In the celeb world which happens to be full of glam and scams, there is always that one celebrity that catches your eye and has you dreaming about the life he/she has. Only, there is no shortage such of filthy rich celebrities whose name stays on the tip of everybody’s tongue and who have set the bar so high, that one could only wish to be in their place.
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- Who is No 1 celebrity in the world?
- Richest celebrity in the world in 2020
- Top 20 richest people
- Who is the richest celebrity in 2020?
- Top 20 richest celebrities
Don’t believe us? See for yourself then! Here is a list of the world’s wealthiest celebrities that will undoubtedly change your mind.
Estimated Net worth: $6.4 billion
One of the most famous film directors of all time, George Lucas happens to be one of the wealthiest celebrities to ever exist. The ‘Star Wars’ creator earned $4 billion alone from the movie itself. He is by far the richest directors in the world with many Academy Award nominations and has also co-created the all-time favourite, ‘Indiana Jones’.
But what does he do with so much money? Lucas has stated in an interview that some of his fortunes are spent on philanthropy and real estate.
At the age of 75, being this rich is only a dream for so many and then comes this man, living the life of people’s dreams!
Estimated Net worth: $3.7 billion
When it comes to fortune and fame, Spielberg has his giant success in the film industry to thank for. Having directed and produced more than a 100 feature films like Jurassic Park, Jaws, and Schindler’s List to name a few, he has made more than $25 billion at the box office itself. He is also a founder of several film production companies like DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and USC Shoah Foundation. No wonder the guy is one of the richest people in Hollywood!
Estimated Net worth: $3 billion
You might remember her from the movie ‘Crossroads’ or the television series ‘Twister’, but Jami, besides being a popular American actress also happens to be a professional sports investor and team owner and a philanthropist.
Although much of her net worth has been derived from her billionaire husband Tony Ressler who has an estimated net worth of about $2.6 billion, she has had a majorly successful career on her own as well. She has starred in many movies and television shows, and we bet some of them are your favourites too!
Estimated Net worth: $2.8 billion
The end of the epic Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011 did not stop her from earning fame and success even after, and her empire stands still with one of the highest net worth. Oprah Winfrey is not merely a celebrity; she is a whole brand by herself and that too one of the most iconic ones. She happens to be one of the richest African American of the 20th century, and that is not the only reason that she happens to be an inspiration for almost everyone. Besides working in the television and film industry, she has also indulged in writing and publishing of books and magazines.
Oprah Winfrey continues to be a worldwide influence, and one of the richest celebrities to ever exist.
Estimated Net worth: $1.6 billion
This billionaire athlete and basketball player is known for his professionalism, skills, and success. He made about a $100 million while he was a player in NBA and thanks to his partnership with Nike, he earned an estimated of $130 million from it just last year. Jordan was already famous, but it was his sponsors that made him more so. Apart from Nike, he still has sponsorship deals with several renowned brands such as Gatorade, Upper Deck and Hanes.
So, the next time someone tells you that sports have no future, do tell them about Jordan.
Estimated Net worth: $1.3 billion
Surely you must be aware of one of the most popular rappers in the rap industry. Kanye Omari West, besides being a rapper, also happens to be a songwriter, record producer and a fashion designer. He has won a total of 259 awards and has been nominated for, even more, almost about 761.
According to Forbes, Kanye has recently catapulted into the billionaire category because of his deal with Adidas for Yeezy, the sneaker brand. And you would be shocked to know that this makes him richer than his younger sister Kylie Jenner, who is supposedly one of the richest self-made celebrities!
Estimated Net worth: $1.2 billion
This famous English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who is the bassist and co-lead vocalist for one of the most legendary bands, The Beatles, happens to be the richest there is in the entire rock industry. As the band continued to gain more and more popularity after dropping iconic singles and albums, Paul became even more prominent. Gradually, he then became one of the most renowned and successful composers. And people were already going crazy over his performances!
Apart from his tremendous success in the field of music, McCartney has also earned quite a huge success as a businessman.
Estimated Net worth: $1 billion
His kingdom continues to flow with wealth and success after being crowned hip-hop’s first billionaire! Shawn Corey Carter who professionally goes by the name Jay Z is not only a rapper and a songwriter but is also a known record executive, a record producer, and a businessman. You might know him as one of the greatest rappers of all time, but his influence expands way more. With a total of 249 award wins and about 400 nominations, Jay Z continues to slay the rap culture and continues to earn more and more success and prosperity.
Estimated Net worth: $950 million
One of the most renowned comedians and actors, Seinfeld has starred in many movies and television shows, like the sitcom ‘Seinfeld’, through which he gained a major part of success. Besides gaining stardom through his area of expertise, which happens to be an observational comedy, he has also earned quite a lot of fame by being a writer and a producer.
Estimated Net worth: $875 million
Ever imagined a magician to surprise you by anything other than his tricks? Well, because this one has surely left you amused just by the mention of his name! At the age of 63, David continues to be the highest-paid magicians, now for the fourth consecutive year. Copperfield has derived a major part of his sum from his famous Vegas show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Impressed yet? If not, then the fact that he happens to hold the world’s largest collection of magic memorabilia will surely do its charm!
Surely these celebrities and stars are involved in many scandalous situations and have their way with money, but that does not change the fact that each one of them has reached a level of respect and popularity in their audiences’ eyes because of their hard work, dedication and passion. No one can become a billionaire or a millionaire in a snap of fingers; it requires immense determination, struggle, and the hunger for success to even get anywhere near to where these famous celebs stand.
But don’t get fooled by the glamour for behind the lights and the camera, they are just people, who have reached their aim after years of hard work and are simply enjoying the fruits of their labour!
Co-author: Khushi Shah
Khushi has just passed her school and is now studying at PDPU. Apart from writing, she likes to sketch and dance. She also has other blogs where she posts proses and poetry.