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.
6. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson Net Worth: $500 million
Few athletes are truly unique, changing the way their sport is played with their singular skills. Earvin “Magic” Johnson was one of them. Just how great a basketball player was Johnson? He is so great that future generations of hoop fans now wish they had entered the world years earlier-just so they could have seen Magic play in person instead of watching him only on video or YouTube.
7. John Travolta
John Travolta Net Worth: $20o million
John Travolta is an American actor, singer, and dancer with a net worth of $200 million. Travolta grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and began on Broadway as part of the cast of Over Here! and the traveling cast of Grease. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career, though his first significant role was in television, on the series Welcome Back, Kotter.
Travolta struggled to find success professionally in the 1980s, but regained his status via his role in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. Notable films since that period include Get Shorty (for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Face/Off, Primary Colors, and a minor role in drag for Hairspray, his first musical since Grease. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991; they had two children, but son Jett passed away in 2009 due to a seizure.
Actor John Travolta was sued in 2012 for libel after the man who wrote a book about his alleged gay encounters with the actor said Travolta had been spreading false statements about his mental health. Robert Randolph is seeking unspecified damages against Travolta and his lawyer. Randolph’s book, You’ll Never Spa in this Town Again, was published in February, but the author said Travolta had smeared him in order to deter people from buying the book.
8. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts Net Worth: $149 million
The highest-paid female actress in history, this Academy Award winner grew up in Smyrna, Ga., and, after high school, followed her older brother, actor Eric Roberts, to New York. After her breakout role as a hooker with a heart of gold in Pretty Woman (1990), Roberts went on to become the first actress to break the $20 million salary mark for a movie, which was already pretty much standard for Hollywood’s male superstars. Roberts still holds the world record for highest payday ever earned by an actress: She pocketed $25 million for the 2003 flick Mona Lisa Smiles, which amounted to nearly 40% of what the film grossed stateside.
9. Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe Net Worth: 86 million
Harry Potter protagonist, Daniel Jacob Radcliffe has a net worth of £54 million ($86m) as of April 2012 according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in BBC One’s 1999 television movie David Copperfield, followed by his film debut in 2001′s The Tailor of Panama. At age eleven he started as the title character in the first Harry Potter film, and he starred in the series for ten years until the release of the eighth and final film in July 2011.
In lieu of Harry Potter’s success, by age 12 Daniel Radcliffe was already conjuring up more money than his parents and more Britons. Financial records published in 2010 by Gilmore Jacobs – the firm set up in 2000 by his parents to manage his assets – revealed that the actor had fixed investments worth more than £18million. At the age of 23, he owns three properties in New York worth a total of £10 million and a flat in London.
10. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson Net Worth: 1 million
At the highest level, boxers can earn millions of dollars in one night and tens of millions over the course of their careers. Of course, boxers only see a percentage of that after everyone else takes their cut – including the tax man.
Mike Tyson, The Baddest Man on the Planet, is a 47 year old American Athlete, Fighter with a net worth of $1 million. Mike has 8 kids and has been married 3 times. Mike Tyson has become popular online, with over 3,949,000 Facebook likes and Twitter fans. Tyson is the worst at handling his money and is always at risk for bankruptcy. Consequently we estimate that Mr. Tyson earns hundreds of thousands of dollars per year after his management, cars, houses and legal dues.
His actions both inside the ring and out made him one of the most infamous and badass professional boxers in prizefighting history. The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world holds the record as the youngest boxer ever to win the WBA, IBF and WBC world heavyweight titles, at the young age of 20. His power, aggression and speed earned him the 1986 WBC heavyweight title. One of his most famous fights was in 1988 with previously undefeated Michael Spinks, which he knocked out in 91 seconds; quickly earning him $20 million.