Top 10 Most Richest Celebrities of 2014
Rich people seem to have everything. Oh, they say they work hard for it – and many do – but for the rest of us who also work hard, it’s easy to be jealous. So here’s a list of most richest celebrities 2014 so that you know exactly who to be jealous of – and who it might be best to ask for a helping hand. No guarantees you’ll get one, though. Rich people don’t stay rich by giving out hand-outs!
10. Sir Paul McCartney
Easily the most successful songwriter and musician in the history of pop music, Paul McCartney has over 100 million singles sales.
He has a net worth of $800 million US dollars.
9. J. K. Rowling
If you haven’t heard of Harry Potter, you’ve been on the moon for the last decade. J. K. Rowling’s boy wizard has made her one of the bestselling and most beloved children’s authors in the world, although her newest book is aimed far more at an adult audience.
She has a net worth of $1 billion US dollars.
8. Merv Griffin
A popular television host, singer, and media mogul, Merv Griffin acquired most of his wealth when hosting the well-named Merv Griffin Show, along with acting on both television and Broadway.
He has a net worth of $1 billion US dollars
7. Andrew Lloyd Webber
One of the UK’s best known script writers when it comes to musical theatre productions, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions have been made into films, and have held firm spots on Broadway and in London’s West End for the last decade.
He has a net worth of $1.2 billion US dollars.
6. Jami Gertz
A lot of Jami Gertz’s wealth came from her marriage to billionaire Tony Ressler. Having said that, even without the marriage, she is a successful actress, most recently taking part in the Modern Family TV show, along with several guest appearances on popular shows such as Seinfeld and Ally McBeal.
She has a net worth of $2 billion US dollars.
5. Oprah Winfrey
Appearing on every list of richest people for years, Oprah Winfrey certainly isn’t going anywhere. She’s one of the most popular hosts in the world, and even owns her own network, imaginatively enough called the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN. An appropriate name, since her fortune allows her to own pretty much whatever she wants.
She has a net worth of $2.7 billion US dollars.
4. Steven Spielberg
Being a highly respected producer has its perks. And I’m sure the money comes in handy, too. Having produced some of the best loved and highest earning films in the last 20 years, Stephen Spielberg still continues to produce well made films which have a great story behind them. He also has a part to play in special effects companies, all of which help to earn him a place on this list.
He has a net worth of $3 billion US dollars.
3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
While Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a well-known actress, most popular for her role on TV’s Seinfeld, her place on this list is not just through that. It helps that she’s the daughter of the chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Energy Services. Not that she’s inherited anything, as her father is still alive. But it certainly doesn’t hurt, even if she has made her own name quite separate from the family wealth.
She has a net worth of $3 billion US dollars.
2. Dina Merrill
An American socialite, philanthropist and actress, Dina Merrill is most famous due to her acting career. However, she also holds positions in businesses such as Lehman Brothers, which help to boost her net worth and thus earn her a place on this list.
She has a net worth of $5 billion US dollars.
1. George Lucas
Who hasn’t heard of George Lucas? Well, even if you haven’t heard of the man himself, you have almost certainly heard of his most famous production – Star Wars. He is a director, writer, producer and businessman, and the recent sale of the Star Wars franchise to Disney has helped increase his net worth, making him the top one in the list of most richest celebrities. Not that he really needed the help, but it did come close to doubling his net worth overnight.
He has a net worth of $7.3 billion
Pretty much money for one person, isn’t it? These are the most richest celebrities of 2013, having bank account which any common wouldn’t even dare to dream of!