Our culture is obsessed with celebrities for their appearance, their personal lives, and how exactly they live their lives inside and outside of the limelight. It seems like a perfectly natural thing to be curious about the exorbitant amounts of money celebrities make and how much they’re worth in total. Here are some net worth figures for your favorite celebrities that may shock and surprise you.
Felicity Jones, $6 million
Although Felicity Jones has been appearing on TV shows and in films for quite some time, many people have really gotten to know the star over the past few years. Not only did she appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Theory of Everything, but she delivered a career-defining performance as the protagonist, Jyn Erso, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Dr. Phil, $400 million
It’s hard to believe that Dr. Phil has racked up a net worth of $400 million while dispensing mostly common sense advice to people that don’t appear likely to take that advice in the first place, but here we are. Dr. Phil’s ties to Oprah Winfrey got him off to a good start, and he’s also earned millions with his books and personal appearances.
Michael Buffer, $400 million
Yes, the ring announcer from most of the boxing matches you’ve ever seen somehow is worth as much as Jack Nicholson. Before you die of shock, consider the fact that Michael Buffer not only coined the term “Let’s get ready to rumble,” but also had the foresight to trademark it. Those five words have helped make Buffer richer than he’d ever imagined.
Rick Dale, $2.5 million
Beginning in 1983, Rick Dale began traveling the U.S. and finding various items to restore. He slowly built up a clientele and was soon able to open his own antique restoration business, called Rick’s Restorations. Rick was approached by the producers of “Pawn Stars,” and asked if he would like to pawn a gas tank he had restored on the show. Rick turned down the offer, but he said he would love to volunteer as an expert for the show. His appearance on “Pawn Stars” led to the spin-off series “American Restoration.”
Ed Stafford, $1 Million
Ed Stafford is known to be the first human to ever walk the length of the Amazon River. Now, Stafford hosts shows on the Discovery Channel that have to do with survival in the wilderness. Stafford lives life on the edge and always makes sure to push himself to the limit. His net worth is said to currently stand at about one million dollars.
Elisabeth Shue, $12.5 million
Shue rose to fame around throughout the 1980s. You may recognize her from her famous roles in ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘Hollow Man’, ‘Hide and Seek’, and ‘Chasing Mavericks.’ She received an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1995 film ‘Leaving Las Vegas.’ In addition, she had recurring roles on the well-known TV series “CSI”. Her net worth currently stands at a whopping 12.5 million dollars.
Danielle Colby, $1.5 million
Danielle Colby is now known as one of the stars of American Pickers, but her career in the entertainment industry began much differently. She was a burlesque dancer who created her own troupe, which would eventually tour the area around eastern Iowa and western Illinois. She also opened Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy before becoming friends with Mike Wolfe, who added her to the show.
Emma Watson, $70 million
At just nine years old, Emma Watson was already starring as Hermoine Granger in the blockbuster Harry Potter films. She would appear in all eight movies, literally growing up in front of film audiences around the world. Since then, Emma has branched out into modeling and continued to act in a variety of projects. She is now worth approximately $70 million.
Jennifer Lawrence, $110 million
Jennifer Lawrence’s early career was defined with well-received performances in films such as Winter’s Bone. Her career really took off when she landed the role of Katniss in the Hunger Games series. She also earned the role of Mystique in the X-Men franchise at the same time. This young starlet is clearly set for the future and already has a nine-digit net worth.
Tyler Dale, $500,000
Tyler Dale is the son of “American Restoration” star, Rick Dale. Rick Dale owns an antique restoration shop. Tyler was first introduced to the public eye when he appeared as an expert on the series “Pawn Stars” in 2009. With his unique look, producers continued to have him back on the show. He is an avid fan of antique cars and is considered an expert in restoring them.
Charlize Theron, $120 million
Charlize Theron was known as a model first and foremost until her amazing performance as a serial killer in Monster. That role began a long tradition of Charlize being willing to change her appearance to fit any role. She reaffirmed her dedication to the craft of acting by doing almost all of her own stunts in Atomic Blonde.
Hugh Hefner, $50 million
Way back in 1953, Hugh Hefner changed the world forever with his publication, Playboy. Over the ensuing decades, the magazine would deliver not only titillation, but also culturally relevant articles, interviews, and other content to eager subscribers. Hefner’s business empire also extended to festivals, TV shows, nightclubs, and more. Remember, the now-deceased businessman’s $50 million net worth doesn’t include his mansion, which he earned $100 million for!
Jimmy Kimmel, $35 million
Jimmy Kimmel began his career performing on the radio, then appeared on TV as a part of the show Win Ben Stein’s Money. He then hosted The Man Show on Comedy Central starting in 1999. In 2003, the show Jimmy Kimmel Live! began, which really boosted his net worth considerably, as Kimmel earns a reported $10 million per year to do the show.
Rick Lagina, $5 million
It seems that appearing on a reality show which deals with historical treasures can generate some modern-day treasures: $5 million to be exact! This is what Rick Lagina from “The Curse of Oak Island” is worth these days. Although the majority of his income is from the show, he has also been successful in the business world. His company “Terra Energy” was sold for almost $60 million and he later used that money to open a new business named “Heritage Sustainable.”
Marty Lagina, $4 million
Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina’s brother, is also part of the reality show “The Curse of the Oak Island.” Besides playing a fundamental role in the series, he also owns a vineyard and produces wine. Moreover, before he became a reality star, he was busy promoting energy business. It seems that this range of professions has paid off since Marty’s net worth is currently estimated at $4 million. Maybe he can stop searching for treasures now?
Tyler Henry, $2 million
That’s right. Tyler Henry’s current net worth is at $2 million. We wonder if Tyler’s psychic powers saw that one coming! Henry is known for his successful unscripted TV show “Hollywood Medium” in which he meets with celebrities and claims to communicate with their deceased loved ones. It’s no wonder he has a high net worth- his show has gained popularity and is estimated to have 3.2 million viewers worldwide.
Gordon Ramsay, $140 million
Not only has Gordon Ramsay appeared in reality TV shows Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen, but he also owns a number of classy restaurants throughout the world. He has been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame and was also the executive producer of Burnt, a 2015 film featuring Bradley Cooper.
Angelina Jolie, $160 million
There are few actresses that have had careers as diverse as Angelina Jolie’s. She has played mental health patients, Disney villains, adventurers, and deadly assassins during her career, earning both box office success and critical acclaim. She has also spread out into producing and directing during the last decade or so.
John Travolta, $170 million
During the late 1970s, John Travolta made a name for himself in films such as Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He continued that success during multiple decades that featured unforgettable films such as Pulp Fiction as well as box office bombs like Battlefield Earth. Along the way, his net worth his climbed up towards $200 million.
Lance Waldroup, $500,000
Lance Waldroup is known for his charming personality in the show Moonshiners. While he definitely doesn’t dress up like it, the man is actually rolling in a lot of dough. The Moonshiners star is currently sport a net worth of $500,000. That is quite the stunning amount.
Denzel Washington, $190 million
Throughout his acting career, Denzel Washington has morphed from sex symbol to tough guy to hard-nosed authority figure with stops everywhere in between. He has been recognized for the quality of his performances in such films as Training Day and Remember the Titans while amassing an impressive net worth of about $190 million.
Sandra Bullock, $200 million
Sandra Bullock graced film screens in movies such as Speed and Demolition Man, building a name for herself along the way. She would also go on to earn an Academy Award for her performance in The Blind Side. She has also started her own production company, which has allowed her to boost her net income even higher over the years.
Robert De Niro, $200 million
It’s hard to think of an actor that has played in more iconic films than Robert De Niro. From The Godfather series to Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, and Raging Bull, De Niro has a well-earned reputation as a legend of the film business. He started taking himself less seriously in the late 1990s, often doing comedic roles to diversify himself.
Harrison Ford, $230 million
You may know him as Han Solo from the Star Wars saga, or even Indiana Jones. It’s hard to say what character Ford best represents, as his films have grossed nearly $5 billion during his career. Ford’s take of that has been quite impressive, leading to a net worth of about $230 million. He continues to actively take on new roles to this day.
Leonardo DiCaprio, $245 million
Leonardo DiCaprio was once primarily a teen heartthrob thanks to his performances in Romeo + Juliet and of course, Titanic, but has transitioned into perhaps the most respected actor in the business today. His hard work finally earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2016, which he won for his performance in The Revenant.
George Clooney, $250 million
George Clooney has often been admired for his looks, but his net worth is just as impressive at over $250 million. He began making a name for himself on TV in small roles before joining the cast of ER. Then, he moved into movies, taking parts in blockbusters such as the Ocean’s Eleven series. We won’t mention his ill-fated turn as Batman.
Will Smith, $260 million
It’s hard to believe now that Will Smith started off as a rapper who did comedic songs as part of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. From there, he became a respected comedic actor on the long-running show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and went on to become a bona fide film superstar. He has been in numerous blockbuster films, leading to a net worth near $300 million.
Cher, $320 million
Cher’s career started decades ago as one half of the singing duo Sonny and Cher. Although her relationship with Sonny Bono wouldn’t last, her career was just getting started. Not only has she had a number of great acting roles, but she has continued to make hit music over the decades. She now performs in Las Vegas in a lucrative residency show.
Floyd Mayweather, $340 million
It’s hard to pin down Floyd Mayweather’s net worth because every time he steps back in the ring, he earns as much as nine figures to do so. That was certainly the case when Floyd came out of retirement to take on MMA superstar Conor McGregor. He already had a net worth of $340 million before that fight, so who knows how much he is worth now?
Jessica Alba, $350 million
Viewers of the TV show Dark Angel got the first look at a young Jessica Alba, who would go on to act in a number of huge films over the years, including Sin City and Fantastic Four. In addition to her lucrative acting roles, Alba has made a pretty penny with her company, The Honest Company, which makes eco-friendly cleaning and baby products.
Natalie Portman, $60 million
Natalie Portman’s successful acting career goes back to when she was just 13 years old. She has starred opposite some of the biggest names in Hollywood and received critical acclaim for her performances, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for Black Swan. She also famously appeared as Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Mick Jagger, $360 million
It’s no surprise to see Mick Jagger on this list, as he has long been the frontman of perhaps the most famous rock band ever, The Rolling Stones. Since the 1960s, the Rolling Stones have sold millions of albums and even more concert tickets, earning Jagger a net worth of well over nine figures in the process. Jagger and his bandmates have been set for life for quite some time.
Clint Eastwood, $375 million
Clint Eastwood made a name for himself as a tough guy actor in “Spaghetti Westerns” and films such as Dirty Harry. However, during the last couple of decades, Eastwood’s talent behind the camera has become more and more apparent. He has also composed the scores for many of his films. His many talents have helped him amass a staggering net worth.
Johnny Depp, $400 million
Johnny Depp is a very respected actor that has certainly shown that he can play any type of role over the years. His credits range from quirky art films to colossal blockbusters (Pirates of the Caribbean, anyone?), but the upshot of everything is that Depp is still one of the most in-demand actors in all of Hollywood.
Jack Nicholson, $400 million
When you’ve been in dozens of films and received 12 Academy Awards nominations, it’s no surprise that you’d be worth about $400 million. Jack Nicholson has received Oscar nominations in each decade from the 1960s to the 2000s, which is a rare feat indeed. Nicholson has not appeared on screen since 2010, but with his net worth, there’s no reason he should feel inclined to.
Mel Gibson, $425 million
Mel Gibson has staved off controversy to remain relevant in Hollywood as both an actor and director. He’s come a long way since he took on the role of Mad Max, moving on to appear in such classic films as Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, and others. He has also dipped his toes into the world of directing, having helmed the film, Hacksaw Ridge.
Peter Jackson, $450 million
As the director of the hugely successful The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, it seems only right that Peter Jackson would have amassed quite a fortune for all of his hard work. He has also been the director of films such as King Kong and earned money through his production company, WingNut.
Victoria Beckham, $450 million
Back in the 1990s, Victoria Beckham was part of the Spice Girls, a “girl band” that capitalized on the popularity of pop music and gimmicks in the US. Known as Posh Spice, nobody knew that she would eventually marry mega-rich soccer player David Beckham, create her own perfume and fashion lines, and remain a huge star in England long after her groupmates had faded into obscurity.
Beyonce, $450 million
Beyonce was already rolling in the cash before she married fellow mega-rich artist Jay-Z. She was part of a multi-platinum R&B group with Destiny’s Child and went on to solo success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. She recently made history when her newest album, Lemonade, had 12 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. She also has an activewear clothing line.
James Patterson, $470 million
Author James Patterson started piling up the stacks of cash with his novels based on protagonist Alex Cross. He’s a very prolific author, having written 147 novels in the last 41 years. He has raked in the cash by selling the film rights to his movies and continuing to put out bestsellers. Forbes recently estimated that Patterson makes as much as $95 million per year.
Tom Cruise, $500 million
When you think of a huge star, Tom Cruise’s name is likely to pop up. Since the 1980s, Cruise has been a household name even though he also earned quite a reputation for being a little strange, too. His long list of blockbuster films includes Mission: Impossible, War of the World, and Jerry Maguire.
Elton John, $500 million
Elton John started off as just a kid who liked to play the piano, but when he decided to make a career of music in the 1960s, he found a receptive audience waiting for him. Since then, Elton has contributed countless classic songs and albums to the world and performed in front of leagues of adoring fans, too. He also owns Rocket Music Entertainment Group, which manages Ed Sheeran and other artists.
Bono, $600 million
As the lead singer for U2, Bono has earned a lot of his money through music over the years. He has also been active as a philanthropist and businessman, including his role as a board member of private equity firm Elevation Partners. He also purchased the Clarence Hotel in Ireland, refurbishing it and reigniting its popularity in the process.
James Cameron, $700 million
When you’ve had a number of films as successful as Avatar, Titanic, and Terminator 2, it’s no surprise that your net worth would be up at the $700 million range. After all, Avatar and Titanic alone are among the highest grossing films ever. Cameron approaches his art with the idea of making good films, not just money, which seems to have helped him reach a high level of success.
Dr. Dre, $710 million
Back in the 1980s, Dr. Dre was just Andre Young, a young man hoping to get out of his bad neighborhood by channeling his frustrations through music. He went on to become part of the rap group N.W.A., then found solo success while producing some of the most loved rap albums of all-time. He has discovered artists like Eminem and Kendrick Lamar too, but most of his fortune comes from Beats, his audio products company.
P. Diddy, $750 million
Whatever you call the guy, P. Diddy is stinking rich. Although he only had a couple of albums of his own and his actual rapping ability is pretty suspect, P. Diddy has made a fortune as a record executive and through producing music for other artists. His fashion line was very popular in the early 2000s, which also helped him improve his wealth.
Madonna, $800 million
Madonna is clearly one of the most popular and influential pop artists of all time, paving the way and setting standards for many female artists to come. In the 1980s, she helped usher in the age of music videos with her outrageous antics and style, and she was able to stay relevant throughout the ensuing decades while also acting in memorable roles in films such as A League of Their Own.
Larry David, $800 million
If you’re surprised to see Larry David with such a high net worth, keep in mind that he didn’t earn all of that money through his critically acclaimed HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm. No, he made the lion’s share of it as one of the creators, writers, and producers of the mega-hit sitcom Seinfeld.
Jerry Bruckheimer, $850 million
Producer extraordinaire Jerry Bruckheimer has certainly picked his projects well over the years. Although films such as Pearl Harbor, Top Gun, Con Air, Armageddon, and Pirates of the Caribbean weren’t always critical darlings, they always made tons of money. He has also produced the CSI franchise and several reality shows on the small screen.
Daniel Craig, $95 Million
Since 2005, Daniel Craig has been best known for playing the secret agent, James Bond. He has played Bond in 4 films and will portray the agent once more in the 2019 installment. Along with film, Craig has also helped bring Bond to life by doing voice work for video games. Aside from Bond, Craig has appeared in productions such as “Layer Cake,” “Munich,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
Brad Pitt, $240 Million
The award-winning actor and producer, Brad Pitt, has had a notable career in Hollywood. He has appeared in box office hits such as “Oceans Eleven,” “Babel,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” On the production side, his films “The Departed” and “12 Years a Slave” both won the Oscar for Best Picture. Although his split with Angelina Jolie has been the topic of interest on Pitt lately, he still maintains a stable $240 million fortune.
Bruce Springsteen, $350 Million
Bruce Springsteen has created timeless hits such as “Born to Run” and “Born in the U.S.A.” His work with the E Street Band has sold over 120 million albums worldwide and has received several awards, including 20 Grammys. The New Jersey native, affectionately known as the Boss, has accumulated a wealth of $350 million.
J.K. Rowling, $1 Billion
J.K Rowling is arguably the most successful author ever. Her Harry Potter books captured the imagination of people everywhere. After the books were adapted into films, J.K. Rowling became an international superstar. The creation of the Harry Potter theme parks only further grew that wealth and fame. She continues to write books and screenplays. After creating such an iconic franchise, Rowling has earned a net worth of $1 billion.
Jami Gertz, $2 Billion
Jami Gertz’s net worth may surprise you. Many know her for her roles in films such as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Lost Boys,” and “Quicksilver,” and “Twister.” However, it wasn’t her acting that helped her earn her fortune of $2 billion. Jami is married to businessman Tony Ressler. Ressler is the co-founder of Ares Management, a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager.
Oprah Winfrey, $2.9 Billion
“The Oprah Winfrey Show” has taken the TV world by storm since it debuted in 1984. Oprah is loved by fans, and her fame helped her grow her media empire. Today, she owns and runs her own TV network, “OWN,” as well as her production company “Harpo Productions.” She has been given credit for revolutionizing the talk show circuit, which is a testament to her $2.9 billion fortune.
Steven Spielberg, $3.6 Billion
Steven Spielberg is one of, if not, the most influential directors in Hollywood history. He has directed iconic films such as “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Lincoln.” He has won several Oscars for his work, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Through all of his behind-the-scenes magic, Spielberg has earned himself a fortune of $3.6 billion.
Celine Dion, $380 Million
Celina Dion has been a celebrated artist since the 1990s. She became an international star with her 1997 album “Let’s Talk About Love,” which featured the iconic “Titanic” theme song “My Heart Will Go On.” She and her late-husband co-founded and owned Les Productions Feeling Inc., an artist management company. She currently has a residency in Las Vegas and performs to packed houses regularly. This singing sensation has earned a net worth of $380 million.
Howard Stern, $600 Million
Many could not have guessed that America’s favorite foul-mouthed radio host, Howard Stern, would be so successful. Along with hosting radio shows, he also wrote his biography which was turned into a film. His biopic grossed over $14 million in just the opening weekend. Along with radio, Stern is also regularly seen on TV as a judge on “America’s Got Talent.” With a recent contract renewal with SIRIUS radio, Stern’s $600 million fortune is only expected to grow.
George Lucas, $6.7 Billion
If you create arguably the most iconic film franchise of all time, you can expect to amass a hefty net worth. Lucas, did just that, with the creation of “Star Wars.” Lucas directed 6 of the franchise films. In 2012, Lucas sold his production company to Disney for a staggering $4 billion. Although he no longer owns Lucasfilm, he still profits from the franchise. Therefore, with more “Star Wars” film set to be released, we can expect his $6.7 billion fortune to grow.
Lisa Kelly, $500 Thousand
Lisa Kelly is a truck driver who has been featured on the reality series “Ice Road Truckers.” For many seasons, she was the only female featured on the show. She believes due to her gender she has to work “twice as hard and “get the job done as fast, or faster” than her male counterparts. Kelly was also featured in the spin-off series “Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads.”
Troy Landry, $2 Million
Troy Landry is a Louisiana native who works as an alligator hunter. Beginning in 2010, Landry and other alligator hunters became the feature of the reality series “Swamp People.” Landry has become famous with his tagline “Choot ‘Em.” Landry and his family travel the U.S. to meet fans as well as sell their own branded merchandise. Furthermore, Landry helped create a mobile app game called Choot’Em Angry Swamp.
Eddie Murphy, $85 million
Eddie Murphy is multi-talented. Not only is he a successful comedian and actor, he is also a writer, producer, and singer. He was even ranked as number ten on Comedy Central’s list of top stand-up comedians of all times. His impressive net worth comes mainly from his successful acting career. That comes as no surprise as his humor has taken over television screens for over 30 years now.
Fabio Lanzoni, $15 million
This Italian model became a worldwide sensation in the 1980s and 1990s after appearing on numerous romance novels. His modeling career helped him land other gigs in the entertainment industry such as guest roles on TV series and small roles in feature films. He is also well-known for his commercial work for products such as I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Aside from modeling and acting, Fabio has co-written several romance novels.
Danica McKellar, $3 million
Danica McKellar was a child star and is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the sitcom “The Wonder Years.” She has continued to act since the early 90s but most recently has found a lot of success in voice acting. She has voiced characters on several TV series such as “Young Justice.” McKellar is not only talented on the screen but also in the classroom. She has a degree in Mathematics and she even helped develop a new mathematical theorem.
Betty White, $45 million
Betty White has one of the longest and most successful careers in Hollywood. She started her career as an assistant at a local television station. However, she soon landed her first hosting gig and within a few years, she earned her first Emmy nomination. She made her jump into TV acting in the 1940s. She has since played countless roles in series such as “The Love Boat,” “The Golden Girls,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
Carly Simon, $65 million
Carly Simon is a singer-songwriter who rose to fame during the 1970s with several hit songs such as “Anticipation,” “You Belong to Me,” and “You’re So Vain.” She became the first artist to win a Grammy, Academy and Golden Globe Award for a song composed, written and performed by a single artist. Since her solo album debut in the 1970s, she has released 24 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles and won 2 Grammy awards.
Jesse James, $100 Million
In the 2000s, Jesse James became a household name through his TV series such as Motorcycle Mania and Monster Garage. Both shows featured Jesse and his team customizing cars and motorcycles. He further rose to prominence after marrying the actress, Sandra Bullock. Unfortunately, the two split after five years of marriage in 2010. His last TV appearance was in 2012 on “Biker Build-off.” Today, he lives in Texas with his new wife, who is a professional drag racer.
Giorgio Tsoukalos, $2 Million
Giorgio Tsoukalos is most well-known for his theories about aliens. He has appeared on several reality series to discuss his idea that ancient alien astronauts came down to earth and interacted with ancient human civilizations. He often appears on the series “Ancient Aliens.” On this series, he has also worked as a consulting producer. Before he was an alien theorist, he worked as a bodybuilding promoter for IFCC sanctioned contests.
Danielle Harris, $10 Million
Danielle Harris was a child actress who appeared in films such as “The Last Boy Scout” and “Free Willy.” As she got older and landed more mature roles, she became known as the “Scream Queen.” Harris has played roles in several hit horror films such as “Halloween,” “Stake Land,” and “Camp Dread.” Danielle has also worked behind the camera as a director and producer. During an interview in February 2018, she said she was putting a team together for her next directorial project.
Laura Dotson, $4.5 Million
Laura Dotson has been working in the auctioneering business since 1988. She currently owns and operates American Auctioneers with her husband Dan. The company specializes in auctioning storage units, estates, business inventories, and equipment. The company averages about 2 auctions per day, six days a week. Since 2010, Laura and her husband have been featured as the main auctioneers on the reality series “Storage Wars.”
Brandi Passante, $2 Million
Brandi Passante is featured on the A&E reality series, “Storage Wars.” She is often seen buying lockers with her boyfriend Jerrod Schultz. Along with bidding on unpaid storage lockers, Brandi and Jerrod also own “Now and Then Second Hand Store,” in California. The store also sells their merchandise online. Through her appearances on the reality series as well as finding treasure in storage lockers, Brandi has earned a net worth of $2 million.
Kelly Dale, $2.5 Million
Kelly Dale was the driving force behind the creation of the antique restoration shop, Rick’s Restoration. Kelly teamed up with Rick, as the marketing manager and co-owner, to help launch the business. The shop, of course, has been extremely successful. Its success only continued to grow after the debut of the History channel series “American Restoration,” in 2010.
Tia Torres, $300 Thousand
Tia Torres has been taking care of animals since she was a young child. Therefore, as an adult, she made it her career and mission in life to care for animals in need. As an animal rescue and care specialist, she opened Villalobos Rescue Center. The center has been featured on the reality series “Pitbulls & Parolees,” since 2009. Tia said her mission through appearing on the show as well as running her shelter is today in hopes that one day she will no longer have to.
Tania Torres, $150 Thousand
Tania Torres is the daughter of Villalobos Rescue Center founder, Tia Torres. Like her mother, she has also made it her life mission to help rescue animals. Her daily work at the shelter has been featured on the reality series “Pitbulls and Parolees.” From her reality series salary as well as her work at the shelter, Tania has earned a net worth of $150,000.
Christine Ha, $200 Thousand
Christina Ha was the winner of season 3 of MasterChef in 2012. To this day, she is the first and only blind contestant to win MasterChef. Since her win, she has written a cookbook as well as acted as a judge on season three of MasterChef Vietnam. She has also opened several small-scale restaurants since 2012. Through her cooking ventures, Christina Ha has earned herself a net worth of $200,000.
Whitney Miller, $1 Million
Whitney Miller was only 22-years-old when she won the first ever season of MasterChef US in 2010. Since her win, Miller has created two cookbooks, frequently appears as a guest on several cooking shows, as well as is a contributing writer for multiple food magazines. She currently works as the head chef in “The Coop” (a popular restaurant in Orlando, Florida).
Jennifer Behm, $500 Thousand
Before she was the season two winner of MasterChef, Jennifer Behm was a beauty queen. She was Miss Delaware in 1991. However, she turned in her crown for an apron. Since her win in 2011, she has opened her own catering company called Pink Martini as well as opened a restaurant with her husband called Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen. She is often seen doing public appearances as well as working as acting as a judge in cooking contests.
Mike Wolfe, $4 Million
You know Mike Wolfe better as one half of the duo from the reality TV show American Pickers. On the show, Mike and crew look through storage units, old barns, yard sales, and flea markets in search of great finds. His $4 million net worth represents not only his wealth accumulated from the show, but also from his lucrative flips over the years.
Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, $5 Million
Better known as “Big Hoss,” Corey Harrison has earned a pretty penny while appearing on the hit reality TV show Pawn Stars. The show is a family affair, as it also features his father and grandfather, too. Corey has been a part of the family business since age 8, although he probably never figured he’d be a TV star at some point in his future!
Chip Hailstone, $100,000
Chip Hailstone has been seen by TV audiences on the show Life Below Zero, which is shown on the National Geographic channel. On the show, Chip is part of one of six families working to survive life in a particularly harsh part of Alaska. Chip, his wife, and their seven kids live off the land and move around as needed in order to access food in the wild.
Todd Hoffman, $5 Million
As one of the main stars of the reality show Gold Rush: Alaska, Todd Hoffman has reportedly made about $100,000 per episode. Hoffman probably didn’t expect that when he began mining in 2010 as a way of following his father’s footsteps. Although he is now worth quite a bit of money, Hoffman is still always looking for the next mining opportunity.
Beth Chapman, $2 Million
Beth Chapman is best known for appearing on the reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.” She acted as executive producer for “On the Hunt.” In 2016, she was elected National Bail Bonds Association President. She has since used her position to lobby for bail bondsmen’s rights. Through taking down fugitives and legislation, Chapman was earned herself a net worth of $2 million.
Parker Schnabel, $2 Million
Parker Schnabel is best known for his role in Gold Rush Alaska. This show is based on the mining efforts of a few families that run their own companies in Canada. Parker grew up in the mining fields and claims he used to “watch his grandfather” in the mining company. After his first operation, Parker earned a whopping 13 million dollars in gold. To his dismay, much of that money went towards operation costs.
Richard Rawlings, $15 Million
Richard Rawlings is the owner of Gas Monkey Garage. At the garage, Richard and his team restore old cars for profit. He and his business are featured on the Discovery Channel series “Fast N’ Loud.” Rawlings has expanded his Gas Monkey empire and has opened a Bar and grille as well as a live music venue under the same name. Through his car proceedings as well as his other business ventures, Rawlings has earned himself a net worth of $15 million.
Atz Kilcher, $5 Million
Atz Kilcher is best known for being featured in the reality series “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” The series shows how Altz, along with other families, continue to live off the land as well as maintain their homesteads. Aside from being a reality star, Kilcher is also a musician and has released several songs. His daughter, Jewel, inherited his musical genes and is a world-renowned pop star.
Atz Lee Kilcher, $2 Million
Atz Lee Kilcher is one of the many people featured on the reality series “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Like he did throughout his childhood, Atz Lee and his family live off the Alaskan land. When Atz Lee was younger, he left Alaska in search of bigger and better things. However, he realized the Alaskan wilderness was where he belonged. He never wants to live in mainland U.S.A. ever again.
Jewel Kilcher, $30 Million
Jewel Kilcher, better known just as Jewel, was born in Homer, Alaska. Her father was a musician and it was apparent at an early age that she had inherited the musical genes. She left Alaska at 15 years old to pursue singing. After being noticed during a performance in a coffee shop in California, she was signed to Atlantic Records. She released her first album in 1995. The album went 12-times platinum. She has since released over 10 more studio albums.
Sabrina Soto, $2 Million
Sabrina Soto is best known for her work on The High/Low Project and as a featured designer on HGTV’d. She has made guest appearances on countless other series such as White House Christmas, Get It Sold, Real Estate Intervention, and HGTV Green Home. Along with TV show host, Soto is also a Target home style expert as well as a licensed real estate agent.
Joe Montana, $80 million
Joe Montana has been given several nicknames such as Comeback Joe and Golden Joe, due to his amazing career in the NFL. During his career, he partook in and won 4 Super Bowls. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. However, since retiring from football Montana has retained a low profile.
Paige Spiranac, $1 million
Paige Spiranac rose through the ranks of the sports industry as a professional trick-shot golfer. She played professionally for about a year and participated in tournaments such as the Cactus Tour and the Dubai Ladies Masters. However, she recently made headlines for posing in the 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Spiranac is also a big supporter of Cybersmile, a nonprofit against cyberbullying.
Ruby Rose, $2 million
Ruby Rose became a prominent name in the entertainment industry as a host on MTV Australia. From there, she landed various high-profile modeling gigs, which eventually paved the way for her to enter Hollywood. She had a recurring role on the hit series “Orange is the New Black,” as well as roles in action films such as “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” and “John Wick: Chapter 2.” Through her work as a VJ, DJ, actress, and model, Ruby Rose has earned a net worth of $2 million.
Egypt Sherrod, $2 million
After receiving her telecommunications degree from a university in Philadelphia, Egypt Sherrod began her career at a local radio station. As her popularity grew, she earned her real estate license. She was well-liked by the public, and therefore, she was easily able to jump into broadcasting and became a correspondent for series such as “The Maury Show.” However, more recently, she is best-known for her work on “Property Virgins.”
Aaron Kaufman, $6 Million
Aaron Kaufman rose to national fame as one of the presenters of the reality series “Fast N’ Loud.” However, beginning in 2018, he has stepped into the leading role of the new reality series “Shifting Gear with Aaron Kaufman.” The series will follow Aaron and his team as they restore old cars in his show called Arclight Fabrication.
Mike Brewer, $1.5 Million
Mike Brewer has been interested cars all his life as his father worked as a customizer. Mike, however, began his career in cars as a motor trader. He began his TV career presenting on “Deals on Wheels.” The series was subsequently followed by appearances on shows such as “Wrecks to Riches” and “Auto Traders.” However, today, Brewer is best known for his work on “Wheeler Dealers.”
Kurt Busch, $50 Million
Kurt Busch is a professional stock car racer. As he is a second generation driver, he has been around the racing world his whole life. Today, he races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. Aside from being a good driver, he is also known for his crazy and volatile behavior on the track. Through his various endorsement and races, Busch has earned himself a sizeable net worth of $50 million.
Brad Meltzer, $20 Million
Brad Meltzer worked hard in order to obtain his status as one of the best contemporary American writers. He was the first of his family to attend a 4-year college. He also received 24 rejections letters for his first novel. However, that only motivated him more. His second novel “Tenth Justice” was a hit and became a New York Times bestseller. In total, he has written 25 books and several comic books.
Mike Rowe, $35 Million
Mike Rowe began his career as an actor on the stage. Due to a bet with a friend, he made the jump into TV as a host on QVC. Although it started as a gag, his hosting job at QVC was the beginning of his successful hosting career. He has hosted hit series such as “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Got To Do It.” He has also worked as the narrator for several series such as “Deadliest Catch” and “Shark Week.”
Christina El Moussa, $4 million
Along with her ex, Tarek El Moussa, Christina was part of the couple that made Flip or Flop a runaway hit for HGTV. On the show, the couple would buy houses for low prices, do some work on them and then “flip” them for a higher price, earning a tidy profit along the way. Her efforts have helped her build up a very nice net worth.
Debby Ryan, $4 million
Debby Ryan was a child star who rose to prominence in Hollywood on the hit children’s TV series, “Barney & Friends.” She was quickly noticed and signed by Disney, which led to appearances in series such as “The Suite Life On Deck” and “The Wizards of Waverly Place.” She has been able to transition from child star to normal adult actor without any scandal (unlike many Disney child stars). Her most recent role was in the 2018 mystery film “Cover Versions.” She also is the lead singer of the band “The Never Ending.”
Ronda Rousey, $12 Million
Ronda Rousey is a champion MMA and judoka fighter. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Rousey became the first American woman to win a medal in Judo. She has also participated in several fights in WWE. Outside of fighting, she has made appearances in several films as well as written an autobiography, My Fight, Your Fight. Rousey has fought her way to an amazing net worth of $12 million.
Edd China, $1.5 Million
Edd China is best known as the co-presenter of the Discovery Channel series “Wheeler and Dealers.” The mechanic and motor specialist host the series from 2003-2017. Along with working on “Wheelers and Dealers,” China also acts as the managing director for companies Grease Junkie and Cummfy Banana Ltd. He has made guest appearances on several other series such as “Top Gear,” “Scrapheap Challenge,” and “Fifth Gear.”
Chip & Joanna Gaines, $16 Million
Chip and Joanna Gaines gained worldwide recognition after their roles on the reality television series Fixer Upper which ended after the fifth season. Apparently, the show itself was a huge success and granted them 30,000 per episode. Their overall net worth is said to be an approximate 16 million dollars (8 million per person).
Duane “Dog” Chapman, $6 Million
Dog the Bounty Hunter rose to national fame after capturing the Max Factor cosmetic heir. Once his names entered the headlines, TV producers came knocking and “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” the reality series was born. The show has spawned several spin-offs, such as “Dog and Beth: On The Hut.” Along with hunting, Dog has also written an autobiography that was on the New York Times bestseller list.
Frank Fritz, $4 Million
Frank Fritz is the other half of the hit show American Pickers, along with longtime pal Mike Wolfe. Frank prides himself on finding value in objects that others overlook, but he has a particular passion for motorcycles. Many times, a lot of the show’s funniest moments come from partner Mike trying to keep Frank from going crazy with his spending.
Ariel Winter, $9 million
Ariel Winter is both an on-screen and voice actress. She is well known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the TV show “Modern Family.” And if you ever watched the animated movie “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” or the Disney Junior show “Sofia the First” you may recognize her voice. The successful star has a current net worth of $9 million. With a salary of $70,000 per episode of Modern Family, we are not surprised.
Patrick Swayze – $40m
Patrick Swayze earned his impressive net worth by being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 80s and 90s. The actor starred in such classics as Point Break, Road House, and Dirty Dancing, which also earned him an evergreen hit song with “She’s Like The Wind.” Swayze’s career cooled a bit in the 2000s but not a $40 mil is not a bad haul.
Kate Gosselin From Jon & Kate Plus 8, $200,000
Kate was the star of the reality series Jon And Kate Plus Eight. The show followed the lives of Kate and her then-husband Jon as they raised eight kids (they had twins and sextuplets). However, the two divorced in 2009 and the show continued as Kate Plus 8, portraying her life as a single mom. Since then she has dabbled in television, competing on Dancing With The Stars and The Apprentice. She has also written three bestselling books about parenthood.
Jon Gosselin From Jon & Kate Plus 8, $10,000
After Kate and Jon divorced, Jon was kicked off their reality series. This started a legal battle between Jon and the producers of the show and his conduct prevented him from capitalizing on his fame with a new show. Since the show ended he has worked as a DJ.
Aretha Franklin, $80 million
The Queen of Soul and one of the most legendary singers of the 20th century, Aretha Franklin passed away last month. The singer had earned 18 Grammies, was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and had 73 top 100 songs, a record she held for decades. This incredible career left her with a net worth of $80 million and the love of millions of more fans.
Randy Orton, $11 million
Randy Orton is one of professional wrestling’s biggest stars. Since debuting in 2001, Orton has won several champion titles, and has become one of the WWE’s greatest attractions and merchandise sellers, earning him $2.9 million in 2017 alone!