Have you ever wondered who the richest celebrities in the world are? We have been talking about richest singers, richest actors, richest people, but those lists are either fairly narrowed down based on categories, or quite broadened. So how about a list of the richest celebrities? A celebrity could be anything, from a singer, to and actor, a fashion designer or even a political figure. Some attain success in life through their hard work and skill, while others just get lucky and become rich. Becoming famous though, isn’t as easy. It takes a lot more than that. In this post, we’ll talk about the top 10 richest celebrities in the world in 2013, the people who enjoy being rich as well as being famous.
Now this list could easily have had the names of the richest people in the world, like Bill Gates, or Warren Buffett, since they are celebrities too, right? Well, we’d like to think differently. A dictionary will tell you that a celebrity is a person who has a prominent profile, and commands a great deal of public fascination and influence. Well, these people sure command fascination, and have a prominent profile. But many came to the spotlight after becoming rich. And some of them aren’t even very well known. So here’s a general rule of thumb for this list of richest celebrities (with some exceptions maybe): a celebrity must be rich because he/she was famous, and not the other way around, to be incorporated into this list. So here goes;
10. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most powerful people when it comes to entertainment. With a net worth of around $2.7 Billion, she is dubbed by some as the queen of television. She transforms talent, and has made many success stories come true. She now even has her own television network, known as Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
9. Donald Trump
Donald Trump is a rich business magnate, a television personality, and an author, and has more than $2.9 Billion to his name. He owns one of the richest real estate holdings , in the world, and is also the chairman of the NBC show, The Apprentice.
8. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is one of the biggest names when it comes to the big screen. He is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In his career that has spanned more than four decades, he has produced many Box Office hits, with the famous series, The Jurassic Park among his creations. He has accumulated over $3 Billion.
7. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis is an American actress and comedian, probably best known for her role in the hit sitcom, Seinfeld, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Although she is a very popular actress, it is still amazing how an actress can accumulate over 3 Billion dollars in her account.
6. Richard Branson
As they say, the sky is the limit. And Richard Branson is no stranger to this saying. Apparently, he is shooting for the stars, with his Virgin Galactic private space agency, which will take people into outer space. He has a net worth of around 4.2 Billion dollars.
5. Giorgio Armani – 7.2
Giorgio Armani is a fashion designer, especially for men. His brand is among the most widely known. He has a wealth of $7.2 Billion.
4. George Lucas
You probably don’t know the name, you most definitely will know the famous film series, Star Wars. Yep, that’s right! George Lucas created Star Wars, and is now the owner to a fortune of about $7.3 Billion.
3. Ralph Lauren
The man behind Polo Ralph Lauren. His Polo gear will outfit American athletes in the 2012 London summer games. Lauren has dozens of exotic cars (Bugatti, Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari), vintage watches. His wealth is estimated to be around 7.5 Billion dollars.
2. Mark Zuckerberg
Who doesn’t know about Mark Zuckerberg? He’s the man behind the largest social network known as Facebook. And ever since Facebook’s IPO last year, Zuckerberg has become one of the youngest billionaire, with a net worth of $14 Billion.
1. Micheal Bloomberg
Bloomberg is a big name when it comes to politics. He is the Mayor of New York, and has used his influence to bring around many changes. He has a staggering wealth of 22 Billion dollars!
That was it! Hope you liked (and agreed to) this selection. Read more of our top 10 lists, and stay tuned 🙂