25 Richest Celebrities With The Highest Net Worth

Posted by , Updated on September 7, 2017

Can you guess which celebrities have the highest net worth? It’s a well known fact that celebrities make a lot of money but how much money may surprise you. From actors to basketball players these celebrities can rake in millions of dollars a year. Some celebrities are smart with their money and diversify their portfolio, investing and building side businesses. Some even end up making more money in investments than their original skill! So which celebrities have the highest net worth? You’re about to find out. These are 25 Richest Celebrities With The Highest Net Worth.

25

Johnny Depp - $200 million

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Johnny Depp is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, raking in $20 million per film. Though he has hit recent financial trouble recently, he’s still got an impressive estate and will likely bounce back.

24

Tom Hanks - $350 million

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One of the most beloved and well-paid actors in Hollywood, Tom Hanks was recognized after his role in Big. His high profile roles in many successful Hollywood films have earned him quite a fortune of $350 million.

23

Barbra Streisand - $390 million

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Famous singer and actress Barbara Streisand has a net worth of $390 million. Surprisingly, a large part of her fortune comes from her real estate investments, not royalties.

22

LeBron James - $400 million

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Famous basketball player LeBron James earns $80 million a year from his basketball salary and endorsements and has netted $400 million.

21

Mel Gibson - $425 million

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Famous actor and director Mel Gibson raked in his cash through the film industry by acting, directing, and producing many major box office hits such as The Passion of the Christ and the more recent Hacksaw Ridge. His net worth is $425 million.


20

Peter Jackson - $450 million

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After Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson was launched into directorial fame and success. He’s been able to capitalize on it with a net worth of $450 million.

19

Beyonce - $450 million

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Massively popular singer Beyonce got her start in the group Destiny’s Child before going solo. Her career as a singer, actress, and fashion designer has made her $450 million.

18

George Clooney - $500 million

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When he moved out to Los Angeles, George Clooney lived out of his car for a time before propelling up to becoming a famous actor and notable philanthropist. By acting, directing, and producing, he’s got a net worth of $500 million.

17

Elton John - $500 million

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Popular British musician Elton John is a Grammy award winner and major star all over the world. Over his career, he’s raked in $500 million.

16

Mariah Carey - $520 million

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Famous singer, actress, and record producer Mariah Carey has sold over 200 million albums. Her massive success in the music industry has garnered her a net worth of $520 million.

15

Tom Cruise - $550 million

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In over three decades, major actor and producer Tom Cruise has been in some of Hollywood’s most famous movies. His wild success has earned him a net worth of $550 million.

14

Jimmy Buffett - $600 million

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Popular singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffet has garnered quite a following over his long career, helping him gain $600 million in net worth.

13

Tyler Perry - $600 million

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Actor, producer, and director Tyler Perry has become one of the most successful filmmakers in history with five movies hitting #1 in five years, beating out the likes of Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. His massive success has earned him $600 million.

12

Bono - $700 million

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Singer, musician, and activity Bono has raked in $700 million over his long career with the band U2. However, most of his time today is focused on humanitarian efforts around the world.

11

James Cameron - $700 million

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Director James Cameron made some of the largest grossing films of all time with Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar. Overall, he’s raked in $700 million.

10

Celine Dion - $800 million

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Celine Dion is a famous singer and songwriter, known mostly for her hit “My Heart Will Go On.” Her net worth is $800 million.

9

Dr. Dre - $800 million

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Dr. Dre got his start in South Central Los Angeles in the group N.W.A. After their release of “Straight Outta Compton,” Dre blew up to become a huge success. However, more recently, he’s created a huge business with Beats by Dre. His net worth is $800 million.

8

Madonna - $800 million

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One of the most influential and successful musical artists of all time, Madonna has taken in $800 million with 64 million certified gold albums.

7

P Diddy - $820 million

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Starting out as a rapper, P Diddy’s gone on to become a major record producer for many artists including Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey. His net worth is $820 million.

6

Jerry Seinfeld - $870 million

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld grew to popularity with his famous show Seinfeld and afterward continued to do major stand-up comedy shows. Currently, his net worth stands at $870 million.

5

Jay-Z - $900 million

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Starting out as a rapper, Jay-Z has diversified and become a successful businessman with clothing, records, endorsements, and concerts. In total, his net worth is $900 million.

4

J.K. Rowling - $1 billion

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British author and movie producer J.K. Rowling made it big when her Harry Potter books became a sensation. Since then, she’s been able to build an empire on top of it, becoming the wealthiest woman in England. Her net worth is $1 billion.

3

Paul McCartney - $1.2 billion

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With his huge start in The Beatles, Paul McCartney continued a successful solo career and is considered one of the most successful pop musicians in history. To date, he’s raked in $1.2 billion.

2

Oprah Winfrey - $3.2 billion

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Morning talk show host Oprah Winfrey created a long and popular following which she turned into a media empire. Over her long career, she’s built a net worth of $3.2 billion.

1

Steven Spielberg - $3.7 billion

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Steven Spielberg is a famous Hollywood director and producer who has been behind some of the biggest films in history. With his enormous success, it’s no wonder he’s been able to make $3.7 billion.

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