Top 10 Richest Porn Stars

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Did you ever wonder how much a porn film star gets paid to have sex in front of the camera? Well, the average guy can expect to earn about $40K a year, while a woman can make $100K to $250K. Of course, they don’t get paid per film; rather, they actually get paid per scene. And how much they get paid for a scene depends on who they are and what actually goes down. It’s anywhere between $300-$500. Now how many of us want to have sex for pay?

This list compiles top 10 richest porn stars and looks at what they are worth in net. We start with #1 whose net worth is $30 million. No wonder  most of them have villas and yachts all over the world.

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1. Jenna Jameson – Net Worth $30 million

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Born Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974, Jameson took her stage name after the Irish whiskey brand. When she was 16, she left home and used pliers to remove her braces, at which point she became an exotic dancer. Jameson was discovered by a lookout from the magazine Penthouse.

Jameson began appearing in adult films in 1993. 3 years in the industry, she was able to win several respected and prominent awards, including the 1995 The X-Rated Critics Organization XRCO Award for Starlet of the Year, 1996 Hot D’Or Best New American Starlet, and the 1996 AVN Best New Starlet Award.

Her erotic film career produced many incalculable hit movies and her astonishing success led adult video concern Vivid Entertainment to sign her to a 15-picture deal in 2003. Over the course of her on-camera career, Jameson appeared and starred in more than 100 videos and collations. She also won nearly every award offered by the adult entertainment industry and that includes the induction into the 2005 X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame and the 2006 Adult Video News Hall of Fame.

After the succeeding in the adult industry, she ventured into more mainstream productions. She worked as voice over on the animated TV show Family Guy in 2001 and even for the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002. She also made an appearance in Eminem’s 2002 video for the single, “Without Me,” and became a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s popular radio show.

 

2. Tera Patrick – Net Worth $15 million


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Born July 25, 1976, Tera Patrick is one of the most renowned faces in the adult industry today. She has efficaciously merged into mainstream and popular culture, becoming a worldwide business woman and brand. Since her retirement from the Adult industry in 2008, she has continued to own and operate her official website www.terapatrick.com and production company Teravision INC.

Although Tera no longer performs sex scenes on camera, she still licenses her movie catalog to please her growing fan base.
Tera Patrick is the ONLY woman ever to be featured on the covers of Playboy and Penthouse magazines concurrently and she was crowned Penthouse pet of the year runner-up in February 2002.

She has also been highlighted on both the US and UK editions of the popular FHM magazine and had a sex advice column in the UK edition for between 2003 and 2008.

In an interview with the Adult Film Database in February of 2007, Patrick said that she is only willing to work in front of the camera for two more years, but plans on releasing her starring adult titles over the next decade. The ‘inTERActive’ DVD release in 2007 set a world record as the fastest selling Hustler release ever.

 

3. Peter North – Net Worth $10 million

 

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Peter North is a Canadian pornographic star, director, dancer and also producer. He joined the adult film industry accident as he was approached to do so. He began performing i9n the gay pornography under the pseudonym Matt Ramsey. He later transitioned into straight porn and became a demanded performer.

All in all, North has appeared in over 2000 films in the adult industry and has directed over 70 movies, namely North Pole and Anal Addicts.

To all those who wonder where he got North from, it may refer to his Canadian origins. Others believe it expresses the controlling man-as-penis metaphor. North never made a public statement to justify his name.

 

4. Jesse Jane – Net Worth $8 million


Jesse Jane

Born July 16, 1980, Jesse Jane is an American model and pornography star who was a military brat, growing up on various military bases in Midwest, U.S.A. She did extensive dance training and was even a cheerleader in high school.

Her inspiration? Tera Patrick. Her first scene was with Devon in No Limits. Within months, she appeared on Showtime’s Family Business where she filmed at the Adult Video News awards show a.

In 2007, The New York Times reported that Jane wanted to have breast enhancement surgery redone so that she can appear in high-definition videos.

In 2011, she was named one of 12 most popular porn stars by CNBC. In March of the same year, she launched her own line of tequila called “Diosa”.

 

5. Traci Lords –  Net Worth $7 million

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Traci Lords came from an abusive home life and had an abortion as a  teenager, that was before she ran away from home to live with her 40 something year old boyfriend at age 15. She faked her way into porn using her friend’s sister’s birth certificate. By the age of 18, she had starred in 100 films.

Lords had more problems coming her way as federal authorities caught up with her underage porn career and arrested the owners of the movie agency. Adult video stores were forced to pull all her tapes and magazines from the shelves and she was ultimately dumped.

She later declared that she was drugged and a victim of a manipulative industry. Despite decrying her early works, she made Traci Lords her legal name and still goes by it.

Now she appears in more mainstream films and TV shows, like Melrose Place, Blade, Serial Mom, Nowhere and Virtuosity.  A 180 degree turn for an actress who had a rough start to life.

 

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