Celebrity Net Worth: Find Out Who Among Your Favorite A-List Stars Have The Highest Earnings This Year
Robert Downey Jr.
For the first movie of Avengers as Tony Stark or the Iron Man, Robert Downery Jr. got paid a whopping Fifty Million Dollars alone. How much more when we combine all that he made for the four Avengers movies, besides all three of the Iron Man movies, of course? It should really not come as a surprise that he makes that much for these movies because as far as this franchise is concerned, he is worth the investment! As other than the fact that it is starred by one of the World’s 100 most influential people in 2008 according to Time Magazine, it is Downey’s impeccable portrayal of the role that gave life to Tony Stark’s character.
For the 2010 science fiction thriller movie, Inception, and for the role of Dom Cobb, Leonardo DiCaprio earned at least Fifty Million Dollars. Though the movie is already a sure hit with ten times award winning screenwriter and director, Christopher Nolan, writing, directing and producing the movie, DiCaprio is a good fit for the film as he, himself is one of the top-grossing actors we have today. Also named by time as one of the World’s 100 most influential people in 2016, he makes a great catch of an investment fitting for such an equally excellent and mind boggling movie in our time.
For the 1989 movie, Batman, and for the role of The Joker, Jack Nicholson earned Fifty Million Dollars. Although, he was initially paid Six Million Dollars for his villainous role in the movie, but because he was able to negotiate a good deal that included earnings from the box office and merchandise sales, especially in the sequels (of which he did not appear anymore as one of the casts), he is well able to make such a good pay out from it. Credits to this actor’s business foresight and wits that he was able to capitalize not just on his profession but also on the opportunities of good projects.
For the 2008 movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which is the fourth Indiana Jones of the film series, and the role as Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was paid Sixty Five Million dollars ($65M). Reports had it, that to be able to get Ford back for the fourth movie, a deal was made of splitting large portion of the film’s earnings among Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and the lead actor, As the previous Indiana Jones movie from more than nineteen years ago, this 2008 movie instalment is a success and financially at that too. Credits to the performances, timeless action scenes and outstanding music scoring that worked perfectly together for another awesome movie experience! The fifth movie is scheduled in 2021 with Spielberg and Ford returning.
For the 2010 movie, Alice in Wonderland and for the role of The Mad Hatter, Johnny Depp is again second-mentioned as highest paid for a movie at Sixty Eight Million dollars ($68 M). The Telegraph reported that Depp actually earned 50 million pounds for the movie which is $68M in US Dollars. Regardless of the negative reviews the film received, the movie managed to hit box office and the second top-grossing film in 2010. The sequel in 2016, however, received more criticism and hit a lesser box office numbers. Still, it’s a movie credit with Johnny Depp, that alone makes a difference.
For the 2013 movie, Gravity and her role as Dr. Ryan Stone, Sandra Bullock earned Seventy Million dollars ($70 M). According to Hollywood Reporter, Twenty Million dollars ($20M) was paid to her for the movie credit, which is already a good amount itself but since her deal included a 15% interest from the box office revenue, hence, we gave her the fourth place in our highest paid feat in this list. The movie actually is the in 8th place of the top-grossing movie of that year, grossing at $723M worldwide against a $100M total movie budget would result to definitely a good surplus income.
For the 2011 movie, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (the fourth of the film series), for the role of Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise got a pay check for Seventy Five Million dollars ($75 M). According to Forbes, Cruise earned the amount from the fourth Mission Impossible movie, which to them was reason for his inclusion in their list of the most powerful actors in 2012. Ghost Protocol easily became the top-grossing of all four movies released before it was surpassed by 2018 Mission Impossible: Fallout making this movie the second highest grossing film of $694 M with lead movie credit of Tom Cruise. And this pay check is just because of Cruise’ movie credit as actor, how much more as producer against movie budget of $140 M?
For the 2012 movie, Men in Black 3 and for the role of Agent J, Will Smith landed in a One Hundred Million dollars ($100 million) pay check. According to The Hollywood Reporter Smith’s performance-based pay deal for the third “Men in Black” movie got Smith $100 million of its $624 million gross. It’s really no surprise that he earns this much, after all, Forbes did rank him as the most bankable star worldwide with top grossing movies as of 2016 his films grossed a total of $7.5 B. He, is, indeed a profitable movie star investment of his time.
For the movie, The Matrix trilogy and for the role of Neo, Keanu Reeves earned a total of Two Hundred Fifty Million dollars ($250 M) combined for all three movies. Reeves who played the lead actor among others has made so much impact in his performance of his role as Neo. Most of the action they did in the movie greatly influenced action filmmaking to the degree that it is one of the reasons why the movie was added to the National Film Registry for preservation. Also in the news, that Warner Bros. Pictures, the owner of the franchise, officially confirmed of fourth Matrix film is in the making and is currently being developed with Village Roadshow Picture and with Reeves reprising his role. Fans must watch out!
For the 2016 romantic comedy-drama musical movie, La La Land, for the lead role as Mia, Emma Stone got paid for Twenty Six Million dollars ($26M). In 2017, Stone came in top of Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid actresses due to this movie credit pay check, of which, mostly was earned by her from her Academy Award for Best Actress. Not bad for Stone who, herself, was once an aspiring actress who also moved to Los Angeles to pursue her Hollywood dreams. On the same year also, she was featured by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
For an upcoming Netflix original, vigilante, action, comedy-thriller movie, yet to be released this 2019, 6 Underground, and for the yet to be named lead role, Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer, screenwriter, and a 2017 Hollywood Walk of Fame Star awardee, is set to receive Twenty Seven Million dollars ($27 M). This movie credit in his name is set to be released on December 13, 2019. Blake Lively, his wife, must be already proud and so the other millions of fans all across the world must be proud and in the waiting. And Netflix did a good movie investment in him, as he is quite a catch.
Take it from this Roar singer, who when asked for several times if she can judge on the American Idol, had no clue how much she would be paid for when she finally fits a time for it. And at last in 2017, for the American Idol reboot that aired on ABC in 2018, her appearance in the singing competition show as a judge, earned for her net worth additional $25 million. It takes not much of an investment for Perry to show up as her usual fun self really. And what did the ABC Entertainment President, Channing Dungey have to say to Entertainment Weekly? Only that they hit the jackpot with Katy!
And with credits to the Diva that she is—Mariah Carey landed a judging role for American Idol series in 2012, after J. Lo left the show. And according to TMZ, Carey was tapped to get $18 million, which is, by the way, the biggest offer for any singer to earn from reality TV at that time. According also to Spin, that salary breaks down to $450,000 per episode or a $144,000 for a day of filming. Not bad, to just show up and have fun with your co-judges and the contestants! Also, please don’t assume that just ‘cause we don’t see Carey around in American Idol she isn’t hitting the big numbers any more. Because the New York Post has just reported that she received more than $4 million for a wedding guesting in the grand daughter’s wedding of a Russian billionaire also in the invitation is the legendary singer Elton John in 2017.
The rapper and music executive Jimmy Iovine had this crazy idea of selling their headphone company, Beats Electronic to Apple for a cool $3 billion in 2014. And according to Forbes, this deal included a cash payment of $2.6 billion and with another $400 million in stock investment. And since then both Dr. Dre and Iovine have assumed roles in Apple. And in the months that followed since news broke out, the Los Angeles Times had it on record that Dr. Dre labeled himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop,” He further talked about his feat with The Guardian, saying. “I’ve been living the American Dream for over 25 years—just being able to do what I do, be creative and make money out of it, it’s incredible,” reflecting on his rags to riches biography, he further added, “I could never have imagined where I am now.”
This Colombian-born bombshell is more than just a pretty face as she was named in 2017 as the highest-paid television actress for the sixth time already with a whopping paycheck of $41.5 million. And though she and Julie Bowen, her Modern Family co-star actually rate the same per episode, it’s the long list of endorsements to the degree of her face pops up on everything from coffeemakers to makeups, that loads up her bank. Forbes reported that from 2011 to 2016, Vergara earned a total of $157.5 million pretax, and that about 60% of that came from endorsements and licensing deals.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an eleven-time undefeated boxing world champion boxer and best known for his flashy lifestyle. In 2017, in as one-fight comeback bout against mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, after 10 rounds, he walked away with at least $100 million (with final tallies could reach up to $275 million). In 2015, for his high-profile fight with Manny Pacquiao, he earned $250 million. And with boxing now almost behind him, Fortune reported that he puts his money to work and his investment plan includes acquisitions of commercial real estates, opening more gyms and strip clubs. There is no stopping this human money machine!
From the 1994 movie Forrest Gump and the role of Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks earned an estimate of Sixty Million dollars ($60 M). This box-office hit movie is based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom and revolves around the depiction of the life of a slow-witted yet a kind-hearted man from Alabama who unwittingly influenced and witnessed several defining and historical events of America. And even though the movie significantly differed from the novel, it did hit box-office credits to the good movie directing and outstanding performance of Tom Hanks marked with Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. For Tom Hanks, this is another reason why performance-based pay is always a good deal.
Peter Dinklage, an American actor and producer, played the credit role of Tyrion Lannister on the HBO fantasy drama TV series, Game of Thrones. His role in the TV series has brought four times the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe for the same role in 2011. Being everyone’s favourite Lannister, he is reported to receive a salary of One Million Two Hundred Thousand dollars ($ 1.2 M) every episode of Game of Thrones. He is also rumoured to be worth Fifteen Million dollars ($15 M) in net worth. Not bad for a self-identified dwarf and hope he doen’t blow it all on booze.
Known as Nancy Wheeler in Netflix science fiction horror series, The Stranger Things, Natalia Dyer, American actress from Nashville, Tennessee and graduate of Nashville School of the Arts, joins in with the kiddos with a big scoop of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000) pay per episode. Her TV credit in this Netflix series is not her first on screen, as she was also part of Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009 with movie credit as Clarissa Granger. And thereon appeared in several films and even in indie films, her most recent is Netflix horror film, Velvet Buzzsaw, as Coco.
Jerry Seinfeld, took second spot on the Forbes’ list of America’s highest paid stand-up comedian in 2019. According to Forbes, he has raked in Sixty Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($60.5 M) earnings for the year. It is reported that for his year’s earning a good Forty One Million dollars ($41 M) are actually payments from Hulu for streaming rights of his television credit, Seinfeld, that run from 1989 to 1998. This just proves that sitcom TV series of his fictionalized self, which was often described as being a show about nothing, continues to attract audiences even from twenty years ago. Not bad for a comedian to specializes on observational comedy. He still has the relevance of today.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian and Her whole Kardashian family appeared in E! reality TV, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which runs successfully to present and since the show, Kim has capitalized on her growing fame and social media presence that bloated her bank. Forbes reports that from 2014 to 2016, her Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game generated $160 million in revenue to mean that an avatar Kim is making the real Kim $45 million richer and landed her on the cover of Forbes magazine. In 2017, Kim investment in makeup proved promising as Time reports that she made $14.4 million from selling kits in a matter of hours!! No, not bad at all.
This Danish actor, producer and screenwriter, who became widely known for his TV credit role as Jaime Lannister, Cersei’s twin brother, lover and father of her children, in the HBO fantasy TV drama series, Game of Thrones. His engaging character as a notorious knight who later on in the series was revealed to stem out from his real values of doing the necessary evil for the greater good, has captured the heart of the series followers. And for his hot and cold role, he gets a whopping One Million Two Hundred Thousand dollars ($1.2 M) per episode for the series than ran from 2011 to 2019. His rumoured net worth by the way is at around Sixteen Million dollars ($16 M).
Rapper 50 Cent who’s real name is Curtis Jackson III has this genuine love for Vitaminwater. And in 2004, being a healthy enthusiast that he is, he turned this passion into a lucrative personal investment. With the help of business partner, they were able come up with a good deal of being the face of the product in exchange for a 10% interest in the company. Come 2007, Vitaminwater’s parent company, Glaceau, was purchased by Coca-cola and since, it has exponentially increased 50 Cent’s income. In his The Washington Post interview, the rapper reported to pocket between $60 to $100 million in the sale and has brought up his net worth to half a billion dollars. Unfortunately in 2015, the rapper filed for bankruptcy for a $36 million debt with only $20 million in asset. However in 2017, he was able to pay off everything ahead of schedule and with remaining net worth still at around $20 million.
Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York is a sharp businesswoman in her own right. In 2011, Frankel sold her Skinnygirl liquor business to Beam Suntory for a reported $100 million as reported by Forbes. But instead of just enjoying the lump sum amount, she was able to make a deal of still owning the rights to the brand and get the continuous pay outs in every sale. Now that is quite a return of investment money put in! In her 2016 interview with Forbes, she said, “It would be great for Beam to sell Skinnygirl shot glasses as a complement to the cocktail, But they can’t. Only I can.” In classic Housewives style, she added: “What’s the point of being on TV if you don’t have something to sell?” After all, she still owns the brand after selling it right? And that’s how a Real Housewife does business.
In 2017, CNN reports that Casamigos, a tequila brand owned by George Clooney was sold to Diageo for $1 billion. And it’s not ridiculous at all, to think that they had just launched this liquor company, Clooney and two other partners in 2013. For it to have a worth of $1 billion in a span of 4 years is not so much of a wonder, didn’t take much investment planning too! After all, Clooney did own it and he has it all; the looks, talents and an intelligent wife, two beautiful kids, and a good career with a business foresight that works as he will still be very much involved with Casamigos.
From his 2016 movie, Jason Bourne, and for the title role of Jason Bourne, he was paid Twenty Five Million dollars ($25M). Matt Damon has always been a Hollywood big shot celebrity since the 90s. So it’s no surprise he gets paid big even for only 25 lines delivered in this movie! Also, for a 20 seconds Nespresso ad, he took home a $3 million check and it was just only aired in UK. That commercial credit score, he co-starred with George Clooney, must’ve been like a coffee date for the two except they both walk out a few more millions richer!
From a movie credit role in the 2019 comedy-drama, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt earned a pay check worth Ten Million dollars ($10 M). The movie had a large ensemble of US and UK Hollywood casts who starred alongside Pitt. Among him were, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino. The film sets in 1969 Los Angeles, following the life of an actor and his stunt double, as they travail the ever evolving film industry, also in the movie are featured and highlighted storylines to give tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
For the upcoming American horror film credit, A Quiet Place 2, Emily Blunt, an award winning British-American actress, is set to get a fat pay check of Twelve to Thirteen Million dollars ($ 12 – 13 M). The movie is a sequel to the first film in 2018, A Quiet Place, which she also starred and still written and directed by Blunt’s husband, John Krasinski. The same movie has grossed worldwide at Three Hundred Forty Million and Nine Hundred Thousand dollars ($ 340.9 M). The sequel is scheduled to be released in theatres on March 20, 2020 against a christian biographical drama film, I Still Believe.
For a title role of the upcoming American superhero film credit, Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress and model, is set to earn a check of Ten Million dollars ($ 10 M). The movie is based on DC Comics character, Wonder Woman, and a sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman making it the 9th instalment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). With the previous movie grossing at Eight Hundred Twenty One Million dollars ($821 M) worldwide, even with Gal’s first solo experience, fans expect nothing less on this film as Warner Bros. Pictures scheduled its release in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D on June 5, 2020.
From the 2019 American action film The Fast and the Furious franchise, Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson also known by his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) ring name, The Rock, earned Twenty Million dollars ($20 M) for the reprising movie credit role of Luke Hobbs. The film, known as Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw internationally, is a spin-off of the franchise from the main series. The latest Fast and Furious movie was theatrically released in the United States on August 2, 2019, grossed at $758 million worldwide and ranked eighth highest-grossing film of 2019. Johnson, on the other hand, is yet again included in Time’s 100 Most Influential people in the World, not only in 2016, but also of 2019.
Kevin Hart, a comedian, actor and producer, is herald’s by Forbes as America’s highest paid stand-up comedian in 2019. As of this writing in 2019, with a good amount mostly coming from his tours and all other projects, he has earned a total of Eighty Seven Million dollars ($87 M). And the year isn’t done yet. He still has one more movie credit to his name in Jumanji: The Next Level, which is set to be released this December 2019 and there are already filming shoots set early 2020. Oh well, it is what they say it is, indeed, laughs don’t come cheap.
Charlie Heaton, a British actor and musician, who takes on the role of Jonathan Byers in the Netflix original supernatural series, The Stranger Things, is taking his equal part of a salary of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000) with the rest of the young main cast of the series. Having had quite a string of TV credits after coming out from a year’s tour as drummer for the noise-rock band, Comanechi, his acting career debuted in his 2015 appearance in ITV crime drama series, DCI Banks, as well as appearing in the same station’s detective series, Vera, thereafter. Since then, it has been a line of TV shows before he finally moved on to film. His next big film credit will be the 2020 film based on comic book of the same name, New Mutants, as Samuel “Sam”Guthrie/Cannonball and some other projects that have been long standing.
From the 2011 movie, Bad Teacher where Cameron Diaz played the role of a lazy middle school teacher, Elizabeth Halsey, she was able to score Forty Two Million Dollars ($42m) compared to her original contract of $1 million. This is what people in the industry would refer to as Hollywood’s legendary deals in all its history. Who would think that a comedy role of a lazy teacher returning from her old job she despised so much to save enough money for her breast implant would make so much money? Or should Cameron Diaz get the credit for the box office hit?
Kristen Stewart is an American actress, director and multi-award nominee and awardee, with her total films grossing over $4.3 billion worldwide. She was named as the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2012. She was most popularly known as Bella Swan from the Twilight Saga film series from 2008 to 2012 and after starring in Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, Stewart avoided big-budget films for independent productions at least for the next few years, where she also excelled and won awards, not that long after she had her directional debut for a short film in 2017 and returned to Hollywood to an action film lead credit in 2019 Charlie’s Angels. And though it has received mixed reviews from critics, the movie grossed at $45.8 million worldwide and paid her a fat check of $7 million.
For the upcoming American superhero movie credit for the title role, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, also based on the DC Comics of the same name, Margot Robbie is set to earn a Nine Million dollar to Ten Million dollar ($9-10 M).
The film is the 8th movie in the DC Extended Universe and the follow-up spin-off of the 2016 movie, Suicide Squad, where Robbie also starred alongside a big cast ensemble. The latter movie was praised by its humor and Robbie’s character performance and won multiple awards which made it the only DC movie to win an Academy Award. And this spin-off is set to earn some more of those awards as Warner Bros. Pictures have set the release on February 7, 2020.
For the 2019 American action-adventure film credit, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, Ben Affleck, who we now rarely see on screen or on reel, was reported to have cashed in Eight Million dollars ($8 M). The movie which was directed by J.C. Chandor was released by Netflix in select theatres on March 6, 2019 before its worldwide streaming release on March 13, 2019. This Netflix film has an all-star ensemble of lead casts who make a group of former US Army Delta Force soldiers reunited for a heist job of a South American crime lord, After a month since release the movie was released Netflix has report over 63 Million views, for sure it goes by the hundreds of millions views now.
For the American psychological thriller film credit title role as Joker, Joaquin Phoenix, actor and producer, has earned Four Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($4.5 M). The movie was released on October 4, 2019 and has generally received a positive review on Phoenix’s performance and Todd Phillips’direction, musical score and cinematography. However noted for the film’s dark tone and portrayal of mental illness, and handling of violence, Joker, became a major box office success and grossed over One Billion dollars ($1 B), making it the first R-rated film to pass the billion-dollar mark, also the seventh highest grossing film in 2019 and the 35th of all time. Way to go for Joaquin Phoenix!
Award winning actress, producer, and 2012 Time 100, Jessica Chastain, is reported to have cashed in Four Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($4.5 M) for her movie credit in the 2019 American supernatural horror film, It: Chapter 2. The movie is actually the 2017 sequel of It, where she stars as Beverly Marsh, the only girl member of the childhood click, the Losers. The movie premiered in Los Angeles on August 26, 2019 and was released in the theatres on September 6, 2019 in 2D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX. Worldwide, the film grossed over Four Hundred Sixty Nine million ($469 M). Still a good sum for a movie!
Martin Lawrence is a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, talk show host, and writer most known in the 90s. And in an upcoming reprise of an American buddy cop action comedy film, Bad Boys for Life, where he co-stars with Will Smith, he is set to receive a good amount of Six Million dollars ($6 M). The movie is actually a sequel to 1995 Bad Boys and 2003 Bad Boys II and the last of the Bad Boys trilogy. Columbia Pictures has set the movie to be released in the theatres on January 17, 2020. And I have a feeling it’ll all be a good time funny feels early 2020!
Jason Statham is an English actor and film producer, known for his action-thriller roles which throughout his film career, he regularly performs his own stage combat and stunts. And for the 2019 spin-off movie credit of The Fast and The Furious movie series, for his reprising role as Deckard Shaw, Statham was reported to have made Thirteen Million dollars ($13 M). The spin-off movie is a reported box office success and had gross earnings of Seven Hundred Fifty Eight Million dollars ($758 M). So while Statham’s career as an actor and producer has been criticized for lacking depth and variety, he’s, however being praised for leading action movie resurgences especially in the 2000-2010s, as his 2002-2017 movies generated an estimate of $1.5 billion! Making him one of the movie industry’s most bankable stars.
For the recently concluded HBO Fantasy TV series credit, Game of Thrones, and her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen, Emilia Clarke, an English actress, is getting a generous paycheck of One Million Two Hundred Thousand dollars ($1.2 M) per episode. This Mother of Dragons also has made it to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World this 2019. With rumoured Thirteen Million dollars ($13 M) Net worth, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, gets more millions from her other movie projects, not to mention the millions from the Merchandise and home video, DVD and Blu Ray sales rights.
Kit Harington, an English actor, producer and screenwriter, whose rose to prominence was marked by his TV credit role as Jon Snow for HBO’s fantasy TV series, Game of Thrones that run from 2011 to 2019. For which long time gig earns him One Million Two Hundred Thousand dollars ($1.2 M) per week or for every episode. Of course the amount does not include all that he is earning from Game of Thrones merchandise and home videos sales yet. It’ll definitely add more to the growing bank millions. Rumors have it that he is roughly about Twelve Million dollars ($12 M) in net worth.
Lena Headey, an English actress and best known for her role as the other twin, Cersei Lannister on the HBO fantasy drama TV series, Game of Thrones. The TV Series credit for which she has received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Headey’s role of the most hated monarch reportedly earns her a One Million Two Hundred Thousand dollars ($ 1.2 M) for every episode. Imagine how much she must have earned since 2011 through 2019 seasons run time. Her rumoured net worth is around Nine Million dollars ($9 M). Not bad at all as she has other more gigs to add more millions to it.
English actress, Maisie Williams in her breakthrough role as Arya Stark for HBO fantasy TV drama series, Game of Thrones that run from 2011 through 2019, and TV series credit for which she won Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, as well as a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor (twice), and with all other nominations, is receiving a One Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($ 150,000) per episode which increased to Two Hundred Ten Thousand dollars ($ 210,000) per episode later on. As a young actor, she is rumoured to be $5.79 M in net worth.
This English actress who’s professional acting debut on her TV credit role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy drama TV series, Game of Thrones that run from 2011 to 2019, earns a a whopping Two Hundred Ten Thousand dollars ($210,000) for every episode of the series. Though she isn’t making that big of a money, unlike her onscreen brother, Kit Harrington, she didn’t feel small at all. As for her character, the number of appearances she made and the effort she gave felt more like what she’s getting was more of a give away. But as light as her character was in Game of Thrones, her succeeding roles were nothing short of hardwork. We then nowcoe to see her as Jean Grey in the X-men Film series. She, now, by the way, places at no. 17 on Heat’s richest British celebrities under 30 list and may have splurged some of her hard-earned cash on her glamorous French wedding to Jonas Brothers member Joe Jonas.
Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer who ditched Netflix this year and bet on himself. As a comedian, he is known for he is regarded as a clean comic, using often the material about fatherhood observations, laziness and food, and less profanity in his routines. Fortunately for this 53 year old and father of five, he is one found relatable and exceptionally funny in theatres and places as in Ireland. His comedy tour credits prove to pay out well as this 2019 he was just included in Forbes list of highest earning stand-up comedians having been able to rake in Forty-Four Million dollars ($44 M) in his tours and other stints this year alone.
Trevor Noah a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and currently the TV host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. He is also 2019 Forbes’ Fourth Highest Paid Comedian in the World, having earned Forty One Million dollars ($41 M) for the year mostly from his stand-up credits. Noah’s usual routine revolves around headline grabs in politics and entertainment as well as covers biggest news stories in those areas, pop culture and more. Noah’s work and punch lines reached far and wide that his autobiographical comedy book Born A Crime was published in 2016 and garnered critical acclaim, also he made it to 2017 and 2018 The Hollywood Reporter’s list of 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media and 2018 Time’s 100. So accomplished he is in his field.
Sebastian Maniscalco is an American stand up comedian and actor with Italian descent. Unlike others who received big breaks climbing the ladder in the comic business, this one, from Arlington Heights, Illinois became Forbes’ Fifth Highest earning comedian for 2019 from his stand up credits alone. This year, he was able to garner a stunning Thirty Eight Million dollars ($38 M) from his gigs. And it was only he started achieving more and putting his talents on display in the comic industry that parts like Johnny Venere of the Oscar winning film, Green Book and mob hitman Joe Gallo of the Irishman came his way. Now, we hope to see more of him on screen and reel!
Gabriel Iglesias or known as Fluflly is an American comedian and actor known for his shows I’m not Fat…I’m Fluffly and Hot & Fluffy, made it to Forbes’ list of highest paid stand-up comedians in 2019. He is reported to have raked in a whopping Fifty Six Million dollars ($ 56 M) from his stand up gigs and other movie credits. He also is earning from comedian’s DVD sales which no doubt boosts and buffs up his earnings to an impressive degree. This 2019, watch out for his Netflix Original series of 10 episodes as highschool teacher in Long Beach, California, Mr. Iglesias.
American stand-up comedian and actress, Amy Schumer, who first appeared and joined as contestant on the fifth season of NBC reality competition series, Last Comic Standing in 2007, has made it this far as 2019’s 7th placer in Forbes list of highest earning stand up comedian. Making her the first woman and mom stand up comedian who made it in the top 10. Since her 2007 appearance from nowhere, she has been in creator, co-producer, co-writer and starring credits for Inside Amy Schumer, which is an award winning show in 2015 and many more nominations and awards came for her for various roles since then. But nothing beats earning Twenty One Million dollars ($21 M) for the year just for stand-up alone though. Award or none, it pays a lot of bills!
It was in 2007 that America’s Got Talent season 2 gave us a household name we will pay to see thereafter, Terry Fator, an American ventriloquist, impressionist, stand-up comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas. Since 2007, his show credit routines mostly involve ventriloquial impersonations and the use of 15 different puppets. Aside from the million dollar prize from winning the reality tv competition, he immediately got himself a 5-year $100 million contract with The Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, a contract he just celebrated 10 years with and counting. For the year alone, he has earned Seventeen Million dollars ($17 M) as continuing headliner in The Mirage.
Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, actor and voice talent for various animated flicks. His show credit routines always involve a dressed-down version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder. And though Time would describe his character as politically incorrect and gratuitously insulting and ill-tempered, he is widely praised and credited for reviving the art of ventriloquism and did more promotion of it than anyone since and was called America’s favourite comedian by Slate. For the year, he has earned a whopping Fifteen Million dollars ($15 M) for his touring shows and gigs and some merchandise and DVD sales.
American actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian, and known for his TV credits as Tom Haverford on NBC series, Parks and Recreation, also as creator and lead for Netflix series Master of None, Aziz Ansari is said to be making a comeback on the screen after his Road to Nowhere tour across the US and various parts of the world. From his tour which ended mid-2019, he earned a stunning, Thirteen Million dollar ($13 M) and that’s just coming for a quarter of the year before the streaming of his new Netflix special, Right Now. Though 2018 had been a rough year following the scandal he got involved in, making it to Forbes’ 2019 Top 10 list of highest paid comedians proved that it may have not been that too bad at all.
For CBS recently concluded sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, TV series credit as Sheldon Cooper, Jim Parsons, screen and stage actor and producer, is worth One Million dollar ($1 M) per episode. Being the richest of the cast members of the hit sitcom, with a reported stunning net worth of Seventy Million dollars ($70 M), Parsons willingly took a pay cut in favour of two of the regular cast members in the show for their well-deserved pay on the work they put into their roles and the show. Since the cut, his new pay per episode became Nine Hundred Thousand dollars ($900,000).
Actress and producer, Kaley Cuoco, after starring in a streak of TV credits from supporting to lead roles, has landed to yet again another successful Twelve-year running CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. It was reported that she has been receiving a handsome check of One Million dollars ($1 M) per episode from 2014. In the same year, she was also honoured to receive a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And present in the unveiling was her tennis player husband and her fellow lead casts in the sitcom. It was also just recently that she willing agreed for a pay cut to Nine Hundred Thousand dollars ($900,000) per episode.
Johnny Galecki, an American actor, who is most known for his TV credit role as Leonard Hofstadter in the Twelve-year run CBS Sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. Being on of the show’s original cast members, he’s original pay from seasons eight through ten. However, in favour of their other co-stars, he has willingly opted for a pay cut from One Million dollars ($1 M) to Nine Hundred Thousand dollars ($900,000). Galecki has been named by Forbes as second highest paid TV actor in 2018 having estimated earnings of Twenty Five Million dollars ($25 M) for the year. What a worthy way to be tied up to a show.
British-born Indian-American actor, Kunal Nayyar, is known for his CBS TV credit for the Twelve-year running sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, for his role as Raj Koothrappali. He is also reportedly Forbes’ 2018 third-highest paid TV actor in 2015 and 2018 with annual earnings reaching Twenty Million dollars ($20 M) and Twenty Three Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($23.5 M), respectively. As one of the show’s founding member, he has seen his pay raised over the years to a stunning amount of One Million dollars ($1 M), however in the last two seasons, he has opted to earn a hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) short in favour of his other co-stars. While in the show, in 2016 he was able to finish writing and publish his book, Yes, My Accent is Real. A journey from New Delhi to sitcom celebrity.
Known as Howard Wolowitz in the hit CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, Simon Helberg, an American actor, comedian and musician, earns a whopping One Million dollars ($1 M) per episode before he agreed to a pay cut to Nine Hundred Thousand dollars ($900,000) per episode in favour of their other co-hosts much deserved increase in pay. His TV credits in the sitcom, not only brought him to Forbes’ 2018 third highest-paid TV actor and increasing his net worth to an estimate of Twent Three Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($23.5 M) more, but also winning the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Mayin Bialik, is an American actress, author and neuro scientist, a perfect fit for a TV credit in the Twelve-year running CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, as Amy Farrah Fowler-a neurobiologist in the show. And for her role in the show, she has been nominated many times a for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and finally won the Critics’Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016. Since other cast members willingly agreed to the cut, she has earn an impressive jump to Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($500,000) per episode.
Known as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, who’s TV show credit started as Penny’s co-worker in The Cheesecake Factory, to dating and becoming fiancée of Howard Wolowitz in season 3 through 4 and married to Howard in season 5 of the Twelve-year running and recently concluded CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, Melissa Rauch earned herself a Five Hundred Thousand dollars ($500,000) per episode since the sweeping increase in her pay after her other co-stars had willingly agreed to the cut in their pay check. In 2013, she also has garnered a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role and performance in the show.
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown is the English actress behind the amazing Eleven in the Netflix science fiction horror series, Stranger Things. A television credit for which she has received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and became one of the youngest nominees in Emmy history. It is reported that Brown receives Three Hundred Thousand dollars ($300,000) per episode, making her the highest paid of the young actors and earning her feature on Time 100 list of world’s most influential people and to top her credits she is also the youngest person to be appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Canadian actor and musician, Finn Wolfhard is Netflix science fiction horror TV series, Stranger Things’ Mike Wheeler. He is reported to be earning and increase to Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000) per episode of Season 3. Other than his Netflix stint, he also took on a film credit as Richie Tozier in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s It and currently member of The Aubreys band after he was the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Calpurnia for some time. And while fans wait for Season 4 of the Netflix series, pays to know that he has also a lot of films and other projects lined up for 2020. Fans better watch out!
From Netflix science fiction horror series, Stranger Things, Gaten Matarazzo best known for his role as Dustin Henderson, whose musical moment was showcased in the Season 3 finale, is also making money by the episode. He is reported to be receiving Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000) per episode all through Season 3. And just in case fans are wondering about his musical skill, well, it is to him the start of his early acting career in Broadway, where he had credits in shows as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and as Gavroche in Les Miserables. And if you should know, he is currently the lead singer of the indie rock band, Work in Progress. Matarazzo is also using his platform to raise awareness on cleidocranial dysostosis (CCD), a condition he shares with his character in Stranger Things and on the side, he raises fund for CCD Smiles, an organization that helps cover costs of oral surgeries for those with CCD.
Caleb McLaughlin, an American actor and singer, who first appeared in opera called, Lost in Stars, a production held at the Glimerglass Opera House in Cooperstown, New York. And he played also on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical, The Lion King. And these was before he took to television his acting in the Netflix science fiction horror series, The Stranger Things, where he credits as Lucan Sinclair. In the series, he joins his other fellow cast members with a massive salary of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000) per episode. He, then, also another TV credit in 2017 as Ricky Bell in the BET miniseries, The New Edition Story.
Britt McHenry uses her talent in broadcasting as her ladder to success. She has made a name as a TV personality and sports reporter. People often see Fox News and ESPN. McHenry is currently a commentator on Fox Nation on Fox News and the host of WTTG Fox 5.
McHenry also has other TV credits, like Outside the Lines, SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, and NFL Live. She started her career by working for WJLA-TV, ABC Television, and NewsChannel 8, a sports reporter. She then became a dugout reporter for Fox Sports San Diego. From here, the rest was history, as McHenry slowly climbed the top. She now has a net worth of $1.5 million and earns a whopping $600,000 per year.
Charissa Thompson has more than 15 years of experience as a TV host and sportscaster, working for Fox Sports. She has hosted a number of college games, both in the fields of basketball and football. In fact, the Thomson is one of the American hosts of Ultimate Beastmaster.
However, despite being a public personality, Thompson remains private about her family. She acts like a home security system for her family, not letting them be dragged into the messy world of celebrities. She started to be a sportscaster in 2006. With her experience and skills, she has managed to amass $3 million net worth for herself. Thompson also has an annual salary of $700,000. Although she is yet to announce her income and asset officially, we’re sure she is up for more incredible things to come.
Best known as Will Byers in the Netflix original science fiction horror series, The Stanger Things, Noah Schnapp enjoys the same salary as his fellow co-stars of a whopping Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000). Season 3 is by far his least traumatic season on the series to date, and it’s nice to get to know his character more without being possessed by the mind flayer. Of course in other news, just in case, fans didn’t know yet, Noah Schnapp is the voice credit behind the character of Charlie Brown in the animated film, The Peanuts Movie. He also starred as Roger Donovan in the historical drama film, Bridge of Spies Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Playing the role of Max Mayfield in the hit Netfix science fiction horror series, The Stranger Things, is Sadie Sink, an American actress who appeared in various TV series, Blue Bloods and, award-winning series, The Americans. She has also worked in Broadway credits such as Annie, where she finished the show as Duffy and understudy to Annie, also she became part of the play, The Audience. She may have been pretty much of a new comer to the original main casts but for her track record, she’s pretty paid well One Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($150,000) per episode. Not bad at all for a new comer.
For the 2003 science fiction action movie, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which is the third movie of all Terminator Film Series and for the role of The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger earned Twenty Nine Million dollars ($29M). As promised, Schwarzenegger is back for another Terminator movie credit and under a pretty specific circumstance of a Twenty Nine Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($29.25 M) pay or play fee, amount of which, he will still receive whether or not the movie is made. What can be more amazing than this deal? This filmmaker-politician has it all, did it all and makes it all happen!
Sure, we all know Joy Reid as the TV host and the national correspondent of MSNBC. She also rose to prominence as a political commentator and had a short-lived talk show of her own, called The Reid Report.
Reid has managed to amass a net worth of $6 million with all the hard work she’s doing. Her annual salary is estimated at around $1.5 million, excluding her incentives. She started in the business as a journalist and blogger with The Reid Report political blog before she had a column of her own in Miami Heralds. She has successfully made a name for herself, making her known as one of the most famous political pundits. Reid and her husband, Jason Reid, are reportedly into real estate investments, owning several US properties.
You may know her as a TV personality, but Kat Timpf is more than just that. She has a lot under her sleeves. Timpf is a commentator, host, reporter, and journalist. Additionally, the 31-year-old personality is also a columnist and a comedian. What more can you ask for?
She seems to know everything, especially as someone who gets credits to discuss things about her country actively. She often gives comments and argues on any political, social, and economic issues. Timpf knows what to say and what she’s saying. With her incredible talent, her $70,000 per annum salary is totally worth it. Although she may have a humble net worth, it will surely grow ten folds or more in the future. Who knows, you may see her having her own show next.
From 2008 romantic comedy movie, Yes Man, and for the role of Carl Allen, Jim Carrey earned Thirty Million dollars ($30 M). Carrey is one of those actors who take risk and bet on the outcome of the film production rather than cutting the deal at the start. The movie, in Carrey’s opinion, won’t do well as action blockbuster or in a movie superhero sense, however, will be best in the comedy degree, and so took the risk and wa-la! He still hit it hard given the movie grossed at Two Hundred Thirty Million dollars ($230 M). And for the amount he got from the movie, Forbes included him their 100 list in 2009.
Named in the Time 100 in 2016, multi-award winning, English actor, writer, producer DJ, and rapper-singer, Idris Elba, received pay check of Eight Million dollars ($8 M) for his reprise role in the spin-off movie credit of The Fast and the Furious, Hobbs & Shaw. Served just right, as he’s no ordinary talent in this film, this actor has worked in other hit movies as well. And to name a few, he was Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in 2013 with Best Actor nominations, he also portrayed Heimdall in Thor 2011 and its two other sequels in 2013 and 2017, Also with Avengers Movie in 2015 and 2018. He also starred in Pacific Rim 2013 and Beasts of No Nation in 2015. He’s a pretty accomplished actor in his own right. And as of May 2019, his film credits all together have grossed over $9.8 billion at the global box office, including over $3.6 billion in North America alone, where he is one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors.
Dacre Montgomery is an Australian actor most known for his film credit as Jason Lee Scott in Power Rangers and in the hit Netflix science fiction horror series, The Stranger Things, as Billy Hargrove. Despite his difficult season 3, he got to enjoy a good chunk of One Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($150,000) per episode, which is the same as with his onscreen half sister, Sadie Sink. And what a bonus he got with that epic seductive lifeguard sequence at the beginning of the season-really makes up for the ending. Talk about bonus, did you know that he recently released his own podcast titled, DKMH, where he features his very own poetry. Now what could be hotter than that?
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JIM CARREY – $180 MILLION
Jim Carrey is a man of many things. He is an actor, comedian, producer, writer, and artist, which all make him the perfect star in Hollywood. Jim Carey first made his name in the United States with a regular role in the TV comedy sketch series “In Living Color. ” And his first big movie was “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective .” He started in the business in the ‘80s, and with his almost four decades in the industry, he has amassed $180 million of net worth.
It is not surprising that Jim is worth this huge amount, given that he is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. He is the first actor in history that earns $20 million for doing a single movie, The Cable Guy. During his career, he already got hundreds of millions of dollars from film salaries and backend bonuses that would keep him far from bankruptcy.In 2017, Jim Carrey Reveals that through the creation of healing, to regain the motivation to live.
EDDIE MURPHY – $200 MILLION
Eddie Murphy was born on April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. Mother was a telephone operator, and father was a transit police and amateur comedian. Sadly, his father died when Eddie was eight years old. Then he spend his time staying in foster care for one year. Murphy has said his time there was influential in developing his sense of humor.Eddie Murphy doesn’t only get a lot of credits for making a lot of people laugh but also earn from it.
He is one of the highest-grossing actors in film history of all time, and his movies have grossed almost $6.7 billion in the worldwide box office, making him the sixth highest-grossing American actor at the box office. Hence, it is no wonder that he has a net worth of $200 million.From the ‘80s to the 2000s, Eddie has been consistently one of the highest-paid actors not just in the U.S. but in the world, earning $20 million per movie he makes.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER – $505 MILLION
World-renowned American boxing champion and promoter Floyd Mayweather is believed to be one of the wealthiest boxers in the world. Mayweather rarely gets hurt during fights, and his face is always clean, which has earned him the nickname “pretty Boy.” He has total earnings of $1.1 billion, giving him a net worth of $505 million. Mayweather lives in a 22,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom custom-built house in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He is the fifth highest-paid athlete of all time and just one of the six athletes who earned more than $1 billion in his career.Did you know that Floyd earns all of this with only little endorsement earnings, unlike other athletes who mostly make from this deal? That’s quite an impressive feat from Floyd. As a promoter, he may have other investments to earn this big. Such as, In 2012 he invested in Shots, a social app startup for sharing selfies.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – $10 MILLION
You will probably remember Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, but there is more to this 83-year-old actor than being a fictional smooth-talking smuggler. Billy Dee Williams was born in New York City on April 6, 1937. Williams graduated from LaGuardia College of Music and Performing Arts in 1955, majoring in visual arts. Billy has been in the business since the 1940s, long before the Star Wars movie series began.
He is well-respected as an actor, voice actor, and artist.He even receives credits for being one of the few actors in the history of an American movie that make the most prolonged intervals between on-screen portrayals when he reprised his role as Lando in the latest Stars Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. He is that iconic. With his skills and talent, he manages to have a net worth of $10 million, as of April 2020.
BRAD PITT – $300 MILLION
Who doesn’t know Brad Pitt? With his time in the business and several successful movies, not to mention high-profile relationships, he is one of the richest actors in Hollywood. Almost all of his films turn to be iconic, like Seven, Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven, and World War Z, to name a few. He also appeared in numerous magazine covers in the ‘90s, making him one of the hottest faces in Hollywood and the Sexiest Man Alive.
So what’s his net worth? A whopping $300 million. Did you know that aside from acting, his investment in the company Plan B also gives him a considerable fortune? Well, this movie outfit is just the one behind the successful films Eat, Pray, Love, Kick-Ass, and Inglorious Basterds, which earned $320 million at the box office.Brad Pitt also has an impressive real estate investment portfolio, valued at more than $100 million.
JAY LENO – $450 MILLION
Jay Leno started as a stand-up comedian, proving that there’s a quite big earning when you make people laugh and, of course, if you’re good at it. He later became the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009. During his time as a host, he earned $320 million in salary, before taxes. Today, he is worth $450 million. Jay Leno and Mavis Leno have been married for 40 years, living a regular life with no children.
Although the 69-year-old star is already retired as a late-night television host, he still uses his talent as he continues to perform dozens of standup shows throughout the year. Today, one of his investments is his most expensive cars, which are now at 300+, which may account for $100 million.Leno owns a 122,000 square foot hangar in Burbank, California, which is the garage for most of his collection of cars and motorcycles.
CAITLYN JENNER – $ 100 MILLION
Caitlyn Jenner is also a millionaire herself, just like her KarJenner family. She has $100 million net worth, and it mostly comes from her appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and I Am Cait, which are both on the E! Network. She has her own memoir, titled The Secrets of My Life. Caitlyn Jenner is best known for specking out for the transgender community. She spent a large part of her life as the former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
Aside from that, the 70-year-old star also earns from public speaking and several endorsements with different companies, like MAC. She also has different businesses, investments, and deals throughout her life, which are all tied to her status as a former Olympic athlete. In her latest venture in the reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, she reportedly earned £500,000 or about $620,000.
KELLY RIPA – $120 MILLION
Kelly Ripa is not just your daytime talk show hostess, but she is also a journalist, actress, dancer, and television producer. She once joined the daytime soap opera All My Children from 1990 to 2002, playing the role of Hayley Vaughan. where she met her future husband, co-star Mark Consuelos.Her combined works gave her $120 million of net worth.With her talent and intelligence, Kelly has all the right to be a lawyer, if only she wanted to.
She came from a well-respected family. Her dad is the Democratic County Clerk Joseph Ripa, and her sister, Linda, is a children’s book author. She is the first person in their family that joined the news and entertainment world. In 2007, Ripa and her husband Mark started a production company called Milojo, named after their children Michael, Lola and Joaquin. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter called her one of The Powerful people in media.
PAT SAJAK – $70 MILLION
In the late 1970s, Sajak moved to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry. People probably know Pat Sajak today for being the game show master of Wheel of Fortune, but he is also a former weatherman, actor, and a television personality. As of today, he already has $70 million net worth, thanks to his hard work. The 73-year-old star annually earns $15 million of salary as the host of Wheel of Fortune, $5 million higher than that of Vanna White’s.
The show only tapes four days per month and six shows per day. They usually tape on Thursdays and Fridays, both arriving at around 8:30 in the morning. Although they both do the same work, it looks like Pat gets the most credits.On November 8, 2019, Sajak underwent emergency intestinal surgery to clear the blockage. While Sajak was recovering, co-host Vanna White hosted in his place.
CHUCK NORRIS – $70 MILLION
Chuck Norris is often part of social media memes due to his image of toughness, attitude, sophistication, and masculinity. Hence, he is already part of our pop culture. Early in his film career, he played Colt, a karate master, in Bruce Lee’s martial arts film, Way of the Dragon, in what is widely regarded as a classic fight scene in the Colosseum. However, many netizens think his facial expression is too weird, so it is often used as a parody.
But before he made a name as a legendary martial artist, he first served in the United States Air Force. He also won a lot many martial arts championships and later founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do.With his net worth of $70 million, Chuck probably didn’t need any money loans to build his school of martial arts. He now has 30 karate schools, spread in different cities since the ‘60s.
RACHAEL RAY – $80 MILLION
Rachel Ray made a name for herself as a famed chef, author, and television personality, which helped her amassed $80 million of net worth. She became famous from her cooking shows 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels, and $40 a Day. As of 2020, Rachel Ray’s cooking shows have earned her three Daytime Emmys Adwards.She is also a fan-favorite on the Food Network and even has her own magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray.
So, where did Rachael get her love for cooking? Her parents made investments in a restaurant. They helped her to have an interest in the food business. Before she became the food guru that we know today, she first worked as a manager of different food companies.Rachael Ray has successfully diversified her portfolio, often earning more than $25 million a year from various income streams. In addition to her TV shows and books, Ray earns a handsome income from product endorsements.
PHYLICIA RASHAD – $55 MILLION
Phylicia Rashad made a name as part of the NBC long-running sitcom The Cosby Show. But in addition to that, the 71-year-old star is also a great actress and singer. Her mother, Vivian Ayers, was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet, playwright, scholar and publisher. Her father, Andrew Arthur Allen, was an orthodontist. Since his family lived in Mexico as a child, Rashad speaks fluent Spanish.
She is the first African-American who won an American Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She also won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mimi-Series, or Dramatic special for that. Today, Phylicia has $55 million net worth. She is probably living the life that she wants now, free from worries, and secured by different insurances.
TINA TURNER – $250 MILLION
Tina Turner is one of the iconic singers from the ‘80s. She rose to prominence when she became a part of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. After that, she launched a solo career, and it went successful. With the number of singles and albums that the 80-year-old star sold, amassing to over 200 million records worldwide, it isn’t a shock that she has $250 million net worth.
Over the span of her solo career, she has sold more concert tickets compared to any other artist in music history. The Guinness book of records even gives her credits for that.During her career spanning more than 50 years, she has been known as the Queen of rock and roll due to her numerous awards and contributions to the field of rock and roll. She is known all over the world for her ever-abundant stage energy, highly recognizable strong voice, her evergreen professional status, and her popularity among all ages.
O.J. SIMPSON – $3 MILLION
Aside from being a famed footballer during her time, O.J. Simpson was famously known for the trial for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. He’s a known convicted felon, who needed the help of world-famous lawyers. Buffalo Bills picked O.J. as its number one draft pick in 1969, while he became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in one season in 1973.
He was then traded to the San Francisco 49ers before the 1978 seasons. In 1985, he already managed to play in six Pro Bowls and got inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Eventually, he was granted parole and got released in 2017.Today, O.J. ‘s main source of income is his full NFL pension, which is reportedly worth as much as $5 million. State law protects the pensions from being claimed by the Goldman family.
TOM SELLECK – $45 MILLION
You’ll probably know Tom Selleck for his mustache, but he’s more than the looks. He is one of the legendary actors in Hollywood, better known for his stint in the ‘80s television series Magnum P.I. Despite his advancing age – he is 75 years old today – nothing can stop Tom from acting. He is still part of the long-running television series Blue Bloods, getting credits for his role as Frank Reagan.Through his time in the business, several acting roles, and TV and movie projects, no wonder Tom has $45 million net worth.
One of his most unforgettable TV guestings was when he appeared on Friends as Monica’s (Courteney Cox) boyfriend.In 1988, Tom Selleck bought a ranch in Ventura, Calif, for more than $5 million. Selleck has revealed that he works on the ranch to “keep his sanity”, but the property is more luxurious than it should be. There is a helipad, tennis courts, swimming pools and a golf course.
WESLEY SNIPES – $10 MILLION
The actor made a fortune almost immediately after starting his acting career in the late 1980s. Because of his performance in the Michael Jackson’s video, director Spike Lee contacted him, but Snipes turned down the job and instead appeared in “Major League”, marking the start of a string of hit movies.Wesley Snipes is the man behind the iconic movie franchise Blade. There is no other guy who’ll perfectly portray this role than him.
As one of the most prominent actors of the ‘90s, he has made several blockbuster films, like White Men Can’t Jump and Demolition Man. In his time in the business, he also directs and produces films, who has his own production company for film and television. He is also a martial artist and author. While getting his degree in Los Angeles, the 57-year-old star got interested in the film industry. So when he got discovered by an agent, he started having roles that opened all the opportunities he had today.
JOHN TRAVOLTA – $250 MILLION
John’s estimated net worth as of 2020 is around $250million, not to think, largely due to his excellent film career, which has made him one of the richest actors in Hollywood. Music did not earn him much but television programmes contributed to his fortune.Who can ever forget Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Staying Alive? These are just some of John Travolta’s iconic films that prove he is not only a good actor but a great dancer, too.
No wonder the 66-year-old star has this great talent after he started his career in theater before shifting to television and movies.Sadly, he didn’t get a chance to get a degree after he dropped out of high school in 1971. He then just moved to New York City, where he got a role on Broadway. When he relocated to Los Angeles, he tried to further his career, and it was a success. Now, John is one of the most respected and iconic actors in Hollywood.
WENDY WILLIAMS – $40 MILLION
Of course, you know Wendy Williams as the host of the talk show The Wendy Williams Show, which has been on air since 2008. This makes her a media personality that is loved by the many, along with being an author and businesswoman. In her show alone, she already receives a $10 million salary every year. Imagine getting the said amount for the past 12 years.
In some years, she films about 180 episodes, breaking to a salary of $55,000 per episode. Hence, it is no surprise that Wendy has $40 million net worth. She is also an author who has several book credits. On April 24, 2019, it was reported that Wendy had removed Kevin from her personal and professional life. She reportedly fired him from the show and hired a team of financial advisers to protect her assets. She broke off all ties and hired a new agent.
DIANA ROSS – $250 MILLION
The legendary singer Diana Ross has been in the business since the ‘60s. She is best known as a pop singer until she becomes an actress and record producer. She started her career with the group The Supremes. In the ‘70s, she began her wildly successful solo career.With her success, Diana has released 25 studio albums and 91 singles. About 17 of her songs all landed on the Billboard Top 40, while 12 got onto the Top 10, and 6 of which was the number one hit song of its time.
Although Diana hasn’t released a studio album since 2006, she hasn’t stopped performing. With her exceptional talent and hard work, she managed to amass a net worth $250 million. But before these things happened, she initially wanted to have a degree in fashion design and attended Cass Technical High School, where she studied design and millinery.
ANGELA BASSETT – $24 MILLION
Angela Bassett made a name in the business for doing different biopics, like that of Tina Turner, titled What’s Love Got to Do with It from 1993. Bassett began to be fully recognized for her talent. The film received critical acclaim and earned Bassett an Academy Award nomination for best Actress. Bassett didn’t win, but she did win herself a Golden Globe for best actress.
She became most notable for playing different African-American cultural figures, like Katherine Jackson in the TV mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream and Betty Shabazz in the 1992 movie Malcolm X. With her time in the business, the 61-year-old star manages to amass $24 million of net worth, thanks to her appearances in different movies, televisions, and drama, where she gets most of her income. With this income, Angela is making an investment by being a producer.
TOM BRADY & GISELE BÜNDCHEN – $580 MILLION
They are not just beautiful people, but they are also one of the wealthiest couples in the entertainment world. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been together since 2009, and for the span of their relationship, totaling to 11 years, they already have a combined $580 million net worth. As the longstanding quarterback for the New England Patriots, not to mention a heartthrob, who got married to one of the supermodels in the world, a lot of hearts were surely saddened of their marriage.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are the definition of a powerful couple, given their enormous success. Their control over their respective industries has brought them success beyond the imagination of many. Bundchen continues to run several businesses while working full-time as a mother. The couple now has two kids, who don’t need student loans when they grow up due to their parents’ wealth.
GARY BUSEY – $500,000
Stage and film actor Gary Busey has a net worth of $500,000, which he mostly makes from his time in the business. He does the films The Buddy Holly Story, The Firm, Lost Highway, Point Break, and Black Sheep. He also makes an appearance of several television shows, like Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, and Entourage. He also joins the reality shows like Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
But before Gary showed his talent on the big and small screen, he was a drummer for The Rubber Band. He also performed on a number of Leon Russell recordings and remained in the music world until the ‘70s. From then, he started his acting career, which helped him to be far from bankruptcy. After Gary Busey’s motorcycle accident in 1988, moviegoers noticed that his performance began to drift. As his career has taken a turn for the worse, his earnings followed a similar trajectory.
GAYLE KING – $30 MILLION
Gayle King’s $30 million net worth mostly comes from his work as a news anchor, talk show host, and editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. The 65-year-old television personality is also a regular correspondent of The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS This Morning. Hence, you may her face quite familiar. But before she reached this degree of fame, she humbly began as the oldest sibling of her three sisters.
She spent most of her childhood in Turkey, where her father was stationed. Here, she attended an American school and eventually went to the University of Maryland College Park. Fortunately, after that, they moved back to their home.Her best friend and business partner, Oprah Winfrey, is known to have played a role in her vast fortune. Gayle King owns a $7 million penthouse at the East 57th Street. She got her penthouse design advice from Winfrey.
WILL SMITH – $350 MILLION
An actor, film producer, and rapper, Will Smith receives critically acclaims in almost every film he does. He’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Bad Boys, and the Genie in Aladdin. He almost played every role that you can think of, giving him $350 million of net worth. He is one of the highest-paid actors of the past two decades.Will earns $40 million a year from his different endeavors, but that’s just the minimal as he can make as much as $80 million annually.
That’s a lot of money to keep him from bankruptcy. After his fame in his hit TV sitcom, he got paid $500,000 for doing Six Degrees of Separation, for which he received critical acclaim. Smith never left the music industry, released four solo albums, two of which went platinum, while working on films at the same time. Will and his wife, Jada, have an impressive real estate portfolio that includes properties across the country.
BRUNO MARS – $175 MILLION
As an American singer-songwriter and record producer, Bruno Mars has been active in the business since 2004, but it was in 2013 when he earned a whopping $38 million before taxes and expenses. He also frequently appears in songs by other artists, providing excellent vocals. In that year alone, he became the 12th highest-paid musician in the world, and he even improved his earnings in 2014 with a $60-million pre-tax income. That’s excellent money management he has there. In a year, he raked in $40 million and another $100 million in 2018.
He has also been financially successful, selling more than 130 million albums worldwide. This made him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His earnings grow every year, making him the highest-paid musician of 2017, according to Forbes. He also became one of Forbes’ 100 highest-paid celebrities in the following year with an additional $50 million earnings. So what’s his net worth? Just about $175 million and continuously growing.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ – $1.5 BILLION
Jay-Z and Beyonce are two of the wealthiest entertainers in the world. When you combine their net worth, it amassed a whopping $1.5 billion. They make an average of $100 million a year from record sales, touring, merchandise, endorsements, business investments and more. When Jay Z performed, his concerts were estimated to bring in $1.5 million a night. When Beyonce was on tour, her concerts grossed more than $2 million.
Indeed, they are one of the power couples in this entertainment industry. According to Celebrity Net Worth, they first reached the billion-dollar mark in 2014. Jay-Z’s net worth is $1 billion, while Beyonce’s is at $500 million. These huge earnings make them one of the top 10 richest celebrity couples in the world, joining the likes of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault. With this amount, they surely have no debts, giving them both a good credit score.
JEFFREE STAR – $200 MILLION
You probably know Jeffree Star as a YouTube star, but he is also a model, fashion designer, DJ, singer, songwriter, and makeup artist. He surely knows to do a lot of things and earn from it. He first started making celebrity connections on social media through makeup techniques and songs, gaining a following, and his photo posts garnered thousands of comments. Such was his influence that his songs often reached the top of the charts.
The 34-year-old social media influencer is one of the highest-paid YouTube stars in the world. His good credit report also comes from his cosmetic empire, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, where he mostly gets the majority of his net worth, which is now at $200 million.In an interview in 2018, Jeffree revealed that his makeup empire has an annual gross of $100 million. Although this can’t be publicly confirmed as the company is private, Jeffree’s house and car collection speak volumes about it.
JESSICA ALBA – $200 MILLION
Jessica Alba is best known for her hit movies, like Sin City, Into The Blue, and Fantastic Four, among others. But aside from being a good actress, the 38-year-old star is also a businesswoman. She is the co-founder of the household and baby products company, The Honest Company, where she probably put most of her investments. With her job and entrepreneurship, she has a net worth of $200 million. Aside from her business, she is also in real estate.
She bought her Beverly Hills home for $10 million from the film producer and Hollywood executive Mike Medavoy in 2017. With the help of her husband, Cash Warren, they had the home renovated and had the aid of the interior designers Tommy Clements of Clements Design. Alba’s name can still be found on the lists of the richest and highest-paid actresses in the world, but they are often misleading. Her personal wealth is impressive, thanks to her commercial efforts, but she hasn’t appeared in many famous productions over the past few years.
DAVID LETTERMAN – $400 MILLION
David Letterman left a mark in Hollywood as one of the best comedians there is and a former late-night talk show host. Despite retiring from his hosting job on the Late Show in 2015, the 73-year-old star still has a net worth of $400 million. In the past, David can earn $50 million a year without a sweat through licensing and syndication fees, but those years are gone.
His last episode on the Late Show on May 20, 2015, was watched by the many. It was a grand and star-studded affair that showed the degree of his impact in the industry and was watched by 13.76 million viewers. Letterman kept a low profile for most of his retirement, devoting his attention and money to causes and charities he cared about. Dave used his bundle to become a real estate mogul. In addition, he co-owns Rahal Letterman Racing, an Indy Racing league team.
JOE ROGAN – $50 MILLION
Aside from being a martial arts expert and UFC commentator, Joe Rogan is also a comedian. It is a work that seems to be so far from his expertise, but he can make people laugh. He is first known as a cast member of the comedy series News Radio. After that, he hosted the reality show Fear Factor and Comedy Central’s The Man Show. With his talent, he managed to amass $50-million of net worth.
Now, Joe gets credits for operating the most successful and influential podcasts in the world, The Joe Rogan Experience. Joe is estimated to make $30 million a year from his podcasts, which includes sponsorship reading and YouTube revenue. In 2017, we estimated he made a conservative $5 million a year from podcasting. It should also be noted that podcasting is just one of Joe’s many sources of income.He also continues his work for the UFC.
JASON STATHAM – $90 MILLION
Thanks to Jason Statham’s equally successful movies, he manages to amass a net worth of $90 million. His films have grossed billions of dollars at the worldwide box office that don’t just help his fame but his bank account, too. So, where did he bring his earnings?
His financial advisor might be happy to know that Jason spent it on real estate. He bought an oceanfront home in Malibu, California, for $10.6 million in 2009 and later sold it for $20 million in January this year. He then again purchased another Malibu house from Ben Stiller for $7.3 million and 2011 and sold it for $9.2 million to Johnny Galecki in 2015. Now, he and his partner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, are enjoying their $2.7 million home in Sunset Strip and their other $13 million house in Beverly Hills.
KANYE WEST – $250 MILLION
Kanye West is famously known as a rapper and the husband of the famous reality star, Kim Kardashian. But aside from these things, he only made a name as a fashion designer and entrepreneur. He is the man behind the famous brand Yeezy under his partnership with the sports brand Adidas.Kanye West has been building his rap empire since 2004, so it’s no surprise that he’s amassed a fortune.
But as his career progressed and he and his wife Kim Kardashian appeared regularly in the media, his wealth has grown to enormous proportions.Kanye has a net worth of $250 million, $100 million from it is from his deal with Adidas. If combined with his wife’s net worth, they have a total of $600 million. Admittedly, these two have the help of their financial advisor so that they know how to handle their hard-earned money.
CARDI B – $24 MILLION
Cardi B gained online attention when she talked about her previous career as a stripper before she made it big in the music industry. Thanks to her excellent rapping talent, she is signed to Atlantic Records and becomes a famous hip hop artist. She hit the music scene in 2017 with her her number-one 9x Platinum single Bodak Yellow.
As of this year, she is estimated to be worth $24 million and making her the 13th highest-paid hip-hop star in the world. She also recently got married to the fellow rapper Offset. What more could she ask for? Truly, everything is different now for Cardi B since she left her previous job. It is also expected that her net worth will continuously grow; she just has to focus on her career and listen to her financial advisor’s advice.
KIM KARDASHIAN – $350 MILLION
She may never have an acting career or an award-winning role, but Kim Kardashian is one of the most famous celebrities in the world. She is even one of the highest-earning celebrities on the planet, thanks to her fame as a reality television star. Kim Kardashian appeared on her reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on the E! network. Since then, Kim’s reputation has soared.
She is worth $350 million, and when combined with her husband’s, Kanye West, they have a total of $600 million. Kim’s endeavor and business empire account for her $70 to $80 million earnings. One of her great investments is her KKW Beauty Line, which earns over $100 million in gross revenue every year. She also receives royalties from her mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which has been downloaded for over 60 million times and generated $200 million in revenue.
KIRSTIE ALLEY – $40 MILLION
Kirstie Alley has quite great earnings from her career as an actress and television personality. Kirstie Alley earned worldwide recognition when she played the role of Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, a movie that garnered a lot of credits for being spectacular. From here, her name made a big noise, appearing in different movies and TV series here and there. She even got a role on the NBC sitcom Cheers that earned her Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 1991.
Aside from acting, Kirstie becomes an interior designer after she moved to Los Angeles in 1979. She also furthered her commitments to Scientology since then. From here, she began her acting career, and everything else was history. she has appeared in more than 50 TV shows and movies, has certainly amassed a fortune, including her endorsement deals. Now, the 69-year-old star has $40 million of net worth.
DOLLY PARTON – $600 MILLION
Dolly Parton is a woman of many things. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. It is a wonder what else this 74-year-old star can’t do. With her many talents and skills, it is no surprise that Dolly is worth $600 million. Through her philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts, Dolly has invested most of her fortune in her native Tennessee.
For over 40 years, Dolly has been blessing us with her beautiful voice, performing her greatest hits. She has released 41 albums, which are all part of the top-10 country list. She even had 25 number one singles. Some of her greatest songs are 9 to 5, and did you know that she’s the original singer of Whitney Houston’s successful cover of I Will Always Love You? A lot of singers cover her beautiful songs, and they are all giving her credits for her great talent.
LASHANA LYNCH – $10 MILLION
Lashana Lynch managed to establish herself as a great actress when she played the role of Rosaline Capulet in the ABC drama series Still Star-Crossed. Despite her many roles, her biggest breakout role was in Marvel’s Captain America. She was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she joined Brie Larson in Captain Marvel in 2019. Not only did she play Captain Marvel’s best friend in the movie, but she was also close to Brie Larson in real life.
With everything she does, Lashana already accumulated $10 million of net worth. This amount will surely grow as she is set to replace Daniel Craig in the British spy franchise James Bond 007. She also has a recurring role in the British drama series Bulletproof. Also, she has an upcoming TV series, titled Y. As early as now, Lashana has to learn a great money management system to handle her finances with this series of projects.
LEBRON JAMES – $480 MILLION
LeBron James made a name as a professional basketball player. A lot of aspiring players look up to the 35-year-old star player. Every year, he earns around $40 million salary from NBA and about $55 million from endorsements that account for his $480 million net worth. He has an annual income of around $100 million.
LeBron started his career in 2003. In his first ten seasons in the NBA, he earned about $126 million in salary, while he got $326 million from endorsements. One of the perks about being a respected NBA player is all the endorsement deals you get, and James definitely takes advantage of that. James earns 65% of his income from endorsements.For his first decade, he already reached $452 million in total. With his eternal fame, he will surely earn more that will give a good credit score.
LIL NAS X – $4 MILLION
At an early age of 21, rapper Lil Nas X already has $4 million of net worth, credits to his talent of rapping, singing, and songwriting. His first album was released in 2019, while his mixtape was out in 2018. His debut single, Old Town Road, was a big hit; it even reached the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top rank of US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand, and even the UK.
However, as Old Town Road, which features country star Billy Ray Cyrus, is considered a country song, country fans don’t see as “country enough.” Despite the controversy, the song still made it big. In early 2019, Lil Nas X came out as gay, and the hip-hop community’s minority was less receptive to the news, attacking him on social media.