Everyone wishes he or she has an expendable amount of money to buy a new car or go on expensive vacations, like their favorite celebs. These celebs have the net worth to do everything you dream of and more!
Christina El Moussa – $4m
The world was shocked to hear the recent split of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” power couple, Christina and Tarek El Moussa. However, the couple had a very successful career together. The pair was known for buying houses at a low price and flipping them for profit. They both also had a background of real estate, so were almost always able to sell the houses the renovated. The couple told ET they will continue to work together professionally.
Felicity Jones – $6m
Felicity Jones has been in the Hollywood scene since the mid-90s. However, she recently was introduced to many, in 2016, as Jyn Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” However, some may recognize her from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” or “The Theory of Everything,” Her roles as Jane Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” received an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. We can only expect this 33-year-old actress will continue to grow her $6 million net worth.
Chris Tucker – Negative $11.5m
This American comedian and actor has certainly had some financial issues. He was on the rise in the 90s, when he had roles in “House Party 3,” “Friday,” and “The Fifth Element.” He reach true stardom after appearing in the “Rush Hour” trilogy, with Jackie Chan. He was once considered the highest paid actor in Hollywood, when he received $25 million for his role in “Rush Hour 3.” However, today he now faces foreclosure on his Florida mansion and he has publicly stated he can not afford to pay his bills. He now has a net worth of negative $11.5 million.
Lamar Odom – $30m
Professional Basketball player, Lamar Odom has a net worth of $30 million. In 1999, he was drafted in the first round of the draft, with the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. He also played on the U.S. National Team and won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. However, his fame grew after he married Khloe Kardashian in 2009. They split in 2016. Lamar recently check himself into rehab one-year after taking a near-fatal overdose.
Natalie Portman – $60m
Natalie Portman’s fortune is mostly in thanks to her successful acting career. She is widely known for starring as Padme in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She also won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan.” In 2016, she played the title role in “Jackie,” which received high reviews. Landing roles in feature films since she was 13 years old, Natalie has grown her net worth to $60 million.
Emma Watson – $70m
Emma became a worldwide sensation, at 9-years-old, when she landed the role of Hermoine Granger, in the “Harry Potter” films. She continued to play the role in all 8 “Harry Potter” films. Aside from acting, Emma has done modeling from companies like Burberry and a multitude of fashion magazines. However, Watson is also extremely involved in advocating for women’s rights and is a UN Goodwill Ambassador. This former Gryffindor wizard has an estate of $70 million.
Jennifer Lawerence – $110m
Although Jennifer had some small roles in the early 2000s, in 2012 she landed what is arguably her biggest and most famous role to date as the heroine Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” trilogy. She quickly became Hollywood’s most wanted, landing roles in “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and 2016’s “Passengers.” Her net worth is all ready $130 million and growing.
Charlize Theron – $120m
Charlize Theron became an international success in 2003, when she was cast in the film “Monster.” For her portrayal of Aileen, she won an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and SAG Award. She has continued to appear in movies and has various endorsement deals, including becoming the spokeswoman for the Christian Dior perfume “J’Adore.” Through endorsements and movies, Charlize is worth $120 million.
Gordon Ramsay – $140m
This chef, restaurateur and reality television star is leading the way in the culinary industry. Ramsay owns several high end restaurants worldwide, and has starred and produced in several reality TV shows including “Master Chef,” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” In 2013, he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. He also served as an executive producer for the 2015 movie “Burnt,” starring Bradley Cooper. Ramsay is certainly not done cooking up ideas and intends to grow his wealth of $140 million.
Angelina Jolie – $160m
Angelina Jolie has proven her acting talents by portraying diverse roles through out the years. From a troubled teen in “Girl, Interrupted,” to a classic Disney Villain in “Maleficent,” to hardcore fighting adventurer in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” She also is heavily involved in humanitarian efforts. Considered one of the most beautiful actress currently in Hollywood, Jolie’s has a net worth of $160 million.
John Travolta – $170m
John Travolta became a huge star, in the 1970s, for his performances in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease.” Shortly after, there was a gap in his acting career. However, his career was revived, when he landed the role of Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” His portrayal of Vincent Vega was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. His fame continued as her starred in movies like “Get Shorty,” “Ladder 49,” and “Hairspray.” This disco dancing actor has earned himself $170 million.
Denzel Washington – $190m
Denzel is known for playing iconic, powerful roles, including the title role of Malcom X, Coach Herman Boone in “Remember the Titans,” and Detective Alonzo Harris in “Training Day.” In 2002, he made the jump to director for the film “Antwone Fisher.” He still continues to act, direct, and produce various movies helping his net worth grow to $190 million.
Sandra Bullock – $200m
Sandra Bullock became a household name in the 1990s, when she landed roles in multiple movies including “Speed,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “A Time to Kill,” and “Practical Magic.” She continued to land lead roles in films, including her Oscar winning performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in “The Blind Side.” She also owns a production company called Fortis Films, which has produced films such as “Two weeks Notice” and “All About Steve.” This silver screen beauty is worth $200 million.
Robert De Niro – $200m
Robert De Niro has starred in some of the most iconic films ever created like “The Godfather III,” “Goodfellas,” and “Taxi Driver.” De Niro also has a strong investment in the Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. He co-founding the film studio TriBeCa Productions, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the restaurants Nobu and Tribeca Grill. He has continues to show his diversity as an actor in films today, allowing him to amass fortune of $200 million.
Harrison Ford – $230m
Harrison Ford is the highest grossing actor in Hollywood history, thanks in most part to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” According to Box Office Mojo, Ford’s catalog of movies have grossed a total of $4.7 billion, with “The Force Awakens” accounting for $770 million of that. He is also known for starring in other films including the “Indiana Jones” franchise, “What Lies Beneath,” “The Fugitive,” and “Air Force One.” The force is strong with Ford, landing him a net with of $230 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245m
Leonardo has been a heart throb in Hollywood since a young age. He stole the hearts of millions of girls in his portrayal of Romeo in “Romeo + Juliet,” and well as, Jack in “Titanic.” After multiple nominations, Leonardo was finally awarded the Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, in 2016, for his performance in “The Revenant.”. We can only expect his $245 million net worth to grow.
George Clooney – $250m
George Clooney started his Hollywood career landing roles on various TV shows like “The Facts of Life,” and “The Golden Girls.” However, he got his big break when he portrayed Doug Ross on the NBC drama “ER.” In 2009, he was included in “Time’s” annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World.” Today, George is one of the most sought after actors working in Hollywood. He has built up around $250 million in assets over the course of his career.
Will Smith – $260m
Will Smith first gained recognition as a rapper in the late 1980s, winning the first Grammy ever won for the newly created Rap category. He made his acting debut on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He jumped into movies and quickly became a star. He landed roles in “Independence Day,” “Bad Boys,” and “Men in Black.” Will Smith continues to land major roles, giving him a net worth of $260 million.
Lady Gaga – $275m
When Lady Gaga first hit the music scene, she became known for her outrageous fashion choices and dramatic performances. Since her first album release “The Fame,” in 2008, she has released 4 more. Gaga once again proved her creative talents, when she made the transition to acting. She has appeared on the TV show “American Horror Story,” and ”The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” This “Fame Monster” continues to shock the world with her talents to achieve her a net worth of $275 million.
Cher – $320m
Cher has a come a long way since her duet days as “Sonny and Cher.” She has released multiple solo albums and created hit songs like “Believe” and “Strong Enough.” She has also proven herself on the silver screen. She has played roles in “Mask,” “Moonstruck,” and “The Witches of Eastwick.” She is scheduled to have a residency show, “Classic Cher,” that will take place in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Cher is certainly strong enough to build her net worth of $320 million.
Floyd Mayweather – $340m
Floyd May weather is no stranger to big wins, winning multiple titles and matches in the boxing ring. In 2007, he opened Mayweather promotions, which allowed him to cut out the middleman and keep both the promotion and boxing fees for himself. In May 2015, he got his biggest payday to date, when he fought Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather went home with a win and $240 million. Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015, however, rumors have begun to stir that me may return to the sport.
Gaining recognition as a stand up comedian, Ellen was able to book multiple appearances on the Tonight Show. The national televised appearances helped her land her own sitcom, in 1994, titled “Ellen.” In 2003, DeGeneres launched a daytime talk show called “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She also voiced the character of the forgetful blue tang fish Dory in “Finding Nemo,” and “Finding Dory.” As one of the most watched daytime TV host’s Ellen brings in a net worth of $345 million.
Jessica Alba – $350m
This Hollywood beauty got her big break on the primetime TV series “Dark Angel.” After playing the genetically engineered super soldier, Alba was easily able to make the jump to film. Alba’s notable film performances have included “Honey,” “Sin City,” “Fantastic Four,” and “Good Luck Chuck.” Outside of acting, Alba is also the co-found of the Honest Company (manufacturer of eco-friendly baby and cleaning products).Through her acting and her company, Alba’s net worth is $350 million.
Gisele Bundchen – $360m
Supermodel Gisele launched her career in modeling during the 1996 Fashion Week, at just sixteen years old. Since then, she has become one of the most sought after models in the world. She has also taken on various business ventures, including her own line of flip-flop sandals, skin care and lingerie. Gisele is currently married to New England Patriots Quarterback, however, she currently doubles his net worth with $360 million.
Mick Jagger – $360m
Jagger has been the lead vocalist for his group, The Rolling Stones, since they were formed, in the early 1960s. Jagger has been described as one of the most influential front men in the history of Rock & Roll. He also released a few solo albums and appeared in a multiple films. This member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has played his way to a net worth of $360 million.
Clint Eastwood- $375m
Once the acting hero of the wild west, Clint Eastwood is one of the most iconic actors and directors in Hollywood history. He won Best Picture & Director Oscars for the movies “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby,” as well as nominated for Best Actor. Less known is Clint’s love for music. He composed the film scores of “Mystic River,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “J. Edgar” and many others. For his supreme talents in the industry, he has a net worth of $375 million.
Dr. Phil – $400m
Some may be surprised by the high net worth of Oprah’s protege Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil founded Courtroom Sciences, Inc. (CSI), an organization that advised people on how to achieve court settlements. Oprah hired CSI, which led to appearances on her show, and other shows. He eventually received his own self title show, and has also written 4 books. Lesser known is Dr. Phil launches the “Doctors on Demand” app, which connects users to psychologists and he is also an executive producer on “The Doctors.”
Johnny Depp – $400m
Many might know Johnny Depp for playing his strange and eccentric character in Tim Burton films like “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” He was also noticed by famous producer Jerry Bruckheimer and casted as the drunk pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Depp continues to show his talents in various roles with many new projects to release in the coming years. Depp has a net worth of $400 million.
Jack Nicholson – $400m
Nicholson has appeared in over 60 films and been nominated for 12 Academy Awards. He is well-known for being able to portray a wide range of characters from a lover to a psychopath. Nicholson is also only one of two actors to receive Oscar nominations is every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. Although he has not acted in a feature film since 2008, Nicholson is still influential on the Hollywood culture, which is confirmation of his $400 million estate.
Michael Buffer – $400m
You may not recognize his face, but you certainly know his voice and famous tagline “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!” In 1992, Buffer trademark the phrase and profits every time it is used. Buffer also gets paid $5 million per match he announces, and receives $1 million for guest appearances. He has had multiple appearances in movies, as well to utter those famous words. His fame from his legendary tagline has earned him a net worth of $400 million.
Mel Gibson – $425m
Actor and director, Mel Gibson, is perhaps best known for leading roles in action movies including “the original “Mad Max” series, “Lethal Weapon,” and “Braveheart.” For “Braveheart,” Gibson also received two Academy Awards, Best Director and Best Picture. He most recently directed the 2016 movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” which has received positive reviews. Along with acting, Gibson is also an property investor, with multiple properties worldwide. Through good acting and smart investing, Gibson’s net worth is currently $425 million.
Peter Jackson – $450m
Peter Jackson is most widely recognized for his multi-award winning film adaption of “The Lord of the Rings,” and “The Hobbit” trilogy. “The Lord of the Rings” series is considered one of the best franchises ever created. He also directed the 2005 remake of “King Kong,” and the film adaptation of “The Lovely Bones.” He co-owns the production company WingNut films. That’s perhaps the reason for Peter Jackson’s $450 million net worth.
Victoria Beckham – $450m
Victoria Beckham became a pop star in the early 1990s, with girl band the “Spice Girls.” However, Victoria, along with famous soccer player husband David Beckham, has moved on from her girl-power days and has created a branding empire behind the Beckham name. She’s created a perfume, fashion line, and written 2 books. Beckham has also participated in five official documentaries and reality shows about her. Formerly Posh Spice, this pop star is valued at $450 million.
Beyoncé Knowles – $450m
As one-third of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’s career was only just beginning. She became a a superstar as a solo singer and flourished on screen. Her most recent platinum-selling album “Lemonade,” made her the first female artist in history to chart 12 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. In 2016, she co-founded Ivy Park, an activewear clothing line for women. Beyonce’s net worth is $450 million.
James Patterson – $470m
James Patterson is best known for his fictional novels based on psychologist Alex Cross. He has written 147 novels since 1976 and his books have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Many of his books have been adapted to TV and film including “Along Came a Spider,” “Women’s Murder Club,” and “Zoo.” In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes’s list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, earning $95 million. Being one of the best selling-authors in the world lands his net worth at $470 million.
Tom Cruise – $500m
Tom Cruise has starred in dozens of major blockbuster movies including “Mission: Impossible,” “A Few Good Men,” “War of the Worlds,” and “Jerry Maguire.” For over a decade, the superstar was a guaranteed $100 million box office gross. He has also produced several films including the “Mission:Impossible” films and “Jack Reacher.” The acting legend has built up career net worth of around $500 million, a fair deal of which has gone to the Church of Scientology.
Elton John – $500m
Born Reginald Dwight in Middlesex, England, Elton John started playing the piano at a young age. He has been releasing extremely successful albums since the late 1960s. John continues to tour, compose, and release best-selling albums. He owns the Rocket Music Entertainment Group, an artist management company for artist such as Ed Sheeran and Empire of the Sun. His career continues to flourish into his 70’s, and his personal fortune is close to $500 million.
Bono – $600m
The Irish singer-songwriter is best known for being the lead vocalist in the band U2. However, he has also many other investments outside of music. In 1992, he bought and refurbished the Clarence Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Bono is also on the board of the Elevation Partners private-equity firm, through which he has invested in Forbes Media LLC. Although he is heavily involved Philanthropy, his net worth is still $600 million.
James Cameron – $700m
James Cameron is a directing phenomena. He is the creative mind behind films like “Terminator,” “True Lies,” and “Aliens.” He is also the man behind two of the highest grossing movies of all time “Titanic” and “Avatar.” Cameron is hoping to continue the success of the “Avatar” franchise in future years. Being one of the most successful directors ever lends to Cameron’s $700 million net worth.
Dr. Dre – $710m
In the late 1980s, Dr. Dre caused chaos, in the music scene, with NWA due to their violent and profane lyrics. However, their first album “Straight Outta Compton” went double platinum and is still called one of the most ground breaking albums to this day. In 1996, Dr. Dre founded Aftermath Entertainment, where he signed artists like Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. He also founded Beats Electronics LLC, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. that produces audio products. Dr. Dre is a business and musical expert; a good reason for Dre’s personal wealth of $710m.
P. Diddy – $750m
He has been known by multiple names like Puff Daddy or Sean Combs, but no matter the name, P. Diddy has risen to the top of the hip-hop empire. He has released his own solo albums, and owns a record company, Bad Boy Records, with clients such as Craig Mack and Faith Evans. The record producer also designs a fashion line called “Sean John.” He recently placed first on the 2016 Forbes Five, a ranking of the world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists, with a net worth of $750 million.
Madonna – $800m
This “Material Girl” has been called one of the most influential musical artists ever. She began her singing career in 1983, when she released her first album “Madonna.” By the early 90s “The Queen of Pop” was showing off her talents on the silver screen. She landed roles alongside Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own,” and the title role in “Evita,” co-starring Antonio Banderas. A cultural icon, she’s now has a net worth around $800 million.
Larry David – $800m
Actor, writer, comedian, and producer – David has earned the majority of his wealth for being the creator, head writer and executive producer of the popular sitcom, “Seinfeld.” David has gained further recognition for the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which he also created, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. In 2015, he also played the role Norman Drexel in the Broadway production of “Fish in the Dark.” This funny guy has a fortune of $800 million.
Jerry Bruckheimer – $850m
Jerry Bruckheimer is arguably one of the most successful TV and film producers. Bruckheimer’s credits include “Top Gun,” “Con Air,” “Armageddon,” “Enemy of the State,” “Pearl Harbor,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. He has also had strong success in television production with the CSI franchise and “The Amazing Race,” and “Without a Trace.” He has won 10 Primetime Emmys and been nominated for a multitude of other awards. His many successes have led to net worth estimated around $850 million.
Daniel Craig – $95m
Daniel Craig is the best known for replacing Pierce Brosnan, in 2005, as James Bond. He has currently portrayed the handsome spy in 4 Bond movies, with rumored to perform in at least one more. To grow the Bond brand, Craig also was a voice actor on the James Bond Video games. However, he has also appeared in other blockbuster hits like “Layer Cake,” “Munich,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” This secret service agent has a fortune of $95 million.
Brad Pitt – $240m
This award-winning actor, producer has certainly proved his worth to the film industry. He has performed in many critically acclaimed movies including “Oceans Eleven,” “Babel,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” He produced “The Departed” and “12 Years a Slave,” both of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Although he has recently been in the limelight for his split from Angelina Jolie, his net worth remains strong at $240 million.
Bruce Springsteen – $350m
Also known as The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, is one of the most successful musicians on the planet. Known for his work with the E Street Band, he has created classic songs lie “Born to Run,” and “Born in the U.S.A.” He has sold over 120 million albums worldwide and has won multiple awards including twenty Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, two Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. This New Jersey native continues to shake up the music scene with a net worth of $350 million.
Chelsea Clinton – $30m
Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky’s net worth is said to be at least $30 million. They couple’s net worth is thanks to Marc’s financial endeavors, including his time working as an investment banker and work at a Hedge Fund, and Chelsea’s time as a Special Correspondent for NBC from 2011-2014. It was also reported buy The Washington Post, she charges a $65,000 speaking fee.
Ivanka Trump – $150m
Ivanka Trump is Donald’s Trump’s daughter, from his first marriage to Ivana Trump. She currently works for the Trump Organization as Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. Before joining the Trump Organization, she briefly worked for Forest City Enterprises and collaborated with diamond vendor, Dynamic Diamond Corp., to create Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. She also has her own fashion line with products ranging from clothes to handbags. The daughter of the President elect has collected a net worth of $150 million.
J.K. Rowling – $1bn
J.K. Rowling opened up the imagination of people worldwide, when she released the first Harry Potter book in 1997. Harry Potter quickly became a global phenomena. The book was adapted to film, video game and an interactive theme park. Released in 2016, Rowling also wrote and produced the Harry Potter film prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” J.K. Rowling became an international icon following the success of Harry Potter, and it has made her a billionaire.
Jami Gertz – $2bn
Jami Gertz is an actress known for her early roles in the films “Sixteen Candles,” “The Lost Boys,” and “Quicksilver,” and “Twister,” as well as for her roles on sitcoms “Still Standing” and “The Neighbors.” However, most of her net worth comes from her marriage to Tony Ressler. Ressler is the co-founder of Ares Management and a former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. Jami’s love life helps her gain total assets worth $2 billion.
Oprah Winfrey – $2.9bn
Oprah quickly took the TV world by storm, when her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” debuted in 1984. The now media mogul, owns her TV network, “OWN,” and production company “Harpo Productions,” as well as, has published books and magazines. Oprah is a legend and an icon of American television. Oprah revolutionized the TV talk show and for that she has amassed a staggering personal wealth of over $3 billion.
Steven Spielberg – $3.6bn
Steven Spielberg’s name is synonymous with the American film industry. The director, screen writer and producer has worked on films like “Jaws,” “Close Encounter of the Third Kind,” “E.T.” and “Indiana Jones.” Spielberg has won three Academy awards, two of them for Best Director and and one for Best Picture. He has also served as the executive producer for multiple TV shows on series such as “Under the Dome,” “Extant,” and “Bull.” He’s is one of its highest earning directors with a net worth of $3.6 billion!
Celine Dion – $630m
By the mid-1990s. Dion’s fame exploded and she established herself as one of the most popular musical artist in the world. Her 1997 album “Let’s Talk About Love,” became a huge success due to featuring the “Titanic” theme song “My Heart Will Go On.” She also currently has a residency in Las Vegas performing for sellout shows. Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, also co-own Les Productions Feeling Inc., an artist management company. From the success of her music and her business savvy ideas, its no wonder her net worth is $630 million.
Howard Stern – $600m
Best known as America’s #1 bad-mouthed radio-personality, Stern is a jack of all trades. In 1993, his first biographical book, Private Parts, was published. His biography was eventually turned into a movie and grossed over $14 million in the box office opening weekend. He currently is a judge on “America’s Got Talent.” He recently extended his contract with SIRIUS radio and will only continue to grow his $600 million fortune!
George Lucas – $5.4bn
It is only fitting that the man who tops our list, George Lucas, also created one of the most celebrated and well-known franchises: “Star Wars.” Although he has only directed 6 feature films, the “Star Wars” franchise earned over $5 billion worldwide. In 2012, Lucas announced that he signed a deal to sell his entire Lucasfilm company to Disney for a staggering $4 billion. His creative mind and business savvy skills sets his personal fortune at a little north of $5 billion.
Paul McCartney – $1.2bn
Most famous for his time in The Beatles. His song “Yesterday,” which he wrote while still with the Beatles, more than any other copyrighted song in history. McCartney continued to thrive in the music industry after the band’s break up in 1970. McCartney pursued a solo career, as well as with a career with the band Wings from 1971 to 1981. He has released multiple albums, and still continues to tour. McCartney can boast a personal wealth of over $1 billion!
Mark Cuban – $3.3bn
Cuban is an American entrepreneur, who today is best known for being a judge on the reality TV series “Shark Tank.” In 1999, he, along with business partner Todd Wagner, sold their company Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. Today he owns the Dallas Mavericks, Magnolia Pictures, and is the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He has also written e-books and children’s books. Cuban is always looking for the next big deal and to grow his estate of $3.3 billion.
Simon Cowell – $550m
Simon Cowell found a lot of success through reality TV series. He was the creator and judge of “Pop Idol” and a judge on the U.S. version “American Idol.” He later created “The X factor” and the “Got Talent” shows. Cowell also owns Syco Entertainment which umbrellas Syco Music, Syco Television and Syco Film. Better known as the mean judge, Cowell has used reality tv to his advantage and has grown his fortune to $550 million.
Mike Tyson – $1m
Considering he is one of the most famous boxers in the world, you may be surprised to see Mike Tyson’s net worth as low as $1 million. The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world once had a net worth of $300 million. His fortune started to dwindle after he lost his title to Buster Douglas in 1990. In 1992, he was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in jail, however he only served 3. He tried to make a comeback after serving in prison. But, when he bit off a chunk of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear, his career was over. In 2003, he filed for bankruptcy.
Daniel Radcliffe – $110m
Daniel Radcliffe joined the Hollywood scene when he landed the role of lead character in the “Harry Potter” movies. Since he has only shot into super stardom. He has landed lead roles in movies such as “Young Frankenstein,” “The Woman in Black,” and “Now you See Me 2.” He also caused a media buzz, after he appeared nude for his performance, during the Broadway show “Equus.” The 27-year-old also now owns 3 properties in New York and a flat in London. Through modest spending and extraordinary acting, Radcliffe has been able to gain a fortune worth $110 million.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson – $600m
Magic Johnson is considered one of the greatest point guards of all-time in the NBA. However, he is also notorious for becoming one of the 1st major professional athletes to come out as HIV positive. The virus is also what cut his career short, leading to his ultimate retirement, in 1996. However, his wealth only grew after basketball. He opened Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). MJE has stakes in Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, Hero Ventures, Vibe Holdings and more. This NBA legend has a net worth of $600 million.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen – $300m
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen began their acting career at only 9-months old on the TV sitcom “Full House.” Since then, the twins have only been able to grow their empire. In 1993, the twins founded Dualstar Entertainment Group, which produced many successful direct-to video, and TV movies. They have also licensed numerous merchandise, and have created their own fashion line, including a couture line sold at Barney’s and other high-end retailers. These twin actress entrepreneurs have a combined net worth of $300 million.
Jerry Seinfeld – $870m
Jerry Seinfeld worked as a stand-up comedian for years, before he landed his big time break. Jerry reached international stardom once he began co-writing with Larry David, and staring in his self-title TV series. His show lasted for 9 seasons. However, he also become an author, public speaker, and landed multiple endorsement deals. In 2007, he wrote and voice-acted in the animated film “Bee Movie.” He and his wife own multiple properties and expensive cars. Through lots of laughs, Seinfeld has earned himself a net worth of $870 million.
Patty Duke – $5m
Patty Duke got her big break when she landed the role of Helen Keller in the Broadway play “The Miracle Worker.” She played the role on stage for two years, and was casted to play the same role in the movie adaptation. The film was released in 1962, and she won the Academy Award for best supporting actress. She had a long and successful career. She was a political advocate for Equal rights, AIDS awareness, and nuclear disarmament. Unfortunately, she died in March 2016 of a ruptured intestine. She is survived by her 3 sons, Sean Astin, Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Pearce, and husband Michael Pearce.
Billy Joel – $180m
Billy Joel scored his first big Top 20 hit, in 1975, with “Piano Man.” Since then he continued to create chart-topping hits, with record sales over 100 million worldwide. He has received over 20 Grammy nominations and is a member of both the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His fortune of $180 million is a testament for the international love of his music.
Carrie Fisher – $25m
Carrie Fisher is best known for playing the role of Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” franchise. However, she also appeared in other hit movies like “The Blue Brothers,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “Heartbreakers.” She is also an author of 2 books: “Postcards from the Edge,” and “Wishful Drinking.” Unfortunately, Fisher passed away, from a heart attack at the age of 60, in December 2016. She is remembered by her daughter Billie Lourd.
George Michael – $200m
George Michael rose to fame in the duo Wham!. Their first album “Fantastic” reached number 1 in the UK. In early 1987, he began his solo career by releasing a duet with Aretha Franklin titled “I Knew You Were Waiting.” He continued to release albums. In 2014, Michael released his album “Symphonica,” which became his 7th solo number 1 album. Unfortunately, at the age of 53, on Christmas Day 2016, George Michael passed away. Michael sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career. His music is considered influential and legendary, which is one of the reason why he was able to gain a net worth of $200 million.
Elisabeth Shue – $12.5m
Shue rose to fame in the 1980s. She played opposite Ralph Macchio in “The Karate Kid” and had the lead role in “Adventures in Babysitting.” Since the 80s, she has landed multiple roles in various films including “Hollow Man,” “Hide and Seek,” and “Chasing Mavericks.” For her role in the 1995 film “Leaving Las Vegas,” she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also had a recurring role on the hit TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” from 2012-2015. From her multiple acting gigs, Shue’s net worth is $12.5 million.
Lola Falana – $10m
Lola Falana, born Loletha Elayne Falana, had her rise to fame, in the late 1960s, overseas, as an Italian film star. Simultaneously, she was working and touring with Sammy Davis, Jr. In 1970, Falana made her American film debut in “The Liberation of L.B. Jones.” In the late 70s, she took her talents to Vegas, and by the end of the decade she was considered the “Queen of Las Vegas.” Unfortunately, Lola has not done an on-camera acting gig since 1989, which may be due to her 1987 diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. She has earned herself a fortune of $10 million.
Angie Harmon – $20m
Angie Harmon began her career as a child model. After winning “Seventeen’s” magazine modeling contest in 1987, her modelling career took off. She walked runways for designers such as Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani. After meeting David Hasselhoff on an airplane, she began her acting career by landing the role of Ryan McBride on “Baywatch Nights.” In 1998, she began playing A.D.A Abbie Carmichael on “Law & Order.” In 2010, Harmon has landed the role of one of the title characters, in the TNT series, “Rizzoli & Isles.” Her salary per episode on Rizzoli & Isles was $185,000. This beautiful actress has earned herself a fortune of $20 million.
Nancy Kerrigan – $8m
Kerrigan is best known, for the 1994 scandal, “The Whack Heard Round the World.” Kerrigan was on her way to the locker room, before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, when fellow competitor Tonya Harding’s ex-husband’s friend, hit her in the leg with a police baton. Just 6 weeks later, at the 1994 Winter Olympics, Kerrigan won a silver medal. Kerrigan was a Winter Olympics correspondent in 2010 and 2014 and has continued performing in ice shows. This Olympic medalist certainly deserves her fortune of $8 million.
Alan Thicke – $40m
The late Alan Thicke’s net worth of 40 million dollars reflects his long and successful career. After dying from a heart attack at age 69, Alan has left a legacy everyone is sure to remember. Many people fell in love with Thicke as the dad, Jason Sever, on “Growing Pains,” from 1985 to 1992. However, he also played recurring roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Recently, he also appeared on an episode of the Netflix reboot “Fuller House.” Alan is survived by wife, Tanya Callau, and his sons, Robin, Brennan, and Carter.