The Brazilian supermodel and wife of the New Englands Patriots star Quarterback Tom Brady, isn’t just some stay at home armpiece. She has put together quite the resume, as well as a bank account worth around $360 million dollars. Reports estimate that she makes around $40 million a year for strutting down the catwalk at fashion shows. For a woman from Brazil, she represents the American dream quite well.
As one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, Jolie has earned a reputation as a hard worker, loving mother (of adopted kids) and charitable hero. Her strong work ethic and incredible talent has helped her nest egg jump to a remarkable net worth of $160 million. Jolie’s resume includes starring roles in Lara Croft Tomb Raider and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
We all know that million-dollar smile from a mile away. Since her role in Pretty Woman, that smile is now worth considerably more: an estimated $170-million. Her likable attitude and hard work ethic pair well with that smile, which is probably why she gets her pick of leading roles to choose from when she’s not spending her time as a wife and a mother.
George Clooney was raised by hollywood actress Rosemary Clooney and watched firsthand how a successful career should look. His early roles were quite forgettable until he landed a starring part as the hunky doctor on E.R..That spark turned George into one of the most in-demand actors of the last 20 years earning him a fortune. His net worth is an estimated $250 million.
George R.R. Martin
Are you watching Game of Thrones? If not, you are blowing it. As the creator of the show and books, Martin makes an estimated $15 million per year and is worth a reported $65 million. Look for that train of success to keep rolling as the show is at the height of its popularity.
Who would have ever thought that the baby faced-actor in that terrible cop show would amount to more than a hill of beans? Since 21 Jump Street, Depp has made some solid choices in movie roles and has turned into one of Hollywood’s main leading men. He’s parlayed that into a net worth estimated at $400 million.
Stephen Spielberg is a legend. Period. His list of films is staggering: Saving Private Ryan, Jaws, E.T., Indianan Jones… The list goes on for days. That hard work and drive has lead Spielberg to become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, and is a big reason he has been able to amass a $3.7 Billion fortune.
Bobby D. has been in showbiz for a long time. That longevity has also helped land him on the list of richest celebrities. Thanks to movies like Raging Bull and Cape Fear, DeNiro has an estimated net worth of $200 million. You don’t make that much by film alone, and DeNiro’s money has worked well for him in real estate and a range of other business ventures. The old adage remains true: It takes money to make more money.
Never has a worse actor made more money than John Travolta. I defy you to prove me wrong. From Vinny Barbarino to Vincent Vega, Travolta has amassed a fortune estimated $170 million. Most recently, Travolta played Robert Shaprio in The People vs. OJ Simpson, which he also produced, and received rave reviews.
Sly crushed it with his Rocky movies so you know it’s no big surprise that Sylvester Stallone made the list with an estimated $400 million chilling in his bank account. Rambo and Rocky Balboa are two American movie icons because of Sly’s quiet and brooding acting.
How in the world did the Fresh Prince turn that silly fun role into a $260 million empire? Hard work. Role after role, Smith showed the world he had some depth and reach as an actor and has now become one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. Not bad for a kid born and raised on the west side of Philadelphia.
Denzel Washington is an awesome actor. If you didn’t cry when you watched Glory you’re a monster. Let’s take a look at some of his blockbusters: Malcolm X, Training Day, Glory and Philadelphia. That hard work nets Denzel a whopping $200 million fortune. Man, Training Day was good!
How did this awkward talkshow host on a morning program in Chicago turn into one of the most powerful media moguls in the history of the world? Personality. Her show struck a chord with local residents and soon landed her a syndicated show that she took to the greatest heights imaginable. Never forget that a good person can reach many people and that paid off for Oprah to the tune of $3.2 billion,
Redford has amassed a net worth of $180 million, and I have to say, he’s worth every penny. His list of films reads like a “greatest films ever made” list. The Great Gatsby, All the President’s Men, The Natural and The Sting all crushed the box office. Besides working as a director, voice actor and activist, Redford created the Sundance Film Festival, which has become a world-class celebration of film.
Two words: Han Solo. While Harrison Ford has starred in some of the most successful movie franchises of all time, he remains out of the spotlight between films. The star of Indiana Jones and Star Wars has saved his nickels wisely and has net worth of $210 million dollars.
Straight up, Sean Connery is the best James Bond ever. Period. That title has built his bank account to the tune of an estimated $350 million. It could be his accent or maybe his charisma, either way the women still love him even after all these years.
Who knew a goofy morning radio talk show host would make so much money? His work on American Idol and his other projects have helped him build an enormous fortune worth $330 million. We should mention that he is also generous with his money and launched a nonprofit that donates to children’s hospitals.
Actor Michael Douglas has been an actor on point for decades. Son of Kirk Douglas, the Santa Barbara local has beaten cancer, married his beautiful wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones,and sits on a pile of gold worth an estimated $300 million. Don’t forget his roles in Falling Down, Romancing The Stone and The Game. All great work.
This turkey owes his life of fame and fortune to Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey featured the doctor on her talk show for years until he broke out and got his own syndicated gig and that helped Dr. Phil put $300 million into his own coffers.
How does a swimmer get stinking rich? Well you gotta be the best and thats what Phelps did when he won his 20th gold medal and cemented his place in sports history. But that doesn’t get you paid. Endorsements do and thats helped him earn a $55 million fortune.
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man is the role that Robert Downey Jr. will be remembered for. The one time drug addict and “B” level actor was a fix away from becoming a sad footnote in Hollywood history. His rebound as Tony Stark in Iron Man has helped him become worth an $220 million dollars.
Actress Jessica Alba isn’t a great actor, lets be real. It’s her efforts as a business owner of her brand, “Honest Company” thats making her more wealthy than any movie role she starred in. The company creates natural products parents can feel good about using in their homes and is worth an estimated $1.7 billion, and Alba is worth $350 million. Incredible.
Comedian, SNL alum and newest Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, has a reported net worth of $35 million. I know it doesn’t sound like much now, but just give him ten years and watch that number turn into $300 million.
Sandra Bullock has worked steadily since the start of her career starring in some shockingly bad films, but she kept at it and eventually hit gold with her film, The Blind Side. The hard fighting and Academy Award-winning actress and single mom has a net worth of $200 million.
One time golden boy Mel Gibson had a shocker this past decade. Divorces, racist outbursts and his drunken erratic behavior all lent themselves to public shaming. Regardless of the tabloid headlines, Gibson is still incredibly successful as both an actor and director and even after alimony and other costs, his fortune is worth an estimated $425 million.
Bill Cosby is an American comedian and TV star that has an estimated net worth of $400 million. Cosby has won seven Grammy Awards during his lifetime and has launched many successful sitcoms. One of which is considered one of the most successful sitcoms of all time called “The Cosby Show.” Unfortunately for Cosby and all of his success, he has had been the center of recent controversies been accused of sexual assault and rape. Cosby has since denied all of the recent allegations.
The native of south Boston has worked as a model, singer, actor, best friend to a teddy bear and he’s now a reality TV star and owner of his new restaurant, Wahlburgers. His brothers Donnie and Paul are also in on the franchise(as they are broke and in need of some help). They seem to be striking gold as the restaurant is now a chain and doing well. Marky Mark is worth an estimated $225 million
Muhammad Ali: The greatest of all-time. His popularity came from both his boxing prowess and his undeniable charisma. His actions and voice during the civil rights movement broke down the walls of race and made Ali an inspiration to everyone who was open to freedom and civil rights. At the time of his death, estimates of his net worth range from $50 million to $80 million. Regardless of money, the mark he left on our world remains priceless.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American treasure. Not only is he one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood today, he is one of the most iconic actors in film. His powerful presence in films like Pulp Fiction and The Hateful 8 have lead him to a fortune worth an estimated $170 million.
Donald Trump’s fortune is “yuuuuuge.” The potential president may not be down to release his tax returns, but he’s ready to take this country into a new era. So how much is the Donald worth? Forbes lists his estimated net worth at a staggering $4.5 billion but Trump says it’s more towards $10 billion. Not too shabby for a businessman who has filed for bankruptcy several times over.
The Die Hard franchise actor Bruce Willis has done well building an estimated fortune of $180 million. While solid roles for the aging actor are not as prevalent as they once were, he still holds a place as one of Hollywoods greatest action movie heroes of all-time.
Hi-YAAA! Martial arts master and actor Jackie Chan has made dozens movies over the years in China and the U.S. market, including the uber-successful Rush Hour movies. What’s crazy is just how much his movies have brought in at the box office…billions! That has allowed Chan to build a fortune worth an estimated $300 million. Amazing what some judo skills can lead to.
While the current state of comedian, actor and educator Bill Cosby is a disturbing tale of power and violations, there was a time where he was Hollywood’s most beloved actors after his award winning The Cosby Show. Before his fall from grace Cosby’s worth is an estimated $400 million, We will see what that looks like after the court hearings.
The stud of Hollywood over the past 20 years is for sure Brad Pitt. His power couple relationship with Angelina Jolie was the stuff of legend until their recent split, but over the years, he has stashed away over $240 million, so I don’t feel bad for him one bit.
Keanu Reeves was stuck in a zone of garbage movies until he got the call to play Neo in the Matrix series. That lucky break earned the goofy actor mega millions to say the least. $350 million to be exact.Besides being Neo he will always be Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Leonardo DiCaprio has aged like a fine wine. His early roles were good, but his young face and features were far from believable until he had a little age on his face. Besides being a heartthrob for almost three decades, he has also become a great activist for global warming. The star of Titanic, Wolf of Wall Street and the amazing film, The Revenant has an astounding net worth of $245 million. Well done Leo! My personal favorite was his work in Inception.
Mary Kate and Ashley
These two baby stars grew up to be moguls worth over $300 million dollars, not because of their roles on Full House, but because of a clothing line they launched. While the two have been out of show business for a few years, they are still pulling in massive amounts of dollars due to syndication, toys and their clothing line; The Row.
Garry Marshall was the man behind some of TV’s most iconic shows and films including Pretty Woman and the mega-hit TV show, Happy Days, Lavern and Shirley and Mork & Mindy. His net worth was estimated at $50 million at the time of his passing in 2016.
Simon Cowell went from relatively unknown producer to world famous talent scout on American Idol. With his multiple television talent shows, he has put together a portfolio that shows that he is worth a massive $550 million dollars.
Tom Hanks is known for being an all-around nice guy, seriously, who wouldn’t want him to be their friend? With roles in Forrest Gump, Castaway and Apollo 13, Americas favorite actor has put together a net worth of over $350 million and a few Academy Award trophies as well.
If there was a Mount Rushmore for Hollywood, Jack Nicholson would be front and center. His $400 million fortune is no mistake as his roles in films like Tim Burton’s Batman, and The Departed have yielded him a cool $60 million. Sounds low doesn’t it?
Dirty Harry himself Clint Eastwood has made more being a director than he ever did as an actor. From his roles in spaghetti westerns like the classic The Good, The Bad And The Ugly to his career as a director, Eastwood has built up an amazing fortune worth $375 million.
Fun Fact: Before becoming an actor, Eastwood served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.
Adam Sandler rose to fame after his stint on Saturday Night Live but it was his films like The Water Boy, Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer that turned the funny man into a $300 million comedic genius.
Martin Shkreli has become a well-known figure in the recent years, it is estimated that he as amassed a net worth of 100 million dollars. Co-founder of various companies, this entrepreneur became infamous even after having a great track record of brilliance in the business world. Due to his unethical behavior of how he has handled the product pricing of Daraprim, a medical pill. He increased the price of the pill from $13.50 per pill to $750, making it very unaffordable to patients needing it.
Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is tops in this world as he’s worth a staggering $50 billion, and he responsible for changing the world we live and how we interact with other people. His use of social media has taken communication and media into a whole new stratosphere.
Joseph Gordon Levitt
You may remember JGL as the cute little kid alien on Third Rock from the Sun, but since that time, his career has certainly been heading towards new heights. Today the young actor is already worth a fun $30 million.
Actor Michael Fassbender is a relative newcomer to Hollywood, but his roles in mega hits including Inglorious Basterds and X-men: Days of Future Past have netted him some serious paychecks. Fassbender is worth an estimated $30 million, and he’s still busy at work making new films.
Because this little minx landed a roll in some vampire fantasy movies, she will never have to work again as she has pulled in a pleasant fortune worth $70 million. I guess Twilight wasnt as dumb as I thought it was, and Stewart is laughing all the way to the bank.
Arnold Palmer has won many events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour in his day, dating all the way back to 1955 but it was his charm and charisma that set him up for countless sponsorships and endorsements over his long career. He passed away this year worth over $650 million dollars.
Comedian Ellen Degeneres has become and American treasure with her kind heart, hip dance moves and hilarious personality. Her talk show and movie roles have helped Degeneres build a media empire worth a cool $330 million empire.
Ann Coulter is an American journalist representing the very very conservative. She frequently appears on the radio and television as well as a speaker at private and public events. She isn’t the most liked person in America that for sure but she was been able to acquire a fortune of $8.5 million despite her views.
Gene Wilder, one of the most famous Americans in the film industry. He was a very talented person, being a screen actor, director, screenwriter, and author. During his career, he earned an estimated $20 million.