From the highest to the lowest, here are 25 celebrities with the most astonishing net worth.
1. George Lucas – $5.5 billion
Famous for writing and directing “Star Wars: A New Hope,” George Lucas built a film and merchandise empire with LucasFilm, Ltd. In 2012, Lucas sold off LucasFilm to Disney for $4 billion, launching him to $7.3 billion overnight. Today, he’s the wealthiest celebrity with a net worth of $5.5 billion.
2. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – $5 billion
This little sweetie of the royal family has a net worth of 5 billion. And she’s only a YEAR OLD!!! *fans self* It is estimated that she and Prince George of Cambridge will both inherit $1 billion from the Royal Family. They will also receive millions annually.
If there’s another life, I’m coming as royalty!
3. Steven Spielberg – $3.7 billion
You may argue that popular movie producer, Steven Spielberg being a money bag isn’t that astonishing. However, I think people really downplay the extent of his wealth. Even with colossal hits under his belt like “Saving Private Ryan”, “E.T.”, “Jaws”, etc, it’s still astonishing to hear how Spielberg’s fortune rivals that of Richard Branson.
4. Oprah Winfrey – $3.2 billion
Talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey created a long and popular following which she transformed into a media empire. Over her long career, she’s built a net worth of $3.2 billion while also helping out some of the other people on this list.
5. David Copperfield – $1 billion
As the first magician billionaire in history, David Copperfield is mighty good at making everything vanish except his money! To show you just how astonishing that number is, consider the fact that the average magician in the United States makes just around $49,000. Put some respeck on his name!
Below the Billion Mark
6. Madonna – $850 million
One of the most influential and successful musical artists of all time, Madonna has taken in $850 million, selling 250 million albums worldwide and making $1.5 billion globally for her concerts.
7. Dr. Dre – $820 million
Dr. Dre got his start in South Central Los Angeles in the group N.W.A. After their release of “Straight Outta Compton”, Dre became a huge success. In recent years, he’s created a huge business with Beats by Dre. After that got acquired by Apple he gained a massive war chest which pushed his net worth up to $820 million.
Talk about upping the ante.
8. Tiger Woods – $800 million
This professional golfer has been on top of the world ever since he went on a TV show at age 5. Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time, winning more awards and tournaments than we could reasonably list out here. Despite his expensive divorce settlement of about $400 million in 2010, his net worth currently is $800 million.
9. James Cameron – $700 million
Another director! Director James Cameron made some of the largest grossing films of all time with “Terminator,” “Titanic,” and “Avatar.” Coincidentally, these are my all-time favorite movies. Okay, Terminator is. Way to go, James!
10. Bono – $700 million
Yeah, we’ve got a tie. Bono, the front-man of the band U2, has a higher net worth than many think. U2’s 360 tour is the highest-grossing concert of all time, bringing the band nearly $750,000,000.
His band also authored one of the world’s best-selling albums of all time, Joshua Tree, which sold almost 25,000,000 copies.
Other than his music, Bono is a very accomplished businessman. He owns a vast real estate portfolio and serves on the board of Elevation Partners, a private equity firm. He also invested in Facebook through Elevation Partners before the social media giant blew up.
11. Howard Stern – $650 million
With quite likely the highest net worth in all of radio, Howard Stern earned $90 million in 2018, according to Forbes. Howard Stern also signed a five-year deal with Sirius XM Radio in 2015 valued at $90 million per year.
12. Tom Cruise – $570 million
In over three decades, major actor and producer Tom Cruise has been in some of Hollywood’s most famous movies such as Mission Impossible. His wild success has earned him a net worth of $570 million.
13. Floyd Mayweather – $565 million
With a net worth of almost half a billion dollars. “Money Mayweather” topped Forbes’ 2018 lists of highest-paid celebrities and highest-paid athletes, with a $275 million pay plus an additional $10 million in earnings from endorsements.
14. Mariah Carey – $520 million
This singer/songwriter has one of the most popular holiday songs ever in the form of “All I Want”. Additionally, “The Emancipation of Mimi”, her 2005 album, sold 6 million copies. “Music Box” sold 7.3 million copies and “Daydream” sold 7.7 million copies. Add that to any endorsement deals she has and that makes one rich lady.
15. Judge Judy – $420 million
Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, has been in the television game for decades thanks to her daytime hit show “Judge Judy”. It’s been on TV for over 20 years and has garnered a lot of praise and criticism!
16. Larry David – $400 million
Moving on to the cult of personality that is Larry David’s characters on “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Being a writer and co-creator of one of the biggest TV shows in history, as well as the inspiration for George Costanza, sure does come with a very hefty paycheck. Some estimates put the latest “Seinfeld” syndication deal in the $3 billion range, so it’s easy to see how David could see his net worth grow to over $1 billion in the near future.
17. Bill Cosby – $400 million
Another tie. Despite his current struggles, Bill Cosby still has quite a war chest from his days in the Cosby Show and mostly from endorsement deals from corporate giants like Coca-Cola, Ford, and Kodak.
18. Dr. Phil – $280 million
Thanks to Oprah Winfrey Show, he gained national attention and then starred on his own talk show, aptly titled, Dr. Phil, which reportedly made him roughly $80 million per year. He’s also gained street cred from PewDiePie covering him extensively on his channel.
19. Gordon Ramsey – $190 Million
This celebrity chef known for being a bloody savage (he scares me too) has made most of his money from his numerous shows on mostly Food Network such as “Hells Kitchen”, “Master Chef” and “Master Chef Junior”.
20. Serena Williams – $180 million
This famous women tennis player makes huge money. With the most Grand Slam titles of any player, Serena Williams dominates the sport. Throughout her career, she’s won 72 titles, winning 796 matches and only losing 133. Fierce!
21. Ryan Kaji – $11 million
No way! This 8-year-old has already amassed a net worth of 11 million because of his channel Ryan Toy Review. His current net worth puts him up there with the likes of Logan and Jake Paul, PewDiePie, Markipliar, etc.
22. Lena Headey – $9 million
Game of Thrones star, Lena Headey only had $5 in her bank account 2 years ago after an ugly divorce battle. Lena’s net worth is $9 million according to website Celebrity Net Worth, thanks to Game of Thrones. Her salary per episode was estimated Tim be $1 million.
23. Mike Tyson – $1 million
Mike Tyson ruled the world in the late 1990s earning $30 million guaranteed per fight. His net worth at its peak was more than $300 million. However, he squandered all that money on a pair of Bengal tigers and over $800,000 worth of jewelry. In 2003 Tyson filed for bankruptcy, but since then he has managed to increase his net worth back to $1 million.
24. Lindsay Lohan – $800,000
Lindsay Lohan’s bank account was seized at the end of 2012 because she owed the IRS $233,000 in back taxes. Reportedly, Charlie Sheen wrote her a $100,000 check to pay her debts and Oprah paid her $2 million to promote her own network.
25. Dennis Rodman – $500,000
Retired American professional basketball player, actor and diplomat, Dennis Rodman has a net worth of $500,000. He was a staple of the NBA for years and earned just under $29 million in salary alone. He also earned additional millions from endorsements, book sales, appearances fees and more. After retirement, he went bankrupt.
There, you have it. 25 celebrities with the most astonishing net worth. Did we miss out someone? Tell us in the comments.