Many of the world’s most successful people have reached the top with hard work and perhaps a bit of luck. Some of these individuals are Hollywood A-listers, athletes, politicians, and authors. Keep reading to find out who they are and how much they are worth.
John Heard – $3.5 million
Actor John Heard has appeared in many films, such as Home Alone and Big. He can be seen on TV, as well, like on Law and Order, The Sopranos, CSI: Miami, and Miami Vice. In 2017, he suffered a heart attack and died. He was 71 years old at the time.
Stacy Keibler – $4.5m
Professional WWE female wrestler Stacy Keibler is definitely gorgeous. She has also ventured into acting and modeling. She has retired from the sport, but you might have still caught her on the small screen on shows like Samurai Girl and Dancing with the Stars. In case you didn’t know, she once dated George Clooney!
Torrie Wilson – $5m
Another WWE wrestler whose bank account is pretty sizeable is Torrie Wilson. She has dabbled in acting and modeling, as well. She has taken part in various fitness contests, even taking home the 1998 Miss Galaxy title. Before WWE, her name in the World Championship Wrestling was Samantha. She has also been on several Playboy magazine covers!
Pamela Anderson – $5m
Pam became popular when she joined the show Baywatch. Since then, many things have happened in her professional and private life. Over the years, she has matured considerably and now uses her time for charity work. She is a staunch PETA activist. She also did a cameo role in the 2017 Baywatch film.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – ~$7,000
A controversial figure, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Some might think that she has a really high net worth, but it is, in fact, understandably low. Before she got elected, the 29-year-old congresswoman made about $26,600 in a year. She still needs to pay her student loan, so she is reportedly worth roughly $7,000 at the moment.
Milo Ventimiglia – $5m
Milo Ventimiglia first caught the public’s attention playing Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls. Since then, this former teen heartthrob has had guest appearances on other shows. His more recent projects include portraying a male lead on the hit series This Is Us and reprising his character on the reboot of Gilmore Girls. We definitely think he is aging like fine wine!
Dog the Bounty Hunter – $6m
For those who are not familiar with Dog the Bounty Hunter, he tracks down criminals that are on the run. His long-running TV show is really fascinating. When he was a bail bondsman, he did time for 18 months after a drug dealer died at the hands of his friend. It might be hard to believe but he learned how to become a bounty hunter when he was in prison.
Alexis Bledel – $8m
Alexis Bledel made a breakthrough when she co-starred on Gilmore Girls. You probably already know that she played the character Rory Gilmore, who is the beautiful bookworm everyone adored. After the show, she starred in films like Sin City, Tuck Everlasting, Post Grad, and both the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies. She reprised her role on the revival of Gilmore Girls in 2016.
Nadya Suleman (Octomom) – $1 million
After the media attention toned down, Octomom AKA Nadya Suleman was in a financial crisis. She filed for bankruptcy in 2012, with a negative million net worth. When she managed to change her terrible public image, various offers started to come her way again.
Robin Williams – $130m
Before Robin Williams passed away, his estimated net worth was around $130 million. Though his acting career was long and successful, his net worth suffered due to two divorce settlements. At the time he died, he was almost bankrupt, but he had made sure beforehand that his children would have a $130 million trust fund. Allegedly, his kids got one-third of the fund when they turned 21.
Rachael Ray – $60m
Rachael Ray seems to be able to do it all! A TV personality, a cook, an author, a businesswoman, and a philanthropist, she actually created the concept for ’30-Minute Meals’ and had been teaching courses about it when television show offers started to come her way. She eventually published her very own cookbooks. In case you didn’t know, she has also ventured into acting, as well.
Amber Heard – $9m
Recently, Amber Heard has made headlines because of the divorce drama around her and ex-husband Johnny Depp. In case you have forgotten, this blonde bombshell is also a talented actress. A few of the projects she has worked on include Drive Angry, 3 Days to Kill, Never Back Down, Pineapple Express, and Friday Night Lights. She did the superhero movie Aquaman not too long ago and has a few other things lined ups.
Amanda Bynes – $5m
The past few years had been rough for Amanda Bynes, but it wasn’t always like that. She was once a Hollywood teen queen, starring on shows like The Amanda Show and All That, and in films like What a Girl Wants, Easy A, Hairspray, and She’s the Man. Hopefully, she is doing much better now.
Melissa Rauch – $9m
Best known for her character on The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, Melissa Rauch can also be seen on other TV shows including The Office and True Blood. In case you didn’t know, she has done voice acting, as well, in projects, such as Ice Age: Collision Course.
Sarah Hyland – $9m
Sarah Hyland built up her sizeable net worth working on quite a few films and shows. She stars on the hit TV series Modern Family. You can also catch her in movies like Struck by Lightning, Spanglish, and Date and Switch, and on shows, such as Law and Order: SVU, Lipstick Jungle, Hot in Cleveland, and All My Children.
Kid Rock – $80m
Famous music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and actor, Kid Rock has accumulated a net worth of $80 million. He may be a household name now in modern rock music, but his success story is actually quite unlikely. His career started slowly and only took off when he released his sixth album titled “Devil Without a Cause” in 1998. The record became a hit internationally and eventually sold over 13 million copies worldwide. He has since been getting more and more attention.
Elisabeth Shue – $12.5m
American actress Elisabeth Shue is currently worth $12.5 million. When she started her career, she tried doing the impossible. Growing up, she was on sports teams with all boys, and then she went on to study at Harvard University. She started working on her acting career while she was at university. Since then, she has appeared in several movies like The Karate Kid, Leaving Las Vegas and both Back to the Future II and III.
Tiger Woods – $740m
If you thought there wasn’t much money in golf, think again. Professional golf player Tiger Woods is actually among the highest-paid athletes in history. Of course, a bulk of his fortune comes from event appearances and endorsements. His former wife is Swedish model Elin Nordegren, but he had a cheating scandal that ended their marriage.
Keith Lemon-$ 10 Million
Celebrity Juice star Keith Lemon is actually named Leigh Francis and making $10 million has been well-deserved for the imagination he has. Not only did he pitch the idea of the show Celebrity Juice but he also created Channel 4’s Bo Selecta! Francis is sharing his cash with his daughter and wife in England, in pounds it converts to roughly £8 million.
Monica Lewinsky – $2 million
Monica Lewinsky is a famous American fashion designer, Television personality, and former intern at the White House. As many of you may already know, during her time at the White House, Monica and President Bill Clinton began their affair which has been news headlines for many years. Besides that, Lewinsky was nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors, for her essay in Vanity Fair in the category of essays and criticism.
Stephanie Powers – $10 million
American film and television actress, Stephanie Powers. Most of the net worth she has earned from her acting roles, one of the more well-known ones is when she played Jennifer Hart in the American mystery series Hart to Hart. Fun facts, she began her acting career at the age of 15 years old and she speaks an impressive 7 languages. How amazing?
Macaulay Culkin – $15m
Macaulay Culkin shot to stardom when he was really young. It might be hard to believe but he only got $100,000 when he starred in the first installment of Home Alone. We are glad to know that when he reprised his role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2, the amount he received increased exponentially.
Bolo Yeung – $1.5 Million
Bolo Yeung is a Chinese-born movie actor and martial artist well-known for the roles he played in action films during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. He usually plays the bad guy in films, such as in Bloodsport with the famous Jean-Claude Van Damme. Yeung has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Brett Favre – $100m
Brett Favre holds many NFL records. This is not that surprising considering he had been active in the league for 19 years! Practically everyone in America knows his name and face. We hope that he is having a grand time being retired!
Amanda Seyfried – $10m
Definitely a talented lady, Amanda Seyfried not only acts really well but also sings like an angel. You can watch her performances in Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables. She started out appearing in teen movies and shows, such as Mean Girls and Veronica Mars.
Megyn Kelly – $15m
Famous news anchor, journalist and political commentator, Megyn Kelly started working at the Fox News Channel in 2014. By 2016, she already had a $15 million net worth! In December 2016, she announced that she would be transferring to NBC. Many believe a pay raise was the reason behind her changing networks, so maybe her net worth has increased.
Mandy Moore – $10m
Believe it or not Mandy Moore has been in the entertainment industry for 20 years. She started out doing music and in 1999, released her debut single. Even though she never really made a big mark in music, her career in acting is a different story. She has starred in iconic films, including A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries, and Because I Said So. She is also the voice behind Rapunzel in the animated movie Tangled! One of her most recent project is the popular NBC series This Is US.
Lea Michele – $10m
Another beautiful lady that can act and sing well, Lea Michele hit it big when she played Rachel on Glee. However, long before she starred on the popular show, she was already acting on stage. You can also catch her on Scream Queens.
Chloe Grace Moretz – $12m
One of the younger ones on this list, Chloe Grace Moretz started acting when she was a little girl. Her onscreen debut was in an episode of The Guardian, when she was only 7 years old. She has since been busy with numerous projects and her extensive filmography proves it.
Cher – $305m
In case you didn’t know, Cher has been doing her thing since the mid ’60s! Having started her career with Sonny Bono, she actually achieved more success after they got divorced. She is now worth a whopping $305 million. She deserves this because she has poured her heart into her music and films.
Monica Lewinsky – $500 thousand
Needless to say, Monica Lewinsky did not become known for being an entertainer. She earned her household name status due to her involvement in the fiasco with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The growth in her net worth is attributed to the book deal and endorsements she received, and the TV appearances she made. In the past, she designed and sold handbags too!
Ronda Rousey – $12m
The first judoka to ever win the World Judo Championship, Ronda Rousey is also the first female athlete from America to win a judo medal at the Beijing Olympics (2008). She went on to join the MMA and created the ‘armbar,’ her signature move. Thanks to her promotion work and brand endorsements, her net worth has increased considerably.
Gigi Hadid – $13m
Practically anywhere you look, you can see a photo of Gigi Hadid! The blonde beauty has collaborated with luxury fashion houses including Versace, Tom Ford, Chanel, Elie Saab, Anna Sui, Fendi, Balmain, Miu Miu, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Fenty X Puma. That’s quite the list already but that isn’t everything yet.
Ray Rice – $14m
Ray Rice is a former running back of the Baltimore Ravens. During the time he played, he accumulated $14 million. Unfortunately, third-degree assault charges ended his successful football career back in 2014. He was immediately terminated when news of the charges broke out.
Lauren Graham- $15m
Lauren Graham was Lorelei on the hit series Gilmore Girls. She has appeared in several other things, including Evan Almighty, The Pacifier, Bad Santa, Because I Said So, and Sweet November. She can also be seen on the show Parenthood and the reboot of Gilmore Girls.
Amy Schumer – $16m
People have called the sassy and funny Amy Schumer relatable. She debuted on the big screen in the film Trainwreck and has published a book with the title The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. It’s highly likely she will be doing more in the future.
Rosario Dawson – $16m
Rosario Dawson has had a lot of acting projects, which include starring in Clerks II, Men in Black II, Kids, Sin City, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Rent, and Top Five. In case you didn’t know, her performance in Top Five and Rent earned her the Best Actress award at the Satellite Awards. If you are a Marvel fan, you might know her as Night Nurse.
Lucy Liu – $16m
Lucy Liu first rose to fame when she portrayed Ling Woo on Ally McBeal. She is currently worth $16 million and has done iconic projects, including Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill, Chicago, and Kung-Fu Panda. Also, she has received nominations for several prestigious awards! These days, you can catch her on Elementary as Joan Watson.
Rebel Wilson – $16m
Australian actress Rebel Wilson first made waves in Hollywood when she made an appearance in Bridesmaids. She has worked on other projects including Struck by Lightning, How To Be Single, Pitch Perfect, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and This Means War. People don’t just love her acting chops and comedic timing, but they also like her feisty personality!
Liam Hemsworth – $16m
Liam comes from a family of actors. His debut in the US was in The Last Song, alongside his now-wife Miley Cyrus. You can see his impressive acting chops in films, such as The Dressmaker, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Duel, Love and Honor, and The Hunger Games.
Kristen Bell – $16m
Kristen Bell hit it big when she landed the titular role on the popular show Veronica Mars. She has done projects for the big screen, as well, such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, You Again, The Boss, and When In Rome. In case you didn’t know, Kristen Bell did the voice of Princess Anna in Frozen! She can also be seen starring on the NBC series The Good Place.
Zac Efron – $18m
Zac Efron may just be forever known as Troy Bolton from the High School Musical franchise. However, he has actually appeared in quite a number of films, including 17 Again and New Year’s Eve. He recently played the serial killer Ted Bundy in a film on Netflix. Definitely something very different from the projects he has done before.
Kate Upton – $20m
Perhaps best known for the Sports Illustrated cover she did in 2011, Kate Upton graced the cover of the magazine yet again in the years 2012 and 2013. She has since ventured into acting. You can see her acting chops in the films Tower Heist and The Other Woman.
Christian Slater – $20m
In case you didn’t know, Christian Slater had his film debut in the ’80s, in the film The Legend of Billie Jean. You might remember him for his appearance in the films Heathers and The Name of the Rose. He has earned a bad rap, but he was actually one of the really popular hunks in the ’90s!
Chrissy Metz – $300,000
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz portrays Kate on the show. It was not easy for her to achieve success, which could be the reason why she is humble and grounded. Like her character Kate, Chrissy Metz advocates for body positivity.
Carrie Fisher – $25m
Star Wars fans were heartbroken when news broke about Princess Leia’s death. At the time she passed away, Carrie Fisher’s net worth had been $25 million. She accumulated her millions from her books and films. Her daughter, Billie Lourd inherited most of her estate. The talented actress died at the age of 60 after suffering cardiac arrest.
Hilary Duff – $25m
Hilary Duff may be known as Lizzy McGuire forever, having starred in the teen sitcom with the same name. In the past, she tried her hand at singing, but it appears her one true passion is acting.
Stephanie McMahon – $25m
Stephanie McMahon is the daughter of the Chief Executive Officer of WWE, so it is not a surprise that she is passionate about the stage. Though she doesn’t go on stage anymore, she serves as the Creative Vice President of WWE. Her husband is fellow wrestler Triple H and together they have three kids.
Colin Kaepernick – $25m
Colin Kaepernick initially thought of playing baseball, but he ended up playing football instead when he went to the University of Nevada. The Wisconsin native still got an offer from the baseball team Chicago Cubs, but he did not quit football and went on to join the San Francisco 49ers.
The top Jersey Shore stars – $26m
JWoww Farley, Pauly D, and Snooki Polizzi all became popular thanks to the hit reality show, Jersey Shore. They have a net worth of $5 million, $15 million, and $6 million, respectively. The Jersey Shore girls have walked the red carpet together, but nowadays, they are busy raising their children.
Vanessa Williams – $28m
When Vanessa Williams won Miss America in 1984, she became the first ever African-American woman to do so. However, before her reign ended, she resigned due to Penthouse publishing unauthorized images of her. Vanessa Williams later went into music and acting. A few of the projects she became part of were Soul Food, Ugly Betty, and Desperate Housewives.
Emma Stone – $28m
Emma Stone can do funny and serious. As an actress, she’s like a chameleon! Some of her unforgettable performance include starring is Easy A, Birdman, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Help, and La La Land. We are sure she has many acting projects lined up!
Mila Kunis – $30m
Mila Kunis ending up with Ashton Kutcher is pretty amazing, right? Aside from being her former co-star, he was also her first kiss. Anyway, the wildly successful actress surely deserves the recognition she has received. She co-starred with Kristen Bell and Christina Applegate in the comedy Bad Moms.
Chris Pratt – $30m
Ever since Chris Pratt hit the gym to play a superhero role, he has definitely looked different. Within six months, he lost 60 pounds! Even before he became a big film star, we already loved him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation. We were happy when we heard he and Anna Faris were in love, so you can guess how heartbroken we were when we learned of their divorce.
Chester Bennington – $30 million
Songwriter and lead singer of Linkin Park Chester Bennington has a formative role in people’s lives, especially in those who grew up in the early 2000s. After suffering from long term depression, he passed away in 2017.
Demi Lovato – $30m
Demi Lovato started her career as a child star on Barney & Friends. When she was a teenager, she starred in the Disney film Camp Rock. She later appeared as a mentor on the show X Factor. Her music career has been keeping her busy these days.
Ryan Gosling – $30m
Ryan Gosling won the hearts of many when he co-starred with Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. The two dated for quite some time before he got hitched to actress Eva Mendes. Ryan and Eva have two lovely daughters together. He never fails to impress with his acting chops!
Chelsea Clinton – $30m
Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky’s combined net worth is $30 million. Hedge funding is what keeps him busy and could explain their wealth. Considering how lowkey this couple is, it’s interesting to see them on this list.
Louis C.K. – $31m
He might look like a regular guy, but Louis C.K. is actually a multimillionaire and famous comedian! He accumulated his millions working on different TV shows as well as doing stand up comedy.
Ellen Pompeo – $35m
Your net worth hitting $35 million is not that surprising if you star on a TV show that has been running for a long time. Ellen Pompeo already got $300,000 per episode when she started working on Grey’s Anatomy, so just imagine how much her bank account must have grown!
George Romero – $35m
George Romero is dubbed the father of zombie movies. His works include Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, and Dawn of the Dead. He is also the writer and director of Diary of the Dead and Land of the Dead, among others. In July 2017, he passed away at the age of 77.
Dan Marino – $35m
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino was introduced into the Hall of Fame back in 2005. It is no surprise considering the credentials he has. He is married with six children and the family lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ariana Grande – $35m
One of the biggest music stars in the world now, Ariana Grande started her career on Broadway. She then starred on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, where she played Cat Valentine. The program ran for four seasons.
Joel Osteen – $40m
We bet you weren’t expecting to see a pastor on this list! Nonetheless, here we have it. Joel Osteen is not just a televangelist – he is also an international sensation. His book sales have already reached more than $50 million! You might also find it hard to believe that was afraid of public speaking before.
Susan Boyle – $40m
Susan Boyle can be described as a modern-day Cinderella. After she participated in Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, she made it big. The Scottish songstress used to work in a kitchen, but things changed for her after she performed the song “I Dreamed A Dream” on the TV program.
Kaley Cuoco – $45m
Another The Big Bang Theory star who made it big, Kaley Cuoco apparently earned $1 million per episode! In case you didn’t know, she dated her onscreen partner Johnny Galecki in real life. She was also briefly married to Ryan Sweeting, the tennis star.
Alyssa Milano – $45m
You may remember Alyssa Milano for appearing on Who’s The Boss, but she has done other projects that are also unforgettable. Her acting credits include TV shows Mistresses, Melrose Place, and Charmed. She amassed her impressive net worth because of her expansive acting credits. She is also a mother of two kids.
Selena Gomez – $45m
Another star who debuted on Barney & Friends, Selena Gomez is known for playing Alex on Wizards of Waverly Place. Back then, she was getting $30,000 per episode! Nowadays, her very successful music career is keeping her busy. Her previous relationship with Justin Bieber was highly publicized.
Judge Judy- $47m
One of the richest stars on reality TV, Judge Judy was making $6M annually by 2010! She started gracing the small screen in 1996. Her show is impressively still going strong.
Melissa McCarthy – $50m
We just love Melissa McCarthy! In case you have forgotten, the comedic actress used to play Sookie on Gilmore Girls. Since then, she has expanded her acting career. Some of her unforgettable roles were for the films Bridesmaids, Tammy, and Spy. Her significant weight loss is also quite impressive.
Hugh Hefner – $50m
Hugh Hefner was once worth $200 million. However, that figure has gone done considerably since Playboy started to lose money. All the same, at the time of his death, he still had $50 million.
Johnny Galecki – $50m
Of course, Johnny Galecki is included in the list. Since The Big Bang Theory star received $1 million per episode, you can bet it wasn’t hard for him to build his net worth. He also appeared in Vanilla Sky, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and some plays on Broadway. He is actually not very geeky.
Jeremy Clarkson – $55m
The writer and opinionated journalist became popular when he started hosting Top Gear. Some of his numerous assets are eight luxury cars, a million-dollar Oxfordshire home, and a lighthouse! His decision to go into the automotive industry seems to be one of the best he has ever made.
Natalie Portman – $60m
Natalie Portman started acting at the age of 13. Of course, her debut was in Leon: The Professional. She is a lot older now and has taken on various roles for various films. In 2012, she tied the knot with choreographer Benjamin Millepied. They are parents to two lovely children.
Adam Levine – $60m
This dapper and edgy singer went out with several women before he met the one – Namibian model Behati Prinsloo. They are now married and have a daughter together. He is the vocalist of Maroon 5 and a mentor on the TV program The Voice.
Britney Spears – $63m
Britney Spears started her career in the Mickey Mouse Club, like Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling. Britney is well-known for her interesting voice and iconic songs. She may have gone through many ups and downs, but we are glad to see that she seems stronger than ever.
Jennifer Garner – $65m
Believe it or not, Jennifer Garner has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades! Her first role was in the made-for-TV movie Zoya. Since then, she has worked on numerous projects and she doesn’t show any sign of stopping.
Emma Watson – $70m
We bet no one is surprised to see Emma Watson on this list! After portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, she acted in other impressive movies. She even got to play Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! She is known for being an outspoken feminist.
Kim Cattrall – $75m
Kim Cattrall caught the public’s attention when she starred on Sex and the City as Samantha Jones. She even took home a Golden Globe for her performance. Kim Cattrall has been married thrice. Like her character, the actress published a book that detailed her private life!
Kelly Ripa – $75m
All My Children was where Kelly Ripa made her onscreen debut, but Live with Regis and Kelly made her a star. When Regis retired, the name of the program was changed to Live with Kelly. Her annual salary is a whopping $20M!.
Larry the Cable Guy – $80m
Larry the Cable Guy, or Daniel Lawrence Whitney, is a really successful country singer and comedic actor who has released seven albums and worked on films, such as Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Witless Protection, and Delta Force. In 2005, he tied the knot with Cara Whitney and they now have two kids.
Tim Allen – $80m
Tim Allen started his acting career when he took on a role on the ABC show Home Improvement. The program ran for eight seasons during the ’90s and he was regarded as America’s best known ‘handyman’ back then. When the show ended, he continued to act. Since 2011, he has been portraying Mike Baxter on Last Man Standing. He is also the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films!
Bill O’Reilly – $85m
Political commentator, journalist, and host, Bill O’Reilly rose to stardom when he started hosting The O’Reilly Factor. The conservative journalist began his career in the ‘80s, even working at WNEP-TV! Since then, he has authored fifteen books, which definitely helped grow his net worth.
Reba McEntire – $95m
Country singer-songwriter Reba McEntire got signed back in 1975 by Mercury Records. She is called the ‘Queen of Country’, having sold over 80 million copies of her albums! In 1990, she debuted on the big screen in the movie Tremors. Fun fact: Kelly Clarkson’s husband is the stepson of this award-winning performer!
Howard Stern – $95m
The Howard Stern Show earned Howard Stern his fame. Since he was little, being a radio star was something he always wanted. There was a time in his career when his morning show would attract 20 million listeners. Aside from radio, Howard Stern has hosted and produced a number of talk shows as well. In 2012, he was introduced into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Jeff Foxworthy – $100m
Blue Collar Comedy Tour member Jeff Foxworthy attended Georgia Tech, although he never graduated. Discovering his inner comedian actually took him a while. For some time, he worked at IBM before he switched careers when his colleagues encouraged him. During the mid ‘90s, he had his own sitcom called The Jeff Foxworthy Show.
Caitlyn Jenner – $100m
Caitlyn Jenner is a former Olympian athlete whose athletic career helped build her impressive net worth. After her gender change, she received a ton of publicity. Just like Caitlyn, her children are also making a name for themselves. Actually, she has a higher net worth compared to her ex-wife Kris Jenner – $20 million higher to be exact!
Bradley Cooper – $100m
Doesn’t Bradley Cooper seem like he has it all? He is handsome, talented, funny, and very wealthy. His acting gigs and endorsement deals helped the Hangover star build up most of his fortune.
Jesse James – $100m
This reality TV personality built a bike empire within one decade. Aside from that, he has ventured into the entertainment, fashion, publication, and restaurant industries. His program Monster Garage has become one of Discovery Channel’s best-paid shows.
Bill & Hillary Clinton – $110m
This couple has $110M between them. Hillary has $30 million while Bill has $80 million. Their wealth grew in the ’90s, when they became well-known. They have profited a lot doing speaking events, writing gigs, and consulting efforts. Good and bad press seems to have helped them earn their financial assets!
Roger Moore – $110 million
Roger Moore is the third actor to have played James Bond. He did seven 007 movies from 1973 to 1985. Aside from that, he starred in Spice World, Boat World, and My Riviera. The actor also had a philanthropic streak, which can be seen in the extensive efforts he made working with PETA and UNICEF. In 2017, he lost his battle with cancer.
Angelina Jolie – $160m
Angelina Jolie’s acting career has spanned a few decades already. Did you know that she is the voice of Tigress in Kung Fu Panda? She was actually financially made before she even portrayed Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. She is now making sure to give back, being a UN Goodwill Ambassador. She does not hesitate about visiting developing countries.
Gordon Ramsay- $160m
This world-famous chef is known for his reality TV shows, five-star restaurants, and feisty personality. If you have watched Master Chef, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, and Hell’s Kitchen before, chances are you have seen Gordon Ramsay.
John Travolta – $170m
John Travolta must be familiar, if not comfortable, with the spotlight by now. He has been in the industry for more than four decades now! The star of Grease and Face Off is also a flying enthusiast, spending a lot of his money on his very own private plane. Can you imagine what it’s like to have his hobby?!
Julia Roberts – $170m
Her beautiful smile definitely caught the attention of everyone, but it was Julia Roberts’ talent that helped her make a name for herself. We bet she gets a lot of offers, but it seems she makes it a point to go over the various scripts and choose carefully. With her massive net worth, she can choose to be picky if she wants to!
Christopher Nolan – $180m
It is not surprising to hear what Chris Nolan’s net worth is since he has directed many hit films. This talented filmmaker’s reputation precedes him. The way he re-told Batman has certainly altered the direction of superhero movies!
Denzel Washington – $200m
Denzel Washington has taken home two Academy Awards. His million-dollar smile as well as his acting chops made us fall in love with him! We are pretty sure everybody knows him from Remember The Titans, American Gangster, Training Day, and Malcolm X. Enumerating all his acting credits will take as the whole night.
Wayne Gretzky – $200m
Wayne Gretzky’s career playing in the NHL spanned 20 years, so it is no surprise that he is included in this list. He played for various teams like the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and Edmonton Oilers. Regarded as one of the all-time best hockey players, Wayne Gretzky has been introduced into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He now works as the Edmonton Oilers’ entertainment group’s vice-chairman.
Sandra Bullock – $200m
This Hollywood veteran has been in the business for more than twenty years. Sandra Bullock is an Academy Award-winning actress who has starred in Practical Magic, Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, While You Were Sleeping, and The Heat. There aren’t a lot of actress like her who can do both the drama and comedy.
Robert De Niro – $200m
Another talented entertainment industry veteran, Robert De Niro still acts in impressive titles despite his advanced age. You can watch his amazing acting chops in The Intern, Silver Linings Playbook, Dirty Grandpa, Last Vegas, and American Hustle, among many others. Does he ever rest?!
Harrison Ford – $210m
Harrison Ford is very popular, but it is no surprise considering he played Han Solo and Indiana Jones. He continues to be active in the industry and with the new Star Wars film, his net worth must have been boosted some more. You can also watch him in Ender’s Game, What Lies Beneath, The Age of Adeline, Cowboys & Aliens, and Sabrina.
Robert Downey Jr. – $220m
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is so iconic, we doubt the actor will ever play another character that is more iconic. It has been decades since he first started in the industry and the personal development he has had is truly admirable. You can watch his incredible acting chops in films like Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes, Zodiac, and the Avengers.
Mark Wahlberg – $225m
Mark Wahlberg started out as a model for Cavin Klein and being part of New Kids on the Block. He became even more successful and popular when he ventured into acting and producing. The projects he has worked on are Ted, Transformers, The Fighter, and The Departed. He tied the knot with Rhea Durham and they have four kids.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245m
Are you one of those people who think Leo DiCaprio winning an Oscar was a long time coming? Well, even if you aren’t, we’re sure you agree that he deserves it. A few of his acting credits include Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Blood Diamond, and the Revenant. He is also quite passionate about climate change – even working on the documentary Before The Flood!
Peter Sallis – $245m
This British actor became popular after he voiced Wallace in Wallace & Gromit. Besides his voiceover work, Peter Sallis appeared on the BBC show Last of the Summer Wine as Norman Clegg. In June 2017, he passed away at the age of 96.
George Clooney – $250m
George Clooney had his beginning on the series ER. He has earned a name for himself thanks to his acting skills, good looks, and charm. He advocates human rights and is an environmental activist, like his pal Leo DiCaprio. He has also ventured into producing. To this day, he is still one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs!
Will Smith – $260m
Will Smith first rose to fame as the Fresh Prince, but he has definitely come a long way. This man shows no signs of stopping, having starred in films like Men In black, Wild Wild West, Bad Boys, Ali, Hitch, I Am Legend, Hancock, Suicide Squad, and many others. He also produced movies, including The Secret Life of Bees, Annie, and The Karate Kid.
Sean Connery – $300m
In case you didn’t know, Sean Connery was a milkman before. The Oscar winner is known for portraying James Bond, among other things. Aside from that, he appeared in Macbeth, The Hunt for Red October, First Knight, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Untouchables. He has also worked as a producer like many other actors but he has retired from acting. Queen Elizabeth knighted Sean Connery.
Bjorn Ulvaeus – $300m
Bjorn co-founded the legendary band Abba. We bet nobody anticipated how big they were going to be. Bjorn also did some composing. What’s more, he co-produced the musical movie Mamma Mia!
Jackie Chan – $300m
Jackie Chan is surely among the most well-known actors and martial artists in history. For someone his age, the Hong Kong native definitely looks amazing. In 1988, he hit it big in Hollywood being a comedic actor. We’re just glad to hear he remains active in the industry!
Bruce Springsteen – $300m
Bruce Springsteen is undoubtedly a great musician. The Boss has had a lot of success throughout his career. He has been performing since the 60s, but his breakthrough came later, in the ‘70s. He has won numerous Grammy awards and has received plenty of nominations. In addition, he won Best Original Song twice at the Golden Globe Awards and once at the Academy Awards.
Keanu Reeves – $350m
Keanu Reeves seems to be able to do anything. He has starred in action movies and romantic comedies alike! The 1985 film One Step Away is where he had his onscreen debut. Since then, he has starred in hit movies, including Speed, Constantine, The Matrix, The Whole Truth, The Neon Demon, Something’s Gotta Give, The Lake House, and John Wick, among others. In case you didn’t know, he is quite a motorcycling enthusiast, even starting his own custom motorcycle shop Arch Motorcycle Company!
Jessica Alba – $350m
Jessica Alba started acting at the age of 13, and the bulk of her fortune is from her acting gigs. This beautiful and talented lady also started her own business called The Honest Company.
Taylor Swift – $360m
Taylor Swift is one of the biggest pop stars now and her songs like Love Story, Our Song, Tim McGraw, Shake It Off, and Bad Blood have become massive hits. The musician has also tried her hand at acting, playing minor roles in movies, such as The Giver and Valentine’s Day.
Clint Eastwood – $375m
Clint Eastwood had his beginnings as an actor, but he later focused on producing and directing instead. His movies have earned him a lot of awards over the years. The impressive titles he has worked on include Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper, and Letters from Iwo Jima!
Sylvester Stallone – $400m
Talented actor Sylvester Stallone has starred in iconic films like Rocky and Rambo. In case you didn’t know, the action star became a boxing promoter in the ‘80s. Though he has had two previous marriages, he has been married to Jennifer Flavin since 1997. He is a father of five.
Johnny Depp – $400m
Yet another Hollywood veteran, Johnny Depp only started earning a lot in the past decade. Known for portraying off-kilter characters, the actor starred in Edward Scissorhands, Chocolat, Nightmare on Elm Street, Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Pirates of the Caribbean, among others.
Jack Nicholson $400m
Jack Nicholson continues to be an enigma in the industry. He is so talented and wealthy that he can be picky with the roles he plays these days. Some of the works he starred in are Mars Attacks, Something’s Gotta Give, A Few Good Men, The Departed, The Bucket List, The Witches of Eastwick, and Batman.
Mel Gibson – $425m
Mel Gibson might not be winning hearts right now, but the fact is he is worth a lot of money. In fact, he single-handedly funded Passion of the Christ! The controversial figure is known for starring in Lethal Weapon, The Patriot, What Women Want, and Braveheart.
Peter Jackson – $450m
The successful Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit were all directed by Peter Jackson. He has a Golden Globe, three Academy Awards, and four BAFTAs. He is also passionate about historical preservation. Cool.
Victoria Beckham – $450m
Victoria had her beginnings as member of the Spice Girls. She is definitely a beautiful and talented lady. She amassed her fortune when she went into fashion design and became a businesswoman.
Beyoncé Knowles – $450m
Former Destiny’s Child Beyoncé reached new heights after she went solo. Her husband is talented musician Jay Z. With how talented she is, it’s not a surprise that Queen Bey has $450 million to her name.
James Patterson – $470m
Bestselling author James Patterson has been well compensated for his writing skills, particularly for his books which received onscreen adaptations. Some of his popular works are Women’s Murder Club, Zoo, 1st to Die, Cross, Sunday at Tiffany’s, Kiss the Girls, and Along Came a Spider.
Rush Limbaugh – $470m
Radio host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh has a popular yet controversial radio show called The Rush Limbaugh Show. He isn’t afraid to voice out his conservative opinions.
Coldplay – $475m
British rock band Coldplay’s level of fame is something only few music groups can reach. The band has released seven albums and has done a lot of tours. Coldplay was formed in 1996 and consists of Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Johnny Buckland, and Chris Martin. Fun fact: They were once called Starfish and Pectoralz.
Tom Cruise – $500m
Tom Cruise was called Mr. Reliable for making such a big impact on the industry. Any film he appears in was a guaranteed hit! Some of the successful projects he has worked on are Top Gun, Mission Impossible, Eyes Wide Shut, Jerry McGuire, Jack Reacher, Minority Report, and The Last Samurai.
Elton John – $500m
Sir Elton John’s career might have reached its peak in the ’70s, but to this day, he continues to be relevant. Can you imagine what it must be like performing for around five decades? He has taken home a Tony, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, five Grammys, and five Brit Awards, among other things. He is also passionate about raising awareness on HIV/AIDS – so much that he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Mariah Carey – $520m
Yet another musician with a whopping net worth, Mariah Carey has put in a ton of effort to make her career successful. This diva surely deserves everything she has achieved!
Shah Rukh Khan – $600m
Shah Rukh Khan is reportedly the highest-grossing Bollywood actor in history. The King of Bollywood has worked on 80 films and has won numerous awards. He has tied the knot with Gauri and they are parents to three children. Interestingly, he is Muslim while she is Hindu.
Chuck Lorre – $600m
Composer, writer, and producer for TV Chuck Lorre is best known for having created The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. Lorre has revealed that it was not always easy. He once commented, “I am wired on some deep level to seek out something to be worried and obsess about.”
Celine Dion – $630m
Celine Dion has amassed her massive fortune thanks to her album sales and her residency at the MGM Grand Vegas. The talented musician will remain relevant forever. “My Heart Will Go On” will be forever relevant. People all over the world also adore her albums Taking Chances, Let’s Talk About Love, A New Day Has Come, Miracle, and One Heart.
Dr. Dre – $700m
NWA Records founder Dr. Dre discovered Eminem and established the electronics company Beats By Dre. Clearly, he put in the work to get to $700M. He has also tried his hand at acting. His onscreen debut was in the 1996 film Set It Off. Fairly recently, Dr. Dre produced Straight Outta Compton, a biographical film.
James Cameron – $700m
This talented director is responsible for Avatar and Titanic. You might not know this but he met his wife, Suzy Amis, when he was directing Titanic. She played the protagonist’s granddaughter at the time. In addition, James Cameron is an environmentalist and philanthropist who makes generous contributions to various causes.
Jay-Z – $700m
Considered the Godfather of Rap, Jay-Z has been in the music biz for thirty years now. He is not only a rapper but also a music producer. In case you didn’t know, he is married to Beyoncé. He has gone into producing films as well and one of his recent works is the film Annie.
P Diddy – $760m
Sean Combs, or more popularly known as P Diddy, might not have been in the limelight recently, but his $760M wealth is still intact. He continues to be in the background as he ventures into the film industry and alcohol business.
Madonna – $800m
Madonna has had an incredible career. Over the years, the Queen of Pop has built up a massive fortune. In case you didn’t know, she has ventured into acting, as well. She has three children: Lourdes, David, and Rocco.
U2 – $838m
U2 is among the greatest bands in the world. They started nearly four decades ago and they have earned $800 million since then! In 1976, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton, and the Edge formed U2. The Irish band has surely been through a lot together and has definitely made a mark on history.
Jerry Bruckheimer – $850m
Bigshot Hollywood movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer has amassed $850 million! This isn’t surprising, though, considering he has worked on some of the biggest projects in Hollywood ever, like Top Gun, Armageddon,Con Air, Bad Boys, Beverly Hills Cop, Pearl Harbor, and Black Hawk Down. Some of the TV shows he has done are The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and CSI.
J.K. Rowling – $1bn
When the Harry Potter books hit it big, J.K. Rowling was also thrust into the limelight. You might find it hard to believe but she was once on welfare. This is certainly an inspiring rags-to-riches story. The magical world she has introduced is amazing.
Paul McCartney – $1.2bn
Paul McCartney’s success in the music world is unparalleled. He rarely plays nowadays, but he doesn’t really need to anymore. In case you missed it, he made an appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. His fans know that in 2016, he released a collection with his entire discography.
Andrew Lloyd Webber – $1.2bn
Probably the most successful living composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber created Cats, the fourth longest-running show on Broadway. Of course, his other musical, The Phantom of the Opera, takes the top spot. He has won Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards. He also has a number of Tonys and Grammys under his belt.
Jami Gertz – $2bn
You likely remember Jami Gertz from Twister, Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Quicksilver, Less Than Zero, and Sixteen Candles. On the small screen, she has worked on projects like Still Standing and The Neighbors. She has tied the knot with Antony Ressler, and they have gone into business ventures together.
Oprah Winfrey – $3.2bn
Oprah Winfrey built up her massive fortune thanks to her hard work, excellent business skills, and maybe a bit of luck. Of course, her talk show really helped her and her own network, as well. She has ventured into acting, but only takes on the right roles for her. Most of the roles she has played represent strong African-American women.
Steven Spielberg – $3.6bn
Steven Spielberg has made billions thanks to his hit movies like Jaws ET, Super 8, and. He has a really huge influence on the collective human psyche and pop culture. His art certainly deserves the recognition that it has received.
George Lucas – $5.4bn
George Lucas created Star Wars. Disney later purchased it for $4 billion! Clearly, this exponentially increased his net worth! Did you know he co-wrote and co-created the Indiana Jones films? This is a man with an overflowing amount of talent.
Jenna Jameson – $10m
Jenna Jameson worked in the adult industry in the ’90s. She has made appearances in many films, directed several movies, and published some books. She has gone into retirement, though her legacy will surely last a lifetime.
Jim Carrey – $150 million
Jim Carrey is known for his hilarious movies like The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Bruce Almighty, and Ace Ventura. Though he is known for being a comedic actor, he has shown his serious acting chops, as well. You can watch him in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Bad Batch, and The Number 23. What a legend!
Queen Elizabeth II – $485 million
No one should really be surprised to see her on this list. The Queen seems to have had financial ups and downs, but her wealth remains impressive.
Bill Cosby – $400m
Bill Cosby has a net worth of $400 million. However, The Cosby Show star was in the headlines recently after several allegations against him surfaced. He had a well-publicized trial, with the media covering it until he was convicted. It was a really big deal since some allegations were from the ’60s. 60 women stepped forward to accuse Cosby.
Stan Lee – $50 – 80 million
Stan Lee is perhaps the most successful and famous comic book writer in history. He created the Marvel characters, after all. Though his net worth was massive, some people think it should have been higher. He apparently made poor business decisions before. On November 12, 2018, he passed away.
Lady Gaga – $300 million
Lady Gaga is surely a star and could be the reason why the talented musician was cast to play the lead in the critically-acclaimed film A Star Is Born. She started her career in the entertainment industry back in 2008 and has definitely come a long way. Her loyal fans (called Little Monsters) gravitated towards her due to her talent and charisma. We can see why she has a massive net worth.
Mike Tyson – $3m
Former professional boxer Mike Tyson might have had his ups and downs but he was once the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. To this day, he remains the youngest boxer who has won a heavyweight title (he was 20 years old). Nowadays, his estimated net worth is $3 million but he was worth around $300 million at one point in his career. He ended up losing a lot of his money, though.