With all those royalty payments, endorsement deals, fat pay checks and other side engagements, the wealth that celebrities possess can skyrocket to millions of dollars. Here is a list of some of the most popular celebrities across the globe. Get to know how rich these people are. Remember this list is not exhaustive, and there are many more indeed!
1. Tyler Perry
Hollywood producer and former playwright Tyler Perry has a net worth of $390 million. A well-known stage play series to his credit, he is popular for playing the role of the elderly black woman Madea, in several films and plays from the 1990s onwards. 16 of his films, each produced with a low budget of around $10 million, have taken the box office by storm, earning collections over $765 million.
2. Shaquille O’ Neal
Popularly known as Shaq, this man is a retired basketball player who later turned into a businessman having $350 million net worth. This NBA sensation made headlines in 1996, when he signed the $120 million contract for seven years with the Lakers, the largest ever in NBA history. Apart from basketball, Shaq has also involved himself in acting, endorsements and more.
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The youngest man ever to bag the title of Mr. Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger bagged this title not only once, but four times. He was also seven times Mr. Olympia. But his actual fame came with the roles he played in the Hollywood movies “The Terminator” and “Conan the Barbarian”, with which this man became a household name overnight. The net worth of this successful actor, bodybuilder, celebrity and politician is $300 million.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
This American film producer and actor’s net worth is $220 million. A rewarding career that began with television advertisements, found its way through television serials like “Santa Barbara” and “Growing Pains”, and finally landed onto the movie platform with the debut “This Boy’s Life”. He played leading characters in a number of movies prior to gaining international recognition as Jack in James Cameron’s “Titanic”.
5. John Deacon
John Deacon’s net worth of $115 million can be credited to album sales, concerts and tours. Recognized primarily as the bassist and the youngest member of the rock band Queen, Deacon wrote many hit singles for Queen, including “Spread Your Wings”, “You’re My Best Friend”, and “Back Chat”, amongst others. His retirement came with the last Queen composition “No One But You”, for which he played the bass guitar.
6. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba, former captain of the Ivory Coast national team and a continual top-scorer, is a professional footballer with a net worth of $90 million. He is mostly recognized for his career with Chelsea, for whom he has played more number of goals compared to any other foreign player. This greatest Chelsea player, as he was voted in October 2012, retired on 8th August 2014, after an industrious career.
7. Rob Dyrdek
This USA-based professional skateboarder, producer, entrepreneur, celebrity and reality television star has a net worth of $50 million. Recognized for his roles in popular reality shows such as “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory”, “Rob and Big” and “Ridiculousness”, Dyrdek also rose to fame as Fox Weekly’s one of the “most powerful skateboarders” ever. Dyrdek has a number of entrepreneurial enterprises to his credit.
8. Chris Carrabba
This American singer and guitarist, whose net worth is $16 million, is the most popular face of the group Dashboard Confessional. Carabba’s initial performances were with bands like The Agency, The Vacant Andys, and the group Further Appeared Eternally. Making guest appearances in other musician’s album and working as the vocalist for an indie rock band, in 2011 Chris released “Covered in the Flood”, a solo album comprising 10 cover versions belonging to hit songs.