The super glamorous life of the celebrity is filled with cars, sex, drugs, and stylish clothing. Celebs are always being seen around town flashing their millions of dollars and shiny new toys, and their designer spouses. They appear in every magazine and every gossip column holding bags filled with goodies that most of us could never dream of being able to afford. Paparazzi are always snapping photos of the gorgeous A-list celebs, who are always looking perfect because of their army of makeup artists, stylists and personal trainers that cost hundred of thousands of dollars a year. The only people who get to enjoy the perks of being a world class celebrities are those at the top of their game, who pull in millions just for a single movie or a live concert tour. Right?
Not so much! It turns out that you don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to enjoy all of the benefits of being one; there are a surprising amount of B-List and C-List celebrities with absolutely astonishing net worths. How on earth did they get all this dough? Some of these B-List names are worth hundreds of millions of bucks! Check out this top 15 list of the most surprisingly wealthy B-List celebs ever to come out of Hollywood!
15 John Oliver
Who doesn’t love Last Week Tonight? Despite the large following on YouTube, John Oliver has never been considered an A-Lister. He’s won several Emmys for his work on The Daily Show; he’s a hilarious late night comedian with a nose for political hilarity. Before he was big in the U.S., Oliver spent some time trying to build a comedy career in his home country of England. However, his sense of humor was much more suited to audiences over the pond. Once Oliver came to the U.S., he started building a fanbase with his hilarious podcast The Bugle. Although still a B-Lister, funny man John Oliver still rakes in the money, and is worth millions of dollars.
14 Judge Judy Scheindlin
There is something absolutely wonderful about listening to Judge Judy tell everyone who walks into her court what an idiot they are. She is a spunky old lady, and America can’t help but love her. Believe it or not, Judge Judy has been running for twenty years; the first season started in 1996. Her civil court can get less than civil when she hands out rulings with her no-nonsense attitude. Although there is no huge Judge Judy following, the fiery old benchwarmer is wealthy beyond most of our imaginations. The judge was said to have a net worth of nearly $45 million bucks in 2008. Sound impossible doesn’t it!?
13 John Green
12 Pauly Shore
11 Howie Mandel
10 Jillian Michaels
If you are a fan of Biggest Loser or if you’ve ever watched daytime TV, you probably already know who Jillian Michaels is. Workout star and fitness expert, this super fit lady has lines of fitness products, workouts, workout gear – if it’s related to fitness or eating right, Michaels will sell it to you. She does inspirational talks and even has a reality show, Just Jillian. She got engaged to her long time girlfriend, Heidi Rhoades, in March 2016 on her show to pretty good ratings, but the fitness buff is still not considered an A-List celeb. She does however have nearly $100 million bucks to her net worth from all that working out.
9 Kourtney Kardashian
8 Paul Shaffer
7 Magic Johnson
6 Jennifer Love Hewitt
Pretty Jennifer Love Hewitt is famous for being in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait in the 1990s, but has been less than famous lately. After being a bombshell in the 1990s, it was probably a tough transition to move to mostly B-Star work, lending her voice to cartoons and taking bit parts. However, the starlet landed a nice gig in 2005 as a Ghost Whisperer and a promotional spot with the acne solution Proactive. With her gig as a full-time mom, Hewitt isn’t doing much acting nowadays, but she did show up on Criminal Minds. Despite not working as much as she used to, Hewitt is still worth millions of dollars.
5 Mariska Hargitay
4 Kathy Ireland
3 Gene Simmons
2 Nathan Morris
1 Carrot Top
Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson looks like a trainwreck. From actor to comedian, to body builder, back to comedian again, this B-List celeb has never had the A-List spotlight for himself. He has had a collection of cameos in movies, where he usually stars as himself. He’s also done commercials and even got a paycheck from Jay Leno to use his face as target practice for his pie throwing (not even kidding). He seems to have taken every gig he can get and has reinvented himself so many times, most of us can’t remember what he looked like last. However, over the course of all of this nonsense, the comedian has managed to build a net worth of about $45 million dollars. We are just as shocked as you are.
Sources: Salon, Learnvest, Cosmopolitan, PBS, Chicago Tribune, Biography, Access Hollywood
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