Celebrities, they’re just like us — except they have enormous amounts of wealth!
Today, we are going through some of the biggest names in the industry who have an impressive amount of the green stuff. Starting off with…
Gloria Estefan | Net Worth: $500 Million
Gloria’s widely successful career in the 1980s led her to a career in Miami business and real estate that led to the founding of multimedia entertainment company Estefan Enterprises. And in August 2020, she released “Brazil305,” her first album in seven years.
Kathy Ireland | Net Worth: $500 Million
A successful model in the 1980s, Kathy Ireland’s success truly began in 1993 when she launched her own line of socks — yes, you read that correctly. This led to Kathy Ireland Worldwide, which makes about $2.6 billion in sales per year.
Jimmy Buffett | Net Worth: $600 Million
While this may not come as a shock to most, if you’ve been living under a rock, yes, Jimmy Buffet is ridiculously wealthy.
Buffett boasts 30 albums and more than 40 live tours under his belt — and when it comes to investing, he is a pro. The musician is in partnership with OSI Restaurant Partners, the book author, casino owner and hotel magnate owns the Cheeseburger in Paradise and Margaritaville restaurant chains. Buffett released his most recent album “Life on the Flip Side” in 2020.
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson | Net Worth: $600 Million
The basketball god ‘Magic’ Johnson may have won the state championships in high school and the NCAA championship with Michigan State in 1979. He also may have become the first pick for The Laker’s 1979 NBA Draft AND went on to win five championships in 13 seasons in Los Angeles.
But the man, the myth, the legend himself made his impressive funds by, you guessed it, business. Johnson earned about $40 million playing basketball, but he used that to launch Magic Johnson Enterprises, which is worth an estimated $1 billion today.
And in 2020, Johnson teamed up with MBE Capital Partners to offer $100 million in loans to minority- and women-owned businesses unable to secure federal PPP loans during the COVID-19 crisis.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone | Net Worths: $600 Million and $700 Million
The infamous pair that created the show “South Park” – and the voices of the show’s characters Kyle and Cartman — Trey Parker and Matt Stone are worth over $1 billion combined. The two also co-created the Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon,” which has made over $650 million worldwide.
Celine Dion | Net Worth: $800 Million
Are you just as shocked as we are? The star-studded singer earned most of her wealth through international touring and her extremely lucrative Las Vegas residencies. According to the Hollywood Reporter, when she ended her 16-year run on the Las Vegas Strip in 2019, she did so with a record-breaking $681 million in ticket sales.
Dr. Dre | Net Worth: $820 Million
Born Andre Romelle Young, Dr. Dre broke ground as a producer and DJ but it was his designer headphones that catapulted him to wealth. Apple purchased Beats Music and Beats Electronics i.e. “Beats by Dre” headphones in 2014 for $3 billion.
Diddy Net Worth | Net Worth: $885 Million
While Sean “Diddy” Combs may have had a short music career, he has always had a knack for the business side of things. The rapper founded his own music production company Bad Boy Entertainment early in his career as well as created his own clothing line and collaborated with Cîroc vodka.
Jay-Z | Net Worth: $1 Billion
Jay-Z is not only one of the most successful rappers ever but is also a savvy entrepreneur. The artist has created a joint venture with Live Nation called Roc Nation, launched the clothing line Rocawear and studio Roc-a-Fella Films, and he owns The 40/40 Club, Roc Nation Sports and the streaming service Tidal. In addition, his firm Marcy Venture Partners raised an $85 million fund in 2019.
David Copperfield | Net Worth: $1 Billion
As the most commercially successful magician in history – according to Forbes – David Copperfield is doing just fine. Copperfield earned $46 million in 2020 due to his gig at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas prior to the pandemic shutdown, as well as his ownership of Musha Cay, a group of 11 private Bahamian islands where guests spend around six figures to vacation.
Oprah Winfrey | Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
No surprises here! The beloved and iconic Oprah Winfrey is a multi-billionaire who launched her own network. In July 2020, she launched her new series, “The Oprah Conversation,” with Apple TV+.
Steven Spielberg | Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
The amazing director of classic films such as “E.T.,” “Jaws,” and “Saving Private Ryan” is insanely wealthy — clocking in at a network of 3.7 billion dollars. His most recent project includes the hit “West Side Story.”
Ralph Lauren | Net Worth: $6 Billion
The groundbreaking fashion designer is known for his apparel company that captivated wallets around the world. It may also surprise you to know that Ralp Lauren is richer than Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey ($3 billion) and former President Donald Trump ($2 billion).
George Lucas | Net Worth: $6.5 Billion
Last but not least, one of the most famous celebrities is THE George Lucas. After selling off Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, the “Star Wars” creator collected a $4 billion payday — who was the sole owner. But that doesn’t mean the all-star director is retiring anytime soon. Currently, he has several irons in the fire because he’s George Lucas of course.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
- 1 Gloria Estefan | Net Worth: $500 Million
- 2 Kathy Ireland | Net Worth: $500 Million
- 3 Jimmy Buffett | Net Worth: $600 Million
- 4 Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson | Net Worth: $600 Million
- 5 Trey Parker and Matt Stone | Net Worths: $600 Million and $700 Million
- 6 Celine Dion | Net Worth: $800 Million
- 7 Dr. Dre | Net Worth: $820 Million
- 8 Diddy Net Worth | Net Worth: $885 Million
- 9 Jay-Z | Net Worth: $1 Billion
- 10 David Copperfield | Net Worth: $1 Billion
- 11 Oprah Winfrey | Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
- 12 Steven Spielberg | Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
- 13 Ralph Lauren | Net Worth: $6 Billion
- 14 George Lucas | Net Worth: $6.5 Billion
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