Keeping tabs on celebrities has become a favorite past time of many Americans. We come home from work, make dinner and sit down to watch shows like “TMZ” and “E!” to get the latest news on some of our favorite celebrities. What is even more interesting to us is the money that they have and how they choose to spend it. “Celebrity News” and “Celebrity Net Worth” are two of the most-searched items on Google.
Who are the richest celebrities? What are the celebrity’s net worth? How did they accrue so much money? Here is a list of the top 15 richest celebrities in the United States:
Rupert Murdoch Net Worth: $11.4 billion
Donald Newhouse: $10.5 billion
Sumner Redstone Net Worth: $5.4 billion
Arnon Milchan Net Worth: $5.4 billion
George Lucas Net Worth: $5.4 billion
Ralph Lauren: $5.2 billion
Dina Merrill Net Worth: $5.1 billion
Miuccia Prada: $4.2 billion
Steven Spielberg Net Worth: $3.6 billion
Oprah Winfrey: $3.2 billion
These top 15 are only a small portion of the richest celebrities in America. That being said, it is crazy to think about the immense amounts of wealth that this small group of people have obtained throughout the years.
In addition to these top 15, names like “Ted Turner” and “Paul McCartney” show up on the top 100 list. The list even includes J.K. Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” series (net worth of $1 billion). Other familiar names such as Dolly Parton ($500 million) and Jimmy Buffett ($430 million) also appear on the list.
Are you surprised by the top 15 richest celebrities? Who did you think you’d see that you don’t?