Most celebrities are rich, that’s a given. Major stars are paid upwards of $100,000 per TV episode or $20 million per film; athletes sign contracts worth tens or hundreds of millions; musicians go on tour and earn similar amounts – the numbers are astounding. Still, some celebrities are on an entirely different level and in many cases their net worth comes not from salaries they earned as performers, but from business deals and smartly negotiated contracts. Here are 15 celebrities whose wealth will astound you.
1) Oprah Winfrey
It is a known fact she is worth a lot of money, but the number $2.7 billion is still hard to comprehend. Oprah is clearly THE most successful media person of all time earning $300 million a year from media investments alone. She is a true modern day Cinderella story.
2) Beyonce and Jay-Z
What’s better than one rich celebrity? Two rich celebrities who marry, have a child and combine impressive bank accounts that total over $1.2 billion. They are still at the top of their game and show no signs of slowing down any time soon.