Top 100 Richest Celebrities In The World (2023)

The richest celebrities in the world typically come from a few countries with massive entertainment industries. That does not make it easier to define who a celebrity is; CEOs, Investors, Politicians, and Academics can be just as popular as actors and musicians- they can even command a larger fan followership.

Some people became rich after they attained celebrity status; while others attained celebrity status because they made a lot of money.

Do not expect to see only singers and dancers on this list; some people do not have these talents, but they are just as popular as those who do.

Top 100 Richest Celebrities In The World

1. Elon Musk

Net worth: $172.9 Billion

Elon Musk has certainly broken the mold; he may not know much about acting but he knows how to be the face of an organization, and how to be a celebrity. Elon Musk became popular for his electric car brand Tesla.

He is an engineer, technology enthusiast, entrepreneur, investor, and has been described as a genius. Elon Musk has also become famous for buying twitter; the very social media platform on which he rode to fame.

Elon Musk has become famous for his somewhat erratic tweets on which he challenges the borders of freedom of speech; his controversial tweets have been known to move the markets; and have drawn the ire of market regulators. Nevertheless, he doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon.

2. Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $125.1 Billion

Jeff Bezos is the first businessman to go on a joyride to space. When the whole world is mentioning your name at the same moment because you did something nobody thought was possible; you certainly qualify as a celebrity.

Jeff Bezos is the founder, Chairman, and former CEO of Amazon- the world’s biggest e-commerce company. He also has a massive portfolio of other companies which he controls.

Jeff Bezos was recently the richest man in the world; and today he remains one of the world’s largest employers in the private sector.

3. Bill Gates

Net worth: $113.2 Billion

Veteran computer programmer and entrepreneur Bill Gates has long been a popular name, but he has only recently become a celebrity because he has been vocal on a number of issues including humanitarian, technological, environmental, and so on.

Bill Gates is one of the most powerful men in the world; he provides the kind of funding to make governments seek out his friendship.

Bill Gates courted controversy when it appeared that he predicted the Covid 19 Pandemic; since then many have flocked to him for deep wisdom, especially in the area of investing, and which markets have the most potential.

4. Rupert Murdoch

Net worth: $17.6 Billion

Rupert Murdoch is one of the biggest and most respected names in the media industry. He is the world’s biggest media personality; he owns hundreds of local and international media and news outlets.

Some of his companies include: The Sun and The Times (In the UK), The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, and The Australian (in Australia), The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post (in the US), as well as television broadcasting channels Sky News Australia and Fox News, and  book publisher HarperCollins.

Rupert Murdoch has made so many celebrities that are famous today, he is one of the people that decide who becomes a celebrity, and who doesn’t.

5. Donald Newhouse

Net worth: $11 Billion

Donald Newhouse has made the bulk of his money from celebrating celebrities; he is the publisher of Vogue, and Vanity Fair.  He is one of the biggest names in publishing; and has been involved in the building of the careers of so many of the famous people of today.

Donald Newhouse inherited control of Advance Publications which was founded by his father Samuel Irving Newhouse. Some of his publications include Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, The Star-Ledger, The Plain Dealer, and The Oregonian. He also owns the cable company Bright House Networks and he has a controlling stake in Discovery Communications.

6. Ralph Lauren

Net worth: $7.1 Billion

Ralph Lauren is one of the biggest names in fashion. The man behind the company is a designer by the same name, who founded the company in 1967. Ralph Lauren was already a reputable designer in his early 20’s when he worked for another fashion outfit. At 28 years of age be established his own brand with the drawing of a mounted polo player on it.

Ralph Lauren has gone on to widen his product line, and to enter many markets in different continents. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange; and now has nearly 500 physical locations.

Ralph Lauren is not just a businessman; he is one of the richest celebrity businessmen in the world.

7. Silvio Berlusconi

Net worth: $7 Billion

Silvio Berlusconi certainly knows how to court controversy; he knows how to make his name trend all over social media with controversial comments, exaggerated reports, and well planned out publicity stunts.

Silvio Berlusconi is the owner of Mediaset; the company that owns Skysports through the SkyGroup. Silvio Berlusconi is also a career politician; he has served as the Prime Minister of Italy on three occasions; all the while being accused of being a member of the Mafia!

He is without any doubt the most popular figure in Italy, and one of the most influential personalities in Europe.

8. George Lucas

Net worth: $5.2 Billion

George Lucas is probably the biggest filmmaker the world has ever seen. He is the man behind such iconic films as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. These are some of the biggest movies the world has ever seen.

George Lucas has made more money than he could ever spend, but his stature is measured in his accomplishments; he has become larger than life, achieving the kind of fame that is uncommon for a filmmaker.

He has also made so many actors famous over the years; a way of showing his importance in the media world. Many young actors would do anything to get a chance of working with him; because that is a ticket to the big leagues.

9. Steven Spielberg

Net worth: $4 Billion

Steven Spielberg is one of the richest filmmakers in the world; in his own right, he is one of the industry giants- those who are almost as big as the industry itself. Steven Spielberg is the man behind some legendary works like Jaws, E.T, and Jurassic Park.

He is also known for his keen dress style and sense of fashion. Whenever he makes an appearance at a movie premier or at any other media event, he makes a splash with his clothes, and ends up on the cover of some magazines.

This is the man who has made so many movie stars today; many up and coming actors look forward to a chance to work with him.

10. Joao Moreira Salles

Net worth: $4 Billion

Joao Moreira Salles is a Brazilian billionaire filmmaker. His film-making has become so successful that he has being courted by institutions such as the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio De Janeiro and Princeton University in the US to teach film-making.

Joao Moreira Salles is the man behind the magazine Piaui; he is a therefore a media entrepreneur as well as a filmmaker.

The following is a more extensive list of some of the richest celebrity figures in the world, and their net worth.

Position Name Net worth Country
1 Elon Musk $172.9 Billion United States
2 Jeff Bezos $125.1 Billion United States
3 Bill Gates $113.2 Billion United States
4 Mark Zuckerberg $86.9 Billion United States
5 Rupert Murdoch $17.6 Billion Australia
6 Donald Newhouse $11 Billion United States
7 Georgio Armani $11 Billion Italy
8 Robert Kraft $10.6 Billion American
9 Roman Abrahamovic 9.6 Billion Israeli- Russian- Portuguese
9 Ralph Lauren $7.1 Billion American
10 Silvio Berlusconi $7 Billion Italy
11 George Lucas $5.2 Billion United States
12 Steven Spielberg $4 Billion United States
13 Jeffrey Lurie $4.4 billion American
14 Joao Moreira Salles $4 Billion Brazil
15 Clive Calder $4.5 Billion United kingdom
16 Patrizio Bertelli $4 Billion Italy
17 Barbara Piasecka Johnson $3.6 Billion
18 Miuccia Prada $3.5 Billion Italy
19 James Packer $3.5 Billion Australia
20 Arnon Milchan $3.4 Billion
21 Vince McMahon $3.3 Billion United States
22 Silvio Santos $3 billion Brazil
23 Haim Saban $3 Billion Israel-American
24 Richard Branson $3 Billion British
25 Kalanithi Maran $2.6 Billion India
26 Oprah Winfrey $2.5 Billion American
27 Donald Trump $2.5 Billion American
28 Jay Z $2.5 Billion American
29 Mort Zuckerman $2.3 Billion American
30 Ted Turner $2.3 Billion American
31 John de Mol $2 Billion Netherlands
32 David Hearst Jr $2 Billion American
33 Austin Hearst $2 Billion American
34 U2 $2 Billion British American
35 Michael Jordan 2 Billion United states
36 Richard Desmond 1.2 Billion Britain
37 Bob Johnson 1.7 Billion American
38 Andrea Della Valle 1.6 Billion Italy
39 Kim Kardashian 1.5 Billion United States
40 Joop van den Ende 1.3 Billion Netherlands
41 Yuriy Kosyuk 1.6 Billion Ukraine
42 Rihanna 1.4 billion United States- Barbados
43 Paul McCartney 1.2 Billion British
44 Andrew Lloyd Webber 1.3 Billion British
45 Cameron Mackintosh $1.2 Billion United kingdom
46 Slavica Ecclestone $1.2 Billion United kingdom
47 Elisabeth Badinter $1.1 Billion
48 Jonathan Harmsworth $1.1 Billion United kingdom
49 Viscount Rothermere and family $1.095 Billion United kingdom
50 J.K. Rowling 1 billion United Kingdom
51 The Rolling Stones 1 billion United Kingdom
52 David Copperfield 1 billion United States
53 Jerry Bruckheimer 1 billion United States
54 Sean Combs- P Diddy 1 billion United States
55 Aishwarya Al Alsaud 1 billion Saudi Arabia
56 Lebron James 1 billion United States
57 David Bromilow 975 million United Kingdom
58 Jerry Seinfeld 950 Million United states
59 Jeffrey Katzenberg 900 million United states
60 Kylie Jenner $900 Million United states
61 Tory Burch $850 Million United states
62 Madonna 850 million United states
63 Herb Alpert $850 Million United states
64 Peter Guber 800 million United states
65 James Patterson $800 Million United states
66 Celine Dion 800 million United states
67 Shahrukh Khan 750 Million Indian
68 Jerry Moss 700 million United states
69 Jann Wenner 700 million United states
70 Joe Roth 700 million United states
71 James Cameron 700 million Canada
72 Vera Wang 650 million United States
73 Howard Stern 650 million United States
74 Louise Blouin $637.5 Million United kingdom
75 Magic Johnson 620 million United States
76 Julian Dunkerton $615 Million United kingdom
77 Simon Fuller 600 Million United kingdom
78 Candy Spelling 600 million United states
79 Chuck Lorre $600 Million United states
80 Tom Brady 512 million United states
81 Cristiano Ronaldo 500 Million Portugal
82 Beyonce 500 million United states
83 David Beckham 450 million United states
84 Dr. Dre 400 Million United states
85 Lionel Messi 400 Million Argentina
86 Larry David 400 million United states
87 Shaquille O’neal 400 million United States
88 Dick Wolf $550 Million United states
89 Simon Cowell $550 Million United kingdom
90 Tom Cruise $550 Million United states
91 Mariah Carey $535 Million United states
92 Paulo Coelho $500 Million Brazil
93 Jocelyn Wildenstein $500 Million United states
94 Yoko Ono $500 Million Japan
95 Matt Groening $500 Million United states
96 Emilio Estefan $500 Million United states
97 Dolly Parton $500 Million United states
98 Gloria Estefan $500 Million United states
99 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen $500 Million United states
100 George Clooney $500 Million United states



The richest celebrities in the world have ridiculously expensive lifestyles to maintain, and this can sometimes spiral out of hand really quickly. Nevertheless, most of the people on this list have shown remarkable ability; constantly in front of the media cameras, yet managing their finances well.

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