It is that time of the year where we check out the wealthiest celebrities in the United States. To be famous is one thing, to actually have more than enough money to live up to the demands and expectations of the famous life is another. In amassing wealth, one thing we are sure of is the diversified means most celebrities use in acquiring their fortune. While some might have handed down an inheritance, some have not just one but two main hustles which most people know about. Whatever the strategy might be, so long it is legit and bringing in cash then we are here for it. Going forward, below is the list of the wealthiest celebrities in America according to Forbes.
We start with the reigning wealth champion and the richest celebrity currently in the state which is – George Lucas. We know George Lucas for his mind-blowing franchises and movies, one of which is the franchise – ‘Star Wars.’ This year he made many zeros and topped the list with $5.4 billion estimated worth. Well, this is largely owing to the sum he made from the deal with Disney since 2012, after he sold his production company – ‘Lucasfilm’ for $4.1 billion.
Next on the list is another revolutionary filmmaker in the industry – Steven Spielberg who we know for changing the face of Hollywood from the days of old and is responsible for blockbuster movies such as ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,’ Jurassic Park,’ and a host of other movies. But in case you are still wondering what production company he co-founded, we are here to tell you. Any time you see ‘DreamWorks Studios’ at the start of a movie, you know it is Steven behind it. He is currently worth $3.7 billion.
With a net worth of $2.8 billion is the iconic TV show host and CEO of the media company – OWN- Oprah Winfrey. Being the third on this list is not far-fetched, we all know Oprah is wealthy. She ventured into TV hosting when she was most unlikely to succeed. Call her a pacesetter as she set the pace for others to walk freely in. Her TV show – ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ has been one of the highest rated shows for decades on, and she became the wealthiest African-American, and she currently still holds the title.
In fourth place is the legendary basketball star – Michael Jordan who became the link between love for the game and the right sneakers. It became a necessity with every young adult. If they do not have a pair of Jordans, then their footwear collection is not complete. Even movies have been dedicated to the love for both the game and sneakers which he brought together. Not only did he invest into the footwear company, but he also staked on the basketball team – Charlotte Hornet, and the profits haven’t stopped rolling in. He’s currently worth $1.7 billion.
Right after the NBA star, and totally new to this wealthy list is the reality TV star and CEO of her brand -’Kylie Cosmetics’ named after her- Kylie Jenner. She might be the youngest of the Kardashian – Jenner clan, but she sure has been making some major money moves since she started venturing into her passion for beauty. Currently, she is worth $900 million, and the interesting fact is that she is tying with the hip-hop mogul – Jay Z. we are also amazed.
We already broke the news to you just right above, how the business mogul and rapper- Jay Z was worth $900 million, just as Kylie Jenner. In the case of the rapper, he has been bossing the music business for a long time coming, and we are not surprised he is 5th on this list. From 2017 to this year, his net worth increased by a total of $90 million after going into major investments with companies such as ‘Armand de Brignac’ champagne and ‘D'Ussé cognac,’ not forgetting his record label – ‘Roc Nation’ and online streaming service – ‘Tidal.’
In sixth place with $875 million in worth is the top magician – David Copperfield, who has broken records in the world of magic. We are tempted to ask if he had all of his wealth by telling the money to come forth with magic. Lol. However, we know David has done a great deal in fascinating the world with his shows, and that is probably the main source of his wealth. Through his life, he has gotten nothing less than 21 Emmy Awards for his TV magic show, and he has frequented records like the Guinness World Records.
Not too far from the hip hop cum businessman mogul- Jay-Z is the music artiste and also a businessman – Diddy with $825 million to his name. He is the second and final music artiste to make America’s wealthiest celebrities, and we are surely not surprised. It is no wonder that he is friends with Jay Z, as they are definitely like-minded. He might have changed his stage name one too many times, but he sure knows how to make wealth with his Ciroc brand and his clothing line, and then his music. He totally deserves to be making so much money.
Despite the scandal that shook the life and career of the golf star – Tiger Woods, with brands and deals being withdrawn from every corner, the sports legend has bounced back gracefully and is on this list with a net worth of $800 million. He is also tying with the bestselling author- James Patterson. In his lifetime, he has won nothing less than 107 tournaments and has broken a number of records though his career.
Also on this list, and tying with the Goal pro – Tiger Woods as aforementioned with $800 million is the bestselling author – James Patterson. With his name boldly inscribed on his novels, we know we are about to be on for a long, intense ride. Some of his works include ‘Alex Cross,’ ‘Maximum Ride,’ ‘Daniel X,’ ‘Michael Bennett’ and so many others. For a number of years, he has continued to be the highest paid author in America, and 2018 is not any different, but definitely higher.