Tony Beets – $15 Million
Tony Beets is famous for his mining exploits and for teaching Parker Schnabel the tricks of the trade. He may have $15 million right now, but he had a very humble start. Things started to go well for him when he moved to Dawson’s Creek from the Netherlands. At the time, he was working as a farmer until he was given the opportunity to feature on “Gold Rush”. Ever since his feature on the show’s second season, it seems like Beets has cemented his position and is only getting richer by the day.
Mark Wahlberg – $255 Million
Mark Wahlberg initially started out as a rapper during the early 90s. He had his own group named Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but he eventually turned to acting instead. He proved his acting chops through impressive performances on Boogie Nights and The Fighter. He also found as the producer of Entourage. He is one of the owners of the Wahlburgers chain of hamburger joints and is set to produce and star in The Six Billion Dollar Man.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245 Million
DiCaprio started of his career with television roles as a child, often appearing in numerous commercials before he starred in box office hits. Among the movies that he has starred in include Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, etc. Throughout his career, DiCaprio has earned around $245 Million of net worth. With his large sums of money, the actor spends his cash on a variety of things such as exotic pets, lavish properties, and fast cars.
Jessica Alba – $350 Million
Jessica Alba became known in Hollywood during the early 2000s thanks to the role she landed in the show called Dark Angel. Soon after that, she started booking roles for the big screen such as Honey, Sin City, and Fantastic Four. The famous actress has also been earning a lot of money over the years as an entrepreneur. She is one of the founders of a company called The Honest Company.
Will Smith – $300 Million
Another actor who has consistently racked up money over the years is Will Smith. Smith started out as a rapper, his first album did well as it went triple platinum. He later went on to start his acting career with The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. A lot of Smith’s movies achieved box office earnings that exceeded $150 Million. Some of his spectacular performances include the films: The Pursuit of Happiness, Ali, and Concussion.
Denzel Washington – $220 Million
Denzel Washington has been showing us an impressive performance ever since the 80s. A lot of you may know him for his acting in movies such as Training Day, Glory, and Malcolm X. He has also grown a portfolio as a director over the years. One of his movies earned a nomination at the Academy Awards for Best Picture. Denzel Washington is said to be worth around $220 million nowadays.
Harvey Weinstein – $150 Million
The former film producer is known for being one of the people behind Miramax, a company known for producing legendary films such as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. He later left Miramax to start up his own film studio called The Weinstein Company. Weinstein’s massive income helped him expand his fortune up to $300 million. However, his wealth was halved after being involved in an indecent abuse scandal in 2017. Weinstein was arrested in May 2018 but was able to post bail.
Drake – $140 Million
The famous rapper no longer needs any introduction as he is already known by almost everyone now. Unbeknownst to most people. Drake actually started his career by acting in Degrassi: The Next Generation but later wanted to solely focus on his music career. Drake is known to show off his wealth, often showcasing his luxurious cars on his social media accounts. It has been confirmed in 2019 that the famous rapper is making a new album.
Shaquille O’Neal – $400 Million
More known as “Shaq”, O’neal was considered to be a formidable opponent ever since he started his career in the NBA. His height of 7’1” categorized him as one of the heaviest and tallest players to ever play in the NBA league. Because of this, he was able to make a lot of money as a basketball player and as a commentator. He also had a lot of roles in various movies and TV series.
Mayim Bialik – $25 Million
If you believe that all Mayim Bialik got is her beauty and her amazing acting skills, you are definitely mistaken! Not only did she play a nerd on TV, but she is also very intelligent in real life as well! Aside from her acting career, Bialik as actually a neuroscientist. She became a part of the main cast in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” in which she met a lot of other amazing co-stars, who all agreed to take a salary cut so that Mayim could earn more.
Don Lemon – $10 Million
Don Lemon is known to have earned about $10 Million for working with CNN. He has also been earning approximately $125K a year for hosting in CNN Tonight. Aside from his busy schedule as a journalist, Don also appears on The Kominsky Method and The Oval TV series in 2019. The year has also been good to him as he has finally been engaged to his long-time boyfriend, Tim Malone.
Miley Cyrus – $160 Million
The famous musician first started out as the star for the popular Disney show called Hannah Montana. The show skyrocketed her into popularity, even becoming a huge teen star, but she later established herself as a singer. Miley Cyrus’ earnings from endorsement deals are estimated to be around $70 Million, and her concert sales apparently made her over $200 Million. As of the moment, she is known to have a net worth of $160 Million. She finally tied the knot with Liam Hemsworth in 2018.
Katy Perry $330 Million
Katy Perry rose to fame in 2008 thanks to her album, One Of The Boys. She later released albums that also became hits like Teenage Dream, Prism, and Witness. She is estimated to have earned around $135 Million from 2014 to 2015. Nowadays, she is known to be worth around $330 Million. She is now usually seen on TV as a judge for American Idol, in which she is reported to be earning around $25 Million as a judge.
Minnie Driver – $20 Million
The actress became known thanks to her role in the 1997 movie, Good Will Hunting, whose screenplay was done by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Driver later went on to appear in The Riches and won herself a Golden Globe and Emmy award for her work on the show. Over the years, she has regularly taken on projects which helped her build her fortune. Her most recent acting role was that of Maya DiMeo on the show, Speechless.
Michael Phelps – $60 Million
Phelps is known to be one of the famous athletes from the United States. He is known to have an amazing career as a swimmer by winning a lot of gold medals from the Olympics. He initially retired after the 2012 Olympics, but eventually returned two years later. He joined the summer Olympics of 2016 and decided to finally retire for good in August of 2016. Phelps is estimated to be worth $60 million as of today.
Kylie Jenner – $900 Million
Kylie Jenner is definitely one of the most recognizable people in this list as she is currently one of the biggest names in Hollywood these days. She first became popular thanks to her family’s reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She later started “Kylie Cosmetics” which helped escalate her wealth to almost a $1 Billion. Although she is 21, she is already a mother for a baby named Stormi, with the rapper Travis Scott as the father.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinki – $55 Million
The two actors are known for being a cute couple in Hollywood who have been married since 2010. Emily is famous for her roles in movies such as Mary Poppins Returns, The Devil Wears Prada, and Gideon’s Daughter. While her husband, Krasinki, is known for her role in the sitcom The Office. They have also worked together in 2018 on a movie called A Quiet Place. Their joint fortune will definitely give their children a comfortable life.
Jared Leto – $90 Million
Jared Leto has earned a lot of money thanks to his works in both the music and acting scene. He is known for forming the band 30 Seconds To Mars in the late 90s. But before he formed the band, he was known for showing up on My So-Called Life. Over the years Leto had also landed bigger roles. Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Suicide Squad were some of his most memorable appearances.
Jaleel White- $10 Million
Jaleel White will forever be known for his role as Urkel in “Family Matters.” It was just one of those memorable roles that we will associate his career with for eternity. He also originally auditioned for “the Cosby Show,” he was almost cast as the youngest child but he was clearly destined for Urkel. White went on to appear in series such as House; Psych; Bones; Me Myself and I; Fresh Off the Boat; and Hawaii Five-O. As well as plenty feature films.
Selena Gomez – $75 Million
Selena Gomez started off as a Disney actress much like Miley Cyrus but gradually she became a popular name in the music business as well. Gomez’s two albums, Revival and Stars Dance, both have been highly popular. Gomez makes a fortune from endorsements as well. Her partnership deal with Puma alone actually won her a $30-million paycheck. In the meantime, her sponsorship with Coach was valued at about $10 million.
Park Schnabel – $8 Million
When he was a child, Parker Schnabel used to visit his granddad’s gold mine and he loved it so much that he decided to become a miner as well. When he was only 16, this brilliant guy got hold of his family’s company and extended the operations using his college funds. Thanks to this contribution, he was able to buy $1.4 million worth of precious metals despite being a teenager.
Reese Witherspoon – $80 Million
Most of you recognize the actress Reese Witherspoon for her famous appearance in the Legally Blonde Movies. She has touched the hearts of many people with her appearances on Sweet Home Alabama, Election and Walk The Line. She is known outside of her acting career for creating her own brand of clothes called Draper James. She is also the owner of the media company, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon is worth $150 million but this will certainly multiply as she continues to expand her acting portfolio to this day.
Halle Berry – $80 Million
Halle Berry is a very popular actress as she is the only African-American actress to have won the Academy Awards for Best Actress. Her winning performance was in Monster’s Ball. Her works In Dorothy Dandridge and the X-Men series were some of her popular roles over the years. Berry is now 52 years old and it is known that her total fortune is about $80 million. In 2019, you will see Berry in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum.
Lady Gaga – $300 Million
Over the years, Lady Gaga has been such a special talent within the music industry. She first became popular when her album called “The Fame” became a sensation back in 2008. She later went on and had albums like Artpop and Born This Way that also became a massive success. It’s also fair to say that Gaga has an outstanding portfolio in acting. This was because of the laudable performances she gave in American Horror Story: Hotel and A Star Is Born.
Courtney Cox – $120 Million
Most of you certainly remember the actress Courtney Cox on the famous show Friends for her starring role as Monica Geller. It also helped her grow her fortune over the years to be cast on the show and the compensation she received was reported to be a staggering $88 million. In fact, she and the other cast members are still collecting profits from re-runs of the show (for Seasons 9 & 10). She also co-owns a production company called Coquette Productions with David Arquette, her ex-husband.
Kendall Jenner – $40 Million
Like every other Kardashian-Jenner clan member, Kendall Jenner has millions to her name as well. But Jenner has always been a lot different from her sisters and this is because she is the only one who has embraced full-time and professional modeling. In fact, Kendall is one of the most in-demand figures in today’s modeling industry and is often booked by the world’s largest luxury brands. She is represented by Elite Model Management and Society Management. In 2018 Forbes named Jenner as the world’s highest-paid model.
Ed Sheeran – $110 Million
Since the release of his first album entitled “+” back in 2011, Ed Sheeran has risen to fame as an artist. The A Team, Thinking Out Loud, and Shape of You were some of Sheeran’s more famous songs. From the many concerts he holds around the world, Sheeran makes a lot of money. His cumulative worldwide record sales to date are estimated at over 150 million, helping him to create his current fortune of $110 million. For someone who was once homeless, this achievement is definitely amazing.
Chris Hemsworth – $90 Million
Chris Hemsworth is someone well known in today’s Hollywood scene, and for that, he has the role of Thor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to give thanks to. Hemsworth could also be seen in movies such as Hurry, Blackhat, and Snow White And The Huntsman. He is known to be paid with large sums of money, which is why he currently has around $90 Million.
Lionel Richie – $200 Million
Lionel Richie started out his music career when he joined the Commodores in the late 1960s. Richie was able to establish himself as a solo artist back in the 1980s. Some of his most popular songs were Truly, My Love, and You Are. Richie’s making money these days from being a television personality, and since 2018 he has been a judge on American Idol. As he revealed in March 2019 that he will be having a tour called the “Hello Tour” in 2019 as Richie is still not done performing for his fans.
Conor McGregor – $110 Million
Conor McGregor used to be one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship names that everyone aspired to beat. He is considered in the past to have won the UFC Light Weight and Featherweight Championship. In addition to his career at UFC, McGregor also pursued a career in boxing. Millions of spectators watched his matches and each match really did wonders for his fortune. These days he’s currently worth about $110. McGregor took a hiatus from the UFC and because of that, he was dethroned as the Lightweight Champion. In March 2019 McGregor announced that he will be retiring
Charlize Theron – $130 Million
Back in the 1990s, Charlize Theron became a successful actress, thanks to her roles in movies like The Cider House Rules and The Devil’s Advocate. She later won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the movie, Monster, for playing Aileen Wuornos. Her other well-known roles can be found on Tully and Young Adult. In the early 2000s, Theron also set up a production company called Denver and Delilah Productions. From booking sponsorship deals, she also gets multi-million-dollar earnings.
Ellen DeGeneres – $450 Million
Even in the 1990s, Ellen DeGeneres was already someone who is regularly seen on television. She first starred in her own self-titled sitcom, but when she got into hosting, she gradually became more popular. Her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has been airing since 2003. Today, the program is already in its sixteenth seasons and counting. The other projects of DeGeneres, such as her lifestyle brand, production company, and record company, all enable her to expand her bank wealth even further. She is worth a jaw-dropping $450 million as of today.
Kanye West – $250 Million
If you’re a Kanye West fan, then you need to know how opulent his lifestyle is. Through his rapping career, West became popular, but he has shown that he is a man of many talents. He has a famous partnership, called Yeezy, with Adidas. West also planned to expand into architecture in 2018 and later called it Yeezy Home. He is also the creator of the interactive content company named DONDA. It is estimated that West’s current fortune is $250 million. He took his now-famous Sunday Service to the annual Coachella Walley Music & Arts Festival in April 2019.
Elon Musk – $20 Billion
Elon Musk is really one of the brightest minds who has won millions over the years in the technology industry. Musk is known for being the CEO of Tesla Inc., an energy and automotive company. He is the brain behind SpaceX as well. Paypal, OpenAi, and Neuralink are some of the other businesses that he co-founded. Musk can afford anything he lays his eyes on because, as of today, he is worth an astounding $20 billion. He was able to raise approximately $480K in October 2018 via the Musk Foundation to support those impacted by the Flint water crisis.
Adele – $85 Million
Most would agree that Adele has one of the industry’s most beautiful voices. She became a famous singer thanks to the release of her first album back in 2008, Both next two albums she released in 2011 and 2015 were also massive hits. Her album sales alone earned her a lot of money so you can imagine exactly how much she makes from concert tours. In recent years, Adele has not been releasing new music, but sources suggest she has a new album in the works. In April 2019, news broke out that Adele had split from husband Simon Konecki.
Cristiano Ronaldo – $450 Million
You will love getting a huge annual salary when you are a star athlete like Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is one of the world’s most famous footballers. Since 2003, he has been playing for Portugal’s national team. He also had to play for several years for Manchester United and Real Madrid, but he has been playing for Juventus since 2018. Undeniably, Ronaldo is a good-looking guy, and this is probably why many brands love to get him for various endorsements. As of today, Ronaldo is estimated to be worth $450 million.
Ariana Grande – $80 Million
These days, Ariana Grande is at the top of her game and we bet she will remain a major name in the music industry in the years to come. Grande got her start when she was cast in Victorious on Nickelodeon. Music has always been her passion, and in the 2010s, she finally decided to pursue it full time. Grande ‘s songs still top various charts these days. She’s just 25 years old, but she’s worth 80 million dollars already. In 2019, Grande headlined Coachella and she supposedly got a $8 million paycheck for it.
John Goodman – $65 Million
In the late 1980s, John Goodman gained prominence in Hollywood. His first notable role was that of Roseanne, in the sitcom. In fact, during the 1993 Golden Globe Awards, his excellent performance on the show earned him the Best Actor award. You may also have seen him in movies such as The Big Lebowski, The Flintstones and Argo. Goodman currently has $65 million, but it seems he’s not doing too much retirement planning yet. His most recent roles were on The Conners and The Righteous Gemstones.
Jimmy Fallon – $60 Million
Jimmy Fallon is one of the Hollywood industry’s influential late-night talk show hosts today. Since 2014, Fallon has been hosting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He hosted another talk show called Late Night with Jimmy Fallon prior to this. He also used to be a Saturday Night Live regular and he appeared in films such as Fever Pitch and Taxi. Fallon’s annual salary is valued at $16million. He is set to appear in an upcoming documentary titled Under the Smogberry Trees.
Rihanna – $260 Million
Without a doubt, Rihanna is one of the most commercially successful musical artists in the world. In addition, she also runs profitable side hustles that include acting, endorsements, a makeup company called Fenty Beauty, and a brand of lingerie. All of these give her enough money, including hiring private chefs, purchasing million-dollar houses, and more, to indulge in numerous luxuries. Her Instagram shows that she’d been launching her beauty goods in the UK.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen – $580 Milion
The New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen are known to be a wealthy couple with a combined net worth of $580 Million. Gisele earns most of their money by earning $400 Million, while the quarterback is not doing bad with his $180 Million earning. They spend an immense chunk of their fortune on real estate and healthy living. Tom and Gisele also spend some time doing philanthropic work.
Jackie Chan – $370 Million
Jackie Chan, a Hong Kong movie star, is well known for having appeared in numerous hit comedy and action productions including Drunken Master and the Rush Hour movies. He mostly became a millionaire as an actor, but he also earned a fortune as a filmmaker, screenwriter, martial artist, stunt master, comedian, producer, and businessman. According to a CNN article, Chan and Chris Tucker may be reuniting for Rush Hour 4.
Bruce Springsteen – $500 Million
Bruce Springsteen is swimming in cash with a net worth of half a billion, and an average annual salary of $80 million. A talented singer and songwriter, his fortunes will not decline anytime soon as he continues to sell out shows after almost five decades in the game. Springsteen can be seen in the documentary Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n’ Roll. The Born in The U.S.A. singer spends money on lavish homes in various states. One of the properties under his name is a New Jersey 200-acre horse farm.
Topher Grace – $10 Million
Topher is best known for his role in “That 70s Show” which aired from 1998 to 2006. He also landed roles in a lot of films, animated shows, and Broadway productions, which boosted his wealth. Topher is currently working on his podcast called ” Adventures with Topher Grace”. In the podcast, Grace features esteemed guests and friends to go on an audio journey while chatting about amazing aspects of their everyday lives. Though Grace said he was cheap, his car collection and residences say otherwise.
Venus Williams $95 Million
Venus Williams made enough money to last her many lifetimes. The pro-tennis player with a net worth of $95 M still earns millions of dollars from several endorsements annually. Williams, who on three occasions has been number 1 in the nation, also runs a clothing company known as EleVen. She is known to be saving much of her earnings even though she makes millions. She has one guilty pleasure though. And that’s, buying costly accessories every once in a while. She also says that she is mainly vegan, eating plenty of potatoes, beans, and grains.
Harrison Ford – $230 Million
Harrison Ford first rose to worldwide fame for his role in the original Star Wars trilogy as Han Solo. His performing skills in loads of drama and action films made him a top-grossing Hollywood box office star. Harrison also makes cash from royalties from items relating to Indiana Jones and Star Wars as well as earnings from acting.
Patrick Dempsey – $60 Million
Patrick Dempsey is a racing driver and American actor who is better known as Dr. McDreamy, the name of the neurosurgeon he plays in Grey’s Anatomy, He reportedly earns $350K for each episode of the series. Patrick Dempsey kept making boss moves after leaving the show, earning more dollars. Patrick became a business partner in January 2019 for KA / NOA, an Italian-made brand known for quality men’s clothing.
Robert Downey Jr. – $300 Million
Robert Downey Jr. juggles singing for work, acting, and producing. His huge paychecks largely stem from his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man. The Guardian reports that the bank account of Downey is set to accommodate an additional $75 million from Avengers: Endgame, the 2019 film. This is because of a contract with Marvel for the back-end profit sharing that Robert has. In the U.S. box office, Downey Jr.’s productions have grossed over $4.5B as of 2018.
James Patterson – $800 Million
With an annual salary of $90 million, one of the authors who can say that novels can make you a fortune is James Patterson. Most of his work is about a fictional psychologist named Alex Cross. Patterson has also published romance, non-fiction, and thriller novels. Patterson has sold more than 300 million copies around the globe to date. Besides writing, the second season of Kid Stew also debuted with James. This is a show which he co-produced for pre-teens with South Florida PBS. It showcases talented children with different performances such as skits, jokes, music videos, and interviews.
Tom Cruise – $570 Million
Tom Cruise’s acting talent pays off by earning him $50 M as an annual salary. He is an actor who, for his roles, commands a notable price tag. Cruise, who has appeared in at least 50 films, adds directing, producing, and writing to his acting income. You can visit Spain’s first outdoor skydiving simulator to use the special equipment that Cruise used in the movie, Mission Impossible: Fallout, to feel like you’re in Tom’s shoes. Tom has to pay child support amounting to $400 K each year for their daughter, Suri, until 2024 after his divorce from Katie Holmes, according to a prenuptial agreement.
Bruce Willis – $200 Million
Since the 1980s, Bruce Willis has been a huge name on showbiz. His first notable role was in the Moonlighting TV series, but when he starred in the Die Hard movies, he achieved greater success. You might remember him in Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, and the Unbreakable too. In addition to his acting job, the star has had several business ventures, making him quite a lot of money, but the Planet Hollywood-themed restaurant was one of his most popular ones. Over the years, Willis has also been involved in a lot of real estate investments.
Travis Barker – $45 Million
The musician, drummer, and reality TV personality, Travis Barker, boasts a net worth of $45M. Also, Travis is a serious businessman who has tried his hand in different entities. To start with, Barker is the founder of Famous Stars and Straps, a clothing line for enthusiasts of hip-hop and punk. Travis also co-founded a record company referred to as Lasalle Records. His portfolio also includes designing a DC shoe. Travis has been cleared to tour with his band, Blink 182, in the summer of 2019 after suffering multiple health scares in 2018.