Top 10 Shockingly Rich Celebrities & Their Net Worth
Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbesmagazine, is well-known for its lists, including articles on the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and its list of billionaires. The company has discovered that people are interested in learning about the world’s richest celebrities. The curiosity has spawned a large collection of websites that are dedicated to documenting celebrity net worth. For example, former boxing champion Mike Tyson holds an estimated net worth of $1 million, while boxing promoter Don King is worth $150 million. This article will examine ten international celebrities that are shockingly rich. I have attempted to select individuals from many different fields, including musicians, designers, actors, producers, radio personalities, authors, comedians, sports figures, models, and directors.
Number 10. Bryan Williams (Birdman)
Estimated Net Worth: $100 Million
Bryan Williams is the co-founder of Cash Money Records. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has gone multi-platinum as both an artist and a producer. His label has helped craft albums for many artists including Lil Wayne and Juvenile. In 2000 Birdman was nominated for two Grammies for his song #1 Stunna, which he released with Mannie Fresh as part of the rap duo Big Tymers.
Number 9. Gisele Bündchen
Estimated Net Worth: $250 Million
Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model. In the late 1990s, Bündchen became one of the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find success. She initially intended on making a career as a professional volleyball player, but her plans changed after being discovered by a modeling agency at the age of thirteen. In 1999, Vogue magazine dubbed her “The Return of the Sexy Model.”
Number 8. Howard Stern
Howard Stern’s Estimated Net Worth: $500 Million
Howard Stern is an American radio personality best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. Stern gained wide recognition in the 1990s when he was labeled a “shock jock” for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style.
Number 7. Magic Johnson
Estimated Net Worth: $500 Million
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. After winning a championship in high school and college, Johnson was selected as the first overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers.
Number 6. Jerry Seinfeld
Estimated Net Worth: $800 Million
Jerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television producer, known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989–1998). Jerry co-created and co-wrote the show with Larry David.
Number 5. Bono
Estimated Net Worth: $900 Million
Bono is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. To date, U2 has released 12 studio albums and are among the best-selling groups in popular music history, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Number 4. JK Rowling
Estimated Net Worth: $1 Billion
JK Rowling is a British author who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series. She was born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, and studied French and Classics at the University of Exeter before becoming a researcher and English teacher in Portugal. Rowling conceived the idea for Harry Potter in 1990 during a delayed train ride and finished the book in 1995.
Number 3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Estimated Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress and comedian widely known for her sitcom roles inSeinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Louis-Dreyfus rose to prominence as one of the regular cast members of Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. She was later cast as Elaine Benes on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld for which she achieved much critical and commercial success.
Number 2. George Lucas
Estimated Net Worth: $3.25 Billion
George Lucas Jr. is an American film producer, screenwriter, and director. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Lucasfilm. George Lucas is best known as the creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.25 billion as of 2011.
Number 1. Giorgio Armani
Estimated Net Worth: $7 Billion
As you would expect, no celebrities can compete with the wealth of the world’s richest fashion designers. Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known for his clean, tailored lines. Giorgio formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $7 billion by 2011