Becoming a celebrity is a dream to most. The life of fame and glamour. Astronomical wealth, red carpet events, fancy cars & company are some of the perks that come along with the celebrity life. It’s something everyone has desired at one point or another. What it would be like to walk in the shoes of the mighty Sean Connery? Perhaps some lucky chap will find out. In the meantime, here is a list of 10 celebrities, their net worth and what they did to overcome the odds to acquire such prominence.
Anderson Cooper – $200 Million
The charming Anderson Cooper is an American television journalist, author and host of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360. Cooper was fortunate enough to be born into a family of wealth. His father, Wyatt Cooper married heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, the daughter of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Before Anderson became a newsman, he modeled for Calvin Klein, and Macys. At this juncture, Cooper enjoys his position as the point man of his own show Anderson Cooper 360.
Kanye West – $1.3 Billion
Be that as it may, Jenner is nominally the queen of the highest paid stars, followed far behind by her brother-in-law Kanye West (43 years old), who, although he is a rapper, achieves second place for pocketing 151 million euros after his agreement with Adidas to promote Yeezy sneakers. In this world of vanities, discretion is the least of it, and Kim Kardashian’s husband has been claiming billionaire status for years. He has even gotten angry with the magazine, which was reluctant to include him in the ranking. Also President Donald Trump, who is his friend, was enraged when he fell 35 places on the global list of billionaires.
George Lucas – $6.5 billion
George Lucas is the creator of Star Wars. Han Solo’s father, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. He is also the creator of the Indiana Jones franchise and a prolific producer throughout the years.
Kylie Jenner – $900 Million
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian’s half-sister came in second after earning an estimated $ 170 million. At 21, Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire in the world. She started by selling $ 29 lip kits in 2015, and sold an estimated $ 360 million in Kylie Cosmetics in 2018. Late last year, she launched a distribution deal with beauty retailer Ulta and sold an estimated $ 55 million in only six weeks. In May 2019 she announced the launch of its vegan line Kylie Skin and presented a brand for a possible line for babies.
Kanye West – $1.3 Billion
Most of West’s revenue comes from his Yeezy line of sneakers, in partnership with Adidas, for which he receives 15% of the wholesale price of each pair. Yeezy has had estimated sales of $1 billion in the last 12 months. Additionally, West also owns the Yeezy clothing line.
Ed Sheeran – $160 Million
The artchitect of the famous Divide Tour, which Sheeran concluded last summer after more than two years, has raised more than $ 600 million worldwide. In May, he announced “No. 6 Collaborations Project,” an album in which he appears accompanied by artists such as Justin Bieber, Cardi B and Bruno Mars. His previous album ‘Divide’ from 2017 won the Grammy for Best Pop Pop Album in 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo – $450 Million
Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 after nine years with Real Madrid, with a four-year contract worth $ 64 million annually. Within 24 hours of the announcement, Juventus sold 520,000 Ronaldo jerseys worth more than $ 60 million. The Portuguese star is the most followed athlete on social media with almost 400 million followers in total.
Neymar – $200 Million
Neymar earned $105 million in the last 12 months. He has a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022 for approximately $350 million. His move from Barcelona to PSG is the most expensive transfer in the world, with a record fee of $263 million, which the French club paid in full before his signing. The Brazilian is the second most popular athlete on social media with more than 200 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Dr Phil – $460 Million
Made famous by association with the mighty Oprah Winfrey, The Dr. Phil Show became a instant success. Dr. Phil is a psychologist and writer, earning an up-front fee for his talks, as well as a percentage of the advertising revenue. In addition to giving advice on his show since 2002, he is an executive producer, putting his name on “Bull” and “The Doctors.” Although he is not a practicing physician, McGraw co-founded the Doctors on Demand app, worth $ 300 million.
Sir Sean Connery – $350 Million
Sir Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Oscar, two BAFTA awards and three gold globes. He is best known popularly as the first person to play the legendary James Bond character. In 2019, Sean Connery’s net worth reached an incredible $350 million, making him one of the richest actors in the world.