The Net Worth Of Your Favorite Celebrities Will Blow Your Mind


Celebrities are known to be on TV and in movies a lot, and they are part of our culture. But another thing to consider is that they are also accumulating a lot of money as they do these things. Which is why you will be shocked that some of them got to accrue a ton of money throughout the years. Here are some of the net worth numbers for important celebrities you might already know.

Simon Cowell – $550 Million

Simon Cowell didn’t create music on his own, but he did become a manager for some really popular bands like Westlife or Five. But a lot of people know him at this time form X Factor or American Idol where he is a judge. On top of that, he still is a good manager for a variety of people like One Direction, Leona Lewis, Il divo and so on. The fact that he has half a billion net worth is not that surprising, considering his work.

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Jon Stewart – $80 Million

Jon Stewart is known for the fact that he is a very good comedian, talk show host and so on. He started on a variety of shows and he was mostly an actor. He is mostly known for hosting the Daily Show right now. But as you can see, this show got to make a whole lot of money, a clear testament of the value that the show has and also how funny he really is. So he is definitely a very rich person!

Stephen Colbert – $45 Million

Colbert is an extremely popular talk show host and one of the most credible and likable characters out there. He got numerous awards, like Peabodys, Grammys and he even has 9 Emmys too. Although he was an actor at first, now he is known for the fact that he continues to grow as a talk show host and also a very good comedian. He was a writer on The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, and now he has his own late night show which is considered to be one of the best in the industry at this time.

Judy Sheindlin – $400 Million

Not a lot of people might know this, but judge Judy did end up making a lot of money. Ever since she started her televised show, she got to earn a lot of money, around $47 million per year and now she has more than $400 million in revenue. Even the bailiff is at around $1 million per season. The production costs are very low and she can shoot all the 260 episodes in 50 days. Which lowers the necessary costs while still bringing in a lot of revenue.


Bob Barker – $70 Million

Despite the fact that Bob might be retired now, it’s safe to say that he did end up making a lot of money during his career of around 50 years in TV. Shows like The Price is Right, That’s My Line, Simon Says and The Family Game brought in a lot of revenue for him and that’s great to see as he doesn’t have a problematic retirement as other celebrities too. He is known for setting money aside, and the $70+ million are definitely going to be amazing for him during his retirement.


Ellen DeGeneres – $400 Million

Initially Ellen DeGeneres was a comedian in the stand up world. However, during the 80s she got to land her own gig and during the years she got to make a whole lot of money. Aside from the income she got from her show, she also has a lifestyle brand, a production company, record company and even wrote 4 books. This is a clear testament to how talented she is and how much of a hard worker she has become during the years. She clearly shows that you can be funny, different and still make a lot of money without a problem.

Beyoncé – $355 Million

Everyone knows Beyoncé and she has been a part of the music industry for almost 2 decades. Ever since she launched her music career as a solo artist she blew up, so it was clear that Destiny’s Child was keeping her from shining. Now she has a whole lot of expensive items and you can see why, with an income so high, you can imagine that she can afford all kinds of expensive stuff, and that’s something to think about. She even rented out the Louvre at one point, a testament to how rich she is.

Jerry Springer – $75 Million

Jerry Springer is one of those comedians that got to work a lot in the TV world and after that he did focus on the idea of being a political reporter. This worked super well for him, to the point where he got his own The Jerry Springer Show which was highly acclaimed. It was a drama-filled show for many years, and the fact that he got to make millions from that show is a testament to his popularity and the hard work that he put into all of this.

Kylie Jenner – $1 Billion

Kylie Jenner got to earn a billion because she has been in the spotlight for many years in a row. She was 10 years old when she was featured in Keeping Up with the Kardashians and she has been a part of the show ever since. And now she is one of the youngest billionaires in the entire world. It’s quite interesting how much one can accrue from a reality show, but then again it’s a good way to showcase the fact that yes, such shows do tend to pay off very well. She also has the Kylie Cosmetics line that’s around $360 million in value, so it’s easy to see how she got this rich.

Jay-Z – $900 Million

Jay-Z is Beyonce’s husband and he also got a whole lot of money as a singer himself. But in recent years he focused more on investing in a variety of business ventures. He has alcohol brands, a clothing line, entertainment labels, a music service named Tidal and so on. It’s definitely a lot of money to earn from this, but then again you get to see that he is a great investor and a knowledgeable business man.

Leonardo DiCaprio – $245 Million

Leonardo DiCaprio is known for the fact that he is a very good actor. He started on Growing Pains, but he then got to play a whole lot of movies. He was nominated for the Oscars for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, but then he blew up with Titanic. Since then Leonardo DiCaprio has managed to start a variety of businesses, and he did star in a multitude of movies too. All of this adds up to bring him a whole lot of money through a very fruitful and powerful career that got to grow during the years. He doesn’t have a wife nor did he divorce, and that ended up helping him keep the income.

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Richard Gere – $100 Million

Richard Gere is not under the spotlight anymore, but he doesn’t need to. He starred in the American Gigolo which brought him international fame. He was voted as the sexiest man alive for the People Magazine. He also starred in a plethora of Romantic comedies like Pretty Woman and Runaway bride and those roles are the ones that brought him all the money you can see here. It’s amazing to see just how much he got to earn and that continues to expand even today with residual revenue.

Barbara Walters – $150 Million

Not everyone might know Barbara Walters, but those who know her will immediately tell you she is a very good journalist. She interviewed many world leaders, celebrities and politicians. She was also a part of The View, Today, 20/20 and many other different shows. She also has some businesses that helped her accrue so much money. That’s why you don’t really see her that much on TV or anywhere else really. She got to focus on the behind the screen life and she is a business owner.

Dolly Parton – $500 Million

Dolly Parton is considered the queen of country music and she got to earn a lot of money on her own with her music. Ever since her first album in 1967 she got to have international acclaim and she started numerous side businesses. She makes close to $20 million per year, so her income is getting higher and higher. The great thing about Dolly Parton is that all the income she makes is self-made, which shows her true resilience and focus.

Oprah Winfrey – $2.5 Billion

Oprah Winfrey was one of the most popular talk show hosts, and she continues to be a key component of numerous international charity movements. She came from humble beginnings, so she knows how hard life can be. Nowadays her focus is on TV and health and wellness. Aside from that she donated money to charity, created numerous new businesses and she invested in real estate too. Of course she made quite the name as a talk show host, but she got to expand quite a lot.

Robin Williams – $100 Million

Robin Williams passed away a few years ago, but he left quite the fortune. He got a lot of money from his comedy series, with Mork and Mindy being the first time he got to international fame. A lot of people also know him from Aladdin and many other great roles. His fortune was split between his 3 children, but it’s still very sad to see something like this happen. He was a fantastic comedian and his roles still impress us up to this date.

Michael Phelps – $55 Million

Michael Phelps is a prime example that athletes can make a lot of money. He attended the 2000 Sydney Olympics but after that he ended up winning more and more medals, to the point where at the 2016 Olympics he got more medals on his own than many countries. Right now he has 28+ medals, he has lots of sponsors and he is obviously very wealthy due to the numerous commercials and deals that he made.

Maria Sharapova – $195 Million

Maria Sharapova also gives us a great example of how you can win a lot from sports. She signed numerous contracts with Tropicana, Gatorade, Nike, Tiffany and Co, Motorola and so on. While she is not winning as much as she used to from tennis, she is still a top earner in this and she continues to expand her business empire. That’s a clear testament of the huge value and tremendous quality brought to the table in a situation like this. She was banned from tennis for a while but now she is back and she still is one of the top players in the world after so many years in the industry.

Steve Harvey – $100 Million

Steve Harvey might be widely known from The Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Show. The great thing here is that he is one of the top people in the industry that are known to have a good laugh and earn a huge living from that. He had a mistake during the Miss Universe pageant a few years ago, but it’s safe to say that most of his TV presences are known to involve a lot of money to be paid to him!

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Kobe Bryant – $360 Million

Kobe Bryant was at the top of the NBA for a very long time and he got to earn more and more throughout the years. Sure, he is not in the NBA as a player anymore, but he still has lots of sponsors, all kinds of businesses that he created, so he is doing very well for himself. It shows that even sports professionals can earn a lot of money and gain a lot if they are smart investors.

In the end, celebrities can earn a lot of money, even if most of their income will come from different places. It’s safe to say that if you earn a lot and you invest smart, you can get millions and millions. So it does pay off big time, as long as you know how to manage the money. And as you can see, many celebrities know what it takes to win and also handle so many millions!

David Letterman – $400 Million
David Letterman is extremely wealthy and he has been around for a very long time. His show ran for around 6080 episodes and he continues to be one of the very best out there. Some people consider it to be one of the major TV stars of all time. We don’t know if he has any other businesses, but it’s clear that he is a hard worker and he has pursued many dreams until this point, which is staggering for a man with his career.

Tyra Banks – $90 Million
Tyra Banks is a celebrity that also got to earn quite a lot. She is known for harnessing the power of her good looks and she has a daytime TV show. She also has a variety of businesses like cosmetics, music and so on. She might have been a model with some rather humble beginnings, but she will impress you with her charisma and just how much hard work she put into everything. That’s what you want to learn from people like her, that harnessing all your skills can indeed pay off even if it will take a little to do so.

John Madden – $200 Million
A lot of people love John Madden because he is one of the best sports casters and football coaches out there. What a lot of people don’t know is that he is super wealthy and he has accrued quite a lot of money during his career. He was a commentator from 1979 to 2009, so that’s a staggering career. But apparently the Madden NFL game series seems to be the one that paid him the most, because that’s where he got most of his income.


Shania Twain – $350 Million
Despite being from Canada, Shania is known for the fact that she has a great voice. She has great commitment and her voice is astonishing. That, combined with her unique charisma clearly shows why she got to earn so much money. It’s hard for all of us to figure out how to achieve success, but Shania Twain got to do that by creating amazing music. She might have debuted in the 90s but she is still making lots of music and really good songs.

Simone Biles – $2.4 Million
A lot of people know Simone Biles for being a great athlete. She had 18 medals between the World Championships and the Olympics when she was 19. She also got sponsorships from United Airlines, Beads by Dre, P&G and Kellog’s. Getting all this attention and money at a young age is staggering, but it shows her dedication and commitment. She was and still is a very hard worker and people are impressed with her resilience. That’s what really pushes her to the next level when compared to others.

 George Strait – $300 Million
George Strait is another country music star to add to this list of people that got lots of success. He got to earn around $99 in just 3 years, which says a lot about him and also about his career as a whole. His music pushed him to become one of the best selling artists of all time. George is the 12th best selling artist in the US. And while he is not creating any music nowadays, he still has numerous business ventures on his own, so he is doing very well for himself.

Garth Brooks – $280 Million
It’s safe to say that country music can make a lot of people famous, and that’s what happened with Garth Brooks as well. He got around $70 million in 2015 alone. That being said, he is actively creating music despite having a whole lot of money. He is increasing his net worth all the time, and he constantly strives to pursue greatness and becomes the best at what he does no matter the situation. It’s clear that he will continue earning more, and that’s because he clearly loves what he does.

 Phil McGraw – $400 Million
There are plenty of people that know Phil McGraw by his Dr. Phil moniker. He is super famous and he is definitely one of the most popular TV show hosts out there. He has faced quite a lot of criticism during all his time on TV, but he continues to expand and he did bring in front some nice TV moments. Some of his guests ended up famous too, which is quite the thing to have as a show host.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – $400 Million
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is widely known for his racing venture. He was and most still consider him to be one of the best NASCAR racers out there. His true focus on quality and the huge attention to detail makes him one of the top earners in the NASCAR world. Yes, you can make quite a lot of money with NASCAR, and Dale Earnhardt Jr is a clear example of that. He might be retired, but he is now an analyst and still earns quite a bit.

Derek Jeter – $185 Million
Derek Jeter is known for his career at the New York Yankees. He got around $265 million from the Yankees, and he also got numerous endorsement deals from the MLB. He also has Gatorade and Nike sponsorships offering him millions. This clearly shows that one can make money from everything, including baseball, if you are good at it. He’s a great player and he has his own baseball club alongside Jeb Bush. That goes to show the commitment that Derek Jeter had in order to still remain in the industry despite some challenges here and there. That’s something very important to keep in mind with this kind of stuff.

Chelsea Handler – $40 Million
Chelsea Handler is a widely known female comedian and she has all kinds of avenues to earn money as you can imagine. Her TV fortune is amazing in its own right, but she did create 5 different books and all became a bestseller basically. 4 of them were the New York Times bestsellers and that clearly shows how incredible they can be. As a writer, she is really good and certainly one of the hard workers in the showbiz for sure. That’s nice to say about a comedian that fully committed to success so much during her entire lifetime.

Johnny Depp – $200 Million
Johnny Depp is very wealthy, and that’s all thanks to his amazing charm and numerous incredible roles that he had. His net worth was actually double this amount, but some issues with his ex-wife cut this in half. Despite all of that, he still is a top Hollywood star and he continually impresses with the great acting experience and tremendous value provided through his movies. He might not have only movie hits, but he has great charisma and lots of creative pieces!

Robert De Niro – $300 Million
Robert De Niro is one of those actors that everyone can recognize. He was in some iconic movies like the Godfather and he also starred in iconic movies like Taxi Driver. All of these clearly add up to showcase an amazing career with lots of great paychecks. He also invested in the Nobu restaurant chain that’s expected to earn $1 billion until 2023. He even invested in Tribeca Enterprises, so not only is Robert De Niro a great actor, but also a very good investor. You really need this type of commitment and focus on growth, and it certainly delivers tremendous results if you invest wisely as you can see.

Sandra Bullock – $200 Million
We like Sandra Bullock in all her movies and she continues to impress with her appearances. She was in Bird Box, Miss Congeniality, The Blind Side, Oceans 8 and many other movies. Aside from that, she also has a production company named Fortis Films that helped create 19 different movies to date. She definitely got to earn a whole lot of money, and having so much income is amazing to say the least. It’s beneficial, but staggering and among some of the most impressive things you can find out there.

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Carrie Underwood – $85 Million

Carrie Underwood is known for her great success as a singer. And it’s easy to see why, she has great looks and a staggering voice. She has a stellar combination of pop and country music too, so that on its own is amazing to be honest. She also won 7 Grammys and she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. That’s amazing to be honest, and it shows just how good she really is. That alone makes her an amazing winner and one of the best singers to date.

Dr. Dre – $830 Million
Dr. Dre was initially a part of the NWA, but he eventually went the solo route and he did the right thing there. He signed other rappers like 50 Cent and Eminem which also made a whole lot of money. And he also created the Beats by Dre headphones. He owns only ¼ of the company, but that’s still more than enough to rack up a lot of money. And that clearly says a lot about his commitment and hard work he uses here.


Matt Groening – $500 Million
Matt Groening is the creator of the Simpsons and that alone created quite the empire. We still have Simpsons episodes, so that clearly shows the commitment that people have to these characters and how much everyone loves them. This is the longest running US primetime TV series in history. He has his own Walk of Fame star and 12 Emmy awards. Not bad for someone that wanted to create yellow people. It shows just how much value you get even from a simple idea, and it’s unlike anything else you can find out there. He continues to impress with his work and the new features, and you should totally check his new creations.

Mariah Carey – $520 Million
Mariah Carey earned a lot of money thanks to her great voice and charisma. She has many tracks that got to earn millions on their own, a testament to her great voice and the amazing quality brought to the table. When you see her on the stage, she provides quite the spectacle and she really is a complete performer. People love her voice and while her new stuff isn’t as popular as the older songs, it’s still easy to see why she got to earn so much money in the first place. She has a residency in Las Vegas and she was a judge on American Idol.

Jimmy Buffett – $550 Million
Jimmy Buffett got to earn a lot of money through his music, but at the same time he also got to earn quite a lot via his investments. He did some wise investments like a $1 billion retirement village, he even wrote a Broadway musical and he has a casino too. This, combined with his music wealth has made quite the investment for him and that’s why you can see him having such a massive income to say the least.

Bono – $700 Million
Bono is the U2 frontman and he has earned $700 Million only through his music. The average U2 show gives $2 million in revenue at least. He also owns 2.3% of Facebook, which is amazing for his revenue and income as you can imagine. He does seem to have issues with taxes, but overall it’s staggering to see how dedicated he is to helping others and how much work he put into all his songs. That alone makes him a great singer and he deserves the huge amount of money accrued during the years from music.
In the end, celebrities can earn a lot of money, even if most of their income will come from different places. It’s safe to say that if you earn a lot and you invest smart, you can get millions and millions. So it does pay off big time, as long as you know how to manage the money. And as you can see, many celebrities know what it takes to win and also handle so many millions!