If there is one thing common to all the celebrities in the world, it’s that each of them has loads of money.
The net worth of a person is often a measure of their popularity. But more importantly, it can also give an idea about a person’s success in their profession. Be it an actor, director, producer, model, or athlete; their commercial success is often intricately linked to the number of zeros in their net worth.
In this blog, we will weigh the net worth of the ten richest celebrities from around the world who not only inspire us by doing what they do but also make us crave to earn more. Sounds interesting? Let’s kick off the hunt for the ten celebrities with the highest net worth in 2022.
CAUTION: The figures mentioned in the following sections can make your heart beat faster and make your mind wander to multimillion-dollar fantasies. So, proceed at your own risk.
Net Worth: $6.6 billion
American rapper, entrepreneur, and musician, Kanye West tops this list of richest celebrities with a whopping net worth of $6.6 billion, thanks to his numerous profitable endeavors.
In his vibrant career, West has been a rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and music producer. Widely regarded as the greatest hip-hop musician of recent times, Kanye West has sung several acclaimed albums, including The College Dropout, D12 World, and Graduation.
His spicy car collection alone vouches for his wealth; Lexus, Dartz, Mayback, Lamborghini, Sherp, Bugatti, Aston Martin, and Mercedes Benz are just some of his sweet rides.
Net Worth: $3 billion
Apart from her acting skills and charming personality, Jami Gertz is also known for the way she handles her money. Even though Gertz ranks on top among the celebrities with the highest net worth in the world, a substantial portion of her money hasn’t come from acting.
Gertz is an actress, investor, and film producer. She has been in many successful films, such as Crossroads, Twister, and Quicksilver. She also part-owns a sports team with her husband, Tony Ressler – the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. Much of her money also comes from her marriage to Ressler.
Net Worth: $2.5 billion
Landing third on this list is America’s most popular and most successful female TV host of all time. The woman is one of the best examples of a self-made woman. And when we say “self-made” for Oprah Winfrey, we mean it- by all means.
The Oprah Winfrey Show- which wrapped in 2011 after running for 25 years- remains one of the highest-rated and longest-running talk shows of all time. While the show garnered much fame and money for Winfrey, she has also been in other professions, including film production, business, and acting.
Net Worth: $2.4 billion
Vince McMahon is the most prominent name in the world of wrestling. After starting his career as a professional wrestler and wrestling promoter, McMahon eventually became the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 1982.
His term as the CEO of WWE brought him the most money and fame, although he retired from the position in July 2022. However, he still owns a significant portion of the company’s shares and over 80% of the company’s voting rights.
Net Worth: $1.8 billion
Securing the fifth position on this list is the stunning model and celebrity Kim Kardashian. She is the second eldest of the Kardashian sisters and the richest family member.
Along with her sisters and half-sisters, Kim has appeared in Keeping Up With The Kardashians and several other shows, including Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Besides being a television star, Kim is also a model, businesswoman, and spokesperson. She also has a commendable social media presence, making her one of the most popular celebrities in the world.
Net Worth: $1.7 billion
Who doesn’t love Michael Jordan? The legendary basketball player from America is not only in our hearts but also on the richest celebrities list. And he earns every bit of it.
Although he retired from professional basketball in 2003, he makes over $100 million yearly on average through his various endeavors, including brand endorsements and deals. This is not surprising at all, considering he is often regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time.
Net Worth: $1.3 million
Few television personalities can match the success and popularity of the Brazilian media tycoon Silvio Santos. Santos is a television host, entrepreneur, television director, and producer.
Despite coming from a humble social and financial background, Santos made his way to success and fame because of his unflinching determination and never-give-up attitude. He has been a television host on numerous prominent TV shows and is also the founder of a leading broadcast company called Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão.
Without a doubt, he is a motivation for everyone.
Net Worth: $750 million
The youngest sister among the Kardashians and Jenners- Kylie Jenner– is not only one of the richest celebrities in the world but also the second-richest in her family, trailing only Kim Kardashian.
Like her sisters, Kylie Jenner is a prominent model, television personality, and entrepreneur. She began her professional career at age ten by appearing in the popular TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Her cosmetic company, Kylie Cosmetics, is worth millions of dollars.
Jenner is the second-most followed person and the most-followed woman on Instagram. So, you can also see a lot of money coming from online endorsements.
Shah Rukh Khan
Net Worth: $600 million
The list of the most successful actors in the world is not complete without mentioning the Baadshah (king) of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan. Therefore, it’s not surprising that SRK is also one of the richest celebrities in the world.
Although SRK started his acting career in 1989 with the TV series Fauji, his film debut in Deewana propelled his success as an actor, and he hasn’t looked back ever since. So far, Khan has appeared in over a hundred films across genres.
Although his movie earnings contribute the most to his career and net worth, Khan is also a film producer, voice actor, and the co-owner of several cricket teams, including the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.
Net Worth: $570 million
Tom Cruise fans, alert! Arguably the most handsome man in Hollywood, Tom Cruise is also one of the richest actors ever. The actor’s net worth is just one reason that inspires millions of fans in every corner of the world. In a phenomenal career that spans over four decades (and counting), Cruise has been a wonderful actor, producer, screenwriter, and television director.
Although his career has been vibrant with a variety of professions, the majority of his net worth comes from his acting career. Cruise has been one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and also one of the most successful ones.
That was a pretty interesting list, wasn’t it? Actually, we are still trying to get these fantasies off our heads. The net worths of these celebrities can surely make anyone crave similar fame and money.
Money and fame might seem fascinating, but they certainly come with challenging responsibilities that few people realize. We only hope that these celebrities keep growing their wealth and manage it just as efficiently.
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