Forbes compiles the net worth of billionaires across the world and their sources of fortune. Some of the people on the list come and go just like how Kylie Jenner is no longer a billionaire and was taken out of the list. On the latest billionaires list of Forbes, only eight Hollywood celebrities were included and they have collectively amassed a fortune of $15.6 billion. Take a peek at the richest and wealthiest A-listers who made the cut in Forbes’ Billionaires List
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8 Tyler Perry
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Tyler Perry is the creator and actor behind the tough elderly woman character, Madea. His filmmaking ways vary in style from the filmed productions of live stage plays to orthodox filmmaking techniques. In the recently released Billionaire’s List of Forbes, Tyler Perry ranks as the 2578th richest person on the world with $1 billion of net worth. He made his wealth through his ownership of all the materials created and related to the Madea franchise. Perry also owns about 25% ownership in the streaming service called BET+. Over the years, Perry had practiced a lavish lifestyle which is only fair considering the money he has accumulated over the years, here are the eight most expensive things owned by Tyler Perry.
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Shawn Corey Carter who is famously known in the world of entertainment as Jay-Z is also included in Forbes’ Billionaires list ranking as the 2076th richest person in the world with a net worth of $1.3 billion. Although the rapper and performer did not release an album nor did he went on a tour, he still made millions last year from his numerous business ventures including Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac. Jay-Z who is considered to be among the most influential artists in the hip-hop history has made his wealth from his business ventures. Jay-Z reportedly had numerous savvy investments and partnerships he made through the years.
6 Peter Jackson
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New Zealand film director Peter Jackson is among the newest addition to Forbes’ Billionaires List as it is his first time to be included in the list with an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion. Jackson rose to fame when the first installment of the film franchise The Lord of the Rings hit the theatres. The movie was such a big hit that it grossed almost $900 million in the box office. The film franchise made him wealthy but Jackson is not the only celebrity who made millions from The Lord of the Rings, a lot of the actors and actresses who starred on the show went on to become successful on their own. You can check out the net worth of the stars of The Lord of the Rings. Although he made huge chunk of his wealth from making the film, his wealth skyrocketed when he sold a portion of his visual effects company called Weta Digital to the video-game software company called Unity Software for a whopping $1.6 billion last year. He and his romantic partner own about 60% stake of the company.
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Rihanna is the first Barbadian billionaire with a net worth of $1.7 billion, she ranks as the 1729th richest person in the world. Although she made millions from her singing career, Rihanna became a billionaire because of her cosmetics line Fenty Beauty. It was reported by Forbes that the vast majority of her net worth came from the valuation of her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty which is estimated to be valued at $1.4 billion where she has about 50% of stake.
4 Kim Kardashian
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The reality TV star Kim Kardashian is the richest Kardashian today with a net worth of $1.8 billion which puts her as the 1645th richest person in the world. Although she made millions from starring in the reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashian, she made millions from selling some of her stakes in numerous companies like selling 20% stake of the KKW to the cosmetic company called Coty for $200 million. With the riches she has now, she seems to be enjoying her life, as she was seen kissing Pete Davidson as in the courthouse.
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Popular known as Kanye West, Ye is currently worth $2 billion and ranks as the 1513th richest person in the world according to the Forbes’ Billionaires List. Although he also made millions from his rapping career, he made majority of his wealth from his company Yeezy which has estimated to have made him about $1.5 billion. His design sneaker brand Yeezy currently has a lucrative deal with Adidas. Although he seems to have it all, Ye is currently looking for some luxury treatment center for his behavior issues.
2 Oprah Winfrey
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The Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is currently the 1196th richest person in the world with a net worth of $2.6 billion. She made her wealth from the ownership of numerous ventures such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, and a stake in a weight-loss firm called Weight Watchers International. She owns $2.6 billion worth of stocks, the Oprah Winfrey Network, real estate and other assets which included her in the Forbes’ Billionaire List.
1 Steven Spielberg
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The film director of Jaws and Jurassic Park is the richest person in Hollywood with a net worth of $3.7 billion. According to the Forbes’ Billionaire List, he is the 801st richest person in the world. Steven Spielberg made his wealth from his project fees where he reportedly able to amass over $2.5 billion fees and profit for directing films and TV shows. The three-time Academy Award-winning director’s films have grossed over $25 billion and you can check out the 10 highest grossing films directed by Steven Spielberg.
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