JOE PESCI – EST. $50 MILLION
Joe Pesci is famously known as a frequent collaborator of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. It seems like no Robert De Niro-Martin Scorsese film does not feature Joe. He has been a mobster, a comedic actor, and even a sidekick. The 77-year-old actor has played a lot of roles throughout his almost seven-decade career. Some of his high-profile movie credits are Raging Bull, Goodfellas, My Cousin Vinny, and the Lethal Weapon movie series. In 1980, Joe Pesci received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Ten years later, He won the Academy Award in the same category for his role as the psychopathic gangster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas. In addition, Joe Pacey’s comedic forays, such as the Lethal Weapon series and Home Alone series, have also been quite successful. Most recently, he did The Irishman with Robert, under the helm of Martin, for Netflix. He has earned several accolades with his excellent acting talent, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA award. With these feats, Joe has amassed a net worth of $50 million.
ALI MACGRAW – EST. 6 MILLION
Ali MacGraw is a well-known American actress. She was born in 1939, coming from a family in Pound Ridge, New York. Ali MacGraw, influenced by her arty mother, majored in Drama and Art History in Wellesley. After graduation in 1960, she worked for a fashion magazine called Haper’s Bazaar as an assistant for almost 6 years. In 1968, she made up a decision to break into the film industry. She earned her first major acting award in 1969 for her role in the film, Goodbye, Columbus. It’s the same year that she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
MacGraw’s awards took her career off the ground as she started gaining more and more projects and nominations the following year. Ali married a famous executive producer in Hollywood, Robert Evans in 1969. Ali MacGraw can credit her then-husband for much of her success. Robert Evans developed projects tailored to Ali MacGraw’s talents and brought them to the bigger screen. The two separated in 1972. Today, Ali is single and worth $6 million. She commits her time to animal welfare activism.
CONAN O’BRIEN – EST. $150 MILLION
Of course, we all know who Conan O’Brien is. Conan O’Brien wrote scripts for SNL and The Simpsons at first. He got a phone call in 1993, asking him to succeed David Letterman on the Late Night Show with David Letterman. During the first year of Late Night, the ratings and viewers’ judgment were terrible. People described him as ‘constantly jumping in front of cameras with no rational intentions ‘. Conan was gradually accepted by mainstream audiences and became the funny guy behind the talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
But aside from being a host, the 57-year-old is also a writer, producer, and comedian. These stints helped him amassed a net worth of $150 million. After his time on his iconic show, he went on to have another program to his name called Conan, since 2010. For his work on Conan on TBS alone, he gets a whopping $12 million of annual salary. When he left NBC, he reportedly received a staggering $32.5 million settlement. The network also agreed to pay him $12 million, which went to his staff.
DAVID BECKHAM – $450 MILLION
Everyone on earth knows this cute face. David Beckham is a former professional football player. The key point of him becoming a household name was the first day of the Premier League season in 1996. He hit a shot from the halfway line that floated into the net with United leading 2-0. David Beckham won the UEFA Champions League both 1998 and 1999, as well as Intercontinental Cup in 1999. David Beckham is worth a whopping $450 million, and it is not surprising at all.
The 45-year-old personality is also the current president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. By the looks of it, he has a lot of investment money ready for his businesses. David founded the David Beckham Academy football school that used to operate in two countries, London and the US. However, after four years of operation, the two schools closed in 2009. Now, David is reportedly developing a mobile academy that will travel around the UK and other places.
MEGHAN MARKLE – EST. $50 MILLION
Who would’ve thought Meghan Markle would be the Duchess of Sussex someday? Long before Meghan becomes a member of the British royal family, she had studied theatre at Northwestern’s School of Communication till 2003. It was the hit TV series ‘Suits’ that makes Meghan popular on screens. She famously played the role of the lawyer Rachel Zane.
The romantic relationship with Prince Harry gave her a new goal. After marrying the prince of Britain, Prince Harry, the 39-year-old American star received her own royal title. Meghan is now a known humanitarian and philanthropist. Meghan made the British people fell in love with her beauty and style. As part of the protocol of being a Royal Family member, she’s not allowed to continue working as an actress. And to some extent, Royal Family is cringing at her net worth. Anyhow, this profession helped her amass $50 million net worth.
DEMI MOORE – EST. $200 MILLION
Demi Moore is one of the most beloved stars in Hollywood. When she’s young, Demi dropped out of school and moved to Europe. Demi Moore was married to the musician Freddy Moore at 18. Their marriage only lasted for four years. Meanwhile, she got great help on acting from her neighbor Nastassja Kinski. Her rise to fame with her role in Ghost was a breakthrough in her acting career, turning her from a second-rate or third-rate actress into a new star in the film industry. With increasing popularity, Demi Moore became something of a household name.
In the movie Striptease, Moore got paid a whopping $12.5 million. For G.I. Jane, she received an $11 million paycheck. She also got $3 million for A Few Good Men, $6 million for Disclosure, and $7 million for The Juror. Her base salary at the time was $60 million. Demi Moore is a famed actress and producer who has successfully made a $200 million net worth. Moore is one of the top actresses of Hollywood in the early ’90s and also one of the business’s highest-paid stars.
JESSICA BIEL – EST. $18 MILLION
Actress, model, producer and philanthropist, Jessica Biel was born in Ely, Minnesota. Jessica began her acting career at the age of 14. She rose to stardom after being cast as Mary Camden in the drama series 7th Heaven (a show which is reportedly ranked as the longest-running family drama in television history). In the horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, her character Erin managed to “scare” fans. After Blade iii, she changed her vampire-killer style and went to Australia, where she donned a uniform and played a female pilot in the film Top Secret Flight.
After eight years of preparation, she emerged as the leading man on Broadway in “Rent” and “Beauty and the Beast.” What many might now know about Biel is that she’s also a trained vocalist who appeared in a few musical productions and has been flooring audiences with her voice as a kid. She’s been married to pop star Justin Timberlake since 2012, who himself is estimated to be worth $250 million, but the couple has yet to have any children.
Steve Buscemi – EST. $35 Million
In all the large and small screens, Steve Buscemi has created countless live and impressive characters. He started in the film The Way It Is in 1985. He is known for playing odd characters who are always on the more anxious side, most notably in Reservoir Dogs and Fargo. In 2002, he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ghost World as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe. In 2004, he starred in The Sopranos and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance on Boardwalk Empire.
For over 40 years, Steve Buscemi has starred in nearly 100 films and TV series since his first appearance on the screen. This evergreen tree is still standing today. Even after he got a place in the entertainment industry, Steve chose to regularly appear on talk shows and stage shows instead of focusing on movies only. The firefighter turned actor Steve Buscemi has a net worth of $35 million. With his advancing age, he should already have some of his big fortunes on an insurance plan.
BARBARA WALTERS – EST. $170 MILLION
Barbara Walters spent 64 long years building her journalist and broadcasting career that by the time of her retirement in 2015, she was regarded as one of the most influential figures in the broadcasting industry. However, Walters’ road to success was not instant. She started as a writer for NBC’s Today Show and slowly worked her way up from there. Walters even made history, being the first woman who co-hosted an American show at the time. In 1976, she made another record when she became the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program.
In 1997, she created the show The View, which later became one of the most-watched television talk shows in the United States. Barbara Walters has been the face of several TV shows, including 20/20, The View, and the ABC Evening News. Today, Barbara Walters’s net worth is priced at $170 million. That impressive value inevitably comes with an impressive credit score, as well.
ADAM SANDLER — EST. $420 MILLION
Adam Sandler needs no introduction. From the 1990s until today, this powerhouse comedian still wows everyone with his superb acting and comical acts. Sandler rose to prominence as a member of the comedy skit show Saturday Night Live which is amazing considering very few of the films he’s been involved with can be considered box office hits. Sandler is among the highest-earning stars, accumulating $2 billion at the box office. In 2002, he starred in Wild Love and was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the 60th Golden Globe Awards.
But one of the reasons why Sandler has so much money is because he created his own production company, Happy Madison, which was involved in the production of most of his films. Indeed, Happy Madison has been producing films and raking in millions of dollars every year since it was founded in 1999. Sandler is reportedly worth $420 million now. Today, he holds three Golden Raspberry Awards and 11 Raspberry Award nominations, a feat he matches Sylvester Stallone with.
DIANA ROSS – EST. $250 MILLION
Multi-awarded American singer, actress, and record producer, Diana Ross, was born in a black family in Detroit, Michigan. Ross gained wider recognition as a member of the singing group The Supremes. Her first solo album, Diana Ross, was released by Motown in 1970. Her second album, Everything Is Everything, was released on November 3, 1970. In 1971, her third solo album ‘Surrender’ was released and won favorable comments from critics and commercial success. The album’s theme song, ‘Surrender’, was a great success in Britain.
With Diana Ross’s songs reaching number 1 on the music charts. Ross, to her credit, has not just 1 but 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is a testament to all the contributions she’s made to the music industry. We give credit to her for the wonderful songs she has contributed to the world. Diana Ross, known for being the powerful voice behind Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and I’m Coming Out. She may have been working for six decades already but she has no plans of retiring yet. At 76 years old, she has accumulated a net worth of $250 million.
AL PACINO– EST. $165 MILLION
Incredibly talented and multi-awarded actor and filmmaker, Al Pacino, who became a household name after his portrayal of Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film The Godfather, is reported to be worth $165 million. Indeed, Pacino is one of only a few actors who’ve been able to win all three major awards (Emmy, Academy, and Tony) for acting. Not bad for someone who took odd jobs just to be able to survive before landing his breakout role in the film Godfather.
Pacino has been nominated for eight Academy Awards for Best Actor and four Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for films such as The Godfather, Hot Afternoon, and Scarface, and won the Best Actor Oscar in 1993 for Scent of a Woman. The American Film Institute honored him with a Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. Howard Stringer, chairman of the Board of directors of the American Film Institute, described Pacino as “an icon of American cinema.”
BILL COSBY – $400 MILLION
Cosby began his career as a bartender in clubs where he earned big tips for making people laugh. He then shifted his focus on the stage as a comedian. His brainchild, The Cosby Show, launched him as a multi-million earner. In the show, he earned $4 million per episode which is about $8 million today. He has won Emmy awards three times in the American television performing arts. Now the 83-year old, award-winning comedian sits on his $400 million net worth.
In 2004, Cosby wrote, “Fat Abbott” which is an adaptation of the popular 1970s cartoon series “Fat Abbott and Cosby’s Children.”Over the years, Many Hollywood studios have wanted to collaborate with Cosby on Abbott films, but Cosby decide to bring Abbott’s story to the public after producer John Davis and Twentieth Century Fox had a pleasant talk with him. Davis, the film’s producer, said: “Cosby is Abbott. He had a great soul and a big heart, and he was the best spokesperson for Abbott.”
BRAD PITT – EST. $300 MILLION
Multi-award-winning actor and producer Brad Pitt, who burst onto the Hollywood scene with his memorable role in the film Thelma and Louise, is reported to have a net worth of $300 million. Of course, that sum of money wasn’t all had through acting—despite that most of it was—because Brad also made investments elsewhere, that continue to rake in dollars as you read this.
In 1983, he graduated from acting school and became an extra, playing an unlikable rock star in a supporting role on the TV series “Growing Pains.” Brad Pitt was mainly active in the TV show at an early stage. After staring at the first movie in “No Man’s Land”, he focused his attention on the film industry. And through some excellent work such as the “Twelve Monkeys” and “Se7en”, Brad Pitt established himself as a leading man in Hollywood and swept the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award and Venice International Film Festival, and so on in the film industry.
CHUCK NORRIS — EST. $70 MILLION
Martial artist, actor, and producer, Chuck Norris, who many might be interested to know was able to create his fighting style, Chun Kuk Do, and who, during his time, was a winner of many martial arts tournaments, is reportedly worth $70 million. And we’re not surprised that he’s this rich, considering he’s been flooring audiences with his high-flying kicks and boyish good looks for such a long time now—and was even able to work with the legendary Bruce Lee for a number of films.
Norris began karate at the age of 16 and later studied judo and taekwondo. By the time he retired from Air Force in 1961, he was a master of karate and judo. During Bruce Lee’s lifetime, they collaborated in one of Bruce Lee’s most successful kungfu films, The Way of the Dragon. In recent years, in addition to his efforts to promote full-contact karate, he is still active in the United States film industry, representative works include the “Lucky Star Generals” and “Texas Patrol” and so on.
CLINT EASTWOOD – EST. $375 MILLION
Actor, filmmaker, producer, and occasional musician, Clint Eastwood, who rose to fame in the mid-’60s on account of the many successful westerns he’s been involved with, is, as of 2020, worth $375 million. In fact, we’re surprised that it is only $375 million, considering his 60-year career and the fact that he’s widely regarded as one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood since the 60s. Eastwood has transitioned to film directing later on in life, and has, to his credit, proven to be a talented director, who deserves to be recognized alongside such Hollywood legends such as Spielberg and Scorsese.
Eastwood’s famous films include “The Man With No Name” “Firefox” and “The Bridges of Madison County. He settled in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a small town in central California, in the 1990s, and was elected mayor for one term. In 1992, he was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Unforgiven. He was honored with the Prestigious Lincoln Center Honor in December 2000 and the New York National Film Critics Association Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2000.
DENZEL WASHINGTON – EST. $220 MILLION
Actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington, who’s perhaps, to a huge degree, one of the best actors in Hollywood today or even one of the best actors in Hollywood history, is reportedly worth $220 million. Of course, the man is a veteran in Hollywood who’s had a career spanning close to four decades, unsurprisingly, he was able to amass this kind of wealth.
Interestingly enough, Washington is also known to be a wordsmith of one kind or another, who suddenly churns out words of wisdom during interviews. Like, in particular, this little gem: “The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have. That’s what’s going to define you.”Undoubtedly his solid acting skills earned him two Academy Awards for “Glory” and “Training Day” as well as a Golden Globe award for Lifetime Achievement.” Training Day” also made him only the second black actor to win an Oscar for best actor.
DOLLY PARTON – EST. $600 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and author, Dolly Parton, who was able to be successful in more than a few career paths and is known to be one of the most recognizable country singers in America, is reportedly worth $600 million. Interestingly enough, she had been appearing on TV since she was 10 years old. At age 19, Parton was already on her way to be a music icon following the success of her debut album.
What many people will find exceedingly interesting about Parton, however, is that she’s made a ton of money in the amusement park business. She put up the Dollywood theme park in her home state of Tennessee, and to Parton’s credit, it ended up being one of Tennessee’s most visited tourist attractions.
Over the course of her career, Dolly has dabbled in pop music and even Hollywood films, but she has never lost sight of the country music that nurtured and shaped her.
Eddie Murphy – EST. $200 Million
The world-renowned actor Eddie Murphy takes credit for being one of the wealthiest actors in the world of the movies. This follows because he is also one of the actors who makes films that make the most money. Starting in the ’80s, Murphy was on SNL when he appeared in his first film 48 Hrs. Dozens of great movies came after that.
In 2006, he got an Academy nomination and a Golden Globes Award for his performance in Dreamgirls. He soon became a producer and did Life, Vampire in Brooklyn, and the film he directed himself Harlem Nights. His representative works are Doctor Dolittle, Shrek, 48 Hours, Fat Professor, and so on. After voicing two Shrek donkeys in a row, Murphy won the award for best supporting actor in a drama for his performance in DreamGirls in 2006. On January 13, 2020, he received the 25th Critics’ Choice Award for Lifetime Achievement.
JALEEL WHITE – $10 MILLION
At the young age of 3, Jaleel White got his start on TV commercials. He was then encouraged by a pre-school teacher to try out acting and lo and behold, he became one of the most sought-after teen stars of his generation. His performance in Family Matters became a huge hit to a great degree that it aired for eight years with 215 episodes.
In addition to starring in the play, White wrote several episodes of the play, one of which was written at the age of 19, and it was the highest-rated that year. In 1992, he appeared on the Jaleel White Special, in which he played the fictional self in a movie and at the same time he is playing Steve Urkel, which later became a cultural phenomenon. White was also a contestant on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars. He currently has a net worth of $10 million.
JIM CARREY – EST. $150 MILLION
Actor, comedian, producer and artist, Jim Carrey, who burst onto the Hollywood comedy scene with his involvement in the television sketch comedy show, In Living Color, is now reportedly worth $150 million. This is unsurprising, given that he was, at one point, charging $20 million per film. Indeed, he was one of the highest-paid film actors during the peak of his career, as his films—like The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Dumb and Dumber—were raking in millions of dollars at the box office.
Jim Carrey loved acting since he was a child, and he wanted to be an actor in the future. When he was in elementary school, he used to perform in the classroom. He also mimics exaggerated gestures and facial expressions to amuse his ailing mother. Although Jim Carrey, to some degree, had been out of Hollywood’s radar for a while and is said to have been concentrating on painting, he’ll probably be surprising everyone with another hilarious film soon.
JULIA ROBERTS – EST. $200 MILLION
Actress and producer Julia Roberts, who gained international recognition after starring in the highly successful romantic comedy film Pretty Woman, has an estimated net worth of $200 million. Roberts also hails from a family of actors, her brother and niece are both actors, and her parents, who founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop, were both theater performers. Roberts was already an established actress in the ’80s, but it was in 1990 when Pretty Woman was released that she became one of Hollywood’s leading A-listers.
She rose to fame with the movie “Pretty Woman” in 1990. In 2001 She won the Best Actress Oscar at the 73rd Academy Awards for her role in Erin Brockovich. In 2007, he received the 22nd American Experimental Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Roberts’ net worth isn’t only due to her career as an actress; indeed, she has an extensive real estate investment portfolio as well as a production company called Red Om Films.
KENNY ROGERS – EST. $250 MILLION
Who doesn’t know Kenny Rogers? He was a music icon, a legendary singer, songwriter, actor, producer, photographer, and entrepreneur. He didn’t confine himself into doing one thing alone. It got to a point where he almost tried to do everything in the entertainment world. But, he’s mostly known as the voice behind the big hits Through the Years, Lady, and You Decorated My Life, among others.
Although his music started to hit the airwaves in the 1970s, it’s still played until today, proving to be timeless. These things helped Roger to amass a net worth of $250 million, which leaves most ordinary people without words. Kenny owns a 1, 200-acre farm in Georgia. There he raised Arabian horses and cattle. Kenny also owns a recreation center and a music studio with 200 employees. Kenny is now making records for an independent studio, Magnardon.
MATT DAMON — EST. $170 MILLION
Actor, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist, Matt Damon, who’s been listed by Forbes Magazine as one of this generation’s highest-paid and most bankable Hollywood celebrities, is reportedly worth $170 million. Damon has starred in many movies since then, and a lot of them, to his credit, turned out to be box office hits. He also reportedly supports 37 charities around the globe, which means he’s not just a good actor, but he also has a big heart.
Everyone knows that Matt has been buddies with Ben Affleck since they were young. Indeed, they co-wrote the film Good Will Hunting and both won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for it. In life, they are good friends; In business cooperation, they are partners; By blood, they are distant Cousins. As an actor, Matt Damon, together with the friend Ben Affleck appeared in many movies.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS – EST. $350 MILLION
Fans have seen Michael Douglas in a lot of movies from the late 1970s until today. Almost all of his films can be considered high-profile, like The China Syndrome, Romancing the Stone, A Chorus Line, The Jewel of the Nile, Fatal Attraction, The War of Roses, Basic Instinct, Wonder Boys, and Traffic. No wonder he has amassed a net worth of $350 million. As one of the industry’s most respected actors, Douglas has made hundreds of millions of dollars by just doing films. In July 2020, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the 72nd Emmy Awards for his work on “The Kominsky Method.”
As he is also a producer, his investments indeed paid off for having massive paychecks. Some of his most notable paydays are in the movies Basic Instinct, where he earned a whopping $15 million, another $15 million for The American President, and $20 million each for The Game and A Perfect Murder.
ROBERT REDFORD–EST.$170 MILLION
Multi-awarded actor, director, and environmentalist, Robert Redford, the founder of the Sundance Film Festival who’s well-known in the industry for having had many memorable roles in film, is reportedly worth $170 million. Undoubtedly his fans are surprised at such high net worth. And he announced in 2018 that he’ll be retiring from acting, which we think is, to a huge degree, unfortunate. After all, he is without a doubt one of the greatest actors of this generation.
In 1981, Robert Redford established the Sundance Film Academy as an important place to assist young filmmakers and independent filmmakers, which become an important venue for independent filmmakers from around the United States and the world to showcase their work. In any case, we’ll always remember him as the Sundance Kid, since his involvement in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was what launched his career and turned him into a household name.
RON HOWARD — EST. $160 MILLION
Actor and filmmaker Ron Howard, who is known to be one of the most bankable directors of this generation—having directed such films as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and Cinderella Man—is reportedly worth $160 million. And we are not surprised, considering all the great films he’s directed, and all the critical acclaim he and his films have garnered over the years.
Howard also launched a production company called Imagine Entertainment, and it’s been in business since 1985. This production company has, to a huge degree, contributed massively to Howard’s wealth, given that it’s been involved with more than a few blockbusters over the years. As an actor, Ron Howard understands the audience’s psychology. He can use the plot and the inner portrayal of the characters to arouse the audience’s emotions and make the old plot show new ideas. He has created one box office blockbuster after another and made outstanding contributions to the Hollywood film industry.
SAM ELLIOTT – EST. $12 MILLION
Multi-awarded actor Sam Elliott, who’s known for his many roles in Western films as well as his uniquely golden and raspy voice, reportedly has a net worth of $12 million. Because of his physical appearance—particularly his thick mustache and manner of speaking—he’s almost always tapped for cowboy roles or roles in Western films. Indeed, to his credit, he’s probably had a role in most of the notable Western films that have come out in the past decades or so.
He made his big-screen debut in 1969 with “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and has since portrayed cowboys in several films. The film “A Star Is Born” he played in was released in the US on Oct 5, 2018. In November, he won the National Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor. Most of Elliott’s net worth has come from his acting, but many might not know that he has lent his voice for a few animated films, too.
SYLVESTER STALLONE – EST. $400 MILLION
Actor, writer, director, and producer, Sylvester Stallone, who gained international stardom after playing Rocky Balboa in the film Rocky—the boxing drama film that would go on to have 5 sequels as well as 2 spin-offs—is reported to have an estimated net worth of $400 million. Not bad for the one-time struggling actor who wrote the screenplay of Rocky only to be offered a few hundred thousand dollars to have a different actor play the titular role.
To Stallone’s credit, he refused the offer, demanded that he can only play the role himself, and the rest, as what they say, is history. Until this year, Stallone had made 22 films, including many of the biggest commercial blockbusters in film history. The “Rocky” and “First Blood” franchises have grossed more than $2 billion. Stallone himself is now one of the highest-paid actors, earning more than $20 million per film.
TIGER WOODS – EST. $800 MILLION
Professional golfer Tiger Woods, who is widely regarded as the best golfer in the world—and some would even say, in history—is reportedly worth $800 million. Of course, we’re not surprised. It says a lot about a golfer when even the people who don’t care about golf rank consider him as one of the greats. and Tiger Woods, to a huge degree, was that guy.
Everyone knew he was amazing, even the ones who didn’t care about the sport they knew he was great in. Plus the man is only 44 years old, which is not even that old for a golfer, so we fully expect his greatness in the game to carry on for years to come. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by US President Donald Trump and In May 2020, he was listed as the 8th highest-paid athlete in the world by Forbes 2020.
GARTH BROOKS – EST. $300-350 MILLION
Garth Brooks rose to international prominence by integrating rock and pop elements into his country music genre. He earned his popularity credits to his unique style. From the 1980s, Garth Brooks has made numerous great hits such as The Dance, Friends in Low Places, If Tomorrow Never Comes, and More Than a Memory. No wonder, he managed to amass $300-350 million net worth through his music.
He has six albums that are all certified diamonds. He is wildly successful in the music scene, being the best-selling solo album artist in the US. He has sold a whopping 148 million units in the US alone, even making him ahead of the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. However, he is only second to The Beatles in the overall album sales. Brooks is also named one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, selling over 200 million albums all over the world.
Roseanne Barr – EST. $80 Million
The television personality Roseanne Barr started her career in the entertainment industry as a comedian. She was on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman. Because of these successful projects, Roseanne Barr had a new show called The Roseanne Barr Show. It became a real hit in these 20 years, which also won her an American Comedy Award. She manages to get an $80 million net worth now.
Roseanne Barr starred in the TV series Roseanne that was on the air from 1988 to 1997. On this show, she was given credit by the Emmys and the Golden Globes for Best Actress. After this, she also appeared in The Roseanne Show and Roseanne’s Nuts. The 68-year-old has four marriages. Her first husband was Bill Pentland for 16 years. After Tom Arnold and Ben Thomas, she has been married to Johnny Argent, a film score composer.
JERRY SEINFELD – EST. $950 MILLION
Stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor, Jerry Seinfeld, who gained worldwide recognition for playing a fictionalized version of himself in the highly successful sitcom Seinfeld, is one of the most successful comedians of all time. Perhaps comedy was in Senfield’s blood long ago. Jerry’s father shared with his family the jokes he heard while serving in World War II. Jerry majored in communications and theater at Queens College, City University of New York.
To his credit, Jerry Seinfield was named by Comedy Central as the 12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time. He was estimated by more than a few wealth tracking sites to have a net worth of $950 million, which is $50 million short of attaining the billionaire status. Jerry Seinfeld might be the first comedian to become a billionaire. And with all the projects he is currently involved with, it’s not a question of if but when.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON – EST. $250 MILLION
Actor and film producer Samuel Jackson, who rose to fame and prominence starring in Pulp Fiction. Many people don’t know he majored in marine biology at Morehouse College at first. His career started with this independent film Together for Days. Jackson met Morgan Freeman at some point before his career in Hollywood. Jackson once said that he credits Freeman for convincing him he will be great as an actor. Well, Freeman’s prediction was exactly right.
Samuel Jackson is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood today with more than 150 films to his name. People will never forget him portraiting Nick Fury in Marvel movies. He has been ranked as having the highest box-office production among any other celebrity in Hollywood. He is reportedly worth $250 million. It’s a surprise that it’s even only this much, considering all his aforementioned accomplishments.
Morgan Freeman – EST. $250 Million
Iconic actor Morgan Freeman has been around for so long that he has become a household name. He started his career in the 60s in the theater. His first film credit was on Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow! He got more fame from starring in great films such as The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 and Seven the next year. Here’s one of his classic quotes in movies: Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
After this, more projects came pouring in, developing not only his reputation in the film industry but also his bank account. He has received numerous awards from prestigious bodies such as the Obie Award in 1980, in 1984 and 1989, and an Academy Award in 2005, and 2009. Some of his notable movies are Bruce Almighty, Dark Night Trilogy – Batman Begins, and The Bucket List.
BEN AFFLECK – EST. $130 MILLION
Multi-awarded actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck, who rose to prominence following his involvement with the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused. What many might now know about Affleck is that he started acting at a young age, appearing in minor and supporting roles. He met Matt Damon at Harvard, and they became close friends when they both starred in Good Will Hunting, a play they wrote together.
Ben Affleck gained wider recognition after winning both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1997. The world’s sexiest man Alive recognize by People magazine in 2002 does not only have a good looking face, but also a talented director. He won the National Critics Association Award for best directorial debut in The Lost Baby. In 2012, he directed a historical drama thriller film, Argo, earning five Golden Globe Award nominations and Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director. He is now reportedly worth $130 million. Now, Affleck is, to a huge degree, one of the most recognizable stars in Hollywood.
REGIS PHILBIN – EST. $150 MILLION
Another star who doesn’t need any introduction is Regis Philbin. He was an iconic TV presenter, talk show, and game show host, not to mention an actor and singer. Philbin managed to amass most of his fortune for his work as a host and guest appearances on TV. He had also recorded several albums like It’s Time for Regis!, When You’re Smiling, The Regis Philbin Christmas Album, and Just You. Just Me. Philbin also co-authored some books, such as I’m Only One Man, Who Wants To Be Me?, and How I Got This Way.
Regis Philbin has been on television since the 1950s. For his tireless work, he has been described as “the most hardworking host” and even set the Guinness World Record for “Most Hours on US Television” in 2004. He received credits for his many talents that gave him a net worth of $150 million.
JASON STATHAM – EST. $70 MILLION
British actor and producer Jason Statham, who is known for his action-thriller roles and for being among a few actors in Hollywood who does some of his stunts. Statham had practiced diving since 1981 and represented Great Britain at the 12th World Diving Championships as a member of the national squad. He recalled that time as a great experience to learn discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble”.
Jason Statham rose to prominence when he played the role of ‘Bacon’, a black market salesman in Guy Ritchie’s crime film Two Smoking Guns. He has starred in moderately successful action flicks like The Transporter, The Expendables, and Fast & Furious Series. Jason Statham becomes one of the most popular action film leading men around and is reportedly worth $70 million. Interestingly enough, he used to be a model despite his slightly petite frame, which co-star Dwayne Johnson frequently made fun of during their last movie.
LIAM NEESON – EST. $145 MILLION
Liam Neeson is an iconic actor in his own right, thanks to his movies’ successes. He has made over 90 films since he started in the business in the late 1970s. Of course, Neeson is most well-known in the equally iconic movie, Schindler’s List. He is also part of the Star Wars franchise, playing the role of Qun-Gon Jinn in Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Neeson also appeared in Batman Begins, and he might be most probably known today as Bryan Mills in the Taken movie series.
With these movies to his name and other ventures, Neeson has $145 million net worth in his bank account. Credits to the Taken trilogy, the franchise has been very lucrative for the actor. He made $5 million for the first film, while he earned $15 million for the sequel and $20 million for the third movie.
KALEY CUOCO – EST. $55 MILLION
Many people know Kaley Cuoco as an actress, producer, and model. In fact, she was first spotted talent in tennis at the age of three. Cuoco was actually on her way to being a professional tennis player and even went as far as achieving a regional amateur rank in the sport. Meanwhile, she also worked as a model and actress at six. A TV series called Ladies Man became the cornerstone of Cuoco’s acting dream.
Kaley Cuoco is well-known for playing the role of Penny in the highly successful television sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Recently she plays the leading role in a new TV seriesThe Flight Attendant. She has a net worth that more than a few wealth tracking sites have estimated to be in the range of $55 million. Luckily, leaving tennis for acting turned out to be a great investment for Cuoco, as she now is one of the most recognizable faces on television.
KEVIN COSTNER – EST. $250 MILLION
Multi-awarded actor, filmmaker, and occasional musician, Kevin Costner, was born in California in 1955. He played basketball in high school, which made him consider the possibility of being a professional player. During his college time, he developed a huge interest in acting by chance. Despite the strain of studies, Kevin Costner insisted on taking acting classes every week. He gained widespread recognition after portraying famous detective Eliot Ness in Brian De Palma’s 1987 crime film The Untouchables. He is reportedly worth a whopping $250 million.
Kevin Costner went on to star in a handful of blockbusters since then like Dances With Wolves, Field of Dreams, and The Bodyguard. And even now, despite that he’s in his mid-60s, Costner is still actively making movies and playing a variety of roles. Costner is, to a huge degree, one of the best actors of our time, and despite that his career quieted a bit in the mid-’90s, he has never stopped working as an actor.
STEVE MARTIN – EST. $140 MILLION
Steve Martin may not be a host, but he is also an all-around funny guy, who rose to prominence as a comedian, actor, writer, and musician. He first gained attention when he did The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour as a performer and writer. The 75-year-old personality was also a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Of course, we have also seen him in several movies, most notably in The Pink Panther. He has also hosted Saturday Night Live 15 times and published 12 books. Martin is also behind the screenplays of his movie The Jerk, Three Amigos, Roxanne, Bowfinger, and more. Oh, he is also a musician who started playing banjo at the age of 17. This talent can often be seen in his comedy acts. He has amassed a net worth of $140 million, which gives him a lot of investment money now that he doesn’t often do movies anymore.
JAY LENO – EST. $450 MILLION
Comedian, writer, producer, and former talk show host, Jay Leno, who many will remember used to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. During that time, the show maintained high ratings and even topped the weekly rating board. In September 2009, after a three-month hiatus, Leno reappeared as The host of The Jay Leno Show.
Jay Leno is now reportedly worth $450 million. This is unsurprising since he at one point shared for an interview that he didn’t spend his earnings from hosting The Tonight Show and instead lived off of what he earned from doing stand-up comedy. Leno is also known to have a very impressive garage, where he houses hundreds of vintage and supercars. A lot of the cars he owns are investments in themselves since they are now worth so much more than what he purchased them for.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA – EST. $160 MILLION
Singer, a songwriter, talent show judge, and occasional actress, Christina Aguilera, was born in New York City. She lived in Pennsylvania with her father, a soldier, and her mother, a professional violinist, and pianist. She had started the business when joined the TV series called The Mickey Mouse Club with Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. After the show ends in 1994, Aguilera had to send demos out to get the attention of record companies.
Christina Aguilera has earned so many singing awards that she’s been assessed as rightfully belonging alongside Hollywood’s greatest performers in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is reportedly worth $160 million. Indeed, despite that Aguilera’s singing career had unexpectedly stagnated in recent years, she was still able to use her fame in other ways that brought in a lot of money. Aguilera is a money-making empire unto herself, with an investment portfolio that included real estate, her clothing line, her fragrance, and more.
DENZEL WASHINGTON – EST. $220 MILLION
Actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington, born in New York City on December 28, 1954. His father was a priest and divorced his mother when he’s young. After his parents’ marriage broke up, he almost became a real bad boy, playing basketball and fighting all day long. His mother had to force Washington to a boarding school to keep him away from fistfight and drugs. Clearly, moms always know better than fathers about how to save their sons’ souls.
Denzel Washington’s perhaps, to a huge degree, one of the best actors in Hollywood today or even one of the best actors in Hollywood history, is reportedly worth $220 million. Of course, the man is a veteran in Hollywood who’s had a career spanning close to four decades, so it’s totally unsurprising that he was able to amass this kind of wealth. Interestingly enough, Washington is also known to be a wordsmith of one kind or another, who suddenly churns out words of wisdom during interviews. Like, in particular, this little gem: “The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have. That’s what’s going to define you.”
LEONARDO DICAPRIO – EST. $260 MILLION
Actor and producer Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California. At age of five, he started his career by appearing in the children’s television series called Romper Room. When he turned 14, he began to appear in commercials for Matchbox cars, Kraft Foods, Bubble Yum, and Apple Jacks. He had got fame and popularity from acting in the great sitcom Growing Pains since 1990. DiCaprio was extremely good at portraying the troubled young man in films such as This Boy’s Life, The Basketball Diaries, and The Beach.
Leonardo DiCaprio has gained widespread recognition after impressing everyone by playing the mentally disabled boy in the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which is reportedly worth $260 million. Indeed, if one noticed the films that DiCaprio chooses to get involved with, one won’t be able to deny that they are of such high quality. This is because DiCaprio reportedly expends a whole lot of effort ensuring he only does the best films. And this has, to a huge degree, worked wonders for his career, turning him into one of the most sought-after actors of this generation.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER – EST. $505 MILLION
Boxing promoter and retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was raised in a family of boxers in Grand Rapids. His father Mayweather Sr. and uncle Jeff are both well-known professional boxers. Floyd began to practice boxing under his father’s guidance. He had an amateur record of 84-6. In 1996, he turned professional and competed for the United States at the Atlanta Olympics.
Floyd Mayweather, to his credit, remains undefeated in professional boxing to date and is often ranked among the best boxers—if not as the best boxer — in the history of the sport, is reportedly worth $505 million. And, understandably, he is worth this much — indeed, the only question is why he’s worth only this much — considering he’s reportedly paid $300 million per event. It’s also interesting to note that Mayweather was able to make all this money with only relatively few endorsement deals, unlike most athletes in his net worth category.
TOM SELLECK – $45 MILLION
An American actor and film producer, Tom Selleck was born in Detroit and raised by his father, a property investor, and his mother, a real estate agent. Tom grew up in Los Angeles and grew interested in volleyball and basketball in high school. He went to college on a baseball scholarship and graduated from the Department of Business Administration, University of Southern California. Tom Selleck’s career was largely defined by appearing in television commercials. He became recognizable after appearing in ads for Coca-Cola and Close-Up toothpaste but perhaps his most notable ad was with Marlboro as “The Marlboro Man.”
Tom Selleck has starred in several television series and films. His role in the hit TV series Magnum P.I. made him famous but the TV series Blue Bloods made him wealthy. He earned $200,000 per episode and $5 million per season, and what he did with his money proves his wise investment planning. He purchased a ranch in Ventura, California, does the farm work until today, and pretty much enjoys his $45-million net worth.
DAVID LETTERMAN – EST. $400 MILLION
Another iconic name in the field of hosting is David Letterman. He began his career as a radio talk show host, television anchor, and weather announcer. He has been the host of too many shows throughout the years. Although he officially announced his retirement in April 2014, he once again returned to host Netflix’s My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
He may be 73, but nothing can stop Letterman from doing what he loves the most – hosting. You can give him credits to almost everything, but he seems to be living up as a talk show host. This aided him in amassing a whopping net worth of $400 million. Aside from his annual salary, which comes to be pretty huge, he also gets $50 million a year in licensing and syndication fees, although this figure may have already changed in recent years.
KEANU REEVES – EST. $360 MILLION
Actor, film producer, director, and occasional musician, Keanu Reeves, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. After his parents’ quick split, his mother married the Broadway director Paul Aron, and the family moved to Toronto, Canada. Keanu Reeves became interested in acting under the influence of Paul Aron.
Many will still remember Keanu Reeves as Ted Theodore Logan in the weird comedy film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, is reportedly a very charitable person who went as far as sacrificing a portion of his talent fee on more than one occasion just so studios can increase the salary of some of its other employees. Reeves even has, to his credit, spent money to have schools built in some of the most remote areas of the world. He is indeed one of the most secretly charitable people in Hollywood, who chooses to keep his good works below Hollywood’s radar.
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER – $340 BILLION
John D. Rockefeller needs no introduction. He was born in Ridgeford and the son of an unlicensed doctor of medicine and a devout Baptist. He was a business magnate and philanthropist who turned his $4,000 investment into the biggest fortune in modern human history. He used his little money to invest in an oil refinery, and it was a huge success. This gave Rockefeller $340 billion net worth, which made him the richest American of all time and wealthiest human in modern history.
Thanks to his company, Standard Oil, it eventually came as a”world-dominating” monopoly. Although this name didn’t ring a bell today, it was because it was already broken into dozens of companies, like Sohio, ESSO, SoCal, which later emerged into BP, Exxon, and Chevron, respectively. With his incredible business knowledge, Rockefeller owned 25% of the Standard Oil monopoly and maintained to have ownership of each of its new company.
MICHELLE PFEIFFER – EST. $80.8 MILLION
Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer born in Santa Ana, dominating the entertainment scene back in the 1980s and 1990s. She started to pursue her acting career in 1978. At the time, she was doing minor credit roles in different television and movie projects. Her first leading role came in 1982 in the musical film Grease 2. Although the sequel to the hit first Grease film was deemed unsuccessful, it still paved the way for Michelle to gain public interest.
She then got her first titular role as an actress in the romantic comedy film, Frankie and Johnny, in 1991. But, she’s undoubtedly most notable as Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns adaptation in 1992. She has received several accolades and critical acclaims for her work in both the comedic and dramatic genres throughout her career, amassing her $80.8 million net worth.
BARBARA WALTERS – EST. $170 MILLION
Barbara Walters has been the face of several TV shows, including 20/20, The View, and the ABC Evening News. Like others who were only starting, Walters began her colorful career as a writer and researcher for The Today Show in 1961 until she became its co-host in 1974. Walters even made history, being the first woman who co-hosted an American show at the time. In 1976, she made another record when she became the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program.
Aside from hosting, Walters is also known for publishing great books. The seasoned journalist had made a major investment after she wrote a magazine article in the late 60s about How to Talk with Practically Anybody about Practically Anything and Audition: A Memoir. She published a book based on its content with help of June Callwood. At 90, Walters is already retired and probably enjoying her $170 million net worth.
OPRAH WINFREY – EST. $3.5 BILLION
Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, and producer. She majored in communication at Tennessee State University with a full scholarship. She became the youngest anchor of WTVF in her sophomore year and worked for WJZ in Baltimore after graduation. She has been the icon that has graced American television for over 25 years. In two decades, she has interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities and America’s most important figures.
As her fame and popularity grew, her show’s significance grew along with it. Her influence became so large that in the latter part of her career, a one-on-one sitdown with her is regarded as a once in a lifetime opportunity. So if you have no idea who this living legend is, we don’t know where you’ve been all this time. Today, Oprah’s career has a price tag of $3.5 billion, which she sets aside for countless investments.
BEN STILLER – EST. 200 MILLION
Ben Stiller is probably one of the funniest men to grace Hollywood. As the son of comedian Jerry Stiller and actor Anne Meara, it was only fitting that Ben entered the same industry. Thankfully, he inherited his parent’s humor and acting talents. With the help of his parents, his first appearance was in Spielberg’s film “Empire of the Sun” in 1987. However, despite having the privilege of having famous parents, Stiller started his career just like other Hollywood stars.
Ben Stiller began with small stage roles and created”mockumentaries” before being offered a self-titled show. In 2001, Ben gained worldwide recognition after starring in the movie, Zoolander, where he played an eccentric male model. He is also given writing and directorial credits for the film. After countless successful roles and projects, Ben Stiller is now being valued at a whopping $200 million!
CELINE DION – EST. $800 MILLION
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer, songwriter, occasional actress, and all-around successful entrepreneur. At age of five, she made her debut for a local contest of traditional French ballads. Her mother wrote a song called Ce N’etait Qu’un Reve for Dion and sent a demo to Rene Angelil. Rene was amazed and arranged to record the album soon.
Celine Dion is one of the most commercially successful musical artists of all time, and who is, to her credit, widely regarded as having one of the best vocals in the music industry, is reportedly worth a whopping $800 million. Indeed, Dion was reported as the 2nd most successful musician in 2009 after Madonna. Of course, while much of her money came from music — from album sales, concerts and tours — a lot of it also came from her huge investment portfolio, which includes various businesses and real estate all over the world.
ROBIN WILLIAMS – EST. $50 MILLION
Robin Williams was not just the all-around funny guy. There were a lot of things this iconic actor did in his almost four-decade career. He’s not only known as a comedian but also as a serious actor. Williams also came to prominence for his improvisational skills, and he could even imitate a lot of voices. These were just some of his too many talents.
Although he’s heavily regarded as one of the best comedians of all time, he didn’t let himself be confined to doing comedy movies alone. Williams was behind the success of some of the most iconic films in American history, like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society. With his contributions to the industry, he bagged several accolades and earned a high degree of respect from everyone. These things helped Williams amass a fortune worth $50 million, which undoubtedly stuns his family and fans.
JENNIFER ANISTON – EST. $240 MILLION
Actress, film producer, and successful businesswoman, Jennifer Aniston, was born on February 11, 1969. She moved from Greece to New York with her parents and studied in Rudolf Steiner Drama School when she’s six. After graduating from a drama school in 1987, she went to perform Broadway plays alone. Aniston had to work as a waitress and telemarketer to pay bills during the first years.
Fortunately, Jennifer Aniston gained worldwide recognition for playing Rachel Green on the hit television sitcom Friends and even further recognition for snagging — and eventually losing — Brad Pitt, which is reportedly worth $240 million, which one article says makes her the richest Friends cast member. Aniston is also widely recognized to be one of the most sought-after celebrity endorsers, which has, no doubt, helped her in amassing the aforementioned wealth. Not only that but she also reportedly has a sizable investment portfolio, which includes real estate properties all over the country.
JIMMY BUFFETT – EST. $600 MILLION
Jimmy Buffet rose to prominence for many things. He is a singer, songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He gained international attention with his music, which features the “island escapism” theme. With his Coral Reefer Band, they managed to drop a lot of hit songs that may be one of the reasons why he amassed a net worth of $600 million.
He and his group have released 27 albums and made about 40 live tours to date. Aside from his music, Buffett also gets credits for his writing abilities. He has written three number one bestsellers: Tales from Margaritaville, Where is Joe Merchant?, and his memoir, A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Other novels to his name are A Salty Piece of Land and Swine Not? Although he is now 73, Buffett remains true to his “well-established persona” as the easy-going beach guy.
PARKER SCHNABEL – $8 MILLION
Parker Schnabel was born in Haines, Alaska on July 22, 1994. He rose to prominence as a gold miner in the reality TV series Gold Rush. He is also the subject of the show’s spinoff series, Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail. Schnabel has been on screen since 2010. His first appearance in a few episodes in Gold Rush Season 1 made him surprisingly popular. People love to see a young miner who reveals real temper and roughness while digging gold.
Parker Schnabel managed to have an $8 million net worth. Aside from investing himself, Schnabel wanted to help the miners of the Porcupine Creek. Sadly, he later learned the no one from them knew what they were doing. In the fourth season of the show, the 26-year-old star decided to go on his own and leave his family’s mine. In just a year of running his mining operation, he already got 1,029 oz of gold. Aside from leading this reality TV franchise, Schnabel also worked as the producer of its three shows.
LITTLE RICHARD – EST. $40 MILLION
A renowned musician, singer, and songwriter, Little Richard was born in Macon, Georgia. He started to play the piano in 1950. Richard rose to prominence as an acclaimed pianist behind the hit songs, Tutti Frutti and Good Golly Miss Molly, among others. His songs carried his iconic shrieks and trademark piano verses. Richard had managed to amass a net worth of $40 million for himself.
He got credit for being the pioneer of the early rock and roll movement. Aside from making music, Richard also appeared in several movies, like Don’t Knock the Rock, The Girl Can’t Help It, and Mister Rock and Roll. However, in the late 1950s, he focused on making gospel music instead. But with his love for rock and roll, he returned to do this genre again. With his outstanding contributions to the music scene, Richard received numerous accolades and recognition.
JODIE FOSTER – EST. $100 MILLION
Jodie Foster is an American actress born in California. She is the daughter of an Air Force colonel and a casting consultant in Hollywood. She first joined the entertainment world at the tender age of three. At 13, she already received her first Oscar nomination. Later, she won several Oscar awards for her roles in the movies, The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs. She also had several movie credits to her name.
At the peak of her career, Jodie used to earn more than $100 million from film salaries alone. She got $5 million for the movie Maverick, $9.5 million from Nell, including $5 million of producer fee, $9 million from Contact, $15 million from Anna and the King, $12 million from Panic Room, $13 million from Flightplan, and $15 million from The Brave One. With all of these earnings, Jodie has amassed $100 million of net worth.
HUGH GRANT- EST. $80 MILLION
English actor and producer Hugh Grant was born in London and studied Britain Literature at Oxford. After making his debut in the film Privileged in 1982, he didn’t get much chance. It was until 1987 that Grant was offered a leading role in the film Maurice, costarring James Wilby. They both won the Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for portraying a pair of love birds in the film.
Hugh Grant rose to international prominence after starring in the romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral is known within the British film industry as a scrupulous performer whose style of acting comes across as spontaneous. Grant used to be one of the most popular British actors of the 90s, and it’s no surprise that he was able to amass a net worth of $80 million because of this. Grant is also known for his sizable investment portfolio which consists of dozens of homes including a $23-million home in Chelsea.
EDWARD NORTON – EST. $300 MILLION
Edward NORTON was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Columbia, Maryland. His nanny Betsy True inspired him of the beauty of acting and took him to his first play called “If I Were A Princess” when he was six. Edward Norton is famously known as an actor, but he is also known for his technology investment that helped him amassed his $300 million fortune.
Although most of his net worth comes from his acting salary, his work as a savvy technology investor also has something to do with it. He was one of the early investors of Uber. He was the first to bring Uber to Los Angeles than the Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s parents themselves. Besides, Edward also funded the analytics companies Kensho and EDO, making him the most prominent person who owned Kenso equity when it got sold to SP Global in 2018. He also co-founded the crowd fundraising platform CrowdRise, which GoFundMe acquired in 2017.
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN – EST. $12 MILLION
Film and television actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan was born in Seatle on April 22, 1966. He didn’t stop playing basketball in high school and college until a knee injury forced him to end his sports career. He turned to do paintings after the accident. From 2000, Morgan makes an appearance in various television series such as ER, The O.C., and Supernatural.
He is best known for playing Denny Duquette in the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and Negan in the television horror series The Walking Dead is reportedly worth $12 million. It’s also been reported that Morgan’s television career saw him making $200,000 per episode, which is no doubt the reason why, despite having played mostly supporting roles, he has such an enviably-sized net worth. Indeed, Dean Morgan’s portrayal of Negan in The Walking Dead has, to some degree, made him somewhat of a cult figure among the show’s fans.
CRISPIN GLOVER – EST. $3.5 MILLION
Actor, filmmaker, voice actor, and author Crispin Glover was born on April 20, 1964, in New York. He was raised by an actor and a dancer in Los Angeles. He started acting at the age of 13 and appeared in several sitcoms such as Happy Days. Many will still remember him as the guy who played the father of Michael J. Fox’s character in the highly successful science fiction film Back to the Future.
He is known to be an eccentric individual of many talents. If you don’t believe me, just check out his acting in Charlie’s Angels and its sequel. The guy is simply odd. In any case, he is reportedly worth $3.5 million, which is not surprising given he’s mostly been landing supporting roles. But we hear the investment he’s made in his own production company is proving quite lucrative.
LEBRON JAMES – EST. $200 MILLION
LeBron James is not just one of the most famous NBA players of today but also one of the wealthiest. With his net worth of $200 million, it will surely grow big in the years to come as he can effortlessly earn $55 million a year from his endorsements. His annual salary alone is $40 million. Hence, his yearly income is about $100 million. From June 2016 to June 2017, he earned $86 million. He has maintained this earning from June 2017 to June 2019, receiving $85 million to $85.5 million a year.
In his first ten seasons in the NBA, James earned about $126 million in salary alone. However, it is a far cry from his endorsement salary, which reaches as high as $326 million. We just hope James will get the proper advice from a financial adviser to handle his money well!
RICHARD GERE – EST. $120 MILLION
American actor, producer, and veteran of Hollywood, Richard Gere comes from Philadephia. He didn’t only play various instruments but also write songs. He started acting when studying in Massachusetts. He’s had a storied acting career that began in the 70s and had his breakout role as a high-priced male escort in the film American Gigolo. He also gained fame and popularity through the film Hachi. He’s reportedly worth $120 million.
We can’t say that we’re not surprised, however, since one would reasonably expect a man of Gere’s talents to be worth much more than that. His decades-long career has been an enviable one, after all. But, it is what it is, we guess. In any case, we’ll always remember Gere as the rich corporate playboy who starred opposite Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman — a role that, to his credit, he played excellently.
MONICA LEWINSKY – EST. $1.5 MILLION
Monica Lewinsky came to public attention in the 1990s after having an affair with then-PRESIDENT Bill Clinton while working in the White House. Suffering from abuse of public opinion, she didn’t let the horrors of the past take the very best of her. Lewinsky stood up, coped up, and did the best she could to a better person. Thus, she succeeded. After a huge controversy that she had been through, the 47-year-old personality became a public speaker and an anti-bullying activist. She used her experience as her insurance to help other people.
Lewinsky became the voice of the victims of cyberbullying. She is also one of the most prominent members of the #MeToo movement. To reach a wider audience, the former White House intern published the book, Monica’s Story, with the help of Andrew Morton in 1999. She also has her own business- a handbag line -and served as Jenny Craig’s spokeswoman. With her hard work, Lewinsky is worth $1.5 million.
SEAN COMBS – EST. $875 MILLION
Rapper, songwriter, record producer, and hip-hop mogul Sean John Combs was born in New York on November 4, 1969. Many know him as Diddy or Puff Daddy. This producer has changed his name more times than we can remember (so we’ll just stick to Sean Combs for now), is an absolute beast in the music industry. He has several hit songs such as I’ll be missing you and Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down. He’s won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards.
He has an estimated net worth of $875 million. And not just that, the man is said to be an investment genius as well, having started his clothing line, vodka brand, a beverage company, and more. We’re fully expecting Diddy, we mean Combs, to break into billionaire status in a few short years.
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN – EST. $200 MILLION
British-American filmmaker and director Christoper Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London. When he turns 7, he began to make film projects by shooting his toy soldier with his father’s Super 8 camera. In 1992, he studied Britain Literature (not film) at UCL to widen perspectives on different things. That’s where he met Emma Thomas and produced 16mm films in summer. During decades of his career, his projects always succeed.
Nolan’s widely regarded as one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood these days and whose films have grossed north of $4 billion to date, is reportedly worth around $200 million. Interestingly enough, he shared that many in his family knew he was destined for Hollywood since he was young since he couldn’t put down his father’s 8mm camera and lugged it around wherever he went as a kid. Well, to his credit, he’s one of the best directors in Hollywood today, as his films are said to be captivating in their metaphysical oddity.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – EST. $500 MILLION
Singer, songwriter and musician, Bruce Springsteen was born in Freehold, New Jersey, on September 23, 1949. He began to learn to play the guitar in 1963. Two years later, he joined Castile on the album That’s What You’ll Get. Springsteen went on to play with several other bands for another three years after Castell split. He rose to prominence as a member of the E Street Band and then went on to have a solo career after, which gained him even more fame.
Bruce Springsteen is reportedly worth $500 million. And, to be sure, this is something anyone who’s glancingly followed the music industry, or pop culture in general, wouldn’t be surprised about, considering most of the romantic movies (well, of course not all but a lot) that have come out in the past decade has about one or two Springsteen songs in it. The man, to a huge degree, is a legend full stop.
MICHAEL J. FOX – EST. $65 MILLION
Comedian, author, and film producer Michael J. Fox was born on June 9, 1961, in Edmonton, Canada. The Back to the Future trilogy is already attached to Michael J. Fox’s name. The iconic film, which has been part of popular culture, made the 59-year-old actor a household name. He has won five Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards till now.
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and went public with the condition in 1998. He semi-retired from acting when the symptoms of his illness became more pronounced. While he lives with the disease, Fox founded The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. With a fortune of $65 million, he’s now living comfortably in his Manhattan home with his wife, Tracy Pollan, with whom he shares four kids. Aside from his family home, he also has other properties, making real estate their primary investment. They also have houses in New York and Connecticut.
SCOTTIE PIPPEN – EST. $20 MILLION
Scottie Pippen may have retired from playing the NBA, but he still has a huge net worth to boast. In his 17 seasons in the NBA, Pippen managed to amass a $20 million net worth. During the peak of his career, the 55-year-old superstar used to earn $109 million in salary alone. Scottie Pippen was offered a job to be an endorsor. With his fame, the gig gave him tens of millions back then.
Despite the millions of dollars that Pippen used to receive, he’s still dubbed the most underpaid NBA player of all time. To some degree, this is somehow true and partly false. Compared to Michael Jordan, who earned over $30 million of salary per year, Pippen only got $2.6 million. However, he revealed he did it to have a sure contract and be financially secured for his family.
BILLY JOEL – EST. $225 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, composer and pianist, Billy Joel started to practice piano at age of four. Despite his father left his mother when he’s seven, Joel had never given up his love for music. He made an appearance in 1968 as a folk singer who played and sang himself. He is also commonly referred to as the “Piano Man” because of his uncanny ability behind the piano, which is reportedly worth $225 million.
It’s not entirely surprising that Billy “the Piano Man” Joel is worth this much since he’s one of the most successful musicians in history who’s had a decades-long career that’s raked in millions of dollars throughout the years. Interestingly enough, Joel was said to have started playing the piano at 14 years of age and played at bars at a young age to support his single mom. Well, to his credit, his days of struggle are long gone, because now he’s worth a quarter of a billion dollars.
TOM BRADY – EST. $200 MILLION
Thomas Edward (AKA Tom Terrific) rose to prominence as a football quarterback and a model. He has played for nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, luckily winning six of those, which was record-breaking for winning the feat that often in NFL history. Tom also won another record of four Super Bowl MVP awards and three NFL MVP awards in just a decade.
However, in 2020, Thomas Edward moved from New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Bucs. His two-year contract with his new team earned him $50 million, including the $9 million incentive bonuses. When his deal ends, he may have made a total of $400 million from salary and endorsements. Thomas Edward will probably need the help of a financial advisor to help him handle his finances well, especially now that he has a $200 million net worth.
MICHAEL JORDAN – EST. $2.1 BILLION
Former professional basketball player and all-around successful entrepreneur, Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York. His family moved to North Carolina when he turned five and Jordan grew close to his father. They were both passionate about baseball at that time. Jordan’s famous tongue spitting when he dunked was derived from his father’s movements when doing repair work. Jordan was a naughty boy but willing to spend every second on the basketball court with his elder brother.
Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the GOAT — the Greatest of All Time — of basketball, is reportedly worth $2.1 billion. Of course, this is hardly surprising, since the man is for all practical purposes the most successful basketball player — indeed, the most successful athlete — in the world. Much of his money came from playing basketball, to be sure, but a bigger chunk of it has come from his endorsements and his various investments, including but not limited to the Charlotte Hornets, of which he is the principal owner.
CAMERON DIAZ – EST. $140 MILLION
Actress, producer, author, and former model Cameron Diaz was raised in San Diego, away from hustle and bustle of the East Coast and the glamor of Hollywood. She loved to go to different parties and listening to Metal. Her mother was supportive and even accompanied her first performance at Van Halen’s. Diaz was ranked among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and has gained wider recognition after starring opposite Jim Carrey in the comedy film The Mask.
She is reported to have a net worth of $140 million. Unexpectedly enough, her role in The Mask earned her a Golden Globe Nomination for Outstanding Performance. Unfortunately, Cameron told the media last 2014 that she’s finished with acting and will pursue other ventures away from the camera. What those ventures are, we have no idea – but we’re certain that, to some degree, it will involve making money.
DRE – EST. $850 MILLION
Rapper, songwriter, record producer, and all-around entrepreneur Dr. Dre was born in Compton, California. He moved quite often with his family from Compton, Carson to Long Beach and Los Angeles. Dr. Dre is one of the richest men — if not the richest man — in hip hop, is reportedly worth $850 million.
And, to be sure, while a lot of that money was from his music career, a huge chunk of it — if not the majority chunk of it — was because of the company he put up, Beats by Dre, which he sold to Apple for $3 billion. Indeed, putting up that audio company was perhaps the best investment Dr. Dre has made in his life, and since he still has a small share of the company, we’re sure he’ll be breaking into billionaire status in a few years.
JAMES PATTERSON – EST. $750 MILLION
Author and philanthropist James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York. He graduated from Manhattan College and got an M.A. in English From Vanderbilt University. He is known for having authored more than a few highly successful novels — like Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, and Witch and Wizard — is reportedly worth $750 million.
Indeed, he even got the distinction of being the first author to have sold 1 million e-books when the e-book industry was still in its infancy. Not just that, Patterson also holds the record for having the most #1 New York Times Bestsellers. Not bad for a guy who got a degree in advertising and spent a good amount of his life in the industry only to shift to novel writing despite that his first novel got rejected by the first dozen publishers Patterson peddled it to.
DREW BARRYMORE – EST. $125 MILLION
Actress, producer and director, Drew Barrymore was a member of the famous Barrymore family in show business, which appears on Forbes’ list once. Drew’s father, John Barrymore Jr., died two months after she was born. Her mother was so desperate to rely on Drew’s Family name by taking commercials when she’s 11-month-old. Drew achieved international stardom after playing little Gertie in Steven Spielberg’s hit science fiction film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
She reportedly has an estimated net worth of $125 million. And, unsurprisingly, she’s this rich, considering she’s been in Hollywood’s spotlight for most of her life, starting her career as a young kid and landing roles for television and film ever since. She’s also made a smart investment in the form of a production company called Flower Films, which has produced some of the hit movies Barrymore had been involved with.
J.K. ROWLING – EST. $1 BILLION
Author, film producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling was the daughter of a retired executive at an aircraft factory and a lab technician. Her original name was Joanne Rowling. As a child, Rowling was a plain girl wearing glasses, a little bit shy but wild inside. She’s very fond of writing and telling stories and sharing them with her little sister. Many know her as the mind behind the creation of Harry Potter and the Potterverse (the universe in which Harry Potter lived). But what people rarely know is that she was first inspired by the smile of a dark-haired wizard boy she met on the train.
Rowling is reportedly worth $1 billion. And we’re surprised she isn’t worth more than that, considering all the merchandise, theme parks, books, and movies that have spawned from the wizarding world in which the characters of her book were fully enmeshed. Interestingly enough, Rowling’s rise was not an easy one. She shared that she peddled her stories to many publishers only to be rejected by every single one. To one publisher’s credit, they took a chance on Rowling, and the rest, as they say, is history.
JUSTIN BIEBER – EST. $265 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, and occasional actor, Justin Bieber comes from a single-parent family in Ontario, Canada. He taught himself the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet from the age of five. In late 2007, Justin Bieber and his mother uploaded videos and cover songs on YouTube in order to let relatives and friends who could not attend his performance see his performance.
Justin Bieber reportedly has a net worth of $265 million. Indeed, he is, to a huge degree, one of the richest and most recognizable musical performers today, despite being merely 26 years old. His rise to stardom was nothing short of amazing. He simply posted videos of himself on Youtube covering the songs of other artists. This got him discovered by then-budding talent manager Scooter Braun (who’s now also worth millions thanks to Bieber), and the rest, as they say, is history.
KATE HUDSON – EST. $80 MILLION
Actress, author, and highly successful entrepreneur, Kate Hudson, was born in Los Angeles on April 19, 1979. Being the daughter of Hollywood power couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (she’s actually the stepdaughter of the latter), she was invited by director Cameron Crowe to play the role of Penny in the film Almost Famous. It won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 58th Golden Globe Awards and a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Actress, author, and highly successful entrepreneur, Kate Hudson, was born in Los Angeles on April 19, 1979. Being the daughter of Hollywood power couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (she’s actually the stepdaughter of the latter), she was invited by director Cameron Crowe to play the role of Penny in the film Almost Famous. It won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 58th Golden Globe Awards and a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 73rd Academy Awards.
BRUCE WILLIS – EST. $200 MILLION
Actor, producer, and occasional singer, Bruce Willis was born in West Germany, the eldest of four children. His father was an American soldier stationed in West Germany and brought the family back to New Jersey when Bruce was two years old. He began his acting career on Broadway and transitioned into television after landing a role in the highly successful comedy-drama series Moonlighting, which is reportedly worth $200 million.
What’s surprising is that he’s not worth more than that, given the innumerable blockbusters he’s been involved with. Willis’ face was so ubiquitous during the peak of his career that, to a huge degree, he made being bald seem like the epitome of coolness. Indeed, we all know him as John McClane, the unstoppable — and sometimes neurotic — police officer who keeps saving the day in the Die Hard films, the go-to film for many New York families during Christmas time.
BETTY WHITE – EST. $75 MILLION
Actress and comedian Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922. She has stated that Betty is her legal name and not a shortened version of Elizabeth. White has received many accolades and is even part of a lot of TV and movie records in history. Her more than 80 years in Hollywood gives her the distinction of having the longest career of any Hollywood entertainer in history, which is reportedly worth $75 million.
Betty White, at 98 years of age, is without a doubt an American treasure, who began her career way back in 1939. To her credit, she still hasn’t shown any sign of slowing down and is America’s grandma at this point. Not to mention, this showbiz veteran is a Hollywood Walk of Famer and Television Hall of Famer. She’s also a social media star, with each of her social media accounts attracting millions of followers.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – EST. $9 MILLION
Actor, voice actor, and artist, Billy Dee Williams was born in New York and grew up on 110th Street in Harlem. The family exposed children to painting, painting, drama, and similar creative experiences at an early age. His mother was an accomplished opera star and had a wish to break into movies. Williams fulfilled his mother’s dream by rising to prominence when played Lando Calrissian, the friend of Han Solo and the original owner of the Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars film franchise.
He is reportedly worth $9 million. Among his other memorable roles was that of Harvey Dent, the district attorney of Gotham City in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film. Although many will know him from his films, Williams started as a stage actor, and he frequently returned to stage acting even after attaining success in film.
MARIAH CAREY – EST. $300 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, producer, and occasional actress, Mariah Carey is considered one of the best singers of this generation on account of her five-octave vocal range. She has been professionally trained in music since the age of four and has been influenced by opera, folk, soul, rhythm and blues, and even church Gospel music. In 1988, Mariah Carey attended a party hosted by a record label WTG, where she met Tommy Mottola, the president of Columbia Records. The same week, Colombia Records signed Mariah Carey for $350,000 more than Warner Bros’s offer.
Mariah Carey is reportedly worth $300 million. And we’re not surprised that she’s worth that much, considering she’s a veteran of the music industry who’s been able to sell north of 200 million records worldwide. Indeed, she was insanely ubiquitous during the 90s, and to a huge degree, almost every other song that was being played on the radio at the time was from her album. Interestingly, Carey shared that she had a difficult time starting, as no record label wanted to take her in.
BILL O’REILLY – EST. $85 MILLION
Journalist, an author, and political commentator, Bill O’Reilly, who’s had his share of controversies and scandals in recent years, is reportedly worth $85 million. He majored in broadcast journalism at Boston University and earned a master of public administration degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After working for WFAA-TV in Dallas, CBS News, and ABC News, he has accumulated a lot of fame. In 1996, O’Reilly hopped to FOX news to anchor The O’Reilly Factor.
He was once considered Fox news’s cable king because his show’s ratings were often off the charts. Indeed, it was only in 2016 when he was ranked as the 7th highest-paid television broadcaster. Unfortunately (for him, at least) all of that has passed, and he’s now, to a huge degree, dealing with blowback from the many scandals he’s been involved with, particularly the harassment claims made against him by not just one but many of the women he’s worked with.
WENDY WILLIAMS – EST. $60 MILLION
Television personality, host and businesswoman Wendy Williams, who many will know as the host of the highly successful nationally syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show. After graduating with a degree in communication, she started to work for WVIS in the Virgin Islands. She spent 20 years hosting a radio show and transferred to a television program in 2009 so that she can spare time with her family. The Wendy Williams Show was initially a six-week trial but she made it”a breakthrough in daytime” remarked by The New York Times.
Williams is reportedly worth $60 million. Many might not know that Wendy Williams is also, to her credit, a successful author, having written more than a few books that can, for all practical purposes, be considered bestsellers. Which is among the reasons why she is so rich. And, since her success is showing no signs of slowing down, we’re fully expecting it to grow exponentially in the years to come.
JANET JACKSON – EST. $190 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress, Janet Jackson, who really doesn’t need any introduction, having been so ubiquitous as a musical performer during the 80s and 90s. She’s the youngest sibling of the Jackson family, a family whose entertainment empire started back in the late 70s. Five of her elder brothers bonded up as the Jackson 5 and performed in the Chicago-Gary area when she’s little. Despite the family background, Janet preferred to become a jockey rather than an entertainer, which was disapproved by her father. She then made her debut as an actress on the CBS series The Jacksons, a real-life drama about her family.
Jackson, grown out of the family and started her solo career to remarkable success, is reportedly worth $190 million. Much of her money came from her music career, but she’s also raked in millions from the investments she’s put toward the creation of her own jewelry line and self-help books.
JAY-Z – EST. $930 MILLION
Rapper, songwriter, producer, and all-around successful entrepreneur, Jay-Z grew up in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn. His mother gave him a tape recorder as a birthday gift that made him fall in love with hip hop. Invited by Puff Daddy in 1994, Jay-Z sang on”Show & Prove” and released his first official single”In My Lifetime” on Puff Daddy’s album.
Many will know Jay-Z as the husband Beyonce and the founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, which is reportedly worth $930 million. Of course, if his net worth were combined with that of his wife, then he (as well as she) can be considered a billionaire now. Not bad for someone who admittedly started on the streets, selling crack and all sorts of drugs to survive. Well, to his credit, he’s been able to get past all that and become one of the highest-selling rappers in America.
SERENA WILLIAMS – EST. $145 MILLION
American professional tennis player Serena Williams was the little sister to Venus Williams, another Tennis Queen at the same time. She’s got terrifying power and explosiveness with profound experience, making her the dominant in women’s tennis. She’s a perfect combination of strength, technique, mentality, and intelligence.
Serena Williams has been ranked as one of the best female players in tennis today, is reportedly worth $145 million. She’s won more grand slams than any other player in history, and she always looks like an unstoppable force on the tennis court. Just like most sports celebrities, much of Serena Williams’ money has come from both her earnings as a player and her endorsements, which include Beats by Dre, Gatorade, Aston Martin, and a lot more else. Not only that, but Serena also has quite a sizable investment portfolio as well, which includes a stake in the Miami Dolphins.
PAT SAJAK – EST. $65 MILLION
Television personality and talk show host Pat Sajak was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago. When serving in the U.S. Army, he also hosted a musical show on American Forces Radio during the Vietnam War. After the war, Sajak anchored the five-minute newscast and a substitute weatherman at NBC. Many know him now as the host of the longtime running television game show Wheel of Fortune.
Pat Sajak is reportedly worth $65 million. Interestingly enough, Sajak shared that he grew up practically dirt poor with his parents, who eventually separated when he was young, being unable to afford even the most trivial items. He started as a DJ, and soon enough, ended up as a weatherman for KNBC-TV. In 1981, he was invited to host the television game show Wheel of Fortune, and Sajak, to his credit, has been hosting it ever since.
O.J. SIMPSON – $3 MILLION
Orenthal James Simpson, or O.J. Simpson as we know him, is a retired football player and sports commentator, hailed as the best running back in history. Simpson set a record in 1973, becoming the first person to carry the ball more than 2,000 yards in a season. Six other players have broken the 2,000-yard record so far, but Simpson remains the only professional football player to carry the ball more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season.
O.J. currently has a net worth of $3 million. At the peak of his career in the early ’90s, he had a net worth of $10.8 million, which is the same as around $18 million today. Today, his primary source of income is an NFL pension that is reportedly worth around $5 million. According to reports, he also has a Screen Actor’s Guild pension that pays him $1,700 per month. Simpson’s pensions now secure him, so despite being retired, he still won’t be nearing bankruptcy.
ROBERT DE NIRO – EST. $500 MILLION
The actor, producer, director, and highly successful businessman Robert De Niro was born to an Italian family in New York. He had a pleasant childhood and made his stage debut playing the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz at the age of 10. Robert rose to prominence when he starred in Godfather II, which won him the 47th Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He is regarded as one of the best actors of all time, not least because of the many difficult roles he’s played for film, is estimated to be worth $350 million. Not all that money came from acting, however — but, sure, much of it did. De Niro is also a successful hotelier, whose investment portfolio included a string of hotels across the globe. From Saudi Arabia to Barcelona to Marbella, De Niro and his business partners have been able to construct a luxury hotel there and have every intention of expanding to other countries in the future.
STEVE HARVEY – EST. $200 MILLION
Steve Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia. His father, a coal miner, named him after the actor Broderick Crawford of the TV series Highway Patrol. Other than performing stand-up comedy, he couldn’t settle down in any job for very long. For the first 3 years, he lived a homeless life.
Many know Harvey as the host of The Steve Harvey Show (among the many other shows that he’s hosting) is reportedly worth $200 million. Interestingly enough, Harvey didn’t have an easy time making it big in Hollywood and was reportedly even homeless during the 80s. To a huge degree, the man struggled a great deal in life and even tried his hand as a boxer to make ends meet. Well, now he’s one of the most successful people in Hollywood, and it’s all thanks to his enviable talent of making people laugh.
ALEXIS OHANIAN – EST. $40 MILLION
Alexis Ohanian is a known businessman born in Brooklyn, New York City. He is a technology entrepreneur behind Reddit’s success, which he co-founded with Steve Huffman and Aaron Swartz. Surely, he is best known today as the husband of the famed tennis player, Serena Williams, who gave birth to their beautiful son in 2017.
The 37-year-old investor started to found multiple internet startups after he graduated from college. Together with Huffman, they originally pitched My Mobile Menu to Y Combinator. Thankfully, the idea was refused, and that ultimately paved the way for the making of Reddit, which became Y Combinator’s first batch of startups in 2005. Later, Ohanian quit Reddit to focus on other investments. He co-founded Initialized Capital and invested in different startups, like Instacart, Opendoor, Zenefits, and Cruise, worth $500 million. Today, Ohanian has a net worth of $40 million.
STEPHEN COLBERT – EST. $75 MILLION
Stephen Colbert is relatively famous for being a comedian, writer, actor, author, and, of course, a talk show host. He rose to prominence for manning The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, starting in 2015. He is also best known for hosting the Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, from 2005 to 2014. As a host and an entertainment genius, he managed to make a net worth of $75 million.
Colbert received an annual salary of $6 million for the first few seasons of The Late Show. It then dramatically increased to $15 million a year after signing a contract extension with CBS Corp that would keep him on the show until 2023. He also has other projects and credits outside of hosting. The Colbert Report show was well received and was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards, winning the award for Best Solo Performance in a variety, singing or comedy show in 2008.
ANGELA BASSETT – EST. $20 MILLION
Angela Bassett made a name for portraying African-American cultural figures, like Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It. She finally received widespread recognition for her role in 1993’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” which earned her a Golden Globe award for best actress and an Oscar nomination for best actress. She was also Betty Shabazz in the feature films Malcolm X and Panther.
In addition, she had perfectly portrayed the roles of Rosa Parks and Voletta Wallace on the big screen in the movies The Rosa Parks Story and Notorious. With these iconic roles, not to mention her excellent acting talent, and exquisite beauty, Bassett successfully became one of the most prominent African-American actresses in Hollywood. She gets the admiration of many to a certain degree, especially the Black community. With her hard work, she is now worth $20 million.
WILL SMITH – EST. $350 MILLION
Multi-awarded actor and rapper Will Smith, who gained widespread recognition for playing himself in the hit television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has been described by more than a few wealth tracking sites to have an estimated net worth of $350 million. Of course, this is, to a huge degree, hardly surprising, because Smith is considered a veteran of Hollywood, who’s starred in more films than we can count.
He was nominated for Best Actor Oscars twice for his roles in 2001’s Ali and 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness. “Concussion” earns him the Best Actor award at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles on November 1, 2015. Not just that, he’s also reportedly made millions from his music career, despite that his rapping never got the respect we think it scarcely deserves from the hip hop world.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER – EST. $1.2 BILLION
British composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose musicals have reportedly been running for decades on Broadway and was described by Time Magazine as “the most commercially successful composer in history,” is estimated to have a net worth of $1.2 billion. Indeed, Webber’s biggest musical hit, The Phantom of the Opera, has reportedly made $6 billion worldwide, and that’s not even counting Webber’s other musical hits, such as Cats, Sunset Boulevard, and School of Rock.
The man is, to a huge degree, an icon of broadway and his songs will remain famous for a long, long time. He has won five Lawrence Oliver Awards in Britain, six Tony Awards in America, and three Grammys, one of which was for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” for his Latin Requiem. Two recent Tony awards were for “Best Composer” and “Best Musical” for Sunset Boulevard.
GORDON RAMSAY – EST. $220 MILLION
You will surely know Gordon Ramsay as the famous British chef, restaurateur, writer, TV personality, and all-around food critic. He may be known for his bad temper, strict demeanor, and expletives, insulting players for their mistakes, but his extraordinary cooking skills can’t be denied. With these, he managed to amass $220 million net worth.
His salary for one episode of his show alone is $225,000. In a year, he can effortlessly earn $45 million credits to his media and restaurant empires. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he made a whopping $60 million. Between June 2018 and 2019, it increased to $65 million. He also sold 50% of North American holding company shares to Lion Capital in 2019. He also has a lot of plans for his future business ventures.
CAROL BURNETT – EST. $45 MILLION
Carol Burnett is one of the most recognized and well-loved personalities in entertainment history. Thanks to her several TV shows, she’s had a long and successful television career. Additionally, she is a singer, writer, comedian, and actress. With all these professions, Burnett has managed to amass a net worth of $45 million. She rose to prominence as an actress on TV, radio, film, and even theatre. With her excellent acting talent, she has bagged several accolades from different award-giving bodies.
And she received the 76th Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement in television on Jan. 7, 2019. She started her dream with the help of a mysterious guy who offered her a money loan worth $1,000 without any interest. She used the money to go to New York and build a name for herself. It looks like she has the anonymous man to thank for her good fortune!
HALLE BERRY – EST. $90 MILLION
Halle Berry is not only an actress. She is also a former model and a beauty queen. The star has made a name as Storm in the movie series X-Men, as the Bond girl in Die Another Day, and in hit movies, Swordfish and Monster’s Ball, the latter of which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. In addition, She used to be one of the highest-paid actresses in the 2000s and had a well-paid contract with the cosmetics company, Revlon.
Her deal with Revlon still stands today and pays her about $10 million a year. With all the things she does, no wonder she has a net worth of $90 million. Besides, She has got $2.5 million from Swordfish, $600,000 for Monster’s Ball, $4 million for Die Another Day, and $6 million for Gothika. With these movie credits, she is undoubtedly up for something more.
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER – EST. $900 MILLION
Film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer, to a huge degree, is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. He is known for having produced some of the most commercially successful films of this generation like Top Gun, Gone in 60 Seconds, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. He’s also received so many awards and nominations that it would be the height of tediousness to list them down.
The films he produced have grossed more than $16 billion worldwide and have been nominated for 41 Academy Awards (six times), eight Grammy Awards (five times), 23 Golden Globe Awards (four times), and 77 Emmy Awards (17 times). It is absolutely no wonder the man is just $100 million short of attaining billionaire status. But we’re sure that chasm into billionaire-hood will be breached in a few short years, given Bruckheimer’s impressive film output.
AARON RODGERS – EST. $70 MILLION
American professional football player Aaron Rodgers, who currently plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is one of the richest football players with an estimated net worth of $120 million. Indeed, he is currently regarded as one of the league’s marquee players, which is why we are totally unsurprised he’s being paid very handsomely to do his thing on the field. Rogers was selected in the 2005 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Known for his efficient passing and mobility, Rogers won two MVP awards, led the Green Bay Packers to win Super Bowl 45, and meanwhile he was also the Passer Rating player with the highest rating in NFL history. Not only that, he is, to a huge degree, one of the most sought-after sports personalities when it comes to endorsements, and some wealth tracking sites have estimated that Rodgers is making $9 million a year from endorsements alone.
ROGER FEDERER – EST. $500 MILLION
Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer, who is currently ranked among the top tennis players in the world, is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million. Confusingly, wealth tracking sites who’ve looked into Federer can’t really agree on how much the man is worth; some have estimated it to be in the $450 million range, while some have said it’s closer to $1 billion. Indeed, Business Insider says Federer will be the first billionaire tennis player, with a net worth of $900 million and annual earnings of $200 million a year.
Whatever the case may be, what’s certain is that Federer is, to his credit, the richest tennis player, despite being only ranked the 4th best. In February 2018, he became the first male athlete to win five Laureates and the most laureates in Lawrence’s history with six wins. By the end of February 2018, he had won 20 championships and 14 runners-up in Grand Slam singles. And he was selected as Switzerland’s greatest athlete of the past 70 years.
ANGELINA JOLIE – EST. $160 MILLION
Actress, producer, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, who’s been named as one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses on more than one occasion as well as one of the most beautiful women in the world, is reportedly worth $160 million. Jolie is, without a doubt, one of the most popular celebrities in the world. And while this is mostly because of her perfect bone structure, it’s also because she, to her credit, has been able to do so much recently as a UNHCR ambassador for refugees all over the world.
Indeed, Jolie currently seems more focused on her humanitarian work than anything else that involved Hollywood. Angelina Jolie has been named one of the 25 most influential philanthropists in the world by Value magazine. She founded two foundations — the Maddox Relief Project for Cambodia and the Jolie Foundation, which helps children in orphanages.
Nicolas Cage – EST. $25 Million
Actor Nicolas Cage has a long list of impressive credits on his portfolio. His first appearance on the big screen was on Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982. After his spectacular performance here, he got more offers. He appeared in movies like Valley Girl, Peggy Sue Got Married, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Gone in Sixty Seconds. One of his most notable works was National Treasure which grossed so much from his performance.
Nicolas Cage started directing in 2002 when he made Sonny. And furthermore, he directed Shadow of the Vampire and The Dresden Files. In 1996, he undoubtedly won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 68th Academy Awards for Far from Las Vegas with his excellent performance. In 2007, he topped the annual box office with two films, chariots of Soul and National Treasure 2. Now, his net worth is $25 million.
TOMMY LEE JONES – EST. $90 MILLION
He may have been known for his roles in Western films, but Tommy Lee Jones is one of the most easily recognizable faces in Hollywood. He can be a rancher, a ranger, a cowboy, or a combination of the three characters. He is praised for his versatility in acting within the industry, earning him a slew of awards and credits from fans and critics alike. In 1991, he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “JFK.” And he won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a federal marshal in Fugitive in 1993.
In 2008, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Valley of Elah. Jones doesn’t only make a name in the U.S. but also within other countries, especially Japan. He created quite an interesting reputation in the said country, being the spokesperson for Suntory and appearing in several of its commercials. With all his combined works, he is now worth $90 million.
SANDRA BULLOCK – EST. $200 MILLION
Actress, the producer, and philanthropist Sandra Bullock, who was, during the past decade, frequently ranked among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and has gained prominence after starring opposite Sylvester Stallone in the film Demolition Man, is reportedly worth $200 million. Indeed, Bullock is, much to her credit, one of the most recognizable and critically acclaimed leading ladies in Hollywood, that we’re surprised her net worth is not more than this.
She’s also one of the highest-paid actresses; reports have it that she was not just paid $20 million to star in the film Gravity, but she was also offered a share in the film’s profits (and it did spectacularly in the box office, of course). In 2010, she won the Best Actress award at the 82nd Academy Awards, the 67th Golden Globe Awards, the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards, and other awards for her performance in The Blind Side. In 2014, she was nominated for Best Actress at the 71st Golden Globe Awards and Best Actress at the 86th Academy Awards for her role in Gravity.
DAVE CHAPPELLE – EST. $42 MILLION
Stand-up comedian, producer, and actor, David Chappelle, who’s been ranked by many comedians as one of the best stand-up comics of all time, is reportedly worth $42 million. In fact, Chappelle would have been worth more than twice that had he decided to continue his highly successful comedy show, Chappelle Show, which he left abruptly even after being offered $54 million to do another season.
Interestingly enough, he shared that when he started as a comedian, he was frequently booed offstage. Well now, and much to his credit, his stage performances are often sold-out, and even his fellow comedians say he’s the best living comedian in the world today. Chappelle’s famous works are “Richard Pryor,” “Omit the Logic,” “Inside the Actors Studio” and “The 48th Annual Grammy Awards.” He won the Emmy award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Saturday Night Live” at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 18, 2017.
TOM BROKAW – EST. $80 MILLION
As a television journalist and author, Tom Brokaw now has a fortune of $80 million. He is best known for being the lead anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. Brokaw got his degree in Political Science from the University of South Dakota after he graduated in 1964. His first job was at the TV station KITV in Sioux City, Iowa. From there, he managed to change stations, from Nebraska to Georgia. In 1966, he officially joined NBC News.
He started as the anchor of the 11 PM News. However, his big break came when he became a White House correspondent. He then joined NBC’s Today Show and NBC Nightly News. He had also written several books, which earned him several honors and awards. As one of America’s most famous journalists, he has won many awards for journalism, two Dupont Awards, a Peabody Award, and several Emmy Awards.
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN – EST. $50 MILLION
Christopher Walken gets credits for being an actor, director, and writer. He has amassed $50 million net worth, thanks to his hard work, doing over 100 movies and TV shows since he started in the business. He has a career spanning almost seven decades, so it is no surprise that he has made a considerable name and fortune for himself. As they say, hard work always pays off.
In the US alone, his movies have grossed $1 billion at the box office. You may best know him for the films Annie Hall, The Dogs of War, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Seven Psychopaths, and more. He is also an award-winning actor, bringing home an Academy Award and other accolades. He has won Best Supporting Actor at the 51st Academy Awards, the 56th BAFTA Awards, and the 36th Golden Globe Awards.
HARRISON FORD – EST. $230 MILLION
Actor, aviator, and environmental advocate, Harrison Ford, who gained prominence after playing Han Solo in the first Star Wars trilogy and gained even wider prominence after playing Indiana Jones in George Lucas’ Indiana Jones film franchise, is reportedly worth $230 million. Interestingly enough, Ford was a struggling actor who supplemented his income by doing carpentry prior to his success. He was discovered by George Lucas, who gave him a role in the film American Graffiti (1973) and eventually cast him for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
By the early ‘80s, Ford, to his credit, was already able to establish himself as one of Hollywood’s leading actors. Ford has made seven of the top 30 highest-grossing films of all time, with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises taking a combined $3 billion at the box office, which created a record never seen before or since. Undoubtedly Ford became the highest-grossing Hollywood movie star of all time.
JOEL OSTEEN – EST. $100 MILLION
Joel Osteen is a famed preacher, televangelist, and author in the United States. However, he is mostly known as a pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. As an author, he has written several best-selling books, like the 2004 Your Best Life Now, which is a “positive-thinking book” that made it to the top of the New York Times Best Seller.
It was then followed by A Better You in 2005, which sold 4 million copies and earned Osteen $13 million worth of advances and royalties. In total, he has written 15 books. Apart from book sales, Osteen also earns a great degree of money from radio shows, public speaking, and church collection, which generated about $70 million a year in total revenue. Hence, he now has a $100 million net worth, which undoubtedly boggles all his followers’ minds.
KEVIN SPACEY – EST. $100 MILLION
Kevin Spacey is dubbed as one of the most talented actors of his generation. With his several acting credits, both on the small and big screens, his excellent acting talent cannot be denied. Well, aside from TV and movies, Spacey also made a name in the theater world. He has won numerous awards from different award-giving bodies and good praises from critics and fans alike. In 1996, he won an Oscar for best supporting actor for The Usual Suspects. Besides, He won an Oscar for best actor for “American Beauty” in 2000.
Aside from acting, Spacey founded his own production company, Trigger Street Productions, which was later acquired by Relativity Media in 2016. He also ventured into directing, helming a lot of movies in the past. Spacey also made an appearance on video games, like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Today, he has a net worth of $100 million.
STEVEN SPIELBERG – EST. $3.6 BILLION
Multi-award-winning filmmaker, director, and producer, Steven Spielberg, who is widely regarded as one of the best directors in the history of American cinema, as well as the pioneer of contemporary Hollywood cinema, is reportedly worth $3.6 billion (although other wealth tracking sites put it at an even higher $6 billion). Spielberg’s films have grossed billions of dollars worldwide, so it’s not at all surprising that he was able to amass this much wealth.
Not only that, but Spielberg also has a huge investment portfolio which includes the production company Amblin Entertainment, Dreamworks Studios, various real estate properties across the country, and more. Steven Spielberg came in at no. 2 on the 2018 Huading Awards global celebrity Public Image list. In December, Forbes released its 2018 list of America’s richest celebrities, in which Steven Spielberg came second with $3.7 billion.
CHARLIZE THERON – EST. $130 MILLION
South African-American actress and producer Charlize Theron, who was included in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2016 and was ranked one of the highest-paid actresses in 2019, is reportedly worth an estimated $130 million. Many will probably have forgotten that her first role was in the critically-panned horror film, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.
It was, to a huge degree, in the film Monster, where she played serial killer Aileen Wuornos that Theron would get widespread acclaim and establish herself as one of the most bankable leading ladies in Hollywood. On Dec 12, 2018, Charlize Theron was nominated for Best Comedy Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards for Tully. And furthermore, on November 20, 2020, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Superhero film at the first Critics’ Choice Super Awards for Her Role in The Eternal Guard.
JENNIFER LOPEZ — EST. $400 MILLION
Singer, actress, designer, producer, and all-around entrepreneur, Jennifer Lopez—also known as J. Lo—who gained international recognition after playing Selena in the film of the same name, is reportedly worth $400 million. And it’s unsurprising that J.Lo is worth this much. She is, after all, a triple threat who can sing, dance, and act. She has a proven track record in music, winning multiple MTV Video Music Awards and American Music Awards, and was ranked 22nd on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid musicians.
Indeed J.Lo is also apparently an investment genius, who has created and made huge amounts of money from her own line of fragrances and clothing. She has consistently ranked among the highest-paid celebrities in Hollywood and will continue to do so for years to come. Since 2004, she has consistently earned a place on Forbes lists including the Celebrity 100, Highest-Paid Women in Music, and Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Women.
HOWARD STERN – EST. $650 MILLION
Radio personality and author Howard Stern, who’s known for being the host for the radio show The Howard Stern Show, was described by more than a few wealth tracking sites to have an estimated net worth of $650 million. Indeed, Howard Stern, for good or for ill, is widely regarded as the most successful radio personality in America–and he is for rather notorious reasons.
Whatever the case may be, Stern was ever the hard worker, who started his radio career way back in 1979. Much to his credit, he was also able to make a boatload of money from his book, Private Parts, and 500,000 copies of which were sold in the first month after its release. And it was made into a biographical comedy film in 1997 that had Stern and his radio show staff star as themselves which topped the US box office in its opening week and grossed $41.2 million domestically.
DEMI MOORE – EST. $200 MILLION
Demi Moore does not only work in front of the camera but also behind it. She is a famed actress and producer who has successfully made a $200 million net worth. Moore is one of the top actresses of Hollywood in the early ’90s and also one of the business’s highest-paid stars. Aside from her work as an entertainment genius, she is also into real estate investment. In fact, she has made a lot of real estate deals over the years.
In the movie Striptease, Moore got paid a whopping $12.5 million. For G.I. Jane, she received an $11 million paycheck. She also got $3 million for A Few Good Men, $5 million for Indecent Proposal, $6 million for Disclosure, $7 million for The Scarlet Letter, and $7 million for The Juror. Her base salary at the time was $60 million.
RYAN REYNOLDS – EST. $150 MILLION
Ryan Reynolds started in the business as a teen soap opera star. However, you would surely know him for his roles in the movies National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, The Proposal, and Deadpool. He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for most Breakthrough Actor for his performance in The Movie “The King of Retention”, and then acted in the movie “The King of Retention”, “Wolverine” and other film and television works successively. He has unique performance ability in comedy, and won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his wonderful performance in the movie “Deadpool.”
In his first Marvel film, his base salary was $2 million, but it increased by almost ten folds, thanks to the share of backend points. Earning roughly $22 million in 2017, it ultimately made him one of the world’s 20 highest-paid actors. In the second Deadpool film, it was assumed he earned about $20 million. Reynolds is also into making an investment, acquiring minority ownership of Aviation American Gin for an undisclosed amount. He is also the brand’s spokesman and creative director. Today, Reynolds is already worth $150 million.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – EST. $300 MILLION
American actor, producer, filmmaker, and occasional singer, Robert Downey Jr., who many will know as the guy who plays Tony Stark in the Iron Man films, as well as in all the other films under the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s umbrella, is reportedly worth $300 million. It is, to a huge degree, a far cry from Tony Stark’s billionaire status to be sure, but it still is a heck of a lot of money! Indeed, Downey Jr.’s films have grossed billions of dollars worldwide, and many cannot imagine Tony Stark being portrayed by any other actor but him.
In 1971, he entered the film industry for his role in the movie “Dog”. Downey rose to fame in 1985 with Films such as Grease and Modern Nanny, and made his first appearance as Tony Stark in the marvel film Iron Man in 2008, before appearing in a number of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Motion Picture and Television, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor, and many other awards.
MARK WAHLBERG – EST. $255 MILLION
Actor, producer and businessman, Mark Wahlberg, who gained international stardom as the frontman of the hip-hop/dance group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, is reportedly worth $225 million. It was in 1994 that Wahlberg transitioned from dancing, rapping, and singing to acting with the film Renaissance Man. In the early 2000s, he stepped into big-budget action-oriented movies, such as The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), and The Italian Job (2003). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a police officer in the crime drama The Departed (2006).
And he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in The Fighter (2010).To some degree, it was the best decision he’s made because his acting career only needed a few years to take off and reach stratospheric heights. After his success in acting, it didn’t take long for Wahlberg to set his sights on producing. Some of the shows he produced are Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and Ballers.
GEORGE CLOONEY – EST. $930 MILLION
The actor, the producer, director, and outspoken activist George Clooney, who rose to prominence after playing Dr. Doug Ross in the highly successful medical drama E.R., is not just a talented actor but is also apparently a very talented businessman. Indeed, the man is reportedly worth an estimated $930 million, and while much of it came from acting, a huge chunk of it came from the investments he’s put toward the creation of his own Tequila brand, Casamigos. That tequila brand was later purchased from him and his partners for $700 million, with an additional $300 million based on the brand’s future performance.
Clooney rose to fame in 1994 for his role as a “pediatrician” in the TV series “ER.”And he won the Best Supporting Actor at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006; In 2008, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. In 2012, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.He received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award on June 7, 2018.
SNOOP DOGG – $150 MILLION
Here comes one of the most celebrated rappers in Hollywood. Snoop Dogg, a West Coast-based musician and media personality, has a net worth of $150 million. Snoop was born in Long Beach California USA. He is one of the most famous rappers in America and the godfather of West Coast rap. Just like any other artist in the industry, he also had humble beginnings. His career started in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and since then, he became one of the most successful in the arena.
Snoop has a number of investments including clothing lines and he even lends his name to other products including Snoop Dogg’s footlong hot dogs. He also gives away turkeys to the less fortunate every Thanksgiving. What an incredible guy! He was named Favorite Hip-hop Artist at the 37th People’s Choice Awards in 2010. And on March 22, 2019, the movie The Beach Bum Snoop starred in was released in America, in which he played the role of Lingerie.
CONNIE STEVENS – $50 MILLION
The Hollywood star Connie Stevens, an American actress, director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and singer, was most popular in the ’60s. Starting her career in 1957, she made her feature film debut in Young and Dangerous. And after that, she released her debut album, Concetta, in 1958. Then she got the chance to play a supporting role in the musical comedy Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958) opposite Jerry Lewis.
It was her role as “Cricket” Blake in the TV series Hawaiian Eye that helped her establish her career. Aside from that, she also focused on singing and has nine studio albums to her credit. In the ’90s, Stevens launched her cosmetic skincare product line called Forever Spring and even had another business investment named Connie Stevens Garden Sanctuary Day Spa in Los Angeles. To this day, she has a massive net worth of $50 million. The actress is now 81 years old and still appears occasionally in films.
SERENA WILLIAMS – $200 MILLION
The world champion professional tennis player, Serena Willaims, brags a net worth of $200 million dollars. Considered to be one of the best female tennis players of all time, it’s no wonder she falls in the list of the highest-earning female athletes too. Williams won her first Grand Slam singles title in 1999. And she subsequently won the gold medal in doubles at the Olympic Games in 2000. She won the Australian Open doubles title with Venus Williams in 2001, becoming only the fifth pair in history to complete a Grand Slam. In 2002, she became the no.1 player in the world for the first time and won 8 championships. To her credit, she won the Laureus Award for Best Female Athlete in 2016.
In recent years, she earned a staggering $30 to $40 million from endorsements and on-court income. As of writing, she has amassed more than $90 million in career prize money and it’s definitely no easy matter. It takes a lot of discipline and skill to top the sport, for the most part, the competitions. To her credit, she did a tremendous job!
ELVIS PRESLEY – $20 MILLION
Elvis Presley is probably the best-selling solo artist in music history. Dubbed as the “King of Rock ‘n Roll,” he was recognized as being responsible for the popularity of the music genre and was considered as the rock n’ roll musical pioneer. His fame became widespread to the degree that 21 of his song albums have reached #1. “Elvis” or “The King” has become a cultural icon, thanks to his chivalrous persona and style that captured millions of fans back in the day.
He may not be the best, but what is indisputable is that he popularized rock music all over the world. His influence is extraordinary, as measured by his record sales alone. For 20 years, from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, he had dozens of international hits, and even after his death, any reissue of his albums remained extremely stable. Without a doubt, he is the best-selling artist in pop music history. He had a net worth of $20 million, and of course, during that time, it was a hefty sum.
JAY LENO – $450 MILLION
We used to see his face everywhere back in the ’80s and ’90s. Yup, Jay Leno is that popular. The former late-night TV host and comedian made his first appearance on The Tonight Show in the late ’70s, but it was The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (from 1992 to 2009) that fortified his career. He hosted “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC from 1992 to July 17, 2009, during which time The Show remained a top-rated Show, even topping the weekly ratings.
In September 2009, after a three-month hiatus from the Show, Leno reappeared as the host of “The Jay Leno Show.”Believe it or not, he earned $15 million per year, and it’s not at all surprising that he amassed a net worth amounting to $450 million. An avid collector of cars, Leno’s 300+ vehicles is valued at a minimum of $100 million. What a spectacular and costly investment!
WENDY WILLIAMS – $40 MILLION
Wendy Williams is a television host and media personality turned businesswoman and author. She is best known for her syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Wendy’s salary for her show is reported to be $10 million per year. Holding a bachelor’s degree in communications, she initially worked as a broadcaster and DJ in several radio stations. Then she quickly rose to her fame in New York as a “shock jockette”.
However, She gained notoriety as a result of her on-air spats with celebrities and became the subject of the 2006 VH1 reality TV series The Wendy Williams Experience. After that in 2009, She was introduced to the National Radio Hall of Fame. It was her interview with Whitney Houston that catapulted her radio career until eventually, she hit her stride and made it on the world of television. Now 55 years old, she owns a clothing line, a jewelry line, and is worth $40 million.
John Travolta – EST. $250 Million
Grease star John Travolta has a net worth of $250 million. He started out in New York where he first appeared in the entertainment industry through theater. After this, he moved to LA and made history on both the big screen and the small screen. His memorable performances were on the films Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, A Civil Action, Savages, In A Valley of Violence, Killing Season, and Gotti.
Travolta got nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his excellent performances in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. And he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role in Get Shorty, which earned him six nominations. His work is extensive and the income he got from these projects is huge as well. Using this, he has made personal investments that helped him maintain and even increase his net worth.
ANDERSON COOPER – EST. $200 MILLION
Anderson Cooper rose to prominence as the brave host of the CNN network. But did you know that before he took his seat on Anderson Cooper 360, he was a model for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s at a young age? The reporter was around 10 to 13 years old at the time.
Anderson Cooper got his degree from Yale University, where he studied Political Science and International Relations. While studying, he started to be an intern at the CIA. After that, he went to Vietnam to study the Vietnamese language after graduating. His ever first job was as a fact-checker for Channel One and sold home-made news segments to the channel. From there, the rest was history. With his hard work, he is now worth $200 million, and his annual salary for his show alone is $12 million!
Colin Firth – EST. $25 Million
Born in Hampshire, England, Colin Firth was brought up by parents who were in the academe. Because of his parents’ jobs, he and his family moved a lot. Though this was the case, Firth himself did not see himself pursuing the same path as his parents. He took up a degree at Drama Centre London and started to act on stage. His debut in film was when he was cast as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by BBC in 1995. He then became one of the best actors known.
In 2009, Firth got international critical acclaim for his performance in A Single Man, which made him win the BAFTA Award and nominated for his first Academy Award. In 2011, He won an Academy Award for his performance in The King’s Speech and was chosen as one of the Time 100. Until now, Firth’s films have already grossed more than $3 billion worldwide, which makes him have a net worth of $25 Million.
KEVIN KLINE – EST. $35 MILLION
Kevin Kline rose to prominence as an actor, comedian, and voice artist. He is popularly known in the films Dave, In & Out, A Fish Called Wanda, and Wild Wild West. While he began his acting career in the 1970s, it was in 1982 when he received his big break, appearing in Alan J. Pakula’s Sophie’s Choice.
From here, his frequent collaboration in films with director Lawrence Kasdan also began, some of which are The Big Chill and Silverado. Kline also has a recurring role in the animated series Bob Burger’s and has acting credits as Maurice in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. And Kevin Kline won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1988 film “A Fish Called Wanda.” With his works and time in the business, he is now worth $35 million.
MATT DILLON – EST. $40 MILLION
When Matt Dillon first appeared on the big screen in his debut movie, Over the Edge, in 1979, he left a great impression, making his great talent his insurance to stardom. A slew of new movie projects came, like Little Darlings, My Bodyguard, and The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters. In the 1980s, Dillon became popular with the younger audience, doing romance-drama movies, like Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, The Flamingo Kid, and Tex.
He started his directing debut with City of Ghosts in the 2000s. And he subsequently earned an Independent Spirit Award and got nominations for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Crash in 2004. His exceptional talent never went unnoticed after he got a nomination for MTV Movie Award for the hit movie There’s Something About Mary. With all these things he does, he has amassed $40 million net worth.
ALEX TREBEK – EST. $75 MILLION
He is the master of game shows, and people have known him for the syndicated game show, Jeopardy, which he has been hosting since 1984. In his time in the show and other ventures, Alex Trebek has amassed $75 million net worth. His annual salary for Jeopardy alone is $18 million. He only has to film the show’s episodes for 46 days a year or five episodes a day. Hence, he earns a whopping $391,000 every taping day or $78,000 every episode.
Compared to other game show hosts, Vanna White, with a salary of $208,333 per workday and Pat Sajak’s $312,500, it is quite evident that Trebek gets larger amounts. Indeed, he doesn’t need a payday loan given such a huge salary. And this will continue until 2022 after he signed another contract with Sony Pictures Television. Unfortunately, Alex Trebek died of cancer in 2020. As one of his quotes says: “Don’t minimize the importance of luck in determining life’s course.”
JESSICA LANGE – EST. $15 MILLION
Jessica Lange made a name as a TV, movie, and theatre actress. She was born in Minnesota on April 20, 1949. She started in the business as a model until film producer Dino De Laurentiis noticed her exquisite beauty. From here, she began to have several TV and movie projects, like the remake of King Kong in 1978. In her over four decades in the industry, she has amassed $15 million net worth.
In addition to a tremendous amount of money, Lange’s time in the business also earned her several credits and accolades, making her one of the most celebrated female actresses in Hollywood. She has brought home two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, three Dorian Awards, and one SAG Award. Frankly, it is a feat hard to match. Aside from her excellent acting career, she is also known for her philanthropic works.
RIHANNA – EST. $600 MILLION
Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress, Rihanna, who is one of the most recognizable hip hop, R&B and dance-pop performers in America today, is reportedly worth a whopping $600 million. With that kind of money in the bag, she is easily considered one of the richest musical performers in the world. We know that she’s super famous in the entertainment field, but her fortune grew all because of her smart financial moves.
Indeed, her net worth easily surpasses that of Madonna, Beyonce, and Celine Dion, three female musicians who are known to be ultra-wealthy. Most of that moolah came from her music, but some came from the investments she’s put in toward the creation of her own make-up brand, which was done in partnership with LVMH. With the royalties she got from her music contracts, and how things are going on for her business, we are pretty confident that her stash of gold would rise in the coming years.
BEYONCÉ – EST. $500 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, producer, and occasional actress, Beyoncé Knowles, is one of the entertainment landscape’s most influential figures. Her superstar stature went up a couple of notches thanks to the worldwide recognition she got as the frontwoman for the all-female singing group Destiny’s Child. Over the course of her fruitful career, she managed to accumulate an insane amount of money under her account, and it seems that her net worth is keeps growing at a steady pace.
Of course, she and her husband, Jay-Z, who is also a successful personality, makes up one of Hollywood’s royalty couples. With their combined net worth of over a billion dollars, that pretty much sums up what we mean. With over $1 billion in the bag, they can easily get all the things they want in this world – expensive real estate investments, expensive cars, posh lifestyle, just name it! Their portfolio even matches that of the billionaires of Silicon Valley.
JORDY NELSON — EST. $25 MILLION
We all know there’s a lot of money involved in the world of sports and Jordy Nelson is no exception to that rule. He is a former professional football player, who played for various NFL teams since 2008, and for the Oakland Raiders prior to his retirement, is reportedly worth $25 million. Despite not being as huge a star in the league as some of the better-known NFL players, he still managed to get more than a decent amount of money in his contract.
Jordy has, to his credit, received a slew of awards for his accomplishments, such as NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2016, NFL receiving touchdowns leader in 2016, and ‘Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award in 2017. This goes to show how talented he is playing the sports that he loves. So, it’s totally unsurprising that a football player, as moderately celebrated as he is, is this rich.
CHUCK LORRE – EST. $800 MILLION
The director, writer and producer, Chuck Lorre, who’s referred to in the industry as the “King of Sitcoms” because of his involvement in the creation of some of the most successful sitcoms on television to date. With that in mind, we can clearly imagine the stash of cash he earned from those projects. In fact, he is reportedly worth $800 million and we can’t say that we’re surprised.
Considering he was the mind behind the creation of some top-notch sitcoms like Dharma and Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and more, solidifies his title and puts no contest on the table. He’s also, to a huge degree, considered to be a very powerful man in Hollywood and has famously butted heads with Charlie Sheen. Well, where’s Charlie Sheen now? That’s exactly what we meant when we take in mind the influence he has in the industry.
JILLIAN MICHAELS – EST. $14 MILLION
Personal trainer, television personality, and successful businesswoman, Jillian Michaels, is best known for being one of the personal trainers of the contestants in the hit reality show Biggest Loser. You might also know her for the books she wrote about health and fitness – most of it became bestsellers, so we could just imagine how much she got from those. In fact, reports suggest that she’s worth around $18 million. Michaels has been contracted to do other television shows after her stint as a personal trainer in Biggest Loser, which no doubt helped her amass her sizable wealth.
Not just that, Jillian also, to her credit, launched a couple of software and applications that help people with their overall fitness and provide all the techniques they needed to learn to shed off those extra pounds from their body. In fact, her mobile app, the Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App, won the best and fitness category both for Google and Apple’s platforms.
CIARA – EST. $20 MILLION
The American singer, songwriter, dancer, and model, Ciara Princess Wilson—or just Ciara to her fans—has been reported by various wealth tracking sites to have an estimated net worth of $20 million. Though some people might think that’s relatively low for a celebrity of her caliber. Ciara’s fortune comes from many avenues of her life, but she mostly got it from the proceeds from her various projects.
She’s been married to professional football player Russell Wilson since 2016, and he is estimated to be worth $115 million, so it’s not unreasonable to think that Ciara is now worth more than what these wealth tracking sites have estimated. Whatever the case may be, she and her husband are nevertheless highly successful and have a huge investment portfolio that includes real estate, a frozen yogurt company, and more. She truly knows how to handle real money without any hassle, and that’s one of the recipes for a healthy, stable financial life.
BRITNEY SPEARS – EST. $59 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, actress, and all-around music icon, Britney Spears is widely considered to be one of the prime movers of pop music during the late ’90s up until the 2000s. Her top-notch talent and charisma that was behind her innumerable hits in the ’90s pretty much altered the entire musical landscape, and the singer is said to be worth around $115 million, which is still rising steadily in the last couple of years according to financial documents that were made public in 2018.
All-in-all, Spears was able to sell an estimated 100 million albums worldwide, so if there’s any surprise here, it’s the fact that she has a much lower net worth than most would have expected. Today, Spears’ music career isn’t as big as it used to be, but she’s still raking in millions of dollars from her fragrance line, her real estate investments, and from the brands that she’s being paid to endorse.
WILLIE NELSON – EST. $25 MILLION
Musician, occasional actor and activist, Willie Nelson, who gained widespread acclaim after the commercial success of his debut album Shotgun Willie in 1973. His successful album release helped him cement his legacy as one of the most sought-after personalities in the music scene from that time, and to his credit, one of the most recognizable country music artists in America. Because of his wide network of funds, such as the royalties he got from his album’s sales, he easily got a reported net worth of around $25 million.
Like what we’ve said about some celebrities on this list, what’s surprising about Willie Nelson is that he’s not worth more than that, given his decades-long success as a country music artist. That goes to show that even if he’s one of the most ubiquitous country music artists in America, a lot can still factor in, especially if we are dealing with financial standing.
RICHARD THOMAS – EST. $6 MILLION
The actor Richard Thomas, who is best known for playing John-Boy Walton in longtime-running television series The Waltons, was reported by more than a few wealth tracking sites to have an estimated net worth of $6 million. It is worth mentioning that he’s a bonafide talent and he even got the awards to prove it. However, he’s not as active in the industry compared to his prime back in the days. Anyways, his parents founded the New York School of Ballet, and they frequently perform for stage shows, which enticed the young Thomas to try his hand in stage acting.
To his credit, he was able to quickly transition to television by the age of 8, landing roles in some successful soap operas and eventually establishing himself as a serious actor for both television and film. Though his net worth is on the low side considering the star caliber he possesses, we can say that money is not always the indicator of a successful career.
ED SHEERAN – EST. $160 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, producer, and occasional actor, Ed Sheeran, whose albums have gone on to be ranked among the highest-selling albums in the world, is one of the industry’s hottest stars. His angelic voice can be heard in radios and his music really makes wonders on our ears. Because of that, he easily grabbed a sizable fortune to his name and reportedly has a net worth of $160 million. However, that number could go up in the next couple of years, so we should be on the lookout.
Sheeran, interestingly enough, started singing for the church’s choir as a young boy and had been writing songs all throughout his youth. By 2012, Sheeran was already a huge commercial success, touring Europe and collaborating with other famous artists. Today, he is, to his credit, continually rising to the top, churning out hit after hit, and winning award after award. Indeed, many expect the strapping young lad’s net worth to double or even triple in the years to come.
KRISTEN STEWART — EST. $70 MILLION
Actress and filmmaker Kristen Stewart, who began her acting career at a young age starring in such hits as Panic Room and then became more popularly known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga series. Indeed, thanks to those projects, she easily landed in the pantheon of Hollywood greats, which she wisely took advantage of. With the help of her numerous roles in film, this young actress is now reported to have a net worth of $70 million.
To a huge degree, she also has her parents to thank, both of whom worked in the Hollywood industry (her father was a television producer and her mother was a script supervisor) for pushing her through Hollywood’s door and helping her become the star that she is. After all, almost all parents want a good future for their kids and they just did everything in their power to guide Kristen Stewart on the right path.
ELTON JOHN – EST. $500 MILLION
Singer-songwriter and world-renowned pianist, Elton John, whose single Candle in the Wind, reportedly became the best-selling single in the history of both the US and UK charts. That comes as no surprise since Elton John is a master when it comes to singing and his talent is second to none. It wouldn’t be a shocker if we see a ridiculous net worth under his name. With that in mind, he is said to have a net worth of around $500 million.
We use those words because of the fact that the man is arguably one of the most popular musical performers in history. We’re not even exaggerating—indeed, there’s a reason why Elton John has so often been affectionately referred to as the “Rocket Man.” To his John’s credit, he’s also said to be the fifth highest-selling musician in the world. It seems like he’s still not yet done with his journey for earning loads of cash.
ELLEN DEGENERES – EST. $450 MILLION
The comedian, actress and talk show, Ellen Degeneres, is currently one of the most respected individuals in Hollywood. A lot of people recognize her as the host of the widely syndicated talk show The Ellen Degeneres Show. With the help of her show’s ever-growing success, her peers in show business regard her as one of the most famous and successful comedians of her generation. Can anyone really doubt this?
She’s worth an estimated $450 million, which definitely isn’t bad for the one-time waitress who had to work more than a few odd jobs just to make ends meet. Well, all that investment she put into honing the craft of comedy certainly paid off because she’s now one of the richest people in Hollywood. Also, it looks as though she still got many more miles stored in her gas tank and we can’t wait what’s in store for us in the next couple of years.
MARTHA STEWART – EST. $638 MILLION
Television personality, host, business mogul, author and, well, convicted felon Martha Stewart, gained worldwide recognition—or worldwide notoriety—as the host of Martha Stewart Living, the half-hour syndicated television program that featured Stewart doing all kinds of DIY crafts, recipes, and decorating. She did a lot of those and the public quickly embraced the concept of her show, which led her to become one of the country’s top personalities.
She is reported to have a net worth of $638 million, and it is not surprising to see that she’s worth this much, considering she’s built a media empire. She also has a huge investment portfolio which consists of real estate properties, a publishing company, and various other media companies that rake in millions of dollars every year. She truly knows her stuff and that suits her best. Even though she faced a lot of personal issues in the past, that didn’t stop her from gaining traction and commanding her finances in the right place.
JON STEWART – EST. $120 MILLION
Jon Stewart gained international attention when he hosted The Daily Show from 1999 to 2015. His annual salary peaked at $25 million at the time, giving him a net worth of $120 million today. Apart from being a host, Stewart is also a famous comedian and an occasional actor. He even ventured behind the scenes as a writer and producer, which goes to show how his wonderful mind works.
When he returned to New York City in 1986, he tried performing in the city’s comedy club circuit. He debuted in stand-up comedy at The Bitter End, where Woody Allen also launched his career. Jon Stewart then became a regular at the Comedy Cellar and that pretty much sparked his career in the mainstream television scene. Stewart also had acting credits, such as in Half Baked, The Faculty, Big Daddy, Death to Smoochy, and Evan Almighty. As a famed host, he also had gigs, including the 2002 Grammy Awards and the 78th and 80th Academy Awards.
PHIL – EST. $440 MILLION
Media personality, author, and television host, Phil McGraw, who many will know as the host of the talk show Dr. Phil gained prominence in the late ’90s as a frequent guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show where he played the part of the resident relationship and life strategist. After he amassed a sizable chunk of reputation and recognition with the help from the “Queen of Media”, he decided to start a career of his own.
That seems to be the best decision he made and two decades and numerous episodes of his own television show later, Dr. Phil is now reportedly worth an estimated $440 million. Much to his credit, Dr. Phil was able to turn his name into an empire, using his brand to sell books, supplements, energy bars, and more, which contributed to the increase of his net worth. That goes to show that it is all about how we handle the opportunity that is present on our way.
MEGYN KELLY — EST. $45 MILLION
Attorney, journalist, and former talk show host Megyn Kelly, who many will remember as a former anchor on Fox News and as the host of the now-defunct talk show Megyn Kelly Today, is considered one of the well-respected figures in the industry. Thanks to the influence she built up over the course of her career, she easily grabbed a couple of sizable contracts that allowed her to get a comfortable life. In fact, her net worth is said to be at around $45 million.
She was at one point in her career ranked as one of the highest-paid broadcast personalities on television, but the controversy surrounding her comments about blackface got her NBC show canceled. In any case, her net worth is no surprise, considering her salary as a broadcaster was reportedly as high as $8 million a year, making her one of the richest journalists on television prior to her show’s cancellation.
RAQUEL WELCH – EST. $30 MILLION
Even after spending five decades working as an actress, Raquel Welch still shows no signs of slowing down and proved that she still has plenty of gas and mileage left in her tank. This is probably the reason why her current net worth is valued at an impressive $30 million. Apart from an impressive bank account, Raquel can also boast an even more spectacular Hollywood legacy that remains relevant even up to this day.
Her daring role as a cavewoman in the movie One Million Years BC left a lasting effect not only in film but also in fashion. In fact, her pin-up posters for that movie are still considered pop culture icons. Surely, a success like Raquel’s can only be achieved through hard work and wise investment planning, which she proved right from the get go. Currently in her 80s, we can say quite comfortably that her wise decision during her prime allowed her to get a very stable career.
JESSICA LANGE – EST. $15 MILLION
Jessica Lange made a name as a TV, movie, and theatre actress. She was born in Minnesota on April 20, 1949. She started in the business as a model until film producer Dino De Laurentiis noticed her exquisite beauty and her undeniable potential – to Dino’s surprise, he was spot on with his guts. From here, she began to have several TV and movie projects, like the remake of King Kong in 1978. In her over four decades in the industry, she has amassed $15 million net worth.
In addition to a tremendous amount of money, Lange’s time in the business also earned her several credits and accolades, making her one of the most celebrated female actresses in Hollywood. She has brought home two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, three Dorian Awards, and one SAG Award. Frankly, it is a feat hard to match. Aside from her excellent acting career, she is also known for her philanthropic works.
CHARLIE ROSE – EST. $40 MILLION
60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose is an American journalist and former talk show host who rose to fame and prominence after hosting his self-titled show on CBS, which ran from 1991-2017. He became a household name and a lot of people trusted him to deliver top-notch news content to the public. His journey to the top of the ladder was never easy but he managed to do it nicely. Charlie Rose first started his career with BBC as a freelance employee after the network hired his wife.
From 2012 until 2017, he co-anchored the American news program, CBS This Morning with his fellow broadcast journalist, Lara Logan. After 45 years of serving the network, Rose left his job with CBS in 2017 after encountering a legal mishap. Today, he is $40 million richer in net worth and is working with his lawyers to resolve his case. Let’s just hope everything would turn out alright for him.
KELLY RIPA — EST. $100 MILLION
Actress, talk show host, and television producer, Kelly Ripa, who in 2014 was ranked by the Hollywood Reporter as one the Most Powerful People in Media, is best known for co-hosting the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. Wealth tracking sites can’t seem to agree on Ripa’s estimated net worth, with some putting it as high as $120 million while others putting it as low as $75 million but considering what she had achieved in the past couple of years, we can say that her accumulated fortune should be on the higher side.
Whatever the case may be, she clearly has a lot of money under her name, with a reported annual salary of $22 million and a vast investment portfolio that she shared with her husband Mark Consuelos. Judging from the way her career is going, we can expect that number to rise in the next couple of years.
CHRIS ROCK – EST. $100 MILLION
There are only a couple of names that come into mind of people when they talk about comedy and Chris Rock certainly is one of the first people that comes to mind. The stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer, Chris Rock, who gained wider recognition after being a cast member of the hit comedy skit show Saturday Night Live in the ’90s, is reportedly worth $100 million.
Indeed, Chris Rock is, without a doubt, one of the richest comedians in the world today, which is amazing considering Rock himself shared that he had a horrible childhood. In fact, the actor is very open with it and he even said he was bullied practically non-stop as a kid and had to work for various fast-food chains as a teenager to survive. To his credit, he was able to work his way up through the world of stand-up comedy and become one of the funniest comedians in the world.
TED NUGENT — EST. $20 MILLION
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and outspoken political activist, Ted Nugent, who rose to prominence as a member of the band The Amboy Dukes. Along with his signature guitar, Gibson Byrdland, he embarked on a solo career and pretty much found success in that regard as well. Over the course of his career, he managed to grab a truckload of fortune and is reportedly worth an estimated $20 million.
He has attracted quite a bit of controversy in recent years for the barrage of criticisms he’s made against the Democrat party and the anti-gun lobbyists within the party in particular and has gotten into many heated social media skirmishes for those very reasons. But that’s Nugent for you—he is, to some degree, outspoken to a fault and he frequently gets himself in trouble because of it. We can’t blame the guy since that’s his nature, but we can all agree that he made a successful run in the industry as a whole.
STEVEN SEAGAL— EST. $16 MILLION
Actor, producer, and occasional musician, Steven Seagal, who gained prominence in the late ’80s and early ’90s following the release of some of his martial arts films, is reportedly worth $16 million. We don’t see much of Steven Seagal these days, and when we do, he is mostly reduced to crank status, but he definitely was a very successful action star during his prime. In fact, he made a truck-load of fortune and a huge deal of popularity during that decade thanks to his incredible films and at least some of his films did well in the box office.
We doubt he’ll ever attain the degree of fame he once had, and we’ll be surprised if he manages to attain even a small fraction of it. But, hey, who knows? After all, we can’t ever say what could happen in Hollywood and we have seen a couple of strong comebacks in the past couple of decades, so Steven Seagal should not be exempted to that rule as well.
PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS – $2.5 MILLION
“There are only a few who will be the Fords, the Edisons, the Carnegies, and I think I’m in that number.” That’s what Philip Michael Thomas said in a statement, and we can somehow agree with him knowing that he has a net worth of $2.5 million. The retired actor-musician is best known for his portrayal of detective Ricardo Tubbs on the 80s television series, Miami Vice. He also appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and worked in the video game industry in the 2000s, credited as the voice for the popular character Lance Vance in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
He confidently left the industry on a top note, and we can see how far he managed to push through compared to his first appearance in a Hollywood set in the 1975 film Coonskin. He’s currently in his early 70s and because of the smart investments he made in his prime, he’s living quite comfortably.
LORI LOUGHLIN — EST. $8 MILLION
Actress, model, and producer Lori Loughlin, who is best known for playing the role of Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis in the highly successful ABC sitcom Full House, is reportedly worth $8 million. Loughlin was a moderately successful actress in the ’90s, landing her fair share of roles for television and film. That helped her get more than a decent amount of fortune under her name. However, that changed when we put in consideration her past and current spouses.
She married a top name in the investment and entertainment scene, but got divorced after 7 years. She’s now married to fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who is himself estimated to be worth $80 million. Unfortunately, she gained negative publicity after she was discovered to have been involved in a nation-wide college admissions scandal, so we’re not sure what the future holds for Loughlin’s career just yet. We are hoping for the best for her and we are sure she’ll manage her personal issues.
NICK NOLTE – EST. $75 MILLION
Nick Nolte is a veteran actor and producer who has made $75 million net worth, thanks to over 40 films and TV appearances over the course of his career. Aside from his work on the entertainment scene, the smart investments he made over the last couple of years greatly affected that number. His small screen debut came in the 1975 ABC miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and at the time, he was already 35 years old. That goes to show that there’s no such thing as ‘too late to start’ in pushing for his dream. He is best known for his handsome looks and rough voice. From here, he started to appear in box office hit movies, like North Dallas Forty and 48 Hours.
His other film credits were Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Another 48 Hours, The Prince of Tides opposite Barbara Streisand, and Affliction. After being out of the limelight, his excellent acting talent, and the already big name that he had enabled him to make a triumphant return.
OWEN WILSON – EST. $70 MILLION
Hilarious films wouldn’t be the same without a couple of famous names, and if we think about those stars that provide top-notch comedy, then you would surely hear Owen Wilson’s name. The actor rose to prominence as one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He has a lot of film credits to his name, thanks to his exceptional acting talent in comedy, earning him $70 million net worth. He used to conquer the big screen in the 2000s. His films have generated over $2.24 billion in the box office in the US and Canada alone. On average, each of his movies earned $75 million.
Wilson is the often collaborator of the filmmaker Wes Anderson. He has starred in several of his films. The actor also belongs in the Frat Pack group, appearing in the movies with other comedians Ben Stiller, his brother Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn. Talking about his earnings, he got $15 million when he did the movie Little Fockers, $10 million for Wedding Crashers and Starsky & Hutch.
GUY FIERI — EST. $20 MILLION
Celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author, Guy Fieri, who is one of the most famous celebrity chefs today. He’s fortune is constantly growing throughout the years thanks to his smart investments. In fact, owns more than a few restaurants all over the country, is described by wealth tracking sites to have an estimated net worth of $25 million. Interestingly enough, Fieri shared that he already had the mindset to be a chef and restaurateur since he was a child, and that’s more than enough of a motivation for him to pursue it as his primary goal.
Thankfully his father was supportive, and Fieri credits this support for helping him achieve his dreams. Fieri has also been noted for having a sick classic car collection, which includes a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle and 1968 Pontiac Firebird. That’s a fair collection to have in hand after spending his whole life working hard for a successful career
JASON MOMOA — EST. $14 MILLION
American actor and model Jason Momoa, who many will recognize as Khal Drogo from HBO’s epic television series Game of Thrones, recently made a huge ripple in the entertainment scene after he landed the role of Aquaman in the movie about the superhero of the same name. Thanks to his unparalleled talent and top-notch charisma, he slowly built up his fortune, and now it is believed that his estimated net worth should be at $14 million.
Momoa started his career as a model, and in fact, won Hawaii’s model of the year back in 1999. He revealed in an interview that his role as Khal Drogo was his big break—indeed, and he shared that there were times he had to sleep in a van while filming for GOT was ongoing because he was broke. Well, to his credit, he is now a superstar, whose career has nowhere to go but up.
Stephen King– EST. $500 Million
A lot of people in the industry give the famous author Stephen King a lot of credit as the King of Horror Stories. He’s the brains behind some of the most well-known and top-notch thriller, suspense, horror and fantasy genres currently in the market as his niche. His iconic books have sold more than 300 million copies in the entire world, making him one of the best-selling authors in the literature landscape. In total, he wrote and published 67 books, and a lot of them already reached the box-office.
These books have also been turned into films or television series. These include his first published novel Carrie, It, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand by Me, Misery, The Stand, and The Shining. Now that you saw some of his past works, we can say that a lot of them would go down the line as timeless Hollywood classics. Apart from being a highly productive horror writer, he also owns Zone Radio Corp. It’s not surprise that his net worth is now a whopping $500 million.
GAL GADOT — EST. $10 MILLION
Israeli pageant winner, model, and actress, Gal Gadot, who, interestingly enough, wanted to become a lawyer before deciding to pursue a career in modeling and acting, is reportedly worth $30 million. However, with the reputation she earned in the industry, we can expect that number to slowly rise in the next couple of years without any issues. In fact, her estimated fortune already grew a few folds since her grand entrance in Hollywood.
She rose to stardom after playing Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious movie franchise and gained even more widespread recognition after being cast to play Wonder Woman in the DC film of the same name. Her superstar status and the attention she gathered at that time was pretty incredible. Well, currently, she’s one of the hottest and most bankable stars in Hollywood, and we’ have no doubt that her net worth will be increasing dramatically in the coming years.
KIRSTIE ALLEY — EST. $40 MILLION
Actress and spokesmodel Kristie Alley, who first came to prominence playing the role of Saavik in the science fiction film Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn, made steady progress in her overall financial status over the course of her career. She also became somewhat of a household name after landing memorable roles for television and film during the late ’80s to the early ’90s. For those who are wondering how much she had earned over the years, financial advisors suggest that the actress should be worth around $40 million.
Just a little fun fact for all Kirstie Alley fans out there: One rather amusing piece of tidbit about Alley is that her first husband’s name is Bob Alley, which also happens to be the name of her father – pretty bizarre, right? In any case, Alley was recently flooring people with her spectacular weight loss, so we’re betting she’s doing quite fine these days.
JAMIE OLIVER — EST. $315 MILLION
British celebrity chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver, who is known for hosting innumerable cooking shows is one of the most respected figures in the culinary field not only in his country, but in the whole world as well. He founded numerous restaurants across the globe, and reportedly worth $300 million. Indeed, and much to his credit, he is ranked as one of the greatest chefs in the world today. We’ve attempted some of his 30-minute meals, and try as we might, we can’t get them to be ready within 30 minutes, so we’re absolutely bummed about that.
In any case, Jamie reportedly experienced a financial slump in recent years due to the closing of a number of his restaurants. In fact, his estimated net worth in the last couple of years were pretty much on the higher tune compared to what he’s tallied recently. However, we’re sure he’ll be bouncing back soon enough. He’s Jamie Oliver, after all.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER – EST. $400 MILLION
Arnold Schwarzenegger started as an unknown bodybuilder until he rose to international prominence due to his hard work. He is one of the most famous and recognizable actors – not to mention, one of the highest-paid, too. During his career heydays, he could easily earn $20 to $30 million in salary for every movie he made. Thankfully, he knows how to handle his money well, putting most of his earnings onto different investments, particularly real estate. In fact, his real estate portfolio alone is worth more than $100 million. No wonder Schwarzenegger has a net worth of $400 million today.
Arnold appeared on a good number of blockbuster hits throughout the past decade. He made appearances in films like The Expendables series and The Terminator. He could have easily made more millions to add to his already colossal net worth. Arnold is currently filming for the 2021 film Kung Fury 2.
GEORGE LUCAS – EST. $6.1 BILLION
Filmmaker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, George Lucas, who many will know as the mind behind the creation of the Star Wars franchise and the Indiana Jones Franchise, is reportedly worth $6.1 billion. Much of his money was also the result of the many investments he’s made in film production, particularly in the production company Lucasfilm, which he eventually sold to The Walt Disney Company. One interesting fact about George Lucas was that he only spent a total of $11 million to make the first few Star Wars films which went on to make $770 million in the box office, cementing his status as one of Hollywood’s top hitmakers.
George Lucas is still pretty active in supervising the entire Star Wars series. He was in charge of overseeing the rough story treatment for the 2019 film “Rise of Skywalker.” Lucas also hints that more spinoff stories from the Star Wars saga will be releasing over the next few years. As such, George Lucas won’t stop increasing his net worth in the foreseeable future.
Singer, songwriter, and all-around successful entrepreneur, Taylor Swift, who got the distinction of being the youngest artist that was signed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing House, is reportedly worth a whopping $360 million. And it’s not surprising she is, considering she’s been churning out hit after hit since she was 15 years old. Indeed, Swift, throughout her 15-year career, has been able to collect 15 American Music Awards, which surpasses Michael Jackson by 5. She is, to her credit, a hit-making, music empire, whose net worth will likely grow exponentially in the coming years.
Taylor Swift recently released two studio albums in the same year. Taylor must’ve been incredibly productive over the lockdown as she released “Folklore” and “Evermore” in 2020. Should this recent studio album release hint towards a series of promotional tours? Taylor has yet to confirm any promotional tour, but she already has the “Lover Fest tour” scheduled for 2021. Without a doubt, Taylor is set to earn significant income over the next few years.
DAVID COPPERFIELD — EST. $1 BILLION
Magician and illusionist David Copperfield, who was described by Forbes Magazine as the most successful magician in history—beating the likes of David Blaine, Penn and Teller, and Criss Angel—is reportedly worth a whopping $1 billion. Who would have thought that doing illusions can get one to break through the billion-dollar barrier? Indeed, legend has it that when Copperfield’s grandfather taught him his first card trick, he got hooked and found himself doing magic ever since. But it isn’t only magic that’s raking in the millions for this magician; because he apparently also has a huge investment portfolio that includes 11 islands in the Bahamas!
David is still making money from magic and illusions to this day. He currently has a world tour named “David Copperfield’s Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion.” The tour has started in 2003 and has been going on up to 2020. He also has an investment property in Las Vegas as he performs daily at the David Copperfield Theater in Las Vegas.
MEL GIBSON – EST. $425 MILLION
Actor, director, and producer, Mel Gibson, who is known for having played quite a number of memorable roles for films, particularly that of Max Rockatansky in Mad Max and Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon film franchise, is reportedly worth $425 million. He is an industry veteran, so we’re not surprised that he was able to amass that much money during his decades-long career. He’s been ostracized by the industry a few years ago for some offensive remarks he was caught on tape saying, but, to his credit, he was able to bounce back from that situation and is seeing a resurgence in his career.
Mel also has substantial experience as a property investor. He bought several properties in Malibu. Mel also owns an extensive list of properties in Costa Rica, his own private island in Fiji, and a few more in Australia. Mel Gibson is also still taking film projects to this day. Without a doubt, his net worth will continue to increase over the next few years from property and career earnings.
BRIAN WILLIAMS – EST. $40 MILLION
Brian Williams is the chief anchor of the NBC News cable channel, MSNBC. He is best known as the host of The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. Today, Williams is worth $40 million, credits to his career that took a big leap in 2004. At the time, he became the presenter of NBC’s Nightly News. His initial salary was $8 million per year until it increased to $10 million in 2006.
In 2014, it dramatically grew to $13 million every year. His humble beginning started when he worked as a White House intern. In 1981, he started his broadcasting career at KOAM-TV in Kansas. From there, the rest was history as he began to move from one network to another and finally settled at NBC. Brian Williams continues to make an income as a host for two different shows. He’s on MSNBC’s Chief Breaking News and The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
CYNTHIA NIXON — EST. $60 MILLION
Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, who is best known for portraying Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s highly successful (but now defunct) television series Sex and the City, is reportedly worth $60 million. Many might not know that Nixon actually tried her hand in politics, running for governor of New York in 2018 but losing to incumbent candidate Andrew Cuomo. Nixon got some flak after it was revealed that the money management and clearing house company that she founded to handle her finances was engaged in some questionable practices. For some people not in the know, this was the reason Nixon lost the election.
Cynthia continues to accept film and TV projects to this day. She has made a comeback before the 2010s ended as she starred in five films over the past four years. She’s also earning income from TV projects appearing in eight episodes of the 2020 TV series Ratched. Cynthia will be starring in an upcoming series called The Gilded Age as Ada Brook.
LAURA INGRAHAM– EST. $45 MILLION
Lawyer, political commentator and conservative television host, Laura Ingraham, who many will know as the host of the show, The Laura Ingraham Show, is reported by many wealth tracking sites to be worth $45 million. If anything, we’re surprised it’s this low, considering her salary was at one point estimated to be in the range of $15 to $20 million a year. Maybe she likes to spend her hard-earned money, who knows? Whatever the case may be, she is definitely one of the most successful broadcasters in television today, and since her career is showing no signs of slowing down, we’re sure she’ll be worth even more in the near future.
Laura possesses two profitable skills today. She’s a television host as well as a radio host. In turn, Ingraham could easily use her experience as leverage to secure a steady-paying job. She also does frequent podcasts as she continues to release podcasts for Courtside’s PodcastOne department. Given how busy Laura has been over the past few years, she certainly won’t need any money loans to help her pay the bills.
SEAN PENN— EST. $150 MILLION
Multi-awarded actor, director, and filmmaker, Sean Penn, who is widely regarded as one of the best actors in Hollywood today, is reportedly worth $150 million. Interestingly enough, Penn comes from Hollywood royalty, since his father and mother worked in the industry as a director and actress respectively. He’s had many memorable film roles, the most notable of which was his portrayal of Harvey Milk in the biopic Milk, a role for which he won an Academy Award. He’s often been accused of taking himself so seriously, and to some degree, we believe that he does. But, hey, the man can act, so who cares?
2020 and 2021 are both busy years for Sean Penn. Busy will mean productive as he’ll potentially increase his income from two upcoming projects. He’ll star in the 2021 film Flag Day. It’s also a film that he’ll take on the helm as director. With the right money management skills, Sean should increase his already substantial $150 million net worth over the next few years.
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN – EST. $50 MILLION
Christopher Walken gets credits for being an actor, director, and writer. He has amassed $50 million net worth, thanks to his hard work, doing over 100 movies and TV shows since he started in the business. He has a career spanning almost seven decades, so it is no surprise that he has made a considerable name and fortune for himself. As they say, hard work always pays off. In the US alone, his movies have grossed $1 billion in the box office. You may best know him for the films Annie Hall, The Dogs of War, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Seven Psychopaths, and more.
He is also an award-winning actor, bringing home an Academy Award and other accolades. If you’re a Christopher Walken fan, then expect to see a lot of him in 2020. He’ll receive more acting credit for appearing in The War with Grandpa, Percy, and Wild Mountain Thyme. He’ll even make a resurgence in accepting TV roles as he’s set to play as Burt in the upcoming series Severance.
DAVID SCHWIMMER– EST. $85 MILLION
Actor, director, and producer David Schwimmer, who will be known to most as the guy who played Ross Geller in the long-running hit television sitcom Friends, is reportedly worth $85 million. We don’t see a lot of Schwimmer ever since his Friends days when he was flooring people with laughter as Ross, but each of the cast members of Friends was reportedly paid $1 million per episode during the final seasons of the show, so we’re totally not surprised that Schwimmer was able to amass such a huge amount of money. Interestingly enough, he’s one of the poorest cast members of the show, second only to Matt LeBlanc, who is reportedly worth $80 million.
David Schwimmer’s last acting credit was in the 2019 film The Laundromat. He’s set to earn and increase his net worth in 2020 as he’ll be working on two different TV shows. He’ll play the role of Jerry Berstein in Intelligence and star as himself in the 2020 American sitcom The One Where They Got Back Together.
MILLIE BOBBY BROWN — EST. $10 MILLION
British actress Millie Bobby Brown, who gained worldwide recognition following the release of Netflix’s sleeper science fiction hit Stranger Things, in which she played one of the series’ lead roles, is reportedly worth $10 million. Of course, Brown is one of the most talented young actresses today— and one of the Hollywood celebrities who people should look out for— so we’re definitely expecting her net worth to increase exponentially in a few years. In any case, Brown is, to her credit, in huge demand these days, and studios are lining up to get her into roles, probably due to the talent she displayed in Stranger Things.
Brown deserves exceptional praise for earning $10 million at such a young age. The brilliant actress is also taking her first crack at producing. She recently starred in the 2020 Netflix movie Enola Holmes, which she also produced with her sister. The star will continue to reprise her role as Eleven in the coming seasons of Stranger Things while filming the 2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong at the same time.
THE WEEKND – EST. $70 MILLION
Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye—who is otherwise known as The Weeknd—is another celebrity whose meteoric rise was on account of YouTube. He is currently one of the most recognizable faces in hip-hop and has collaborated with so many big names in the industry that we’re pretty sure his value continues to skyrocket as we speak. Interestingly enough, the musical artist said that his nickname was inspired by the fact that he left home one weekend and, well, never came back. At least now, the singer has more than one mansion to go back to— and probably no mortgage to worry about.
The Weeknd recently released another studio album titled After Hours in 2020. He’s also set to embark on a promotional tour named The After Hours Tour. Expect to see him perform in your area as soon as travel bans are lifted globally. For now, After Hours continues to top US charts and is being streamed on all major media platforms.
AZIZ ANSARI — EST. $18 MILLION
Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer, Aziz Ansari, who many will know as the creator and lead star of Netflix’s successful series Master of None, is reportedly worth $18 million. Not bad for a man who initially pursued a degree in marketing and was, for all practical purposes, on his way to becoming some kind of businessman. Well, luckily, he went into acting instead and is now the proud recipient of a slew of acting and writing awards— even getting the distinction of being the first actor of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for acting in a television series. It’s not a surprise that he’s worth so much today, despite being relatively new to Hollywood.
Netflix must be paying Aziz good money as he’s been able to release two stand-up specials since 2015. Aziz Ansari: Live Stand-up at Madison Square Garden and Aziz Ansari: Right Now have both garnered positive reviews from critics. He also appeared in the Mark Twain Prize: Dave Chappelle on PBS.
KENDRICK LAMAR — EST. $75 MILLION
Rapper, songwriter, and record producer, Kendrick Lamar, who is widely regarded by music critics as one of the premier hip-hop artists of this generation, has been able to sell millions of records. Not to mention, he was ranked by some as one of the greatest rappers of all time, enabling him to work with the biggest names in the hip-hop industry, including people like Snoop Dogg, The Game, and more. This is why it is no shocker that the celebrated music artist is currently worth $75 million. The man is, to his credit, a prolific artist who’s been churning out hit after hit in recent years.
Kendrick has remained relatively quiet for a couple of years now, with his last studio album being Damn in 2017. Kendrick’s previous tour also took place in 2018 for his The Damn Tour. We’re confident to a certain degree that the modern icon/rapper is currently making music in his studio amidst these trying times.
CAMILA CABELLO — EST. $12 MILLION
Cuban-American singer and songwriter Camila Cabello, who gained wider recognition as a member of the all-female musical group Fifth Harmony, is reportedly worth $12 million. After recently moving away from the group, her solo career is being received quite well by critics at large. Interestingly enough, Cabello is also a philanthropist, who, to her credit, is active with the organization Save the Children. Not everything is well with her, however, because she received backlash for her old Tumblr posts, which were uncovered to have racial and derogatory language. She has apologized for it, of course, and we hope that she and her fans can move on from this episode.
Cabello will be trying to make money from a different platform in 2021. This time, she’ll use her vocal skills in the upcoming American musical romantic comedy film Cinderella. She’ll also continue her TV appearances and commitments while filming the said movie.
PETER JACKSON — EST. $500 MILLION
Multi-awarded director, screenwriter, and producer, Peter Jackson, who many will know as one of the creative minds behind the highly successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as The Hobbit trilogy that followed, is unsurprisingly estimated to be worth $500 million. And we say “unsurprisingly”, given the commercial success of his films. Indeed, Peter Jackson is reportedly the third director, after James Cameron and Christopher Nolan, to have released more than one film that grossed over $1 billion in the box office.
In terms of directorial success, Jackson is definitely, to his credit, up there with our beloved bigshot directors. Because of this, we expect his net worth to continue increasing in the future. The Hollywood director should make another splash in 2021 as he’ll be working on a Beatles documentary. The project is called The Beatles: Get Back, wherein Jackson will take the helm as director and producer.
JACKIE CHAN – EST. $400 MILLION
Actor, stuntman, film producer, and all-around icon of the East, Jackie Chan, who is arguably, to his credit, one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world, reportedly has a net worth of $400 million. We have to say that the man has earned every penny. Indeed, Jackie Chan is known to perform a lot of his own stunts, some of which have nearly killed him. Remarkably enough, many are not aware that Chan is also a successful singer—yes, you heard that right: he can sing! In fact, he has released a few albums in the past, of which some were even successful.
Jackie Chan is now 66 years old, and he’s far from the athletic martial artist we know back in the day. Jackie certainly does not shy away from change as he has evolved his style gracefully. The Asian martial artist still has ten known film projects due over the next few years, so it is clearly unreasonable to think that Jackie’s income stream will suddenly come to a halt.
DAN AYKROYD – $200 MILLION
Dan Aykroyd shot to stardom as one of the original members of Saturday Night Live. Fans, however, will surely remember him more for his iconic role as Ray Stantz in the Ghostbusters movie series. His time on SNL also resulted in being a member of The Blues Brothers, giving him a chance to tour as a band, along with John Belushi. Their 1978 album, Briefcase Full of Blues, turned double platinum, selling about 3.5 million copies. With the aid of a financial advisor, Aykroyd most likely knows where and how to spend his money well.
He co-founded a concert venue/restaurant chain in 1992 and even launched a liquor brand, Crystal Head Vodka. With his hard work and business ventures, he is now worth $200 million. The celebrity continues to accept TV and film projects while managing his entrepreneurial gigs. He’ll appear in the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife as Dr. Raymond Stantz. Dan also narrated all episodes of the 2020 TV series Hotel Paranormal.
MICHAEL PHELPS – EST. $55 MILLION
Competitive swimmer Michael Phelps, who is widely regarded as one of the most successful Olympians of all time, is being reported on various wealth-tracking websites to be worth $55 million. It’s totally not surprising given the number of endorsement deals the man has. After all, Phelps holds the record for most Olympic gold medals, so it goes without saying that brands have flocked to him, offering him money to say something nice about their product. To his credit, Phelps also holds the distinction for being the youngest swimmer to have successfully qualified for the United States Olympic team— he was 15 years old at the time!
As it turns out, the world-renowned athlete’s most challenging battles as of today aren’t on an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Phelps recently revealed that he has been struggling with his mental health. This just goes to show that even one’s past achievements and world records mean nothing if you are internally suffering— being a top Olympian with a net worth of $55 million is no exception!
KATY PERRY – EST. $330 MILLION
Singer-songwriter and television singing competition judge Katy Perry, who gained worldwide recognition in 2008 after the release of her highly successful album One of the Boys, is reportedly worth a whopping $330 million. Amusingly, Perry was singing gospel music and released a gospel album before her big break, but shifted to popular music after her gospel-singing career was proving to be a failure. To her credit, it was the best decision she’s ever made because it catapulted her to stardom. As most will know, Perry also made a ton of money as a judge of the hit singing competition American Idol and has lent her voice to the animated film The Smurfs 2.
Did you know that the Firework singer recently became a mother? 2020 has indeed been an eventful year as she gave birth to her first child, Daisy Bloom. She also released another studio album titled Smile. Perry should have no problems getting by and giving her child anything that she will need in the future, given her multi-million savings.
VICTORIA BECKHAM – EST. $450 MILLION
Singer, designer, and fashion icon, Victoria Beckham, who gained widespread recognition following the success of her all-female pop group the Spice Girls, is reportedly worth $450 million. Much of that money was had through the various businesses she put up away from her Posh Spice persona, however. Indeed, she’s made a lot of money from the multiple investments she’s put towards the creation of her own fashion line. Not only that, but Victoria is also known to have a substantial real estate portfolio that covers the globe, which she shares with her equally famous husband, David Beckham.
Victoria Beckham hasn’t been involved in music for a long time now. She truly has made the jump from music to being a successful entrepreneur and fashionista. The former girl group member recently launched a beauty brand called Victoria Beckham Beauty. With Victoria at the helm, the brand should see success over the next few years.
LEE MAJORS — EST. $15 MILLION
Actor and voice actor Lee Majors, who many will remember for playing Heath Barkley in the highly successful western drama series The Big Valley and for playing Colonel Steve Austin in the almost equally successful television series The Six Million Dollar Man, is reportedly worth $15 million. Those were old shows, but younger people will also remember Lee Majors for voicing Mitch Baker in the Vice City installment of the billion-dollar video game franchise, Grand Theft Auto. Indeed, Majors has got a distinct and very bankable voice, which made him a very popular voice actor, to his credit.
The celebrity appeared on a good number of TV shows over the past few years. He’s been a regular in the American crime action-drama series Magnum P.I. In recent years. Lee also appeared in Thunderbirds Are Go, Fuller House, and Eat, Play, Love. It isn’t clear if Majors is still actively pursuing acting projects, but we’re confident he’d get by with his $15 million net worth.
MARK HAMILL — EST. $18 MILLION
Actor, voice actor, and writer, Mark Hamill, is known to the general public as the man who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise. Older generations will probably be less aware of the fact that Hamill is actually a very talented voice actor who voiced dozens of characters on television. Other than his superb acting, he was also the man who voiced Joker in the DC animated television series. Hamill also, to his credit, voiced characters for video games. In fact, if one googled the characters that Hamill lent his voice for, one would be surprised at just how flexible he is as a voice actor. Given his long list of contributions to film and media, the star is reportedly worth $18 million.
Hamill’s last film appearance was in the 2019 Star Wars film Rise of Skywalker. The film was a blockbuster hit, and we’re confident that the iconic actor earned decent money off of it. He still continues to participate in Star Wars projects today, as you’d often catch him in the TV series The Mandalorian. Hamill also appears in various TV and web series, allowing him to increase his income through multiple sources.
DANICA PATRICK – EST. $60 MILLION
Professional racing driver and model Danica Patrick, who is widely recognized as the most successful woman in open-wheel racing and has received the distinction of being the only woman in history to win an IndyCar Series race, is reportedly worth an estimated $60 million. Not bad for someone who dropped out of high school to get into professional racing. Indeed, the fact that Patrick was able to do very well in a sport that’s been virtually dominated by men for years is nothing short of impressive. And we believe that, to a degree, as she dominated the racing world, it’s undeniable that Patrick earned every single penny of that $60 million.
Danica Patrick’s last NASCAR stint came in 2018. She finished with decent records and achievements in the same season. Now, she makes regular appearances on various TV shows. Danica Patrick appeared as a guest judge in Project Runway All Stars and Beat Bobby Flay.
STEPHEN A. SMITH — EST. $16 MILLION
Television personality and sports commentator Stephen Smith, who many will know as one of the hosts of ESPN’s First Take and as one of the most enduring sports commentators of ESPN’s SportsCenter, is reported to have an estimated net worth of $16 million. Amusingly, Smith said he is ESPN’s most annoying sports commentator, and while we’re not sure if we agree with that, we certainly agree that he can be annoying at times. The man, to his credit, is so insightful in his sports analysis but frequently gets into screaming matches with his fellow hosts, which we think can be both annoying and entertaining depending on what his opinion of the day is.
Without a doubt, Stephen A. Smith has shown his dedication to cover the most interesting stories in sports. He also proved that he could voice out his sentiments about any sports-related topics professionally. In turn, ESPN recently signed him to a mega-contract that’ll earn Smith a whopping $8 million per year.
NICKI MINAJ – EST. $85 MILLION
Rapper, singer, songwriter, and occasional actress, Nikki Minaj, who rose to prominence after the release of her mixtape Playtime Is Over and is also known for arriving at gala events in the most colorful costumes and wigs, is reportedly worth $85 million. She is now, to her credit, one of the most successful and influential artists of all time, who has worked with the likes of Drake, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and more. Despite being only 37 years old, Minaj was already able to surpass Aretha Franklin’s record for the most number of songs on the Hot 100 Charts for a female artist.
Nicki Minaj’s last studio album was titled Queen back in 2018. She’s been back in the recording studios and should release another studio album anytime soon. She also just finished a world tour named “The Nicki World Tour.” Given her activeness in producing and releasing new materials, it will only be a matter of time before Nicki surpasses the $100 million mark.
PATRICK DEMPSEY – EST. $60 MILLION
Actor and racecar driver, Patrick Dempsey, who began his career at a young age starring in romantic hits like Can’t Buy Me Love and then gained wider recognition after being cast as Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy, is reported to have an estimated net worth of $60 million. Indeed, Dempsey’s salary on Grey’s Anatomy was reportedly $350,000 per episode, which ranks him among the highest-paid television actors at the time. The man, to a huge degree, has such an enviable life; he has an extensive investment portfolio, holds a series of racing records, and was at one point the face of Versace and L’Oreal.
Expect to see Patrick Dempsey make a resurgence in accepting TV projects. Dempsy will star as Dominic Morgan in the 2020 American TV show Devils. Dempsey’s also working on an upcoming TV series called Ways & Means in which he’ll have the leading role and is also the series’ executive producer.
JESSICA ALBA – EST. $350 MILLION
Actress and highly successful entrepreneur, Jessica Alba, who began acting at a young age but gained wider prominence after playing the genetically enhanced super-soldier in the science fiction drama series Dark Angel, is reported to have an estimated net worth of $350 million. A huge chunk of that money, however, didn’t come from acting. It turns out that Alba is not just a great actress, but is also, to her credit, a very talented businesswoman. Indeed, she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s richest female entrepreneurs below the age of 40.
Expect Jessica Alba to increase her earnings from acting over the next few years. She’s currently starring as Nancy McKenna in the American comedy & crime TV series L.A.’s Finest. Jessica Alba also accepted a film project to star in the 2019 movie Killers Anonymous, thus ending her two-year break from taking film roles.
TONY HALE – $9 MILLION
American actor and comedian Tony Hale is best known for his role in the hit comedy series Arrested Development. For his performance in the HBO comedy Veep, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in2013 and 2015. In addition to his portfolio, he holds a degree in journalism from Samford University and completed graduate studies from Regent University. The actor, who is now 49 years old, has a net worth of $9 million. He is married to Emmy Award-winning make-up artist, Martel Thompson, since 2003, and the couple currently lives in Los Angeles with their daughter.
Tony Hale has been on seven film projects between 2018 and 2019. We’re not even counting the number of times he appeared on television, which is 12. Tony is certainly a busy man as he has four film projects lined up for 2020 and 2021. He also has eight television appearances and commitments over 2020 and 2021.
BILLY PORTER – EST. $4 MILLION
Billy Porter is not only a TV and movie actor but a Broadway theatre star, too. He went to the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School’s School of Drama to attend the Musical Theater program. He then got a degree from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. With his great talent, he rose to prominence as a Broadway star by starting a solo career as a singer and actor.
For his role as Lola inKinky Boots, he won the Best Actor in a Musical from the 67th Tony Awards in 2013. He bravely showed his feminine side to break the toxic masculinity. Hence, he got several accolades and numerous next projects that helped him amass a net worth of $4 million.
Billy continues to star in the TV series Pose. His role in Pray Tell allowed him to earn numerous nominations for his outstanding performance. He’s set to diversify his income stream by accepting more film projects. Billy Porter will appear in the 2020 film Like a Boss and in Cinderella in 2021.
TAVI GEVINSON – EST. $7 MILLION
Tavi Gevinson started to gain attention at the tender age of 12, thanks to her fashion blog, Style Rookie. At an early age of 15, she already talked about pop culture and feminist topics. This helped him to fully become a writer and magazine editor.
She became the founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine, Rookie, which was made for the teenage girls. So Popular! host then named and gave her credit as the “Queen of Millennials.” It this was not enough, she was also a guest on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as part of the panel that critiqued Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo for Rolling Stone. Today, she is worth $7 million.
We hope to see Tavi Gevinson in more movies. Her last film appearance was in Person to Person as Wendy back in 2017. She has continued to cultivate her TV presence as she recently starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone. Gevinson will also appear in Gossip Girl in 2021, which is currently in its pre-production stage.
DOMINIC WEST – EST. $14 MILLION
Dominic West is an award-winning English actor, director, and musician. He rose to prominence as Jimmy McNulty in the TV series The Wire and Noah Solloway in The Affair, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He got the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor from the 2012 British Academy Television Awards with his perfect portrayal of the serial killer Fred West in the movie Appropriate Adult.
His other film credits were Chicago, 300, Punisher: War Zone, John Carter, The Square, and Colette. Today, he plays the role of Dr. Chris Cox in Brassic. He also played the role of Jean Valjean in BBC’s Les Misérables. He is now worth $14 million.
Dominic West continues to make an earning from acting today. He’s also started producer as he was the executive producer of Les Misérables back in 2018 to 2019. He’s currently playing the role of Dr. Chris Cox in the TV show Brassic. West will play the role of Uncle Matthew in the upcoming series The Pursuit of Love.
ESTE HAIM – EST. $1-5 MILLION
Este Haim is part of the international music trio, Haim. She is the group’s singer and bassist, along with her sisters, Danielle and Alana. But as Este was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, continuing doing what she loves best is not easy work. However, she manages to succeed.
Este knows she has to be careful of her health. At the age of 14, she started to see signs of diabetes in her when she felt very thirsty, had blurred vision, and even lost weight. Although she might be secured with health insurance, she still struggled to control her blood sugar levels. Anyhow, she does not let her illness stops her and even continuously releases hit songs that now make her about $1 to 5 million richer.
Expect Este and her sisters to release new projects at the start of this decade. Their group has recently released another studio album called Women in Music Pt. III in 2020. They’ll also earn more through the concert tour they currently have lined up for 2021. The tour is called “One More Haim Tour.”
DANIELLE HAIM – EST. $1-5 MILLION
Danielle Haim is the lead singer of the Haim band. She also plays the guitar and has been doing it since she was young. After she graduated high school, Jenny Lewis spotted the lady at a jam session in Laurel Canyon. From then on, the rest is history. Danielle joined Jenny’s band tour. The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas then invited Danielle to join his solo tour after seeing her play. Although she was on the rise to the stardom, she realized that she would perform her original music with her sisters. Hence, she turned a lucrative tour deal, which she could use for significant investments, and built eh Haim band instead. Now, she is worth $1 to 5 million.
Danielle Haim will continue to be the lead vocalist of their band in another studio album called Women in Music Pt. III. It’ll be exciting how their music will turn out after years of performing experience. Nonetheless, Danielle and her sisters are expected to earn a ton of money on another tour in 2021 called “One More Haim Tour.”
KURT RUSSELL – EST. $100 MILLION
Kurt Russell has an impressive and longstanding career, starting in the entertainment world as a child actor. Russell is known in Hollywood for his versatility. He can play different roles, from a villain to the protagonist. With a career that runs for almost 60 years and a lot of works to his name, he is now worth $100 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood. Aside from his lucrative acting career, Russell, along with his longtime partner, Goldie Hawn, are known for having significant investments in real estate. They have several properties, including vacation homes across the United States.
Kurt Russell is almost 70, but he still continues to accept film projects to this day. He recently starred in a 2019 Tarantino flick called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Randy Miller. He made another film appearance in The Christmas Chronicles 2 as Santa Claus, and was also a producer of the film. Thus, we can see that Kurt Russell’s income from acting won’t stop anytime soon.
HEATH LEDGER – EST. $16 MILLION
Heath Ledger had a net worth of $16 million, along with a lot of credits and accolades, thanks to his perfect portrayal of The Joker’s role in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight. His daughter, Matilda, from his former girlfriend, Michelle Williams, got a bulk of his money. During his career, Ledger made about 19 films. He started in his home country of Australia. His very first project was a movie series, titled Ship to Shore in 1993.
However, he began to gain attention when he did his debut movie, 10 Things I Hate About You, opposite Julia Stiles. From here, he started to have prominent roles in A Knight’s Tale and Monster’s Ball. Aside from The Dark Knight, his other critically-acclaimed role was in the 2005 movie, Brokeback Mountain. His daughter, Matilda, should continue to receive money for his father’s royalties. Without a doubt, Heath was able to secure his daughter’s future through his legacy and previous film projects.
TYLER PERRY – EST. $600 MILLION
Tyler Perry is considered to be one of the wealthiest celebrities there is. With his $600 million net worth, businesses, investments, and properties, he is one of the most financially successful directors. Tyler has directed and produced over 30 movies, 20 stage productions, and eight TV shows. He can easily earn $100 to $150 million without a sweat in a year, thanks to his entertainment empire. Before he officially ventured in the world of directing, he reportedly sold over $100 million worth of play tickets.
He even earned $30 million from related videos and merchandise! With his hard work, he managed to raise a $5.5 million budget for his very-first film which was titled, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. It almost doubled his fund with its gross of $50.6 million.Tyler Perry appeared in the 2020 film A Fall from Grace, a film he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. He’ll increase his net worth in no time as he has a long and extensive list of film and TV projects lined up to open the new decade.
LAURENCE FISHBURNE – EST. $20 MILLION
Lauren Fishburne has been in the entertainment business for about 40 years. He is probably most known in the movies What’s Love Got to do With It, Boyz in the Hood, Mission Impossible III, and of course, for his iconic role as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy. Fishburne also conquered the small screen, appearing on the TV series CSI: Miami, CSI New York, The Equalizer, Spenser for Hire, and a lot more. He also lent his voice for The Matrix video games, Enter the Matrix and The Matrix Online, and others, like CSI: Deadly Intent, CSI: Fatal Conspiracy, andTrue Crime: New York City.
With his excellent acting career, Fishburne also got several awards and accolades. With everything he does, he now has $20 million in net worth and probably a good credit report. Laurence Fishburne continues his acting career to this day. You’ll see him in films like The Ice Road, Under the Stadium Lights, and All the Old Knives. Unfortunately, his career has been in a standstill because of the 2020 pandemic. Nonetheless, Fishburne still has a healthy list of TV projects that’ll help him increase his net worth.
JANE PAULEY – EST. $40 MILLION
Viewers started to be familiarized with Jane Pauley as a news reporter, anchor, TV host, and journalist. Through a lot of years of reporting, she has successfully amassed a net worth of $40 million. She is the host and co-host of the hit news programs The Today Show, Dateline NBC, Real Life with Jane Pauley, and The Jane Pauley Show. She started her colorful journey in 1972. At the time, she worked for WISH-TV station until 1975. Pauley then began to be part of Today in 1976. From there, the rest was history.
She started to be a staple on the network’s shows. She also got credit for being the Ambassador for AARP’s Your Life Calling. Pauley was also part of the board of McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and the Children’s Health Fund in New York City. Jane recently shared her struggles with mental health. Given how she handled her situation, she should look into publishing her own book. Pauley can certainly increase her net worth by exploring other platforms, not just media.
Jerry Seinfeld – EST. $950 MILLION
Stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor, Jerry Seinfeld, who gained worldwide recognition for playing a fictionalized version of himself in the highly successful sitcom Seinfeld, is one of the most successful comedians all time. Indeed, he was, to his credit, named by Comedy Central as the 12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time and was estimated by more than a few wealth tracking sites to have a net worth of $950 million, which is $50 million short of attaining billionaire status.
Jerry Seinfeld might be the first comedian to become a billionaire. And with all the projects he is currently involved with, it’s not a question of if but when. It’s just a matter of years before he attains such status. To date, Seinfeld has garnered several billions of dollars in syndication revenue, and that also includes the $500 million Netflix paid him to acquire five-year digital rights.
GEOFFREY RUSH – EST. $40 MILLION
Geoffrey Rush is an actor and film producer who managed to amass a $40 million net worth, thanks to his hard work. He is one of the few who gets credit for receiving the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting – the Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award. He has also earned different awards and accolades from the British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In case you didn’t know, he is the founding president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. In 2012, he was also named Australian of the Year. He has made many movies to his name and started his career in the Australian film Hoodwink in 1981. However, his breakthrough role came 15 years after his film debut in the 1981 Australian film Hoodwink and afterwards in the 1996 movie Shine, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
JENNIFER HUDSON – EST. $25 MILLION
Thanks to American Idol, Jennifer Hudson managed to launch a colorful and successful career! When the show ended in 2004, she started to have a slew of projects, including a duet with Meat Loaf. She had a record deal with Arista Records in November 2006 and managed to work with renowned producers for her songs and debut album. Her debut LP was a success, debuting at No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200.
Aside from credits, she also received nominations from music awards and, of course, winning some. From here, Hudson’s life had dramatically changed. She has been dropping hit after hit, selling out concert tickets like hotcakes, and even appearing on the big screen. One of her most recent projects includes starring in Aretha Franklin’s biopic, Respect, this 2020. Overall, she is now worth $25 million, and there’s no doubt that her net worth will continue to soar to the hundred million mark.
MARIE OSMOND – EST. $20 MILLION
Marie Osmond rose to prominence in the early ’70s as a part of her famous family, the Osmonds. Although she is not precisely a member of the group, her name is enough to gain everyone’s attention. Marie managed to make a name for herself, and she became one of Hollywood’s most iconic TV stars and singers. She went solo and became a famous Country artist and also hosted and paneled several high-profile TV shows, like ABC’s The Talk. She is now worth $20 million.
Aside from being a singer, host, and actress, she is also an established author. She has written a total of three books, and they are all bestsellers. She is also into real estate investments. Recently, she put her house in Orem, Utah, in the market for $845,000. Built in 1995, it featured 9,000 square feet of living space, six beds, French doors, and a basketball court.
JOAQUIN PHOENIX – EST. $50 MILLION
Did you know that aside from being an actor, Joaquin Phoenix is also a musician? On top of that, he is a producer and a director as well. With his time in the business and hard work, Phoenix is now worth $50 million. He is most notable in the movies Walk the Line, The Master, Her, and Joker. Aside from different credits and accolades, he is also a critically-acclaimed actor, receiving many rave reviews in his Todd Phillips-directed movie. With so many accolades such as Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award, no wonder the man is worth $50 million.
Joker made $1 billion in revenue and $500 million in profits. Hence, Phoenix and Phillips earned more by choosing to have lower salaries in exchange for backend points. Phoenix reportedly made tens of millions of dollars from the movie. Phoenix also made investments into being a voice actor, lending his voice to animated films and documentaries.
JADA PINKETT SMITH – EST. $50 MILLION
Jada Pinkett Smith has been known for many things. Aside from being the wife of Will Smith, she is also an actress, producer, director, singer, author, and businesswoman. She and her husband have been known for their love for real estate investments. They have an impressive real estate portfolio, buying and selling homes over the years—no wonder she has made $50 million net worth. However, it is worth noting that a big chunk of her net worth is thanks to her marriage with Will Smith, who has been one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors for the past 20 years.
She mostly earned this enormous amount of money from her works in film, TV, music, fashion, and as an author, writing children’s books. In case you don’t know, she is also the singer and songwriter of the metal band, Wicked Wisdom, using the pseudonym Jada Koren. She also owns a music production company called 100% Women and Maja clothing line.
KATE JACKSON – EST. $10 MILLION
Kate Jackson is not only known as an actress, but she is also a director and producer. With her different works, she managed to amass a $10 million net worth. Jackson tried to earn her degree from the University of Mississippi. However, midway through her sophomore year, she relocated to New York to go to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She started her acting career in the early ’70s and had a recurring role on Night of Dark Shadows. She began to do different movies and TV projects, like The Rookies from 1972 to 1076 and Charlie’s Angels as Sabrina Duncan.
The big success she found for her role in Charlie’s Angels made her appear on the front cover of Time magazine, together with co-stars Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett. Her excellent acting talent earned her two Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations. She also did James at 15, receiving another Emmy nomination and co-starred Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Her memoir was released back in early 2015.
JEFF DANIELS – EST. $45 MILLION
For his work as an actor, musician, and playwright, Jeff Daniels managed to amass a net worth of $45 million. Born in Georgia in 1955, he started his acting career when he performed at the Eastern Michigan University drama school. From here, the celebrity discovered his passion for acting. He conquered Broadway and bagged the Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the production of Fifth of July. He then founded the Purple Rose Theatre Company, which continuously holds stage productions penned by Daniels himself.
In 1981, he had his first movie credit in Ragtime, quickly followed by another award-winning performance in Terms of Endearment. He has made several films to his name from one movie to another and released five full-length albums. From 2012 to 2014, the actor starred in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom as Will McAvoy. He received a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe nominations and won a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – EST. $60 MILLION
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most respected actors of his generation. Although he is now retired, he gets credit for being one of the greatest actors in cinematic history. Born and raised in London, Day-Lewis greatly excelled on stage in the National Youth Theatre before being accepted in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he attended the school for three years. Surely, fans will best remember him in the movies My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln. Throughout his more than four-decade career, Daniel established himself as a famed leading man of both stage and screen projects.
However, it was in the 1985 film, A Room with a View, that he gained attention. His acting career continuously flourished then, receiving numerous awards when he did My Left Foot in 1989. With these accomplishments, he had successfully amassed $60 million net worth that would probably let him have a lavish life despite his retirement.
EMMA THOMPSON – EST. $50 MILLION
Emma Thompson comes from a family of actors, so it is no surprise that she is one of Britain’s most acclaimed actresses. She is the recipient of many accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and two Academy Awards. She first got heavily involved in theatre when she was working on getting a degree from Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She then became part of the Not the Nine O’Clock News’ touring production before she got a role on There’s Nothing to Worry About.
From here, she landed different TV roles, like on Fortunes of Ward and Tutti Frutti, earning her British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress. She received her movie breakthrough in the 1989 movie The Tall Guy, opposite Jeff Goldblum, before she did Henry V. She then continued to do Shakespeare movies throughout the 1990s. Today, she has a fortune of $50 million.
MEG RYAN – EST. $85 MILLION
Meg Ryan has been in the entertainment business for more than 40 years. To some degree, she has proven herself to be the United States’ most favorite leading film actresses. In fact, she can get $10 to $15 million of film salary per movie credit, which makes her one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Some of her biggest paychecks come from the 1994 historical movie, I.Q., worth $5 million. She subsequently established herself, both internationally and nationally, as one of the most fortunate actresses throughout the ’90s and early 2000s. Particularly in films such as the romantic comedy film Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and French Kiss.
She also gets $8.5 million for City of Angels, $10.5 million for You’ve Got Mail, and $15 million each from Proof of Life and Kate & Leopold. During the peak of her career, she can earn over $60 million in film salaries alone. These works help her amass her $85 million net worth today.
BEAR GRYLLS – EST. $25 MILLION
When it comes to wild adventure, Bear Grylls’ name will quickly come to mind. But did you know that before he became an adventurer, he used to have a military career? He is a former SAS serviceman, survival instructor, and honorary lieutenant-colonel. He may have learned everything he knows in surviving the wild from his former profession.
The 46-year-old adventurer rose to prominence after venturing on a number of adventures and then became widely known for his TV series Man vs. Wild, or Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the UK. This may have given Grylls a huge net worth of $25 million. Aside from this big fortune, he was also appointed as the youngest Chief Scout, head of The Scout Association, at the age of 35. With his stunts and the extreme risks that come with his line of work, we sure hope Grylls is protected with the right medical insurance.
MIKE TYSON – EST. $3 MILLION
Mike “Iron Mike” Tyson made a name as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world during the 1980s. With this feat, he used to be one of the most famous and highest-paid athletes in the world among his many achievements. At the tender age of 20, the retired boxer was the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title. ESPN named him The Hardest Hitter in Heavyweight History, and Sky Sports called him the most ferocious fighter that stepped in the professional ring.
Tyson used to have a personal fortune worth $300 million during his heyday. However, with everything he had been through then, not to mention the controversies, he filed for bankruptcy and was $23 million in debt. But those days are gone, and Tyson is now coping well. Probably, with the proper advice of a financial advisor and his hard work, he now has a $3 million net worth.
JOY REID – EST. $4 MILLION
Joy Reid gets the credit for being one of the political pundits who have been at the forefront during the 2016 presidential election. This may give you an idea of who she is. Joy is a famous cable TV host, political commentator, and MSNBC national correspondent. Whenever there is big news about politics, expect her to be there. She began her journalism career back in 1997, leaving her job at a business consulting firm in New York to start working for a WSVN Channel 7 morning show in southern Florida.
Aside from being an all-around political expert, Joy is also an author. In the same year when everyone was going crazy with the election season, she wrote the history of the Democratic Party, titled Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clinton, and the Racial Divide. She is also behind the success of The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unravelling of the American History. With these successes, Joy has amassed $4 million net worth that will eventually grow with her continuous work.
GARY COLEMAN – EST. $75,000
Fans will best remember Gary Coleman for his role as Arnold Jackson in the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes. This show alone earned him the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series and three other nominations. He went on to do The Gary Coleman Show and was the voice behind Kevin’s character in the animated show Waynehead.
With his immense success during the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became one of the highest-paid child actors at the time, and was rated first on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Kid Stars on TV”, and received several nominations and awards throughout his career. However, this didn’t last long. Gary experienced financial problems in later life. With the help of his lawyer, he sued his parents and business advisor over mishandling his finances, leaving him with only $75,000 net worth. Despite what he had been through, fans would never forget the fame and legacy Gary left behind.
MICHELLE THOMAS – EST. $400,000
Michelle Thomas made a mark in the entertainment business when she played Justine Phillips’s role on the hit sitcom The Cosby Show from 1988 to 1990. She was also part of another comedy show, Family Matters, as Myra Monkhouse, and as Thea in A Man Called Hawk. Michelle was born to be part of showbiz. She was the daughter of Kool & the Gang member Dennis Thomas and the stage actress Phyjuar Thomas.
Growing up, Michelle held incredible beauty that made her win the International Queen in Jamaica. She then joined the entertainment world and did many TV programs from the 1980s to the 1990s, giving her a $400,000 fortune. Her career continued to grow, receiving a lot of acting credits here and there. With the incredible talent Michelle showed, she would forever stay in fans’ memories. Unfortunately, on December 23, 1998, Michelle Thomas sadly passed away due to a degree of complications with a rare type of cancer.
ELVIS PRESLEY – EST. $20 MILLION
Elvis Presley needs no introduction. Even the young people of today know who he is. Despite being gone for more than four decades, the King of Rock and Roll will always remain to be the King. In fact, his first name and the word “king” itself are enough to recognize him. For his major contributions to the music scene and entertainment world in general, he is heavily regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
Not many performers get this credit, and no one has matched his great talent yet. Elvis, too, remains affluent, still with $20 million net worth to his name. He is still the best-selling solo artist in history and the reason why rock is called the “Devil’s Music” in the early days. But the King of Rock had an untimely passing due to cardiac arrest at the age of 42 on August 16, 1977.
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI – EST. $30 MILLION
Before Caroline Wozniacki left the world of tennis, she used to be the No. 1 in singles, achieving the top ranking and becoming the 20th player in the Open Era. She was the first Scandinavian woman who held the top-ranking position. With these achievements, it is no surprise that the 30-year-old star has amassed $30 million net worth.
She started playing at the tender age of seven. At the time, her father used to be her coach. Credited to her hard training, she started winning several junior tournaments, including the prestigious Orange Bowl tennis championship. From one win to another, Wozniacki has established herself in the tennis world. She managed to improcve her ranking at every end of the year until she climbed to the top in 2010 and 2011. She held the top ranking for a total of 71 weeks. Aside from her earnings as a former tennis player, she also has sponsorship deals and endorsements.
DENNIS RODMAN – EST. $500,000
Dennis Rodman is one of the biggest names in the world of the NBA. He is widely known as “The Worm” for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities on the court as a small forward position. During his time in the field, he won a total of five championships with two teams. He used to play for Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and, of course, Chicago Bulls.
However, not every day was a good day for the 59-year-old athlete. With his huge earnings then, totaling $27 million a year, he had experienced several financial troubles. His extravagant lifestyle took its toll on his finances and caused him to lose all the money he used to have. He might not have listened to his financial advisor then. But as they say, learning is the best experience, and he’s now slowly getting through with it. He now has a net worth of $500,000.