While many Hollywood stars have great fortunes, there are few who are worth billions of dollars. However, over the past two years, the number of participants in the elite club has skyrocketed as many celebrities have opened up to various companies.
Hollywood’s billionaires are pretty tight, but three have joined the elite club in the past two years alone. The secret of success is that certain celebrities are involved in different business areas, which increases their wealth significantly.
In early September, there were six top celebrities who were part of the three-party club, according to a Business Insider summary in Hollywood. Interestingly, a 23-year-old Kylie Jenner left the group since last year. Forbes magazine still counted Jenner a billionaire in 201
The musician also earned quite a bit from his albums, however his net worth wasn’t that strong, but his own fashion brand, Yeezy, exercised very vigorously. Forbes estimates West’s net worth is $ 1.3 billion, although exact official figures are not available. West himself said he was worth $ 3.3 billion.
Forbes estimates that Yeezy is worth $ 1.26 billion of the musician’s fortune, has $ 17 million in cash, holds $ 35 million in stocks, owns $ 21 million in real estate, and has $ 53 million Holds dollars in bonds with his wife (Kim Kardashian Westtel). . However, the total value of its cars alone is nearly $ 4 million.
The musician’s success is special because Jay-Z became the first rapper to officially become a billionaire. Jay-Z made about $ 500 million from 14 albums, but the real success of prosperity came from his business ventures. The company sold its own fashion brand for $ 204 million in 2007, but is also a co-owner of the D’Ussé Cognac brand and owner of the music streaming service provider Tidal.
Jay-Z bought Tidal for $ 56 million in 2015, and Sprint bought a 33 percent stake in the company for $ 200 million in 2017, bringing the company’s value to $ 600 million. Jay-Z’s stake last year was $ 100 million.
In the past year alone, the musician earned $ 81 million, ranking 20th on Forbes’ list of top-earning celebrities.
The media star’s total assets are around 2.5 billion US dollars. However, Winfrey’s life is special as he is the typical example of self-enriched celebrities. Winfrey, who became a star with her own television show, grew up in particularly humble circumstances but later managed the money. He invested in the profits of his show and those assets are now worth approximately $ 2 billion. According to the Los Angeles Times, Winfrey became a billionaire in 2003.
The 66-year-old celebrity has now built a huge media empire around him. The company has a 25.5 percent stake in TV company OWN and 8 percent in WW International and has also signed a content production contract with Apple TV +.
Given that Spielberg is the top-performing director on the movie’s revenue metrics, it’s no surprise he is one of the billionaires too. According to Forbes, a significant part of Spielberg’s fortune comes from his films, but he has also made a lot of money as a consultant for companies like Universal, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal.
Spielberg is also the co-founder of DreamWorks Pictures, which has also proven very profitable. However, the exact assets of the director are unclear. While Forbes estimates it at $ 3.7 billion, Bloomberg estimates it at $ 6.73 billion.
Aside from Spielberg, it may not come as a surprise that the Star Wars movie dreamer George Lucas is also a billionaire. Lucas’s net worth came in large part from the sale of Disney’s studio Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 for a total of $ 4.05 billion.
Of the 1999 films recorded by Lucas, Star Wars Part I – Ominous Shadows was the most commercially successful, with worldwide sales of nearly $ 1.03 billion.
Again, however, there is a difference between Forbes and Bloomberg’s calculations when estimating Lucas fortune. While the former says the legendary director has a net worth of $ 5.7 billion, the latter makes $ 7.62 billion.
Hollywood’s newest billionaire is Tyler Perry, who is much less known than the rest of the list. The Atlanta-based writer, director, producer, and actor primarily does comedies, but that alone wouldn’t justify a $ 1 billion net worth.
Perry’s financial success lies in the fact that he manages every aspect of his projects from his own studio in Atlanta (Tyler Perry Studios). Forbes estimated that Perry’s company had posted pretax profits of $ 1.4 billion since 2005.