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World's 10 Richest Celebrities

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By    |   Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:29 PM

We all know there is big money in showbiz, but just how much do the richest celebrities earn? Hint: It is billions more than the average American household.

Most top names are achieving wealth by supplementing their income with various sources. From endorsement deals to smart investments and starting up their own businesses -- the options seem endless when you are famous and have a fortune already at your disposable.

To determine who the top earners are, Stacker compiled a recent report that ranked the richest celebrities in the world according to net worth, taking into account various   factors including salaries, royalties and endorsements. Additional expenses like tax, lifestyle costs, agent and manager fees were not included in the calculations.

Here we take a closer look at the ten richest celebrities according to Stacker's report.

10- Kardashian family (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

The Kardashians are a brand on their own, which is why it is easy for the family members to supplement their income from "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which brings in $30 million per season.

9. J.K. Rowling (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

Life was not always great for the "Harry Potter" author, who was a struggling single mom desperately trying to bring in an income through her fiction. She went on to become the first author to attain billionaire status.

8.  Jay-Z (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

The iconic rapper shot to fame in the 1990s and has been dominating the music charts with his hits ever since. He has also made several business ventures, including a clothing line.

 7. David Copperfield (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

Through his magic, David Copperfield has achieved world fame but he did not pull his wealth out of a hat. The 11-time Guinness World Record holder has worked hard to get where he is today but his efforts have obviously paid off.

6. Slavica Ecclestone (tie): Estimated net worth: $1.2 billion

The former wife of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone landed what is regarded as one of history's highest divorce settlements, which did not hurt her bank balance. Slavica Ecclestone now owns a bouquet of properties.

5. Paul McCartney (tie): Estimated net worth: $1.2 billion

It does not come as a surprise that the former Beatles star is one of the richest celebrities in the world. He has been making music for decades, releasing albums and touring the world. His most recent tour sold 928,252 tickets and raked in $129.2 million.

4. Jami Gertz: Estimated net worth: $2 billion

Jami Gertz has starred in a number of films and made various television appearances, which has helped boost her net worth but the real money comes from the fact that her husband is the owner of the Atlanta Hawks.

3. Oprah Winfrey: Estimated net worth: $3.5 billion

For 25 years Oprah Winfrey hosted arguably one of the most successful talk shows, "The Oprah Winfrey Show." When it ended in 2011, she started her own channel, "Oprah Winfrey Network." She also acts and produces in her remaining time.

2. Steven Spielberg: Estimated net worth: $3.7 billion

It seems only fitting that the man behind iconic hit films including "E.T." and "Jurassic Park" make it onto the top richest celebrity list. 

1. George Lucas: Estimated net worth: $6.4 billion

The "Star Wars" series is just one of many projects that have achieved George Lucas his fame and fortune. His production company released several great films before it was sold to Disney in 2012.

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