Who are the richest celebrities in the world?
Last year’s list of the worlds richest celebrities is pretty impressive. Each one has more than enough money to buy a few skyscraper homes and all move in together. Can anyone imagine what they could and would do if they had $7.2 billion to spend like Giorgio Armani?
This top 10 list does not focus on the usual moguls. It explores the unlikely candidates who’ve shocked the world with their earnings including Top 10 List fans.
1. Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Net Worth: $7.2 billion
Giorgio Armani is the world renowned fashion designer, known primarily for his men’s fashion, from northern Italy. Giorgio Armani originally studied to become a doctor at the University of Piacenza, but after spending time in an army hospital, he chose to move his focus (1957). He began as a window dresser in Milan and moved up the ranks from there. In addition to his various design lines, he also owns a retail network with shops in over 37 countries.
Armani Hotels & Resorts:
Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties signed an agreement in 2004 to build and operate seven luxury hotels and three vacation resorts under the Giorgio Armani name. Giorgio Armani would be in charge of the supervision of all aspects of the interior design and style of the hotels. One of these hotels is now located in Dubai.
The bottom 39 floors of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, that is situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, house an Armani Hotel with 160 guest rooms and suites, and 144 residences. Giorgio Armani is also designing the interiors of the Armani Residences, also within the skyscraper, and its specially designed line of products from the Armani/Casa home furnishings collection.
The Armani Hotel opened in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010.
2. Wu Yajun
Wu Yagun Net Worth: $6.6 billion
Wu Yajun is the richest self-made woman in the world and one of the most prominent real estate moguls of the 21st century. She is a former journalist who graduated from Northwestern Polytechnic University (China) in 1984 with a degree in engineering. She then used her business skills and her talents to develop Longfor Properties, one of the largest real estate companies in the world.
Not bad for a 46 year old woman who used to work at a factory and who also spent 5 years working as a journalist for the China Shirong News Agency.
Bono Net Worth – $900 million
Bono is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. To date, U2 has released 12 studio albums and are among the best-selling rock band groups in music history, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. The rock band has won 22 Grammy Awards, which is more than any other band.
The success has provided Bono an estimated net worth of over $900 million. He is well on his way to becoming a billionaire. In comparison to other music legends, Bono’s massive fortune stands out. The Edge, who is the guitarist for U2, is also extremely rich and holds an estimated net worth of $200 million. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, do not make as much as he does.
4. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth: $800 million
Jerry Seinfeld has an estimated net worth of $800 million, says Forbes Magazine.
Syndication residuals from his eponymous sitcom make up the bulk of Seinfeld’s income, along with money from his stand-up shows as well as DVD sales. The New York native is still one of the highest paid comedians in America, more than fourteen years after Seinfeld series finale first aired.
The show about nothing continues to pull in millions of dollars each year for the world’s the top-earning comedian. After airing for nine seasons on NBC, Seinfeld has made a $2.7 billion since it went off the air in 1998, a jaw-dropping figure that does not surprise its viewers one big. Seinfeld’s stand-up act remains lucrative and another NBC series, the unscripted Marriage Ref, brings in producer fees.
5. Howard Stern:
Howard Stern Net Worth: $500 million
Howard Stern is a world renowned American radio celebrity best recognized for his popular radio show, which ran from 1986 up to the year 2005. Howard Stern achieved wide gratitude in the year 1990’s when he was recognized as a “shock jock” for his frank and at times notorious style. In 2006, Howard Stern signed a radio contract with Sirius XM Radio. In the contract he was agreed a yearly resources of $100 million for every production expenses, as well as personnel and programming. In 2011, Howard Stern had an approximate cash flow of $500 million.