The entertainment industry is a big money industry and there’s a lot of money going around.
If you’ve ever wondered who the richest entertainers in the world are, then you’re reading the right article.
– George Lucas
Star Wars creator George Lucas has a net worth of $5.4 billion thanks largely to the fortune he pocketed when his Lucasfilm production company sold to Disney for $4.1 billion in 2012.
He edges fellow filmmaker Steven Spielberg (No. 2; $3.7 billion) and media mogul Oprah (No. 3; $2.8 billion). Michael Jordan (No. 4; $1.7 billion) climbs up the ranking with a $400 million net worth increase derived from his sneaker fortune and a 90% stake in the increasingly valuable American basketball team Charlotte Hornets. His stake in the basketball team is valued at an estimated $800 million.
– Steven Spielberg
Iconic Hollywood director Steven Spielberg follows the pack with a net worth of $3.7 billion. The director has made popular films like Schindler’s List, Catch Me If You Can, A.I and some of the movies in the Indiana Jones movie franchise.
– Oprah Winfrey
The talk show host that needs no introduction. Oprah Winfrey. Not only is she a media mogul, she’s also a philanthropist and actress.
Winfrey spends her fortune many ways, purchasing real estate across the globe, investing in businesses, and supporting philanthropic causes. Her current net worth is valued at $2.8 billion.
– Jay Z
Hip-hop mogul and businessman went from being a rapper in the projects to being one of the richest and influential musicians of all time. Co-owning the New York Giants basketball team, the Roc Nation record label and Tidal music streaming service are just some of his many sources of income. His current net worth stands at $900 million.
Bad Boy Diddy has been a consistent name on the wealthiest entertainers’ list for a while now. Owning the Bad Boys record label, the Sean John clothing line, having a stake in Ciroc and other business franchises has made him a force to reckon with in the entertainment world. $850 million dollars. That’s his net worth.