Top 10 Richest Celebrities Who Earn More Than $300 Million a Year

Do you know how much your favorite celeb earns per year? Know how much money these famous personalities take home.

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Top 10 Richest Celebrities Who Earn More Than $300 Million a Year

It is not a secret that celebs earn a lot of money. They do advertisements, films, events, and other things and rack millions of dollars every year. When it comes to celebs, people follow their lifestyle, copy their wardrobe, and consider them as their mentor. Every celeb you know, be it a basketball player or an actor, singer or model, earns a whopping amount from their work. 

You might think that celebs are rich, so they are different people in real life. But they are also humans. They have a phobia of animals, addiction to caffeine, and habit of biting their nails. Celebs have weird habits, and it makes us feel good that they are like us. The only difference is that they are rich and live a luxurious life. 

You might not know the celebs personally, but most of them have been an important part of our lives for so long. While some people are a fan of Mariah Carey, others do not miss a single song of Beyonce. You know they are rich but do you know what is their worth?

It is interesting to know what are the sources from the celebs earn, but it is exciting to know how much their worth is. We have compiled a list of the richest celebrities who have set a new trend across the world and are a constant topic of the town. 

But, before you scroll down to look for the richest celebrities, can you guess who could come on the list? 

1. Oprah Winfrey - $3 Billion

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Born into poverty in Mississippi to a single mother, Oprah was raised in Milwaukee. She became pregnant at 14 and gave birth to a son. Unfortunately, he died in infancy. Today, Oprah is one of the richest celebrities in the world. Know more untold stories of celebs and their struggle.

She is a philanthropist, talk show host, actress, and media executive. She is well-known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which ran for 25 years. Several child prodigies have been invited for the show. 

By 2007, she was ranked as the most influential woman in the world. She turned into a millionaire after her show received national syndication. She has also started her production company. When she turned 41 years old, she had a worth of $340 million. She is a powerful woman in history who broke stereotypes and touched everyone’s heart

In 2000, she was believed to be the richest African American of the 20th century. She was the highest-paid television personality in the US in 2006, who used to earn around 250 million a year.  In 2011, she launched cable channel OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). In 2018, Oprah Winfrey signed a deal with Apple’s Streaming Service. It will create original content like documentaries and TV Series. 

2. Diddy (Sean John Combs) - $1-1.5 Billion

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Sean John Combs or popularly known by his stage name Diddy is a rapper, entrepreneur, actor, and singer. His debut album No Way Out has been certified seven times platinum. In 2009, he formed the musical group Dirty and released a successful album Last Train to Paris. 

In 2018, Forbes estimated Diddy’s net worth at $825 million. This made him the second-richest hip hop recording artist. The richest one is Jay Z. Apart from shows, he also earns from his clothing line. In 2002, John Combs was ranked at number 12 on the list of top entrepreneurs under 40 by Fortune Magazine. 

In 1998, he initiated a clothing line by the name Sean John. His clothing line was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America award and won in 2004. The billionaire Ronald Burkle invested over $100million in his company in 2003. 

Diddy is also the head of Combs Enterprises. It is an umbrella company for his portfolio of businesses. He also owns two restaurants. He acquired the Enyce clothing line from Liz Claiborne for $20million in 2008. 

John Combs also teamed up with Mark Wahlberg and Ronald Burkle to purchase a holding in a calorie-free beverage brand (AQUAhydrate) for athletes. Diddy also founded Daddy’s Social Programs to help inner-city youth. The programs include summer camp, life skill classes, and more. 

3. David Copperfield - $875 Million to $1 Billion

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If you are a magic lover, then you must know who David Copperfield is. His born-name is David Seth Kotkin, but he is well-known by his stage name David Copperfield. He is an American magician and also the most successful man in history. 

He has won 21 Grammy Awards and has over 11 Guinness World Records on his name. He is extremely talented in making money by disappearing things. David Copperfield has sold 33 million tickets and collected around $4 billion. When he is not performing, he manages a chain of eleven resort islands in the Bahamas. 

It is reported that over the last three decades, he has managed to accumulate $1billion as his net worth. He owns several houses, restaurants, and other properties. He also owns a 4-story penthouse in New York. 

He bought the islands and spent $40millions in renovating them. The islands are managed by a staff of 30 people and have a drive-in movie theatre, Harry Houdini's pool table, and are worth more than a  hundred million. 

His Las Vegas shows and tours have grossed over $3billion in revenue. You would be shocked to know that this magician has sold more tickets than the legend Michael Jackson and Madonna. Dreams and Nightmare, which was his show in 1996, still holds a record of selling the most broadway in a week.

4. Celine Dion - $800 Million

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Is there anyone who doesn’t know who Celine Dion is? I guess no one. She is a popular Canadian singer and received worldwide fame after releasing English albums like Let’s Talk About Love and Falling Into You. Her song My Heart Will Go On was added in the list of Songs of the Century by National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America. 

She is considered one of the best pop music’s influential voices. She is a businesswoman and the best selling artists of all time. In 2007, she was ranked as the 5th richest with an estimated worth of US $250 million. She owned a company Les Productions Feeling Inc or popularly known as just Feeling. She is the founder of Nickels Restaurant food chain and also supports several charity organizations. 

5. Tiger Woods - $800 Million

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Tiger Woods is another richest sportsperson on the list. He is a professional golfer and has been regarded as one of the greatest golfers and the famous athletes of all time. He turned into a professional golfer at the age of 20. He is also the top marketable athlete. 

In 1996 after his 21st birthday, he signed endorsement deals with big companies like General Mills, Nike, Accenture, and more. In 2000, Tiger Woods signed a 5-year $105million contract extension with Nike. This was the highest endorsement package signed by an athlete during that time. He has also endorsed the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series of video games. 

In 2009, Forbes confirmed that he was the world’s first professional athlete to earn more than a billion-dollar in his career after he received a $10 million bonus for the FedEx Title. In 2015, Woods was ranked ninth in the Forbes list of world’s high paid athletes. 

6. James Cameron - $700 Million

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James Francis Cameron is a popular Canadian filmmaker, artist, and environmentalist. He is best known for making epic films for the Hollywood mainstream. 

In 2010, he was named under 100 most influential people in the world by Times magazine. His movies Titanic and Avatar are the blockbusters of all time. The movies earned $2.19 billion and around $3 billion, respectively. Titanic is one of the saddest love movies that is still a favorite of many.

He contributed remote vehicle technologies and underwater filming and helped in creating the digital 3D Fusion Camera System. James Cameron is one of the richest celebrities with a net worth of $700 million. He is also the first person to direct a movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, with a $100 million budget and Titanic with a $200 million budget. He received the Ray Bradbury Award in 1992 for Terminator 2: Judgement Day from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Aerica. 

7. Tom Cruise - $570 Million

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Tom Cruise has received several accolades for his performances. He is an actor, film producer, and entrepreneur and has won several awards like Golden Globe Awards, Britannia Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Satellite Awards, and more. 

Throughout his career, he has been featured in several major blockbuster movies and has gained a whopping amount from their success. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is one of his most successful movies that garnered around $700million globally. He signs profit participation deals for his movies and takes away around $70 million per film. 

In 2013, Tom Cruise sold the 10th-floor condo for $ 3 million. He received $12million after selling a residential property in the Hollywood Hills. In 2016, he sold Beverly Hills estate for $40million. 

When he was married to Nicole Kidman, he built a beautiful mansion that is spread around 300 acres in Colorado. His house has a helipad, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a horse stable. In 2018, he spent $12 million on buying a condo complex in Florida.

8. Sir Elton John - $500 Million

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Sir Elton Hercules John is a composer, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has collaborated for over 30 albums with popular lyricist Bernie Taupin. He is one of the world’s best selling music artists and has sold more than 300 million records. 

It was in April 2009 when the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his wealth at $265 million. Apart from his home in Old Windsor, Berkshire, he owns property in Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, and Venice. He is an art collector and admitted to spending £30 million in two years.  Elton became the richest singer in 2017 with a worth of $480 million.

From January 1996 to September 1997, he spent  £293,000 on flowers and over £10m on property.  He owns over 25 cars but sold 20 of them by saying that he doesn’t drive them as he hardly stays at home. The cars that he sold include Rolls Royce, Jaguar XJ220, and Bentleys. 

Every year, he opens a shop by name Elton’s Closet and sells his secondhand clothes. Elton John is a Grammy award winner and a popular person around the world. 

9. Beyonce - $470 Million

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Beyonce has worked hard to spend lavishly. She was raised in Houston and has performed in several dancing and singing competitions during her school days. She is a popular songwriter, actress, and an American singer. She is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and has sold over 100 million records worldwide. 

She is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award, with a total of 19 wins. Beyonce has also been awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In 2016, she was ranked at 6th position for Time’s Person of the Year. In a year, i.e., from 2007-2008, she performed for several films, tour, introduced a clothing line, and earned around $80 million. Beyonce is considered to be one of the best stage performers all around the world.

In 2010, she became one of the best-paid celebs under 30. The same year Beyonce and Jay Z were tagged as the highest-earning power couple with an earning of around $125 million in 2009. She not only earns from her music and shows but also Tidal. It is a music streaming service of Jay- Z, and she holds significant equity in that. 

10. Cristiano Ronaldo - $450 Million

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Can you believe Cristiano Ronaldo is 34 years old and earns a base salary of $34 million? Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a popular Portuguese professional footballer who captains the Portugal national team and is regarded as one of the excellent players of all time. He holds the record for the most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League. 

Apart from his earnings from the field, Cristiano earns around $50 million from endorsements. In one year, i.e., from 2017-2018, he earned $47million from endorsements and around $200 million from matches. In 2016, it was reported that he signed a deal of $1billion with Nike. However, the specific terms were not out, and it was believed that he was given $100million as a signing bonus. 

He is also a philanthropist and makes contributions to many charitable causes. He donated a huge amount to a charity in Madeira. He donated £100,000 to the hospital that saved his mother's life when she was battling cancer. He became the Global Artist Ambassador of the Save The Children Fund that helps in fighting child hunger and obesity. 

He was also named as the world’s most charitable sports-person after donating £5 million to the relief effort when an earthquake occurred in Nepal and killed over 10,000 people. 

Final Words

You might have watched their movies 100’s of times or have danced on their songs. But, you can’t deny that these richest celebrities have been a part of your life. These celebs are a part of the media attention for long, stalked by their fans, and are known for their lavish lifestyle. It doesn’t matter whether you love or hate them; one thing is sure that these celebs have entertained us with their presence. 

Royalties and getting associated with popular brands are a few benefits that celebs get. You won’t believe, but not only these celebs are living a fancy life, but these celebrity pets are richer than you and have a mammoth of followers on social media. 

Do you know other celebs that we didn’t mention and are worth millions of dollars? Don’t forget to share our post if we have mentioned your favorite celeb on the list. 


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