Richest Entertainers

The entertainment business is one of the most lucrative industries in the world. Actors, directors and even combinations of both have been the richest in the world. Here are the top earning entertainers in the world

George Lucas Net Worth $7.3 Billion

George Lucas has been in the entertainment business since the 1970’s. He is famous for his creation of the Star Wars saga. He also produced and wrote for blockbusters such as The Land Before Time and the Indiana Jones franchise. His company Lucas film was sold to Disney for $3.3 billion making his total net worth $7.3 billion. 

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Steven Spielberg Net Worth $3 Billion

This famous director has a net worth of over $3 billion. He is famous for films such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic park and ET. He also made a successful film with his long-time friend and colleague George Lucas when the two collaborated in the Indiana Jones franchise. Steven Spielberg still continues to make blockbuster hits for the next generation.

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3. Dina Merrill Net Worth $5 Billion

She is not that well known compared with the people on this list but Dina is famous as an on stage performer and her appearances in movie and television. She made her fortune mostly in her other endeavours. She has a stake in Lehman Brothers’ business; she is also the daughter of the prominent investment banker Edward Francis Hutton. She was also married a few times to wealthy people such as Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. and Cliff Robertson. Her current net worth is at $5 billion.

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4. Oprah Winfrey Net Worth $2.9 Billion

With an average annual salary of $300 million, Oprah is one of the highest paid entertainers in the industry. She rose from humble beginnings and she is now the most prominent and famous television host in history. She is also a media tycoon and a successful author. Currently, her net worth stands at a staggering $2.9 billion.

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5. Jami Gertz Net Worth $2 Billion

Jami Gertz net worth of $2 billion did not come from her acting career and various television appearances. Her wealth came from her marriage with business mogul Tony Ressler co-founder of the Ares Management, an investment advising corporation. Jami Gertz started her acting career in the 1980’s with television appearances in shows such as Ally McBeal, Seinfeld and Entourage.

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6. Shahkrukh Khan Net Worth $600 Million

He is one of the most successful actors not only in India but in the world as well. He is an actor, producer and television personality. His estimated net worth is $600 million. This Bollywood (India’s version of Hollywood) icon has made over75 movies and he still continues to make movies. He has millions of fans in India and the rest of the world. 

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7. Mel Gibson Net Worth $425 Million

Mel Gibson is an American actor, director and producer. He is famous for his roles in films such as the Lethal Weapon Series and Braveheart. His film as a director includes the critically acclaimed film Passion of the Christ. His current net worth as an entertainer stands at a modest $425 million.

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8. Jack Nicholson Net Worth $400 Million

He is perhaps one of the most successful actors in the entertainment industry. He won the Academy award three times, two of them for being the best actor. He is famous for his films such as The Batman, The Departed, As Good As It Gets and One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. His current net worth is $400 million.

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9. Clint Eastwood Net Worth $375 Million

Clint Eastwood is well-known for his iconic role in Dirty Harry. He starred in over a Dozen films and directed several award winning films such as 2004 Oscar best picture Million Dollar Baby. Clint Eastwood continues his work in the film industry as a director and producer and sometimes as an actor. All in all, his net worth is at $375 million.

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10. Johnny Depp Net Worth $350 Million

This versatile actor is one of the highest paid in the movie industry. He is famous for his unique roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice In Wonderland, Lone Ranger, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet street and most recently Dark Shadows. His specific acting skills in these dark and one of a kind films made his fortune worth $350 million.  

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