It is not surprising that celebrities are rich. However, how rich is rich? The net worth of these celebs will leave you shocked. The list includes some celebrities you would not think are so rich just by looking at them. This list may help to inspire you. It will show you that with just a bit of effort, you too can build an empire from nothing.
1. Oprah Winfrey.
It is well known that Oprah is loaded. However, you may not have expected that she would be worth $2.9 billion. Oprah has built her empire from the ground up; she started with nothing until she got where she is today. Today, she is the most successful media person in history. Every year, she earns an estimated $3000 million from her media empire alone. Best of all, she has put most of her wealth to good use such as helping the poor and needy in society.
2. Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is among the most beloved actors in Hollywood. She has been highly decorated throughout her career for her exceptional onscreen performances. Meryl has been nominated 18 times for the Academy Awards. Out of those, she has managed 3 wins. She has also been nominated for the BAFTAs 14 times and has won twice. Meryl has also earned 8 Golden Globes, 2 Emmy Awards, and many others. With the recognition, she has earned a lot of money. Meryl is worth about $90 million today. All thanks to her hard work.
3. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele has exotic Brazilian looks and a competent and talented manager, who is also her sister. Today, she is estimated to be worth about $250 million. Her net worth increased when she married the famous footballer Tom Brady. The footballer is worth about $100 million.
4. Amy Schumer
This funny woman is just getting started in Hollywood. Her unfiltered and sassy style of comedy is something that most people like about her. It is among the reasons why she is so popular. Although her net worth of $1 million, which is meager compared to others on the list, she is just starting out.
5. Milo Ventimiglia
Milo first enjoyed success when he played Jess Mariano in the Gilmore Girls series. Since then, he has been on many other shows as a guest star. Without a doubt, his skills have become better over the years. With more acting roles, so has his net worth. Today, he is worth an estimated $5 million.
6. Jennifer Lopez
J Lo’s career has spanned over two decades. Before being a Holly A-lister, she used to be a backup dancer in nightclubs. From music, she transitioned into fashion and acting. She even got a job as a judge on American Idol. For that, she earned $12 million a year. Today she is estimated to be worth about $340 million.
7. Julia Roberts
Julia starred in some of the most iconic romantic comedies of the 90s and 2000s. Her quirky honesty and big smile made her a hit with audiences all over the world. Julia’s talent pioneered a Hollywood trend where women could earn just as much as men did. Although age has slowed her down, she is still worth about $140 million today.
8. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson’s career was prematurely ended by an HIV positive diagnosis. For most people, that would have been the end of that. They would have resigned to their fate and awaited the inevitable. However, that has not stopped Magic Johnson from running a successful empire. Johnson has partnered with some of the biggest brands in America to build an empire. He has gone on to become quite successful. He is estimated to be worth about $700 million today.
9. Johnny Depp
This actor’s unconventional style has helped to reimagined timeless characters such as Jack Sparrow with a lot of success. His production company, Infinitum Nihil has been responsible for the production of some popular films. This and other side hassles have helped to keep his pockets lined with spare change. Today, he is worth an estimated $450 million.
Jay-Z has earned his money from music and entrepreneurship. In 2007, he made $204 million from clothing line, his albums have gone platinum, and he has some lucrative record deals. Today he is worth about $700 million. Jay Z has not just sat back to enjoy his money. Instead, he has continued to aggressively work in the music and entertainment industry. If he keeps this up, he is going to be worth over $1 billion soon.
This average looking guy of Irish descent does not look that rich. However, you will be surprised to know that he is worth well over $900 million. Bono has earned his wealth from his music career as well as from investing in the stock market. For instance, Bono bought some Facebook shares while it was in its infancy. It proved to be one of the best investment choices he ever made.
12. Victoria Beckham
Victoria is known best for being part of the Spice Girls and for being the wife of David Beckman, the famous soccer player. Over the years, she has dubbed in fashion and even launched her own line of fragrances. She has earned numerous awards in recognition of her entrepreneurial spirit. Today she is worth about $450 million.
13. Gigi Hadid
Gigi is one of the best-paid models today. She earns an estimated $9 million a year from various contracts with some of the biggest brands on earth. Gig began her modeling career when she was only two years old. Although most child stars fizzle out by their teen, Gigi kept at it, and it paid off in a huge way. Today, her net worth is estimated to be about $13 million.
14. Howard Stern
Stern learned that being in front of cameras was never going to make him rich. Thus, he decided to go behind the microphone and let his personality earn him money. Today, he is estimated to have made approximately $500 million from radio contracts.
15. Paul McCartney
The one thing that Pau had on his side was fame. This came from the fact that he was at one time a member of one of the most successful music groups in history, the Beatles. However, the fame did not earn him any money. Most of the rights to his early music belonged to other people such as Michael Jackson. However, that did not deter him; he put in some determination and used his God given talent to earn himself about $1.2 billion.