Celebrities do not only look rich, a lot of them are stupendously rich in real life as well. Some of them even have net worth crossing the billion-dollar mark. They have done so through films and music, brand collaborations, and entrepreneurial ventures.
You may not know it, but every time you watch their content, they generate revenue. Whatever platform you could be using for streaming their content through your Spectrum home internet or some other ISP, they make money. And that’s just one of the income streams for most of these celebs. The following are the 10 richest celebrities in the world:
If you are a fan of Star Wars, you would already know who George Lucas is. He is a wildly successful director, producer, writer, and businessman. His two famous movie franchises are Indiana Jones and Star Wars, which generated over 12 billion dollars at the global box office. Also, he sold Lucasfilm to Disney for around 5.9 billion dollars. His estimated net worth is over 10 billion dollars making him the richest celeb on the planet.
The second spot on this list is also occupied by a filmmaker. Steven Spielberg is known for several box office hits including the Jurassic Park franchise. He has put out so many hits that according to many movie-goers, he is the best director in the World. Like George Lucas, he has many investments and involvement in businesses making his net worth to be somewhere around 8 billion dollars.
Kanye West is a hip-hop artist (he doesn’t like to be called a rapper), a fashion designer, and an entrepreneur. His rap career and music production were the early sources of his income. Now, he is popular for collaborating with the biggest fashion industry giants. Also, he’s a successful entrepreneur with many business ventures to his name. The estimated net worth of Kanye West is over 6 billion dollars.
Oprah Winfrey is a TV personality famous for her talk show series, the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is an author, actor, show host, owner of her own television network, and successful business owner. Oprah is the richest African-American female TV personality with an estimated net worth of around 3.5 billion dollars.
Jami Gertz is a famous actress, investor, and businesswoman. She owns a sports team and is married to multi-billionaire Tony Ressler. Also, she’s been an active actress since 1981 with recent works like The Neighbors. Her estimated net worth is around 3 billion dollars.
Rihanna is the richest female musician with an estimated net worth of around 1.7 billion dollars. Her music career is extremely successful with over 60 million album sales and 8 Grammys. One of her major sources of income is her brand collaborations and business ventures like Fenty Beauty Line. She is not active as she used to be in the music scene with her last single coming out in 2020.
Kim Kardashian is one of the most famous female celebrities on the planet. Also, she is the ex-wife of Kanye West. Her TV, fashion career, and brand deals have helped her get to billionaire status. Her estimated net worth is above 1.4 billion dollars. Her ongoing projects include Keeping Up with the Kardashians which has been running for more than 20 seasons now.
According to a lot of Rap fans, Jay Z is one of the best rappers ever. He has a successful music career and multiple successful businesses racking his net worth to more than 1.3 billion dollars. He is married to Beyoncé who also has a successful music career and many business ventures. The power couple totals a net worth of 1.8 billion dollars.
Paul McCartney is one of the most successful musicians of all time thanks to his time with The Beatles. The Beatles sold over 600 million albums globally, and Paul McCartney also had a successful solo career with 100 million album sales. He has a billionaire status with a net worth of 1.2 billion dollars and knighthood thanks to his works.
Slavica Ecclestone is a former model and former wife of Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone. The reason for the billionaire status of the Croatian model is the divorce settlement she received of over 1.2 billion dollars in 2009. Based on the settlement, her estimated net worth is over 1.2 billion dollars.