30 Richest Celebrities In The World

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Ever wondered who are the richest celebrities in this world?!

A celebrity is someone who is well-known in the entertainment industry, such as in film, music, writing, or sports.

It is a state of fame and widespread public attention that a person or group achieves as a result of the media’s attention to them.

Richest (Source: CNBC)

The celebrity impact refers to a person’s ability to influence others. In our daily life, consciously or subconsciously, the majority of us are influenced by celebrities.

Moreover, the impact of celebrities on body image and substance usage on teen mental health is often negative.

Having said that, they are the most searched, most followed, and most admired entities of our modern world, and here we are going to talk about the top 30 richest celebrities on this planet!

Quick Overview

S.No Name Net Worth Rank
1. Mick Jagger $500 Million 30
2. Gloria Estefan $500 Million 29
3. Christiano Ronaldo $500 Million 28
4. George Clooney $500 Million 27
5. Tom Cruise $600 Million 26
6. Simon Cowell $600 Million 25
7. Shah Rukh Khan $600 Million 24
8. Matt Groening $600 Million 23
9. Julio Iglesias $600 Million 22
10. Howard Stern $650 Million 21
11. Dolly Parton $650 Million 20
12. Kylie Jenner $700 Million 19
13. James Cameron $700 Million 18
14. Bono $700 Million 17
15. Dr. Dre $780 Million 16
16. Tyler Perry $800 Million 15
17. Celine Dion $800 Million 14
18. Madonna $850 Million 13
19. Diddy $900 Million 12
20. Jerry Seinfeld $950 Million 11
21. J.K Rowling $1 Billion 10
22. David Copperfield $1 Billion 9
23. Paul McCartney $1.2 Billion 8
24. Jay-Z $1.3 Billion 7
25. Kim Kardashian $1.4 Billion 6
26. Jami Gertz $3 Billion 5
27. Oprah Winfrey $3.5 Billion 4
28. Kanye West $6.6 Billion 3
29. Steven Spielberg $7.5 Billion 2
30. George Lucas $10 Billion 1

#30. Mick Jagger

Net Worth: $500 Million 

Date of Birth:  July 26, 1943

Place of Birth: Dartford, United Kingdom

The British rock legend Mick Jagger is recognized for his gritty, blues-influenced compositions and magnetic stage presence.

The lead vocalist of the famous rock band Rolling Stones is one of the richest celebrities in the entertainment industry.

Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger (Source: Wikipedia)

To detail, the multi-millionaire artist lives a wealthy and opulent lifestyle, lavishing money on residences, automobiles, and other possessions. Jagger owns a townhouse in New York worth $7 million.

Furthermore, the veteran singer has a Japanese-inspired mansion on the exclusive West Indian island of Mustique, which he purchased for $2.66 million in 2006.

#29. Gloria Estefan

Net Worth:$500 Million 

Date of Birth: September 1, 1957

Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba

Estefan, the lead singer of the band Miami Sound Machine, is renowned for serving several hit songs in the 1980s and 1990s.

The band was previously known as Miami Latin Boys.

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan (Source: USA Today)

She is widely regarded as the most successful crossover performer in the history of music history, selling more than 100 million music albums to this date.

To illustrate, some of her most famous albums include Mi Tierra, Miami Sound Machine, Into The Light, Cuts Both Ways, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me, and so on.

The globally-acclaimed singer has received seven Grammy Awards.

Gloria is a longtime resident of Florida, having a gorgeous world-class hotel named Costa d’Este hotel at the Vero Beach. The hotel recently went through a $15 million worth of renovation.

#28. Christiano Ronaldo

Net Worth: $500 Million 

Date of Birth: February 5, 1985

Place of Birth: Funchal, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who captains the Portugal national team.

Similarly, he currently plays for the English club Manchester United.

Christiano Ronaldo
Christiano Ronaldo (Source: Pinterest)

Reportedly, Ronaldo’s career earnings have reached $1 billion, and the footballer has a net worth of $500 million as of June 2024.

His current salary is said to be more than $35 million. Moreover, the Portuguese forward has invested in several clothing brands, including CR7 Underwear, Denim, and the unique blanket market.

Ronaldo has also made hotel investments around the world, particularly in Madrid.

#27. George Clooney

Net Worth: $500 Million 

Date of Birth: May 6, 1961

Place of Birth: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

George Clooney is a veteran American actor and filmmaker who has been honored with three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards.

George Clooney
George Clooney (Source: Biography)

He is most recognized for his roles in the Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen films.

Clooney spent the hefty sum of $100,000,000 for a two-villa complex within the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club in Cabo, Mexico.

Apart from real estate, Clooney made a fortune when he sold his Casamigos Tequila company to Multinational beverage company Diageo.

#26. Tom Cruise

Net Worth: $600 Million 

Date of Birth: July 3, 1962

Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, United States

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, a.k.a Tom Cruise, is an actor and producer from the United States.

The prolific actor has garnered numerous awards over the course of his career, including three Golden Globe nods, a British Academy Film Award nomination, and three Academy Award nominations.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise (Source: Biography)

While talking about his personal investments, it’s about $381 million, which mainly includes real estate, business ventures, and film productions.

Likewise, Cruise has also invested around $38 million in luxury cars and airplanes. Some of his favorite automobile brands include Buggati, Porsche, and Bremont.

To illustrate, he owns a Buggati Veyron worth $2.25 million.

Moreover, Cruise owns a private jet worth 63.16 million.

Undoubtedly, Tom is one of the finest and richest actors in Hollywood.

#25. Simon Cowell

Net Worth: $600 Million 

Date of Birth: October 7, 1959

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television personality, record executive, and entrepreneur who rose to popularity in 2001 as a judge on Pop Idol.

Cowell has been a reality television judge for two decades, thanks to shows like American Idol, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, and others.

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell (Source: Wikipedia)

Between 2017 and 2018, Cowell is said to have earned $45 million as a judge on “The X Factor.” Furthermore, it’s projected that the media celebrity earns roughly $45 million per season from America’s Got Talent “AGT.”

Reportedly, his annual pay approaches approximately $100 million when combined with all of his different business ventures.

Likewise, the X Factor magnate is claimed to have spent £18.7 million on the seven-bed mansion in Malibu, California, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

#24. Shah Rukh Khan

Net Worth: $600 Million 

Date of Birth: November 2, 1965

Place of Birth: New Delhi, India

Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK, is an Indian actor noted for his magisterial presence on screen.

The second-richest actor in the world, Khan, is also a film producer who owns a production company Red Chillies Entertainment.

Shah is one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actors who debuted his acting journey with a TV series named Fauji (1988).

However, it was 1992 when the actor got his first breakthrough with the movie “Deewana.”

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan (Source: Wikipedia)

The “King of Bollywood” has appeared in over 100 films and is one of India’s highest-paid performers.

Furthermore, the actor is a co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, a cricket team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a market value of $104 million.

Talking about the real estate investments, Khan owns a gorgeous 6-story house named “Mannat” worth $26 million. Likewise, he also has properties in London, Dubai, and several other places.

#23. Matt Groening

Net Worth: $600 Million 

Date of Birth: February 15, 1954

Place of Birth:  Portland, Oregon, United States

Matthew Abram Groening, a.ka Matt Groening, is an American cartoonist, writer, and producer who is best known for creating the comic strip Life in Hell and some popular television shows like The Simpsons, Futurama, and Disenchantment.

Matt Groening
Matt Groening (Source: Wikipedia)

The veteran cartoonist owns a beautiful five-bedroom villa in Santa Monica worth $11,650,000. Likewise, he is a proud owner of a beachfront home in Malibu that he bought for $8.5 million.

Having said this, the Simpsons franchise alone is worth more than $750 million, contributing the most to the net worth of Groening.

#22. Julio Iglesias

Net Worth: $600 Million 

Date of Birth: September 23, 1943

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva, better known as Julio Iglesias, is a former professional footballer and singer from Spain.

The versatile celebrity is widely regarded as one of the most successful vocalists and best-selling musicians of all time in the world.

Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias (Source: Wikipedia)

Also referred to as the King of Latin Pop, Julio has a real estate portfolio worth between $250-300 million. In addition, he is co-owner of Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic. 

#21. Howard Stern

Net Worth: $650 Million 

Date of Birth: January 12, 1954

Place of Birth:  Jackson Heights, New York, United States

Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, comedian, and author. He is best known for his radio show “The Howard Stern Show,” which was very popular during the late 1990s and the early 2000s.
Howard Stern
Howard Stern (Source: Variety)

Known to be one of the controversial media personalities, Stern was reported to earn $90 million every year before 2020, which has now been increased to an annual $120 million.

#20. Dolly Parton

Net Worth: $650 Million 

Date of Birth: January 19, 1946

Place of Birth: Sevier County, Tennessee, United States

Dolly Parton is an American singer, record producer, composer, and actor who began her career as a songwriter.

She gained international recognition with the release of her studio album, “Hello, I’m Dolly.”

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton (Source: Hello Magazine)

Parton is often regarded as the most successful female country performer of all time. Furthermore, Forbes included the veteran musician on its list of highest-paid celebrities in 2017.

The singer has lived in Brentwood, Nashville, with her husband since 1999 and owns a $400,000 home there. In addition, she owns another $1.2 million house in Glencliff, Nashville.

#19. Kylie Jenner

Net Worth: $700 Million 

Date of Birth: August 10, 1997

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Kylie Jenner is well-known American media personality, businesswoman, and socialite who, at the tender age of 22, was named the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Jenner is the founder and owner of the cosmetic line “Kylie Cosmetics.” Furthermore, she is also known for starring in the television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2021.

Kylie recently became the first woman to reach the 300 million milestones, being the third-most followed account on Instagram.

Reportedly, the model earns more than $200 million annually through her several endeavors.

#18. James Cameron

Net Worth: $700 Million 

Date of Birth: August 16, 1954

Place of Birth: Kapuskasing, Canada

Cameron, James Francis CC, is Canadian director best known for his science fiction and epic films. Some of his most popular movies include Titanic, Avatar, The Terminator, and so on.
James Cameron
James Cameron ( Wikipedia)

Cameron’s films have grossed around $2 billion in North America and $6 billion globally.

Having said that, his movie Avatar collected $2.85 billion and Titanic made $2.19 billion, making them the highest-grossing film of all time.

#17. Bono

Net Worth: $700 Million 

Date of Birth: May 10, 1960

Place of Birth: Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Bono, the famed Irish rock band U2’s lead vocalist and lyricist, was born Paul David Hewson.

Since the late 1970s, he has been one of the most successful musicians in the music industry’s history.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Bono
Bono (Source: The Guardian)

He is a human-rights activist, philanthropist, businessman, actor, and venture capitalist in addition to being a singer and composer.

Along with all the high-profile real estate and automobiles Bono has invested in, he is also a proud owner of a Yacht worth more than $25 million.

#16. Dr. Dre

Net Worth: $780 Million

Date of Birth: February 18, 1965

Place of Birth: Compton, California, United States

Dr. Dre is a hip-hop legend and one of the wealthiest rappers, record producers, and businessmen in the United States. With the substantial fortune he has amassed since 1985, he is a top-earning music artist of the decade.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre (Source: Biography)

Dre is the creator of Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment. Dr. Dre is responsible for bringing Eminem to the mainstream.

#15. Tyler Perry

Net Worth: $800 Million 

Date of Birth: September 13, 1969

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Tyler Perry is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from the United States. He is among the highest-paid people in the entertainment business who has reportedly earned more than $1.4 billion (pretax) since 2005.

Furthermore, Perry earned $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011, for which he was honored as the highest-paid man in entertainment by Forbes in 2011.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry (Source: Business Insider)

Tyler Perry is the creator of the well-known Madea franchise. Madea Goes to Jail, the first film in the franchise, was released in 2009 that grossed over $90.5 million.

#14. Celine Dion

Net Worth: $800 Million 

Date of Birth: March 30, 1968

Place of Birth: Charlemagne, Canada

Celine Dion is the best-selling Canadian recording artist of all time. The singer is known for her powerful and proficient vocals, having given several masterpieces in different genres.
Certainly, the world will always remember the most iconic film of all time, Titanic, and Dion‘s rendition of the beautiful love theme “My Heart Will Go On“!
Richest Celebrities in the World- Celine Dion
Celine Dion (Source: Biography)

The Titanic singer is also considered one of pop music’s most influential voices.

Similarly, she has been honored with numerous awards for giving a series of hit albums in both French and English.

#13. Madonna

Net Worth: $850 Million 

Date of Birth: August 16, 1958

Place of Birth: Bay City, Michigan, United States

Madonna, widely known as the “Queen of Pop,” is an accomplished American singer-songwriter who is known for her songs, compositions, and music videos.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Madonna
Madonna (Source: Wikipedia)

Her net worth includes her earnings from record sales, digital streaming, films, and live performances, making her one of the most wealthy musicians of all time.

#12. Diddy

Net Worth: $900 Million 

Date of Birth: November 4, 1969

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York, United States

Sean John Combs is an American hip-hop artist, musician, producer, and businessman best known by his stage name Puff Daddy or P Diddy.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Diddy
Diddy (Source: People)

Reportedly, the singer earned a stunning amount of $130 million in the year 2017 alone. Likewise, his investments in brands like Ciroc vodka are also sources of income for Diddy.

Several music royalties, endorsements, and partnerships have contributed to the net worth of the hip-hop artist, making him the wealthiest hip-hop artist and one of the richest celebrities in the world.

#11. Jerry Seinfeld

Net Worth: $950 Million 

Date of Birth: April 29, 1954

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jerry Seinfeld, born Jerome Allen Seinfeld, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer.

Seinfeld is globally renowned for co-creating and writing one of the most popular American sitcoms, Seinfeld, in which he played a semi-fictionalized version of himself.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld (Source: IMDb)

Jerry Seinfeld reportedly made $1 million per episode of Seinfeld.

The actor/writer earned the whopping sum of $267 million in 1998 alone. Likewise, his co-star Julia Louis Dreyfus earned $600,000 per episode.

#10. J.K Rowling

Net Worth: $1 Billion 

Date of Birth: July 31, 1965

Place of Birth: Yate, United Kingdom

J.K Rowling is a British author, humanitarian, producer, and screenwriter best known for her fantasy series Harry Potter. This book series has sold over 500 million copies and won numerous awards.

Richest Celebrities in the World- J.K Rowling
J.K Rowling (Source: Glamour)

The world-famous Harry Potter book series gave a rose to several multibillion-dollar movie franchises, theme parks, and merchandise, collecting stunning revenue for the writer.

Aside from Harry Potter, Rowling has written a few other books, which made her millions despite the fact that they were an average success.

#09. David Copperfield

Net Worth: $1 Billion 

Date of Birth: September 16, 1956

Place of Birth: Metuchen, New Jersey, United States

David Seth Kotkin, better known by his stage as David Copperfield, is an American magician. Copperfield has been named “the Most Successful Magician in History” by Forbes.

He is also a recipient of 38 Emmy Awards nominations, winning 21.

Richest Celebrities in the World- David Copperfield
David Copperfield (Source: Time Magazine)

The different shows he performs account for the majority of his professional earnings. Copperfield is known as a single performer who holds the record for selling the most tickets in the world.

Reportedly, he earns between $40 and $60 million per year as he does around 515 shows annually. The entertainer became a billionaire for the first time in July 2018.

#08. Paul McCartney

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion 

Date of Birth: June 18, 1942

Place of Birth: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer of the world-famous rock band, The Beatles. McCartney rose to prominence as the band’s co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and bassist.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney (Source: Stern)

The Beatles’ success was largely due to Paul’s songwriting collaboration with John Lennon. These duo composed several hit songs that people enjoyed.

According to the sources, in 2019, McCartney earned little over $100 million from his solo gigs.

#07. Jay-Z

Net Worth: $1.3 Billion 

Date of Birth: December 4, 1969

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Shawn Corey Carter, popularly known by his stage name Jay-Z is the songwriter, record producer, composer, entrepreneur, and media mogul. Jay Z is the first rapper to become a billionaire.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Jay Z
Jay Z (Source: Vogue)

To illustrate, the singer is one of the most influential hip-hop musicians in the industry. Furthermore, Jay Z is the CEO of Def Jam Records and the creator of Roc-A-Fella Records.

The rapper is married to yet another excellent singer Beyonce, making them two the power couple of the Hollywood music industry.

#06. Kim Kardashian

Net Worth: $1.4 Billion 

Date of Birth: October 21, 1980

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Kim Kardashian, born Kimberly Noel Kardashian West, is an American model, socialite, and businesswoman.

She is one of the most famous faces in the world of fashion and entertainment, from where she draws her major source of income.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian (Source: Elle)

Her two companies, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance, were founded in 2017 and have been a huge success.

Similarly, she established her own shapewear line, Skims, in 2019.

#05. Jami Gertz

Net Worth: $3 Billion 

Date of Birth: October 28, 1965

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jami Beth Gertz is an actress, producer, philanthropist, and investor from the United States who is most known for her early performances in the films Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, and Quicksilver.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Jami Gertz
Jami Gertz (Source: Wikipedia)

The billionaire owns a $60 million worth house in Malibu.

Jami is married to Antony P. Ressler, Beverly Hills-based American billionaire private equity investor and CEO.

The net worth of Gertz is also a result of her combined joint investments with Ressler.

#04. Oprah Winfrey

Net Worth: $3.5 Billion 

Date of Birth: January 29, 1954

Place of Birth: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, actress, author, and philanthropist.

She is the highest-paid artist on television, as well as the producer and actress of her own television specials and the successful host of the talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey (Source: Inc. Magazine)

Winfrey is the first African-American woman to own production firm of her own. The annual salary of Oprah is estimated to be $300 million.

According to Forbes, the news anchor has made $2 billion from her talk show.

#03. Kanye West

Net Worth: $6.6 Billion 

Date of Birth: June 8, 1977

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Kanye West, now officially known as Ye, is a rapper, record producer, and fashion designer from the United States.

He is widely recognized as one of the greatest artists of all time.

West is the world’s wealthiest rapper and a multiple Grammy Award-winning producer who has also been listed as the world’s 100 Most Influential People.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Kanye West
Kanye West (Source: The Guardian)

Along with record labels and music, brand collaborations and partnerships account for the majority of his assets.

His collaboration with Gap, for example, has raised his net worth by $1 billion.

#02. Steven Spielberg

Net Worth: $7.5 Billion 

Date of Birth: December 18, 1946

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Steven Allan Spielberg is the most well-known film director, producer, and screenwriter in Hollywood. Spielberg is the most influential person in cinema history.

Furthermore, he is currently the most commercially successful director.

Richest Celebrities in the World- Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg (Source: Britannica)

According to the reports, Steven usually chooses a low upfront salary of $10 million in exchange for backend points on gross sales for his own projects.

#01. George Lucas

Net Worth: $10 Billion

Date of Birth: May 14, 1944

Place of Birth: Modesto, California, United States

George Walton Lucas Jr., an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur, is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises.

Richest Celebrities in the World- George Lucas
George Lucas (Source: WIkipedia)

Lucas has been interested in filmmaking since high school. Over the course of his career, the multi-billionaire has only created six films, each of which has earned him enough money to last him a lifetime.

Sure, Lucas made an enormous amount of money from the box office collection of those movies, but his real fortune has been generated from the merch sold by the studio over which he has complete control.

To the surprise, over $12 billion Star Wars-themed toys have been sold to date.

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