These celebrities have risen to the top, and are worth an astounding amount of money. You will never guess what your favorite stars have racked up over the years and how they did it. Let’s find out.
Duck Dynasty’s merchandise empire is around $400 million, with nearly half of their fortune thanks to the large retailer, Wallmart. Walmart announced at their annual shareholder’s meeting that the best-selling item of apparel for both men and women was the reality show’s T-shirt. Their duck-calling business sold in 2013 and was worth around $50 million in added revenue. Can you believe?
John Travolta – $170m
John Travolta became a true star, in the 1970s, for his performances in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease.” The role of Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction” got him nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. His fame continued as he starred in movies such as “Hairspray.” He recently starred in the TV series about the case of O.J Simpson. He will always be a household name.
A young star considering her net worth, Ariana Grande has a huge base of adorable fans who continue to love and support her. In 2011, she released her first single ‘Put Your Hearts Up’ and her album ‘Your Truly’ soared to the top spot in the US Billboard 200 within a month of its release. Today her net worth is $50 million and growing!
Jeffree Star Cosmetics became a worldwide makeup brand and he shot to fame thanks to his YouTube channel, which continues to grow. He has acquired over 9 million subscribers and over 1 billion views in 2018 alone. Jeffree Star’s net worth is $50 million dollars.
Denzel Washington – $190m
Denzel is known as a big player in Hollywood. He is renowned for playing iconic roles, in movies “Remember the Titans,” and “Training Day.” In 2002, he took the role of director for the film “Antwone Fisher.” He continues to act, direct, and produce helping his net worth grow to an astounding $190 million.
Sandra Bullock – $200m
Sandra Bullock became a household name in the 1990s, Her lead roles to date was her performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in “The Blind Side.” She also owns a production company called Fortis Films, which has produced films such as “Two weeks Notice” and “All About Steve.” She is worth a jaw-dropping $200 million.
Robert De Niro – $200m
Robert De Niro is one of the greats, and has starred in the most iconic films ever born, such as “The Godfather III,” “Goodfellas,” and “Taxi Driver.” He founded the Tribeca Film Festival and the famous restaurant Nobu. he continues to act today, helping to boost this bountiful fortune of $200 million.
Harrison Ford – $230m
Harrison Ford is the highest grossing actor in Hollywood history, all thanks to the good old “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” According to the Box Office, “The Force Awakens” racked up $770 million alone. He is also known for starring in other films including the “Indiana Jones” franchise.
Frank Fritz – $4m
Fritz rose to fame when he was approached by the History Channel network due to his expert knowledge on antiques. And thus, American Pickers was born. Now a reality star as well as an antique dealer, his net worth has risen exceptionally and he is now worth around $4 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245m
Leonardo stole the hearts of millions of girls in Romeo in “Romeo + Juliet,” and then as Jack in “Titanic.” Leonardo was finally awarded the Oscar he deserved, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, in 2016, for “The Revenant.” His talent has no bounds.
George Clooney – $250m
George Clooney got his big break on the NBC drama “ER.” In 2009, he was included in “Time’s” annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World.” He has built up around $250 million and will always be known as Hollywood’s silver foxed hottie.
Will Smith – $260m
Will Smith won the first Grammy ever won for the newly created Rap category. He made his acting debut on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He quickly became a star when he transitioned into movies. He landed roles in “Independence Day,” “Bad Boys,” and “Men in Black.”
Cher – $320m
Cher’s hit songs like “Believe” and “Strong Enough” will go down in history. She has played roles on the big screen in “Mask,” “Moonstruck,” and “The Witches of Eastwick.” She is scheduled to have a residency show, “Classic Cher,” that will take place in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. we can’t wait.
Mike Wolfe – $5m
The first cast member of American Pickers, Mike Wolfe was actually one of the creators from the very beginning. For each season of the show, Wolfe earns $500,000 – and we’re guessing that has gone up and an awful lot since the show first began. Today, he has a net worth of $5 million.
Chris Tucker – Negative $11.5m
This American comedian and actor took advantage of his massive fortune but got a bit too confident. He made it so big after appearing in the “Rush Hour” trilogy, with Jackie Chan, he was once considered the highest paid actor in Hollywood when he received $25 million for his role in “Rush Hour 3.” However, today tells a different story, he has publicly stated he can not afford to pay his bills. He now has a net worth of negative $11.5 million.
Floyd Mayweather – $340m
Floyd May weather got his biggest achievement to date in 2015, when he fought Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather went home with a win AND $240 million. Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015. Will he come back?
Jessica Alba – $350m
Alba’s a beauty in Hollywood. Her notable films are “Honey,” “Sin City,” “Fantastic Four,” and “Good Luck Chuck.” Outside of acting, Alba is also the co-found of the Honest Company (manufacturer of eco-friendly baby and cleaning products). Through this Alba’s net worth is $350 million.
Danielle Colby – $1.5m
Another member of the American Pickers cast, Danielle Colby’s life has also changed thanks to the show. A fan of dancing, she earns an additional income from burlesque dancing and her own boutique. As of 2018, she has a net worth of $1.5 million and we have no doubt that is sure to increase.
Charlize Theron – $120m
Charlize Theron became an international phenomenon, in 2003, when she was cast in the film “Monster.” She won an Academy Award, and also a Golden Globe. She now has various endorsement deals, including becoming the face of Christian Dior perfume “J’Adore.” Charlize is worth $120 million and has cemented herself as a true star.
Hugh Hefner – $50m
Hugh Hefner RIP revolutionized the publishing industry with Playboy magazine in 1953. He also produced music festivals and created a chain of nightclubs and resorts. Sadly, Hefner passed away at the age of 91, in September 2017, of natural causes. At the time of his death, his estimated net worth was $50 million. However, the sale of his mansion earned him a hefty $100 million.
Mick Jagger – $360m
Jagger has been described as one of the most influential artists in the history of Rock & Roll. He also released a few solo albums and appeared in multiple films. This member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has climbed his way to $360 million.
Clint Eastwood- $375m
Clint Eastwood is one of the most iconic actors and directors in Hollywood to date. He won Best Picture & Director Oscars for the movies “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby,” as well as nominated for Best Actor. He has a net worth of $375 million.
Holly Willoughby-£5 million
The beautiful British Television presenter has got an eye-watering sum this year from her own media company. Holly, 36, and husband Dan Baldwin, reportedly paid themselves £1 million from their company Roxy media. It was revealed earlier this year that Holly also got a huge pay rise for her This Morning TV role. She gained £200,000 extra so that her wage matched that of her co-star Phillip Schofield.
Dr. Phil – $400m
Some may be surprised by this. Dr. Phil has Oprah to thank, for receiving his own self-titled show. A lesser known fact is that Dr. Phil launched the “Doctors on Demand” app, which connects users to psychologists and he is also an executive producer on “The Doctors.”
Johnny Depp – $400m
Johnny Depp is known for playing strange and eccentric characters such as “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Captain Jack Sparrow, in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise also won him critical acclaim. Depp has a net worth of $400 million but rumors are swirling that he is squandering it away.
Pippa Middleton-$2.6 billion
Pippa is the sole director and shareholder of PXM Enterprises Limited, which is currently listed as a limited company, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and a columnist for Waitrose Kitchen. She’s also the digital editor for her family’s online company, Party Pieces. As a result of her multiple sources of income, her net worth is currently estimated at $294,000. While Pippa’s success is inarguably impressive, her husband’s is, too. Her beau James Matthews is the CEO of Eden Rock Capital Management Group. He is also a former racing driver. The business tycoon is reportedly worth more than $2.6 billion.
After making over $90 million with the Indianapolis Colts, he quickly signed a five-year deal, with the Denver Broncos, making him the best regular-season quarterback in the history of the NFL.
Jack Nicholson – $400m
Nicholson- another great actor. He has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards. Nicholson is also only one of two actors to receive Oscar nominations in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. Although he has not acted in a big film since 2008, he will always be seen as one of the most respected actors in Hollywood.
Mel Gibson – $425m
Actor and director, Mel Gibson, is best known for his memorable roles in renowned blockbusters “Lethal Weapon,” and “Braveheart.” For “Braveheart,” Gibson has bagged himself two Academy Awards, for Best Director and Best Picture. He most recently directed the 2016 movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” which has received positive reviews. He has had negative press in the past, but he is definitely a talent. His net worth is currently $425 million.
Peter Jackson – $450m
Peter Jackson is most widely recognized for his multi-award winning film adaption of “The Lord of the Rings,” and “The Hobbit” trilogy. “The Lord of the Rings” series is undoubtedly seen as one of the best franchises ever to have been created.
Victoria Beckham – $450m
Victoria Beckham rose to fame as a pop star in the early 1990s, with girl band the “Spice Girls.” However, she has transitioned to becoming a respected fashion designer and
Beyoncé Knowles – $450m
Queen Bey’s one of the biggest superstars of all time. Her most recent platinum-selling album “Lemonade,” made her the first female artist in history to chart 12 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. In 2016, she co-founded Ivy Park, an activewear clothing line for women. Beyonce’s net worth is $450 million.
Tom Cruise – $500m
Tom Cruise is Mr “Mission: Impossible,” and also gained critical acclaim for his roles in “A Few Good Men,” “War of the Worlds,” and “Jerry Maguire.” The superstar actor has also produced several films including the “Mission: Impossible” films and “Jack Reacher.” A large amount of his earnings have apparently gone to the Church of Scientology.
Elton John – $500m
Born Reginald Dwight, Elton John started playing the piano at a young age. John continues to tour, compose, and release best-selling albums. He owns the Rocket Music Entertainment Group, an artist management company for artists such as Ed Sheeran and Empire of the Sun. His career continues to flourish into his 70’s, and his fortune is close to $500 million. He recently said he wants to go out with a bang before he retires, with a three-year world tour.
Bono – $600m
The Irish singer-songwriter is best known for being the lead vocalist in the band U2. However, he has also many other investments outside of music. He is heavily involved Philanthropy, giving a lot of his net worth away, yet it is still $600 million. Wow.
James Cameron – $700m
James Cameron is a directing genius. He is the creative mind behind films such as “Terminator,” “True Lies,” and “Aliens.” He also is responsible for the highest grossing movies of all time “Titanic” and “Avatar.” Being one of the most successful directors ever have given Cameron a $700 million net worth.
Dr. Dre – $710m
In the late 1980s, Dr. Dre caused chaos, in the music scene, with NWA due to their violent and controversial lyrics. However, their first album “Straight Outta Compton” went double platinum and is still called one of the most groundbreaking albums to this day. In 1996, Dr. Dre founded Aftermath Entertainment, where he signed artists like Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. He also founded Beats Electronics LLC, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. that produces audio products. His wealth amounts to an astounding $710m.
P. Diddy – $750m
He has gone by a plethora of names such as Puff Daddy or Sean Combs, but no matter what, P. Diddy has risen to the top of the hip-hop empire. He owns a record company, Bad Boy Records, with clients such as Craig Mack and Faith Evans. The record producer also designs a fashion line called “Sean John.” He recently placed first on the 2016 Forbes Five, a ranking of the world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists, with a net worth of $750 million.
Tom Brady-$180 million
Throughout his 17-year NFL career, Brady’s contracts have grossed the four-time Super Bowl MVP $196,166,804 in cash earnings. And what’s more the champ isn’t planning on hanging up his boots up any time in the near future.
Michael Jordan’s net worth makes him the richest man in sports worldwide. By the time Jordan left the NBA in 2003, he had made just over $94 million for the Chicago Bulls, and later the Washington Wizards. Since leaving basketball, Jordan has made more than $100 million in advertisement deals.
Madonna – $800m
This famous “Material Girl” has been called one of the most influential musical artists of all time. She began her singing career in 1983, and by the early 90s she was showing off her talents as an actress. She landed roles alongside Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own,” and the title role in “Evita,” She is unstoppable, and has a net worth of $800 million.
Christina El Moussa – $4m
HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” power couple, Christina and Tarek El Moussa recently shocked fans with their split. The pair became hugely successful, buying houses at a low price and flipping them for a big profit, racking up quite a net worth. They did announce that they will continue working together. Phew.
Felicity Jones – $6m
Felicity Jones really hit the spotlight in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” and “The Theory of Everything.” Her roles as Jane Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” received an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. We can only expect more to come from the british beauty.
Lamar Odom – $30m
Professional Basketball player, Lamar Odom has an incredible net worth of $30 million. In 1999, he was drafted in the first round of the draft, with the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. He also played on the U.S. National Team and won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. After he married Khloe Kardashian in 2009 he became the talk of the town. That didn’t last long.
Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Parker Schnabel – $2m
Parker Schnabel is known for being one of the main stars of “Gold Rush Alaska” and the spin-off series “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail.” “Gold Rush Alaska” revolves around the mining efforts of several family-run companies in Canada. Parker has mined $13 million in gold.
Larry David – $800m
David has earned most of his wealth for being the creator, head writer and executive producer of the popular sitcom, “Seinfeld.” David has gained further recognition for the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which he also created, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. This comical and notable figure has earned himself an incredible fortune of $800 million.
Rodriguez is one of the most well-known and respected names in baseball, and was one of the highest-paid players in the game. In 2001, his 10-year deal worth $252 million with the Texas Ranger, was the biggest contract in baseball history at the time. In 2003 he went to the New York Yankees, where he stayed until his retirement last year.
Daniel Craig – $95m
Daniel Craig famously replaced Pierce Brosnan, in 2005, as the new James Bond. He played the character in 4 movies, and is rumored to feature in another one. He has also appeared in big movies such as “Layer Cake,” “Munich,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Today he has racked up an impressive net worth.
Bruce Springsteen, is one of the most successful musicians of all time, with classics such as “Born to Run,” and “Born in the U.S.A.” He has sold over 120 million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards including twenty Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, two Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.
J. K Rowling- $1b
J.K. Rowling changed the lives of adults and children when she released her first Harry Potter book in 1997. Harry Potter quickly became a global phenomenon. The book was adapted to film, video game, and an interactive theme park. Released in 2016, Rowling also wrote and produced the Harry Potter film prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” J.K. Rowling is now a billionaire. She has given a lot away to charity.
“The Oprah Winfrey Show” debuted in 1984 and quickly became very successful. The media mogul now owns her TV network, “OWN,” and production company “Harpo Productions,” along with books and magazines. Her personal wealth is now over $3 billion. Wow!
By the mid-1990s. Dion’s fame reached new heights, as she established herself as one of the most popular musical artists globally. Her “Titanic” theme song “My Heart Will Go On” became a worldwide sensation, to this day. It is no wonder her net worth is $630 million.
Best known as America’s #1 bolshy radio-personality, Stern’s biography was eventually turned into a movie and grossed over $14 million in the box office opening weekend. He currently is a judge on “America’s Got Talent.”
George Lucas is famous for creating one of the most popular franchises: “Star Wars” which earned over $5 billion worldwide. In 2012, Lucas announced that he signed a deal to sell his entire Lucasfilm company to Disney for a whopping $4 billion. We can’t even fathom.
Natalie Portman – $60m
Natalie Portman won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan.” In 2016, she played the title role in “Jackie,” which received rave reviews. She started acting at 13 years old, and has grown her net worth to $60 million. Wow.
Emma Watson – $70m
Emma became a child sensation, at just 9-years-old, when she won the role of Hermoine Granger, in the “Harry Potter” franchise. Aside from acting, Emma has modeled for Burberry and other big fashion names. Watson is also extremely involved in advocating for women’s rights and is a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Her fame continues to grow, just like her bank account at $70 million.
Cuban is an American entrepreneur, best known for being a judge on the reality TV series “Shark Tank.” In 1999, he sold his company Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. Today he owns the Dallas Mavericks, Magnolia Pictures, and is the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He has also written e-books and children’s books. He won’t rest until the next deal is found.
The Kardashian family have really cashed in on their reality show fame. Kim has become quite the entrepreneur and has a net worth of about $175 million. She has recently brought out a line of perfumes, a beauty range under her name, and has her own gaming app. She is also an executive producer on the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
In 2006 the son of the Duck Dynasty clan, started another company, called Buck Commander. He also got another show by the same title on the Outdoor channel. Through the family business and his own reality television show, Willie Robertson has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Mark Wahlberg- $250m
Wahlberg was a rapper, dancer, and model in the early ’90s. He has been in blockbusters such as Ted and Transformers and earned a Golden Globe nomination for ‘The Fighter’. He was named Hollywood’s highest paid actor in 2017, but is no stranger to controversy when he reportedly made 4x the amount of his female co-star Michelle Williams. His current net worth is $250 Million.
Jimmy Kimmel – $35m
In 2003, he was given his own late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” This show is now one of the most popular host shows and Kimmel reportedly receives a $10 million salary. Not a bad gig.
Angelina Jolie – $160m
Angelina Jolie wen from a troubled teen in “Girl, Interrupted,” to the classic Disney Villain in “Maleficent.” She is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, and has a net worth of $160 million.
Nadya Suleman – $1m
Nadya Suleman, also known as ‘octomon’ became known for giving birth to octuplets and documenting her journey. Her net worth of $1m comes mainly from media appearances. However, on May 1st 2012, Suleman filed for bankruptcy claiming to be nearly $1 million in debt.
Cheryl Ladd -$9.3m
Cheryl Ladd is said to have an estimated net worth of $9.3 million. She has achieved success as a singer, actor, and an author, which has helped her gain an enviable financial status. Her memorable roles in various television series like Charlie’s Angels shot her to fame. She continues acting, and recently, she appeared in a thriller movie, Unforgettable.
Gordon Ramsay – $140m
This chef, restaurateur, and reality television star is famous for his bouts of anger, but also for being a leader in the culinary industry. Ramsay owns many high-end restaurants, and has his own reality shows “Hell’s Kitchen.” In 2013, he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Ramsay is continuing to cook up ideas, so we are sure that this whopping $140 million is set to grow.
Jennifer Lawerence – $110m
In 2012, she landed her biggest role to date as Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” trilogy. She quickly became Hollywood’s hottest actress, landing roles in “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and 2016’s “Passengers.” Her net worth is already $130 million and growing. Lucky for some.
Todd Hoffman- $5m
Todd Hoffman is an American businessman and reality star. The 47-year-old is best known for being the creator of his show Gold Rush. Todd invested around $1 million to buy some gold-mining accessories in 2010. He managed to make a whopping $3 million by 2012. Todd current estimated earning/salary per season is $400,000.
Honey Boo Boo- $1m
Honey Boo Boo, made her debut on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’, appearing in 36 episodes between 2012 and 2013. She and her mother, “Mama” June Shannon, became the breakout stars of the series, and were given their own spin-off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. It is claimed that Honey Boo Boo herself has $1m in the bank, and that the family received $50,000 per episode for the series.
Richard Rawlings – $15m
Richard Rawlings is best known as the presenter of the Discovery Channel series “Fast N’ Loud.” The show revolves around Rawlings’ business, Gas Monkey Garage. Viewers watch the garage restore old run down cars. Along with Gas Monkey Garage, Rawlings also owns Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and the Gas Monkey Live music venues in Texas. Through the TV series as well as his businesses, Rawlings has been able to build a nice net worth of $15 million.
Meghan Markle will become the newest member of the royal family when she marries Prince Harry in May this year.
Before her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan was best known for her role as Rachel Zane on the television show Suits. Meghan was making more than $50,000 per Suits episode and her annual salary totaled $450,000 which included money gained from acting and sponsorship opportunities. Now that she will be joining the royal family, there is speculation about whether she will inherit money and if this will increase her net worth when she becomes Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex.