In life we have no control over the family we are born into. We don’t get to choose our parents or our siblings. We don’t get to pick our classmates or coworkers, but we do have control over who our best friend is. Sometimes a best friend is forever, and other times friendships don’t last but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t beautiful while it lasted. Most times people become friends because they have something in common, such as common taste in music, TV shows or in this case, they’re rich and famous celebrities. Celebrity best friends are really no different than regular best friends. They love to hang out, probably get into arguments, go to the movies, get followed by paparazzi and spend millions of dollars on lunch. Okay, maybe those last two are only for the rich and famous.
Some celebrity best friends started out together at a time when they both had nothing. On the other hand, sometimes celebrities become fans of each other and a friendship blossomed. Like all of us, celebrity best friends are loyal to each other and always have each other’s back. They’re there for each other during times of heartbreak and times of struggles. They’re also there for each other when a movie bombs or an album flops. They’re like us… just richer. Here’s a look at 15 Richest Best Friends in Hollywood.
15 Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox - Jennifer Aniston Net Worth: $150 Million, Courtney Cox Net Worth: $75 Million
Rachel Greene and Monica Geller were childhood best friends. They lived together in a sweet looking apartment in New York. They were always there for each other, even when the rain started to pour. Friends aired on NBC for 10 seasons to universal praise. At the time, all cast members were relatively unknown. The series starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer. The cast was known for their tight bond and for the most part, they’ve stayed very close. Aniston and Cox in particular have remained great friends. Courteney Cox starred in the TV series Cougar Town, and starred in the horror franchise Scream. Aniston has also moved to a film career and starred in several films, including Marley & Me, Horrible Bosses and We’re The Millers. In 2010, Aniston appeared in an episode of Cougar Town. They have a combined net worth of $225 million. Despite all the money and fame, they’ve remained best friends.
14 Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig - Maya Rudolph Net Worth: $4 Million, Kristen Wiig Net Worth: $20 Million
Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig aren’t just best friends in the movies, they’re also best friends in real life. They have a combined net worth of roughly $24 million. Both Maya and Kristen were cast members on the incredibly successful sketch comedy, Saturday Night Live. Maya was a cast member from 2000 to 2007, and Wiig was a cast member from 2005 to 2012. Both created and impersonated some of the most memorable characters in SNL history, including Beyoncé (Maya) and the Target Lady (Wiig). Maya has had a successful film career and appeared in such films as Idiocracy, Grown Ups and Sisters. Kristen Wiig has also had a successful film career and appeared in Knocked Up, Paul and Ghostbusters. The two best friends teamed up for the enormously successful film, Bridesmaids, which was co-written by Wiig. They reunited again in the film Friends with Kids. These two Bffs will probably continue to make us laugh and become richer in the process.
13 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - Tina Fey Net Worth: $45 Million, Amy Poehler Net Worth: $18 Million
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first met in 1993 at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic. They instantly became best friends. They would sit at the back of the classroom and mock the instructors. They also had a two-woman show they performed called Women of Color. In 1996, Poehler moved to New York with the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 1998, Fey moved to New York to join Saturday Night Live. Eventually, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would become the two most dominant forces on the series. Tina Fey became the head writer. Fey and Poehler would become the first all female co-anchors of SNL’s Weekend Update. After leaving SNL, they both went on to great success with Poehler starring in the hit series, Parks and Recreation, while Fey created and starred in the hit series, 30 Rock. They remain best friends and have appeared in several films together, such as Baby Mama, Anchorman 2 and Sisters. They’re also famously known for their impressions of Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) and Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler). They received universal praise for their multiple performances as co-hosts at the Golden Globe Awards. They recently co-won the Prime Time Emmy Award for their guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. They have a combined net worth of approximately $63 million. They remain best friends and are still hilarious; the only difference now is they have a lot more money to spend.
12 Seth Rogen and James Franco - Seth Rogen Net Worth: $45 Million, James Franco Net Worth: $20 Million
Seth Rogen and James Franco first met when both were cast in the cult classic TV series, Freaks and Geeks. The series was short lived but helped jumpstart their careers. Franco would go on to star as James Dean in the TV film, James Dean. Rogen landed a staff writer’s position on Da Ali G Show. Seth Rogen had his big break with his role in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Seth Rogen appeared in several films, such as Knocked Up, Superbad and 50/50. James Franco has starred in several critically acclaimed films, including Milk, 127 Hours and Spring Breakers. During their time on Freaks and Geeks, Rogen, Franco and Jason Segel, would hang out in Segel’s basement smoking weed, reading scripts and discussing future projects. Some of those probably came true. Rogen and Franco have appeared together in several films, including Pineapple Express, This Is The End, Sausage Party and the controversial film, The Interview. Both found themselves as enemies of North Korea but both have admitted that going through it together made it easier. They have a combined net worth of roughly $65 million.
11 Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence - Amy Schumer Net Worth: $1 Million, Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth: $75 Million
It all began with a simple email that led to the birth of a friendship. Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence have a lot in common. They’re both beautiful and blonde, but are both way more than just that. They’re both incredibly talented, hilarious and very humble. They also have a mutual respect for each other. Lawrence emailed Schumer after she saw Trainwreck and that was the beginning of their friendship. They become good friends and often can be seen at events, vacationing and just being silly together. Both have carved out a great career and are dominating forces in Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence has starred in several highly successful films, including American Hustle, The X-Men Series and The Hunger Game series. Lawrence won an Academy Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Amy Schumer is best known for her sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer. Schumer won an Emmy award for her work on the series. Amy Schumer also wrote and starred in the film Trainwreck. They have such incredible chemistry that they have decided to co-star in a movie together, most likely playing sisters. They have a combined net worth of $76 million. The beautiful friendship they share continues to blossom.
10 Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts - Nicole Kidman Net Worth: $120 Million, Naomi Watts Net Worth: $20 Million
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are considered two of the most beautiful people in the world. However, they have a lot more in common besides being drop dead gorgeous. They met years and years ago when both of these beauties were relatively unknown. Nicole Kidman’s big break came with her performance in Days of Thunder. She has appeared in several successful films, such as To Die For, Eyes Wide Shut, The Others and Moulin Rouge. She won an Academy Award for her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Naomi Watts had her big break with her role in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. She also starred in The Ring, I Heart Huckabees and J.Edgar. Nicole and Naomi met very early on in their careers before either had any real success. They appeared in the Australian film, Flirting. John Duigan directed Flirting, which was released on March 21, 1991. This was way before either would become international stars. They have a combined net worth of $140 million. Despite the fame and fortune, they’ve remained best friends.
9 Ben Affleck and Matt Damon - Ben Affleck Net Worth: $75 Million, Matt Damon Net Worth: $75 Million
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon first met when they were children at the young ages of 10 and 8. Later, they remained friends throughout high school and even stayed close when both attended different colleges. They both held minor roles in films but had their big breakthrough with the film Good Will Hunting. Affleck and Damon co-wrote the screenplay and Damon starred in the film with Affleck taking a supporting role. Good Will Hunting also starred iconic comedian Robin Williams. Affleck and Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Damon would go on to appear in several successful films, such as Saving Private Ryan, The Departed, the Oceans series and the Bourne series. Affleck went on to star in Pearl Harbor, Argo, Gone Girl and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They have a combined net worth of $150 million. It’s been said that despite the incredible fame and fortune, they’ve remained humble and the best of friends.
8 Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner - Maisie Williams Net Worth: $1 Million, Sophie Turner Net Worth: $5 Million
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner met when both were cast on the critically and commercially acclaimed cultural phenomenon, Game Of Thrones. Sophie Turner plays the role of Sansa Stark while Maisie portrays her younger sister, Arya Stark. The two sisters are a major part of the series. However, in season 1 the sisters were separated and have not been back together. Regardless, nothing can come between Maisie and Sophie, not even Joffrey Baratheon. The two best friends can often be found partying or goofing around together. They’re both very early in their careers and one can only assume that these two incredible actresses will only become more famous and richer. Recently, Sophie played Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse. Maisie had a recurring role on Doctor Who. She will appear in the upcoming films The Devil and The Blue Sea and A Storm in the Stars. Maisie and Sophie remain best friends and are inseparable. Here’s hoping that Sansa and Arya find their way back to each other.
7 Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake - Jimmy Fallon Net Worth: $25 Million, Justin Timberlake Net Worth: $225 Million
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake first met at the MTV Awards in 2002. Jimmy Fallon served as host that night and Justin Timberlake performed solo for the first time. Timberlake first rose to fame as a member of the boy band NSYNC. Later, he went solo and released four albums, which are Justified, FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. He’s appeared in several films, including Alpha Dog, The Social Network, Bad Teacher and Inside Llewyn Davis. He’s also made several appearances on the sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live. This is where the bond between Fallon and Timberlake got even stronger. Jimmy Fallon first rose to fame as a cast member on SNL. He starred in Fever Pitch and Taxi. He hosted Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and currently hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The two friends appeared in the memorable sketches “The Barry Gibb Show”, in which they portrayed Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. They have a combined net worth of roughly $250 million. They met while on the rise in their respective careers and now are two rich best friends. Jimmy and Justin can still be found singing, dancing and goofing off together.
6 Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire - Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth: $245 Million, Tobey Maguire Net Worth: $75 Million
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire first met when both were teenagers auditioning for roles. At the time, they both had minor roles and were essentially nobodies. However, they have gone on to become huge Hollywood stars in their own right. Through it all they’ve remained best friends even at times when they found themselves competing for the same roles. DiCaprio is best known for his roles in Romeo & Juliet, Titanic, The Departed, Shutter Island and Inception. Tobey Maguire has had a very successful career as well. He is best known for his roles in Wonder Boys, Cider House Rules and Spider-Man. In 2013, the two best friends starred in the film The Great Gatsby based on the novel of the same name. Tobey played the role of Nick Carraway and DiCaprio portrayed Jay Gatsby. They have a combined net worth of $320 million. They went from having nothing to being rich and famous. They have remained best friends and have been there for each other through all the success and disappointments.
5 Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow - Beyoncé Net Worth: $265 Million, Gwyneth Paltrow Net Worth: $60 Million
Gwyneth Paltrow first met Beyoncé and Jay-Z at a New York benefit. At the time, Paltrow was married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The two couples quickly became close but Gwyneth and Beyoncé share a special bond. Beyoncé stood by her friend’s side during her divorce from Chris Martin but ultimately didn’t take any sides. Beyoncé is one of the highest selling solo artists of all time. She has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as Dangerously in Love, B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce, 4, Beyoncé and Lemonade. She has appeared in movies as well, including The Fighting Temptations, Dreamgirls and Cadillac Records. She has won several Grammy Awards for her work. Gwyneth Paltrow has appeared in several films, such as Seven, Sliding Doors and The Avengers series. Additionally, she won an Oscar from her performance in Shakespeare in Love and an Emmy for her guest appearance on Glee. They have a combined net worth of $320 million. Beyoncé and Gwyneth are closer than ever and remain best friends.
4 Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini - Leah Remini Net Worth: $20 Million, Jennifer Lopez Net Worth: $322 Million
Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini have been best friends for over 10 years. They met through J-Lo’s ex-husband Marc Anthony, and immediately clicked. They’ve been bffs since that day. They go on vacations together and spend time by the pool. However, both J-Lo and L-Re have made a name for themselves in Hollywood. Leah Remini starred as Carrie Heffernan on King of Queens with Kevin James. Prior to that she appeared in Who’s The Boss, Living Dolls and Saved By The Bell. She competed in season 17 of Dancing With the Stars and her best friend J-Lo, was sitting in the front row cheering her on. She also starred in her own reality series, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative. Jennifer Lopez is a top selling solo artist and an actress. She has released several albums, including On The 6, Rebirth and A.K.A. She’s had a very successful career and has appeared in several films, such as Selena, Out of Sight and The Wedding Planner. They have a combined net worth of $342 million.
3 Rihanna and Katy Perry -Rihanna Net Worth: $175 Million, Katy Perry Net Worth: $210 Million
All it took was a sweet and simple glance… at a bag and this friendship blossomed. Rihanna and Katy Perry are two of the best selling solo artists in the world. Rihanna has released several chart topping singles, such as “Umbrella”, “We Found Love” and “Stay”. Katy Perry is no slouch and has also released several chart topping singles, including “I Kissed A Girl”, “Firework” and “Wide Awake”. Both Perry and Rihanna are considered sex symbols and often appear in Maxim's Hot 100. Their friendship began when Katy Perry complemented Rihanna’s studded Valentino bag at an event. They clicked immediately and Rihanna sent the same Valentino bag to Perry for Valentine’s Day. They’ve been bffs since that day. They did have a brief falling out in 2013 when Rihanna reunited with ex boyfriend Chris Brown. However, they’ve reconciled since then. Rihanna threw a bachelorette party for Katy Perry in Las Vegas when she married Russell Brand. A Valentino bag brought these two rich and talented drop dead gorgeous talents together. They have a combined net worth of $385 million. Regardless of the ups and downs, Rihanna and Katy are best friends forever.
2 George Clooney and Brad Pitt - George Clooney Net Worth: $180 Million, Brad Pitt Net Worth: $240 Million
Ocean’s 11 revolved around a group of criminals pulling off an elaborate heist of several Las Vegas casinos. The film was a huge success with critics and at the box office. It was also the beginning of the Ocean’s franchise, which includes two sequels and an upcoming all female reboot. It was also the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Brad Pitt and George Clooney have a lot in common, such as they’re two of the most famous actors in the world, every single woman in the world wants them and they’re both filthy rich. No wonder they’re such good friends. George Clooney rose to fame as Dr. Doug Ross on the hugely popular series E.R. from 1994 to 1998. He has starred in several critically and commercially acclaimed films, such as Out of Sight, Up In The Air and Gravity. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting actor for his role in Syriana. Brad Pitt first gained recognition for small but powerful roles in Thelma & Louise and True Romance. He’s also starred in several critically and commercially acclaimed films, including Seven, Fight Club, 12 Years A Slave and The Big Short. They have a combined net worth of roughly $420 million. Regardless of their success and where they go in life, Brad Pitt and George Clooney will always have Ocean’s 11.
1 Jay-Z and Kanye West - Jay-Z Net Worth: $550 Million, Kanye West Net Worth: $147 Million
Jay Z and Kanye West met nearly 16 years ago and have remained best friends ever since. They first met when Kanye produced one of Jay-Z’s tracks, “This Can’t Be Life”. At times, Jay seems to be a mentor to Kanye. Jay-Z is one of the highest selling solo artists and is regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint and The Black Album. Kanye West got his first break as a producer for Jay-Z. Kanye produced several tracks on Jay-Z’s classic album, The Blueprint, including the hit single, "Izzo (H.O.V.A)". Kanye West is also one of the highest selling artists of all time. He has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as The College Dropout and Heartbreak. Kanye is so loyal to Jay that he interrupted Taylor Swift during her Grammy Award acceptance speech to tell everyone that Beyoncé was robbed. Both have won several Grammy Awards for their work. They have a combined net worth of roughly $620 million. Kanye is very competitive and one can only assume that he hopes to be worth as much as his best friend Jay-Z, someday.
Sources: vulture.com, eonline.com, gq.com, complex.com, dailymail.co.uk, bustle.com, elle.com
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