SPECIAL CELEBS & THEIR INCREDIBLE NET WORTH
A lot of people, us included, dreamed of becoming a celebrity. What’s not to like, right? You have enormous bank accounts and fabulous houses bordering on ostentatious, while never having to worry about money or the lack thereof. What an amazing life it would be, when you get to travel the world, eat the best food, meet the movers and shakers of the world and have a massive fan base all over the planet. Here’s a list of wealthy 40 celebrities and what they did to be able to become this rich and live the good life.
DON LEMON: ~ $10 MILLION
Popular journalist and author, Don Lemon, is a CNN news anchor who hosts the show CNN Tonight. He may have joined the network in 2006, but his journalistic career started long ago, right after he graduated. He gained much-needed experience by working at various US-based news stations. That was before he was employed by NBC as a correspondent and he served an anchor and presenter for their shows Weekend Today, NBC Nightly News and Today show. Much of the wealth Don earns is from his work with CNN, but he has also invested in various real estate properties, two of them in New York itself – a condo in Harlem and a home (worth a whopping ~ $3.1 million) in Sag Harbor.
PETULA CLARK: ~ $10 MILLION
Legendary British singer and actress Petula Clark was just a child when she started working in the entertainment industry and worked with BBC Radio as an entertainer during World War II. She toured the world and also sang in Spanish, German, and French, besides belting out her upbeat hit songs ‘Downtown’ and ‘Colour My World.’ Clark also had a successful innings in musical movies such as Finian’s Rainbow and stage musicals. Having sold over 68 million records worldwide, Clark may not be making music these days, but she is still worth a good $10 million.
DIANA RIGG: ~ $10 MILLION
When Dame Diana Rigg died at the age of 82 in 2020, she was worth a solid $10 million. The legendary film and TV actress has been acting in the industry since her debut in 1965 (when she appeared in The Avengers) and kept accepting acting jobs well into her senior years, such as starring in Game of Thrones. The award winning actress also had plenty of brand deals, endorsements, appearances and advertisements that ensured that her bank account was always replenished.
GEORGE CLOONEY: ~ $500 MILLION
George Clooney has the aura of class and sophistication, so it’s no wonder that he is incredibly wealthy. He is a highly celebrated actor who has received three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. But he isn’t just an actor but also a filmmaker, businessman, and philanthropist. Did you know that the man has his own brand of tequila, which he created just for the enjoyment of his friends. Well the brand was then sold to Diageo in 2017 for a whopping $1 billion!
MADONNA: ~ $800 MILLION
The Material Girl herself is certainly the epitome of material wealth with her $800-million net worth. With a career that has remained strong for over 3 decades, we don’t expect anything less from musician Madonna. As one of the bestselling female artists of out time, Madonna’s concerts still draw out tonnes of thousands of fans who storm the venue, just to get a glimpse of Madge herself. Of course, her concerts are known to be risqué and cannot be aired on the TV. With endorsement deals and appearance fees, Madonna knows now to keep the cash coming in.
ALEXIS OHANIAN: ~ $40 MILLION
Now known more for being tennis pro Serena Williams’ better half, American tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian is famous also for founding the social news aggregator website Reddit. While Serena enjoys a net worth of $200 million, Ohanian is worth around $40 million and is a huge part of the tech industry today, as he has invested in many start-ups and companies. He founded Initialized Capital to make seed investments for him, and it has served him well financially, even as he resigned as Reddit’s board member in 2020.
REGIS PHILBIN : ~ $150 MILLION
It’s no surprise that TV presenter and show host Regis Philbin was a multi-millionaire by the time he passed away in July, 2010 at age 88. After all, he held the Guinness Book of World Record for the most hours worked on American television and was certainly the most hard-working TV personality well into his later years. He is best known for being the face of shows like Live!, America’s Got Talent, Million Dollar Password and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, pulling in a pay check of around $20 million a year at his peak. All his assets now pass on to his wife and their three daughters.
CRISTIANO RONALDO: ~ $450 MILLION
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo got an early start in his sports career – he played professional at 16! It’s no wonder that his current approximate net worth reached $450 million. His contract with Real Madrid alone guarantees $50 million to go to his bank account annually for the next 4 years! Of course, his long-time association with global brands like Nike, make sure his bank account is always replenished. It’s no surprise to see him parading his expensive cars and the other luxuries he enjoys, on his Instagram account.
ELTON JOHN: ~ $500 MILLION
Elton John is a living legend who has helped redefine pop music. It it weren’t for him, there would be no Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift (we don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing). He has been in the music industry for over five decades and sold over 300 million records, which makes him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has a personal fortune of $500 million in his bank account. Do you think he’ll ever need to ask for a loan? We think not.
KEANU REEVES: ~ $350 MILLION
Keanu Reeves became one of the biggest stars of Hollywood for his leading role in The Matrix trilogy. He recently starred in John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2 and has a host of movie projects lines up. It’s no wonder that he has an estimated net worth of $350 million, and will never need to ask for a loan ever again.He set up a cancer charity organization and is a supporter of many other causes. Keanu is known to be very kind and benevolent to strangers, and he lives a very frugal life, which ensures that he is able to give most of his money to others in need.
SEAN CONNERY: ~ $350 MILLION
Sir Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and producer who had a net worth of $350 million at the time of his death in 2020. He was probably best-known for playing James Bond, but enjoyed an extremely prolific, multi-decade acting career that produced an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award. He appeared in more than 70 films, including “The Untouchables” (1987), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989), and “The Hunt for Red October” (1990). Sean starred in 7 “James Bond” movies. He is frequently called “the greatest James Bond of them all”. During his life he was also considered “The Greatest Living Scotsman.” Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000. Sean Connery died on October 31, 2020 at the age of 90.