It’s no surprise that celebrities are among the richest people on earth. What may surprise you is just how much some celebrities are worth. Check out these staggering celebrity net worth totals.
Dr. Phil, $400 million
Sure, Dr. Phil is a bit of a quack and most of his advice consists of completely obvious observations, but the guy has made a small fortune on TV and through his books.
Bruce Springsteen, $350 million
“The Boss” is not only capable of putting on amazing concerts, but he’s also compiled a very impressive net worth during his lifetime.
Howard Stern, $600 million
Stern’s extraordinary net wealth is proof that all you need to make a fortunes are some dirty jokes and an audience.
Celine Dion, $630 million
Dion is well-known for her gigantic hit “My Heart Will Go On” from the smash film Titanic, but she has also earned almost $300 million from her standing Las Vegas gig over the last 13 years.
P. Diddy, $730 million
Diddy has done it all during his career, earning millions as a producer, rapper, entrepreneur, and even an actor. His fortune is a testament to his success.
Madonna, $800 million
Madonna set the template that female pop stars are still following to this day. However, none of her imitators have been able to duplicate her success and longevity.
Ringo Starr, $350 million
Marge Simpson’s favorite Beatle has done very well for himself, with a net worth of $350 million. It’s a very respectable celebrity net worth and certainly one of the highest totals for a drummer.
Mick Jagger, $360 million
The famous lead singer of the Rolling Stones has one of the largest fortunes of any rock star alive.
Jack Nicholson, $400 million
“Heeeeerrrrrrrre’s Johnny!” Nicholson is one of the most famous actors of all time, and he has the net worth to prove it.
Floyd Mayweather, $400 million
Not only has Floyd made a ton of money in the ring, but he was able to retire undefeated, to boot.
David Letterman, $400 million
No celebrity net worth list is complete without Letterman, who recently retired as a legend of late night television.
Michael Bay, $430 million
Say what you want about his movies, but Bay knows how to make money at the box office – and add it to his huge bank account.
Beyonce, $450 million
The stunning R&B beauty has had one successful venture after another, from top-selling albums to sold out concert tours.
Tyler Perry, $450 million
Just like Michael Bay, Perry’s movies make money, as evidenced by the Madea creator’s net worth of $450 million.
Tom Cruise, $500 million
Cruise has had a hugely successful career as an actor, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. His recent successes include new installations of the Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher franchises.
Jimmy Buffett, $500 million
This famously relaxed singer could afford to spend the rest of his life “wasted away in Margaritaville,” since he has a net worth of half a billion dollars.
Mariah Carey, $520 million
Carey is the most successful female singer of all time, and her bank account is a testament to that fact. Although her acting career landed with a thud, many of her other business ventures have been very successful.
Simon Cowell, $550 million
You may know Cowell as the acerbic judge on American Idol, but he’s also made millions on other TV appearances and as a successful music producer.
Jay-Z, $700 million
This rapper, producer, and business mogul have had success at every turn. Combined with his wife Beyonce’s net worth, the two are worth well over a billion dollars!
Bono, $700 million
Bono is one of the biggest music stars in the world and continues his well-known humanitarian efforts to this day. The U2 frontman has a net worth of about $700 million.
Dr. Dre, $830 million
Dr. Dre has come a very long way since his poor upbringing in Compton, Calif. With three hugely successful albums as a solo artist, numerous platinum records as a producer, and the windfall he made from the sale of Beats by Dre, Andre Young has a net worth of almost $1 billion!
Jerry Seinfeld, $870 million
Seinfeld’s observational humor has made him a very rich man. A successful standup career and perhaps the most popular sitcom of all time have landed him near the top of every celebrity net worth list.
David Copperfield, $900 million
The man every other magician is jealous of has been able to date supermodels, win 11 Guinness World Records, and amass a net worth of $900 million by doing magic tricks. Pretty impressive for a magician to land on a celebrity net worth ranking!
JK Rowling, $1 billion
When you create Harry Potter, you’re going to be a very rich person. Rowling’s fantasy series led to seven best-selling books and eight films that grossed a total of over $8 billion at the box office.
Paul McCartney, $1.2 billion
The most famous Beatle of all has lived the kind of life one would expect, right down to boasting a net worth of over $1.2 billion. McCartney continues to make music and tour to this very day.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, $1.2 billion
Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 13 beloved musicals, film scores and more to amass a staggering net worth of $1.2 billion.
Oprah Winfrey, $2.9 billion
Oprah Winfrey has had quite a life, going from an underprivileged childhood to become the richest female entertainer on the planet. More than a talk show host, she is a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. She has one of the highest celebrity net worth totals in the world.
Donald Trump, $3.7 billion
Trump is a celebrity from his days on The Apprentice, but the vast majority of his net worth comes from his real estate dealings.
Steven Spielberg, $3.7 billion
From the Indiana Jones series to Jaws to E.T., Spielberg directed many of the most memorable and influential films of the last five decades.
George Lucas, $5.1 billion
The absolute haul that Lucas made from creating Star Wars alone is enough to secure his spot at the top of every celebrity net worth list. Many forget that he also created the Indiana Jones franchise.
J.J. Abrams, $95 Million
Abrams helped resurrect the Star Wars franchise in 2015 and was paid handsomely to do the same for Star Trek beforehand.
George Clooney, $180 Million
Clooney has had a long and prestigious career as an actor, helping him build up quite a bit of wealth.
Michael Jordan, $1.24 Billion
Jordan has actually made the bulk of his fortune not from his playing salary with the Chicago Bulls, but through his endorsements and business dealings.
Carrie Fisher, $5 Million
While Fisher was wealthy at the time of her passing, the actress, novelist, and screenwriter’s net worth was a small sum considering the multi-billion dollar Star Wars franchise’s success.
George Michael, $200 Million
The late pop star sold over 100 million albums and had a net worth of about $200 million at the time of his tragic death.
Angelina Jolie, $160 Million
The actress, director, and producer has accumulated an impressive amount of wealth during her successful career.
Brad Pitt, $240 Million
Pitt is worth quite a bit more than his soon to be ex-wife, Angelina Jolie.
Stephenie Meyer, $1.8 Billion
Meyer was only 29 and had never been published when she wrote Twilight. Years later, the franchise has made her a billionaire.
Leonardo DiCaprio, $217 Million
DiCaprio is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and commands huge salaries for his performances.
Kate Upton, $20 Million
Upton’s net worth is dwarfed by her otherworldly good looks, but she’s also engaged to baseball pitcher Justin Verlander, who makes about $20 million per season with the Detroit Tigers.
Wayne Gretzky, $200 Million
Gretzky has made quite a bit through endorsements. The man known as the greatest hockey player ever is worth $200 million.
LeBron James, $400 Million
James is still in the midst of his NBA career and his impressive net worth continues to rise.
Salma Hayek, $85 Million
The gorgeous actress is worth about $85 million. If you think that’s impressive, her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, is a member of a family worth $12.9 billion!
Kim Kardashian, $149 Million
Although estimates of Kim’s net worth vary, her hundreds of millions in earnings from fragrances, merchandising, and endorsements have certainly added to her wealth.
Kanye West, $145 Million
West has earned millions with not only his music, but his production talents and income from his shoe and clothing lines.
Tiger Woods, $740 Million
Woods hasn’t been the same both on and off the course since his blockbuster divorce and cheating scandal years ago, but he’s still nearly a billionaire. Most of his net worth have come from endorsements and his personal clothing and apparel line.
Hulk Hogan, $25 Million
Hogan made some money wrestling and in films, but has also added to his net worth through personal appearances and a successful reality show from years ago.
Ice Cube, $140 Million
The former NWA rapper has seen his net worth take a huge jump due to his acting and directing exploits over the years.
Paris Hilton, $100 Million
Between her appearance fees and her wealthy family, the original trust fund girl is set for life.
Taylor Swift, $250 Million
T-Swift is one of the biggest stars in music, and she has raked in tons of money through endorsements, album sales, and sold-out tours.
Jennifer Lawrence, $60 Million
Lawrence’s net worth is relatively modest considering how big of a star she is, but she made $52 million last year alone, so that number is going to rise quite a bit.
Quentin Tarantino, $100 Million
It’s hard to believe that one of the most famous directors ever isn’t worth more, even though none of us would pass up the chance to be worth nine figures.
Eminem, $242 Million
Several platinum-selling albums (and in one case, diamond-selling) and his own record label have helped Eminem rack up a net worth of a quarter of a billion dollars.
Harrison Ford, $210 Million
Unlike his fellow Star Wars co-stars, Ford has had a ton of success throughout his movie career, helping him build up a huge fortune in the process.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, $300 Million
Arnold’s career has spanned the worlds of bodybuilding, acting, producing, and politics over forty years, and he’s amassed quite a fortune through it all.
Stephen King, $400 Million
As the mastermind behind such legendary stories as It, Carrie, The Stand, and The Dark Tower series, it’s no surprise that King is worth $400 million.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $125 Million
The Rock went from action star to all-around box office superstar over the past few years, and he now has his own production company as well, so this figure is going to keep on rising.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, $30 Million
The Muscles from Brussels has done quite well from himself, going from a humble beginning to a net worth of about $30 million. Not bad for a guy who came to the U.S. with about a hundred dollars in his pocket.
Snoop Dogg, $143 Million
Snoop has long been a successful rapper, but it’s his other media endeavors and business instincts that have really helped him earn his fortune.
Sylvester Stallone, $400 Million
Sly is known mostly for his acting, but he has earned millions as a director and writer, as well.
Keith Richards, $340 million
Keith is the famous lead guitarist of one of the biggest bands of all-time, the Rolling Stones. He’s amassed quite a bit of wealth during a career that has spanned five decades.
Kevin Hart, $62 Million
Hart is bound to climb up the ranks quickly in net worth, as he earned about $28.5 million in 2015 alone!
Britney Spears, $185 Million
The former teen pop icon has had surprising career longevity, most recently launching a successful Las Vegas residency like fellow singers Cher and Celine Dion.
Mark Hamill, $6 Million
It’s hard to imagine, but the star of what became a multi-billion dollar entertainment empire in Star Wars is only worth $6 million himself.
Cher, $305 Million
Cher has had a career spanning five decades, and it shows in her incredible wealth. From TV to albums and Vegas shows, Cher has done it all.
Jay Leno, $350 Million
Leno’s comedy career and long tenure on The Tonight Show helped him amass a huge fortune. His love of expensive classic cars is well-documented.
Jimmy Fallon, $25 Million
Fallon has earned rave reviews for his time on The Tonight Show, but he has a long way to go to rival the net worth of Leno.
Will Smith, $250 Million
It’s easy to forget that before his blockbuster film career, Smith was a sitcom star and a successful rapper.
Serena Williams, $145 Million
There hasn’t been a more successful women’s tennis player in the past two decades than Serena, who continues to win tournaments and increase her impressive wealth.
James Patterson, $400 Million
Patterson has turned one hit novel after another into a huge amount of wealth. He recently launched “BookShots,” a line of short books designed to be read quickly for those who are on the go.
Christina Aguilera, $130 Million
Aguilera doesn’t have to argue with her fellow judges on The Voice when it comes to who has the most money. She wins that particular contest in a landslide.
Blake Shelton, $60 Million
The country music superstar has a tidy fortune from his music exploits and longtime role on The Voice.
Adam Levine, $35 Million
Levine lags behind The Voice co-stars Aguilera and Shelton in net worth, but the Maroon 5 frontman still has plenty of cash in his pocket.
Tyra Banks, $90 Million
The former Sports Illustrated cover model and Victoria’s Secret angel has racked up quite a bit of wealth, some of which came from her talk show and acting roles, as well.
Lars Ulrich, $175 Million
For all the complaining the Metallica drummer did about Napster and illegal music downloads in the 1990s, it’s not as if he’s hurting for money.
Robert Downey Jr., $240 Million
The Avengers star resurrected his career and paved the way to millions of dollars in earnings by taking the lead role in Iron Man years ago.
Bob Seger, $45 Million
The Detroit-based rock icon has earned millions through album and ticket sales during his illustrious career. He also made a tidy amount from those truck commercials that played “Like A Rock” fifteen times per day, as you probably remember.
Mike Tyson, $3 Million
When Tyson was knocking foes out in the 1980s and 90s, he was worth about $300 million. His net worth dipped to just $1 million as of 2015, but his celebrity status has allowed him to earn his way back up the ladder somewhat.
Rihanna, $160 Million
Rihanna has supplemented her music income with money from fragrances and clothing lines. She’s said to be the best selling digital artist of all time.
Tom Clancy, $300 Million
Clancy not only had a number of bestselling novels under his belt, but also a line of extremely successful video games bearing his name when he passed away.
Dave Chapelle, $16 Million
Chapelle would be worth a lot more if he hadn’t walked away from his hugely successful Comedy Central show years ago. He recently made his return to standup comedy.
Justin Bieber, $200 Million
Bieber may be young, but his stardom has led to a ridiculous amount of wealth at such an early stage of his career.
50 Cent, $155 Million
Don’t get it twisted – he may have filed for bankruptcy a couple of years ago, but it’s a formality. 50 Cent is worth a lot of money, much of which came from the sale of Vitamin Water.
Garth Brooks, $150 Million
Brooks made a ton of money doing sold out tours in huge arenas over the years, and continues to be a country music icon.
Dave Grohl, $225 Million
Grohl has played in two legendary rock bands: Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. The singer and drummer has earned quite a bit of money during his legendary career.
Iggy Azalea, $10 Million
Many believe that Iggy’s career is over after a number of very public feuds, but if that’s true, the controversial Australian rapper has plenty of money to retire with.
Miley Cyrus, $200 Million
Cyrus is a master when it comes to getting publicity, and her net worth is bursting at the seams from not only her musical career, but the millions she made playing Hannah Montana.
Adele, $125 Million
Adele’s unmistakable voice and impressive album sales have helped her to amass quite a fortune over the last several years.
Nicki Minaj, $70 Million
Everyone has an opinion about Nicki, whether it’s good or bad. The curvaceous, controversial rapper is worth about $70 million.
Katy Perry, $125 Million
Perry continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of pop music, and her net worth has reached an impressive $125 million.
Jennifer Lopez, $300 Million
J-Lo is a true double-threat, as she has earned millions from both her singing and acting talents. She’s come a long way since being a backup dancer on In Living Color.
Emilio Estefan, $500 million
Gloria Estefan’s husband is a successful musician and producer in his own right. He’s won an astonishing 19 Grammy awards in his career.
Elton John, $500 million
Elton John has always had the eccentricity of a wealthy man, and he now has the bank account to match. The legendary singer and songwriter have a net worth of half a billion dollars.
O.J. Simpson, $250 Million
One of the most famous American actors and retired football players, O.J Simpson. In 1985, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Malia Obama, $12.2 million
As the president of the United States, Barack Obama gets paid a salary of $400,000 a year. But, with that being said, Obama’s net worth is mainly due to sales of his two books. From those pieces of data, it is estimated that the President is worth $12.2 million. His eldest daughter, Malia Obama may inherit a portion of that wealth one day.
Melania Trump, $11 Million
The First Lady, Wife Of President Donald Trump wife. She has made a fortune as a model, a jewelry, and watch designer. Add that to her husband’s personal worth and you’ll get to a tremendous amount of money.
Ann Coulter, $8.5 Million
The Conservative social and political commentator, syndicated columnist, writer, and lawyer. She appears frequently on television, radio, and works as a speaker at public and private events.
Bill Cosby, $400 million
Despite his recent legal troubles, there’s no denying that Cosby had a very successful career in television and comedy.
Larry David, $400 million
David made millions while being one of the creative forces behind Seinfeld, and tacked on some more with the success of his HBO show, Curb Your Enthusiasm.