Transgender people live a truly unique experience. They've had the opportunity to experience life from both sides, wear clothes for both sides and experience both perspectives of men and women.
It is normally very easy to tell the gender of a person by looking at him or her. Or is it? How sure can we be that the people we see are really the gender that we assume? We have all watched the news, seen some celebrities opting to change their genders, and become members of the opposite sex.
A good example is the now famous Bruce who became Caitlyn Jenner. The former Olympian became a woman right before the world’s eyes. Everybody has a right to choose how he or she want to live his or her life. This also includes the gender that someone wants to identify with. Some of these transgender people have gone on to become famous and highly paid.
Famous CEOs, models and even TV personalities live transgender lives openly and are not ashamed of the fact that they switched gender. The amount of money in their banks also makes their lives very enviable. Sometimes I ask myself if I would be more of a success if I were of the opposite gender. Think about it, maybe I would be stronger, more open-minded and have different experiences.
Read on to find out who are the 10 highest paid transgender celebrities.
10 Chaz Bono - Net Worth: $500,000
9 Kellie Maloney - Net Worth: $600,000
8 Amanda Lepore - Net worth: $1.7 million
The next transgender celeb on our list is this lovely lady. Amanda Lepore is a singer, model and performance artist. She has made many changes to herself including having her ribs broken in order to appear thinner. Talk about being thorough.
7 Carmen Carrera - Net Worth: $2 million
Carmen Carrera's parents named her Christopher Roman when she was born. Carrera is an actress and performer and has great presence on social media as she has 90,000 followers on Twitter and over 500,000 likes on her Facebook page.
6 Laverne Cox - Net Worth: $2 million
Laverne Cox has to be one of the most admired transgender actors in the world. She is the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role in a mainstream television show, appearing on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She is also a public speaker and has a television show of her own. She makes her money mainly through entertainment.
5 Conchita Wurst - Net Worth: $3 million
Born in Austria, Conchita Wurst began her career as Thomas Neuwirth. She has never undergone any surgery to change how she looks, but she happens to have the best of both worlds. Wurst dresses up as a woman and she looks the part. She has long feminine hair and sports long feminine lashes.
4 Laura Jane Grace - Net Worth: $5 million
Laura Jane Grace announced her sexuality in 2012. She decided to become female even though she was married to a woman and had a child. Grace's parents named her Thomas Gabel at birth. He said that Laura is the name that his mother had planned to give him if he turned out to be a girl.
3 Caitlyn Jenner - Net Worth: $100 million
2 Martine Rothblatt - Net Worth: $390 million
1 Jennifer Pritzker - Net Worth: $1.79 billion
Jennifer Pritzker is the only transgender in the world known to be a billionaire. That is a neat title. She was born as James and is a former Army lieutenant colonel. Pritzker founded the military library in Chicago that works to preserve the history of the American military.
In august of 2013, she announced that she wanted to live her life as a woman. It must have really taken the army world by storm. However, everybody has a right to make their own decisions and she decided that being a woman was the best thing for her. Look at her now.
Sources: forbes.com, thewrap.com, advocate.com
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