Its another lovely Saturday and true to this categories we take a look at some of the Celebrities in the world whose fame has brought them so much riches. According to Forbes, These world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019 after the global pandemic that brought the world to her knees. Some popular celebrities who didn’t make the list were due to the criteria of basic net worth. This list should not in any way be confused with the Highest paid celebrities. Hopefully that will come in future editions of our Top 10 List. But for now, here is a quick-hit list of the top 10 richest celebrities in the world right now:
10) Jay-Z net worth $1 billion
Jay-Z is an American rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and music mogul with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Jay-Z has managed to retain rights to his music, which is a major factor in his continued rising net worth over the years. In 2008, he got married to famous singer Beyonce. The power couple have combined estimated net worth of $1.4 billion. His albums include Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, American Gangster and 4:44. He is the only rapper with over 22 Grammy awards along with 216 music nominations.
9) JK Rowling Net Worth of $1 billion.
JK Rowling an author, screenwriter, and philanthropist well known for creating the Harry Potter franchise has a Net Worth of $1 billion. From a humble beginning as teacher who was extremely poor to the extent of living on Government welfare support she rose to become of the most celebrated British author. Her Harry Potter book series which was adapted into films saw her net worth rise to join the list of the richest celebrities in the world. With several awards also to her name. Amazing for a lady who once lived in poverty.
8) Paul McCartney net worth $1.2 billion
A song writer, singer, musician and composer. This British music icon is the writer of some of the world’s most famous songs. Paul McCartney earlier success came as a result of being a founding member of The Beatles and also as a successful solo artist. His contributions to The Beatles success has spawned many of their most popular songs. Even with the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, McCartney still continues to top the music charts with his hit albums and worldwide tours. He made Guinness book of records as the most successful singer worth billions of dollars. Some of his albums include Egypt Station, New, Tug of Life. He has won several awards in his career.
7) Michael Jordan net worth $2.2 billion
Could we ever have a Top 10 richest celebrities without a mention of sports icons such as the revered basket ball legend. Michael Jordan’s $2.2 billion net worth makes him the richest athlete in the world. Even though he is regarded as the greatest basketball player ever, most of his wealth were not earned from NBA salaries. Taking into consideration in total his NBA salaries, he earned around $94 million. So how did he earn his fortune? First he earned more than $1.6 billion from endorsements, most notably from Nike and Gatorade till date. The remainder of his net worth came following his investment in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. He is the majority owner, after bought in for the first time in 2006. The famous athlete made his debut in the Chicago Bulls at an early age and retired from the game in 2003.
6) Jami Gertz net worth $3 billion
Jami Gertz is an actress, philanthropist, and sports team owner is worth around $3 billion. The bulk of Gertz’s worth came about following her marriage to billionaire Tony Ressler, the co-founder of Ares Management. Gertz and Ressler both have ownership stakes in the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Brewers. There’s something also special about this actor, she is also known for her generosity as a donor to a number of charitable causes as she tops the lists of top celebrity donors. It is worthy to note that she was already rich prior to becoming an actress.
5) Donald Trump net worth $3.1 billion
It is highly debated in several areas on whether or not Donald Trump who is presently the US president belongs to the list of the richest celebrities. Prior to emerging as President, he was both a businessman and a celebrity. The two identities are unarguably intertwined. He was famous for being a businessman and he made a very successful business thanks largely to his fame. Even after becoming a politician and President, Donald is still been associated as a celebrity than anything else.
4) Kanye West net worth $3.2 billion
Few years ago this Music star would never have dreamed of being in the top 10 list. But with a great fortune Kanye who recently indicated interest to contest the US presidency became a billionaire officially in 2020 thanks to the explosive success from the Yeezy clothing brand. In 2019 Yeezy generated $1.5 billion in revenue which earned him a $154 million royalty payment. Between 2020 and 2026, Kanye is projected to personally earn $2.2 billion in royalties alone off Yeezy. As of April 2020, Kanye West’s net worth is $3.2 billion.
Before we mention our Top 3 richest celebrities. Here are few mention of others among the list. David Copperfield, a magician and actor with net worth $1 Billion. Jerry Seinfeld an actor, writer, and comedian known for creating one of the most popular sitcoms of all time has a Net Worth of $950 million. P Diddy, Born Sean Combs, a rapper, entrepreneur, and designer. His net worth stands around $885 million. Madonna a singer and actress with a net worth of around $850 million. Dr. Dre an American rapper, entrepreneur, and producer has amassed a net worth of around $820 million. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer whose net worth stands at roughly $800 million.
Now back to our Top 3 richest celebrities in the world.
3) Oprah Winfrey net worth $3.5 billion
Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose net worth is around $3.5 million. For a lady who had a tough time growing up as a teenager. Oprah came to national limelight with her Oprah Winfrey Show, which grew to emerge as one of the most successful talk shows in the country, making her one of the most influential women in the world. Her show has featured prominent celebrities and world leaders. Through her Harpo production company, She has managed to build her empire while branching out into a number of other areas, including film, publishing, and the creation of a television network.
2) Steven Spielberg net worth $3.7 billion
Second on the list is Steven Spielberg a director, screenwriter, and producer best known for creating the concept of the Hollywood blockbuster. Spielberg who has been a film lover from is childhood hit the limelight after the release of the horror film Jaws in 1975. Other hits followed which included the Indiana Jones franchise, E.T., and Jurassic Park, The Goonies, Gremlins, and the Back to the Future franchise.
He is a Three times Academy Award winner with several Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. This Film director whose short film “Escape to Nowhere got his first award t the age of 13 has showed persistence in ones passion surely gets rewarded.
1) George Lucas net worth $5.7 billion (Aug 2020)
Its amazing to think just how much money this director made off from his film franchise. George Lucas is presently the richest celebrity in the world 2020. He is the chairman of Lucas Film. George Lucas is a director, film producer, and writer with a net worth of around $5.7 billion.
He is known as the creator of the most successful film franchises in history: Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and has produced a number of other hit movies over the years, Nominated for Four Academy awards with several achievements such as the Life Achievement award (2005)
Lucas has so far earned a whopping $4.1 billion from the sale of Star Wars to Disney in 2012, having cemented his legacy as one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.
Stay tuned for our next Top 10 list edition next Saturday.
Sources: https://www.celebritynetworth.com, https://passionbuz.com