Fame and fortune are not everything, however, it certainly matters a lot and can lead to a different type of world that a lot of people wish they could be part of. The rich and famous seemingly have everything that a person can desire, from looks to wealth to talent, celebs live a lifestyle so extreme and over the top that it gives us outsiders the idea that they are super happy when often times that is not the case.
Similar to real life, the world of celebrities has different levels of wealth. While some artists have just recently broken the $1 million mark, others sit around $10 or $15 million. Then you have the mega rich celebrities that we have below.
We at TheRichest thought it would be a good idea to find twenty celebrities, that are not only hot but are also worth over $50 million.
From actors to musicians to even athletes, the following celebs are some of the wealthiest in the business. With incomes ranging from $54 million to $550 million, there is plenty to be surprised about below.
20 Avicii - $54 Million
Avicii who is known to his friends and family as Tim Bergling is a Swedish musician, DJ, and producer. The 27-year-old is known for releasing hit after hit and throwing some of the most epic parties ever.
The DJ has spun at some of the hottest venues in the best party cities in the world including Ibiza, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles.
Avicii is worth about $54 million which is an insane amount of cash. He is a true artist who is constantly looking for new inspiration and new ways to better himself in his craft,
“I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I've done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn't sound forced. Maybe that's because it's all music that I listened to growing up, and it's all music that I love.” he said in a past interview.
19 Micheal Phelps - $55 Million
“The more you dream the more you achieve”, this was said by the great Micheal Phelps and it is something that he proved to be accurate. Micheal Phelps is known as the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 Olympic medals.
The swimming sensation has become an American treasure over the past few years and with that title came a lot of hefty endorsements including Under Armor, Speedo, Louis Vuitton, Visa, Subway, and Omega watches. Phelps is worth approximately $55 million which is more money than most people will see in a lifetime.
This talented athlete is now a father and us at TheRichest can't wait to see if his baby has the same incredible talents his father does. However, something tells us, Phelps is truly one of a kind.
18 Wiz Khalifa - $55 Million
Wiz Khalifa is one of the most popular and successful young rappers of our generation. Worth an approximate $55 million, Wiz Khalifa is killing it right now. Known for his unique sound, his cool lyrics and his love for smoking, Khalifa has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry.
“I always envisioned myself being a rapper and being in the game and having success, but you never know what it feels like or how you're going to be when you're there," said Wiz in an interview.
The 29-year-old who used to be married to Amber Rose is not only a good artist, he is also a great father who does everything for his children. His music is his voice and he has touched many people through his craft.
17 Ed Sheeran - $60 Million
Ed Sheeran is a twenty-six-year-old musical sensation who has been growing in this industry throughout the past few years. He has gone from posting youtube videos to having some of the top charting hits every year. Sheeran is one of those artists whose talent is undeniably grand. His unique voice in combination with his guitar and songwriting ability is what made this young man into a superstar. Sheeran is worth over $60 million dollars and is known as one of the most down to earth people in the industry.
When talking about his positive attitude throughout this journey, Sheeran said, “The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile.”
He is one of the greats of this generation and it has been incredible to see this young man turn into such a superstar.
16 Emma Watson - $60 Million
Emma Watson is without a doubt one of the most poised, classy and intelligent women in Hollywood. Her extreme talent and beauty are incomparable to the amount of class and courage this young star has.
Her compassion for the world around her is obvious to everyone and it is a very special quality to have. “I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. I'm going to figure out what that is”, said the actress in a past interview.
This attitude and this self- knowledge are exactly why Watson is such a sensation.
15 Kristen Stewart - $70 Million
Kristen Stewart is one of Hollywoods more prominent young stars. The actress became a household name when she became the star of the Twilight films. She is one of the most well-known young actresses in the industry which is why it is not a surprise that she is worth over $50 million dollars. Stewart, who is a Los Angeles native has been acting since she was a child and has found an immense success within this industry.
The actress, who is worth approximately $70 million can retire today and be more than comfortable for the rest of her life and she would never have dreamed that she would become this successful.
“I would have been very happy just working from job to job, paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself,” said the actress in a past interview.
14 Jennifer Lawrence - $75 Million
In 2013, Jennifer Lawrence truly made her mark in the industry when she won an Academy Award for best actress. Since 2015, Lawrence has been the highest-paid actress in the world and her films have grossed approximately $5 billion.
Lawrence is one of our favorites here at TheRichest because we love how real she is, it is almost like the more famous she gets, the more relatable she becomes.
Jennifer Lawrence is a great talent who has worked hard to have the reputation she has in this industry, even if her success shocks her sometimes we at TheRichest have no doubt as to why she is so famous. When talking about her success in a past interview, Lawrence said
“I don't know if this is why everything has worked so well and I'm not sure I'd recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I've always known I'd be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it.”
13 Kim Kardashian - $85 Million
Kim Kardashian turned herself into a fashion icon, an A-list celebrity and one of the most influential people of our generation.
Kardashian is worth $85 million, which explains why she is always so on point with both her hair and makeup and her outfits. Throughout the years she has blossomed into a pretty intelligent adult and very hands on mother, saying in a past interview.
“Obviously, as you grow up, no one's ever 100 percent proud of every decision that they've made, and that's OK. I think as long as you learn from your mistakes and don't make them over and over again, you're on the right path.”
12 Paris Hilton - $100 Million
The sweet and hard working diva is worth about $100 million and is still not done building her empire. A lot of people see Hilton as a “dumb blonde” but the reality is that she is a smart and savvy business woman who is amazing at branding herself. “Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins,” said the heiress, which is one of the reasons why we love her.
Paris Hilton is a tough cookie and when people started taking her seriously, she began creating her empire.
11 Drake - $100 Million
Drake went zero to a hundred real quick. Drake is a Canadian-born musician who got his first taste of fame playing Jimmy on the Canadian television show Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Since then he has become one of the most popular artists on the planet with several number one hits including "One Dance", "Hotline Bling", "Best I Ever Had", "Fake Love" and "Energy". At only thirty years old, Drake is worth about $100 million and he is not even close to finishing his empire.
He is extremely hard working which can explain his success, saying in a past interview, “I push myself in a lot of aspects when I write a song. I write a piece and where most people would stop and say, 'Oh, that's the hook right there,' I'll move that to the first four bars of the verse and do a new hook.”
Drake knows how to make a good, catchy song and we can't wait to see where this hot millionaire will be in ten years.
10 Daniel Radcliffe - $110 Million
Daniel Radcliffe will always and forever be best known as Harry Potter. The 27-year-old actor found immense success at a young age and has been riding the wave ever since appearing in films such as Now You See Me, Horns and Imperium. Radcliffe who is worth about $110 million is one of the richest celebrities under thirty, which is quite impressive. When talking about his career in a past interview, Radcliffe admitted that he believes that hard work is the key to his success.
“It's mainly about working hard and proving to people you're serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they're the finished articles, the bee's knees, and it's not true.”
Wise and talented, there is a reason why Radcliffe is so successful.
9 Adele – $135 Million
Adele was born with one of the biggest and most beautiful voices to have ever been heard. Her ridiculous amount of talent is what took this singer to stardom.
Adele has released three albums throughout her career, 19, 21 and her most recent one 25. Adele became an overnight sensation, hypnotizing everyone with her mesmerizing voice. The mother of one is worth a whopping $135 million, which is crazy for a 28-year-old.
Adele is a great role model and has shown girls around the world that you can reach fame without weighing 100 pounds saying in a past interview, “It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried.”
8 Kanye West - $147 Million
Kanye West is one of the most outspoken artists in the music industry. His talent and hard work landed him into stardom and from there he became a household name. West is without a doubt a musically visionary, his unique ability to create epic sounds is what made him so loved in the first place.
West, who is worth $147 million is extremely successful both in the music industry and the fashion industry. Kanye West knows he is one of the greats of our generation and he is not subtle about it, saying in a past interview
“I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh.”
His cocky personality is his greatest downfall however, it is what makes Kanye Kanye and I guess we need to let him be himself.
7 Miley Cyrus - $165 Million
Miley Cyrus is crazy cool. Her unique style, superb voice, and carefree attitude are why we at TheRichest love her. A lot of people believe she is not the best influence for little girls however, she is 100% herself which is something to be admired. She is fierce, she is strong and she is a great example of how women can do anything they want.
She is a very positive person and has shared her mindset with past interviewers, saying "You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.”
Cyrus is extremely down to earth, especially for someone who has grown up in the limelight. She is also extremely down to earth for someone who is worth $165 million. Miley Cyrus is a badass and we all know she is not even close to showing the world what she is made of.
6 Rihanna - $175 Million
Rihanna is one of the coolest, most real and iconic people of this generation. Her incredible style, amazing music and “ I don't give a f--k” attitude is what makes her such a sensation.
The Barbados native not only knows how to release a good song, she knows how to put on a great show and immerses her fans through her mesmerizing voice. The singer loves what she does and gets a thrill out of people loving her music, saying in a past interview
“It is one thing to record an album but it's a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it.”
Rihanna just oozes swag and there is no one in the world who does it quite like her. Rihanna's hard work and dedication paid off as she is currently worth about $175 million.
5 Justin Bieber - $245 Million
Bieber is one of the most successful young, hot artists on the planet and although his attitude was not always on par, it must be hard not to have an ego with all that money. Justin has acknowledged that he is a bit of a loose canon in a past interview, “I'm crazy, I'm nuts. Just the way my brain works. I'm not normal. I think differently”, said the artist.
This singer has had a crazy career and is one of the most popular artists on the planet which explains why he is worth so much damn money.
4 Taylor Swift - $250 Million
Taylor Swift is a huge sensation. The singer-songwriter has had one of the most impressive careers on this list. The 27-year-old superstar is known for telling her story through her songs. Her lyrics are relatable to so many young girls which may be why she has some of the most loyal fans in the world.
Swift is the epitome of the girl next door. Her all-American looks in combination with her cheeky personality can make it easy to see why so many people fall in love with her.
“For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old girl and her mom that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI, those are my moral values,” said Swift in a past interview.
Taylor Swift is not like most celebrities, she is one of those stars who is super down to earth and super connected with her fans.
3 Beyonce - $265 Million
When talking about her career aspirations, Beyonce clearly set out a big goal for herself from the start,
“I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I've been working nonstop since I was 15. I don't even know how to chill out," said the singer in a past interview.
Beyonce, also known as Queen B is one of the most successful women on the planet. This hot soon to be a mother of three is one of the greatest artists of our generation.
Beyonce rose to fame with the girl group Destiny's Child and from there she launched her solo career which opened an entirely different world for her. Beyonce is not only a successful singer, but she is an icon and role model of this generation.
Her net worth is about $265 million and she is not even close to being done her career.
2 Olsen Twins - $300 Million
When you have been in the industry since you are an infant, there is a certain “royal celebrity” quality you start possessing and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did just that. The twins have an undeniable bond which has been seen by the world throughout their career. Ashley has said about her sister, “ She's always there for me when I need her; She's my best friend; she's just my everything.”
The Olsen Twins made a name for themselves in the hit television show, Full House, where they both played the role of Michelle Tanner. From there, they went on to making several movies including New York Minute, Winning London, Passport to Paris and Our Lips are Sealed. The Olsen twins are not only known as being actors they are also known as fashion icons.
1 Jay Z - $550 Million
Jay Z is married to Beyonce, which is something pretty much everyone on the planet knows. He is one of the most legendary rappers alive as well as one of the most successful. He has released song after song, discovered new artist after new artist and has created an immense empire for himself.
His class, intelligence, talent, and ambition is what helped him become one of the richest people in the music industry. Worth approximately $550 million, Jay Z is a heavy hitter.
He is a role model to many and his inspiration is not solely because of his worth.
“Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you," he said in a past interview.
Jay Z is not only one of the coolest dads in the world. In fact, he is one of the coolest humans, period.
Sources: heavy.com, biography.com
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