30 Celebs with the Highest Net Worth in the World Ranked
The richest celebrities in the world have earned their fame through their talent and tenacity. The celebrities who earn the most know how to capitalize on their popularity and become self-sufficient, starting their own companies and creating products they are passionate about.
Here are the 30 celebrities around the world who have the highest net worth. Are you curious to see who made the cut?
30. Will Smith
Will Smith has had such a versatile acting career and continues to stun us with his range in roles and talents. He started out in TV sitcoms and as a rapper and has become a highly successful celebrity with a net worth of $300 million. He’s known for his roles in so many memorable films, including Independence Day and The Pursuit of Happyness.
29. Robert De Niro
Robert de Niro was born in 1943 and has had a long career as an actor, director and producer. He currently has a net worth of $300 million. He has won countless prestigious awards for his performances and productions, and he’s best known for his serious performances in The Godfather series and Goodfellas.
28. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has been a mainstay in Hollywood for many years now. HIs career is diverse as his acting range is vast. Audiences may remember him the most for his roles in great films like Interview with the Vampire, A River Runs through It, Legends of the Fall, Seven, 12 Monkeys and Fight Club. His net worth is $300 million.
27. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has starred in so many incredible movies, including Forrest Gump and The Green Mile, and has earned a net worth of $350 million. He started his acting career in the ‘80s in movies like Big and Splash. Later, he appeared in more serious films like Apollo 13, Cast Away and Captain Philips.
26. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is the second oldest of the Kardashian-Jenner daughters and probably the most well-known in the family. She is a media personality, actress, model and businesswoman. The reality show that started it all, Keeping up with the Kardashians, brought her whole family to fame, and she was one of the more prominent figures on the show. Her celebrity has resulted in her net worth rising to $350 million.
25. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is probably best known for his role as Neo in The Matrix and his comedic role in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Though he had a few romantic roles in the 1990s and 2000s, like in Sweet November and A Walk in the Clouds, he can also crush it as an action star. In the 2010s, Reeves has been best known for his role as John Wick. His net worth is around $360 million.
24. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan filled the void that Bruce Lee left behind in our hearts as we yearned for awesome martial arts action films. Over the years, people around the world fell in love with the way he could uniquely blend comedy with martial arts action, which appears in full bloom in Rush Hour films. Chan has a net worth of $370 million.
23. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is the ultimate face of spaghetti westerns and one of the most well-known American actors in the world. His net worth of $375 million comes from the high-grossing films in his long career as an actor and a producer.
22. Amitabh Bachchan
Bachchan is another big name in Bollywood, and his appearance in any movie attracts plenty of viewers. Currently worth $400 million, his first big break was in the 1973 film Zanjeer, in which he deviated from his usual romantic roles to an angry character. In its time, it was a memorable and daring performance. Thereafter, he dominated the late 70s to mid-80s in high-grossing movies and became one of the most well-known actors in India.
21. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold made his start in the entertainment industry as a humble bodybuilder with a dream. He has since become the muscleman that defined the ‘80s and ‘90s action star, starring in unforgettable roles in the Terminator series and in feel-good action/family movies. His current net worth is $400 million.
20. Shaquille O’Neal
O’Neal defined basketball in the ‘90s, as he dominated the court with his talent. Today, his net worth is around $400 million. The cult following surrounding his talent in basketball was so large that even the video game industry noticed. This resulted in the Sega Genesis classic Shaq Fu, which is an entertaining 2D fighting game.
19. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler’s knack for comedy has ultimately led to him become one of the wealthiest comedians in the world. Starting out on Saturday Night Live, Sandler has been an actor, screenwriter, musician and producer, and has earned a net worth of $420 million.
18. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is an iconic and versatile actor who has held leading roles in blockbuster films and has also been successful as a director. His current net worth is $425 million. His career is long and contains a diverse set of roles that have immortalized him in Hollywood. From his roles in Mad Max and Lethal Weapon, Gibson has been coined as an action star. He is also great at drama, especially in his role as William Wallace in Braveheart.
17. Roger Federer
Roger Federer has the honor of being the only Swiss citizen to make this list. He is a professional tennis player who has a staggering net worth of $450 million. Right now, the Association of Tennis Professionals has ranked him third in the world in men's singles tennis.
16. George Clooney
George Clooney is another popular actor and filmmaker who has a long career in both film and TV shows. He is worth $500 million and has won several awards, including two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe awards. His recent marriage to Amal Clooney, who is a human rights lawyer, made waves in the entertainment news world, and they have since become an iconic power couple among celebrities.
15. Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson is a New Zealand-based screenwriter, film director and producer. He is currently worth $500 million and is most well known for producing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. In fact, he used many beautiful locations in New Zealand to film both movies. Jackson’s other films include The Adventures of Tintin and Mortal Engines.
14. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has had a long career in acting and producing, having appeared in many hit films that contributed to his stardom. From his humble origins in the fantasy film Legend, Cruise has risen to massive celebrity status with a net worth of $570 million. Currently, he’s the co-owner of Cruise/Wagner Productions, which is developing a screenplay that’s based on Devil in the White City, a New York Times bestseller.
13. Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood is the next biggest entertainment industry aside from Hollywood, churning out movie after movie—each filled with fun songs and dance sequences. In this world, Shah Rukh Khan is the “Brad Pitt” heartthrob. He is currently worth $600 million and continues to act in many films.
12. Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is probably best known for his character of Madea, who is one of his most iconic characters as a comedian. However, he is also a filmmaker and playwright and is the creative brain behind TV series like Tyler Perry's House of Payne. His current net worth is an impressive $600 million.
11. James Cameron
James Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker who is well-known for his blockbuster hits like Titanic and Avatar, which are among the highest-grossing films in history. Cameron appears consistently on lists of Hollywood’s top earners, as he has a net worth of $700 million.
10. James Patterson
James Patterson is another author to make it onto this list. He has sold more than 300 million copies of his books and has written many hit TV series, including Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, NYPD Red and Private. His net worth is around $800 million.
9. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is one of the most talented golfers ever seen, wowing us with uncanny holes in one and his breaking of many golf records. His major winnings and side earnings in advertisements and other special appearances have contributed to his current net worth of $800 million.
8. Kylie Jenner
We were first introduced to Kylie Jenner in 2007 on Keeping up with the Kardashians. Little did we know that years later, the youngest of the Kardashian clan would become the richest in her family. Kylie’s brand, Kylie Cosmetics, has been a big hit and has helped her become a billionaire.
7. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld wears many hats as a writer, producer, comedian, actor and director. However, to the general public, he is probably best known for his leading role in the show Seinfeld, which has given us too many great memes to count.
6. David Copperfield
David Copperfield has been stunning us with his amazing magic tricks for decades. From putting on large live shows to television specials, he has become Forbes most commercially successful magician in history, having earned more than 21 Emmy awards during his career.
5. J.K. Rowling
From a struggling single mom with a pen and a dream of becoming England’s wealthiest woman, J.K. Rowling is proof that dreams can come true with a lot of determination. After receiving 12 pitch rejections from publishers, she finally landed a deal for Harry Potter. The rest is history. Her book sales took off, which led to movie deals and book-related product sales, all of which have earned her a net worth of $1 billion.
4. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is hailed as one of the most talented basketball players in the world and has used his celebrity wisely to venture into film and business. He is currently worth $1.7 billion and is the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and a chairman of the NBA.
3. Oprah Winfrey
Not only is Oprah the richest woman in the world, she’s also a business owner, actress and a major influencer in basically everything. Whatever Oprah breathes on becomes a hit. She is worth an incredible $3.2 billion and is an inspiration to millions of women across the world.
2. Steven Spielberg
Hollywood would not be the same without Steven Spielberg’s influence. All of the high-grossing films he has directed over his career have earned Spielberg an incredible net worth of $3.7 billion. His iconic films, such as E.T., Jurassic Park and Back to the Future, contribute to the New Hollywood era and nurture deep feelings of nostalgia for fans worldwide. His other famous films include Schindler’s List, Hook, Lincoln and Ready Player One.
1. George Lucas
George Lucas, American entrepreneur and filmmaker, has had his hand in nearly everything that modern pop culture considers iconic. Star Wars and Indiana Jones are his two most well-known endeavors. Recently, Lucas helped direct a scene in the premiere of Season 8 of Game of Thrones, one of the most widely watched season premieres in history.