It’s no secret that once you make it big in Hollywood, plenty of money quickly follows. As long as you’re not irresponsible with the influx of funds, you can easily stock away enough loot so that generations of your family after you are well taken care of.
While you probably can assume which Hollywood celebrities have boatloads of cash based on their popularity, you don’t know exactly how much their net worth is. Well, trust us, some of the people on this list have way more than you’d think.
PewDiePie ($20 million): PewDiePie’s fame came from a place far more unique than everyone else on this list: YouTube. He streams and commentates online video games on his YouTube channel, and it’s made him one heck of a fortune.
Bob Saget ($100 million): People who grew up on ’90s television shows know Saget as the lovable father from Full House. That, along with hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos and his stand up comedy, has netted him quite a pretty penny.
Reese Witherspoon ($120 million): Witherspoon has starred in plenty of successful films, but it’s her business-savvy mindset that’s led to a huge net worth. She founded the Southern-themed lifestyle brand Draper James, a production company called Pacific Standard, and a digital content company called Hello Sunshine.
Rowan Atkinson ($130 million): Mr. Bean and Johnny English may not have been incredibly popular in America, but in Europe, they were cult hits. His fame has slowed down, but his net worth is still nice and solid.
Jessica Alba ($350 million): Even though Alba hasn’t had a true box-office smash hit for some time, she’s been consistently working. She also co-founded a green household product company called The Honest Company, which was valued at $1.7 billion in 2015!
Judge Judy ($350 million): “Judge” Judy Sheindlin’s courtroom television show is in its twenty-second season and still going strong. She was the highest paid television personality in 2016, earning $47 million a year.
Larry David ($400 million): Not only did David create the insanely popular show Seinfeld, but he’s also the brains behind the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. David has said in interviews that his wealth hasn’t changed him much, which is a nice change of pace from many other celebs.
Victoria Beckham ($450 million): Many people know Beckham as Posh Spice from back when the Spice Girls were churning out albums in the ’90s. Her massive net worth, however, didn’t come from her music career. It came from the successful fashion line she launched in 2008.
Gloria Estefan ($500 million): In the 1980s, it seemed like the rhythm was going to get everyone. Estefan’s success as a pop musician led to a career in Miami real estate, and she’s the founder the multimedia entertainment company Estefan Enteprises.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone ($500 million each): With South Park’s insane cult following, it’s no wonder these guys have a bunch of loot. Plus, they co-created Broadway’s smash hit Book of Mormon. So, yea, they’re killing it.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson ($600 million): Over the course of his basketball career, Johnson has taken home four NBA titles, which is more than most can say. The majority of his income, however, comes from Magic Johnson Enterprises, a company he launched that gives people access to high-quality entertainment products and services.
Jimmy Buffett ($600 million): If you can believe it, Buffett was once a busker in New Orleans struggling to make a living. Nowadays, the man has 30 records under his belt! He’s also a partner in a restaurant group, an author, and a casino owner. Not bad for a New Orleans kid with Hollywood dreams.
Celine Dion ($800 million): Dion has accumulated her near-billion dollar wealth through sold-out international tours and her Las Vegas shows. In 2016, she performed her thousandth show in Vegas, and she’s still going strong.
Dr. Dre ($800 million): Born Andre Romelle Young, this mega-successful rapper came up through the ranks as a DJ and music producer, but when he released his headphones, “Beats by Dre,” the dough started pouring in.
Jay-Z ($900 million): Shawn Corey Carter, a.k.a. Jay-Z, is one of the biggest names in music. He’s married to Beyonce, another music heavy hitter, and his entrepreneurial drive helped him launch a clothing line, music studio, and he even has a stake in the New Jersey Nets NBA team.
David Copperfield ($930 million): According to Forbes magazine, Copperield is the most commercially successful magician of all time. He hosts jam-packed shows in Las Vegas, goes on tours, and performs at plenty of ritzy corporate gigs. Just make sure you don’t accidentally make your money disappear, Dave.
Oprah Winfrey ($3.2 billion): Oprah made her way up the ranks of radio and television, and her wildly-successul daytime talk show helped put her on top of her game. She has her own magazine and television network, and she might even take a stab at a presidential run in the future.
Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion): It’s not a shock this legendary director behind Academy Award-winning films like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List has a lot of wealth, but still, being a billionaire in Hollywood means being part of a very, very small group of elites.
George Lucas ($5.1 billion): Not only did Lucas direct the original Star Wars films, but he created the Lucasfilm movie company, as well. What happened when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012? A mind-boggling increase in his net worth, that’s what happened.
Ralph Lauren ($8.2 billion): This fashion icon founded, quite obviously, Ralph Lauren Corporation, and boy, has it led to quite the lucrative lifestyle for him. Maybe you should get into the world of fashion…
Entering the elusive world of Hollywood doesn’t just get you fame. If you play your cards right and save your money, it leads to extraordinary wealth, as well.
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