelves of British grocery stores.
Angelina Jolie – $100 million
Angelina has been in a long list of movies, she’s even been the voice of Tigress in Kung Fu Panda. So it’s no surprise that the mega-star is worth a whopping $100 million.
Her role as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movies was enough to secure her much of that net worth. These days she uses part of her fortune to help those in need. She is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and has visited many war-torn countries to see for herself the damage done to people.
Gordon Ramsay – $190 million
World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay accrued his wealth through various ventures on top of cooking.
He owns a slew of five star restaurants and has starred in a plethora of reality TV shows such as “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and Master Chef. Known for his loud and at times offensive mouth, Ramsay is as much fun to watch on these reality shows as it is to watch him cooking. And let’s be real, his food is absolutely incredible.
John Travolta – $170 million
From Grease to Face Off, John Travolta has been in the public eye for over 40 years. And in 40 years, he accumulated a pretty nice nest egg for himself (and his family).
$170 million is no joke. These days, John is nursing his flying habit and spending much of his fortune on purchasing his own private planes and flying them all around the world. Now that’s what we call an expensive hobby.
Julia Roberts – $140 million
Julia Roberts, known as the girl with the million dollar smile, has left her mark on Hollywood. So much so that this pretty woman earned herself a cool $140 million.
Color us impressed. She can choose any film role she would like for herself, relying on her opinion of the script rather than the need for money like a lot of young Hollywood actresses. Everyone knows who Julia Roberts is, and that’s a heck of a statement.
Christopher Nolan – $180 million
When you’re the director behind such hits as the Batman movies, it’s no surprise you also hit a major payload. Christopher Nolan is worth $180 million, every penny earned.
His fortune is peanuts compared to the amount of money his movies made in the box office (hint: over $4.2 billion!). His name precedes him, making those fans of his out there go see any movie he makes, knowing they are going to enjoy the brilliance that is Christopher Nolan.
Denzel Washington – $220 million
The two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is one of the top African-American actors of all time.
His mega-watt smile and brilliant acting chops earned him $220 million. Remember Training Day or Malcolm X? How about Remember The Titans or American Gangster? Denzel has made so many award-winning films that it’s hard to keep track. His name can even any movie more credibility in Hollywood.
Wayne Gretzky – $200 million
After a successful, 20-year career playing in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky is sitting on a more than comfortable net worth of $200 million.
From 1989 until 1999, Gretzky became one of the greatest hockey players of all time, playing with the New York Rangers, the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, and the St. Louis Blues. Today, the Hockey Hall of Fame inductee works as a partner and vice-chairman of the Edmonton Oilers’s entertainment group.
Sandra Bullock – $200 million
Sandra has been in Hollywood for a little over twenty years. She nabbed herself an Oscar along the way, proving to herself, and the world, that she is worth her fortune of $200 million.
Sandra has been in films like While You Were Sleeping, Miss Congeniality, Practical Magic, Two Weeks Notice, and The Heat. She manages to hold her own both in drama and in comedy, making her a versatile actress with undeniable talent.
Robert De Niro – $300 million
De Niro has been in the public eye for decades. He made his fortune years ago, amassing a $300 million net worth. His most recent films are as good as ever.
You can find him in films like Last Vegas, Dirty Grandpa, The Intern, Joy, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook, to name a few of a much longer list of films. The man really doesn’t rest. His spans the gamut of comedy, drama, and action films.
Harrison Ford – $230 million
Between being Indiana Jones and Han Solo in the Star Wars films, it’s no wonder the super-loved Harrison Ford is sitting pretty at a $230 million net worth.
That number was achieved with the help of his recent appearance in one of the new Star Wars movies. He also finds the time to act in films like The Age of Adeline, Ender’s Game, What Lies Beneath, Sabrina, and Cowboys & Aliens. Harrison will always be known as Indi and Han but his reach goes far beyond.
Robert Downey Jr. – $300 million
Marvel’s favorite strong guy, Iron Man! Robert Downey Jr. has been in the spotlight much longer than he’s been Tony Stark, but his major financial influencer is indeed Iron Man and The Avenger films.
In his defense, he has survived many things in Hollywood, even his own troubles with the law and what they almost did to his career. He persevered though, landing roles in productions like Zodiac, Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes, and all of the many (and there are many) Marvel film spin offs where he plays Tony Stark.
Mark Wahlberg – $255 million
Mark Wahlberg started his career as a member of New Kids on the Block and a Calvin Klein model (swoon!).
He went on to a hugely successful acting and producing career. Hence the $255 million fortune. His acting credits include The Departed, Ted (and Ted 2), The Fighter, and the Transformers films. He is also happily married to long-time love, Rhea Durham. The former bad boy model is not only successful in acting, but is a model father to his four adorable children.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245 million
Finally an Oscar winner, Leo DiCaprio has been in more films than we can count in our heads. His acting career ranges from Whats Eating Gilbert Grape and Titanic, to Blood Diamond and The Revenant; it’s no secret why he’s worth $245 million.
These days, Leo is putting his money where his mouth is on the subject of climate change. He is a very vocal environmental activist, even releasing a documentary, which he helped produce and appear in, called Before The Flood.
Peter Sallis – $10 million
The British actor will always be remembered for his unforgettable work as the voice of Wallace in the Academy Award-nominated animated series and films Wallace & Gromit.
Apart from his voice over work, he was also famous as Norman Clegg on the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, a role he played from the very beginning on 1973 until its final episode in 2010. Sallis peacefully passed away in 2017 when he was 96 years old, surrounded by his family at his nursing home in London.
George Clooney – $500 million
After starting his career on television, as the adorable doctor on ER, George Clooney has since become a household name.
Considered one of the most attractive men alive, Clooney is also one of the wealthiest too, with a net worth of $500 million. He, like Leo DiCaprio, who happens to be a friend of his too, is an environmental and human rights activist. He is also big on producing, like his Academy Award winning production of Argo in 2013. Talk about a man stocked with talent and good deeds.
Will Smith – $300 million
Starting out on TV, Will Smith is no longer the young Fresh Prince that we were first introduced to. He has not rested since his early days in acting.
He’s been in films like Ali, Men In Black, Wild Wild West, Bad Boys, Hitch, Hancock, I Am Legend, and Suicide Squad. He is also a well-respected producer of films like The Secret Life of Bees, The Karate Kid, and Annie, rightfully earning himself $300 million.
Sean Connery – $350 million
The former milkman, yes, milkman, from Edinburgh, Scotland, is the beloved Oscar winner, James Bond playing, Sean Connery.
His acting chops are nothing to scoff at, while his $350 million net worth is astonishing. His credits include such powerful films like, Macbeth, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and First Knight. Other than acting, Connery is a talented producer. He is now retired from all things film and was knighted by the Queen of England herself in July 2000.
Bjorn Ulvaeus – $300 million
Bjorn, one of the founders of the epic band Abba, surprised us with his fortune. As successful as Abba was, we never imagined him being worth $300 million today!
But we forgot to take into consideration that after his stint in Abba, Bjorn went into songwriting and composing. The film Mamma Mia! was even co-produced by Bjorn. Bjorn is now 74 years old and is married with four adult children.
Jackie Chan – $400 million
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan is the resident martial arts enthusiast and actor. Chan’s many movies have earned him a staggering $400 million.
The star is unbelievably 65 years old, although he doesn’t look like he’s aged much since his first movie. He made his Hollywood breakout in 1988 as a comedic actor and has continued to do so since, making it plausible that he would have a fortune of $400 million.
Bruce Springsteen – $500 million
Bruce Springsteen, also know as The Boss, is one of the top musicians in the world. His success knows no bounds, as he continues to tour and earn big bucks – he’s currently worth $500 million.
The rock legend started his musical career in the 60s, only to be finally noticed in the 70s. He has won an incredible 20 Grammy Awards and has been nominated for them a total of 49 times! He is also an Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, and a two time Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song.
Keanu Reeves – $360 million
This jack of all trades played in both romantic dramas like Sweet November and action films like The Matrix; an odd combination, but somehow he made himself work in both.
His skills earned him $360 million! His first film role was in the 1985 film, One Step Away. He has since made hits like, Speed, Something’s Gotta Give, Constantine, The Lake House, The Neon Demon, and The Whole Truth. Little known fact about Keanu – he is an avid motorcyclist and founded Arch Motorcycle Company, which sells custom made motorcycles.
Jessica Alba – $200 million
Jessica Alba made her initial fortune from her acting jobs, which also made her a name to be reckoned with.
However, it’s her company Honest Company that really earned her the big bucks. We remember her first from tv’s Dark Angel, and later from her roles in films like Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four films, The Eye, Valentine’s Day, Barely Lethal, and The Veil. It’s her company though that she has turned her focus to in recent years.
Taylor Swift – $360 million
Taylor Swift’s success and earnings are no surprise. Her music is based on her past relationships, and at the rate she’s going she’ll be worth a lot more than her crazy $360 million today.
The 30-year-old’s music career has been going from strong to stronger with hit songs like I Knew You Were Trouble, Love Story, Our Song, Tim McGraw, Shake It Off, and Bad Blood. She has also done some minor acting roles in films like The Giver, and Valentine’s Day. She appeared on the Cats movie, which unfortunately for her, turned out to be a major flop.
Clint Eastwood – $375 million
Clint started out as a ridiculously beautiful actor, later moving onto his true love – directing and producing. Through his passion for film, both in front and behind the lens, he has made a personal fortune of $375 million.
The movie he directed have won many awards. These are films like Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven, Letters from Iwo Jima, and American Sniper, directing leading man Bradley Cooper.
Sylvester Stallone – $400 million
Still one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood these days, Stallone is mostly famous for his action roles in box office films such as Rocky and Rambo.
It must have been the various action films that he’s been a part of that made him turn to become a boxing promoter in the eighties. The 73 year old actor has been married three times throughout his life, and he has five children, three of which are from his current wife, actress Jennifer Flavin.
Johnny Depp – $200 million
Putting aside his most recent legal battles, Depp is worth a fortune (literally). He may have started out in Hollywood a long time ago, but it’s the last decade that really counts when it comes to the big bucks.
Depp is currently worth a crazy $200 million. He can thank his roles in films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Sleepy Hollow, Chocolat, ALL of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to name a select few.
Jack Nicholson – $400 million
If a $400 million net worth says anything, it’s that Jack Nicholson is a force to be dealt with. The Hollywood veteran picks any role he likes these days; with that kind of money set aside we would do the same.
An example of his super successful roles would be The Witches of Eastwick, Batman (Joker, anyone?), A Few Good Men, Mars Attacks, As Good As It Gets, Anger Management, Something’s Gotta Give, The Departed, and The Bucket List… again, to name a few.
Mel Gibson – $425 million
Mel Gibson may not be the most loved actor in Hollywood, in fact he is one of the most controversial, but you know he’s got cash when he funds his entire movie (Passion of the Christ)!
Since his net worth is $425 million, funding his own film is a drop in the bucket. We did however get to know Mel from his hit films like, Lethal Weapon, Braveheart (which he directed and produced, as well as won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best directing), The Patriot, and What Women Want.
Peter Jackson – $500 million
The Lord of the Rings trilogy was one of the biggest hits to see theaters. The later Hobbit trilogy was extremely successful as well!
Both of these are pretty good explanations for Jackson’s $500 million fortune considering he wrote, directed and produced the films. He is a three time Academy Award winner, has also won one Golden Globe, and four BAFTA Awards. The New Zealand native is very close to his home country, being active in historical preservation and film departments throughout the country.
Victoria Beckham – $450 million
Victoria was one of the Spice Girls, we loved her then and love her even more now, but it’s her role as fashion designer and businesswoman that earned her the largest part of her income.
It’s her savy business skills that truly made her a part of “Brand Beckham” and worth a mind-blowing $450 million. Her clothing brand, named after her, is a huge contribution to her fortune.
Beyonce Knowles – $500 million
Beyonce began as one third of Destiny’s Child, but life afterwards is what made her Queen B. Her solo career is hotter than ever, her marriage to equally successful music artist Jay Z is only helpful (especially when she creates a whole album dedicated to her past marital crises), and her social influence is astounding.
There is a whole brand of lemonade attire and accessories based on her album Lemonade. So the fact that she’s worth $500 million makes total sense.
James Patterson – $750 million
Bestselling author James Patterson has seen his books turn to film before his very eyes. In the case of book to television or film, the author is usually compensated very well, and this case is no different.
Hence Patterson’s net worth of $750 million. James’ literary work that turned into television or films include Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider, 1st to Die, Women’s Murder Club, Sunday At Tiffany’s, Cross (made into the film Alex Cross), and Zoo.
Rush Limbaugh – $500 million
Rush Limbaugh is an American political commentator and radio host. His radio show – “The Rush Limbaugh Show” – is extremely popular and also super controversial.
Limbaugh is a well known for his conservative views and he’s not very shy about it. Due to his popularity and many years of work, his incredible net worth is estimated to be $500 million.
Coldplay – $475 million
British rock band Coldplay is probably one of today’s most popular bands in the world. Holding down seven albums and non-stop touring, they’ve earned themselves $475 million.
The band got together in 1996, and the members include Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. The band was actually named Pectoralz and Starfish before changing their name, finally, to Coldplay. The most well-known of the group is their lead singer, Chris, who was previously married to Gwyneth Paltrow.
Tom Cruise – $570 million
When your nickname is Mr. Reliable, and you got it because every film of yours was guaranteed to make a killing in the box office, then you’re sure to make some serious money.
Cruise is a legend in Hollywood, for better or worse, but it still hasn’t hurt his $570 million bank account. Cruise is known for films like Top Gun, Jerry McGuire, Eyes Wide Shut, the Mission Impossible films, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, and both Jack Reacher films. We could go on and on about his credits, but we’d be here all day.
Elton John – $500 million
Sir Elton John, the 70s music genius, has managed to stay relevant even today. His $500 million fortune makes total sense to us – he’s been knighted by the Queen of England for crying out loud!
His longstanding musical career has won him five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Tony Award. Elton is a very vocal activist for causes close to this heart, and has even started his own foundations.
Mariah Carey – $300 million
Glittering her way to the top, Mariah Carey has as much money as we would expect from a diva like her. She’s worked as hard as any other musician in the business to get to where she is today, earning her top marks, rightfully so.
Mariah’s net worth is currently standing on $300 million. In 2016, she starred on a reality television show for E! Network, to show her fans inside her life.
Shah Rukh Khan – $600 million
The Bollywood star is the top grossing Indian actor of all time, even being titled the King of Bollywood. His $600 million fortune is thanks to his more than 80 films, and his many awards.
Since 1991 he has been married to long-time love, Gauri Khan. The two have three children together. He himself follows Islam as his religion, whereas his wife is a Punjabi Hindu. Their children are raised with both religions in mind.
Chuck Lorre – $800 million
He’s a writer, producer, and composer for the television world. Chuck Lorre is the brain behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, shows that were both hugely successful.
He absolutely earned his $800 million fortune. Lorre, being a creative being, has his own struggles – he was quoted as saying, “I am wired on some deep level to seek out something to be worried and obsess about.”
Celine Dion – $800 million
Celine’s fortune has come from her MGM Grand Vegas contract, her hit albums, and her ever-present talent at the forefront of fans’ minds.
The world will never forget her tear inducing performance on the Titanic soundtrack. She has made her $800 million fortune with albums like Let’s Talk About Love, A New Day Has Come, One Heart, Miracle, and Taking Chances. She has three children from late husband, Rene Angelil.
Dr. Dre – $770 million
What does a man need to do to earn $770 million? Be the mastermind behind NWA Records, discover Eminem, and create an awesome electronics company like Beats By Dre, which would later be sold to Apple.
Dr. Dre did ALL of that to make his money load. Dre had slowly transitioned into the acting world back in 1996 in the film Set If off, and continued to act. He recently produced the acclaimed biographical film about NWA, Straight Outta Compton.
James Cameron – $700 million
James Cameron is without a doubt one of the most talented directors of all time. His epic hits Titanic and Avatar are two of the top grossing films of all time.
Worth his $700 million fortune? We think so! Interesting fact: James met his current wife on the set of Titanic – Suzy Amis played the role of the main protagonist’s granddaughter. The filmmaker is also an avid environmentalist and philanthropist; those interests are what he chooses to help fund with his charitable contributions.
Jay-Z – $1 billion
Known as the Godfather of rap, Jay-Z has been in the music business for thirty years (hard to believe!). In addition to being married to Beyonce herself, his many accolades prove that he’s a talented music producer and rapper.
Oh and don’t forget his $1 billion fortune to also prove his worth, but in dollar signs. When we weren’t looking, Jay-Z started producing films! He recently produced the latest remake of Annie.
P Diddy – $855 million
P Diddy, also known as Sean Combs, has been laying low these last few years in terms of his public appearances.
Don’t mistake his silence though, he’s in the background of music and film; his $855 million comes from a lot of hard work on his part. P Diddy is a father to six children, whom we could all see on MTV’s show, My Super Sweet Sixteen, where he gave his son a $360,000 Maybach car.
Madonna – $850 million
Madonna’s career has stretched out as much as her tight outfits! Considered to be both Princess and Queen of Pop in one, Madge has collected a massive fortune to her name.
$850 million is no joke, even in celebrity fortune standards. She has three children – daughter Lourdes, and sons Rocco and David. David was adopted from Malawi after one of her visits to the African nation. Don’t forget that Madonna also has some acting under her belt. Remember, The Next Best Thing?
U2 – $118 million
U2 used to be the biggest band in the world. 35 years later, they managed to accrue a whopping fortune of $118 million.
Honestly, it seems as though the world would not be the same if we didn’t have U2 in it. The Irish rock band consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr., and was formed in Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976. It’s amazing that they started the band when they were so young and have become such an international sensation.
Jerry Bruckheimer – $1 billion
Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer is Hollywood’s go to. With a net worth of $1 billion it’s no surprise why Hollywood execs flock to him for any film-related expertise.
His hit films include Beverly Hills Cop, Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Bad Boys, Enemy of the State, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He is also an executive producer for a plethora of television shows, like The Amazing Race, Without A Trace, Cold Case, and the CSI series.
J.K. Rowling – $1 billion
A lot of people know the story behind J.K. Rowling’s success. The Harry Potter creator was on welfare when she wrote the books, but with their huge success, and their subsequent turn to a film franchise, Rowling’s financial situation went from bleak to mind blowing.
The billionaire writer and creator of the fantasy hit was also involved in other versions of the Harry Potter story, like the Broadway show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Paul McCartney – $1.2 billion
Paul McCartney is hugely successful in terms of his musical talent and fortune. He doesn’t play all that much anymore, but you kind of don’t have to when you’re worth over a billion dollars ($1.2 billion to be exact)!
He has, however, been keeping himself busy, like when he acted on the 2017 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. In 2016 Paul released a lifetime collection of all of his music for fans.
Andrew Lloyd Webber – $1.2 billion
Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the biggest composers of all time. Cats, his musical, is the fourth longest-running Broadway show in history.
His other huge success, The Phantom of the Opera, is the longest running Broadway show in history, well earning him his billionaire status. He has won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his work in Evita, four Grammy Awards, and seven Tony Awards, for his broadway show Cats and Phantom of the Opera. That’s $1.2 billion well earned, if you ask us.
Jami Gertz – $2 billion
You’ll recognize Jami from films like, Sixteen Candles, Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, Quicksilver, and Twister; as well as television shows like Still Standing and The Neighbors.
She and her husband, Antony Ressler, have a hand in mega sized business ventures and financial stations. Her $2 billion is enough to make anyone stutter. Jami and Antony have three children together and reside in California. Jami is very close to her charitable causes.
Oprah Winfrey – $2.7 billion
The legendary Oprah earned her $2.7 bilion fortune by plain old fashion hard work and savvy (or perhaps a little lucky) business skills.
Her talk show was her ticket in, but after years and years she managed to create her own network, OWN; where the major money was made. She is also an actress, when the right role comes her way. She likes to portray roles that are meaningful and represent a strong African American presence.
Steven Spielberg – $3.6 billion
Jaws, ET, Super 8, and many, many more films are the reason Steven Spielberg has the obscene fortune he does today – $3.6 billion, if we’re being specific.
His films are a part of the collective human psyche, proudly earning him his billions…and billions. Steven has a very long list of awards to be proud of, and that explain his financial situation. He has won every single type of award Hollywood has to offer, and we are not exaggerating a bit here.
George Lucas – $6.2 billion
George Lucas is the creator of Star Wars who later had the brains to sell his creative child to Disney for (take a deep breath) $4 billion.
The sale brought George Lucas to his now $6 billion mark. Wow. A close friend of fellow uber rich and awarded director, Steven Spielberg, George co-wrote and c0-created the Indiana Jones films. He has been nominated, personally, for four Academy Awards.
Jenna Jameson – $10 million
Jenna Jameson is considered today as one of the pioneers in the adult industry during the 1990s. During her career, Jameson appeared in countless movies, directed a few films and even published several books on relationships in the modern world.
Although the actress is now retired, she managed to obtain a substantial fortune of $10 million from her numerous businesses over the years.
Queen Elizabeth II – $530 million
The net worth of Queen Liz has certainly fluctuated over the years, and it is currently estimated as $530 million.
Guess she won’t have any trouble buying that pair of sneakers she’s been saving up for, eh? An interest fact is that it’s estimated the Queen and her family bring in more that $2 billion to the UK economy every year, including $680 million in tourism – according to Forbes.
Stan Lee – $50 – 80 million
Stan Lee was arguably the most famous comic book writer in the world, and thanks to him we have many of the Marvel comic characters that we all love today.
With his movies raking in billions in the box office, it may surprise people to learn that he was only worth around $50-80 million. While still a high number, some feel it should be higher. However, Stan Lee admitted that he had made a number of poor business decisions during his life. Sadly, on November 12, 2018, Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95.
Lady Gaga – $300 million
Lady Gaga is pretty much the definition of a star, which is probably why she was selected to be in the award-nominated film A Star is Born. Since she broke into the industry in 2008, she has gone nowhere but up.
The singer turned actress has won award after award and proven that she is here to stay. Her talent and charisma are definitely why she has been able to build up the impressive net worth of around $300 million.
Emma Watson – $80 million
We wish we could say we’re surprised by Emma Watson’s $80 million net worth but let’s be honest. After her run as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, Watson was only going to get bigger and make more profit.
Now, she’s known as Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and keeps herself busy as an active feminist, sponsoring her own HeForShe Campaign. There’s no stopping Emma at this point.
Brett Favre – $100 million
He’s the holder of too many National Football League records to count. He played in the NFL for 19 years, and won the Super Bowl once.
He’s a face recognized in every home in America. He’s Brett Favre, and he’s made $100 million – completely justifiably. Even though he performed as an on-air analyst for his college – Southern Miss – and for the NFL on Super Bowl XLVII, he’s now enjoying his well-deserved retirement – no backsies this time!
Salma Hayek – $115 million
Salma Hayek may have gotten her start in acting in her home country of Mexico, but today she is a beloved and treasured movie star all over the world. Some of her biggest films are Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Grown Ups, Frida, and Puss in Boots.
The actress is actually one of the wealthiest women in Hollywood. Though this is thanks to her long and successful career, a lot of her $115 million net worth is attributed to her 2009 marriage to French businessman and billionaire François-Henri Pinault.
Jim Carrey – $150 million
Jim Carrey is an actor and comedian, mostly known for his energy-filled comedy films – like The Mask, Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, and Dumb and Dumber.
He’s also shown his serious side in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Number 23, and The Bad Batch – as well as his Showtime gig, Kidding. But the hilarious comedian actually had a rocky start when he was younger, and only after gaining experience and a lot of hard work, got to be one of the richest actors in the industry.
Luke Perry – $10 million
While people are still in the process of mourning the incredible loss of Luke Perry, a topic that kept coming up was how much net worth he left behind and who it is going to. From what is being reported, Perry was worth around $10 million at the time of his death thanks to his famous roles such as Beverly Hills, 90210, and Riverdale.
The actor passed away from a stroke on May 4, 2019 after suffering from a massive stroke five days before. He started a will a few years back after a health scare and reportedly left all his money to his two beloved children, Sophie and Jack.
John Heard – $3.5 million
John Heard made his millions primarily by acting. He reprised famous roles in dozens of movies, including Big and playing the role of the father in Home Alone.
He was also very well known for his work in television, playing roles in shows such as Miami Vice, The Sopranos, Law and Order, CSI: Miami, and many others. Sadly, John passed away in 2017.