Top 200 Richest Celebrities
In The World

By Abhinandan Lawati

Celebrities are renowned for setting trends and selling papers. They possess unimaginable fame, power and money. Some of them are ridiculously talented while others are famous for being with famous people. Take a look at some of the richest celebrities in the world. When we say some, we mean 200 of them! Sometimes its a bit hard to determine whether a billionaire or millionaire is a celebrity or not. But the people listed here are selected because they are often talked about, they have enormous influence over the media and they are famous for something.

  • The Top 10 richest celebrities have a combined net worth of $56 billion dollars.
  • Ralph Lauren didn’t study Fashion Design. The man initially set his sights on the corporate sector as he studied at a business school.
  • George Lucas’s nickname in school was Luke. That’s why he named the lead character in the original Star Wars Trilogy Luke Skywalker.
  • Steven Spielberg didn’t take any salary for his work on Schindler’s List. He considered the money he would make from that movie to be blood money. So, does that make the Oscar he bagged for Schindler’s List Blood Oscar?
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber, with his net worth of $1.2 billion, is considered the richest musician in the world.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s name was inspired by the famous painter Leonardo Da Vinci. He allegedly kicked for the first time in his mother’s womb when she was staring at a Leonardo Da Vinci painting.
  • Johnny Depp is known to suffer from Coulrophobia. He is basically scared of clowns.
  • Oprah Winfrey’s real name is actually Orpah Winfrey.
  • U2 holds the record of winning the most number of Grammy Awards by a band. The band has won 22 Grammy awards.
  • James Cameron’s movie Avatar, which made around $2.78 billion at the box office, is the highest grossing movie of all time 

1. Rupert Murdoch Net Worth : $13 Billion

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Rupert Murdoch has a net worth of $13 billion and is a business tycoon. The man is the brains behind the establishment of the company News Corporation. He truly became a celebrity when he made all the headlines for illegally hacking phones of important people. He also faced several corruption charges. All those negative press hardly put a dent on his successful career though. Rupert was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2014. 

2. Ralph Lauren Net Worth : $7.5 billion

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All the fashionistas were probably excited at the sight of Ralph Lauren at no 2 on our list. Well, Ralph boasts of a fortune worth $7.5 billion. He is best known for establishing the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company. The man has a fleet of cars in his garage which includes a Bugatti, Bentley, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari etc. A person with all that money certainly develops expensive habits. 

3. Donald Newhouse Net Worth : $6.4 billion

Donald Newhouse has a net worth of $6.4 billion and most of his fortune is inherited. He has his father to thank for the riches. His father founded the company Advance Publications in 1909. Donald is a Syracuse University drop-out and runs the company Advance Publications with his brother Samuel Irving. 

4. Dina Merrill Net Worth : $5 billion

Although Dina Merrill is best known as an actress, the $5 billion fortune she possesses is hardly because of her acting career. Her father is credited to being the co-founder of stock brokerage company E.F. Hutton. She has herself benefited greatly from her deals with the Lehman Brothers.  

5. George Lucas Net Worth : $4.9 billion

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The American director, producer, George Lucas, has around $4.9 billion in the bank. The director has been awarded handsomely for sticking to his guns. Before Star Wars became the franchise it is today, Fox Studios was all too glad to award all the rights to the Star Wars sequels and merchandise to George Lucas. To be fair to them, merchandising wasn’t a very lucrative option back then. Nevertheless, it paved the way for George to accumulate billions. 

6. James Packer Net Worth : $4.4 billion

James’s net worth is estimated to be around $4.4 billion. He should count his blessings for being born to billionaire, Kerry Packer. After the death of his father, James inherited his father’s $5 billion empire, Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, and became a billionaire overnight. 

7. Summer Redstone Net Worth : $4.4 billion

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Summer Redstone is a wealthy billionaire who has $4.4 billion to call upon should he ever need it. The Harvard graduate is a media tycoon who is the chairman of the National Amusements Theatre chain.

8. Arnon Milchan Net Worth : $3.8 billion

Arnon Milchan has a net worth of $3.8 billion. The film producer has produced over 120 Hollywood movies most notably Once Upon a time in America, L.A Confidential, and Unfaithful etc. The Israeli makes all the important calls in the company New Regency Films. 

9. Patrizio Bertelli Net Worth : $3.7 billion

Bertelli has a net worth of $3.7 billion. He is part of a power couple that also includes Miuccia Prada. The two of them have formed a formidable business partnership and has overseen the success of the Prada. Prada scaled immeasurable heights following the appointment of Bertelli. 

10. Steven Spielberg Net Worth : $3.3 billion

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Steven Spielberg is a director and producer with a net worth of $3.3 billion. He has given us several memorable movies over the years. Some of them are Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Jaws, and Jurassic Park etc. The man has won 2 Academy awards. 

Here is the complete list of the richest celebrities in the world:

  1.  Rupert Murdoch Net Worth : $13 Billion
  2.  Ralph Lauren Net Worth : $7.5 billion
  3.  Donald Newhouse Net Worth : $6.4 billion
  4.  Dina Merrill Net Worth : $5 billion
  5.  George Lucas Net Worth : $4.9 billion
  6.  James Packer Net Worth : $4.4 billion
  7.  Summer Redstone Net Worth : $4.4 billion
  8.  Arnon Milchan Net Worth : $3.8 billion
  9.  Patrizio Bertelli Net Worth : $3.7 billion
  10.  Steven Spielberg Net Worth : $3.3 billion
  11.  Julia Louis Dreyfus Net Worth : $3 billion
  12.  Haim Saban Net Worth : $2.9 billion
  13.  Oprah Winfrey Net Worth : $2.9 billion
  14.  Joao Moreira Salles Net Worth : $2.7 billion
  15.  Indu Jain Net Worth : $2.6 billion
  16.  Davis Guggenheim Net Worth : $2.5 billion
  17.  Mort Zuckerman Net Worth : $2.4 billion
  18.  Stanley Perron Net Worth : $2.1 billion
  19.  Clive Calder Net Worth : $2.1 billion
  20.  John de Mol Net Worth : $2 billion
  21.  Ted Turner Net Worth : $2 billion
  22.  Richard Desmond Net Worth : $1.9 billion
  23.  Austin Hearst Net Worth : $ 1.9 billion
  24.  Joop Van Den Ende Net Worth : $1.6 billion
  25.  Miuccia Prada Net Worth : $1.4 billion
  26.  Silvio Santos Net Worth : $1.3 billion
  27.  Andrew Lloyd Webber Net Worth : $1.2 billion
  28.  Jeffrey Lurie Net Worth : $1.2 billion
  29.  Max Azria Net Worth : $1.2 billion
  30.  Andrea Della Valle Net Worth : $1.2 billion
  31.  Slavica Ecclestone Net Worth : $1.18 billion
  32.  Elisabeth Badinter Net Worth : $1.1 billion
  33.  Viscount Rothermere and family Net Worth : $1.09 billion
  34.  Cameron Mackintosh Net Worth : $1.08 billion
  35.  Tory Burch Net Worth : $1 billion
  36.  J.K Rowling Net Worth : $1 billion
  37.  Ryan Kavanaugh Net Worth : $ 1 billion
  38.  Merv Griffin Net Worth : $1 billion
  39.  Jonathan Harmsworth Net Worth : $1 billion
  40.  David Bromilow Net Worth : $975 million
  41.  Larry David Net Worth : $900 million
  42.  Lord Lloyd Webber Net Worth : $885 million
  43.  Jeffrey Katzenberg Net Worth : $860 million
  44.  Jerry Bruckheimer Net Worth : $850 million
  45.  U2 Net Worth : $832 million
  46.  Paul McCartney Net Worth : $820 million
  47.  Aishwarya Al Alsaud Net Worth : $820 million
  48.  David Copperfield Net Worth : $800 million
  49.  Jerry Moss Net Worth : $800 million
  50.  Dr. Dre Net Worth : $780 million
  51.  Herb Alpert Net Worth : $750 million
  52.  Sean Combs Diddy Net Worth : $700 million
  53.  Joe Roth Net Worth : $700 million
  54.  Norman Lear Net Worth : $700 million
  55.  James Cameron Net Worth : $700 million
  56.  Jann Wenner Net Worth : $700 million
  57.  Madonna Net Worth : $650 million
  58.  Louise Blouin Net Worth : $637.5 million
  59.  Julian Dunkerton Net Worth : $615 million
  60.  Danielle Steel Net Worth : $610 million
  61.  Steve Bing Net Worth : $600 million
  62.  Bono Net Worth : $600 million
  63.  Chuck Lorre Net Worth : $600 million
  64.  Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth : $600 million
  65.  Candy Spelling Net Worth : $600 million
  66.  Barbara Sinatra Net Worth : $600 million
  67.  Stephen Bing Net Worth : $590 million
  68.  Simon Fuller Net Worth : $580 million
  69.  Jay-Z Net Worth : $520 million
  70.  Uhuru Kenyatta Net Worth : $500 million
  71.  James L Brooks Net Worth : $500 million
  72.  Howard Stern Net Worth : $500 million
  73.  James Burrows Net Worth : $500 million
  74.  Gloria Estefan Net Worth : $500 million
  75.  Tamara Ecclestone Net Worth : $500 million
  76.  Mariah Carey Net Worth : $500 million
  77.  Matt Groening Net Worth : $500 million
  78.  Abigail Disney Net Worth : $500 million
  79.  Emilio Estefan Net Worth : $500 million
  80.  Yoko Ono Net Worth : $500 million
  81.  Tom Cruise Net Worth : $500 million
  82.  Tony Robbins Net Worth : $480 million
  83.  Peter Frampton Net Worth : $450 million
  84.  Bernie Taupin Net Worth : $450 million
  85.  Dolly Parton Net Worth : $450 million
  86.  Bill Watterson Net Worth : $450 million
  87.  Mark Burnett Net Worth : $438 million
  88.  Steve Forbes Net Worth : $430 million
  89.  Robyn Gibson Net Worth : $425 million
  90.  Simon Cowell Net Worth : $425 million
  91.  Sir George Martin Net Worth : $410 million
  92.  Jack Nicholson Net Worth : $400 million
  93.  Stephen King Net Worth : $400 million
  94.  Peter Guber Net Worth : $400 million
  95.  Bruce Ratner Net Worth : $400 million
  96.  Jimmy Buffett Net Worth : $400 million
  97.  Rick Ruben Net Worth : $400 million
  98.  Sam Simon Net Worth : $400 million
  99.  David Letterman Net Worth : $400 million
  100. Celine Dion Net Worth : $400 million
  101. Bob Guccione Net Worth : $400 million
  102. Rene Angelil Net Worth : $400 million
  103. Johnny Mathis Net Worth : $400 million
  104. Caroline Luel-Brockdorff Net Worth : $400 million
  105. Peter Jackson Net Worth : $400 million
  106. George Harrison Net Worth : $400 million
  107. Donna Karan Net Worth : $400 million
  108. Paul Smith Net Worth : $390 million
  109. Clint Eastwood Net Worth: $375 million
  110. Kishore Lulla Net Worth : $360 milion
  111. Elton John Net Worth : $355 million
  112. Beyonce Net Worth : $350 million
  113. Lorne Michaels Net Worth : $350 million
  114. Shania Twain Net Worth : $350 million
  115. Tom Hanks Net Worth : $350 million
  116. Kathy Ireland Net Worth : $350 million
  117. Keanu Reeves Net Worth : $350 million
  118. Master P Net Worth : $350 million
  119. Bill Cosby Net Worth : $350 million
  120. Johnny Depp Net Worth : $350 million
  121. Rush Limbaugh Net Worth : $350 million
  122. Barbra Streisand Net Worth : $340 million
  123. Russell Simmons Net Worth : $330 million
  124. Mick Jagger Net Worth : $328 million
  125. Nick Denton Net Worth : $320 million
  126. Toby Keith Net Worth : $320 million
  127. Cher Net Worth : $305 million
  128. Adrienne Maloof Net Worth : $300 million
  129. Adam Sandler Net Worth : $300 million
  130. The Olsen Twins Net Worth : $300 million
  131. Tom Clancy Net Worth : $300 million
  132. L.A. Reid Net Worth : $300 million
  133. Matt Stone Net Worth : $300 million
  134. George Strait Net Worth : $300 million
  135. Joel Silver Net Worth : $300 million
  136. Gene Simmons Net Worth : $300 million
  137. Johnny Carson Net Worth : $300 million
  138. Petra Ecclestone Net Worth : $300 million
  139. Julio Iglesias Net Worth : $300 million
  140. Quincy Jones Net Worth : $300 million
  141. Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth : $300 million
  142. James Patterson Net Worth : $295 million
  143. Barbara Taylor Bradford Net Worth : $294 million
  144. Nigel Blackwell Net Worth : $292.5 million
  145. Gisele Bundchen Net Worth : $290 million
  146. Michael Flatley Net Worth : $288 million
  147. Nana Mouskouri Net Worth : $280 million
  148. A.R. Rahman Net Worth : $280 million
  149. Keith Richards Net Worth : $280 million
  150. Johnny Hallyday Net Worth : $275 million
  151. Sylvester Stallone Net Worth : $275 million
  152. Rocco Siffredi Net Worth : $275 million
  153. Jon Bon Jovi Net Worth : $275 million
  154. Dhani Harrison Net Worth : $275 million
  155. Aaron Kwok Net Worth : $275 million
  156. Sting Net Worth : $270 million
  157. Gilberto Duavit Net Worth : $270 million
  158. Menardo Jimenez Net Worth : $265 million
  159. Coldplay Net Worth :$252 million
  160. Dick Wolf Net Worth : $250 million
  161. Kenny Rogers Net Worth : $250 million
  162. Prince Net Worth : $250 million
  163. John Hughes Net Worth : $250 million
  164. Wachowski Brothers Net Worth : $250 million
  165. Dave Matthews Net Worth : $250 million
  166. Jennifer Lopez Net Worth : $250 million
  167. Max Martin Net Worth : $250 million
  168. Jay Leno Net Worth : $250 million
  169. Daymond John Net Worth : $250 million
  170. Donald P. Bellisario Net Worth : $250 million
  171. Dave E Kelley Net Worth : $250 million
  172. Paget Brewster Net Worth : $245 million
  173. Michelle Yeoh Net Worth : $245 million
  174. Oscar Lopez Net Worth : $245 million
  175. Dr.Phil Net Worth : $245 million
  176. Brad Pitt Net Worth : $240 million
  177. Jamie Oliver Net Worth : $235 million
  178. Tim Rice Net Worth : $230 million
  179. Dave Grohl Net Worth : $225 million
  180. Ringo Starr Net Worth : $225 million
  181. Mutt Lange Net Worth : $225 million
  182. Will Smith Net Worth : $215 million
  183. Andrew Vicari Net Worth : $210 million
  184. Tom Jones Net Worth : $210 million
  185. Jamie Palumbo Net Worth : $210 million
  186. Dick Clark Net Worth : $200 million
  187. Bruce Springsteen Net Worth : $200 million
  188. Marta Kauffman Net Worth : $200 million
  189. Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth : $200 million
  190. Eric Clapton Net Worth : $200 million
  191. Lionel Richie Net Worth : $200 million
  192. Michael Bay Net Worth : $200 million
  193. Harrison Ford Net Worth : $200 million
  194. Stan Lee Net Worth : $200 million
  195. Jeffrey Archer Net Worth : $195 million
  196. Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth : $195 million
  197. Lady Gaga Net Worth : $190 million
  198. Michael Douglas Net Worth : $188 million
  199. Al Pacino Net Worth : $185 million
  200. Robert De Niro Net Worth : $185 million

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