Whether we’re talking like an independent financial advisor or one scrutinizing every act of charity, when it comes to the lives of rich and famous, we’re all ears. Especially when those certain individuals are involved in the political world. As a result, we’ve decided to tackle a rising phenomena, the net worth of people who to us mere mortals, live life on a pedestal. Just take a look and don’t be surprised when your head starts spinning.
Charlotte Casiraghi – $1 billion
Meet Charlotte Casiraghi. Charlotte is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. Furthermore, she is currently 8th in line to the throne of Monaco. Yeah, let that sink in. Get this, her maternal grandparents are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and the American actress Grace Kelly. Yup, we started this list off with a bang.
Adriana Lima – $65 Million
Since 1999, we’ve all gotten to know the Brazilian supermodel and actress, Adriana Lima. Best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, in fact she’s their longest-running model and is also “the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel”. Moreover, she’s no stranger to charity as she is heavily involved with various orphanage organizations.
Ariana Rockefeller – $2.8 billion
Even if you’re not from the United States, you’ve surely heard the name Rockefeller. As such, Ariana Rockefeller is the 34 year old philanthropist who graduated from Columbia University and is a talented fashion designer.
Amanda Hearst – $2 billion
Where do we begin? 33 year old Amanda Hearst is more than just a socialite, she’s also an activist who is no stranger to charity, and is the heiress of the globally respected Hearst Corporation, i.e. William Randolph Hearst’s media conglomerate. Furthermore Amanda is an associate market editor at none other than Marie Claire and is the founder of Friends of Finn, an organization that strives to stop inhumane, cruel treatment of dogs in puppy mills.
Rupert Murdoch – $13.1 Billion
Rupert Murdoch is the Australian-born American media mogul who is ranked as the 34th richest person in the United States. Furthermore Murdoch is the Chairman and CEO of the global media holding company News Corporation, and its two successors, News Corp and 21st Century Fox.
Elizabeth Taylor – $600 Million
Known as one of the greatest stars to arise from the classical Hollywood cinema, Elizabeth Taylor was an actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. Moreover the American Film Institute named her as the 7th greatest female screen legend. Charity came easy to her as she was a strong support for HIV/AIDS; however sadly, she died from congestive heart failure at age 79 in 2011.
Donald Trump – $4.5 Billion
Does the current President of the United States really require an introduction? Not likely. With a background in real estate development and as a producer and host of The Apprentice, the Wharton graduate has made headlines as the 45th and current POTUS.
John Lennon – $800 Million
John Lennon, the English singer-songwriter and activist who co-founded the greatest band of all time, the Beatles. His political activism was often not considered charity but rather raised controversy at times as he promoted the anti-war movement heavily. Tragically, on December 8, 1980, Lennon was shot and killed by a lone gunman.
Josie Maran – $10 Million
Ahem, model, actress, and entrepreneur all rolled into one! Furthermore when it comes to charity, Josie is all about the environment.
Bob Marley – $130 Million
Worldwide everyone knows the name Bob Marley, after all he did popularize reggae music. With songs like “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Jamming”, “No Woman, No Cry”, and “One Love”, Marley achieved international fame and acclaim. Sadly at the age of 36, Bob Marley passed away due to acral lentiginous melanoma, a kind of skin cancer.
Paul Walker – $25 Million
Paul Walker was an actor that just about everyone adored and if you were the few that didn’t, well we just can’t be friends. More often than not, Walker was praised for numerous off-screen charity works, cause that’s just the kind of guy he was. Unfortunately The Fast and the Furious star passed away in a car crash in 2013.
Theodor Geisel – $11 Million
Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, was an incredibly talented author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist. With over 60 books published, we don’t need an independent financial advisor to rank his success.
Ivanka Trump – $150 Million
At 35, Ivanka Trump has accomplished more than most people complete in a day. Ivanka, as most people know, is a businesswoman and former fashion model who currently serves as an advisor to President Donald Trump.
Carrie Fisher – $5 Million
Ugh, it’s such a bittersweet feeling to talk about Carrie Fisher, the actress, writer, and humorist who is best remembered as Princess Leia from the Star Wars franchise. Furthermore, when she openly spoke about her struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, everyone praised her brutal honesty. Fisher sadly died of cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016, at just the age of 60.
Mariah Carey – $520 Million
Welp, the 90’s are practically synonymous with the name Mariah Carey. Currently she is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Aside from being a singer and song writer, Carey is also a record producer and actress. Moreover, no independent financial advisor needs to tell us that Carey is a philanthropist deeply involved with many charitable organizations.
Barbara Sinatra – $600 Million
Barbara Sinatra is up next, folks. As a former model and showgirl, Barbara became the fourth and final wife of dear Frank Sinatra from 1976 until his death in 1998. Back in 1986, the Sinatra’s opened the non-profit facility charity called Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage, California, which is geared to help young victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
Dolly Parton – $450 Million
Country Music Hall of Famer, Dolly Parton may as well be called the “Queen of Country Music.” Parton made her debut in 1967 and has gone on to become a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Phew. Is there anything she can’t do?! Furthermore, Parton is also the most honored female country performer of all time.
Tiffany Trump – $600,000
Ahem, Tiffany Trump don’t really need require an introduction, her last name is quite the giveaway. Tiffany is an Internet personality and model who is of course the daughter of the U.S. President, Donald Trump. Forget an independent financial advisor as Tiffany is a double-major in sociology and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Taylor Swift – $250 Million
Come on, name me a more well known singer-songwriter that’s killin’ it in the music industry right now? While you could probably rattle off a few, none have really achieved the same amount of success as our girl T. Swift. Since 2004, Swift has already won 10 Grammy Awards, has been listed by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world, and so many accolades we could talk for hours. Moreover her philanthropic efforts are what charity goals are made of.
Steve McQueen – $30 million
“The King of Cool” is up next on this list. During the 60’s and 70’s, McQueen was a box-office sensation with flicks like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno.
Monica Lewinsky – $500,000
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is perhaps best known for her “special” relationship with former President Bill Clinton. Aside from that, Lewinsky is also an activist, television personality, and fashion designer. Ever since the scandal, Lewinsky is a social activist and speaks out against cyberbullying.
Simon Cowell – $550 Million
Simon Cowell is the man you love to hate. His witty, snide remarks make him quite the personality on American Idol, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, and Britain’s Got Talent. So as you probably guessed, or already knew, Cowell is an English reality tTV judge and producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
James Cameron – $700 Million
Whoa. James Cameron is pretty incredible, in case you didn’t know. Let’s see, he’s a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. Yeah, repeat that list fast three times in a row. Some of his famous films include The Terminator, Aliens, and Titanic.
David Copperfield – $800 Million
Forbes have named good ol’ David Copperfield as the “most commercially successful magician in history.” With 21 Emmy Awards and 11 Guinness World Records, it’s no surprise that he doesn’t need an independent financial advisor.
Melania Trump – $11 Million
Yup, of course the current First Lady of the United States makes the list. Before her marriage to future President Donald Trump, Melania worked as a fashion model and in 2016, she considered herself a full-time mom.
Rafael Correa – $2 Million
Meet the Ecuadorian politician and economist who was also the President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017. In fact, he attended the University of Illinois, where he received his PhD.
Barack Obama – $10.1 Million
From 2009 to 2017, as you know, Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States. A graduate from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, Obama also was a civil rights attorney and professor and served in the U.S. Senate. Moreover in 2009, he was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Jean-Claude Juncker – $2.6 Million
Jean-Claude Juncker is a politician from Luxembourg who has been President of the European Commission since 2014, one of the main institutions of the European Union. Furthermore, it was under his leadership that Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016.
David Cameron – $6.3 Million
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and served as the Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016, it’s David Cameron folks. Most noteworthy in his lengthy career, Cameron has modernized the Conservative Party and decreased the UK’s national deficit.
Nicolas Maduro – $2 Million
Since 2013, Nicolas Maduro has been the President of Venezuela. Now it’s important that you know that Maduro started out as just a bus driver! After which he then become a trade union leader, before he was elected to the National Assembly in 2000.
Shinzo Abe – $10 Million
Someone get me an independent financial advisor because the current Prime Minister of Japan is well, loaded. At the age of 52, Abe actually became Japan’s youngest post-war PM, and also the first born after World War II.
Ralph Lauren – $6 Billion
PAH-lease, you know Ralph Lauren, the incredible fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive. Yah know, the one who owns and runs the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise. Yeah, that one.
Francois Hollande – $2 Million
Former President of France had a good run in office, with a 60% approval rating most of the time. Hollande legalized same-sex marriage, withdrew French combat troops in the Afghanistan military intervention, and he also led the citizens through the deadly 2015 Paris terrorist attacks.
Robert Mugabe – $10 Million
Robert Mugabe, in case you didn’t know, is the Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who serves as the President of Zimbabwe since 1987. For four decades now, Mugabe has been somewhat of a controversial and divisive, yet admired, figure.
John Kerry – $200 million
John Kerry was the Democrat hopeful in the 2004 Presidential campaign who unfortunately lost to George W. Bush. Furthermore, he served as the 68th U.S. Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. Although that’s nothing compared to his incredible Naval service where he earned a Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and three Purple Heart Medals.
Dilma Rousseff – $1 Million
Dilma Rousseff is the FIRST woman to have held the Brazilian presidency! Rousseff was the 36th President of Brazil from 2011 until her unfortunate impeachment on 31 August 2016.
Xi Jinping – $1 Billion
Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician with an extensive and impressive career! Many even refer to him as China’s “Paramount Leader”, as he’s the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. Yeah, all of that.
Bill Clinton – $80 Million
Good ol’ Bill, eh? As you know he was the 42nd President of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, until his impeachment for perjury of course. Although I guess we should mention that he is involved heavily with various charity organizations. Not that that excuses anything though.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – $18 Billion
You’re looking at the Vice President, Minister of Defense and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Emir (Ruler) of Dubai. Which are positions he’s held since 2006.
Holly Branson – $4.2 billion
Meet the daughter of Sir Richard Branson, an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. And yes, she’s set to inherit quite the sum thanks to her dad.