12 A-Listers Who’ve Amassed Incredible Fortunes

Most celebrities in Hollywood are not short on cash, but the incredible fortunes some famous folks have created are truly impressive. Whether they made money from artistic endeavors, entrepreneurial projects, or just sitting back and collecting royalties, these 12 stars are rolling in dough.

1. George Lucas — $4.9 Billion

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George Lucas is the brilliant and creative mind behind all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films that have shaped many childhoods. But he hasn’t done it all for free. He’s amassed billions of dollars from making these iconic films and makes money off them every day.

2. Oprah Winfrey — $2.8 Billion

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful women in the entertainment industry, making over $2 billion. She’s more than just a talk show host as she’s also become an author, producer, actress, and media proprietor, making her one of the busiest and wealthiest ladies in the industry.

3. Jay-Z — $2.5 Billion

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Jay-Z is a beloved rapper but also a fierce entrepreneur and record producer who is constantly finding new ways to bring in the dough. He is the head of Roc Nation, an entertainment company, and was formerly in charge of Def Jam Recordings, two gigs that have brought him loads of money.

4. Kim Kardashian — $1.8 Billion

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Once upon a time, Kim K was a crazy, trashy party girl sipping straight from Grey Goose bottles, but that’s all changed. Now, she is a fashion and makeup mogul who rakes in a ton of money from her many successful brands. And that doesn’t include what she makes off her reality TV show and modeling deals.

5. Rihanna — $1.4 Billion

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Rihanna has shaken up the makeup and fashion industry with her Fenty brand. She is among the most successful celebrities to break into other industries, and people adore many of her products. In 2022, she earned the title of America’s youngest self-made female billionaire!

6. Tyler Perry — $1.1 Billion

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Everyone knows Tyler Perry for his wild and hilarious films, where he often plays multiple characters. His unique style of filmmaking has resonated with many, especially his quirky and boisterous Madea character. Royalties from Madea projects alone have raked in $700 million for him.

7. J.K. Rowling — $990 Million

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You don’t often hear about authors amassing millions of dollars, but J.K. Rowling has become unbelievably wealthy off her incredibly successful Harry Potter books. Between the book sales and movie deals, she’s made millions and continues to get royalties that keep her affluent.

8. Jerry Seinfeld — $950 Million

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Unlike many others on this list, Jerry Seinfeld isn’t a fashion mogul or successful producer. All his wealth comes from the success of his sitcom Seinfeld. Not many actors make the money he does from their sitcoms, but he scored a lucrative syndication deal that ensures he still gets paid from the show decades later.

9. P Diddy — $900 Million

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P Diddy is another famous rapper who has turned his rap bars into gold bars. He’s made a splash in the fashion world with his striking designs and unique flair. This record producer, entrepreneur, and designer is about making money and finding new projects that interest him.

10. Celine Dion — $800 Million

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Celine Dion has sold over 230 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful singers ever. While she is an entrepreneur who pursues other endeavors, her massive fortune is thanks to her sensational voice and beautiful songwriting skills.

11. Dr. Dre — $770 million

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Dr. Dre was a successful rapper who made plenty of money from his music and rap career. However, his work as a record producer and titan in the electronics industry is a driving force in his massive amount of wealth. He’s the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, which earns him a pretty penny.

12. Bono — $700 Million

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Bono is U2’s wealthiest member, with millions of dollars, luxury yachts, and his own hotel. He’s made a decent amount of cash off his music success, but he also invested in Facebook early on, reaping the rewards from the success of Zuckerberg’s company.

10 Hilarious Lightweight Comedies About Rich People

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Get ready to dive into a world of luxury, laughter, and extravagant antics. We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of ten sidesplitting lightweight comedies that revolve around the lives of the exceptionally wealthy. Having a lot of money can lead to plenty of absurd situations, and where there’s absurdity, there’s hilarity. From Crazy Rich Asians to Ruthless People, these ten films about rich people are perfect for a hilarious light viewing that doesn’t take itself too seriously. 10 Hilarious Lightweight Comedies About Rich People

10 Popular Movies With Perfect Endings Ruined by Lame Sequels

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When a movie becomes fans’ favorite, it’s not unusual to see filmmakers wanting to further explore its captivating storylines through sequels that may sometimes be below par. Lackluster follow-ups have been the death of perfect cinematic delivery in recent times, and a group of cineasts considers these popular movies ruined by successors that should never have been produced.

10 TV Shows People Wish They Could Watch for the First Time Again

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It feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time (I watched The Sopranos). As you endlessly scroll through the streaming verse of mediocre shows you know will leave you disappointed, why not fantasize about those shows that made you feel things you didn’t see a TV show could make you feel?

10 Actors and Actresses People Watch No Matter What They Star In

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Great actors progress through stages. Early in their careers, fans catch a glimpse of the talent and, each time they see the actor in a new role, realize that the talent is no fluke. Once the actor has built a long enough resume, the great ones enter must-see-at-all-costs territory. These actors and actresses have achieved near cult-leader status, and boy, have they earned it.

10 Movies Everyone Should See at Least Once in Their Lifetime

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If you haven’t seen these movies, what are you waiting for? You won’t find any hidden gems on this list; you may have already seen most of them. If there are any on this list that you still need to see, bump them up your watchlist. These are bucket-list movies you can’t possibly justify leaving unwatched.

This article was initially published and syndicated by The Cents of Money


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