Hollywood’s Bankroll: Unveiling the RICHEST Celebrities in the World

By Krystal Brown

Prepare to be astounded as we delve into the realm of mind-boggling celebrity earnings, where the riches of these high-paid individuals leave us average folks in awe.

Kylie Jenner – $590M

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Kylie is the youngest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, and at the age of 25, has her own cosmetic brand and is the highest paid celebrity. To begin the process of her cosmetic business, Kylie spent $250,000 of her modelling earnings to launch her lip kit in 2015. 

Kayne West – $170M

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45 year old Kayne, who is ex-husband to Kylie Jenner’s sister, Kim Kardashian, comes in second for highest paid celebrity. His fortune includes 5% in Kim’s shape wear brand, cash, value of his music catalog and real estate. 

Roger Federer – $106.3M

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Roger became the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time due to his sponsor portfolio. His biggest payday was from his stake in a Swiss athletic apparel company. 

Christiano Ronaldo – $105M 

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Ronaldo was the first person in the world to reach 500M followers across his social media. Ronaldo has a lifetime deal with Nike, along with his CR7-branded clothing, accessories, hotels and gyms which brings in his money.

Lionel Messi – $104M

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Messi put two against his rival Ronaldo when he was Ballon d-Or’s best soccer player for the 7th time. He has been able to earn up to $165million per year in incentives and salaries. 

Tyler Perry – $97M 

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Best known for his “Madea” franchise, the director, producer, actor and writer started out in live theater. His wealth is from his producing and from a library which dates back to the early 1990s. 

Neymar – $95.5M

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A couple of years ago a contract extension was signed by Neymar where he is tied to Paris Saint-Germain until 2025. Neymar has thrown himself into the world of NFTs. He signed with the platform NFTSTAR and spent over $1M on two Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.  

Howard Stern – $90M 

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Howard is the world’s highest paid radio host. This is thanks to an eight-figure annual contract he has with SiriusXM. Stern is best known for his honest celebrity interviews, and he’s been doing these for 25 years. 

LeBron James – $88.2M

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LeBron was the first NBA player that became a billionaire. He has earned more than $431M in pre tax salary from stints with the Cavaliers, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Dwayne Johnson – $87.5M

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Dwayne is one of the most loved actors of all time. Thanks to a lot of box office hits, Dwayne can earn more than $20M per movie. He also earns money on small-screen programs such as the NBC competition show “The Titan Games.” 

Ellen DeGeneres – $84M

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Ellen is best known for her scare cams on her show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She started her career as a stand-up comedian and rose to fame with her sitcom “Ellen”. From hosting her show, Ellen earns an eight figure wage, and she has also earned millions from producing shows like “Little Big Shots”. 

Bill Simmons – $82.5M

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After a falling out with ESPN, Bill launched a sports media company called The Ringer. This includes a podcast network of more than 3 dozen shows, a sports news website and a film production unit. Bill then sold The Ringer to Spotify in March 2020. 

Elton John – $81M

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In 2019, when Elton John did his Yellow Brick Road Tour, he grossed $212M. However, due to the pandemic, he has had to put the rest of his tour on hold for a while. 

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