Luxury Life Of Women Who Work In Entertainment
These people have more than earned their place in the entertainment world. They are very wealthy, yes, but they also worked very hard for their money. They are bold, hilarious, and stunning - inside and out. They gave it their all and got rewarded for it. Here are 20 of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry.
#20 Ariana Grande - Net Worth: 100 Million
Since she launched her first single “The Way”, she has been blowing us away with her voice. Born in 1993, this beauty is about to turn 27 but looks so much younger. She is not only a singer but also a songwriter. She gives her strength in our down moments and also has great tunes for an amazing party.
However, she started off her career as an actress as Cat Valentine in the show ‘Victorious’, and its spin-off ‘Sam & Cat’. She is all grown-up now and we got to witness her evolve. According to Vogue, she is currently making an astounding 48 million a year! She has also won quite a few awards.
The singer, still at the early of her career, has already won a Grammy, a Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, among several others. Furthermore, all of her albums are either platinum or have a higher rank. At the moment, her net worth is 100 million, but we suspect she is not going to stop there.
#19 Scarlett Johansson - Net Worth: 165 Million
Since she was quite young, she knew what she wanted to do and started acting on stage as a child. She made her debut in 1994, but it would not be until two years later that her natural talent would be recognized. The natural-born star is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
She also has quite a few arrays of awards to her name, such as a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, and five Golden Globes. According to Vogue, she is currently taking home 56 million a year. She has mastered her craft and is one of the most requested actresses in the business.
#18 Sofia Vergara - Net Worth: 180 Million
Born in Colombia, the actress has us all on our knees with her amazing accent. She is not only stunning, but she is also a brilliant actress and has earned her place in the entertainment world. Although she made her debut in 1995, it would not be until years later that the public would give her the due credit.
From 2009 to this year, she has been playing the character we all know and love, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, in ‘Modern Family’. However, she did not put anything on hold throughout the duration of the show having participated in several films such as ‘New Year’s Eve’, ‘Chef’, and ‘Hot Pursuit’. In 2015, she won finally won her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
#17 Reese Witherspoon - Net Worth: 200 Million
Witherspoon is also among one of the highest-paid actresses in the business. She started off her career in 1991 with the ‘The Man in the Moon’, but she only truly became known to the public after her participation as the lead character in ‘Legally Blonde’ as Elle Woods, in 2001.
However, she is not all fun and games, she has since become a producer and an entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched Draper James, a fashion brand focused not only in retail but also in home décor. She has also released her own book ‘Whiskey in a Teacup’, in 2018. Currently, according to Vogue, the actress is making 35 million yearly.
#16 Pink - Net Worth: 200 Million
Pink, whose birth name is Alecia Beth Moore - just in case you were curious -, has turned herself into a brand for all the rebels out there who want the best and the worst that life has to give them. She has heartbreaking songs and others just to celebrate life. Known for her rebellious style, she has gotten several awards.
In 1995, she decided to part way with her former band Choice and go solo; and it was the best decision she could have made. Her first solo album, ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ was a certified double-platinum and it broke the billboard. Since then, she has become an unstoppable icon. According to Forbes, she is currently taking home 52 million a year.
#15 Nicole Kidman - Net Worth: 250 Million
Kidman is another outstanding actress who is getting very well-paid for her craft. Born in 1967, she made her debut in 1983 with the film ‘Bush Christmas’, but her big break came with the thriller ‘Dead Calm’ and the miniseries ‘Bangkok Hilton’. Since then, she went on to get much bigger rules.
The amazing actress and, may I add, producer, has won quite her fair share of awards throughout her almost four-decade-long career, including two Emmys, an Academy Award, and four Golden Globes. At the age of 52, she is still as stunning as ever and more experienced than ever. For that reason, she is earning 34 million yearly.
#14 Jennifer Aniston - Net Worth: 300 Million
Born from famous parents in the acting world, she had good examples at home of what success looks like, and she went for it. She became internationally known in 1994 after the airing of the acclaimed TV series ‘Friends’ - which is still quite “in” nowadays. We all instantly fell in love with Rachel and her utter lack of notion of what the real world is.
Since then, she has become one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and for a good reason. She has mastered her art and is currently, according to Vogue, making the “small” amount of 28 million a year. However, we have a feeling that that value is going to up quite soon.
Since 2019, she has been starring - along with another high-paid actress we have already mentioned, Reese Whitherspoon - in Apple TV+’s recent release ‘The Morning Show’ and they are both doing quite amazingly. Aniston, of course, already has been included on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. She celebrated her victory alongside her father, John Aniston.
#13 Shakira - Net Worth: 300 Million
The hips do not lie and neither does her bank account. Since 1990, the singer has been in the business singing not only in English but also in Spanish, conquering fans all over the globe. Aside from her amazing singing and dancing skills (and that amazing hair), she is also a record producer and a philanthropist.
In 1997, she founded Pies Descalzos Foundation to help special schools for the children who most need it in Colombia, where she was born. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She has taken her huge influence and made something incredible out of it. She is not only beautiful on the outside, but she also has the kindest of hearts.
So far Shakira has won, at least, three Grammys, twelve Latin Grammys, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, and, of course, her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Currently, according to Vogue, the mother-of-two is taking home 35 million a year. We cannot wait for her next album!
#12 Mariah Carey - Net Worth: 320 Million
Mariah Carey and her incredible high pitch have been getting to us since 1989. She reaches notes that almost no one else can. However, it was in 1993 that she achieved her status as an international stars wit her album ‘Music Box’, followed by ‘Merry Christmas’, in 1994, and ‘Daydream’, in 1995.
Although she has had her ups and downs throughout her career, she has left her mark with her outstanding voice, love and break up songs, and also, some incredible music to party to. She writes her own songs, she is a record producer, an actress, a philanthropist, and an entrepreneur. She has been conquering the world one day at a time.
#11 Lady Gaga - Net Worth: 320 Million
Although her looks have changed quite a bit over the years, when she first started, our chins dropped to the floor with her more than extravagant looks and her sassiness. She knew what she wanted and she went for it. However, she started small with open mic nights and that is where she was spotted.
She has been reinventing herself since the beginning of her career and we never know what will come next, and that is what made her worldwide famous from the get-go. She has also made quite a mark in the acting world, having even won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Horror Story: Hotel’.
Her most recent hit in the acting world was with the film ‘A Star Is Born’, which made us all cry our eyes out - do not try to deny it -, alongside Bradley Cooper. According to Forbes, the singer/actress is currently making an astounding 50 million yearly. Fully devoted to her art, she does not cease to surprise us.
#10 Kim Kardashian - Net Worth: 350 Million
Kim Kardashian is the reason why everyone wants to be curvy nowadays. Before, everyone wanted to be as thin as it got and blonde, and she came in and changed the whole game. She proved to the world that you do not have to starve yourself to be a supermodel.
However stunning she might be, she has proven that she is not just a pretty face from a reality show. Her late father, Robert Kardashian, was an attorney, and, according to CNBC, she is currently studying hard to help with current prisoners, with either minor crimes or wrongful convictions, get out of incarceration.
Nonetheless, even though she does not have her degree yet, using her influence and all her efforts, she has already helped at least 5 now-former prisoners gaining their freedom, according to Refinery29, in her fight for prison reform. According to Forbes, the mother-of-four is bringing in 67 million yearly. Of course, if put together with her husband’s income, it is a different story.
#9 Taylor Swift - Net Worth: 400 Million
Since the beginning, Taylor Swift has exposed her personal feelings in her songs, written by her. There is always a narrative and it is usually around heartbreaks. She also started quite young, having signed her first deal with Sony at the age of 14. She goes from in love, to heartbroken, to vengeful in a split second, and we absolutely love it.
Since the beginning of her career, she has won 10 Grammys and an Emmy Award. She is also the most-awarded musician, having won 29 American Music Awards and 23 Billboard Music Awards. For that reason, and for curing hearts all over the globe, according to Vogue, she is currently making 185 million a year.
#8 Jennifer Lopez - Net Worth: 400 Million
Known as J. Lo, she is from The Bronx, like she says in her song. No matter how far the singer gets, she has always kept herself grounded and that is why the public unquestionably adores her. She has made herself an icon to every woman out there trying to make it.
Nowadays, she is not only a singer, but also an actress (and a good one), a fashion designer, a producer, and a businesswoman. She is doing it all because she believed she could. According to Vogue, the mother-of-two is taking home 43 million yearly. And, at the age of 50, she still looks 30!
#7 Ellen DeGeneres - Net Worth: 490 Million
She has conquered us not only with her beautiful blue eyes but with her persona. Always making people laugh, always giving away huge prizes, always making her guests feel uncomfortable in the most adorable way; She is one of the best hosts on television, there is no questioning that.
Since 2003, she has had her own talk show, which we all known and love, ‘The Elle DeGeneres Show’ and for that, she has won 30 Emmys and 20 People’s Choice Awards, apart from all the other several awards. According to Forbes, our beloved host, has been earning 87.5 million a year.
#6 Beyoncé - Net Worth: 500 Million
She is from Houston, Texas, baby! And she has come to talk about women empowerment and make every single woman in the world feel like they own it. She is the spitting image of what a brave and powerful woman should look like and has turned herself into a role model.
She is one of the world’s best-selling artists. Throughout her career, counting the time she was with Destiny’s Child and The Carters, she has won a total of 24 Grammy Awards. There was one night in particular, in 2010, where she won six Grammys! For all these reasons, she is currently making 81 million a year.
#5 Rihanna - Net Worth: 500 Million
When she first came out with ‘Pon de Replay’, everyone thought that she would just be another hit it and quit it type of situation in the music world. It took her some time, but she has achieved stardom. However, according to CNN, music is not where most of her fortune comes from.
Her partnership with LVMH - which owns brands such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton - is one of her biggest sources of income. She has also launched her own cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, which has been skyrocketing before it was even on the market. Nothing is stopping her.
She also told CNN that she is as driven as she was at the start. She is doing it all because of the love she has for it and not because of the money anymore. It is certain that money always comes in-handy, but when you are doing something you love, your goals change over time.
#4 Madonna - Net Worth: 850 million
Madonna started off her career a long time ago and has been able to change along with the times and keep herself relevant. She is where female powerful music started and she worked her way up the chain. No matter how many years have passed, her concerts continue to sell out.
Throughout her over four-decade-long career, she has won seven Grammy Awards and 20 MTV Video Music Awards. She has released 14 albums so far, with her latest being in 2019, ‘Madame X’. She is not only a singer, but also a songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. At the age of 61, she is still known as the “Queen of Pop”.
#3 Kylie Jenner - Net Worth: 1 Billion
Over the course of the years, we have come to know Kylie Jenner, naked and raw, and we just love it. With her life exposed on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, she had to learn how to deal with fame from a very young age, and she did not mind it one bit.
She has become one of the most influential people on social media with her posts reaching millions and millions of likes each time. She has grown a lot over the year and, at the age of 22, she is a self-made billionaire after launching her brand, Kylie Cosmetics. She is also now the mother of the lovely Stormi.
#2 J. K. Rowling - Net Worth: 1 Billion
She came from nothing and built a multi-million-dollar empire. When she first started writing, she was an employed single mother, according to SCMP, and she came up with one of the best ideas of all time. Since then, she has become an absolute hit and has a legion of fans all over the globe.
She did not just create books, she created pure art, the ‘Harry Potter’ series, and everything that came after that. She has been cashing in for every film, every franchise, every little piece of merchandise sold, and, well, she is no longer struggling, earning about 54 million a year, according to Forbes.
#1 Oprah Winfrey - Net Worth: 3.5 Billion
Another amazing example of overcoming struggle is our beloved and adored Oprah Winfrey. After a terrible childhood, she decided she was not going to let that define the rest of her life. Since 1986, she has had her own talk show, and, according to SCMP, it has been ranking as number one since it first aired.
It was only shortly after she started her show, in 1994, that she was welcomed into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She has helped not only women but also men cope with everyday struggles and life-long dilemmas. When Oprah says something, you truly believe it in your heart and live by it.
She has proven that she is not only an incredible person when the cameras are rolling. She has given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, has made several donations to those in need, and, in 1998, she created Oprah’s Angel Network which helps nonprofit organizations from all over the world. She deserves all the wealth, she is a brilliant and kind human being.
We have shown you examples of women that, yes, are very wealthy, but also have a tender heart and have been and are still guiding generations all over the world. However, you do not have to be filthy rich to be an outstanding human being. What was the kindest thing you have ever done? Tell us all about it in the comment section!