We all dream of what it’s like behind the scenes living the lives of the rich and famous. Having millions of fans around the world, and even more millions of dollars in the bank? Who wouldn’t want a piece of the super-rich celeb lifestyle!
Sure, it’s probably a lot of hard work, but once you’ve made it big on the showbiz circuit, the big bucks come rolling in. Or so you might think.
According to Forbes magazine estimations, we’ve put together a countdown of the wealthiest celebs in the world today, as of September 2020.
Take a look to see who cut—some of them may surprise you.
Thanks to various heartthrob roles in classic movies such as American Gigolo, Time Out of Mind, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Pretty Woman, Richard Gere became a household name.
In 2003 he surprised fans with a musical turn in the screen adaptation of the much loved Chicago, for which he won his first Golden Globe Award. He has also been nominated three other times for the honor, showing how well respected he is as an actor.
And his hard work and talent have certainly paid off—Gere is worth an estimated $120 million.
No one would be surprised to hear that Snoop Dogg is incredibly wealthy, seeing as he raps about it all the time, showing just how much money he has.
But the real net worth of Snoop Dogg may surprise you—he is said to be worth a whopping $124 million.
As well as his success as a rapper and producer, he has also earned his wealth from a variety of business ventures, such as launching his venture capital firm Casa Verde Capital and investing in Swedish fintech company Klarna.
As a Hollywood lothario and famous leading man, it’s no surprise that Ben Affleck has made himself a few bobs over the years.
He famously made his name writing, directing, and starring in the low-budget, but mega-smash hit Good Will Hunting and has gone on to star in and produce several successful movies, such as Argo and Shakespeare in Love.
Affleck has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, so it makes sense that he has a pretty impressive net worth—estimated at around $130 million.
Christopher Comstock, aka American electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello, is best known for his multiplatinum remix singles such as “Silence,” “Wolves,” “Friends,” “Happier,” and “Alone.”
He has an impressive 48.2 million subscribers on YouTube and has released four studio albums.
As well as his music ventures, he also has a super popular cooking and gaming series on his YouTube channel, featuring special celebrity guest appearances from celebs such as Paula Abdul.
And Marshmello’s creativity has paid off—he is worth an estimated $41 million.
Legendary British professional boxer Tyson Fury more than lives up to his name! The famously ferocious orthodox heavyweight is a two-time world champion, representing England and Ireland as an amateur before moving to professional championships. He also spent some time in the WWE as a wrestler on the SmackDown roster.
Fury has never lost a fight since turning pro, remaining undefeated throughout his career.
He is famously not motivated by money, having turned down some high-profile and lucrative matches, but boasts an impressive net worth—estimated at around $40 million.
Remember when Mark Wahlberg was Marky Mark? Nope, neither do we—the 80s pop star turned Hollywood leading human-made such a successful career turnaround that many fans have entirely forgotten his previous life as a shirt-stripping crooner.
But both of Wahlberg’s career ventures led him to great financial success—but they’re not the only things that have made him mega-bucks over the years.
He also owns his chain of burger restaurants, Wahlburgers, and has a stake in the Barbados Tridents cricket team.
Altogether, Wahlberg has a pretty impressive net worth of around $58 million.
The Rolling Stones
For one of the world’s biggest rock bands—if not THE biggest rock band in the world—it should come as no surprise that the Rolling Stones possess a pretty impressive combined net worth.
After all, the rock legends have sold over 240 million records worldwide, inducted a whopping seven times to the Grammy Hall of Fame, and haven’t stopped performing sell-out tours for more than 60 decades.
Nonetheless, their combined wealth is still pretty hard to get your head around—together, the Stones are worth around $900 million.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is one of the most accomplished and successful players in the NFL today. He is a five-time FCS champion, a Super Bowl champion, and second-team All-Pro. During his time at North Dakota State University, he led his team to a whopping five NCAA FCS national championships.
As well as his professional career, he has also signed several endorsements deals with high-profile brands such as Nike, Amazon, Bose, and Sanford Health.
So it’s no surprise that this football wonder boasts a colossal net worth for his 27 years of age—estimated at a whopping $45 million.
TV presenter and national treasure Ryan Seacrest have been charming America for years as host of various popular TV programs, such as Live With Kelly and Ryan and the mega-popular reality TV competition American Idol.
The latter is the nation’s most-watched reality TV show, so it’s no surprise that presenting it would earn Seacrest some big bucks.
As well as his TV gigs, Seacrest also hosts radio and awards shows, bringing his total net worth to an estimated $430 million.
One of the most famous and popular rags-to-riches stories of all time, J.K. Rowling famously lived in poverty before hitting it big time with the Harry Potter novels—writing the first ideas for the information down on a napkin in a café.
The books have sold over 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and the movie franchise brought in $7.7 billion at the box office altogether!
And that’s without mentioning JKR’s other ventures—her Pottermore online forum, her other novels, or her stage shows—bringing her total net worth to an estimated $1 billion!
However, her charitable donations have brought her down to around $850 million instead. Hardly a pauper!
At only 24 years old, Post Malone is one of the youngest stars to make our rich list. The rapper, singer, and songwriter is undoubtedly a unique talent, and his unmistakable voice and singing style have taken the world by storm—selling a whopping 7 million records worldwide.
As well as his music career, he also launched his brand of wine, which sold out in the first two days of release.
So it’s no surprise to hear that this musical prodigy has also made some serious megabucks—with a total net worth estimated at around $20 million.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is a two-time Pro Bowl champion and a second-team All-Big Ten, and the 2015 NFL completion percentage leader.
Having played for the Michigan State college football team and then the Washington Redskins before moving to the Vikings in 2018, Cousins is one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL.
He has enjoyed numerous franchise deals before signing for the Vikings as a free agent, for a whopping $84 million contract!
So it should come as no surprise that Cousins’ net worth is estimated at a stonking $50 million.
From his first televised golf performance at the tender age of 2, Tiger Woods has been among the sport’s most famous names. His exceptional talent and work ethic have been evident throughout his stellar career, spanning over four decades and winning a whopping 15 professional major golf championships and 82 PGA Tour events.
Throughout his career, Woods has also signed several lucrative endorsement deals, such as Nike, American Express, and General Motors.
So it’s not surprising that Woods is one of the world’s wealthiest sportsmen—with an estimated net worth of $800 million.
One of the most recognizable and famous pop music faces today, Taylor Swift has become a cultural icon and one of America’s most beloved national treasures.
From her beginnings as a country music star, throughout her pop-synth days, and now boasting a more mature and indie-type sound, Swift’s talent as a singer and songwriter has earned her countless fans across the world, a total of 50 million albums sold worldwide, and ten Grammy awards.
Though it’s clear she doesn’t do it for the money, Swift’s talent has earned her an estimated net worth of $360 million.
Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kevin Durant is undeniably one of the biggest names in the NBA today. A giant in more ways than one, the 6-foot-10 power forward is renowned as a two-time NBA champion, having won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and two Finals MVP Awards.
Durant’s No. 7 shirt is one of the most famous NBA merchandise pieces, and he has signed several high-profile endorsements deals with companies such as Foot Locker and Nike.
All things combined, Durant today has an estimated net worth of $65.4 million.
The “Shape of You” singer may have made his name as the quintessential boy-next-door English crooner, but the reality is Ed Sheeran is one of the most famous and wealthy stars in pop music today.
Having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and performed on three worldwide sell-out tours, he has also starred in various hit movies such as Yesterday and Bridget Jones’ Baby.
With so much achievement at the young age of 28, it’s no surprise that Sheeran is one of the richest pop stars in music today, with an estimated net worth of $160 million.
Dr. Phil McGraw, better known to millions as merely Dr. Phil, is one of American television’s most familiar faces today.
A qualified psychologist, McGraw rose to fame with his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, before launching his own super successful talk show Dr. Phil, where he talks through life’s everyday problems with members of the American public, as well as celebrity guests.
We know that doctors earn good money, but TV doctors, backed by Oprah Winfrey? It’s no wonder that Dr. Phil has joined the ranks of the mega-rich, with an estimated net worth of $400 million.
American electronic DJ and production duo The Chainsmokers are one of those acts that you have heard of even if you don’t realize it. With hits such as “Paris” and the haunting single “Closer” collaborating with singer Halsey, the Chainsmokers’ signature sound has well and truly permeated the American consciousness.
This talented duo has released three studio albums, with the first two being certified platinum and the third reaching gold.
In 2018 they were ranked No. 2 in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid DJs, and today they have an estimated net worth of $90 million combined.
Initially finding fame as a teen actor on the Disney Channel, pop-rock sensations Jonas Brothers have permeated almost every facet of modern American pop culture. From their catchy songs to their ubiquitous TV and movie appearances to their high-profile celeb marriages, brothers Kevin, Nick, and Joe Jonas are the epitome of what it means to be an all-American superstar today.
With worldwide album sales of over 17 million, the brothers have won countless awards and the hearts of fans across the world—so it’s no surprise that they have reached a combined net worth of over $150 million.
Famously bad-tempered British chef Gordon Ramsay has made quite a career out of shouting at people in the kitchen. If only our mothers had followed the same job, we’d be as rich as he is these days!
The talented TV chef is known for his reality shows, such as Gordon’s Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, and The F Word. As well as his popular TV programs, Ramsay also owns a vast series of restaurants across the world and holds the highest number of Michelin stars in history.
With an estimated net worth of $220 million, it’s hard to see why he’s still so grumpy!
Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds is one of our favorite celebs, somehow managing to retain a down-to-earth appeal despite his worldwide fame and millions in the bank.
The star of mega-smash hit movies such as Deadpool and Blade: Trinity is also married to fellow Hollywood honey, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively.
The happy couple is famous for roasting each other online, between their high-profile acting roles and modeling jobs.
We’d probably feel just as cheerful if we shared his total net worth—estimated at around $100 million.
Who hasn’t heard and loved this sultry songstress’s self-penned ode to her wealth? Somehow, this pop princess manages to still be likable despite singing about how rich she is—her girl-power hit 7 Rings has become the go-to anthem for independent women everywhere, even if we sing along to her financial boasts while on the way to the bargain bin.
Grande first rose to fame on the Disney channel before breaking into the pop scene, becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters of modern times.
The pop powerhouse is estimated to be worth around $150 million—certainly enough to brag.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is widely regarded as the most excellent shooter in the NBA’s history and credited with revolutionizing basketball with his now-famous three-point shot.
Curry is a six-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and a three-time NBA championship winner.
Off the court, Curry is well-known as the face of sportswear brand Under Armour, having previously signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike.
Thanks to his sporting achievements and business ventures, Curry is worth an estimated $79.8 million in total. Talk about a slam dunk!
Crime author James Patterson is one of the most successful and best-selling writers in American history. With super-successful series such as Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, and Daniel X under his belt, the literary powerhouse has sold over 300 million copies worldwide, and he was the first person in history to sell over 1 million e-books.
Acclaimed worldwide, Patterson has won the Edgar Award, the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award.
So it’s no surprise that this super-successful author has a net worth of around $560 million.
Rocket Man Elton John is one of the biggest legends in music today. With a career spanning over seven decades, the legendary British singer-songwriter and composer has sold over 300 million records worldwide, has won five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honor.
His 1997 tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind,” remains the bestselling single in U.S. and U.K. history.
So, it’s no surprise that the musical legend is worth an estimated $500 million.
As the founder and CEO of the mega-popular sports website The Ringer, legendary sports pundit Bill Simmons is one of the biggest names in the sports world today. Having fronted sports shows for ESPN and HBO, he is a talented presenter and accomplished sports writer.
As well as his presenting and writing work, he has written a New York Times best-selling book called Now I Can Die in Peace. Fortunately, Simmons didn’t die, and he stuck around to enjoy his estimated $100 million fortune.
Comedian and TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres’s career in comedy began way back in the 70s. She started performing stand-up routines at small clubs and coffee houses in her native Louisiana before pursuing a television career and eventually landing her sitcom, the super successful Ellen.
After coming out as a lesbian, DeGeneres’s career came to a grinding halt thanks to prejudices against the LGBT community at the time. Fortunately, she was able to return to the top once again, and today is one of the highest-paid comedians in the world.
As of 2020, her net worth is estimated at a whopping $330 million.
Teen heartthrob and pop hitmaker Shawn Mendes won the hearts of millions of fans across the world when he began releasing his covers on the popular video-sharing app Vine. He released three studio albums, becoming the first artist ever to achieve four number-one singles on the Adult Pop Songs chart before 20.
With 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, two American Music Awards, and three Grammy Award nominations under his belt, it’s no wonder he’s one of the wealthiest pop sensations in history, with an estimated net worth of $170 million.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is probably one of the most multi-talented celebs on this list, and even in the world! The super-powered celebrity first made his name a professional wrestler and has since expanded his empire to act, produce, and business entrepreneurs.
Considered by many as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Johnson’s 2012 pay-per-view event at WrestleMania XXVIII remains the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view of all time.
But it’s his acting that has put Johnson firmly on the rich list—that and his co-ownership of the XFL football league.
All things combined, The Rock has an estimated net worth of $124 million.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He was first making his name on the school basketball team at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, James has gone on to win three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, three Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals.
Not only that, but he has also signed several high-profile and lucrative endorsements with companies such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and Beats by Dre.
Unsurprisingly, James is one of the wealthiest celebs on our list—coming in at a whopping estimated net worth of $450 million.
Radio and TV star Howard Stern has described himself as the “King of All Media,” and let’s face it, he is right.
Best known for his super popular radio show The Howard Stern Show, Stern has a pretty impressive resume outside of his radio work, including hosting late-night TV shows, pay-per-view events, and home videos. He also is a bestselling author, with two of his books hitting the New York Times Best Seller list and selling over one million copies.
Being such a man of all trades, it’s no surprise that he is on our mega-rich list—with a total net worth of $650 million.
Snoop Dogg isn’t the only high-profile superstar rapper with an impressive bank balance. Hip hop is an incredibly wealthy and bling industry, so it should come as no surprise that someone as successful as Sean “P Diddy” Combs earns as much as $55 million in one year.
But it’s not just his musical ventures that have made him so mega-rich—Combs also has a successful fashion empire, Sean John, and holding stakes in companies such as cable network Revolt and the vodka brand Ciroc.
In September 2020, Forbes put Diddy’s net worth at an estimated $740 million. Lend us a few bobs, Diddy!
Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is widely considered one of the world’s best players, playing as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and the Brazil national team.
But it’s not just his performance on the pitch that has earned this legendary player mega-buck: SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete globally, with lucrative endorsement, deals with brands such as Nike and Panasonic.
With an impressive resume like that, it’s no surprise that Neymar is worth an estimated $95.5 million.
Multi-talented Tyler Perry is well known as one of the most prominent and successful men in entertainment, acclaimed as an actor, writer, producer, and director. He first rose to fame with his comedy character “Madea” and has since gone on to star in a wide variety of mega-smash hit movies such as *Star Trek, *Alex Cross, Gone Girl, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
He also struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey to provide scripted television, including the mega-successful The Haves and the Have Nots.
Regularly listed as the highest-paid man in entertainment, Perry boasts an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
Tennis legend Roger Federer made history when he became the first player to win 20 Grand Slam singles titles and still holds the record. He has also held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks and has won a record eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles.
Earlier this year, he became the first tennis player ever to top Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, thanks to his endorsement deals with companies such as Uniqlo and Rolex.
The grand prison has a whopping estimated net worth of $450 million.
It wouldn’t be a list of the wealthiest celebs in the world if we didn’t have a feature on Yeezy on here, would it? One of the most successful rappers of all time, West has sold over 140 million records worldwide, winning a massive 21 Grammy Awards in total.
As well as his rap ventures, West has launched his own super successful fashion empire and founding record label and production company GOOD Music.
It’s no surprise that this hip-hop powerhouse is in the mega millions, with an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.
Of course, we can’t mention celeb billionaires without bringing up one of the biggest success stories in showbiz—the one and only Kylie Jenner.
First rising to fame as the little sis of Kim Kardashian on the classic TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner has gone on to build her business empire, with a fashion line and mobile app.
But it’s her makeup company Kylie Cosmetics that catapulted Jenner to a wealth way beyond that of her sisters—with an estimated net worth of $900 million.
Beloved funnyman Robin Williams didn’t just leave behind a legacy of Hollywood brilliance when he passed away in 2014.
He also left behind a small fortune, with his estate estimated at over $50 million.
Williams first made his name as the hapless but lovable alien Mork in Happy Days and his spin-off Mork & Mindy, before starring in countless iconic movie roles such as Aladdin and Good Will Hunting.
Throughout his career, Williams was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one. He also won an impressive four Golden Globe Awards.
Nicknamed “the hardest working man in show business,” talk show legend Regis Philbin still holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on U.S. television—even today, almost a year after his death.
Philbin is most famous for his role as presenter of * Life! With Regis and Kelly from 1988 until 2011.
He also hosted super popular reality TV shows such as *Who Wants to Be a Millionaire*, *Million Dollar Password*, and *America’s Got Talent*.
At the time of his death, Philbin was worth an estimated $120 million.