We all love the culture of celebrity these days, and we probably all have someone we admire. Looking at celebrity earnings can provide you with incentive and drive. Here are 50 celebs and public figures whose approximate net worth you won’t believe!
Chelsea Clinton – $30m
Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky’s net worth is said to be at least $30 million; thanks to Marc’s financial endeavors and Chelsea’s capacity as a Special Correspondent for NBC and her Clinton Foundation board commitments.
Angelina Jolie – $160m
Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood’s most beautiful and glamorous actresses. And, with a personal fortune of around $160 million she’s not done badly for herself either!
John Travolta – $170m
John Travolta became a huge star in the 1970s with Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His career dropped off after that before rejuvenation with Pulp Fiction. Over his career, he has amassed $170 million.
Julia Roberts – $170m
Once upon a time, the girl with the million dollar smile was Hollywood’s highest paid actress. Now, at the age of she’s still not doing too badly! Here personal fortune of $170 million is a testament to that.
Christopher Nolan – $180m
He’s the man credited with reviving Batman, and catapulting the career of Tom Hardy. Chris Nolan is one of Hollywood’s finest directors, and he’s made around $180m as a result.
Denzel Washington – $200m
Denzel Washington is one of the world’s biggest actors. He became the first African-American ever to win two Academy Awards. He continues to make successful movies, and he’s earned around $200 million.
Sandra Bullock – $200m
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock has been working in Hollywood for twenty odd years. In that time the raven-haired beauty has managed to earn about $200m.
Harrison Ford – $210m
When you talk about screen legends, it’s hard to look past Harrison Ford. He has played Indiana Jones and Han Solo in a glittering career that has earned him north of $200m.
Robert Downey Jr. – $220m
The Iron Man is largely credited with making the Marvel movies a mainstream success. And he’s not done too badly for himself either, with a personal fortune estimated at around $220m.
Mark Wahlberg – $225m
Marky Mark was formerly a member of New Kids on the Block, and a Calvin Klein model. He went on to become a successful actor and is valued at around $225 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $245m
New Oscar darling Leonardo DiCaprio has finally captured his long sought acting recognition. And it won’t damage his bank balance any either. With a personal fortune of $245 million, Leo can sleep easy at night.
George Clooney – $250m
George is one of the most sought after directors and actors working in Hollywood. He has built up around $250 million in earnings over the course of his career.
Will Smith – $260m
Will Smith has had quite the career since he got his break in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He’s released albums and become the world’s most bankable star, and it’s earned him around $260m.
Sean Connery – $300m
It’s common knowledge that Sean Connery is the best Bond. He’s also an Academy Award winner and all round legend. Oh, and he’s worth $300 million. Not bad for a former milkman from Edinburgh.
Bjorn Ulvaeus – $300m
Bjorn is most famous for being one of the founding members of Abba. So, you probably expected he’d be pretty well off. You might not have had an idea he would be this wealthy though.
Jackie Chan – $300m
Jackie Chan is an action and martial arts legend famed for doing all of his own stunts. And the movie industry has been good to the Hong Kong native as he has earned around $300m.
Bruce Springsteen – $300m
The Boss is one of the biggest selling and most successful musicians on the planet. While he continues to make music, and he’s already earned about $300 million over the course of his career.
Keanu Reeves – $350m
Keanu is commonly considered to be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. He’s also a very successful actor and has a bank balance of around $350 million.
Jessica Alba – $350m
Beautiful, talented and wealthy. Jessica Alba is the envy of millions across the globe. Her acting career has done well, but it’s her company ‘Honest’ that has made her personal fortune $350m.
Robert De Niro – $350m
Often cited as one of the greatest actors of all time, De Niro’s career has slowed a lot in recent years. However, he is still a big draw, and he’s amassed a fortune of $350m in his career.
Taylor Swift – $360m
The young songstress seems to be carving out more of a niche for herself every year. She’s graduated from country rock icon to global superstar and enjoyed several high-profile romances. She’s also worth in excess of $360 million.
Clint Eastwood – $375m
Clint has graduated from iconic movie actor to Oscar-winning director. And, for his efforts, he has accrued a personal fortune of about $375 million.
Johnny Depp – $400m
He might have had well-publicized problems of late, but Johnny Depp remains one of Hollywood’s richest stars. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has a bank balance of $400 million.
Jack Nicholson $400m
Jack Nicholson is still kicking it in Hollywood, and showing these young pretenders a thing or two about acting. And his $400 million is proof that he has been a huge success over his career.
Sylvester Stallone – $400m
Writer. Director. Actor. Legend. Stallone has done it all, and his versatility has made him very wealthy. With $400 million in the bank, Sly could comfortably retire any time, but we hope he doesn’t!
Mel Gibson – $425m
Actor and director Mel Gibson is perhaps best known as the star of the Lethal Weapon flicks. He’s also a pretty wealthy guy with a fortune of around $425m.
Peter Jackson – $450m
The Lord of the Rings trilogy was one of the most successful endeavors in film of all time. And The Hobbit trilogy hasn’t done too badly either! That’s perhaps the reason for Peter Jackson having a fortune of $450m.
Victoria Beckham – $450m
Victoria is often considered to be the brains of ‘brand Beckham’. Pop singer, fashion designer, and astute businesswoman, the Spice Girl is valued at $450 million.
Beyoncé Knowles – $450m
As one-third of Destiny’s Child, no one could have predicted the success Beyoncé would enjoy as a solo artist. Her marriage to Jay-Z turned jettisoned her into a global superstardom.
James Patterson – $470m
As one of the world’s best-selling authors, James Patterson has enjoyed his novels being adapted to the big screen. This has no doubt helped him to build a personal fortune of close to $470 million.
Coldplay – $475m
British rock band Coldplay are one of the biggest bands in the world. With seven studio albums and a slew of sell-out tours, they’ve managed to amass $475m.
Tom Cruise – $500m
In Hollywood, they have a name for Tom Cruise, Mr Reliable. For over a decade the superstar was a guaranteed $100 million box office gross. And the acting legend has built up career earnings of around $500m, a fair deal of which has gone to the Church of Scientology.
Elton John – $500m
Elton John is a living legend who has transcended pop music. His career continues to flourish into his 70’s, and his personal fortune is close to $500m.
Mariah Carey – $520m
Mariah may be notorious for being a diva, but she has the money to back it up. With a glittering career and a voice to die for, she’s earned every penny.
Bono – $600m
International rock sensation U2’s frontman practically is the band, in and of himself. So it’s no surprise he’d make up a whopping portion on the entire group’s net worth.
Shahrukh Khan – $600m
The poster boy for Bollywood is arguably the biggest star in Indian film. He had a net worth of $600 million, and this looks set to grow in the coming years.
Chuck Lorre – $600m
We live in a golden age of television, and one of TVs heavy hitters these days is Chuck Lorre. The man behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men has $600 million to his name.
Celine Dion – $630m
The titanic talent has a contract in Vegas where she performs at the MGM Grand through the year. This, coupled with an already successful career leaves her personal fortune at $630 million.