Celebrities are capturing a huge space of marketing and active in socialization in the current century of the world. Anyone can become a celebrity if one knows his/her talent and how to present it to the world. Without a doubt, there millions of celebrities who have earned enough to spend a lavish lifestyle.
Every year, the ranks of the richest celebrities fluctuate in an extra-ordinary level. In today’s article, we will be putting lights on the top 10 richest celebrities around the world. Well, the celebrities who always play in big numbers are listed below.
#10: Jay-Z Net Worth: $1 Billion
Shawn Corey Carter, who goes by his professional name, Jay-Z has established his career as an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and record producer. As a matter of fact, he lies in the list of the world’s best-selling music artists with over 50 million albums and 75 million singles sold worldwide.
According to Forbes, Jay-Z has maintained an estimated net worth of $1 Billion. Back in 2019 only, he made earnings of total $81 Million and listed 20th on the list of Celebrity 100. Also, he is a partner with $85 Million Marcy Venture Partners fund. Furthermore, his wife, Beyonce holds a total capital of $400 Million. Together, the couple is spending a lavish lifestyle with a combined 1.4 Billion bank amount.
#9: David Copperfield Net Worth: $1 Billion
Jay-Z and David Copperfield approximately the same sum of net worth. Matter of fact, David is a popular American magician who enlisted as the most commercially successful magician in history. The 64 years old illusionist sold 33 million tickets and earned over US$4 Billion only in 2006, can you imagine that!
As of 2020, Copperfield has maintained a net worth of $1 Billion as per the Celebrity Net Worth. He is currently in a relationship with his longtime partner, Chloe Gosselin and owns a collection of memorabilia which values around $500 Million.
#8: Paul McCartney Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
The English singer-songwriter, Paul McCartney ranks #8th on the list of top 10 richest celebrities in the world. He is a multi-talented personality and also established his career as a record and film producer. According to The Richest, McCartney has an estimated net worth of $1.28 Billion as of 2020.
His yearly earnings from 2013-2018 are as follows:
- Earnings 2013: $47 Million
- Earnings 2014: $71 Million
- 2015 Earnings: Not Available
- Earnings 2016: Not Available
- Earnings 2017: $54 Million
- 2018 Earnings: $47.5 Million
McCartney married thrice in his life and currently spending a lavish lifestyle with his wife, Nancy Shevell. His spouse, Nancy works as a vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate at the New England Motor Freight.
#7: Michael Jordan Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
There are many sport players who are listed in the top celebrities list. The owner of Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Michael Jordan is widely famous as the former professional basketball player. As a matter of fact, he played 15 seasons in the NBA and became the winner of six championships with the Chicago Bulls.
As per Forbes, Jordan holds a total net worth of $1.6 Billion as of 2020. During his career, he earned an average salary of $90 Million per year. Added to that, he earned another $1.8 Billion (pre-tax) from corporate partners. For his first divorce settlement, hs paid $168 Million to his first and former wife, Juanita Vanoy.
Currently, Michael is spending a lavish lifestyle with his long-time girlfriend turned wife, Yvette Prieto who holds a capital of total $5 Million. In the year 1991, he bought a lot of land in Highland Park, Illinois in order to build a 56,000 sq ft mansion. Prior in 2012, he listed the mansion for sale.
#6: Jami Gertz Net Worth: $3 Billion
Jami Gertz is stood up in the 6th position of the richest celebrities in the world. She is an American actress/investor, widely recognized for her role as Judy Miller in the CBS sitcom, Still Standing, and as Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom, The Neighbors. As a matter of fact, she co-owns the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA with her husband.
According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Gertz has maintained an estimated net worth of $3 Billion, whereas, Forbes reports $2 Billion. Matter of fact, her husband, Tony Ressler is an American billionaire private equity tycoon who holds USD$3.7 Billion. Thus, the couple is spending a rich lifestyle together with a combined capital of $6.7 Billion.
#5: Donald Trump Net Worth: $3.1 Billion
It was argued so many times if Donald Trump also stands in the category of celebrities. The Celebrity Net Worth listed him as a celebrity as he enlarged his business due to his worldwide fame. Due to his fame in public, he became able to grow his business and then only he stepped into politics.
The story of him being a celebrity is still debatable. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, he holds $3.1 Billion capital, whereas, Forbes report it to be $2.5 Billion as of 2020. Trump is currently married to the Slovene-American former model and businesswoman, Melania Trump who holds $50 Million net worth. Thus, the couple is currently leading a lavish lifestyle together.
#4: Kanye West Net Worth: $3.3 Billion
The 43 years old, Kanye West is widely famous as an American rapper, record producer and fashion designer. His famous musical studio albums include Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). He hit the list of billionaire after the explosive success of the Yeezy clothing brand.
According to the Business Insider, West claimed his net worth to be $5 Billion as he has made up a decade-long Yeezy deal with Gap. He also stated during the interview:
So look, this year it was simple,” said West. “I was on the Bloomberg list… [and] they finally recognized that my net worth at that time was $3.3 billion. And then my net worth almost doubled after I did the Gap deal to $5 billion.
Furthermore, Kanye is married to the American media personality, businesswoman, model and actress, Kim Kardashian. His wife, Kim is approximately $100 Million near to become a billionaire as she holds $900 Million in her bank account. Thus, the couple is spending a lavish lifestyle without a doubt.
#3: Oprah Winfrey Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
There are only a few audiences who don’t know about Oprah Winfrey. She successfully established her career as an American talk show host, TV producer, actress, author and philanthropist. She stands 3rd on the list of top 10 richest celebrities in the world. For many years, she listed the most influential woman in the world. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, she earns $300 Million per year.
This made her able to accumulate a total net worth of $3.5 Billion as of 2020. However, as per the Forbes reports, she only holds USD$2.6 Billion. She is engaged with so many fields which allows her bank amount to increase every single day. She is spending a lavish lifestyle with her husband, Stedman Graham who holds $10 Million capital.
#2: Steven Spielberg Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
In our second position of the 10 richest celebrities in the world stands Steven Spielberg. He is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, active in the entertainment industry since 1959. Some of his works include in films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Jurassic Park (1993), Ready Player One (2018), etc.
You may find it interesting that Spielberg has directed/produced over 100 feature films which grossed $25 Million on the box office. As per the Business Insider, he holds an estimated net worth of $3.7 Billion as of 2020. Whereas, his wife, Kate Capshaw holds $100 Million in her bank account. The couple is spending a lavish lifestyle together in 2020.
#1: George Lucas Net Worth: $6.5 Billion
In the top 10 richest celebrities list, George Lucas stands at the 1st position. The 76 years old American entrepreneur has successfully established his career as a film director/producer/screenwriter. He is the founder of several companies such as Lucasfilm, LucasArts, and Industrial Light & Magic. Most of his films are listed on the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North America box office.
As a matter of fact, Lucas is the creator of the epic Star Wars franchise which made a worldwide revenue of over $9 Billion. He currently holds a total net worth of $6.5 Billion as per the Celebrity Net Worth. However, Forbes reports his capital to be $5.6 Billion. He married twice and currently is with his wife, Mellody Hobson.
His spouse, Mellody is an American businessman who holds $10 Million capital and earns $1 Million per year as her salary. Lucas bought a 5,000-acre Skywalker Ranch real estate asset in Marin County, California in 1978 and spent over $100 Million for turning it into a private home with a movie studio for over 300 people. Thus, he is currently spending a lavish lifestyle with his family and children.
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