For many celebrities, fame and fortune go hand in hand. Thanks to the successful and long-running careers, they have managed to gather all the wealth. Fat paychecks, royalties, and lucrative endorsement deals are just some of the perks that add to their riches.
Whether you have laughed at their iconic roles, cheered them on in a match, or sang along to their songs, these celebs have been an essential part of our life. Apart from being in the public eye and setting the latest fashion trends worldwide, these celebrities are also known for their lavish lifestyles.
You must be wondering, who are these celebrities? Well, we have compiled a list of the world’s wealthiest celebrities for you. We all know them to be rich, but their net worth will leave you stunned.
The entertainment industry was shocked when Oprah scored a four-year contract worth $1 million to host her morning show in Chicago. Within a few months, the show skyrocketed from dead last to the number one show in the market. However, a year later, Winfrey realized that her one million dollar contract was much less than what the show was earning. She later went on to produce “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” At her peak when this show was airing, Oprah managed to make $300 million per year. She is now one of the richest self-made women in human history.
Michael Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player, entrepreneur, product endorser, and team owner. During his stellar NBA career, he earned 93.7 million dollars in salary. Michael was the first-ever athlete in history to earn $30 million per year in salary. Though his basketball career is over, he makes more than $100 million through various endorsements and business ventures. He has achieved billionaire status thanks to his ownership stake in the Charlotte Hornets NBA team.
Kanye West is a renowned rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. He gained widespread popularity after the release of his solo album “The College Dropout” in 2004. Today Kanye is the most successful and most awarded musician in the world. He has bagged twenty-one Grammy wins out of his sixty-nine nominations. However, in recent years, the mega-star has drifted away from a music career to the business world. His Yeezy-Adidas partnership makes him a sizeable fortune. The vast majority of his money comes from royalties paid by Adidas for his Yeezy brand. Their collaboration is going strong, and West is likely to make much more money in the coming years.