TAYLOR SWIFT– $185 MILLION
While many 29-year old girls are still strutting their stuff in dance clubs nightly, certified chart-topper Taylor Swift is busy adding digits to her million-value net worth. Her concert tours are as dense as her home security system, with last year’s Reputation Stadium Tour hailed the highest-grossing among all other tours in the U.S.
And the singer knows how to play her tune well. When she left her home studio, the Big Machine Records, in 2018 and moved to Universal’s Republic Records, she demanded a share in the proceeds of the eventual sale of Universal’s $1 billion stake in Spotify. We’re not sure if she tried having the same deal with BMR, though.
KYLIE JENNER – $170 MILLION
Reality T.V. star Kylie Jenner earned the title as the “youngest self-made billionaire” ever at age 21, and rightfully so. She made investments from her earnings as a model and shelled out $250,000 to build her own makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, which sold around $360 million worth of products in 2018, only three years after its conception.
In May 2019, Kylie let out news about her new vegan Kylie Skin line. She also revealed her plan to come up with a baby line and wasted no time working on its trademark registration. With $1B net worth, Kylie is definitely hard to keep up with.
KANYE WEST – $150 MILLION
Famous rapper Kanye West surely knows how to capitalize on his popularity. He came up with his own shoe line called Yeezy and smartly collaborated with Adidas under a deal of 15% royalty paid him for every shoe pair sold. With a 12-month sale worth around $1 billion, the music artist is very far from bankruptcy.
Taking him even further is his separate revenue from Yeezy apparel, whose sales go to West 100%. Truly, luck seems to be by his side, with his music career continuing to bloom, his investments raking in profit, and his romantic relationship getting stronger. For West, nothing, as they say, is going south!
LIONEL MESSI – $127 MILLION
Some people are good at sports, and some are awesome in it, that they make a living out of their games. Professional footballer Lionel Messi won 33 club titles and scored 603 goals out of 687 games since he started in 2003. His resume boasts of five FIFA Player of the Year awards and a record six times highest scorer in the European Golden Shoe competition. No wonder Barcelona locked him in a contract that will last until the year 2021 with an annual salary of $80 million, boosting his credit score several notches up.
Even the $250,000 fine that he paid three years ago for convicted tax fraud didn’t cause any dent on his savings!
ED SHEERAN – $110 MILLION
English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran sings his way to millions. A serial chart-topper, his album “Divide” was awarded Grammy’s Best Pop Vocal Album in 2018 and has run its “The Divide Tour” for more than two years, earning more than $600 million around the globe, a degree achieved only by a few.
Sheeran is known for featuring artists in a compilation album, such as the No. 6 Collaborations Project, which he announced in May 2018. The album, which features industry hotshots Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Cardi B., is expected to dominate the airwaves and explode in sales even before recording starts.
CRISTIANO RONALDO – $109 MILLION
Football hottie Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid for nine years, bagging the coveted FIFA Player of the Year Award five times and earning the UEFA Champions League’s undefeated goal score of all time. Even his social media accounts top the list of most followed athlete’s page with close to 400 million followers. We’re almost certain he installed highly reliable home security systems to avoid uncontrolled fans from barging in.
Famous as he is, Cristiano was not spared from controversies. In January, he was charged with tax evasion, which he settled with a $21 million fine. That wouldn’t have hurt his $109 million net worth for long.
NEYMAR – $105 MILLION
Another famous footballer making it big in the numbers game is Brazilian player Neymar, whose contract with Barcelona was bought out by Paris Saint-Germain at $263 million, the most lucrative contract purchase in the world by far. As part of the investment planning, PSG signed up Neymar with a five-year contract lasting until 2022 with a paycheck of $350 million, no less!
Following the “trend” among football stars, Neymar was convicted with tax evasion and was fined $1.2 million in 2016. But his social media followers with more than 200 million in the count can attest that the athlete just shrugged it off.
EAGLES – $100 MILLION
Indeed, no one can forget the American rock band that helped shape today’s music, The Eagles. After they were introduced in 1971, the band has been one of the world’s best-selling bands to date, with more than 200 million records sold, including 100 million albums in the U.S. alone.
The success was cut short when they broke up in July 1980, but their comeback showed that many of their fans were willing to get cash loans to hear their sound again. Their first tour since the death of a bandmate, An Evening With The Eagles, grossed more than $3.5 million per stop.
DR. PHIL MCGRAW – $95 MILLION
Who needs a therapist when you can watch Dr. Phil Mcgraw’s talk show on T.V.? The intriguing episodes of Dr. Phil truly helped McGraw’s crawl to success, as it continues to be one of the most-watched shows on television. The Oprah protégé had many side projects, including a best-selling book titled Family First, and his income primarily comes from his gabfest fees and advertising.
Answering one of the most frequently asked questions, McGraw is not a practicing doctor, but his app Doctors on Demand is now worth over $300 million. Truly, the uncanny success of McGraw is enough for insurance companies to chase him around.
CANELO ALVAREZ – $94 MILLION
Getting beaten up is truly a unique way to earn money, but it seems to be well worth it for many boxing athletes like Canelo Alvarez. After gaining almost $50 million in investment money for his first two fights alone, Alvarez is looking forward to at least a $10 million increase for every appearance in the near future. His success is indeed remarkable, as his match with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was the first non-Mayweather or Pacquiao US boxing match to earn over a million buys since 2002.
Boxing fans are now looking forward to a rematch between Alvarez and GGG, and we can’t wait either!
ROGER FEDERER – $93.4 MILLION
Demonstrating an extremely versatile style of play, Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer is no less than deserving of the title “the greatest men’s tennis player of all time.” Many were impressed by his exceptional footwork and shot-making, and he continued to dominate the court by being the only athlete who won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.
His cash bag prizes amounted to staggering amounts, including an $86 million-dollar off-court earnings from partners like Mercedes-Benz and Rolex. As a way of giving back, Federer spends much effort on money management to put up a foundation for children of Africa.
HOWARD STERN – $93 MILLION
Howard Stern described himself as the “King of All Media,” and we aren’t complaining. Being the world’s highest-paid radio host, Stern’s on-air personality brought him incredible success, along with his eight-figure contract with SiriusXM. Adding to his incredible projects is a New York Times’ nonfiction bestseller, Howard Stern Comes Again, his first book in more than 20 years. Although Stern has been quite busy with offers pouring in left and right, the shock jock will soon enjoy his retirement after his contract expires in December 2020.
With a net worth of $650 million dollars, Stern is bound to make some investment planning in the near future.
J.K. ROWLING – $92 MILLION
The incredible words that brought the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life came from J.K. Rowling, the highest-paid author of 2019.No one could have predicted the success of the books, the impact of which we can still see today, 22 years since its first release. Although a bulk of her income and credit reports no longer come from the sale of her novels, Rowling’s earnings stem from the many productions, films, and theme parks about The Boy Who Lived.
Today, Harry Potter is still a name we all love, as broadway shows like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and movies like Fantastic Beasts dominate the big screen.
RUSSELL WILSON – $89.5 MILLION
After he signed his four-year contract extension with Seahawks, Russell Wilson grew to become NFL’s highest-paid player. His incredible stint as an athlete includes holding the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through seven seasons. Although it seems like his career is showing no signs of bankruptcy, the six-time Pro Bowler has more going on for him, as he holds a CEO position for brand management firm West2East Empire.
One of the notable moments in Wilson’s career is leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first and only Super Bowl Championship. Talented and loved as he is, we can see why fans are following him to every game.
DWAYNE JOHNSON – $89.4 MILLION
When Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson traded the wrestling ring for the red carpet, many didn’t expect that he would achieve incredible success in the field of acting. Today, Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world, with his celebrity earnings reaching up to $89.4 million. All the credit should be given to Johnson for this success. No one knows his worth more than he does, as he commands eight-figure talent fees for franchise films like Jumanji and Hobbs and Shaw.
To top it all off, Johnson’s popularity has also landed him a collaboration with sportswear brand Under Armour, where he released a line of clothing, shoes, and headphones.
AARON RODGERS – $89.3 MILLION
While many of us chase success throughout our lives, it seems to be the other way around for American football quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Considered by some as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Rodgers dominated the sports industry with the highest career passer rating in NFL history. One of his many accomplishments includes being the fastest quarterback to reach 300 passing touchdowns, which he accomplished in 144 games.
The seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time MVP winner has an astonishing earning of $89.3 million from his athletic career, his $50 million venture, his minority ownership stake in NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, and other big investments.
LEBRON JAMES – $89 MILLION
Uber popular NBA player Lebron James is NBA’s top endorser and has been awarded MVP four times. He signed a four-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, with a salary of $153 million. Even if he retires earlier, we’re sure he has insurance and retirement funds ready.
But the court superstar is more than just about balls. He also has a head for business and a heart for the needy. He co-founded the wellness company Ladder, along with Cindy Crawford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Lindsey Vonn and owns 27 Blaze Pizza franchises around Chicago and South Florida. Moreover, his LeBron James Family Foundation helps send less fortunate kids to school. Now, that’s a winning shot!
RUSH LIMBAUGH – $87 MILLION
American radio personality Rush Limbaugh is a conservative political commentator and author. He also hosted a TV program previously, but he is best known for the syndicated radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, which has been airing for 30 years. With $500 million net worth and a salary of $87 million, the conservative political commentator has enough investment money to go after his passion.
In fact, Limbaugh just did when he followed his love for writing and authored seven books. This includes “Rush Revere,” a five-title book series for kids. At age 68, avid followers need not worry about him retiring soon because Limbaugh doesn’t seem to be in a, uhm, rush!
ELTON JOHN – $84 MILLION
English singer and composer Sir Elton John is one of the world’s best-selling artists, having sold more than 300 million records. Achieving 38 gold and 31 platinum status, most of his songs were created in collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, who has been John’s trusted partner since 1967. Presently, the acclaimed musician is working on some music for the Broadway musical version of The Devil Wears Prada.
But the 72-year old Rocketman will be missing from the roads soon. He announced that Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour would be his final round. After decades in the limelight, John might be thinking of peace and quiet, and personally looking after simple household stuff like plumbing services for a change.
JAY-Z– $81 MILLION
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is as talented and famous as his superstar wife, Beyonce. No wonder, their collaboration stadium tour, Run II, was a blockbuster hit with nightly ticket sales of $5 million, reaching a total of $250 million.
Aside from his singing career, Jay-Z also has successful businesses that generate wild income and yield a positive credit score. His liquor brands Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, in partnership with Bacardi, earn millions in profit. Combined with his other investments in real estate, art, and stocks in some big corporations, the 50-year old rapper now enjoys $1B net worth.
BEYONCE KNOWLES– $81 MILLION
Famous for her golden voice and energizing dance moves, Beyonce Knowles first became known as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, a 1990’s popular girl-group. Her career’s glitter did not dim even when she became a solo artist. Her songs consistently topped the Billboard chart and dominated the airwaves, making her one of the highest-paid celebrities with $400 million net worth. Combined with her husband, Jay-Z’s net worth of $1B, it doesn’t take a finance degree to know that they are one of the richest couples in Hollywood.
Very recently, Beyonce also sealed a partnership with Adidas to bring her activewear line, Ivy Park, back on the shelves.
ELLEN DEGENERES– $80.5 MILLION
Prominent TV personality Ellen DeGeneres was a stand-up comedian and starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998. After five years, she was offered to host a talk show under her name The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which soon became a household favorite, earning her a fat paycheck. She also ventured in producing shows such as Little Big Shots, and released her own product line for Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Her hefty combined income is more than enough to commission the service of a top-notch attorney to help champion the rights of the LGBT community, which DeGeneres is a part of.
STEPHEN CURRY– $79.8 MILLION
American professional basketball star Stephen Curry plays for Golden State Warriors. He was named Most Valuable Player twice and held the league’s highest salary for two seasons. He is also considered as one of the most bankable product endorsers and collects an attractive paycheck from brands Rakuten and Palm.
In 2017, Curry established the company SC30 for efficient money management. The entity oversees his cash flow including investments, brand endorsement contracts, and sponsorships. He also put up a production company called Unanimous Media, which released the movie Breakthrough in April, under its partnership with Sony Entertainment. Curry’s reported net worth is $90 million.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH– $76.4 MILLION
Avengers star Chris Hemsworth reached the peak of stardom when he was cast for the role of Thor in the blockbuster Marvel film. To bulk up and fit in the role, Chris has undergone rigorous physical workouts. A very good investment, obviously, because his Hollywood status and pay scale also transformed after the movie’s release. Chris portrayed the God of Thunder so successfully that he stayed in the movie’s sequels, earning for him the leverage to command a $15 million salary for each.
On the sidelines, Chris also scored lucrative seven-figure endorsement deals with high-end brands Tag Huer and Hugo Boss.
DRAKE– $75 MILLION
Canadian rapper and actor Drake was initially known for his participation in the teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation until 2007. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at number one in US Billboard and eventually reached platinum, paving the musician’s way to stardom. His subsequent releases also became certified hits and earned him some Grammy Awards.
To reach a wider fan base, Drake collaborated with Migos to stage the highly successful Aubrey and the Three Migos tour, which sold more than 600,000 tickets with gross sales of $79 million. His profit shares must be more than enough to pay off whatever personal loans or money loans he may have incurred.
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST– $72 MILLION
Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, Kim Kardashian-West, rose to fame along with her family with the reality TV franchise featuring their daily lives, fights, struggles, and triumphs, including the family’s penchant for cosmetic procedures and surgical enhancement. People may smirk at the thought of showcasing their private moments and even go to lengths to have a strict home security system, but there’s no denying that the Kardashian family raked a fortune out of it.
The curvaceous wife of Kanye West also earns from KKW Beauty, her 2-year old cosmetic company, which grossed beyond $100 million in sales last year.
RYAN SEACREST– $71.5 MILLION
TV personality and producer Ryan Seacrest is indefatigable. He hosts the long-running talent show American Idol plus the daily show Live. His hosting gigs are telecast separately in Los Angeles and New York, making him probably more mobile than a moving company. But Seacrest is very well compensated, earning more than $10 million in each show. Aside from that, he also regularly hosts big events like New Year’s Eve and red carpets.
The charming host also produced the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, as well as Insatiable on Netflix. But it doesn’t end there, Seacrest also built his own men’s wear line called Ryan Seacrest Distinction. We guess there’s no stopping this guy.
SEAN COMBS– $70 MILLION
American rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs also goes by the screen names P.Diddy or Puff Daddy. He is best known for his hit singles I’ll Be Missing You, Last Night, and I Need A Girl. Aside from his successful recording career, Combs has a beverage business that carries DeLeón tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water. His lawyer helped in ensuring that his business registrations and legalities are in place.
Combs has a reported net worth of $825 million, making him one of the top 40 entrepreneurs in Forbes’ list, and a good provider to his children Quincy Combs, Justin Dior Combs, Christian Casey Combs, D’Lila Star Combs, Jessie James Combs, and Chance Combs.
JAMES PATTERSON– $70 MILLION
Famed author James Patterson is America’s most esteemed and lucratively paid author. He is known for writing thrillers, non-fictions, and romance novels with very engaging storyline. Some of his notable works are Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series. The 72-year old novelist also penned the best-selling fiction novel The President Is Missing, in collaboration with Bill Clinton in 2018.
Ranked second to JK Rowling in the list of America’s richest authors with a net worth of around $560 million, Patterson shouldn’t be bothered with mortgage rates at this point in his life and career.
METALLICA– $68.5 MILLION
Metallica is a heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1981. Its huge success and following make it a legendary group. Some of its famed songs are Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, and Unforgiven, which were widely popular hits. Even their WorldWired Tour in 2016 was filled to the brim and grossed $250 million, placing each of its members with a net worth between $200 million to $300 million. With good money management, they will all be far from bankruptcy.
Presently, founding members Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield are still part of the band, with regulars Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.– $66 MILLION
Nobody epitomizes a successful turnaround like American actor Robert Downey Jr., who was infamous for being troublesome and a law offender back when he was younger. He was constantly interrogated by lawyers and policemen.
Nowadays, the Marvel Universe hero is one of the most respected Hollywood actors, and globally acclaimed for his title role as Iron Man, for which he was paid a hefty $75 million. Fans are now anticipating his upcoming portrayal in the films The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle and Sherlock Holmes 3. On the sides, Downey also signed up for a campaign with One Plus, a Chinese-owned telecommunications company, and received millions in salary.
KEVIN DURANT– $65.4 MILLION
When news broke about his undervalued contracts with Warriors, other NBA teams were ready to buy Kevin Durant out, anticipating the great contributions that the ten-time All-Star player can bring to their teams. Durant opted to test the free agency option, turned his back on Warriors and signed up with Brooklyn Nets under a four-year contract, and went home with a $164 million paycheck.
The 31-year old superstar baller proved to be wise beyond his age when he put some investment money in thirty companies like Postmates and Acorns. He also showed his philanthropic side when he committed a $10 million academic sponsorship through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.
AKSHAY KUMAR– $65 MILLION
Indian actor Akshay Kumar is one of the most famous Bollywood stars. He rakes in $5 million to $10 million for every film, including the suspense thriller series Khiladi. He was nominated for Filmfare Awards Best Actor for his role in the romantic movie YehDilagi and received his first Filmfare Award for the movie Ajnabee. Several awards and nominations followed suit.
Interestingly, despite his Indian origin, Kumar is a Canadian citizen. This does not hinder his success in Bollywood but might get him a negative credit report, depending on Indian policies. Nonetheless, fans adore the actor’s good looks and well-built physique, which make him the first choice as the Indian version of James Bond.
TIGER WOODS– $63.9 MILLION
Golf legend Tiger Woods started his professional career in 1996 and has dominated the golf scene since then, earning $1.4 billion from sponsors alone. In 2018, he created buzz anew when he won the PGA Tour Championship for the first time in five years, and on the same year, signed a multi-year global content partnership with Discovery’s GolfTV, where he is expected to do head-to-head matches.
This year, Woods’ popularity and credit score leaped even higher after he won his first major title in eleven years. This totals fifteen over-all, bringing him a notch closer to Jack Nicklaus’ 18, and signaling the creation and release of the first signature club for Woods.
GORDON RAMSAY– $63 MILLION
Celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay owns 35 restaurants around the globe, which received a total of 16 Michelin stars. The 53-year old food critic also appears in TV shows Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef, which occupy 75 hours of Fox’s programming with close to $150 million annual ad sales.
The British restaurateur sold his holding company’s 50% stake to Lion Capital in June, who, in turn will raise investment money to build a chain of 100 restaurants for Ramsay in the US within five years. His wife, Tana Ramsay, and children Matilda Ramsay, Jack Scott Ramsay, Megan Ramsay, Holly Anna Ramsay, Oscar Ramsay are surely very proud.
RIHANNA– $62 MILLION
Barbadian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman Rihanna is very famous for her diverse musical styles and remarkable skills on the dance floor. She was once quoted saying, “Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my first video, I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines.”
But the 31-year old’s degree of wisdom did not end with such inspiring statement. Rihanna went farther by co-founding the beauty brand Fenty Beauty, taken after her family name. The venture was established in 2017 and reportedly earned $570 million in 2018. She also released her Savage X Fenty lingerie through fashion firm TechStyle Fashion Group.
DAVID COPPERFIELD– $60 MILLION
American magician David Seth Kotkin, professionally known as David Copperfield, is the world’s richest magician and was hailed by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. His television specials have been nominated 38 times and won 21 Emmy Awards. In MGM Grand, he has done 654 shown in a span of 12 months.
Copperfield’s achievements over the past three decades are truly magical, gaining for him a net worth of $1 billion, which was enough investment money to purchase Musha Cay. The property is composed of smaller islands where guests can enjoy utmost privacy at a six-figure price. Now that’s not a mere illusion!
KEVIN HART– $59 MILLION
American stand-up comedian and producer Kevin Hart started from amateur comedy competitions, which he mostly won. But his career took off after the release of his first stand-up album titled I’m a Grown Little Man. Hart was all smiles afterwards, with his The funnyman’s Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour selling over 1 million tickets and his Jumanji remake reaching $1B in gross sales.
Now considered one of the richest comedians alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Harvey, Hart made some investments on the online platform. He launched the streaming service Laugh Out Loud last year, with a goal to be a top URL.
JACKIE CHAN– $58 MILLION
Jackie Chan is undoubtedly the most successful and best-known actor from Hong Kong. His impressive martial arts skill, combined with his spot-on comedic timing, makes up for the perfect blockbuster formula in Hollywood and around the world. No wonder, his films Rush Hour, Drunken Master, The Karate Kid, and Armour of God, among many others, have become classic favorites and earned for him a net worth estimated at $400 million.
Insurance companies are inclzined to charge him higher premiums for his movie stunts, but Chan’s numerous product endorsements and revenue from his own theater line cover the payments with ease. Fans are anticipating his upcoming films with A-listers John Cena and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
TRAVIS SCOTT– $58 MILLION
Travis Scott may have dominated the social media and news headlines when he hooked up with socialite Kylie Jenner, but even before meeting her, the American rapper and record producer was already known in the hip hop industry. He signed his first major deal with Epic Records in 2012 and ended the year by locking up a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music.
In 2018, Scott’s Astroworld album debuted No. 1 in the Billboard 200 chart, catapulting the success of his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour, with a gross sales of $65 million, and improving Scott’s credit score several notches.
KATY PERRY – $57.5 MILLION
American pop singer, songwriter and TV personality Katy Perry used to sing in church as a child. She attempted to enter the music scene with her gospel album in 2001, but she described to Entertainment Weekly that “It reached literally maybe 100 people, and then the label went bankrupt.” Her big break out from bankruptcy came after the release of I Kissed a Girl, which topped the charts in 2008 and landed her album One of the Boys in Billboard Top 10.
Katy became even more popular with her surprising acts and wild costumes during performances while on tour, earning her the credibility to be a judge in American Idol.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE– $57.5 MILLION
The All-New Mickey Mouse Club alumnus Justin Timberlake, otherwise known as JT, has gone a long way from his cutie Disney persona. His singing career took off when he joined the band NSYNC as one of its two lead vocals. The band became one of the best-selling boybands, and paved the way to JT’s success as a solo artist with the release of his debut album Justified, which garnered two Grammy Awards.
Recently, JT embarked on a tour called Man of the Woods Tour, in support of the similarly named Billboard 200 album. The tour sold 1.7 million tickets with its 115 runs. With good investment planning, JT can double or triple his current net worth of $230 million.
BTS– $57 MILLION
The seven-member South Korean boy band Bangtan Boys, better-known as BTS, was formed in 2013 following the growing fame of the KPop era. With the record-breaking success of their Love Yourself album in 2017, the band went on a well-received Love Yourself World Tour in 2018, with extensions by popular demand, including performances at the MetLife Stadium and the Rose Bowl. Their latest album Map of the Soul: Persona got the number 1 spot in Billboard 200 chart.
In response to fans’ obsession, the band released a digital app called BTS World, where fans can virtually control their favorite stars. Sadly though, the car crash controversy involving their member Jungkook, some policemen and lawyers is not merely virtual.
BRADLEY COOPER– $57 MILLION
Award-winning actor Bradley Cooper was named one of the world’s highest-paid actors for four years, with films grossing $11 billion worldwide. He was also included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 List thrice and Times 100 Most Influential People once. His acting chops were honed in Actors Studio at The New School in New York City, and probably with the help of some online classes.
Cooper’s breakthrough role came with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful comedy film The Hangover. The ensuing success of his follow up movies Limitless and The Place Beyond the Pines cemented his credibility in Hollywood, attracting endorsement contracts his way, and one of which is with IWC watches.
PINK– $57 MILLION
Pop rocker Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979. She started out as part of the girl group Choice until she was offered a solo recording contract by LaFace Records. Her debut album Can’t Take Me Home was certified double platinum with two songs in the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her second album Missundaztood sold more than 13 million copies worldwide with hits Just Like a Pill, Get the Party Started, and Don’t Let Me Get Me.
After almost two decades, Pink maintained the high degree of her popularity and still dominated the music scene with her Beautiful Trauma World Tour, which grossed around $3 million per leg.
ADAM SANDLER — $57 MILLION
Adam Sandler started his career as a cast member on the television variety show Saturday Night Live. He has since starred in many Hollywood films such as The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, and Just Go with It.
Earlier this year, he signed a huge deal with Netflix. He produces, directs, and stars in his own comedy show on the media-services provider. He even manages to still do stand up on the Netflix special Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh. The development of his career shows that the comedian-turned-actor has investment planning to thank for his eight-figure earnings this year.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON — $56 MILLION
The commercial success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise has done wonders for the finances of its cast. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, earns about $15 million per film. This makes her the highest-paid woman in the franchise. Her role as one of the Avengers has been so well-received that Black Widow is finally getting her own film next year.
When she’s not playing as a superhero, she appears in other films like Jojo Rabbit and the Marriage Story. The 35-year-old millionaire lives in Paris. Always on the lookout for profitable opportunities, she used her income as investment money and opened a gourmet popcorn shop in the City of Lights.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER — $55.5 MILLION
Upon signing his contract extension with the professional football team Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger received $37.5 million. It’s easy to understand why he was offered such a generous signing bonus. The quarterback won multiple Super Bowls in his first five years in the NFL, making him one of only 13 starting quarterbacks to do so.
He is sponsored by Nike, Sprint Corp., Fanatics, and other brands. This growing list also adds millions of dollars to his earnings through endorsements. He is married and has 3 children. It’s safe to assume that the family has nothing to worry about in terms of credit scores and insurances.
LEWIS HAMILTON — $55 MILLION
The British racing driver has won six Formula 1 titles. He is one of only three drivers in history with that many championships. He is considered one of the greatest drivers in racing, perhaps of all time. In 2019, he started a new two-year contract with an annual pay of more than $40 million.
The racer is not only skilled in his sport but also in money management. He has successfully marketed himself and his interest in fashion. He works with and is sponsored by some of the biggest names in fashion, including Police, Puma, and Tommy Hilfiger. He earned $10 million this year through endorsements.
ANTHONY JOSHUA — $55 MILLION
Anthony Joshua is a professional boxer. He held the title of a unified heavyweight champion between 2016 and 2019. He earned about $45 million in salary and winnings this year. The boxer is listed as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Anthony Joshua has made a lifelong investment in boxing, having represented England at the World Boxing Championships and the Olympics earlier in his life.
Like most celebrity athletes, he earns millions of dollars through endorsements for his sponsors. His endorsement portfolio includes fashion brands, car manufacturers, airlines, and technology companies. Hugo Boss, Under Armour, Jaguar LandRover, British Airways, and Beats Electronics are some of his sponsors.
KHALIL MACK — $55 MILLION
Khalil Mack is a dominant pass rusher who used to play for the professional football team Oakland Raiders since 2014. He was traded to the Chicago Bears, who signed the athlete to a $141 million extension. $90 million of the deal is guaranteed, making it the most valuable deal ever made for a defensive player in football. His skills and talents have already helped his new team make an appearance in postseason games.
Moving to a new team has been a great investment planning move for the athlete. It raised his marketing profile and has helped him secure new sponsors, including Nike, New Era, and Mack Trucks.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK — $53.7 MILLION
Russell Westbrook has won the NBA All-Star Game eight times and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award twice. He has made basketball history, being the only player ever to have averaged a triple-double for three consecutive seasons. A five-year extension that he signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder worth $205 million was the biggest contract ever signed in the NBA in terms of the total value.
His endorsements add almost $20 million to his earnings. He has used his earnings as investment money to start his own clothing line. He uses his interest and profit from fashion to benefit the Inner-City Arts charity in Los Angeles.
BILLY JOEL — $52 MILLION
The “Piano Man,” as he is famously known, has been the resident performer at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan for five years now. His performances are so successful that Billy Joel continues to earn seven-figure sums even without having released an album since 1993. Just last year, 220,000 tickets were sold for his sellout performances.
The world-famous musician has also ventured into business. Using the income from his successful music career as investment money, he formed the Long Island Boat Company. Billy Joel has a long-held love for boating, and he successfully merged this with his interest in business. He also opened a shop that manufactures motorcycles and accessories in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
BRUNO MARS — $51.5 MILLION
Bruno Mars is well-known for his incorporation of different musical styles and impressive dance skills in his performances. His last album 24K Magic was released in 2016. It achieved critical and commercial success. The album won seven Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
He followed the successful album with a sold-out concert in 2018. Earning more than $237 million for 100 shows, the 24K Magic World Tour was one of the highest-grossing tours of 2018. A significant part of the singer’s money management involves his earnings from endorsements and his donations to charitable organizations.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC — $50.6 MILLION
The Association of Tennis Professionals ranks Novak Djokovic No. 2 in men’s singles tennis. He is known for his aggressive baseline playing style. His flexibility, length, and balance have helped him achieve numerous awards and titles. He has won 16 Grand Slam titles, only ranking behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. His career prize money is the highest in history at $132 million.
Most of his earnings this year came from endorsements. His sponsors include Asics, Lacoste, and Seiko Watch Corporation. To handle the business end of his career, the tennis player employs the money management skills of a sports agent.
MIKE TROUT — $50.6 MILLION
Mike Trout has won the Major League Baseball All-star Game eight times and the American League Most Valuable Player award three times. He is known in the industry and the popular media for his versatile playing style. He earned $20 million for signing a contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The 12-year contract worth $426.5 million is the biggest deal signed not only in the history of baseball but in the history of all team sports.
His sponsors include Subway and SuperPretzel. Mike Trout made an investment in the sports drink brand Bodyarmor SuperDrink. He serves as a partner for the company.
JIMMY BUFFETT — $50 MILLION
The singer-songwriter is best known for his 1977 hit song Margaritaville. In what is a simple but powerful story of investment planning, Jimmy Buffett turned the title of his song into a business empire. One of the restaurant chains he owns is named the Margaritaville Cafe.
He has further expanded his brand to include Margaritaville Tequila and Margarita Foods. He also licensed a Margaritaville lifestyle brand that offers clothing, footwear, and home decor. Jimmy Buffet has been able to profit greatly by capitalizing on his name and his fan following. The combined profit from his businesses, album sales, and tours make him one of the highest-earning celebrities year after year.
EMINEM — $50 MILLION
Eminem is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. His multi-platinum records also make him one of the most commercially successful. In August 2018, only nine months after the release of his critically-acclaimed album Revival, the rapper surprised the world by dropping Kamikaze. The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In addition to album sales, Eminem also earned through his Revival Tour and by headlining music festivals like Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball. The rapper has made an investment in his own record label. The label has signed many artists who later on also enjoyed successful careers.
FLEETWOOD MAC — $49 MILLION
Having sold more than 120 million records worldwide, Fleetwood Mac is one of the world’s highest-grossing bands. They are best known for their hit singles such as Albatross, Oh Well, and Man of the World.
Over the past year, the band played a total of 59 shows. Their earnings amount to about $2 million per show, contributing greatly to their money management for 2018 and 2019. However, the past year also saw the departure of band member Lindsey Buckingham. Lindsey Buckingham was reportedly fired from Fleetwood Mac due to touring disagreements. He was replaced by Neil Finn and Mike Campbell.
JUDY SHEINDLIN — $49 MILLION
Judy Sheindlin previously worked as a family court judge for the city of Manhattan as a prosecution lawyer. She is better known, however, for her wise investment in the television industry. Since 1994, she has presided over her eponymous show Judge Judy. The court show series has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. Judge Judy is now in its 23rd season.
Because of the great success of her show, Judy Scheindlin has earned $47 million a year as the show host. She earned $100 million by selling the rights to her considerable library of television episodes. She has also ventured into other media and non-media projects.
PHIL MICKELSON — $48.4 MILLION
Phil Mickelson has won 44 events on the PGA Tour. This includes five major championships. He has been listed in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking for more than 25 consecutive years now. His accolades and his income from winnings rank second only to Tiger Woods. He received $91 million in career prize money. Such a successful career is sure to reflect on his credit score.
As lucrative as that sounds, he still earns more through endorsements. Throughout his career he has earned around $700 million from sponsors like Callaway Golf, Intrepid Financial Partners, and luxury watchmaker Rolex.
ARIANA GRANDE — $48 MILLION
Ariana Grande has had a busy year with a credit report to show for it. The pop superstar released two albums that instantly reached No.1 on the charts: Sweetener and Thank U, Next. She went on the Sweetener World Tour and played 34 shows. Each show earned her over $1 million. She also headlined Coachella in April, making her the youngest performer to do so in the 20-year history of the world’s biggest music festival.
Ariana Grande is also learning to diversify her sources of income. She has ventured into the perfume industry. Her latest fragrance, Cloud Eau De Parfum, won the Fragrance of the Year-Popular award.
PAUL MCCARTNEY — $48 MILLION
Originally a member of the band that became a global sensation, the Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney has applied his investment planning skills to enjoy a successful solo career. On his Freshen Up tour, he played 25 solo shows. In each stop, he earned an average of $4 million.
The legendary singer-songwriter has learned throughout his career that the key to success is to know your audience. For Paul McCartney, that audience is South America. He played four shows in the continent this year, which earned him $17.8 million. His latest album Egypt Station also topped the charts. Not bad for someone who’s been in the industry since 1957.
JAMES HARDEN — $47.7 MILLION
Earlier in his highly successful career, James Harden was a member of the United States national basketball team. Together with his team, he won gold medals at the Olympics and the FIBA World Cup. He is, of course, better known for his career in the NBA. He has won the NBA All-Star Game seven times and has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2018.
He signed a 4-year extension with the Houston Rockets worth $171 million. He is also the face of the adidas’s NBA campaign. His contract with the sports powerhouse can be worth as much as $200 million. James Harden also patronizes Art of Sports, a body-care brand Kobe Bryant launched and made an investment in.
CONOR MCGREGOR — $47 MILLION
Conor McGregor is listed No.14 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings and No.3 in the UFC lightweight rankings as of late 2019. The popularity of the mixed-martial artist and boxer draws millions of viewers to pay-per-view (PPV) events. The highest-selling UFC PPV event in history was his match with Khabib Nurmagomedov, drawing 2.4 million PPV sales.
One of his major sponsors is the footwear and apparel company Reebok. His sponsorship deal with the company earns him around $5 million every year. Supporting local products, he has also made an investment in an Irish whiskey distillery that has also achieved success.
DEMARCUS LAWRENCE— $46.9 MILLION
Seen at the defensive end of the Dallas Cowboys, Lawrence receives one of the highest pay among non-quarterback athletes. He receives an average salary of $21 million per year. Just this year, Lawrence finalized a long-awaited mega deal. He signed a five-year, $105 million extension in April that will keep him on the Dallas Cowboys through 2023.
With $65 million guaranteed and paid over the first three seasons, Lawrence will get a $25 million signing bonus and $31.1 million in 2019. This will be the highest first-year payout for anyone in the defensive end. Highly-paid athletes like Lawrence sure do have a lot of money to invest in.
SEAN HANNITY— $46 MILLION
Sean Hannity was the most-watched cable news host in 2018. He had an average of 3.28 million viewers across the world. Sean Hannitty is also known for his radio talk show, The Sean Hannity Show, and television program called Hannity on Fox News.
This American radio and television host and conservative political commentator credits his 30% growth in revenue to his pay bumps from Premiere Networks and Fox News. The King of Cable has a close friendship with President Donald Trump, landing several exclusives and appearing at one of his rallies and is known not to spend any time listening to his critics.
THE CHAINSMOKERS— $46 MILLION
Known for their hit songs, Roses, Don’t Let Me Down, and Something Just Like This, The Chainsmokers are now one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. This duo has performed 15 shows in Sin City during a scoring period as part of a three-year residency deal announced by Wynn Nightlife in 2017. They have also traveled across the world to perform sets from Ultra Music Festival in South Korea to Finland’s Ruisrock Fest.
In 2018, the Chainsmokers released their second studio album, Sick Boy, which peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard charts. They give credit to the 2014 song, Selfie, as the beginning of their breakthrough.
STEVE HARVEY— $45 MILLION
Even when his NBC daytime Talk Show, Steve being canceled in May, Steve still manages to pull in serious cash. Starting his career as a comedian, Steve has now become one of the most successful hosts in Hollywood. He has since host two of television’s most highly rated game shows, Family Feud, and Celebrity Family Feud.
He has also hosted the highly anticipated Miss Universe competition, which to some degree, made him popular across the world for his wrong-winner-announcement fiasco. It’s no surprise, however, that Steve is reviving his daytime talk show on the digital platform, Facebook Watch, which will premiere on January 6.
BRYCE HARPER— $44.5 MILLION
Bryce is known for his exquisitely ferocious swing that makes him one of the best hitters in the world. He is now the right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball and has just signed a 13-year, $330 million contract to the Phillies. This is by far the second-biggest deal in baseball history. His contract also includes a $20 million signing bonus paid in two parts during 2019.
Bryce is the most sought-after athlete in baseball that sales of his replica jersey set a record during the first 24 hours of its launch. His estimated endorsement earnings of $6.5 million are the highest in the sport, led by his significant partnership with shoe and apparel company Under Armour. Harper also partnered with Blind Barber, a network of men’s barbershops where customers can also have a cocktail and buy the brand’s hair care products.
GUNS N ROSES— $44 MILLION
When the lyrics of their hit song, Sweet Child O Mine blasts in the stereo, we all know we’re in for a good time. Like who doesn’t know Guns N Roses? There’s no denying most of us grew up investing our time listening and headbanging to their songs. However, the band has long broken up.
But just recently, the band played 29 shows from its Not in This Lifetime Tour grossing more than $4 million per stop. This tour marked the reunion of band members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagen, who hadn’t performed together in a quarter-century. Despite a decline in earnings from last year, the band still stayed in eight-figure territory without any major endorsements.
CHRIS PAUL— $43.8 MILLION
Dubbed as one of the best NBA shooters of the decade, Chris Paul, also known as CP3, is marked for his great wit, exceptional play, and incredible style inside the court. Paul was dealt from LA to Houston in 2017 and a year later signed a four-year, $160 million extension. It was the NBA’s third-highest average salary.
The former Rookie of the Year is a nine-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA first team, and a two-time Olympic gold medal winner with Team USA. An off-court megastar, Paul is a regular in commercials for State Farm. Chris Paul is currently Oklahoma City Thunder’s all-star guard. He is also investing his time on important causes as he was honored as the Most Animal Friendly Athlete Of The Year by the animal rights advocates People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
CHRIS EVANS— $43.5 MILLION
While Chris is best known for his role as Captain America, he first gained attention in 2015’s Marvel film Fantastic Four as superhero Johnny Storm or Human Torch. The sequel even received further recognition after that. However, it’s his Steve Rogers aka Captain America breakthrough in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that established him as one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Chris appeared in eleven films and four cameos.
While he’s not saving the universe or pumping gas in his Captain America motorcycle, Chris also appears in roles such as Knives Out and The Red Sea Diving Report. He has also starred in the film, Gifted. Chris Evans is set to return to the small screen with the upcoming Apple TV+ series, Defending Jacob.
KYRIE IRVING— $43.3 MILLION
As a six-time All-Star, Kyrie Irving was known and credited among basketball fans as the one who helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever NBA championship in 2016, becoming the first team ever to overcome a 3-1 series deficit in the Finals. In 2017, the Cavs made a blockbuster deal to ship Irving to Boston, and this summer, he signed a four-year, $141 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
While he’s not busy shooting hoops and dribbling balls inside the court, Irving has a suite of product collaborations and high paying commercials that are pulling in cash. Irving’s Nike shoe is among the NBA’s top sellers. He is also the NBA’s Cover Athlete for NBA 2k18 and NBA LIVE 14. A viral Pepsi ad campaign featuring Irving as the elderly Uncle Drew eventually led to a 2018 feature film. His jersey ranked fourth among the NBA’s bestsellers this season.
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO— $43.2 MILLION
Giannis is known as the Greek Freak playing for Milwaukee Bucks. He extended his Nike deal and bumped its annual pay from $20,000 to $9 million. This Nike deal will further skyrocket with the release of his first signature sneaker in 2019. This partnership is surely an investment for Giannis.
In 2016, Antetokounmpo agreed to a four-year, $100 million extension that runs through the 2020-21 season. The three-time All Star led the league in efficiency rating and won shares during the 2018-19 season. He even clinched the top ten in scoring, rebounds, and blocks.
JENNIFER LOPEZ— $43 MILLION
While J. Lo is now known for her chart-topping music, she actually started as a dancer on the sketch comedy show, Living Color. She then made her name as the voice of Latina superstar, Selena, in the classic biopic.
J. Lo has since come a long way. She should be given credit for her grit in launching her successful career all these years. In 2018, Lopez played her final shows at the Zappos Theater, grossing over $100 million in two years as the top Vegas residency by a Latin artist. In February, she returned as a judge and executive producer for the third season of the television program, World of Dance. Last year, she also launched a limited-edition 70-piece makeup line with Inglot Cosmetics.
SOFIA VERGARA— $43 MILLION
Sofia Vergara is one of the highest-paid actresses on TV and is known for her starring role on ABC’s Modern Family. However, the eleventh and final season of Modern Family premieres this fall, making an end to the Columbian-born actress’ breakout role. Nevertheless, Sofia has made other investments.
Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara is her newest launched denim brand. It is loved by many for its affordable and size-inclusive collection. It also earned a shoutout during Walmart’s fourth-quarter earnings call. On the other hand, Vergara’s furniture line, Rooms to Go, is among her more lucrative entrepreneurial ventures. It offers affordable contemporary furnishings.
LUKE BRYAN— $42.5 MILLION
Luke Bryan is known as one of the most successful American country singer and songwriter. He is loved by fans across the world, not just for his songs but the way it’s written. The Georgia native spent most of 2018 on the road for his What Makes You Country Tour, in support of his album of the same name. Bryan’s sixth studio album debuted No.1 on top of the Billboard 200 charts.
Aside from his music, Luke has endorsements such as Jack Daniels, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Cabela’s, among others. He is also a brand ambassador for Chevrolet.
DREW BREES— $42.4 MILLION
Drew Brees is not just a passing legend but also a savvy investor. He is known as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and has received 12 Pro Bowl nods. He recently signed a two-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints in 2018 worth $50 million.
While Brees is making history on the football field, he is also making big moves in the business world as a serial franchisee. Brees owns multiple Jimmy John’s and Dunkin’ franchises. He also invested in food delivery service Waitr.
SIMON COWELL— $42 MILLION
Though he may have made his name in music as a record executive signing big names to his company, including Camila Cabello, Olly Murs, and Noah Cyrus, Cowell now earns most of his money from the small screen. He has judged Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent and X-Factor UK, picking up eight-figure checks for each.
Recently, Simon announced X Factor and Britains Got Talent wouldn’t be leaving the screens anytime soon as it has placed investments in the right places and extended a multi-year contract until 2024.
AARON DONALD— $41.4 MILLION
Another NFL player on the list, Aaron Donald, signed a massive six-year extension with the LA Rams in 2018 worth $135 million. This is the richest deal ever signed by a defensive player. Donald’s $22.5 million-per-season average salary is the second-most of any defensive player behind only Chicago’s Khalil Mack.
In his five NFL seasons, Donald is a five-time Pro Bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro, and has twice been named defensive player of the year. Aaron invested his whole life playing for the NFL.
DAMIAN LILLARD— $41.1 MILLION
Unique among NBA players, Lillard is also an aspiring rapper and musician. Lillard currently has two studio albums.
Lillard is currently signed to a five-year $140 million contract with Portland, but he’s expected to get a supermax extension worth $191 million. Lillard’s Adidas signature shoe line is among the company’s top NBA sellers. This year, the company released the latest addition, the $115 Dame 5. The former Rookie of the Year and four-time All-Star has led the Trail Blazers to the playoffs in every year of his career.
PAUL RUDD— $41 MILLION
For his Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Ant-Man, Paul Rudd earned a spot as one of the highly-paid celebrities. Rudd credits his success to Marvel since he made eight figures from just both Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man.
The veteran actor also has roles in smaller films like Ideal Home, and The Catcher Was a Spy. He was also on the hit-series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and charmed us with his breakout role in Clueless.
JERRY SEINFELD— $41 MILLION
Jerry Seinfield blows our minds with his witty skits. He is known for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and co-written with Larry David. Jerry Seinfeld’s show about nothing turned 30 this year, and for its namesake, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Seinfeld still earns millions from the show, which he gives credits to a 2015 deal with Hulu.
He didn’t just end there, Seinfield is working for more with a production deal with Netflix and performed his stand-up schtick more than 60 times in the last year.
ROLLING STONES— $41 MILLION
The band wrapped up its sold-out European leg of the No Filter Tour last summer, grossing more than $115 million on the continent. After frontman Mick Jagger had to undergo a heart valve procedure, the Stones postponed the 2019 North American leg of the tour. However, the group just announced its rescheduled dates and are currently working hard to be back on stage to make sure to give their fans the best time.
The tour will kick off in Chicago, crisscrossing the country and ending in Miami. It’s sure the time to invest in the tickets, after all, it’s the Rolling Stones.
SEBASTIAN VETTEL— $40.3 MILLION
Sebastian Vettel is one of the only five Formula One drivers to win at least four World Championships. He won consecutive titles from 2010 to 2013 while the German driver raced for Red Bull. Vettel has not won a title since his move to Ferrari in 2015, but the paycheck has been much better at roughly $40 million per year. His current contract with Scuderia Ferrari runs through 2020. Vettel has been an endorser for brands like Casio, Infiniti, and Pepe Jeans but has avoided all personal endorsement opportunities in recent years. He must have invested a lot with endorsements alone in the past year that he needed to let it go for now to focus on racing.
MARSHMELLO— $40 MILLION
With his genuine love for music, Marshmello was able to own a spot on a cover for Forbes’ Magazine with its 30 under 30 issue. Who would have thought that all the late-night parties this artist enjoyed would pay off this much?
Currently, Marshmello owns his own club named Kaos Dayclub and Nightclub that is worth 60 million dollars, a tremendous investment that an ordinary music enthusiast cannot make. Aside from that, he was able to be on the top of the Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart for his Joytime II that he released. The fans are just enjoying his music as much as he does.
DJ KHALED— $40 MILLION
With DJ Khaled’s unceasing projects and opportunities these days, it is just right for him to get a Financial Adviser to sort everything out for him. This is not only because he does not have time left for this, but most importantly, it is for security purposes.
DJ Khaled has been so occupied these days. He was in charge of Beyonce’s 28 shows and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour. He also had commercial gigs with Apple, Weight Watchers, T-Mobile, Ciroc, and The Four, which by the way, paid him millions. Wait, it does not end yet because this coming May, he is going to release a new album entitled, Father of Asahd with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Nipsey Hussle, and Cardi B as guests.
THE WEEKND— $40MILLION
The Weeknd must have gone tired with his unstoppable tours the past few years that currently, he’s now settling with festivals like Lollapalooza and Panorama. Nevertheless, he still manages to pull out millions of dollars from endorsements for Puma and Bacardi. Today, his income reached around 92 million dollars annually. How huge is that? Let us just hope that he is good in money management so that he will not regret a thing in the future.
Some of his popular songs are Angel, “Live For” feat. Drake, Tears in the Rain, High For This, Reminder, Acquainted, Party Monster, and Sidewalks.
LADY GAGA— $39.5 MILLION
No one probably exists today who does not know Lady Gaga. She has been consistently amazing with her songs and music videos. Somehow, all the things that she does tend to leave a mark that everyone gets thrilled if she has a new release.
Some of her recorded income are the 5 to 10 million dollars that she got from her leading role in A Star Is Born, and $727,000 for her lucrative performance in Las Vegas residencies. No wonder she made an announcement to extend her residencies up until the spring of 2020. Indeed, her unique talent is her greatest investment.