WESLEY SNIPES – $10 M
Wesley Trent Snipes, the man well-known for performing in movies like Blade, Demolition Man, and The Expendables 3, is also a film producer – even making his own production company, Amen-Ra films– and a martial artist as well. But before his rise to fame in the Hollywood film industry, at the age of 12, Snipes began his martial arts journey. Later on, he earned his fifth and second-degree black belt for Shotokan Karate and Hapkido, respectively.
Snipes also has his own security firm whose personnel is composed of people with law enforcement and martial arts experience. At the moment, Wesley Snipes is reported to be involved with Coming 2 America, the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America. Between 1996 and 2004, Snipes earned $37.9 million from its agency career without paying any taxes. As a result, he was sentenced to three years in prison. In addition, Wesley had to pay the IRS $17 million in back taxes, interest and fines.
JIM CARREY – $180 M
Jim Carrey, a Canadian American comedian and producer, has been one of the highest paid artists in the world during the 1990s and 2000s. He was the first actor in history to make $20 million in a single movie. His acting career earned him hundreds of millions of dollars in film salaries and back-end bonuses. Jim Carrey’s journey going to the film industry is one that is similar to a rags-to-riches story.
When he was 12 years old, little Jim and his parents had to live in a van while he and his sibling worked overnight shifts as janitors and security guards for a nearby factory. By the age of 15, being the natural comedian that he is, Jim Carrey gave stand-up comedy a shot. With his natural sense of humor being one of his greatest investments, Jim Carrey eventually gained popularity for his lead roles in films. Safe to say that all his hard work finally paid off.
JANET JACKSON – $190 M
Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana. Jackson was the daughter of Catherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson. She may be the youngest member of the Jackson family, but she sure knew how to make a name for herself. She started acting when she was very young. Janet Jackson began her career when she performed in the 1976 variety show The Jacksons, along with her siblings. Later on, under her father’s management, the singer released her debut album, Janet Jackson, in 1982, which was then followed by Dream Street in 1984.
After deciding to end her business affairs with her family, she released many albums under her credit that received awards and became hits like 1986’s Control, 1997’s The Velvet Rope, and 2001’s All For You. In addition to being a musician, Jackson also served as an entrepreneur and spokesperson. She even launched her own jewelry collection. Also, she wrote a self-help book True You, which recorded her life and struggle. The book is at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
CLINT EASTWOOD – $375 M
Whenever someone mentions a classic among the Western movies, chances are, Clint Eastwood was the one taking on the lead role for that movie. Thanks to movies like A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood eventually became an icon for masculinity and also as one of the most iconic film actors of all time. But acting isn’t the only thing Eastwood is given credit.
Later on in his career, Clint Eastwood showed what else he got under his sleeve with his directorial debut in Play Misty For Me. Other films he directed are 1992’s Unforgiven, 2006’s Letter from Iwo Jima, and 2014’s American Sniper, to name a few. Clint Eastwood has several fancy cars in his collection and a house in Los Angeles worth $30 million.
JALEEL WHITE – $8 M
Jaleel Ahmad White is an actor and writer who is well known for his role as Steve Urkel in the sitcom Family Matters. Having experienced acting at the young age of 3 may have influenced his choices in education. Because, by 2001, White graduated at UCLA with a degree in film and television. He appeared in small roles for television shows later on.
White was only supposed to appear once in Family Matters, but since people loved his character Steve Urkel, White got to stay on the show for 204 episodes out of the 215 that aired. Considering today’s inflation, White received an equivalent of $7 million per season of Family Matters. After Family Matters, White appeared in the UPN series Grown Ups from 1999 to 2000. Later, he attended UCLA and received a degree in film and television in 2001.
JAY LENO – $450 M
James Douglas Muir Leno, often known as Jay Leno, is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and also became a television host for the shows The Tonight Show, and his very own Jay Leno Show. In 1968, he graduated from Andover High School and, later on, got his bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College.
Television hosting aside, Leno would perform as a touring stand-up comedian and have as much as up to 200 scheduled dates per year around the USA and Canada. And thanks to the money-saving strategy he has been following ever since, he never spent any of the salaries he earned from The Tonight Show. Instead, he only spends what he made from his stand-up performances. Leno is an avid car collector with nearly 300 cars. His car collection is worth more than $100 million.
BILL COSBY – $400 M
Bill Cosby is a comedian and producer well-known for creating and starring in his show, The Cosby Show. Due to the show’s popularity, he became the highest-paid television actor at the time. Bill would earn a total of $4 million per episode, which would be equivalent to making $8 million today. Including the royalties he would get from the show, Cosby would use these as investment money for his real estate portfolio and art collection, which would be worth at least $250 million combined.
Outside of the show, he’d perform stand-up comedy shows, eventually giving him a chance to perform in programs like The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Spy, for which he got three Emmy Awards. According to Forbes, Cosby was the highest paid artist in the world in the mid-1980s, earning more than $80 million. Today, Cosby faces more and more attorneys’ fees. Some speculate that civil cases will deplete his property and bankrupt him.
OJ SIMPSON – $3 M
OJ Simpson is an American football player, actor, and sports commentator. He holds the record of being the first player to cover over 2000 yards in a season. Outside of his football career, he got to take part in a few movies and television shows, even to the point where he was suggested to play the titular role in James Cameron’s film. He got to be in film and also produced a few television movies in the 1980s.
OJ was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the Goldman family as a result of the Ron Goldman civil case. Today, that number has grown to more than $40 million. About $500000 was paid through the sale of various assets and souvenirs. Today, his main source of income is fully funded NFL pensions, which are reported to be worth up to $5 million. State law protects the pension from being claimed by the Goldman Family.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – $9 M
Billy Dee Williams is an actor well known for his performance as Lando Calrissian in George Lucas’ Star Wars movies in The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. His career started way back in 1945 as a stage actor for The Firebrand of Florence. He later gained more recognition with his role as Chicago Bear’s Gayles Sayers in the 1971 TV film Brian’s Song. The following year, he got to act alongside Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues, a biopic about Billie Holiday.
And just like the character, Williams took half the credit for his role as Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s The Batman, which was later performed by Tommy Lee Jones in its sequel. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Billy Dee Williams continued to appear in television and movies. In 2014, he changed his career by taking part in the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars.
RON HOWARD – $200 M
Ronald William Howard was raised by parents who work in the film industry, which can explain why he, later on, became an actor, director, and producer. He started as a child actor with his first film role credit for being in the 1951 film, The Journey. Before Ron stopped acting, he again took on the role of Opie Taylor for Return to Mayberry in 1961. Opie was a character he portrayed back when he was a child actor for The Andy Griffith Show.
For his career as a director, he made well-known movies such as Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels & Demons, to name a few. His most proficient work is the film “A Beautiful Mind” that he co-produced with others. The film grossed more than $313 million at the box office. As a successful director, he and Brian grazer co-founded a film and television production company called Imagine Entertainment.
PHYLICIA RASHAD – $55 M
Phylicia Rashad is an actress and singer who is most famous for her role in The Cosby Show. She was born in Houston, Texas, on June 19, 1948. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Harvard University. Rashad was first discovered on Broadway, such as Dreamgirls and in The Wiz. In 1978, she released a disco album, Josephine superstar. Under her credit, she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
Rashad’s role in the revival of the play A Raisin in the Sun also made her the first African-American winner of the award. As for her role in the TV adaptation of the play, she received an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mimi-Series or Dramatic Special award from NAACP. She later starred in Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls, which got her an award for Outstanding Supporting Actress from the Black Reel Awards.
SERENA WILLIAMS – $200 M
Serena Jameka Williams is one of the most popular tennis players to have ever graced the court. She and her sister, Venus Williams, both started tennis training at such a young age with their parents as their coaches. This is the biggest investment the siblings ever made, which eventually paid off as they kept going. The results of their training became apparent when Serena Williams played in her first professional tournament at the age of 14 in 1995. In 1997, Williams started as the 304th in the rankings but, by the end of the year, she made it all the way to the 99th.
As of 2020, Serena Williams has earned at least $90 Million just from her career prize money. Williams is one of the most popular spokesmen in the world. She earns 15-20 million dollars a year from tennis endorsements such as Nike and Kraft Foods. Between June 2019 and June 2020, Serena made $35 million, about $20 million of that came from endorsements.
WENDY WILLIAMS – $40 M
Wendy Williams is a television host. But before her career took off, she worked for radio stations, including Power 99FM in Philadelphia. It was her honest and frank opinion about the topics at hand that really helped her and the show rise in popularity and even brought it to 2nd place in the ratings from its initial position of being the 14th place. After years of working in the radio business, in 2009, Wendy Williams left the radio show.
She then went on to television, where she later got the credit for hosting The Wendy Williams Show. Throughout her career, she received numerous awards, such as the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host. Wendy’s salary for Wendy Williams Show is $10 million a year. Since 2008, she has been the host of the National United TV talk show The Wendy Williams Show. She filmed 180 episodes for $55000 each.
CHUCK NORRIS – $70 M
Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris is a martial artist and actor well known for his action movies, one of which was when he got the chance to take on an acting credit opposite of Bruce Lee in the film The Way of the Dragon. Although he spent of most of his school life being shy and non-athletic, it was when he joined the Air Force in 1958 where he started training martial arts. This was also where he met the actor Steve McQueen, who told him to try out acting.
Along with his acting career, Norris is also well-known across the internet for memes about him. From 1993 to 2001, Chuck Norris appeared in the popular TV series walker, Texas Ranger. Norris has been a long-time supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation and the United way. Kickstart provides martial arts training for middle school students to teach them respect and discipline and improve their self-esteem.
PAT SAJAK – $70 M
Pat Sajak is a television personality and game show host that started his career in the entertainment industry as a radio host and DJ when he was still in college. In 1968, he joined the US Army and was the DJ for the Armed Forces Radio, where he would start every broadcast with “Good morning, Vietnam!” which was first used by Adrian Cronauer during his time at the station.
For his career in television, he once became a weatherman but is well known for being the host for the show Wheel of Fortune, where, in 2018, he got the credit of being the longest-running host of any game show, even surpassing Bob Barker of Right. Pat Sajak’s contract as the host of wheel of destiny will last until 2022. He is also the author of several puzzle games, the most famous of which was “Lucky Letters” in 2007. Sajak married photographer Lesly brown Sajak in Annapolis, Maryland in December 1989.
SOPHIA LOREN – $75 M
Sofia Villani Scicolone is an actress and model whose first experience in modeling was when she was 14 years old and entered a beauty pageant. After taking on acting lessons and appearing in small roles, she signed with Paramount Pictures and starred in movies such as Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and Two Women. She later went on to become the first actress to ever win an Academy Award for performing in a foreign film.
As of 2014, Loren has 94 acting roles to her credit and is also ranked the 21st in the American Film Institute’s Greatest Film Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, currently being the highest-paid living actress on that list. Loren became the first actor who win an Oscar for foreign language performance. She won six best actress awards from David Di Donatello and kept the record.
PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS – $2.5 M
Philip Michael Thomas is an actor well known for his role in the popular 80s’ TV series Miami Vice as detective Ricardo Tubbs. Among the characters he has done, Tubbs may be the one that stuck to him the most since he would often be found dressed up similarly to his Miami Vice persona. In 2006, Thomas regained the public’s interest again when Jamie Foxx portrayed Detective Tubbs in the film adaptation of Miami Vice.
Outside of film, Thomas also lent his voice for the character of Lance Vance in the Grand Theft Auto games, Vice City and Vice City Stories. In addition to acting career, Thomas was involved in music field. His team with Kathy Rahill and Sandi Morais brought Thomas a huge breakthrough in the music world. Thomas co founded Magic Cookie Production Company, which produced music for Morais fitness videos in 2001 and 2006.
SAM ELLIOTT – $10 M
Sam Elliott is an actor well known for his roles in films like Mask, The Quick and the Dead, and Road House. He went to Clark College, where he finished a two-year program and also got cast as Big Jule for the stage production of Guys and Dolls. Because of his performance in the stage play, the local newspaper suggested for Elliot to take on acting as a professional degree. Eventually, he moved to Hollywood and committed to his acting. He has also been given roles for two Marvel movies as General Ross in Ang Lee’s Hulk and as Carter Slade in Ghost Rider, where he performed alongside Nicholas Cage.
Sam Elliott is not only famous for his acting skills, but also for his specific character style, including his deep voice and thick horseshoe beard. Because of these factors, he almost always plays the role of cowboy or rancher in movies and TV programs. In 1984, he married actress Katharine Ross and had a daughter Cleo, a professional musician in Malibu.
TINA TURNER – $250
Anna Mae Bullock, now known as Tina Turner, is a singer who is famous for her powerful vocals. She is one of the best-selling record artists of all time, and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. She gained the Tina Turner name when she was brought into The Kings of Rhythm after impressing Ike Turner.
After Ike Turner sent a demo record of Bullock’s vocals to Sue Records’ president Juggy Murray, the track was bought by the company. And that is the beginning of how Anna Mae Bullock became Tina Turner. Eventually, Tina and Ike took the credit for making songs such as Proud Mary, A Fool In Love, I Idolize You, and Poor Fool. After retiring from her singing career, she returned to the public’s radar when the musical play Tina was released in 2018.
MICHAEL JORDAN – $2.2 B
Michael Jeffrey Jordan is now known as one of the most popular basketball players in the NBA’s history. He started out his journey in basketball during his junior year in Laney High School and brought the team to greater heights when he scored an average of 25 points for every game during his junior and senior years. Jordan went to college in UNC, where he was eventually named ACC Freshman of the Year.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geography. Afterward, he joined the NBA, where he first played for the Chicago Bulls and then went on to the Washington Wizards. From Nike royalties alone, Jordan earns $80 – $100 million in a year. He is the first athlete in history to earn more than $30 million a year. Although Michael hasn’t played professional basketball for nearly two decades, he still earns $100 million a year from endorsements and other businesses, which is higher than his salary in 16 NBA seasons.
STEVE HARVEY – $200 M
Broderick Stephen Harvey is a comedian and host for both radio and television shows. He is the youngest of five children, and his father is a coal miner. Later, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from high school. After graduation, he returned to West Virginia University. After graduating from college, he did a range of jobs, including selling insurance, delivering mail, and even packing boxes.
He first started as a struggling stand-up comedian in the late ‘80s, where he would only sleep in his car if the shows he performed didn’t provide him with a hotel. But with some hard work and determination, Harvey eventually found himself in films and shows where he would get the credit to act, for the likes of Me and the Boys, The Fighting Temptations, and Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Throughout his career, he is well-known for his dynamic and engaging performance as a host for shows like Family Feud and its spin-off Celebrity Family Feud.
HALLE BERRY – $90 M
Halle Maria Berry is an actress and former model who is known for acting as comic book characters Storm for four of the X-Men films, and as the titular heroine for Catwoman. As a teen, she won Miss Ohio and ranked second in the 1986 Miss USA competition. After that, she started her as a model career in entertainment. For her acting credit in the movie Monsters Ball, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress. Earlier in her career, Berry made an endorsement deal with Revlon, in 1996, which she then renewed in 2004.
After winning her Academy Award, she requested for Revlon to increase her pay from $3 million to $5 million. From this endorsement deal alone, she earns at least $10 million per year. She showed her talent in CBS’s 2014 science fiction TV series Extrant, which earned her $100000 per episode as an actress and co executive producer. Her most profitable period was in the mid-2000s, with an estimated $10 million per film.
DIANA ROSS – $250 M
Diana Ross is one of the most popular singers in the history of pop music. Her first credit was when she was a member of The Supremes, which was formerly known as The Primettes. As the band’s lead singer, Diana helped make the Supremes the most successful show in Motown. When they broke up in 1977, the band already had 12 hit singles on the American Billboard Hot 100 charts and was named one of the best-selling girl band of all time.
As she went on as a solo artist, one album Diana released was Why Do Fools Fall in Love in 1981, which later on sold over millions of copies. Throughout her solo career, she released around 30 records and 90 singles, 12 of which made it to the Billboard Top 10 list. Furthermore, Ross also gave acting a shot. She starred in movies, including Lady Sings the Blues. The performance earned both Academy and Golden Globe Awards nominations. Diana Ross has a wonderful voice and an incredible stage image.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER – $505 M
Floyd Mayweather is a boxer well-known around the world. He is also one of the highest-paid athletes of all time alongside the likes of Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, and Michael Jordan. He ranked fifth of athletes with a career income of more than $1 billion. Furthermore, the fact that Mayweather has little earnings from his endorsement deals makes his place among the highest-paid athletes all the more impressive.
It really goes to show that making investments from our passion can surely go a long way. Whenever Mayweather has a boxing match, he could earn within the range of $150 – $300 million a year. And from his endorsements deals, he earns $10 million a year. Floyd made more than $500 million in just two battles. After fighting Manny Pacquiao in 2015, he made $250 million. In 2017, He made $300 million for fighting Conor McGregor.
JOHN TRAVOLTA – $250 M
John Travolta became known in the Hollywood film industry between the ‘70s and early ‘80s for having acting credit in films like Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Urban Cowboy. It was when he got an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Saturday Night Fever that Travolta gained the industry’s attention for being the youngest ever to receive such recognition– at the age of 24.
He later on further established his place amongst the top-tier actors of Hollywood for his performance in movies like Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and also starring opposite Nicholas Cage for the movie Face/Off. Travolta is also a private pilot and has the highest pilot medical certificate, which enables him to fly different types of single engine and multi engine aircraft. This 66 year old men revealed that he often used real money to play monopoly.
Rachael Ray – $60m
If you are multi-talented like Rachael Ray, then it is no question that you can be a multi-millionaire, too! Rachael Ray can do just about anything as she is an author, businesswoman, cook, TV personality, and philanthropist. TV programs under her credit are $40 a Day, Rachael Ray’s Week In A Day, and Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels. She also wrote several cookbooks based on her 30 Minute Meals concept to which she garnered three Daytime Emmy Awards.
Her concept of 30 Minute Meals started when she had work experience at a gourmet market. She began teaching how to make meals in less than 30 minutes and through this success, she was offered to appear in a TV station’s weekly segment. Rachael Ray has successfully diversified her portfolio so that she typically earns more than $25 million a year from various income streams. In addition to television programs and books, Ray also earned considerable revenue through product endorsement.
Tiger Woods – $740m
American professional golfer Tiger Woods ranks second in men’s major championships and also holds plenty of golf records. He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. Woods started golf at a very young age of three. When he was five, he appeared in Golf Digest and on ABC’s That’s Incredible. He then won Junior World Championships six times. During college, he enrolled at Stanford under a golf scholarship and chose a degree in economics.
Since then, he has held countless golf records. Woods has been the number one golf player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and his net worth of 800 million dollars proves it! Since becoming a professional golfer in 1996, Tiger Woods has made $118 million on golf career. Gatorade has developed a custom branded beverage for woods. The Gatorade deal is worth $100 million in five years.
RICHARD GERE – $100M
Actor and producer Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1949. Richard Gere began his career in the 1970s. In his early days, Richard became an emerging talent on Broadway. Due to his high-profile and short-term marriage to supermodel Cindy Crawford between 1991 and 1995, his spiritual belief in Buddhism and his love for religion also made headlines. Over the past four decades, Richard Gere often surprising audiences with new craftsmanship and charm.
Award-winning films credited to him are Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, Runaway Bride, and the musical Chicago where he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as one of the casts. Apart from his successful career, he is also an activist who established the Gere Foundation “to help sponsor human rights in Tibet and support the Dalai Lama.” He also supported charities to help AIDS victims in India. With a 100-million-dollar net worth, Gere is indeed setting a good example of giving back to the needy.
MONICA LEWINSKY – $500 THOUSAND
Monica Lewinsky has lived a dramatic life. She gained popularity when she worked as an intern in the White House and was involved in an inappropriate relationship with former President Bill Clinton. The affair gained her the spotlight and later on became a television personality. After gaining public attention, she busied herself by selling a line of handbags under the company name The Real Monica, Inc.
She then took a break from the entertainment industry to pursue a master’s degree in psychology in London. She is now working as a social activist for cyberbullying and recently gave a speech on TED Talk. Lewinsky said she was “the first person to completely destroy reputation worldwide through the Internet”. She co authored with writer Andrew Morton to publish the book “Monica’s story” in 1999, and her advance was reported to be $500000.
DENNIS RODMAN – $500,000
Dennis Rodman is a retired basketball player and former wrestler. During his time in the NBA, he played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. Under his basketball credit, he received awards such as the NBA All-Star, NBA Rebounding Champion, NBA All-Defensive First Team honors, and NBA Defensive Player at least twice each throughout his career.
In 2011, he was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Outside of basketball, Rodman was also interested in wrestling and went on to join Hulk Hogan as a professional wrestler in WCW from 1997-1999. In his NBA career, Dennis earned $27 million, after adjusting for inflation, about $43 million today. His highest income season was 1996-97, when he made $9 million. That season, he was the 10th highest paid player in the league.
Torrie Wilson – $5m
American professional wrestler and model Torrie Anne Wilson was born in Idaho and growing up, she was an athlete. She has been a model since she was a teenager. She’s also had severe eating disorders. In her 20s, she recovered and shifted her focus to fitness. Wilson rose to fame for her performance in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), under her real name Torrie Wilson.
Her character appeared in several WWE video games. Wilson also won the Miss Galaxy competition in 1998 since she was also a fitness competitor. Aside from that, she entered the modeling scene and was the face of several magazine covers such as FHM and Playboy. Just recently, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. With a 5-million-dollar net worth from her wrestling career, we are sure she has secured herself some life and health insurance!
Pamela Anderson – $5m
Canadian-born American actress and model Pamela Anderson was the crowd’s favorite in the late 1980s and 1990s due to her alluring beauty and sexy body. She is popular for her role as C.J. Parker on the action-drama television series Baywatch. She also landed roles in award-winning ABC comedy series Home Improvement and films such as Raw Justice (1994), Blonde and Blonder (2008), and Barb Wire (1996).
In 2006, she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Anderson also wrote four autobiographical books and two novels. In 2010, Anderson appeared in the fourth quarter of Indian version of “Big Brother”. She was reported to have been paid $550000 for three days in the house. Anderson is now working hard as a PETA activist to the degree of conducting campaigns against the commercial fur industry. With a 5-million-dollar net worth, she could possibly do a lot more campaigning.
Milo Ventimiglia – $5m
Fans of the TV series Gilmore Girls know who Milo Ventimiglia is. Playing the character of Jess Mariano for the series, he gained recognition and also a platform for more fans. He debuted in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1995 with Will Smith and he also appeared in the series Law and Order where he consulted lawyers as he played the role of a convicted sex offender’s stepson.
After projects, he played Peter Petrelli on the series Heroes from 2006 to 2010. Since 2016, Milo has starred in the highly acclaimed NBC drama This Is Us. Then, his salary per episode increased from $125000 to $250000 in 2018. He received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award and also won a Screen Actors Guild Award – no wonder he has a net worth of $12 million dollars.
Dog the Bounty Hunter – $6m
Dog bounty hunter is a bounty hunter, television personality, and former bail bondsman in the United States who has a net worth of $6 million. Duane “Dog” Chapman is the lead star in the American reality television series Dog the Bounty Hunter which details his experiences as a bounty hunter. After the series ended in 2012, he appeared in a TV show with the same theme, entitled Dog and Beth: On the Hunt alongside his wife.
Now he has a show on WGN America known as Dog’s Most Wanted. Chapman also wrote his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, in 2007 which reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He also wrote Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given which was published in 2010. Much of his success, he credits it to his wife and business partner, Beth Chapman.
Alexis Bledel – $8m
American actress and model Alexis Bledel is popular for her portrayal as Rory Gilmore in the TV series Gilmore Girls. She was a recipient of several nominations including the Teen Choice and Young Artist Awards for this role. As a child, she went to the community theater to overcome her shyness. She began fashion modeling and spent a year at New York University’s Tisch School of art and discovered at a local shopping mall and was offered to work as a fashion model.
She surfaced in several television shows and films including the historical drama The Conspirator, where she played the role of a lawyer’s girlfriend. She also dated former Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia from 2002 to 2006. She recently appeared on the reunion miniseries of Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Her work in Gilmore Girls definitely helped her gain fame and fortune.
Nadya Suleman (Octomom) – $1 million
Nadya Suleman, known as Octomom in the media, gained popularity after giving birth to octuplets in January 2009. It was known that the Suleman octuplets are the second octuplets ever born alive and complete in the United States. She earned a negative reaction from the public after denying that she had six other young children and was on public assistance programs. It was discovered that she conceived her six older children and octuplets via in vitro fertilization (IVF).
It was only in April 2012 that she confirmed she was indeed on public assistance. Her doctor was investigated by the California medical board and the license was revoked in 2011. Suleman has appeared on television shows Dr. Phil and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Suleman then filed for bankruptcy in the same year. Due to the controversy, she gained more offers and publicity which lifted her career.
GORDON RAMSAY- $160M
Chef Gordon Ramsay has been a TV personality for quite a while. His exceptional skills as a chef opened so many doors of opportunity for him, that includes hosting the cooking shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, and Hotel Hell. Ramsay first set foot in the television industry through two documentaries: 1998’s “Boiling Point” and 2000’s “Beyond Boiling Point.” In 2010, Ramsay was the producer and judge of the US version of MasterChef.
Ramsay is a top restaurateur and owns a total of seven restaurants as of date, including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London. His food businesses have been credited 16 Michelin stars and he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2013. His net worth of 160 million dollars is a combination of his cooking skills, business abilities, and grit too!
Melissa Rauch – $9m
Melissa Rauch is an American actress who rose to fame after playing the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory. At the height of the show’s success, Melissa’s salary rose from $75000 to $500000 per episode. That means 11 million dollars per season for her. Her performance in the sitcom earned her a nomination for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Interestingly, she also graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She performed stand-up comedy around Manhattan while going to school and soon made a name for herself in the comedy scene. She also appeared in True Blood, The Office, and the film I Love You, Man. Melissa now lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and writing partner, Winston Rauch.
BRETT FAVRE – $100M
Brett Favre is a former American football quarterback and a veteran in his field. He played for different National Football League (NFL) teams such as Atlanta Falcons, the Packers, the New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 by the Green Bay Packers. Also in 2016, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the class of the same year. NFL credits Favre for the most pass attempts, most pass interceptions, and most starts by a football player.
His highest single season salary was in 2010, when he earned $12 million plus $4.4 million in signing bonuses. Brett earned millions of endorsements during and after his NFL career. At the peak of the game, he can earn 7-9 million dollars a year, making his annual total income reach 15-18 million dollars many times. In his success, he established the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation in 1996.
MEGYN KELLY – $15M
American journalist and former corporate defense attorney Megyn Kelly was a news anchor at Fox News and a talk show host at NBC. In early 2019, she left NBC, and she is also known for her controversial interviews and commentary. Due to her triumph in the field, she was included in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in 2014. She was also awarded in Variety’s Power of Women for addressing child abuse. In 2016, she wrote a book for a deal with HarperCollins which was worth more than $10 million. It was her autobiography entitled Settle for More.
Megyn Kelly’s salary at Fox News finally peaked at $8 million a year. The salary makes her one of the highest paid employees on the Internet, like Tucker Carlson. But megyn Kelly’s income grew exponentially after deciding to move to NBC. Her three-year contract is worth $69 million, equivalent to $23 million a year – although some reports say she actually earns between $15 million and $20 million a year at NBC.
MARK CUBAN – $4.1 BILLION
Being the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks will definitely earn you a fortune. Mark bought the Dallas Mavericks from Ross Perot in 2000 for $285 million. Mark Cuban is the big man behind the team. He is also the co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman of AXS TV. Being one of America’s top businessman and investor, he was awarded CEO of the Year by D Magazine.
He has had several investments in the sports business to include UFC’s parent company, Zuffa, and United Football League (UFL). He also authored the books How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It and Let’s Go, Mavs!. In September 2019, Mark revealed that he owned nearly $1 billion in Amazon stock. This is his biggest share holding. According to Netflix, he is the second largest shareholder.
BOLO YEUNG – $1.5 MILLION
A bodybuilder, martial artist, and a martial arts film actor in one, Bolo Yeung has reached his dreams when he entered Hollywood. He mostly portrayed a villain in several martial arts movies alongside Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He was credited for his performances in the films Bloodsport, Enter the Dragon, and Treasure of Bruce Lee. His training began when he was just 10 years old and he was tutored by several kung fu masters.
He was interested in bodybuilding. He went on to become the champion of Hong Kong bodybuilding, and won it for ten years in a row. When the two men filmed Winston cigarette ads, he met Bruce Lee and they became friends. His hard work and passion in martial arts certainly paid off when his extraordinary skills and ability landed him lead roles in the film industry.
MACAULAY CULKIN – $15M
The renowned American actor Macaulay Culkin is best known for his role as Kevin McCallister in the movies Home Alone and Home Alone 2 where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in the category Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He is also credited for his performances in the films My Girl, The Good Son, and Richie Rich. Culkin was once regarded in “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” by VH1. Surprisingly, Calkin also studied at the American Ballet School and starred in the film The Nutcracker.
In 1998, Culkin appeared in Sonic Youth’s “Sunday” music video and returned to the performing field. Two years later, he played a role in the west end drama Madame Melville. His latest movie appearance was in Seth Green’s Changeland, which was released this year. Also, he now works as the publisher and CEO of a satirical pop culture website and podcast called Bunny Ears.
KID ROCK – $80M
American singer-songwriter Kid Rock started his music career as a self-taught rapper and DJ. He rose to prominence for being a multi-instrumentalist. Kid Rock started his career as a member of The Beast Crew in the 1980s. His 1998 album Devil Without a Cause and his other album, Cocky, were both recognized for mixing different genres of hip hop, rock, and country music. Aside from the music industry, he also devotes himself as a philanthropist.
He established The Kid Rock Foundation which is a fund-raising charity that involves several causes such as U.S. military personnel. Credits to his talent, he also pursued a career in acting and starred in the films Joe Dirt, Matchstick Men, and Osmosis Jones. In 2020, Kid Rock went back to the roots of hip-hop with his single Quarantine, which donated all of its sales to covid-19 relief work.
MIKE TYSON – $3M
Former professional boxer Mike Tyson is the undisputed world heavyweight champion. He is also the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years old. With his boxing records being high, he was credited as one of “The Greatest Heavyweights of All-Time” and “80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years” by The Ring. Tyson arrived on the world stage through a national television fight with Jesse Ferguson. Another event was Tyson’s replacement of former world champion challenger Marvis Frazier. Tyson won the knockout in just 30 seconds.
It was in 2011 when he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Being a boxing legend, he used to have a net worth of 300 million dollars. Mike declared bankruptcy in 2003. According to the bankruptcy documents, his debt was said to be $23 million. After his rape trial and conviction, his net worth is now down to $3 million.
AMANDA BYNES – $5M
American actress Amanda Bynes was the phenomenal star in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Amanda Bynes started acting at the age of seven. Her first paid acting job was to make a TV commercial for candy called Buncha Crunch. When she was a child, she also participated in the stage plays Anne, The Music Man and The Sound of Music. She was spotted by Nick’s producers during a comedy camp at the Loucks factory in Los Angeles.
She rose to prominence for her comedy at Nickelodeon’s All That and The Amanda Show. After her success in these shows, she was offered lead roles in several films such as What a Girl Wants, Big Fat Liar, She’s the Man, and Sydney White. She also created her own fashion line called Dear. In 2013, she formally pursued her fashion career by enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine where she received her Associate’s of Arts degree in Merchandise Product Development.
MANDY MOORE – $10M
Singer-songwriter Mandy Moore came to fame with her debut single “Candy”. Her songs I Wanna Be With You, Only Hope, Cry, and Someday We’ll Know reached the top of the charts. Moore had sold more than ten million albums worldwide, according to the Billboard. Aside from her music career, she is also a renowned actress. Her performance in the romantic drama film A Walk to Remember paved the way to more acting roles. She starred in the films Chasing Liberty, License to Wed, The Darkest Minds, and Midway.
In 2010, Moore voiced Rapunzel in Tangled. Moore has starred Rebecca Pearson on NBC hit This Is Us since September 2016. Her role was nominated for the golden globe. Moore’s seventh studio album and her first album in 11 years, Silver Landings, were released in March 2020. Just this year, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
SARAH HYLAND – $9M
Actress Sarah Hyland is the daughter of actors Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland and the sister of actor Ian Hyland. She trained at the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. She is best known for playing Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. When Modern Family debuted, Sarah Hyland paid about $70000 per episode. From 2013 to 2018, this is still the norm. Since then, Sara’s revenue per episode has increased significantly by $130000 until the series ends in 2020.
She has received several awards and nominations including Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series by the Critics’ Choice Television Award. She is also credited for her performance in the films Struck by Lightning, Scary Movie 5, Vampire Academy, and Dirty Dancing. Aside from being an actress, she also studied voice, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and theatre dance.
AMANDA SEYFRIED – $10M
Amanda Seyfried is a prominent actress and singer and she does a great job at being both! At age 11, she started as a model and her acting career began when she was 15. She made her big screen debut in 2004 as Karen Smith in Mean Girls, grossing $130 million at the box office. Amanda starred in HBO TV series Big Love from 2006 to 2011 and then appeared in more than 30 films. She was offered several lead roles in the movies Solstice, Dear John, Letters to Juliet, In Time, and Les Misérables.
Recent years, she has appeared in several films, including The Last Word, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and You Should Have Left. Credits to her talent, she was awarded as Best Ensemble by Satellite Awards and Best Acting by an Ensemble by National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, for the successful film adaptation of Les Misérables.
LEA MICHELE – $10M
Only a few women in Hollywood can both sing and act, and Lea Michele is one of them. She rose to fame when she played the character of Rachel Berry on the TV musical series Glee, for which she got nominated for an Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Lea has released three albums entitled Louder, Places, and Christmas in the City during her singing career, which eventually landed in the Billboard 200. Lea Michele has reached the pinnacle of her career to the point that she started writing books like Brunette Ambition and You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life.
You may also know Lea Michele as Hester from the hit TV series Scream Queens. However, Michele subsequently earned most of her riches during her time in Glee. She was reportedly earning around $80,000 per episode and now has a current net worth of $14 million. We certainly hope that she has numerous investments locked up when she decides to lay low off of acting.
CHLOE GRACE MORETZ – $12M
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz began acting at age six with her first acting role was as Violet in the CBS series The Guardian. However, the young actress rose to prominence after she appeared in the horror film The Amityville Horror. She was also part of the television series Desperate Housewives, the comedy film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and another horror film, The Eye. In 2013, she was credited with the “Next Future Icon Award” by Elle magazine, and in 2014, she got named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of the year by Time magazine for her public support of LGBT equality.
Being one of the most influential teens definitely comes with its perks. Her roles in popular films allowed her to earn over $12 million as of 2017. Considering she’s still young, she might want to include putting her money in a couple of investments. She could certainly use her talent, skill, and influence as leverage to avoid getting broke in the future.
ELISABETH SHUE – $12.5M
Elisabeth Shue is an American actress famous for starring in The Karate Kid’s popular films, Back to the Future Part II and III, and Hollow Man. She has had nominations for a BAFTA, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe. However, while pursuing her acting career, Elisabeth still managed to study and get a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Harvard University. Her hard work and dedication have reaped many rewards since she won several Best Actress awards for the romantic drama film Leaving Las Vegas. No wonder she has got blessed with a net worth of $12.5 million!
Elisabeth certainly has a bright retirement ahead of her. Her current net worth, as well as being a Harvard alum, should pay off wonders for her. We believe that her charisma and academic background could open doors for her on different platforms. It’s hard to think of Elisabeth switching into other pursuits. She currently has a string of film and TV projects over the next few years.
CHER – $305M
It’s safe to assume that almost all of us know Cher for her iconic lyrics, “do you believe in life after love” from the song Believe. During her Hollywood heydays, fans celebrated the singer for her vocal stamina and her diva features. Dubbed as “Goddess of Pop,” she has several chart-topping songs such as If I Could Turn Back Time. She was also credited as “the most famous chanteuse and performer of our time” by Forbes. Cher is one of the best-selling music artists of all time after selling 100 million records worldwide. Well, that explains her net worth of $305 million!
Cher has recently returned to participating in film projects. She recently starred in the 2018 film “Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again.” She also has a 2020 film project wherein she’ll take on a critical role in the American movie “Bobbleheads: The Movie.” She continues her show business career despite her age and her already colossal net worth to her credit.
RONDA ROUSEY – $12M
Professional wrestler Ronda Rousey is the first ever to win the World Judo Championship. However, outside of pro-wrestling, Ronda is also an author with a published autobiography entitled My Fight / Your Fight. During her career in mixed martial arts, Rousey was named UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She was also named the first female fighter included in the UFC Hall of Fame. Because of her popularity, she was offered acting roles in Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and Mile 22. Thanks to her success, she was described as “one of the defining athletes of the 21st century” by Fox Sports.
She indeed used her MMA career as her stepping board to success and fame. Ronda Rousey even extended her money-making reach beyond merely being a former MMA fighter/actress. Besides her sports and entertainment career, Ronda also invested her investment money in a profitable business, adding to her wealth and fortune. We’ll undoubtedly see her net worth rise over the next few years as her investments begin to take off.
GIGI HADID – $13M
Gigi Hadid started her career at the age of 2 when she got hired to be a Baby Guess model. However, the young model’s parents decided to let her take a break from her professional life to focus on her studies. She resumed modeling at age 16. In 2015, she was credited “Model of the Year” by Daily Front Row and appeared in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She was also dubbed as the International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. The supermodel also performs cameo roles in several films such as Those Wrecked by Success.
Thanks to her high-profile projects and endorsements, Gigi’s career is now valued at around $13 million in net worth! Gigi has had her fair share of famous flings throughout the years. Gigi’s notable flings include Cody Simpson, Joe Jonas, and Zayn Malik. To her credit, she’s never found herself in any image-destroying scandals. She continues to cultivate her brand and her modeling career to the best of her ability.
RAY RICE – $14M
Ray Rice is an American football player who became famous after playing for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). During his time with the team, Ray Rice got dubbed as the Ravens’ second all-time leading rusher and placed second in rushing attempts and touchdowns. In 2012, his team won Super Bowl XLVII versus the San Francisco 49ers. However, in 2014, he ran into grave trouble with the law and got suspended by the National Football League. Thankfully for him, he got reinstituted into the league after he appealed the termination in federal courts.
Hopefully, he has learned his lesson so he can continue his profession as a football pro. It may be unclear if NFL teams would dare to give Ray Rice another opportunity. However, it’s a bright spot that he has his salary and net worth to use as leverage. We believe that Ray Rice, together with reliable support and guidance, can secure a bright future through other platforms. Maybe he can come up with a string of investments or sound money-making moves in the future.
AMY SCHUMER – $16M
Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer rose to fame after being a contestant on the reality competition series Last Comic Standing back in 2007. Before that, Schumer graduated with a degree in theater in 2003 at Towson University. Apart from stand-up comedy, she also wrote her autobiography The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, which topped The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list. In 2015, the actress got granted a Peabody Award for her comedy series Inside Amy Schumer. The series was co-produced, co-written, and created by the actress.
Besides that, she also won the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, this multi-talented woman is now worth 16 million dollars! Amy has also been successful in transitioning into television. She now has been the highlight of numerous TV shows about her passions. Amy certainly has the personality to pull a cooking show and other reality TV series about her everyday life. We’re happy for Amy, and we’re excited to see more of her future projects.
ROSARIO DAWSON – $16M
Actress and singer Rosario Dawson started her career in 1995 in the drama Kids. She also starred in the films Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, Rent, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and Sin City. For her performance in Rent, Dawson was awarded the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress for Motion Picture. She has done voice-over work as Wonder Woman in the DC Animated Movie Universe and Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie.
Aside from show business, Dawson also supports charities and causes; she works with Lower East Side Girls Club and lent her voice to the RESPECT! Campaign against domestic violence. Rosario has been in numerous TV and film projects since 1995. It’s no surprise that she ended up with a staggering net worth. In turn, we hope she’ll set aside some of her money to use on future investments. Considering how stable Rosario’s career has been over the past few years, she won’t need to worry about any money.
LUCY LIU – $16M
Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu came to fame for portraying Ling Woo on Ally McBeal. She has garnered numerous awards throughout her career, including Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Some of her chart-topping films are Chicago, Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill: Volume 1, and The Man with the Iron Fists. Her most recent film is Netflix’s Set It Up. Due to her skills, she definitely deserves her $16 million net worth!
Lucy Liu is more than a celebrated actress with a long list of awards and nominations. To her credit, she is also a philanthropist and has worked with UNICEF and the Human Rights Campaign. Liu is emerging as a director and an art exhibitionist. Some of her latest art exhibits have reached places like Singapore, Germany, England, and London. Lucy certainly has a number of passions that can keep her pre-occupied in her 50s.
REBEL WILSON – $16M
The charming Rebel Wilson is a natural when it comes to comedy. She rose to stardom when she played Fat Amy in the hit musical-comedy film Pitch Perfect and its two sequels. She was awarded Best Breakthrough Performance by MTV Movie Awards. In 2019, she starred in several films such as Isn’t It Romantic, The Hustle, Jojo Rabbit, and Cats. Currently, she is the host of Pooch Perfect, a dog styling competition. She has also produced some of the films and TV shows that she has worked on.
Rebel has a long list of projects slated for release in the near future. She’s already an award-winning actress, so we’re excited to see her pull in more awards and nominations over the next few years. She recently bought a home and several other investments in 2014. With her rising popularity, we’re sure that she’ll dramatically increase her net worth soon.
LIAM HEMSWORTH – $16M
Liam Hemsworth has gotten credit for his outstanding performance as Will Blakelee in the romantic film The Last Song. However, Liam truly made a name for himself when he starred in the popular The Hunger Games film series. His latest film is the thriller Arkansas. Liam’s siblings, Luke and Chris, are actors, too. He is also the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation and has helped The Malibu Foundation, a non-profit organization established after the Woolsey Fire incident.
Having a net worth of $28 million dollars, it surely wouldn’t hurt him to help and donate to the community. Liam is only 30 and already has numerous prominent roles under his resume. He has also received numerous awards and nominations this past decade. He has a good list of future projects lined up for him over the next few years. We should see Liam add more to his net worth pretty soon.
KRISTEN BELL – $16M
American actress Kristen became widely famous for her performance in the television series Veronica Mars, which earned her a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. She also starred in comedy films Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat, When in Rome, and You Again. Apart from acting, she also does voice-overs as the narrator of the hit TV series Gossip Girl and as Princess Anna in the Disney film Frozen.
Kristen married actor Dax Shepard in 2013. The couple even put their own flair into their engagement as Bell was the one who asked Shepard to marry her on Twitter. Shepard said yes, and their relationship is going strong seven years later. Now, Bell is a loving wife and a mom of two kids. She won’t have to worry about their finances or bankruptcy as her net worth is a whopping $40 million!
ZAC EFRON – $18M
Zac Efron became a prominent actor for his performance as Troy Bolton in the film series High School Musical. Since then, he has landed several lead roles in the movies 17 Again, The Lucky One, Neighbors, and The Greatest Showman. His latest film was about the serial killer Ted Bundy, entitled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. In 2010, Efron established his own production company named Ninjas Runnin’ Wild under Warner Bros.
Ninjas Runnin’ Wild produced his films Dirty Grandpa, That Awkward Moment, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. For sure, his net worth will just keep increasing in the future! The teen sensation has fearlessly tried out new acting roles that forced him to take acting more seriously. He’s been in several film genres after his High School Musical stint. It’d be easy to point out where Zac earned all of his riches, raking in film credit after film credit.
KATE UPTON – $20M
Michigan-born actress and model Kate Upton started as the cover model of Sports Illustrated in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. Due to her drop-dead gorgeous appearance, she also became the cover model for the 100th-anniversary of Vanity Fair. Her acting career started in the film Tower Heist. Upton has also appeared in films The Other Woman and The Layover. In 2014, she was credited as the “Sexiest Woman” by People magazine.
She continues to appear in several magazines including Vogue, Esquire, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Due to this, her net worth grew to a whopping $20 million dollars! We’re sure her credit score is excellent! Men would most certainly be disappointed to learn that this supermodel is now a devoted wife. She married Houston Astros baseball player Justin Verlander in 2017. Upton gave birth to their baby girl in 2018.
CHRISTIAN SLATER – $20M
Actor and producer Christian Slater became widely popular when he landed leading roles in The Legend of Billie Jean and Heathers. Despite the pressures of show business and personal struggles, he managed to stand on his own feet again and continued to pursue his passion for acting. He starred in the critically acclaimed television series Mr. Robot, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. His success is now evidenced by his escalating net worth!
Christian Slater has a long list of film and television credits under his belt. He made his acting debut at the tender age of 8 on ABC’s One Life to Live. He has also done voice work throughout his career. Slater is also no stranger to the theater, having performed in theatrical productions since 1978. Without a doubt, this multi-talented standout is bound to rake in a couple of awards and nominations for his performances.
CHRISSY METZ – $300,000
Actress and singer Chrissy Metz is famous for her portrayal of Kate Pearson on This Is Us. She has gotten nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards. She is also the lead vocalist of her band Chrissy and The Vapors. She has starred in the films Loveless in Los Angeles, The Onion Movie, and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Breakthrough is her latest film which is about a mother who believes in miracles and credits God for healing her son.
Due to her acclaimed performance in the movie, there will surely be more breakthrough films for her! While $7 million may be difficult to spend in one sitting, Chrissy Metz better put together a string of good financial investments. A good alternative would be to put her money in businesses that may flourish over the next few years. We’re excited to see Metz land more roles and steadily increase her net worth.
ANGELINA JOLIE – $160M
Angelina Jolie is a Hollywood superstar with several awards, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. She has been credited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress and is now worth $120 million dollars. She has played lead roles in numerous top-grossing films Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wanted, and Salt. Her recent work is the sequel of the Disney fantasy film, Maleficent.
She has become the spokesmodel for prestigious brands such as St. John, Shiseido, Guerlain, and Louis Vuitton. She’s certainly quite the investment, reportedly earning as much as $10 million for a brand deal! Jolie is also globally recognized for her humanitarian efforts, having received insignia of her honorary damehood from Queen Elizabeth II for campaigning against sexual violence in war zones. Jolie is living a selfless and incredible life! Angelina is also a devoted mother to her six children, three of whom she adopted internationally.
HILARY DUFF – $25M
Little girls of the 2000s grew up singing her songs. Hilary Duff is best known for her role as Lizzy McGuire in the hit series of the same name. The series opened the door of opportunity for her as she was offered lead roles in Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, and A Cinderella Story. She also pursued a successful music career, releasing albums such as Metamorphosis in 2003, Hilary Duff in 2004, and Breathe In. Breathe Out. in 2015.
Duff also has several business ventures businesses related to clothing lines, cosmetics, and children’s products. That explains her net worth of $25 million dollars! Duff married songwriter Matthew Koma in December 2019. They already have a daughter, Banks Violet Blair. Their marriage seems to be going well as the couple announced that Duff was pregnant with her third baby via Instagram. Since they’re pretty well-off, we’re certain that this music couple won’t need any cash loans to help raise their kids.
STEPHANIE MCMAHON – $25M
Business runs in the blood for Stephanie McMahon as she is the daughter of Vince McMahon, the Chief Executive Officer of WWE. McMahon is also a professional wrestling personality. She earned a degree in Communications at Boston University in 1998 and after graduating, she began working for WWE full-time. However, there was no nepotism involved as she had to work her way up the company, first working as a model and then as a receptionist.
Later on, she began directing and became the Senior Vice President of Creative Writing until she was promoted to executive vice president of Creative. Being an heir to the CEO, she is indeed worth millions! Stephanie has definitely come a long way from being a receptionist. She’s doing a pretty good job handling the WWE business as the current chief brand officer. They have transitioned to the new decade quite well. We believe that she’ll treat the entire WWE Entertainment business as an investment and cultivate it to become an even bigger brand.
COLIN KAEPERNICK – $25M
Colin Kaepernick was the quarterback of San Francisco 49ers for six seasons in the National Football League. In 2011, he graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in Business Management under a sports scholarship. After college, he signed a contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Kaepernick is also famous for being an activist and is hailed as the face of the new civil rights movement.
It is known that due to his strong principles, he is now a free agent. Mind you, the quarterback is worth $20 million! Kaepernick has yet to accept an offer from an NFL team. However, Colin Kaepernick recently went on a string of public workouts for a good number of NFL teams. Even if he doesn’t make it back to the NFL, we’re sure that he has numerous investments and endorsements to help him get by.
THE TOP JERSEY SHORE STARS – $26M
Reality television series Jersey Shore became a cultural phenomenon, with the top stars Snooki, Pauly D, and JWoww quickly rising to popularity! The series features the lifestyle of eight Italian-American housemates at a vacation home. The top three stars became such a hit that they were given spin-off shows. Pauly D was the first to have his own show, The Pauly D Project, which focused on his career as a DJ. Snooki and JWoww were also given their own show, Snookin & Jwoww, which ran for three seasons.
They also appeared in other TV shows and interviews. Credits to the sensational Jersey Shore, the three stars are now worth millions! The Jersey Shore stars are from being just another Hollywood wreck. These stars certainly used their platform to propel them even further. We’re certain that they were able to finance and capitalize on a string of businesses and investments that became profitable. We’re happy to see them flourish and happy during their post-Jersey Shore lives.
VANESSA WILLIAMS – $28M
Vanessa Williams is credited as the first African-American woman who became Miss America in 1983. She then pursued a career in singing and acting. She received Grammy Award nominations for her albums The Comfort Zone and The Sweetest Days. She also excelled as an actress and she is remembered for her roles as Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty and as Renee Perry on Desperate Housewives. In 2008, Syracuse University granted her a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Williams is a woman of beauty, brains, talent, and of course, wealth! Fans can certainly say that Vanessa treated her skills as her investment for a better life. Vanessa Williams had a fearless approach in trying out other careers. She’s had several film and TV projects. But, she doesn’t limit herself to acting as she’s also released numerous music projects. Vanessa even published two books!
EMMA STONE – $28M
Emma Stone became a Hollywood sensation and is remembered for her versatility as an actress. She can do comedy, drama, and action. Stone was listed as the highest-paid actress in the world in 2017. She is also a recipient of several awards, such as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. This charming actress also starred in The Amazing Spider-Man, Birdman, La La Land, Easy A, and The Help. Stone is also a style icon. Fashion magazine Vogue credits her for her “sophisticated, perfectly put-together looks”.
Emma Stone is an all-in-one package, so it’s no wonder she is worth $30 million dollars! Emma certainly cultivated her brand to be unique and intriguing. It has been a pleasant experience to watch her start from humble movies like Superbad into landing more prominent roles with Marvel and even Broadway. It’s not difficult to pinpoint where Emma got all her riches from as she now has an extensive film resume to show for it.
MILA KUNIS – $30M
Mila Kunis landed her first role as Jackie Burkhart on the hit TV series That ’70s Show, where she met her eventual husband, Ashton Kutcher. Kunis also voices Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy. She also did comedy films such as Friends with Benefits, Ted, and Bad Moms. She was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan. Her skills as an actress are praised by many. The Wall Street Journal credited her “fresh beauty and focused energy”. Her massive net worth is proof of her career growth!
Mila Kunis married fellow That 70’s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher in 2015. The two were an on-screen love team, and it was heartwarming for fans to see the couple end up together in real life. Mila and Ashton currently have two kids as of 2020. We certainly hope that Kelso and Jackie have a long and lasting marriage, free from divorce lawyers and divorce papers.
CHRIS PRATT – $30M
Everybody loves Chris Pratt. His on- and off-screen charisma and fun personality has landed him several lead roles. His popularity intensified when he played Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt has also starred in Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven, Passengers, and the Avengers film series. He won the Saturn Award for Best Actor by the Saturn Awards, Best Ensemble by the Detroit Film Critics Society, and Breakthrough Performer of the Year for his performance in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Indeed, he is a Star-Lord in the entertainment industry and truly deserves his net worth of $60 million! Chris also went on numerous weight loss attempts. Most were for his roles in Marvel’s Avengers and other film projects that required him to be in shape. He certainly acknowledges that his body is an investment and is his ticket into landing more prominent big-screen roles. Regardless, Chris has been in demand and has an extensive list of film projects lined up.
AMBER HEARD – $9M
Actress and model Amber Heard became popular for her breakthrough roles in the films Never Back Down and Pineapple Express, where she earned the Breakthrough Award at the Young Hollywood Awards. She also became the female lead in numerous films alongside Johnny Depp and Nicolas Cage. In 2017, she landed the role of Mera, Aquaman’s queen, in the DC film Aquaman which was credited as the 5th highest-grossing film of 2018.
She was recently appointed a global ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. Throughout her career, she appeared in more than 20 films and several TV shows. She also has upcoming projects to be released soon! Amber is also serious about her activism work. She has raised awareness on issues such as domestic and sexual violence and was named a Human Rights Champion. She currently stars in The Stand, a TV show adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.
DEMI LOVATO – $30M
Demi Lovato started her career as a child actress in the children’s TV series Barney & Friends. She then portrayed the lead role in the musical television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Apart from her acting career, she also pursued music and has sold over two million albums. The top-selling songs “This Is Me” and “Skyscraper” are credited to her. She was also given the opportunity to be a judge and mentor on The X Factor USA.
After a career spanning over a decade, her net worth has ballooned to $40 million. Demi has quite the real-estate portfolio, and at one point owned three homes in Los Angeles. In 2016, Demi started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and currently has a blue belt. Demi’s currently active on most social media platforms, making it a point to enjoy the single life.
RYAN GOSLING – $30M
Ryan Gosling began his career in the show business as a child actor, having appeared in Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club, and movies Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps. He was offered several leading roles, one of which is in the widely-acclaimed romantic film, The Notebook, alongside Rachel McAdams. He also portrayed the role of a lawyer in the thriller Fracture with Anthony Hopkins, which became a top-grossing film in 2007.
His successful films have earned him a net worth of $70 million. Gosling is also a recipient of the Golden Globe for Best Actor and several Academy Award nominations. The Notebook and La La Land star also tried his hand at directing and writing his own film, Lost River, which was released in 2014. It’s always a pleasure to see Ryan branch out into other interests and passions. He currently has a film project set to release in 2021 called The Gray Man.
CHELSEA CLINTON – $30M
Chelsea Clinton is the only child of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She made a name for herself as an advocate of public health, as an author, and as a special correspondent for NBC News. Chelsea earned her master’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy in international relations from the University of Oxford. She also wrote five children’s books and co-authored a book discussing global health policy. She also wrote articles for Time magazine, CNN, and Huffington Post.
She married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in 2010. Together, the couple shares a combined net worth of $25 million dollars. It’s not a secret that Chelsea is a well-educated woman. It should only be a matter of time before we see Chelsea take a crack at politics like her parents. Given that she’s studied various topics and fields, we’d be confident that she’d be an effective and knowledgeable leader like Bill.
LOUIS C.K. – $31M
Louis C.K. is a famous stand-up comedian who is the recipient of not one, but two Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album. He has been credited as one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. C.K. started as a writer for comedians Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, and David Letterman in the 1990s. He was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for The Chris Rock Show.
He also pursued acting, appearing in American Hustle and Blue Jasmine. He has directed two feature films, Tomorrow Night and Pootie Tang. C.K. can do just about anything, having earned millions from his various ventures. Louis had his fair share of negative publicity throughout his career. However, he refuses to let the negativity get to him. He released a string of projects this 2020, including a stand-up special. One of those projects also had him join fellow comedian Dave Chappelle to do standup amidst the pandemic.
ELLEN POMPEO – $35M
Ellen Pompeo is best known as Dr. Meredith Grey in the hit drama series Grey’s Anatomy. She started as a commercial model for L’Oreal and went on to pursue an acting career. Since 2017, she has been credited as one of the highest-paid actors in the world and also the highest-ranked actor from a drama series. She has won the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Actress.
Thanks to the character of Dr. Meredith Grey, Pompeo is now worth $80 million dollars. Ellen recently said that she’s lost her interest in acting after Grey’s Anatomy completed its run. So, what has the Grey’s Anatomy alum been busy with lately? She’s currently producing numerous TV shows and still is working on projects relating to Grey’s Anatomy. Without a doubt, Ellen must be doing good as she reportedly earned $23.5 million.
DAN MARINO – $35M
American football quarterback Dan Marino came to fame after playing for the Miami Dolphins for seventeen consecutive seasons. As a student, he played for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team, and signed a contract with Miami Dolphins after getting his degree in communications. Marino was included in the list of the 100 greatest football players by Sporting News and earned the title of highest-ranking Dolphins player. He was given an honorary doctoral degree in broadcast journalism by the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2000, he announced his retirement. Nevertheless, his football legacy has earned him millions. So what has been Dan up to after his NFL career? The NFL and Miami Dolphins’ legend has been getting into racing. He’s involved in a marketing role for a NASCAR team and also has his foundation to attend to. There’s no known involvement in any football-related pursuits as the NFL legend appears to have left his legacy and records behind for good.
ARIANA GRANDE – $35M
Talented singer Ariana Grande is now popular worldwide for her singing prowess. She first got her start as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon TV show Victorious and its spin-off Sam & Cat. Her best-selling singles include “Love Me Harder”, “Break Free”, “Bang Bang”, and “Thank U, Next”. Grande is the recipient of a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. In 2018, Billboard credited Grande as the “Woman of the Year” as her success in the music industry soared even higher.
We believe there is more to Grande’s music career and for sure, an increase of net worth is bound to follow! She won’t have to worry about bankruptcy for the rest of her life. Without a doubt, Ariana really turned her career around from starting as a young star in a series of Nickelodeon projects. The singer has released award-winning singles after award-winning singles. She’s definitely a part of today’s pop culture landscape.
JOEL OSTEEN – $40M
American pastor and evangelist Joel Osteen rose to fame for his televised sermons. His sermons are viewed by millions of audiences worldwide. Osteen may have not received a degree from a divinity school, but he is successful in founding his church’s television program. He is also the best-selling author of books Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential and Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day. He declared that he relied on his books for his income, as he has no salary as a senior pastor of Lakewood Church.
Joel Osteen and his church recently got a money loan of $4 million dollars. He’ll definitely be able to continue his ministry while being able to provide for his followers. Joel Osteen’s church resumed in-person in October 2020 with strict social distancing and virus prevention protocols. Normal operations should soon take place as a vaccine is under way.
SUSAN BOYLE – $40M
Susan Boyle came to fame after her show-stopping performance of Les Misérables’ “I Dreamed a Dream” on the hit singing competition Britain’s Got Talent. In 2009, she released her first album I Dreamed a Dream, which became the second best-selling album in the US in the same year. Boyle has reached the peak of her career when she was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in the field of music by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Boyle still holds the Guinness World record for Fastest-selling Album by a Female in the UK. Her $40 million dollar net worth is well-deserved!
Boyle doesn’t stop being competitive despite her net worth. She joined America’s Got Talent: The Champions as a contestant. She was later asked about her reasons for joining the competition, to which she replied that she “just wanted to win”. She released another album in 2019 entitled Ten. Given that she’s still pretty active in performing and creating, her net worth will increase even more.
KALEY CUOCO – $45M
American actress and producer Kaley Cuoco may have starred in several TV series and films, but her role as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory stood out among the rest because she garnered a Satellite Award for Best Actress Award for Television Series Musical or Comedy. It was known that she earned a million dollars per episode, and it is indeed reflected in her current net worth of $45 million dollars!
In 2014, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was credited to her. Three years after, she established her own production company called Yes, Norman Productions. The Big Bang Theory may have ended in 2019, but the end of the show shouldn’t mean terrible things for Cuoco financially. She still has a long list of current television and film projects. She’s set to star in The Flight Attendant.
ALYSSA MILANO – $45M
Phenomenal actress Alyssa Milano is widely known for her role as Phoebe Halliwell in the fantasy drama Charmed. She is also prominent for her roles in the series Who’s the Boss? and Melrose Place. Milano is also renowned for making investments of time, resources, and effort into the causes she supports. She was an advocate for AIDS in the late 1980s and is also an active UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the USA. She has been a recipient of UNICEF’s Spirit of Compassion Award.
It is better to give than to receive for Alyssa Milano. That is why she has been showered with blessings! Milano is married to Creative Artists Agency agent David Bugliari. They have two kids, a boy and a girl. She created the comic book series Hacktivist in 2013, which garnered positive reviews. She last appeared in the 2018 film Little Italy.
SELENA GOMEZ – $45M
Actress-singer Selena Gomez began her career as a child star in Barney & Friends. She gained prominence when she starred in the Emmy Award-winning TV series Wizards of Waverly Place. She also serves as the executive producer of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and Living Undocumented. Her huge success in film and production is of an equal degree to her success in music. In 2017, she sold over 22 million singles worldwide.
In 2014, Gomez was diagnosed with lupus and had to undergo a kidney transplant. Despite her hiatus in the entertainment industry, she still reached a net worth of $75 million dollars. Despite all her personal struggles over the past few years, Selena’s back to making music again. She recently released her third solo album, Rare and launched her own makeup brand, Rare Beauty. We’re excited to see if she goes go on tour again, given that touring may have a possible effect on her current health conditions.
JUDGE JUDY- $47M
Judy Sheindlin is a former Manhattan family court judge and a prosecution lawyer who starred in the American daytime reality court show, Judge Judy. In 1996, she retired as a family court judge with a record of hearing more than 20,000 cases. Judge Judy was first recognized when she was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Thereafter, she was offered to star in the reality courtroom series she is now known for. The TV show had high ratings in the United States and garnered three Emmy Awards.
It is no surprise that her net worth has reached $440 million, given her outstanding intelligence and skills! Judge Judy is now on its 24th season. It was only three years ago since the show trounced all of its competitors in daytime streaming. The show also has an incredible 6.8 household rating as of 2018. Without a doubt, the show and its main focal point are here to stay and continue its reign over other daytime TV shows.
MELISSA MCCARTHY – $50M
Comedienne Melissa McCarthy is known for her roles in Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who? and Mike & Molly. Melissa has certainly collected a handsome sum of money over the course of her successful career in Hollywood. In 2017, she hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live which earned her a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred in comedy films such as Spy, Identity Thief, Tammy, and St. Vincent.
Aside from show business, McCarthy also has other investments. She put up her own production company called On the Day Productions and launched her own clothing line named Melissa McCarthy Seven7. We can see why her net worth amounts to $90 million dollars! Her wealth will only increase with the way her businesses are flourishing! It’s exciting to think about what her net worth will amount to in the near future.
JESSE JAMES – $100M
Jesse James started building his bike empire in 1992 in his mother’s garage. The company has grown to become one of the biggest organizations in the west. The shop was called West Coast Choppers. From then on, his success grew and brought him immense wealth. He ventured into several business investments as well, including Austin Speed Shop, Cisco Burger restaurant, Jesse’s Girl clothing line, and a gun shop. Numerous businesses have sprung up but few have actually stayed relevant like the ones the actor has.
James also became a TV personality when he became the host of the show Monster Garage, and his popularity and fame grew exponentially. He then established his own production company which produced shows like Iraq Confidential with Jesse James, History of the Chopper, and Green Scream. Thanks to his business empire, he’s now worth a hundred million dollars!
JOHNNY GALECKI – $50M
Actor and comedian Johnny Galecki is best known for playing Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory, but his face has also been seen many times before in many other film projects. He also starred in several films such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, I Know What You Did Last Summer, In Time, and Rings. He received accolades including a Young Artist Award for Best Youth Comedian and a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical.
Johnny has received a comfortable sum of money from his credits as an actor and all that has added up to a whopping $100 million met worth. He was also credited as one of the highest-paid television actors in the world in 2018, earning a million dollars per episode of The Big Bang Theory during its peak. No wonder he hit a $100 million!
JEREMY CLARKSON – $55M
Journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson hosted the BBC’s Top Gear from 2002 to 2015 for which he gained fame and popularity all around the world. Anyone who knows anything about cars would know Jeremy and his alluring personality. Motoring is one of Jeremy’s passions and he has produced programs centered around the idea. He also writes for magazines and weekly columns such as The Sun and The Sunday Times. In his article for Top Gear magazine, he credited the Shropshire Star as his first outlet as a motoring columnist.
While living his passion, he has also owned numerous luxury cars including Lexus LFA, Ferrari F355, and Ford GT. Well, if you’re living a millionaire lifestyle, who wouldn’t want to splurge on luxury cars? A fitting way to spend an incredible amount of wealth is to buy the things that made you rich in the first place. Jeremy is living the life that every car enthusiast dreams of!
NATALIE PORTMAN – $60M
Natalie Portman debuted her acting career at the age of 12 and has such an iconic face that every person on the planet has seen her. She became a renowned actress when she starred in the Star Wars film series, Black Swan, V for Vendetta, and No Strings Attached. Portman became a crowd’s favorite, not only because of her talent and beauty, but also because of her strong personality and being outspoken on current issues.
Natalie is the perfect role model as an actress and outside of acting as well, having a lot of influence to humanitarian causes. She also dedicated herself to advocating anti-poverty activities through micro-finance and has encouraged different universities to take part in the cause. In 2003, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University. She did all of the filming for some of the Star Wars films while chasing a degree. She is indeed a woman of power and influence!
ADAM LEVINE – $60M
Singer-songwriter Adam Levine is the lead vocalist of the pop-rock band Maroon 5. He is one of the most coveted singers in this era of music because of his talent, skill and prowess as a performer. The band rose to fame in 2002 when they released their first album, Songs About Jane, which became a hit. Since then, the band’s fame has skyrocketed to the point that most of their songs have become household karaoke songs. Their top songs which feature Levine’s melodic voice include “Memories”, “She Will Be Loved”, “Payphone”, and “Moves Like Jagger”.
These are only some of the songs that have shaped the way people appreciate pop music. The band has received three American Music Awards and three Grammy Awards, to name a few. In his success, Levine always credits his mother for influencing and supporting him in this career path since she loves music, too. What a sweet guy! Well, we believe he deserves his earnings.
BRITNEY SPEARS – $63M
Everybody adores famous pop star Britney Spears. Her gorgeous smile, sweet singing voice, and sexy dance moves captured the hearts of many. She was credited a “Princess of Pop” and was Forbes’ highest-paid female musician of the year in 2012. No one would think that Britney would achieve the fame and success she has today. Most of her albums were worldwide successes such as …Baby One More Time, Oops!… I Did It Again, Blackout, and Circus. Some of her albums have reached the highest recognition and they have become classic hits throughout the world.
Spears was awarded a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards, and also a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 2003. With those achievements under her belt, it’s easy to see why she gained so much wealth. It’s quite right that she is worth $115 million dollars!
JENNIFER GARNER – $65M
Jennifer Garner became a renowned actress after her performance in the action thriller series Alias, where she garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. Garner earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater performance in 1994. Jennifer is truly an amazing actress with who has inspired so many people. Films credited to her are 13 Going on 30, Elektra, Daredevil, and The Invention of Lying.
She also provided the voice of Mama Llama for Netflix’s animated series Llama Llama, and also voiced herself in an episode of the hit series The Simpsons. Jennifer’s acting and voice go hand in hand to give her prime years one of the most successful runs in Hollywood. Garner’s tenured time in the business has also earned her millions in net worth, ensuring that her future and her children’s future is secured and free from financial hardships.
EMMA WATSON – $70M
Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. She was only 11 years old at that time when she started working for the film and the franchise served as the reason for Emma’s incredible wealth. Watson was the highest-grossing actress of the 2000s and we can see why she is still worth millions today. The films she starred in after the Harry Potter movies were also great hits.
Her performance in Harry Potter paved the way for more leading roles in films Beauty and the Beast, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Bling Ring. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Brown University and is currently a UN Women Goodwill ambassador. This young lady is making waves in the industry today, setting an example to other celebrities that an empowered woman can change the world.
BRADLEY COOPER – $100M
Actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper is one of the world’s highest-paid actors, with a net worth of 100 million dollars. Cooper has shifted his genre in acting time and time again; it’s amazing how he still nails his character every time. He played several lead roles in films such as Limitless, The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Sniper. The actor has definitely made it clear that he isn’t just a one-movie wonder and can actually adapt to different roles with precision.
Cooper made it big when he won a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award, and he was also nominated for an Academy Award and Tony Award. His films have earned a total of $11.2 billion worldwide. Cooper holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York. We’re looking forward to seeing more of him on our screens soon!
STACY KEIBLER – $4.5M
Stacey Keibler is a retired professional wrestler who was popular in the WWE. The gorgeous Keibler was also credited for her unusually long legs and was dubbed as “The Legs of WWE”. Don’t be fooled by this seemingly feminine title though, Keibler is one of the strongest and versatile wrestlers to ever step on the WWE stage. This gal is not only about looks; she is a multi-talented lady as well.
The wrestler has won numerous competitions outside of wrestling, proving to everyone that she doesn’t need to just stay in one place to succeed. She won third place in the dance competition series Dancing with the Stars and has also landed acting roles in TV series such as George Lopez, What About Brian, and October Road. She also appeared on the covers of Maxim and Stuff. Her career in the entertainment industry earned her $25 million dollars.
KIM CATTRALL – $75M
Kim Cattrall was widely-acclaimed for portraying as Samantha Jones on HBO’s comedy-drama series, Sex and the City, for which she received accolades including Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress back in 2002. The actress has definitely given everything she’s got just to prove that she has the talent and the skill to stay relevant in Hollywood. After the success of the TV series, it was turned into films, namely Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2.
Cattrall is also credited in several films such as Big Trouble in Little China, City Limits, Midnight Crossing, and The Return of the Musketeers. She also starred and worked as an executive producer on the HBO TV series Sensitive Skin. Cattrall has a resume that others can only dream of. The award-winning actress turned producer surely deserves her hard-earned millions and with the way her career is going, salaries will just keep on coming!
KELLY RIPA – $75M
Kelly Ripa studied in Camden County College to pursue a degree in Psychology but later dropped out to chase her Hollywood dreams. The decision to drop out of college wasn’t an easy one, as Kelly had to prove herself to everyone before they gave her support. She landed the role of Hayley Vaughan on the soap opera, All My Children, and later on became a successful TV host of the morning talk show, Live! with Kelly and Ryan. After a number or trial and errors, her career started to see some success.
Ripa also went into TV production with her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, and established their own production company called Milojo. Everything after that was history and just stepping stones towards her incredible wealth. Ripa was dubbed as one of the Most Powerful People in Media in 2014 by The Hollywood Reporter. It is no surprise that she earns millions!
LARRY THE CABLE GUY – $80M
Daniel Lawrence Whitney started as a stand-up comedian and became popular after portraying the Cable Guy character. Whitney credits his college roommates for inspiring his Southern accent impression. After years of constantly practicing his accents and voice impersonations, Whitney gained quite a bit of popularity from stand-up and local gigs. Since then, he has been widely known as Larry the Cable Guy. Everyone laughs at Whitney’s impersonations and jokes and no matter how many routines he does, he still pulls it off every time.
His first two comedy albums have been certified gold by the RIAA. That’s a big deal if you’re a comedian. Due to his success, he released another album and appeared on comedy shows. Whitney also worked as a radio personality and provided the voice for Mater in Disney’s animated film Cars. The hardworking Larry the Cable Guy’s net worth amounts to $80 million dollars now. That’s a lot of investment money!
TIM ALLEN – $80M
Actor Tim Allen is best known for his role as Santa Claus in The Santa Clause film series and as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement. His iconic family-oriented movie characters have become a favorite for many people around the world. Other films credited to him are Jungle 2 Jungle, Galaxy Quest, For Richer or Poorer, and The Shaggy Dog. He is also the voice behind the character of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films.
Every kid born in the 90s knows his voice for that! He has received several accolades, such as Favorite Actor in a Comedy, Favorite Male TV Performer, and Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor. In his career of more than 30 years, he is now worth $100 million dollars! With such a large amount of money in Allen’s bank account, he can now retire early and forget about trivial matters such as loan, debt, or insurance.
BILL O’REILLY – $85M
Journalist and TV host Bill O’Reilly is the big guy behind The O’Reilly Factor, a news and talk show. If you’re someone who watches news on a regular basis, O’Reilly is a familiar face. The O’Reilly Factor became a hit and O’Reilly was hailed as “the biggest star in the 20-year history at Fox News”. His talent and skills brought him to prominence. It is rare for TV hosts to hold such an iconic label in the entertainment business as most people wouldn’t even think that a host on a news program would have so much personality.
He holds a master of arts degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. He authored and co-authored several best-selling books such as The O’Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life and Culture Warrior. It is not surprising that he is worth $85 million dollars!
REBA MCENTIRE – $95M
Reba McEntire started her career when she was just a student, singing in the Kiowa High School band. From those early endeavors, her career blossomed. She was discovered when she sang the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and later signed a contract with Mercury Records in 1975. People were amazed at how versatile she was and her voice was certainly amazing as well. She was credited as “The Queen of Country,” having sold more than 75 million records worldwide throughout her career.
The unique and recognizable voice of Reba has serenaded people all around the world. She then began a career in acting and had her own television sitcom, Reba. After seeing success in the first few episodes, her wealth increased tenfold and the rest is history. McEntire has recorded a total of 33 studio albums and has appeared in 10 films, which explains her huge net worth of $95 million dollars!
HOWARD STERN – $95M
Howard Stern rose to prominence because of his radio show, The Howard Stern Show. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone that hasn’t heard of his show. Besides being an icon in radio, Stern is also quite the overachiever because of the fact that he has won several industry awards, being the Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year for eight consecutive years. That’s a feat only a fair few have managed during his career. He has also hosted late-night TV shows and pay-per-view events.
He is also an author of two books, Private Parts and Miss America, which were credited by The New York Times as number one bestsellers. His book Private Parts was adapted into a comedy film under Paramount Pictures and became a box office hit. This is why his net worth now amounts to $650 million dollars.
JEFF FOXWORTHY – $100M
The stand-up comedian Jeff Foxworthy is famous for being a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Due to his comedy success, Foxworthy starred in his sitcom called The Jeff Foxworthy Show and also had his radio show called The Foxworthy Countdown. He also showed up in several TV shows and hosted the game show The American Bible Challenge. Foxworthy did not finish his degree at Georgia Institute of Technology but worked at IBM, where his colleagues urged him to join comedy competitions.
From then on, he pursued his career, which grew his net worth to 100 million dollars! Aside from being a famous actor and comedian, Jess is an author and a producer as well. There is no doubt that he invested a great deal of his time in each of his careers. He later launched Foxworthy Outdoors, a website filled with hunting brands and outdoor products. I guess it’s safe to say that Jeff is a john-of-all-trades.
CAITLYN JENNER – $100M
Before having gender change, Caitlyn Jenner was a retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. She loved sports and was good at it that she pursued a degree in physical education. Now, Caitlyn is a renowned TV personality and the parent of the famous Kendall and Kylie Jenner. She appears on the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and her family and starred in her TV series entitled I Am Cait, centered on her gender transition.
She has been an inspiration to the LGBT community. Her popularity gained her a net worth of 100 million. Caitlyn is active on social media and has appeared on almost every talk show. Despite some criticism regarding her sexuality and a few non-acceptance issues left from her ex-wife, Caitlyn remains collected. Rather than entertaining all the negativity, she chose to live a decent lifestyle and invests most of her time in her kids and career.
CELINE DION – $800 M
Celine Dion is a world-class Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is considered among the best-selling artists in music history, with more than 200 million records sold across the world. The singer is noted for her technical skills and powerful vocals. The talents she possesses have helped her earn an excellent net worth of $800 million. Aside from her legendary career in music, Dion has many endeavors in life, so she does not need any cash loansto buy any luxury item she wants.
Her global breakthrough was in 1992 with the animated film Beauty and the Beast. Her duet with Peabo Bryson won her an Academy Award, Grammy Award and made it into number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singer then gained more recognition for My Heart Will Go On singer, which became the theme song of the famous film Titanic.
GEORGE CLOONEY – $500 M
Here comes our favorite Batman, George Clooney, who has a net worth of $500 million. His amazing career spans four decades, during which he attained three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards for his performances. At 59 years old, he already obtained an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry. Throughout his career, Clooney has had impressive acting credits in films and TV shows such as Ocean’s Eleven, From Dusk till Dawn, ER, and The Golden Girls.
People should not be surprised why the actor was included in the Time 100 list multiple times. In addition, he is regarded as one of the most in-demand A-list stars in Hollywood. Besides acting, Clooney also enjoys investing in real estate properties and businesses. In 2006, he co-founded a production company called Smokehouse Pictures, which produced the Academy Award-winning film Argo.
JULIA ROBERTS – $250 M
The Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts found immediate success when she entered Hollywood. She has received many accolades in her career, such as three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress for her exceptional work in Erin Brockovich. Roberts is also a four-time nominee at the Academy Award. We are sure that the actress has given her best efforts to meet the standard of international audiences. Aside from her career achievements, she also garnered a vast net worth.
The massive investment money helped her do more and explore other business ventures; she is currently working behind the scenes as a producer through her company Red Om Films. Moreover, People magazine named her the most beautiful woman globally five times, and we cannot agree more. While we are eager to see her again in upcoming motion pictures, Roberts also seems to be enjoying other things in life.
JACK NICHOLSON – $400 M
As one of the most nominated and wealthiest actors in the entertainment industry, Jack Nicholson belongs to the A-list stars in Hollywood. His net worth of $400 million came from his earnings in films and bonuses. Apart from his movie income, a significant portion comes from his various investments in real estate properties. The star appeared in many notable films like Chinatown, The Departed, Easy Rider, Terms of Endearment, Red, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Nicholson is the most nominated male actor at the Oscars Awards and has received 12 nominations at the Academy Awards. The actor has been on hiatus since 2010, with many speculations that he has quit acting altogether. Nevertheless, he is now living a comfortable life with his great fortune. His fans will still welcome him on big screens someday and will support him all the way.
STEVEN TYLER – $150 M
Steven Tyler gained massive fame for being the lead singer and founding member of the band Aerosmith. Likewise, the band became a part of the most victorious bands in history. Tyler is a well-known rock star around the world with $150 million under his name. With his influences and contributions to the band, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Aside from a successful music career, the rock star ventured into acting and starred in numerous films. He appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Two and a Half Men, and Wayne’s World 2. Additionally, he was a judge on American Idol for two seasons. Tyler knows how to work his way in the industry, and people should never doubt him. He does not need payday loans in his life; just talents and skills are sufficient.
MATT LAUER – $80 M
Matt Lauer is a former American TV host and news anchor with an $80 million net worth. He had a long career and became popular for hosting The Today Show for almost two decades. The former host went to Ohio University but dropped out to follow his dreams in television. His first job was as a producer at WOWK-TV. After a year, he became restless and was the on-air reporter for the company’s evening newscast. He later returned to school to finish his college degree.
Lauer’s first global TV appearance was in the ABC’s daytime series Fame, Fortune, and Romance as a co-host of Robin Leach. He likewise starred in its spin-off, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Though it was short-lived, it helped him develop his professional career. He found success on NBC and hosted the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade until he was let go in 2017.
MARIAH CAREY – $320 M
The Guinness World Records named Mariah Carey as Songbird Supreme due to her signature whistle register and five-octave range. She belongs to the 15 best-selling artists of all time and has sold over 200 million albums across the world. Likewise, she is the second best-selling female musician in history after Madonna. To date, she has won 10 American Music Awards, five Grammy Awards, and 15 Billboard Music Awards.
At age 51, Carey already has a colossal net worth of $320 million, more than enough to pay her bills, whether it’s some credit card bills or a brand-new sports car. Her earnings come from record royalties, contracts, and albums. While the Always Be My Baby singer does not care for the numbers, she is among the victorious singers whose career spanned over the years and all over the world. She is not just a successful singer but a businesswoman, record producer, and actress.
PETER JACKSON – $500 M
The Lord of the Rings trilogy would never have gained massive success without its director, producer, and writer Peter Jackson. With his leadership, the trilogy attained many awards. Prior to his work on the series, his other film credits were already highly acclaimed, including The Frighteners, The Hobbit, Mortal Engines, and Heavenly Creatures. With these successful films, he easily bagged a $500 million net worth.
Jackson is a generous person and chose to give some of his hard-earned money to charities. Like all producers, he also began with humble beginnings. He shot his first feature film, Bad Taste, for many years until he perfectly replicated the vision in his brilliant mind. After the vast success in LOTR, Universal Studios and Jackson worked on a remake of King Kong, the film that originally inspired him to make films as a kid. He followed the film with a TV adaptation of the book The Lovely Bones.
SALMA HAYEK – $200 M
Known for her telenovela Teresa, Salma Hayek was highly acclaimed for her work on the TV show, which made her earned various award nominations. In every project she’s in, she knows how to display her charm and unique beauty. She is among the well-known actresses who know both English and Spanish. Many are still in love with her acting job in the motion picture Frida. The star’s recent acting performances include films such as The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Drunk Parents, and How to Be a Latin Lover. Moreover, Hayek is a dedicated human rights advocate and was nominated at the VH1 Do Something Awards for her humanitarian work.
The Mexican actress is married to one of the richest people on the globe, Francois Henri Pinault. Even though her husband has billions in investments, Hayek knows how to work her way in the industry and has an impressive net worth of $200 million.
BEN AFFLECK – $150 M
Ben Affleck’s film career does not stop at being an actor. He is as well a renowned producer, director, and screenwriter. Ben achieved huge success after starring and writing Good Will Hunting, where he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The actor even starred in and directed the film Argo, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In the span of Affleck’s career, he earned millions, making him a $150 million net worth. With that, we doubt that he will ever need personal loans in this lifetime.
One of his biggest earnings came from the movie Paycheck. It is amazing how the film sounds coincidence in his real-life. Some of his other projects include Gone Girl, Deep Water, Gone Baby Gone, The Last Thing He Wanted, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma. He won several more awards like Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA Awards.
KATE WINSLET – $65 M
Kate Winslet skyrocketed to popularity after her role as Rose in the overly successful film Titanic. From there, she bagged numerous impressive roles, showing off her acting profession and skills. The actress first specialized in period films. However, she later ventured into contemporary roles, which proved her versatility in the entertainment business. As among the most decorated actresses in the modern era, she has a $65 million net worth in her name. Furthermore, she is an award-winning actress who has earned a Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Emmy Award.
With the income she received from her films like The Reader, Finding Neverland, and Little Children, she was able to put up investments. Her money will grow even more, especially that she has more projects and acting jobs coming her way. She is the voice behind Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin.
SAOIRSE RONAN – $7 M
Saoirse Ronan has a beautiful face and impressive acting skills to boot. She used these to claim her fame in the film industry. While her looks are gorgeous, she impressed people with how well she can perform on big screens. The Irish-American actress made her film debut on the series The Clinic. Ever since her performance, she did not stop acting and continues to accumulate actingcredits. Today, with all the efforts and hard work she put into acting, she deserves her $7 million net worth.
Throughout her career, Ronan has achieved several awards and nominations. She recently gained an Academy Award nomination for her work on Little Women. She then starred with Kate Winslet on Ammonite and is set to star in The French Dispatch this year. She also appeared in the famous film Lady Bird, which got her another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
CHARLIE HUNNAM – $20 M
Charlie Hunnam is an English screenwriter and actor who achieved massive fame for his role in Sons of Anarchy. That role earned him numerous award nominations. Hunnam now has a $20 million net worth and will not need personal loans in his life. The actor even starred in other films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Undeclared, Nicholas Nickleby, and Queer as Folk. Besides his acting work, he sold some of his screenplays, such as Vlad, to Summit Entertainment.
During his career, he has earned three Emmy Award nominations, a People’s Choice Award nomination, two Critic’s Choice Television Award nominations, and a Satellite Award nomination. Recently, his $2.7 million mansion was featured on Architectural Digest. The actor is interested in real estate and is planning to acquire more properties. Hunnam has many upcoming projects, and his big fanbase is excited to see them.
JOSH BROLIN – $45 M
Josh Brolin is a famous American actor with a $45 million net worth. He earned his investment money by performing various roles in TV shows, theater, and movies. Sone of his remarkable roles are W., No Country for Old Men, True Grit, The Goonies, and Men in Black 3. Brolin spent his life acting, with one of his prominent roles being from The Young Riders, where he played Wild Bill Hickok. The series lasted for two seasons, and after that, he starred again in several series such as Mister Sterling and Winnetka Road.
In his life-long career, the actor has received various awards such as Oscars, NRB Awards, NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Male Performance. Besides working as an actor, he is a producer and produced several films like The People Speak, X, and A People’s History of the United States.
KANYE WEST – $6.6 B
Kanye West is one of the most famous billionaires in the world. He is a rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West became popular after he released his debut album The College Dropout. Since then, he worked his way to the top. West has won 21 Grammy Awards out of 69 nominations and sold more than 140 million singles around the world. There is no doubt that he belongs to the exclusive group of most awarded and successful music artists on the planet.
Over the years, West ventured into business and found success in it as well. Through a partnership with Adidas, he created Yeezy, a world-class clothing line where he earned vast investment money. In fact, West is the wealthiest black person in the history of the US, having a net worth of $6.6 billion. Furthermore, he also has a partnership with The Gap worth $1 billion.
TERRY BRADSHAW – $45 M
Terry Bradshaw is like a success magnet. The ex-NFL superstar has been the jock of all trades ever since he retired from playing the game. From starring in films and TV shows to recording artists, Bradshaw has made his bank full and his investments flowing.
The former athlete created a very impressive track record as a professional football player. He plays quarterback for Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 until his retirement in 1983. He is considered the greatest quarterback player of all time and has the strongest arms in the history of the NFL. Through his great leadership and sportsmanship, he was able to bring his team to championship games. After playing football, Bradshaw became a sportscaster. He later got brand endorsements and commercials that lead to his career in the acting business. He received high acclaim in his role in Failure to Launch and has worked on several TV shows like The Modern Family, Malcolm in the Middle, and lately The Bradshaw Bunch.
LAURA INGRAHAM – $40 M
The TV show personality and host Laura Ingraham is indeed a powerful voice in the media. She is best known for her conservative political stand and statements. Ingraham earned her degree from Dartmouth College and pursued Juris Doctor in 1991 at the University of Virginia School of Law. She pursued a career in law as a law clerk in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Apparently, her work as the speechwriter for Ronald Reagan is what struck her most and influenced her views and opinions today. Ingraham became a public figure after signing a deal as a TV host on MSNBC. Subsequently, she became a host and commentator in various shows such as Just In, Watch Out, and The Ingraham Angle. What popularized Ingraham is her radio talk show, The Laura Ingraham Show that starts airing in 2001. Apparently, Ingraham made millions not only through her work in the media but by co-owning a website. She grew her wealth even further when she sold her shares to the website in 2018.
DANICA PATRICK – $80 M
In an industry dominated by men, there is one outstanding woman who stands out from the rest. Danica Patrick is a renowned American professional racer who gained popularity as the first woman to achieve success in American open-wheel racing. Patrick began paying interest in racing at the age of ten and eventually went to London to further her skills in racing. Though she went back home after a few years of stay due to lack of funding, she gained a fair amount of experience that she later used in building a career in the US.
From Indycars to NASCAR, Patrick was unstoppable and conquered the scenes. She won the 2008 Indy Japan 300 and achieved a record as the only woman to win the race. Although her name is prominent in the world of racing, she is more popular as a model and endorser. Patrick was able to build her wealth and a net worth of $80 million through her endorsements in Chevrolet, Tissot, and Coca-Cola, as well as her business investments.
RON PERLMAN – $15 M
Ron Perlman is a distinct actor. Fueled by passion and wits, he stood out among the rest and built his wealth and net worth of $15 million. Although he does not have the usual aura of a Hollywood hunk star, Perlman was able to build a career as a leading man. Perlman played the role of Hellboy in the 2004 film of the same name and led the cast of the TV show Sons of Anarchy.
Perlman got interested in acting when he performed in a school play. It was his father who convinced him to pursue the said career. He later received his master’s degree in theatre arts at the University of Minnesota. His first acting role was in Quest for Fire in 1981. Perlman got noticed and earned an award for his role in the TV series Beauty and the Beast.
LORI LOUGHLIN – $70 M
Lori Loughlin is a TV personality best known for her character in Full House. She started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of 15. Her entry ticket was a model in print ads before she got cast in the series The Edge of the Night in 1980. Loughlin rose to fame when she got cast in the 1988 TV series Full House.
Though the actress has starred in several films, her luck and fame are more prominent on the small screen. She even had a trademark of being a Hallmark favorite as she almost spent her career appearing on the network. Loughlin is all about family. When she married Mossimo Giannulli in 1997 and bore two children, she became a hands-on mom. Loughlin even got involved in a controversy that made her hire lawyers. Despite the awful turn of events in her life, she and her husband still have a bountiful net worth of $70 million and the love and support of their family.
ASHLEY TISDALE – $14 M
What would High School Musical be without Ashley Tisdale? It is hard to imagine Sharpay played by somebody else as she gave justice to the character. Although the said character is what put her name on the top celebrity list, the former Disney star had some difficulties in breaking away from the teen-friendly image. She fought back by changing her image and succeeded. Now, Ashley is still a prominent personality and enjoying her time as a new mom.
Tisdale started her career in the entertainment industry at a young age. She began in theatre and commercials before finally landing an acting role in Disney Channel. After her breakthrough act in High School Musical, she then launched her singing career. Tisdale juggles her time as a performer and as a business person. She has a role in a fashion brand Signorelli and made an investment in a makeup line.
PAULY SHORE – $30 M
Pauly Shore has a net worth of $30 million. Shocking but true. The ex-MTV superstar and ‘90s favorite guy may have experienced struggles in his career, but he never had to worry about bankruptcy. The actor inherited his mother’s business investments when she passed on in 2018.
Pauly Shore is a comedian, actor, singer, and host. He is the son of a comedy duo Mitzi and Sammy Shore. He rose to prominence in the early ‘90s as a stand-up comedian and is best known for being an MTV VJ and hosting Spring Break. He also starred in Encino Man, A Goofy Movie, and Jury Duty. His parents established The Comedy Store, which he took ownership of upon the demise of his parents. As his career slowed in the late 1990s to the 2000s, Shore took time off the screen and recollected. Now, he is back in the business as he stars the 2020 film Guest House.
JOSÉ MAYER – $3.5 M
Many Latin-American soap opera fans may recognize Jose Mayer as most of his soap operas got international attention and syndicated. He is a Brazilian TV actor who rose to prominence in his role in soap operas Her Own Destiny, Pages of Life, and Seize the Day. When controversy struck his career in 2017, he chose to retire from the spotlight.
Mayer started acting in 1979 and dominated the scenes of Brazil’s entertainment industry. Before his retirement, it was recorded that he had earned a net worth of $3.5 million – an amount big enough to make several investments and live a comfortable life. In 2017, Mayer had a public dispute with his co-star in a soap opera. The said issue damaged him greatly, which resulted in his departure from the show. Seemingly, the actor saw the situation as a sign for him to live a quiet life.
KERRY WASHINGTON – $50 M
Kerry Washington is a bright student. She graduated from George Washington University in 1998 with a degree in anthropology and sociology. Washington’s love for acting started in her teen years, which she pursued after finishing college. She debuted in the film Our Song and later in the hit film Save The Last Dance in 2001. Washington got a boost in her career when she starred next to Chris Rock in Bad Company and subsequently earned her seat in the A-list club.
The actress found more success after she led the TV series Scandal from 2012 to 2018. Washington’s award-winning performance in Scandal got her a million-dollar paycheck per episode. As such, she was hailed one of the most influential personalities in 2014 by Time magazine and Forbes 8th highest-paid actress in 2018. The actress is also the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award, which goes to show how far she has come in her career.
VALERIE BERTINELLI – $20 M
Valerie Bertinelli might not be a personality that we see on the screens regularly, but she is worth $20 million. The actress and TV personality rose to fame in the TV show One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1984. Though she had a good career on TV, her marriage and relationship with Eddie Van Halen of the band Van Halen in 1981 was the center of her career in the following years. The couple has a son, Wolfgang, born in 1991. Like his father, Wolfgang pursued a career in music. Bertinelli was with Van Halen for two decades.
She ended their marriage in 2007 due to Van Halen’s health concerns. As per Bertinelli’s financial report, the reason for her high net worth is that she received much from her separation from Van Halen. Similarly, she has continued to work as a cooking show TV host since late 2015 and has penned a book about her weight loss journey. Bertinelli remarried in 2011 to Tom Vitale but remained on good terms with Van Halen and was with him until his demise in 2020.
ROB GRONKOWSKI – $45 M
Rob Gronkowski is an NFL player who is known for his impressive career record and money management skills. Gronkowski or better known as Gronk was drafted by New England Patriots during his second year in college. He received a signing bonus of $1.76 million apart from his $4.4 million deal upon signing to the Patriots. Gronk’s powerful play and achievements provided him an extension contract worth $54 million.
In 2019, he announced his retirement from playing football due to his health concerns. However, in the following year, he went back to the field and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played next to his former teammate Tom Brady. Gronk is wise with his money and refrains from spending his paychecks and lives on his income from endorsements and partnerships. Gronk has been featured in films and TV series like Entourage, Family Guy, and Shark Tank.
ROGER FEDERER – $450 M
Roger Federer is a professional tennis player who ranked 6th in the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has earned about $129 million in the said association and is one of the top-earning athletes. The Swiss-born athlete is also one of the few athletes who has a total of one billion earnings from playing in the court and deal endorsements. He signed a ten-year contract worth $300 million to an apparel brand and endorses high-end brands like Rolex and Mercedes Benz.
Federer credits his success to his late mentor and friend, Peter Carter. According to sources, the tennis pro was struck by the passing of Carter and realized that he is not giving justice to the training and mentorship that he got from him. Since then, he has played to his best and held the number one spot in ranking from 2004 to 2008. Since 2009, Federer has been married to fellow tennis player Miroslava Federer. The couple has two identical twins born in 2009 and 2014.
BARBARA WALTERS – $170 M
Barbara Walters is a journalist, TV personality, and writer who is among the most influential and game-changers in the world of journalism. She is best known for hosting 20/20, Today, The View, and ABC Evening News. Walters is the first woman to host a news program in the history of American news broadcasting and the first female co-anchor of a late-night news program.
The journalist is also known for her interviews with high-profile personalities and political figures such as Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher, and Monica Lewinsky. Walters is an award-winning journalist, having won Primetime Emmy Awards and President’s Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Upon her retirement in 2014, she had a net worth of $170 million and severalinsurances for her retirement. She has remarried several times and opted to stay single since the 1990s. She adopted a daughter in 1968 and regretted not having more children later in life.
RAY J – $14 M
Ray J has made a name not only in the music scene but also in the business world. The Sexy Can I singer is the brother of singer Monica and the cousin of Snoop Dogg. He also used to date the reality star Kim Kardashian. Ray J Ray J ventured into business and has made several investments in music and technology. He also founded his own record company, Knockout Entertainment, in 2004 and launched records by Brandy, Timbaland, and Chris Brown.
He also founded the technology company called Raytroniks, where he took over its marketing strategies and branding and became Chief Strategy Officer. Among its top products are e-bikes and smartwatches. His marketing strategy involves gaining support from artists such as Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Sean Combs. Adding to his list of sources of income is his newly built company in 2019, where he earns $1 million annually as the Chief Strategic Media Officer.
JAMIE OLIVER – $300 M
Indeed, there is money in food. The famous English cooking show host, chef, and restaurateur, Jamie Oliver, has made his millions through his love for food. Discovered when he was a sous-chef in a restaurant, he hosted the cooking show The Naked Chef from 1999 to 2001. Oliver also wrote a cookbook that became the UK’s bestselling cookbook.
The celebrity chef became a proponent of health and nutrition in the UK that earned him credits and secured him an MBE. Part of his goals when he stars in several cooking shows is to prepare healthy meals that can be enjoyed by the family. His show Jamie 30-Minute Meals shows easy to prepare meals that can be done within 30 minutes. He also advocates students’ access to healthier meals in the school cafeteria, as seen in his shows Jamie’s School Dinner and Jamie Returns to School Dinners.
Kristy McNichol – $4 M
Kristy McNichol is a well-known American actress, producer, singer, and comedian. She’s best known for her role as Angel in the movie Little Darlings. Throughout her career, McNichol received several nominations and won two Emmy Awards for her touching portrayal of Letitia Buddy Lawrence in the hit television drama Family. Although she decided to retire and walk away from acting, she did so on her own terms!
McNichol certainly won’t be in a hurry to get casted in any film or television role. She currently has a decent fortune worth $4 million, which is more than enough to sustain her lifestyle. McNichol is now entering her 60s, and she currently lives in Los Angeles. She’s having quite a blast with a care-free life away from the entertainment industry as she devotes her time to tennis and yoga. One thing’s for sure, McNichol won’t need any money loan just to get by on her day-to-day life.
Regis Philbin – $150 M
Regis Philbin was a well-known and successful American television host, singer, actor, and author. He was worth a whopping $150 million at the time of his passing in 2020. Philbin was best known for his moniker as “the hardest working man in show business,” and holds the record for having the most hours on U.S. television. Without a doubt, he was a man and a personality who was loved by millions of fans.
Throughout his career, Philbin has been able to nab countless recognition and awards. He also was able to rake in millions as he was able to earn over $20 million annually. He wisely spent some of his millions acquiring real estate investments. He bought a sprawling mansion in Connecticut for a cool $7.2 million. Philbin also owns several properties in Beverly Hills and other states in America.