These are the most successful Hollywood celebrities out there. From actors, to athletes, singers, authors, and politicians, this list covers it all. Thanks to hard work and generous salaries, these A-listers all have an impressive net worth and business finances. This list is made up of some of the world’s most famous people, along with the astonishing amounts of money they have in the bank. Continue reading to see who’s on the list.
John Heard – $3.5 million
John Heard built up his fortune as an actor, appearing in a lot of films, including Big and Home Alone. He has appeared on the small screen, as well, on TV shows, such as CSI: Miami, Law and Order, Miami Vice, and The Sopranos. Sadly, he died in July 2017.
Stacy Keibler – $4.5m
Pro WWE female wrestler Stacy Keibler has dabbled in both modeling and acting. She has retired from wrestling, but her latest stint on the small screen was appearing on the TV shows Samurai Girl and Dancing with the Stars. You might remember that she once dated George Clooney!
Torrie Wilson – $5m
Yet another WWE professional wrestler on this list, Torrie Wilson has a fairly large bank account and has also worked as a model and actress. She has taken part in fitness contests as well and was even crowned Miss Galaxy 1998. Before WWE, Wilson was in the World Championship Wrestling and was known as Samantha. She has also been on multiple Playboy magazine covers!
Pamela Anderson – $5m
Her appearance on Baywatch made Pam quite famous. Since then, many things have happened in her personal as well as professional life. Over the years, Pam has matured a lot and is now busy with charity work. She has become a staunch PETA activist and she recently appeared in the Baywatch film to reprise her role.
Amanda Bynes – $5m
The past few years have been rough on Amanda. She was actually a Hollywood teen queen before. You may remember her in All That, The Amanda Show, She’s the Man, Easy A, What a Girl Wants, and Hairspray. Hopefully, things are working out for her now.
Milo Ventimiglia – $5m
We first came to know of Milo Ventimiglia as the teen heartthrob who portrayed Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls. Since then, he has guest starred in other shows. His more recent projects include playing one of the male leads on This Is Us and reprising his character on the Gilmore Girls reboot. If you ask us, Milo has definitely aged like fine wine!
Dog the Bounty Hunter – $6m
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s job is tracking down criminals that are on the run. His long-running TV program is centered on his job, making the show nothing less than fascinating. Actually, he served a year and a half in prison when he got into bail bonding after his friend killed some drug dealer. It might be hard to believe but he studied about bounty hunting while he was in prison.
Robin Williams – $130m
Before Robin Williams’ death, his estimated net worth was around $130 million. Despite having been in the entertainment industry for a long time, two divorce settlements affected his net worth. The actor was actually nearing bankrupt towards the end of his life, but he still thought of his children and created a trust fund for them worth $130 million. Allegedly, his children got a third of it when they turned 21.
Mila Kunis – $30m
Who would have known that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher would ended up together? Aside from being her former co-star, he was also her first kiss. Anyway, Mila is a very successful actress and truly deserves the recognition which she has received. Together with Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell, they starred in the comedy Bad Moms.
Alexis Bledel – $8m
Alexis Bledel also got her break on Gilmore Girls. As you know, she portrayed the main character Rory Gilmore, the lovely bookworm whom we all adored. Alexis also starred in several films, including Tuck Everlasting, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sin City, and Post Grad. In the 2016 reboot of Gilmore Girls, she reprised her role.
Nadya Suleman (Octomom) – $1 million
During the time the media attention finally let up, Nadya Suleman AKA Octomom found herself in a serious financial crisis. She filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and her net worth at the time was a negative million. Once her terrible public image got better, offers started coming in once again.
Rachael Ray – $60m
Rachael Ray seems to be able to do anything – she is a TV personality, a cook, an author, a philanthropist and a businesswoman. The ’30-Minute Meals’ concept had been her brainchild and she went on to teach courses about it. Because of this, she ended up getting television show offers and finally published her very own cookbooks. You might not know this but she has also dabbled in acting.
Amber Heard – $9m
Recently, she has made headlines because of the drama around her divorce with actor Johnny Depp. However, people shouldn’t forget that the blonde bombshell is quite a talented actress. Among the many movies she appeared in are Friday Night Lights, Drive Angry, 3 Days to Kill, Never Back Down, and Pineapple Express. She most recently starred in Aquaman and will surely be in more films in the future.
Melissa Rauch – $9m
Best known for being on The Big Bang Theory, Melissa Rauch plays the character Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz in the show. In addition, she has appeared on TV shows including The Office and True Blood. She also did a few voice acting projects, such as Ice Age: Collision Course.
Sarah Hyland – $9m
Sarah accumulated her sizeable net worth through her work in several films, but nothing will beat the work she does on the TV series Modern Family. She has appeared in movies, like Struck by Lightning, Date and Switch, and Spanglish, among others. In addition, she has had appearances on Law and Order: SVU, Lipstick Jungle, Hot in Cleveland, and All My Children.
Amanda Seyfried – $10m
Amanda Seyfried is definitely talented. She does not only act very well, but she can also sing like an angel. If you watch her performances in the films Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, you will surely be amazed by just how talented she is. She actually got her start appearing in teen shows and films like Veronica Mars and Mean Girls.
Macaulay Culkin – $15m
Macaulay Culkin’s meteoric rise to stardom happened when he was still a child. However, did you know he only got $100,000 when he first portrayed Kevin McCallister in Home Alone? It’s nice to hear that they gave him much more when they made Home Alone 2. We wonder what it was like being a household name as a child.
Kid Rock – $80m
Kid Rock is famous for being a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and actor, and his net worth is estimated to be at $80m. In spite of the fact that he is now one of the biggest names in modern rock music, he has a very unlikely success story. The development of his career was pretty slow and his career basically only took off after “Devil Without a Cause”, his sixth album, was released back in 1998. The album was a hit internationally, and ever since, he has been receiving more and more attention. It eventually sold over 13 million copies worldwide.
Elisabeth Shue – $12.5m
Elisabeth Shue is a popular American actress whose net worth is now at $12.5 million. When she first started working on her career, she made an attempt to do the impossible. When she was growing up, she played for different all boys’ sports teams and then she studied at Harvard University. All of this was happening while she was starting out as an actress. Since then, she has appeared in several movies, including Leaving Las Vegas, Back to the Future Parts II and III, and The Karate Kid.
Tiger Woods – $740m
Tiger Woods is among the most well-paid athletes of all time, so clearly the notion that there is not much money in golf is incorrect. Of course, a big chunk of his fortune comes from the endorsements he has and event appearances he makes. Sadly, his cheating scandal ended his marriage to Swedish model Elin Nordegren.
Brett Favre – $100m
Brett Favre has many NFL records to his name. After all, 19 years of being active in the NFL surely gave him opportunities to set those records. Practically all Americans know his name and face. He has gone into retirement and we hope that he is enjoying it.
Megyn Kelly – $15m
Famous journalist, news anchor, and political commentator Megyn Kelly started working at the Fox News Channel back in 2004. By 2016, she had built her net worth to $15 million! However, in December 2016, she announced that she would be moving to NBC. Many believe that a pay raise was part of the equation, so it is likely that her net worth has grown.
Mandy Moore – $10m
For those who didn’t know, Mandy Moore started out as a singer and even came out with her debut single back in 1999. Even though she didn’t make that much of a mark in the music industry, it is a different story when it comes to acting. She did some iconic projects, including Because I Said So, The Princess Diaries, and A Walk to Remember. She is also the voice of Rapunzel in Tangled! One of her most recent works is NBC’s This Is US.
Lea Michele – $10m
Another lovely lady who not only sings well but is also a great actress! Lea Michele made a name for herself when she starred on Glee as Rachel Berry. However, before her stint on the show, she had already spent a long time acting on stage. You can also watch her on Scream Queens.
Chloe Grace Moretz – $12m
Though Chloe Grace Moretz is younger than many people on this list, she still deserves her spot. Her acting career started when she was only 7 years old on the TV series The Guardian. This young woman hasn’t stopped acting since then and now has an extensive filmography.
Cher – $305m
This might be hard to believe but Cher has been entertaining audiences since the mid ’60s! Initially, she was in a duo with ex-husband Sonny Bono, but she became more successful after their divorce. She is now worth a whopping $305 million. The music icon surely deserves this since she pours her heart into making her albums and films. Great job, Cher!
Monica Lewinsky – $500 thousand
Unlike the others on this list, Monica Lewinsky is not an entertainer but she is still quite popular. She earned her household name status when the fiasco between her and former POTUS Bill Clinton happened. There was a considerable increase in her net worth after she received a book deal, invitations for TV appearances, and endorsement offers. Also, she has designed and sold handbags!
Ronda Rousey – $12m
Ronda Rousey became the first female judoka to win a medal at the 2007 World Judo Championship after 12 years. What’s more, she is the first American woman who won a judo medal at the Beijing Olympics back in 2008. She went into MMA afterwards and made her own signature move called ‘armbar’. She has grown her net worth so big thanks to the brand endorsements she has and the promotion work she does.
Gigi Hadid – $13m
You will probably find a photo of this blonde beauty anywhere you look! Gigi Hadid has worked with numerous luxury fashion houses, including Tom Ford, Elie Saab, Versace, Chanel, Anna Sui, Fendi, Miu Miu, Tommy Hilfiger, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fenty X Puma, and Marc Jacobs. That’s definitely an extensive list, but that doesn’t include everything yet.
Ray Rice – $14m
Ray Rice used to be a running back for the Baltimore Ravens. He earned his $14 million while playing in the NFL. However, his successful football career ended back in 2014, when third-degree assault charges were pressed against him. When news broke, he was immediately terminated.
Lauren Graham- $15m
One of the most unforgettable roles Lauren Graham has ever played would have to be Lorelei on the hit show Gilmore Girls! However, she has appeared in several films as well, including Evan Almighty, The Pacifier, Bad Santa, Because I Said So, and Sweet November. You can also catch her on the TV series Parenthood and the reboot of Gilmore Girls.
Amy Schumer – $16m
In case you didn’t know, Amy Schumer is just getting started! A lot of people have said this sassy funny woman is relatable. She debuted in the film Trainwreck and wrote a funny autobiography called The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. She shows no signs of stopping and will probably do more in the future!
Rosario Dawson – $16m
Many know Rosario Dawson for her work in movies, such as Men in Black II, Kids, Clerks II, Sin City, Rent, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Top Five, and Seven Pounds. However, did you know her work on Top Five and Rent earned her Best Actress award at the Satellite Awards? If you’re a Marvel fan, you might know her for playing Night Nurse.
Lucy Liu – $16m
Lucy Liu first became popular when she portrayed Ling Woo on Ally McBeal. She now has a $16 million net worth and has appeared in a number of iconic projects, including Chicago, Kung Fu Panda, Kill Bill, and Charlie’s Angels. In addition, she has had nominations for several prestigious awards! She is currently playing Joan Watson on the TV show Elementary.
Rebel Wilson – $16m
Rebel Wilson has surely taken Hollywood by storm! People first took notice of the Australian actress when she appeared in the movie Bridesmaids. Other films she has been in are Struck by Lightning, This Means War, Pitch Perfect, How To Be Single, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. We love her feisty personality, comedic timing, and acting chops!
Liam Hemsworth – $16m
Liam is from Australia and comes from a family of actors. He debuted in the US debut via the film The Last Song, where he starred with Miley Cyrus, his wife. He has always impressed with his performances in Independence Day: Resurgence, The Hunger Games, The Dressmaker, The Duel, and Love and Honor.
Kristen Bell – $16m
When Kristen Bell portrayed the brilliant Veronica Mars, she definitely made it big. Aside from that, she has also dabbled in film, having appeared in movies, such as When In Rome, You Again, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and The Boss. She has also done some voice acting, lending her voice to Princess Anna in Disney’s Frozen! These days, you can catch her on the small screen, starring on NBC’s The Good Place.
Zac Efron – $18m
Zac Efron might be forever known as Toy Bolton from High School Musical. Even to this day, some still can’t get over the breakup of Zanessa. Nonetheless, he continues to act and has appeared in films like 17 Again and New Year’s Eve. His fans would surely never get tired of seeing that beautiful face of his.
Kate Upton – $20m
Perhaps best known for her Sports Illustrated cover in 2011, Kate Upton graced the magazine’s cover again in the years 2012 and 2013. Also, she has since tried her hand at acting. You can see her acting chops in the films Tower Heist and The Other Woman.
Christian Slater – $20m
Many people might not know that Christian Slater debuted back in the ’80s in a film titled The Legend of Billie Jean. However, you probably remember him from the movies The Name of the Rose and Heathers. Despite the fact that his rep isn’t so good these days, he used to be among the most popular hunks in the ’90s!
Chrissy Metz – $300,000
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz plays Kate on the moving show. However, the road to success for her was not easy. We are glad she continues to be humble and grounded. She also continues to be an advocate for body positivity much like her character Kate.
Carrie Fisher – $25m
When we heard about Princess Leia’s death, our hearts were broken. Carrie Fisher was just 60 when she suffered cardiac arrest and died. At that time, the talented actress had accumulated her $25 million net worth from her books and films. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, was left with most of her mother’s estate. We’re sure Star Wars fans miss the actress every day!
Hilary Duff – $25m
Hilary Duff will probably always be Lizzy McGuire to us. Despite the fact that she tried her hand at singing in the past, it seems that acting remains to be her one true passion.
Stephanie McMahon – $25m
Stephanie McMahon’s father is WWE’s Chief Executive Officer, so it is not hard to see why she is passionate about the stage. Despite the fact that she doesn’t go on stage anymore, she still works as WWE’s Creative Vice President. She is married to wrestler Triple H and they are parents to three lovely kids.
Colin Kaepernick – $25m
Colin Kaepernick initially thought of playing baseball, but he eventually made a decision to play football instead and go to the University of Nevada. Nonetheless, the Chicago Cubs still made him an offer! The Wisconsin native, however, chose not to give football up. He later played for the San Francisco 49ers.
The top Jersey Shore stars – $26m
Snooki Polizzi, JWoww Farley, and Pauly D all experienced a rise in popularity when they appeared on Jersey Shore, the hit reality program. They have a net worth of $6 million, $5 million, and $15 million, respectively. While the girls have together made appearances on the red carpet, nowadays, they are busy with raising their children.
Vanessa Williams – $28m
Vanessa Williams became the first ever African-American crowned as Miss America back in 1984. However, she stepped down before her reign ended due to the unauthorized photos of her which Penthouse published. She went on to enter both the acting and music industries. You might be familiar with the projects she has been in, like Desperate Housewives, Soul Food, and Ugly Betty.
Emma Stone – $28m
Emma Stone sure knows how to do serious and funny. As an actress, she’s practically a chameleon! We are quite sure you can still recall her performance in Birdman, Easy A, The Help The Amazing Spider-Man, and La La Land. We hope she gets to do more interesting and varied acting projects.
Chris Pratt – $30m
Chris Pratt certainly looks different after he landed a superhero role and hit the gym! He shed 60 pounds in six months. He played the adorable Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation and we have loved him since then. We were happy to see Chris and Anna Faris fall for each other, so you can bet that our hearts broke when news about their divorce broke.
Chester Bennington – $30 million
The former lead singer of Linkin Park Chester Bennington was also a songwriter. His music was a big part of the early 2000s and influenced a lot of those who grew up with it. The musician lost his battle with long term depression and passed away in 2017.
Demi Lovato – $30m
Barney & Friends actually gave Demi Lovato her start when she appeared on the show. When she was in her teens, she starred in Camp Rock, the Disney musical film. She then appeared as a mentor on the reality show the X Factor. Nowadays, her music career has been keeping her busy. Seeing her go such a long way makes us feel really happy.
Ryan Gosling – $30m
Ryan Gosling won hearts for his performance in The Notebook, which also starred Rachel McAdams. As a matter of fact, the two went out for some time. However, he is now married to actress Eva Mendes and they have two lovely daughters together. Ryan continues to impress audiences with his acting chops!
Chelsea Clinton – $30m
If you were wondering how much Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are worth, then we’ll have you know that their estimated net worth is $30 million. He is in the hedge funding industry, which explains their considerable wealth. It’s quite interesting to see them on this list because they are pretty lowkey.
Louis C.K. – $31m
Even though Louis C.K. might look pretty ordinary, the guy is actually a pretty famous comedian and has multimillion net worth! He amassed his fortune doing stand up comedy as well as working on various TV shows.
Ellen Pompeo – $35m
If you star in a TV show that has been running for a long time, growing your net worth to $35 million is pretty much a given. When Ellen Pompeo first started on Grey’s Anatomy, she received $300,000 for each episode. Just imagine how massive her bank account must be!
George Romero – $35m
George Romero is also known as the Father of Zombie Film. He created Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Night of the Living Dead. In addition, he made many other films, including Diary of the Dead and Land of the Dead. Sadly, at the age of 77, he passed away in 2017.
Dan Marino – $35m
Former Miami Dolphin Dan Marino was formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 2005. If you look at his credentials, his induction does not really come as a surprise. He lives with his wife and six kids in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ariana Grande – $35m
Ariana Grande has become one of the most well-known musicians in the world, but not a lot of people know that she first started on Broadway. Soon after, she started her work on the Nickelodeon’s Victorious. On the show, she played the character Cat Valentine.
Joel Osteen – $40m
We bet you were not expecting a pastor to be on the list! Well, aside from being a televangelist, Osteen is also an international sensation. His books’ sales have already reached over $50 million! He once said that he was afraid of public speaking.
Susan Boyle – $40m
Some have called Susan Boyle a modern-day Cinderella. She became a household name when she joined Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. She performed “I Dreamed A Dream” in the program and things have surely changed for the Scottish songstress who used to work in a kitchen.
Kaley Cuoco – $45m
Kaley Cuoco made it big after she starred in the hit series The Big Bang Theory. She is apparently paid $1 million for each episode! You might not know this but she and Johnny Galecki turned their onscreen romance into a real life relationship before but they ended up parting ways. She was also briefly married to Ryan Sweeting, a tennis star.
Alyssa Milano – $45m
Alyssa Milano has had several memorable appearances on various TV shows, such as Melrose Place, Who’s The Boss, Charmed, and Mistresses. Her unbelievable net worth can be explained by her expansive acting credits. Outside of acting, she is busy with her two kids.
Selena Gomez – $45m
Like her pal Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez also got her start on Barney & Friends. Many also recognize her from Wizards of Waverly Place, where she played Alex. Back then, she got $30,000 per episode! Nowadays, her music career is very successful. She used to go out with Justin Bieber and their relationship was highly publicized.
Judge Judy- $47m
Judge Judy is among reality TV’s richest stars. By 2010, she was earning $6M a year! Impressively, she first hit the small screen in 1996 and the show continues to be on air to this day.
Melissa McCarthy – $50m
Melissa McCarthy is someone we just cannot get enough of! She portrayed Sookie on Gilmore Girls, but the comedic actress has since built up her acting career. She had memorable performances in the films Tammy, Bridesmaids, and Spy. It is also impressive that she lost a significant amount of weight!
Hugh Hefner – $50m
Hugh Hefner’s net worth once reached $200 million. However, it went down significantly when Playboy began losing money. Having said that, his net worth was still at $50 million at the time of his death.
Johnny Galecki – $50m
Johnny Galecki is also on this list, of course. Seeing as the Big Bang Theory actor is paid $1 million per episode, he must have been able to save a large amount of money. He has appeared on other things as well, such as in the movies Vanilla Sky and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and on Broadway plays. Believe it or not, he is not geeky.
Jeremy Clarkson – $55m
This journalist and writer’s popularity increased when he hosted Top Gear. He has many assets to his name, like eight luxury cars, a million-dollar home located in Oxfordshire, and even a lighthouse! He definitely made a great decision entering the automotive industry.
Natalie Portman – $60m
Natalie Portman got into acting when she was just 13 years old and her onscreen debut was in the movie Leon: The Professional. She is a lot older now and has taken on different kinds of roles in various types of films. In 2012, she tied the knot with choreographer Benjamin Millepied. They are parents to two lovely kids.
Adam Levine – $60m
This edgy and dapper singer actually dated around before he met the one, his Namibian model wife Behati Prinsloo. They are proud parents of a lovely little girl. He is Maroon 5’s lead singer and has been on The Voice for several seasons now as a mentor.
Britney Spears – $63m
The Mickey Mouse Club gave Britney Spears her start and she starred alongside Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. However, Britney is best known for her unique voice as well as iconic pop songs. Her professional and personal lives have been filled with ups and downs. However, it’s nice to see that she is now stronger than ever.
Jennifer Garner – $65m
Did you know that Jennifer Garner has been in the acting industry for over 20 years now? Her onscreen debut was in the made-for-TV movie Zoya. Since then, she has come a long way, though she isn’t showing any signs of stopping.
Emma Watson – $70m
Emma Watson on this list should not come as a surprise. After all, she played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. What’s more, she has gone on to appear in other impressive movies and even got cast in the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, where she played Belle! We love Emma for being a feminist and being outspoken about it.
Kim Cattrall – $75m
Kim Cattrall became popular when she appeared on Sex and the City as Samantha Jones. She was even awarded a Golden Globe for it. She is thrice-married. Just like her character, the actress wrote a book which detailed her personal life!
Kelly Ripa – $75m
Kelly Ripa may have debuted onscreen by appearing on All My Children, but she only became a star when she did Live with Regis and Kelly. After Regis retired, the name of the program became Live with Kelly. Her annual salary is reportedly $20M! Wow.
Larry the Cable Guy – $80m
Daniel Lawrence Whitney is known professionally as Larry the Cable Guy. He is a really successful country singer and comedic actor. He has released a total of seven albums over the years and starred in movies, like Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Witless Protection, and Delta Force. In 2005, he and Cara Whitney got married and they now have two kids.
Tim Allen – $80m
Tim Allen started out on the ABC show Home Improvement. The program ran for 8 seasons back in the ’90s and the actor was regarded as America’s best known ‘handyman’ back then. When the series wrapped up, he continued to act. He also voiced the iconic animated character Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story franchise! Since 2011, he has been portraying Mike Baxter on Last Man Standing.
Bill O’Reilly – $85m
Bill O’Reilly is a journalist, political commentator, and host who became well-known when he hosted The O’Reilly Factor. This quite conservative journalist started out in the ‘80s and has even worked at WNEP-TV! He has authored fifteen books, which contributed to his large net worth.
Reba McEntire – $95m
Back in 1975, a country singer-songwriter Reba McEntire started her career by signing with Mercury Records. She is dubbed the ‘Queen of Country’ and over 80 million copies of her albums have been sold! In 1990, she debuted onscreen through the movie Tremors. Fun fact: the award-winning musician is Kelly Clarkson’s husband’s stepmother!
Howard Stern – $95m
Howard Stern became a household name through The Howard Stern Show. Ever since he was little, he always wanted to become a radio star and he is now living his dream! At the peak of his career, his morning show would attract 20 million listeners to tune in. Apart from radio, he was also part of talk shows, as a host and producer. He got inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jeff Foxworthy – $100m
Blue Collar Comedy Tour is a comedy company and Jeff Foxworthy is one of its members. He actually attended Georgia Tech, though he did not graduate. He initially didn’t discover his inner comedian and spent some time working at IBM. He later changed careers after he received encouragement from his colleagues. During the mid ‘90s, he had his own sitcom called The Jeff Foxworthy Show.
Caitlyn Jenner – $100m
This former Olympian athlete isn’t doing badly herself! We are pretty sure her athletic career contributed to her impressive net worth, plus the publicity she received after her gender change. It seems her children are also making their own mark and following her footsteps. She is richer than Kris Jenner, her ex-wife, by $20 million.
Bradley Cooper – $100m
Bradley Cooper looks like he has it all, doesn’t he? The guy is handsome, talented, funny, and super wealthy. The bulk of the Hangover star’s fortune comes from acting gigs and his numerous endorsement deals.
Jesse James – $100m
This reality TV personality built a bike empire in a span of ten years. Aside from that, he has ventured into the entertainment, fashion, restaurant, and publication industries. His show on Discovery Channel, Monster Garage, has become one of the shows that are best-paid.
Bill & Hillary Clinton – $110m
Hillary and Bill Clinton have a combined $110M net worth. If you break it down, $30 million is from Hillary and $80 million is from Bill. Their wealth increased as they became more and more well-known in the ’90s. They further grew their net worth by doing speaking events, writing gigs, and consulting efforts. It appears as if they continued to earn financial assets regardless of the press they received – good and bad!
Roger Moore – $110 million
The third actor to play James Bond was Roger Moore. He made seven 007 movies between 1973 and 1985. In addition, he starred in Spice World, My Riviera, and Boat World. The actor was also a philanthropist, putting extensive effort in UNICEF and PETA. Sadly, he died of cancer in 2017.
Angelina Jolie – $160m
Angelina Jolie has been an actress for a long time now! In case you didn’t know, she is the person behind the voice of Tigress in Kung Fu Panda! Apparently, when she starred in Tomb Raider as Lara Croft, she had already been financially made. Nowadays, she tries her best to give back. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN who does not seem to hesitate about visiting developing countries.
Gordon Ramsay- $160m
Chef Gordon Ramsay is famous all over the world for his five-star restaurants, reality TV shows, and feisty personality. You have probably watched him on Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, and Master Chef!
John Travolta – $170m
By now, John Travolta should not be unfamiliar with the spotlight. After all, he has been in the industry for over 40 years now! The star of Face Off and Grease is a flying enthusiast as well. In fact, a lot of money has been spent by the actor on his private plane. What a hobby that must be like!
Julia Roberts – $170m
Her beautiful smile definitely made Julia Roberts famous but it is her talent that has enabled her to reach the top in Hollywood. We are pretty sure she gets a lot of offers, but she always reads the script and choose parts carefully. She can actually afford to be choosy since she has amassed a massive fortune over the years!
Christopher Nolan – $180m
It comes as no surprise that Chris Nolan is very wealthy since he directed numerous hit films. As a talented filmmaker, his reputation precedes him. The way he re-told Batman has definitely transformed the superhero movies’ direction!
Denzel Washington – $200m
Denzel Washington has taken home two Academy Awards. We love that million-dollar smile of his and his acting chops, of course! We are pretty sure you have seen him in Malcolm X, American Gangster, Training Day, and Remember The Titans. His acting credits are too many to enumerate, and doing so would take a long time!
Wayne Gretzky – $200m
Wayne Gretzky’s career in the NHL spanned 20 years, so it makes sense he would make it to this list. Throughout his years in the league, he played for the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, and Edmonton Oilers. He is regarded as one of the best players of hockey ever and now has a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Nowadays, he is the Edmonton Oilers entertainment group’s vice-chairman.
Sandra Bullock – $200m
With a career spanning twenty years Sandra Bullock is definitely a Hollywood veteran. The Academy Award-winning actress has starred in many films, including Practical Magic, Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice While You Were Sleeping, and The Heat. She is pretty talented and can hold her own in both comedy and drama!
Robert De Niro – $200m
Robert De Niro is another extremely talented Hollywood veteran. Even with his advanced age, he has not stopped acting in impressive films. You can see him in action in movies, such as Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, The Intern, Dirty Grandpa, and Last Vegas. This man does not seem to ever tire!
Harrison Ford – $210m
Harrison Ford is super popular, but it completely makes sense seeing as he played both Han Solo and Indiana Jones. It’s nice to see him still going strong. His net worth must have been boosted some more by the new Star Wars films. You can also watch him in Cowboys & Aliens, Sabrina, the Age of Adeline, Ender’s Game and What Lies Beneath.
Robert Downey Jr. – $220m
Iron Man is quite an iconic character and we’re not sure if Robert Downey Jr. could ever find another to play that would be more iconic. He has spent a long time in the industry and we admire his personal development. His spectacular acting chops can be seen in projects, such as the Avengers, Tropic Thunder, Zodiac, and Sherlock Holmes.
Mark Wahlberg – $225m
Mark Wahlberg had his start being part of New Kids on the Block and a model for Calvin Klein. However, he shot to stardom when he started acting and producing. Among the many films he has appeared in are Transformers, Ted, The Fighter, and The Departed. He tied the knot with Rhea Durham and they are parents to four lovely kids.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245m
We wonder if many others also felt thrilled when Leo DiCaprio was finally awarded an Oscar. He truly deserves it. Just watch Titanic, Blood Diamond, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and the Revenant. What’s more, the actor is quite passionate about climate change and even worked with others to film the documentary Before The Flood.
Peter Sallis – $245m
This British actor became really popular after lending his voice to the animated character Wallace in Wallace & Gromit. In addition to his voiceover work, he portrayed Norman Clegg on BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine. In June 2017, he passed away at 96 years old.
George Clooney – $250m
George Clooney had his beginnings on the TV series ER. He has since rose to fame for his acting skills, good looks, and charm. Like his pal Leo DiCaprio, he is a staunch supporter of human rights and the environment. He has ventured into producing as well. Even until now, he is one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs.
Will Smith – $260m
Will Smith first made her way to public consciousness as the Fresh Prince, but he has certainly come a long way. The man does not seem to rest at all! He starred in numerous movies, including Men In black, Bad Boys, Wild Wild West, Ali, I Am Legend, Hitch, Hancock, and Suicide Squad. He has also produced films, such as The Secret Life of Bees, Annie, and The Karate Kid.
Sean Connery – $300m
Fun fact: Sean Connery was a milkman before. However, you probably know the Oscar winner for playing James Bond. You can also watch his acting chops in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables, First Knight, Macbeth, and The Hunt for Red October. Similar to other actors, he has also gone into producing. Queen Elizabeth knighted the actor, though he has since gone into retirement.
Bjorn Ulvaeus – $300m
Bjorn co-founded the legendary band Abba. Despite the fact that Abba has become successful, we bet nobody had known just how big it would be. Apart from the group, he did some composing as well. He was also the co-producer of the film Mamma Mia!
Jackie Chan – $300m
Jackie Chan is surely among the most well-known martial artists and actors of all time. Considering the Hong Kong native’s age, he totally looks amazing. In 1988, became popular in Hollywood for being a comedic actor. It is nice to see that he remains active in the entertainment industry!
Bruce Springsteen – $300m
Bruce Springsteen would not earn the moniker The Boss for nothing. He is a great musician and has had a very successful career. He began performing back in the ‘60s, but only got his breakthrough in the ‘70s. He has a lot of Grammy nominations and awards under his belt. Aside from that, he won an Oscar for Best Original Song and was awarded a Golden Globe twice for Best Original Song.
Keanu Reeves – $350m
It appears as if Keanu Reeves can do anything. He has starred in both romantic comedies and action films! His onscreen debut was via the 1985 film One Step Away. Since then, he has been in hit movies, like Speed, The The Neon Demon, Matrix, Constantine, Something’s Gotta Give, The Whole Truth, and The Lake House. You might not know this but he is a motorcycling enthusiast. He is even the founder of a custom motorcycle shop named Arch Motorcycle Company!
Jessica Alba – $350m
Jessica Alba earned most of her millions from acting. She actually started in the entertainment industry when she was 13. It’s no surprise that this stunning and talented woman has grown her net worth a lot!
Taylor Swift – $360m
We guess that everyone has heard of Taylor Swift. Her hits are practically everywhere and they include Our Song, Love Story, Bad Blood, Tim McGraw, and Shake It Off. The musician has tried her hand at acting as well and played minor roles in movies, such as The Giver and Valentine’s Day.
Clint Eastwood – $375m
Clint Eastwood had his beginnings in acting, though he later went on to work as a producer and director instead. His movies have earned him many awards over the years. Some of the impressive films he has worked on are Letters from Iwo Jima, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and American Sniper!
Sylvester Stallone – $400m
Action star Sylvester Stallone is best known for appearing in films, such as Rocky and Rambo. You might not know this but the talented actor was once a boxing promoter. He has been married three times, though he is now Jennifer Flavin’s husband. He is also a father of five.
Johnny Depp – $400m
Johnny Depp is another veteran in Hollywood, but he only started making a fortune within the past decade. The actor is best known for playing characters that are off-kilter in films, like Chocolat, Nightmare on Elm Street, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Jack Nicholson $400m
Jack Nicholson continues to be an enigma in Hollywood. These days, he is able to have his pick of roles because he is just so talented and wealthy! He has starred in numerous titles, including A Few Good Men, Batman, Mars Attacks, Something’s Gotta Give, The Witches of Eastwick, The Bucket List, and The Departed.
Mel Gibson – $425m
Mel Gibson’s image might not be the best these days, but it is undeniable that he has so much money to his name. In fact, he used his own money to fund Passion of the Christ on his own! He is pretty controversial and has starred in films, like Braveheart, What Women Want, Lethal Weapon, and The Patriot.
Peter Jackson – $450m
Peter Jackson is the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and he also brought the Hobbit to the big screen. His films have been quite successful and he has won several awards – one Golden Globe, three Oscars and four BAFTAs. Fun fact: he is also passionate about historical preservation.
Victoria Beckham – $450m
Even though she was originally a Spice Girl, this talented and beautiful woman has built up her enormous fortune as a fashion designer and a businesswoman.
Beyoncé Knowles – $450m
Beyonce was once member of Destiny’s Child. However, when she went solo, Queen Bey reached new heights. Her husband is another talented musician, Jay Z. She is extremely talented, so it’s not surprising she has millions in her bank account.
James Patterson – $470m
Bestselling author James Patterson has written many, many books and it seems he has been compensated well, especially for his books which got onscreen adaptations. Some of his popular works are Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider, Sunday at Tiffany’s, 1st to Die, Zoo, Cross, and Women’s Murder Club.
Rush Limbaugh – $470m
Political commentator Rush Limbaugh is also a radio host and his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show is pretty popular and controversial. He has not been shy about sharing his conservative opinions.
Coldplay – $475m
The rock band Coldplay having their level of fame now is something that few music groups ever achieve. They have put out seven albums and sold out many tours. Formed in the year 1996, the group consists of Will Champion, Johnny Buckland, Chris Martin, and Guy Berryman. Did you know that they were once called Starfish and Pectoralz?
Tom Cruise – $500m
Tom Cruise was called Mr. Reliable because he was making a really huge impact on the film industry. Movies with him were a guaranteed hit! He starred in many hit movies, like Top Gun, Jerry McGuire, Eyes Wide Shut, Jack Reacher, Minority Report, The Last Samurai and Mission Impossible.
Elton John – $500m
The height of Sir Elton John’s career was in the 1970s, but to this day, the musician is still relevant. In case you didn’t realize, he has been at it for around five decades now! In addition, he has taken home a Tony, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, five Grammys, and five Brit Awards, among other things. He is also quite passionate about increasing HIV/AIDS awareness – he even founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Mariah Carey – $520m
Mariah Carey is one more musician who has built up an enormous fortune. She has definitely put in the work and truly deserves the success that has come her way!
Shah Rukh Khan – $600m
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan may just be the highest grossing actor in the history of Indian film. The King of Bollywood has been in 80 movies and has numerous awards under his belt. Despite the fact that he follows Islam, his wife Gauri is Hindu. The couple have three kids together.
Chuck Lorre – $600m
Chuck Lorre is a producer, writer, and composer for the small screen. Some of his works are the hit shows The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. Lorre has said that he has also had struggles. “I am wired on some deep level to seek out something to be worried and obsess about,” he said.
Celine Dion – $630m
Celine Dion built up her fortune through her contract with Vegas’ MGM Grand and album sales, of course. The talented musician and her work on Titanic’s soundtrack will forever be relevant. Millions all over the world also adore her records Miracle, One Heart, Let’s Talk About Love, A New Day Has Come, and Taking Chances.
Dr. Dre – $700m
Dr. Dre established NWA Records and discovered Eminem. He also established the electronics company Beats By Dre. Clearly, he put in the work which enabled him to get to $700M. He has also tried acting and had his onscreen debut in Set It Off (1996). A little while back, he produced the biographical movie, Straight Outta Compton.
James Cameron – $700m
Titanic and Avatar were directed by James Cameron. Did you know that the talented director and his wife, Suzy Amis, met on the set of Titanic? She portrayed the protagonist’s granddaughter at the time. Aside from his work in film, he is an environmentalist and philanthropist as well who makes considerable contributions to particular causes.
Jay-Z – $700m
Jay-Z is regarded as the Godfather of Rap – pretty fitting seeing as he has been in the biz for thirty years now. He is not only a rapper, but he is also a music producer and the husband of Queen Bey. In addition, he has produced films, with his recent work being the film Annie.
P Diddy – $760m
Sean Combs, AKA P Diddy, might not have been in the spotlight recently, but there is no need to worry seeing as his $760M fortune is still intact. He is actually not out of the music business entirely as he remains in the background. He has dabbled in the industries of film and alcohol.
Madonna – $800m
Over the years, Madonna has not failed to impress. The Queen of Pop has built up a huge fortune and now has three children: Rocco, David, and Lourdes. She has also gone into acting – remember The Next Best Thing back in 2000?
U2 – $838m
U2 has got to be one of the greatest band of all time. Nearly 40 years and $800 million after, the Irish band is still together and has gone on to make its mark on history. Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton, the Edge, and Bono formed U2 in 1976. No doubt they have been through so many things together.
Jerry Bruckheimer – $850m
Bigshot Hollywood movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer has an $850 million net worth. Some of the projects he has done are Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, Con Air, Armageddon, Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, and Black Hawk Down. Aside from the work he has done for the big screen, he has also done some TV shows, including The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and CSI!
J.K. Rowling – $1bn
J.K. Rowling pretty much hit it big with the Harry Potter books. Did you know that she was on welfare before? This is certainly an inspiring rags-to-riches story. The magical world that she created is nothing less than amazing.
Paul McCartney – $1.2bn
The success that Paul McCartney has achieved in the music world is definitely unparalleled. In spite of the fact that he rarely performs these days, he doesn’t really need to anymore. However, did you catch him in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales? Anyway, he came out with a collection of his completely discography in 2016, but you would already know this if you’re a fan.
Andrew Lloyd Webber – $1.2bn
Andrew Lloyd Webber is most likely the most successful composer who is still living. Fun fact: among the longest-running Broadway shows, Cats ranks fourth and The Phantom of the Opera takes the top spot. Webber has Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammys and Tonys. If that does not impress you, then we do not know what will.
Jami Gertz – $2bn
Perhaps you remember Jami Gertz from Twister, Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Quicksilver, Less Than Zero, and Sixteen Candles. She has also made appearances on the small screen on shows, such as Still Standing and The Neighbors. She has gone into different business ventures with her husband Antony Ressler.
Oprah Winfrey – $3.2bn
Oprah Winfrey made her humungous fortune through her hard work, impressive business skills, and perhaps a tinge of luck. Of course, her talk show helped her and she has created her own network. Also, she has gone into acting, though she only chooses the right role. It is unlikely that she will play a role which does not represent some strong African-American woman.
Steven Spielberg – $3.6bn
Steven Spielberg has made his billions due to his hit films, such as Jaws, Super 8, and ET. He has a really huge influence not just on pop culture but also the collective human psyche. His art definitely deserves the recognition.
George Lucas – $5.4bn
George Lucas created Star Wars, but Disney purchased for a colossal amount of $4 billion. Of course, his net worth increased exponentially because of this! Did you know that the Indiana Jones films were also co-created and co-written by this guy? Talk about oozing with talent!
Jenna Jameson – $10m
Jenna Jameson is known for the work she did in the adult industry in the ’90s. Throughout her career, she acted in a lot of films, directed several movies, and published a few books. She has gone into retirement, though.
Jim Carrey – $150 million
Jim Carrey is known as a comedic actor and for starring in movies, such as Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber. However, he has shown that he has his serious acting chops as well in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Number 23, and The Bad Batch. What a legend!
Queen Elizabeth II – $485 million
The Queen may have had some financial ups and downs but her fortune has always been impressive. You should be more surprised if she did not make it to this list.
Bill Cosby – $400m
Bill Cosby may have $400 million in his bank account but the Cosby Show star still made headlines recently after many allegations against him. The media covered his trial until he was eventually convicted. It was such a huge deal seeing as some allegations went back to the 1960s. There were also 60 women who accused him!
Stan Lee – $50 – 80 million
Stan Lee is perhaps the most successful and famous comic book writer ever. He was responsible for creating the Marvel characters that we all like so much. Even though he had a massive net worth, some feel that his fortune could have been larger. Apparently, his past business decisions were not all great. On November 12, 2018, he passed away.
Lady Gaga – $300 million
Lady Gaga is certainly a talented musician and a star and this is probably the reason she was selected to star in A Star Is Born, the critically-acclaimed film. She started in the industry back in 2008 and she has definitely come a long way. She has fiercely loyal fans (called Little Monsters) due to her overflowing charisma and talent. It’s not a mystery how she reached $300 million.
Mike Tyson – $3m
Professional boxer Mike Tyson has definitely succeeded in making a name for himself. Even though his career was not exactly smooth sailing, it still spanned over 20 years. He was once the undisputed world champion in the heavyweight division, and to this day nobody has been able to break the record he set for winning the title at only 20 years old. The former boxer’s net worth is currently $3 million. However, when he was at his peak, his net worth was estimated to be $300 million, though he ended up losing a huge portion of it.