on Mon Dec 07 2020
We all are well aware of the fact that celebrities are paid quite well for their roles in the various movies and the endorsements that they give in the commercials. While some of these celebrities blow away the money on frivolous things, others make smart investments that help their wealth grow every year even if they are not working in the movies. The latter has created a steady stream of income from the money that they got for their roles and do not rely on the paycheck from the movies to maintain their lifestyle.
Jack Nicholson is quite a famous actor. His last movie came out in 2010 and his next movie was scheduled to come out in 2017 but that never happened. During his lifetime, he has had over sixty high-paying films and he invested his earnings in original art collections, a fleet of vehicles, and houses with million-dollar price tags. An avid golfer, Nicholson has allegedly spent thousands of dollars on golf clubs made from gold, platinum, and carbon fabric. He has a net worth of $400 million.
With a net worth of nearly $220 million, Denzel Washington has been giving us impressive on-screen performances since the 1980s. His movie called Fences earned a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. In 2018, he starred in The Equalizer 2. His IMDb page says that he will be starring as Lord Macbeth in an upcoming Macbeth movie.
One of the best female tennis players in the world, Serena Williams with a fortune of nearly $180 million. She won her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open in 1999 and managed to win four grand slam singles consecutively between 2002 and 2003. Williams is also known as a selfless giver, endeavoring to donate to charity, and is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Taylor Swift is a name that is known to almost everyone in the world. She has a net worth of nearly $400 million and that is attributed to her hit singles and albums over the years. Swift puts her platform and wealth to good use because she has consistently supported numerous philanthropic causes over the years.
Tim McGraw’s success as a country singer is so first-rate that we don’t apologize for being envious. But along with singing, his portfolio can attest that he has done some acting in various television series and movies such as Country Song, Friday Night Lights, and The Blind Side. On the music side of things, he has several recordings that have won industry awards. He has a net worth of nearly $85 million.
Johnny Depp has proven his talent as an actor over the years. This is because he has done justice to a wide range of characters on the big screen. Some of Depp’s most popular roles were in movies like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has a net worth of $200 million.
Jennifer Lawrence only became a household name in the 2010s, but her bank account already has $130 million. This is probably because of the huge roles she’s had on The Hunger Games and X-Men movie franchises. Prior to these successful roles, Lawrence was known for appearing on The Bill Engvall Show, The Burning Plain, Like Crazy, and Winter’s Bone. For her performance in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook, she also won the Best Actress Award at the Oscars.
In the music industry, Britney Spears is considered to be one of the biggest icons in Pop music. Spears rose to fame in the late 1990s and was later referred to as the Princess of Pop. Albums like Oops!… I Did It Again and …Baby One More Time made her a star among the teens. Despite having a massive fortune of $215 million in her bank account, Spears continues to share her talents with the world.
Justin Bieber became a huge star at such a young age and this allowed him to instantly become financially independent. As Bieber got older, he was known for spending his earnings on some nice houses and flashy vehicles. At 26 years old, Bieber possesses a fortune estimated at $285 million. He is also off the market because he’s been married to Hailey Baldwin since 2018. Bieber has been on a hiatus and hasn’t performed in a long time. But, he surprised his fans in April 2019 when he joined Ariana Grande on stage during the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
During the early 1990s, Mark Wahlberg attempted to make it as a rapper. He had his own group called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch but Wahlberg eventually just shifted his focus to acting. He proved he was skilled in acting through the impressive performances he had on Boogie Nights and The Fighter. Wahlberg had also found success as the producer of Entourage. He has also been into making big investments; he is one of the owners of the Wahlburgers chain of hamburger joints and has a net worth of $255 million.
Bruce Willis has been a huge name in showbiz since the 1980s. His first notable role was in the TV series Moonlighting but he achieved greater success when he starred in the Die Hard movies. The star has had a number of business ventures, besides his acting job, making him quite a lot of cash, but one of his most popular ones was the Planet Hollywood-themed restaurant. Willis has also been involved in a lot of real estate investments over the years, bringing his net worth to $200 million.
Clint Eastwood is most definitely a very busy man. He was born in 1930 and became famous during the ’60s by playing in Rawhide and Man With No Name. Eastwood has made a name for himself throughout the years, with his association with successful movies, politics, and having a significant and unknown number of children! Some of his best works are considered to be the movies Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven, and American Sniper, all of which have won multiple Academy Awards. With all this success, Eastwood’s estimated net worth is now $375 million.
During the early 2000s, Jessica Alba became a popular young star in Hollywood, thanks to the role she had in the show called Dark Angel. She eventually started booking big screen roles and many of you probably remember her for starring in Honey, Sin City, and Fantastic Four. Alba has also been earning money from being an entrepreneur over the years and she managed to accumulate $350 million to her name.
Heidi Klum started making a name for herself in the modeling scene back in the late 1990s. She is best remembered for her work with Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated. Klum became even more popular when she was hired to host shows like Project Runway and Germany’s Next Topmodel. Aside from modeling and hosting, Klum was also able to become a fashion designer. Her current fortune is estimated to be at $90 million.
Harvey Weinstein is known for being one of the men behind Miramax. The company has worked on popular films like Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. Weinstein later left Miramax and put up his own film studio called The Weinstein Company. The massive income that Weinstein had earned helped him grow his fortune to $300 million at some point. However, his wealth plummeted by at least half after he was involved in an indecent abuse scandal back in 2017.
Celine Dion started pursuing music in the 1980s but the breakthrough in her career happened in the 1990s. Dion is known for releasing successful albums like Let’s Talk About Love and Falling Into You. She also had a concert residency called A New Day, which is the highest-grossing residency in history. With so many achievements under her name, you shouldn’t be surprised anymore that her net worth is at $800 million these days.
Harrison Ford first rose to worldwide fame for his role in the original Star Wars trilogy as Han Solo. His acting skills in loads of drama and action films saw him become a top-grossing box office star in Hollywood. Other than earning from acting, Harrison also makes cash from royalties from items related to Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Now in his 70s, Ford is not thinking about retirement yet as he will lend his voice to The Secret Life of Pets 2; his first animated film role, bringing his total net worth up to $230 million.
Parker Schnabel used to visit his granddad’s gold mine when he was a kid and he liked it so much that he also wanted to become a miner. This talented guy got control of his family’s business when he was just 16 and expanded the operations using his college funds. Thanks to this contribution, he was able to find precious metals worth $1.4 million when he was still a teenager. His understanding and instincts regarding the process of mining are quite impeccable, and that’s why he is a fan favorite on the TV show Gold Rush Alaska, bringing him a total net worth of $8 million.
Most of you first discovered who Miley Cyrus was when you saw her star in the popular Disney show called Hannah Montana. The show made Cyrus such a huge teen star but she eventually established herself as a singer as well. Cyrus’ earnings from endorsement deals alone were estimated to be over $70 million. Her concert sales over the years had apparently made her over $200 million as well. Today, her total fortune is estimated to be worth $160 million.
The album called One of the Boys was what launched singer Katy Pinger to fame back in 2008. She later released very successful albums like Teenage Dream, Prism, and Witness. The amount of money that Katy Perry had made from 2014 to 2015 was estimated to be at $135 million. These days, Perry is worth $330 million.
Celebrity Shaquille O’Neal was considered to be a very formidable opponent from the beginning of his basketball career. Having a height of 7’1” put him among the heaviest and tallest basketballers in the NBA league. He became one of the most outstanding center players on the planet. For this reason, he has made lots of cash as a basketball commentator and as a player, bringing his net worth up to $400 million.
Blake Shelton is a successful country singer who has been popular since the 2000s. Some of the most popular albums he released were Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill and The Dreamer. Shelton’s popularity increased even more in recent years after he became a coach on The Voice. Shelton also owns Ole Red which is a chain of entertainment complexes and restaurants. His estimated fortune amounts to $60 million to date.
Todd Hoffman is best known for the hit reality TV series, ‘Gold Rush,’ where the cast scours the land for hidden gold. Along with six of his friends, he has documented the excursions from Peru, Chile, and Guyana. The star who sports a rough appearance with a scruffy beard has sure struck gold when it comes to building his net worth. He has managed to amass a whopping $7 million, mainly from his adventures.
Tony Beets is best known for his mining exploits and teaching Parker Schnabel the tricks of the trade. He might be sitting on a fortune worth $15 million at the moment, but the star had very humble beginnings. He was working as a farmer when the opportunity to feature on ‘Gold Rush’ knocked on his door, and there was no turning back from there.
Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor and producer who has done well for himself. Throughout his career, he has amassed a $245 million net worth. DiCaprio started off with television roles as a child, appearing in commercials before starring in numerous box office hits. These include Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, and Catch Me if You Can, among many others. If you have not yet watched it, Leonardo was featured in the music video of the Lil Dicky song, Earth, alongside many other celebrities.
Drake needs no introduction anymore because he has been such a famous singer and rapper for years now. Drake actually first became known for acting in Degrassi: The Next Generation but he later wanted to solely focus on his music career. Some of Drake’s most popular albums were Take Care and Views. Drake is not shy to show off his wealth of $140 million and this is why you will always see him behind the wheel of a flashy luxury car.
Another actor who has been paid well over the years is Will Smith. Smith has found success in both TV and big-screen projects, which brought his net worth up to $400 million. His first ever notable portrayal was his starring role in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Many of Smith’s movies achieved box office earnings that were more than $150 million. Some of his most impressive performances were in films such as The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali, and Concussion.
The actress did not just play a nerd on TV – she’s got big brains on her in real life as well. Bialik is a neuroscientist by profession, who got her big break at the age of 12. The star later became a regular on the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and boy did she land some fantastic co-stars! They all agreed to take a salary cut so Bialik could earn more, and this step made her earn $200,000 per episode on the show. No wonder she has an impressive net worth of $25 million.
Don Lemon has reportedly earned himself a $10-million fortune with CNN, where he has been working as a correspondent for the past few years. He has also been hosting CNN Tonight, earning approximately $125K per year in doing so. On top of having an incredibly busy schedule as a journalist, Don also appeared on The Kominsky Method and The Oval TV series in 2019.
Back in the late 1990s, actress Minnie Driver became quite popular for appearing in the 1997 movie, Good Will Hunting, whose screenplay was done by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Driver later went on to star in The Riches and her performance on the show earned her a Golden Globe and Emmy Award. She has consistently been getting acting projects over the years and this is why her fortune of $20 million in the bank is impressive.
Michael Phelps is one of the most popular athletes from the United States. He had an amazing career as a competitive swimmer and won numerous gold medals from the Olympics. Phelps first retired after the Olympics back in 2012 but he decided to make a comeback two years later. He was a part of the Summer Olympics back in 2016 but he eventually retired for good by August 2016. Phelps is estimated to be worth $60 million as of today.
She is one of the biggest names in Hollywood these days. Jenner first gained popularity for appearing in her family’s famous reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner started Kylie Cosmetics and this basically just escalated her wealth like crazy. In fact, Forbes says that her wealth is already nearing the $1-billion mark and this makes her soon-to-be the youngest self-made billionaire in the world.
Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are a very cute couple in Hollywood who have been married to each other since 2010. Blunt is known for her roles in movies like Mary Poppins Returns, The Devil Wears Prada, and Gideon’s Daughter. Krasinski, on the other hand, is known for starring in The Office. The couple already worked together and starred in A Quiet Place in 2018. They have a joint fortune estimated at $55 million.
Over the years, Jared Leto has been making money both in the music and acting scene. Leto is known for forming 30 Seconds to Mars during the late 1990s. Before this, he was quite popular for appearing on My So-Called Life. Leto eventually landed bigger roles over the years. Some of his most memorable performances were on Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Suicide Squad. With how hardworking he is, you can expect that his $90-million fortune will still grow tremendously in the coming years.
Just like Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez started out as a Disney star but she eventually became a big name in the music industry as well. Gomez’s two albums, Revival and Stars Dance, were both very successful. Gomez also earns a fortune from endorsements. In fact, her endorsement deal with Puma alone earned her a $30-million paycheck. Meanwhile, her Coach endorsement was estimated to be worth around $10 million, and her total net worth is estimated at $75 million.
Michael Jordan’s success over the years has helped him grow his fortune to a whopping $1.7 billion! Jordan had enjoyed an amazing basketball career with the Chicago Bulls. He won the NBA Championship six times and he was also the Finals MVP during all those years. Jordan’s wealth grew even more after he bagged multi-million dollar endorsement deals. His most popular one has got to be his Air Jordan deal with Nike.
A lot of you know actress Reese Witherspoon for her iconic role in the Legally Blonde movies. She also caught many people’s hearts through her performances on Sweet Home Alabama, Election, and Walk The Line. Outside of her acting career, she is known for having her own clothing line called Draper James. She is also the owner of the media company, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon is worth $150 million.
Halle Berry is a very notable actress because as of today, she is the only African-American actress who has bagged a Best Actress award at the Academy Awards. Her winning performance was the one she had in the full movie, Monster’s Ball. Other popular roles she had over the years were on Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and the X-Men installments. Berry is 52 years old already and her current wealth is estimated to be at around $80 million.
Lady Gaga has become such a unique artist in the music industry over the years. She first became famous after her album The Fame became a hit back in 2008. She later went on and had successful albums like Artpop and Born This Way. It’s also safe to say that Gaga has an impressive acting portfolio these days. She is estimated to be worth $300 million.
According to The Sunday Times, singer Paul McCartney is the wealthiest musician in the UK as of May 2019. This declaration came as a result of his $1.2B fortune. But it’s hardly surprising that his net worth keeps growing because even in his late 70s, he keeps making music. Just in 2018, he launched the Egypt Station album.
Just like any other member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall Jenner also has millions to her name. But Jenner has always been a lot different from her sisters and this is because she is the only one who has pursued modeling professionally and on a full-time basis. In fact, Kendall is one of the most in-demand figures in the modeling industry today and her net worth is estimated to be at $40 million.
Ed Sheeran rose to fame as a singer ever since he released his first album titled + back in 2011. Some of Sheeran’s most popular songs were The A Team, Thinking Out Loud, and Shape of You. Sheeran makes a ton of earnings from the numerous concerts he holds across the globe. His total worldwide record sales are estimated to be over 150 million to date, allowing him to build his current fortune of $110 million.
Chris Hemsworth is someone who is well known in the Hollywood scene today, and he has the role of Thor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to thank for that. You might have also seen him in movies like Rush, Blackhat, and Snow White and the Huntsman. Hemsworth always gets paid a big, fat paycheck for his roles so this is why he ‘s been able to build his fortune to $90 million.
Lionel Richie started pursuing music in the late 1960s when he joined the Commodores. In the 1980s, Richie was able to establish himself as a solo artist. Some of his most popular songs were Truly, My Love, and You Are. These days, Richie is making money from being a TV personality; he has been a judge on American Idol since 2018. His net worth is estimated to be at $200 million.
Conor McGregor used to be one of the names to beat in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is known for winning the UFC Light Weight and Featherweight Championship in the past. Aside from his UFC career, McGregor also pursued a boxing career. Millions of viewers have watched his matches and so each match has really done wonders to his wealth. He is reportedly worth around $110 million these days.
Charlize Theron became a popular actress back in the 1990s, thanks to the performances she had in movies like The Cider House Rules and The Devil’s Advocate. She later won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing Aileen Wuornos in the movie, Monster. Her other popular roles were on Tully and Young Adult. Theron also put up a production company called Denver and Delilah Productions back in the early 2000s, and her estimated net worth is at $130 million.
Even in the 1990s, Ellen DeGeneres was already someone who was often seen on TV. She first appeared in her own self-titled sitcom but she eventually became more successful when she got into hosting. Her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has been airing since 2003. Today, the program is already on its sixteenth season and counting. As of today, she is worth a jaw-dropping $450 million.
West became successful through his rapping career but he has proven that he is a man of many talents. He has a popular collaboration with Adidas called Yeezy. In 2018, West decided to branch out to architecture as well and later named it Yeezy Home. He is also the founder of DONDA, which is a creative content company. West’s current fortune is estimated to be at $250 million.
Elon Musk is truly one of the brightest minds in the technology industry who has earned millions over the years. Musk is known for being the CEO of the energy and automotive company called Tesla Inc. He is also the brains behind SpaceX. Other companies that he co-founded were Paypal, OpenAi, and Neuralink. Musk can afford anything he lays his eyes on because he is worth an impressive $20 billion as of today.