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.
|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|
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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.