7 Richest Celebrities In The World

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 7, 2024 | Updated on: February 7, 2024
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Ever wondered what life would be like if you had billions of dollars to your name? Well, ask the celebrities on this list! Over many years of hard work and great determination, these stars have become the richest celebrities in the whole world.

So, what’s their secret? What do they do with their huge fortune? Take a look into the lives of 7 such celebrities who have their net worth in the billions! Hopefully, we learn a thing or two from them.

1. George Lucas

#1 on this list is the creator of the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas. He has a whopping net worth of $10 billion. He is a top-rated American filmmaker and businessman. Besides Star Wars, Lucas is also the maker of the Indiana Jones franchise. Both of these have generated over $12 billion in global box office tickets worldwide so far.

Not only this, but he has also directed 10 out of 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American box office. Furthermore, George Lucas is also the founder of Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Industrial Light & Music, and THX.

Lucas is also the owner of 47,000 acres of land ranch in a valley named after him i.e., Lucas Valley.  It’s none other than the Skywalker Ranch. It cost almost $100 million to build the ranch according to the Wall Street Journal. The ranch is the 79-year-old director’s very own “filmmaker’s retreat”.

2. Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz is an American actress-cum-philanthropist. She is currently standing at a net worth of $8 billion. You might know her from the 80s; she is celebrated for her roles in The Lost Boys, Less than Zero, Crossroads, Quicksilver, and many more.

Gertz has gathered her immense fortune from a career spanning over 4 decades. She is currently the owner of many properties around Beverly Hills and Malibu. The house the 80s actress currently lives in is worth over $60 million. It has all the facilities you can imagine, along with branded cars like Range Rover, Lamborghini, and Mercedes parked in the garage. It is located in Beverly Hills, LA.

In addition, Jami, along with her hubby, Tony Ressler, is a part-owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Together, the husband-wife duo have a net worth of  $15.5 billion.

3. Steven Spielberg

Jami Gertz and Steven Spielberg are in a tie. Like her, the film director, producer, and screenwriter has a net worth of $8 billion.

Spielberg is recognized as the “most commercially successful director in history”. His famous works include some box office successes,  Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the Indiana Jones original trilogy. Over and above this, he is the director of the science fiction thriller, Jurassic Park, and the Holocaust drama, Schindler’s List. These come under the highest-grossing films, and the greatest films ever made, respectively.

Moreover, as a billionaire, Steven Spielberg is the owner of many properties. Among them all, the most prominent ones, throughout the years, are his cedar-shingle guesthouse in the Hamptons, his Manhatten apartment in the Sam Remo building, his Pacific Palisades home in LA, and his 282-foot mega-yacht, Seven Seas.

4. Oprah Winfrey

Media mogul, Oprah Winfrey has a massive net worth of $3.5 billion. The TV host with her very own show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, earns almost $315 million a year.

However, she was not always rich. As a matter of fact, Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to her teen mother. She went through a lot of hardships – including molestations and an early teen pregnancy – to stand with such a great stature today.

Oprah currently owns 7 different estates. According to the reports, she’s spent over $100 million on all of them. Furthermore, she and her husband currently live in their $50 million home in Montecito, California. In addition, she also owns an Orcas Island house estimated at $8.275 million, a Seamair Fram Estate at $29 million, a mansion in Telluride at $14 million, and the list goes on.

Besides owning extravagant homes, Winfrey is humble enough to donate some parts of her income to the less fortunate as well.

5. Jay-Z

Next on this list is America’s greatest rapper of all time, Jay-Z. He has a net worth of $2 billion. He is also a record producer and an entrepreneur, who’s worked in the success of artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole. Moreover, he is currently the founder and chairman of the entertainment company, Roc Nation.

As you may already know, Jay-Z is married to Queen B., Beyonce. Together, the couple owns many luxurious mansions all around America. They currently reside in a $88 million “mega-mansion” in Bel Air. Along with this, they also have spent over $200 million on real estate together.

6. Kim Kardashian

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Kim Kardashian stands at a net worth of $1.7 billion. Thanks to her wealthy family, Kim became a billionaire as a socialite, model, businesswoman, and actress. Previously, she was worth $1 billion which later increased to $1.7, following her divorce from ex-hubby, Kanye West.

According to the sources, she owns 4 homes, very close to one another, in the wealthy western outreaches of LA. All of her houses have been estimated to range from $800,00 to $60 million. In addition, the model’s life is filled with branded clothes, make-up, cars, and expensive vacations.

7. Rihanna

Barbados-born singer, Rihanna has a huge net worth of $1.7 billion – tying her with Kim. Her fortune makes her the richest female musician in the world.

Along with a successful career in music, Rihanna is the proud owner of Fenty Beauty, a make-up brand with a partnership with the luxurious goods company, LVMH. As per the reports, her brand generates $100 million in revenue each year.

Now, like anyone else on this list, she owns many costly properties as well. She has two neighboring mansions in Beverly Hills estimated at $13.8 million and $10 million, respectively. Likewise, she also has a penthouse in Century City, LA, and a $22 million villa in Barbados.