Top 10 Surprisingly Rich Celebrities – Celebrity Net Worth

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6. Magic Johnson

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

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.

Gay Rumors:

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

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

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

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.

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