Hollywood’s Richest Celebrities of Today
The richest people in the world are commonly businessmen, mainly because they simply don’t stop making money. Athletes get it pretty big as well, but celebrities actually do well in the money-making business too. Have you ever thought how amazing would it be like to live like a celebrity? You’re famous all over the world, you have millions of fans, you get to work with the biggest celebrities of all time, and the best thing is that you get to earn multi-millions in every project you make, providing you’re good enough of course, but have you ever wondered who might be the richest celebrities of today? Check out some of them here.
[su_quote cite=”Logan Pershall Smith” class=”cust-pagination”]“The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people. To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing, that we could drink all day and stay sober.”[/su_quote]
MADONNA – $910 Million
Who doesn’t know the Queen of Pop? She is basically a legend when it comes to the music scene. She is a performer and a recording artist that is known all over the world because she has been an active performer for about three decades now, that is why she is considered to be one of the highest-paid musicians of today. She actually sold more than 300 million albums in the past 30 years. The most famous single that actually made her reach the top of the charts is the song “Like A Virgin”, which debuted in 1984.
She also won not just one, but seven Grammys. She also signed a $120 million record deal with Live Nation Entertainment and the ticket sales from her latest tour were around $1.3 billion.
PAUL MCCARTNEY – $690 million
He is more commonly known to be a part of the 1960s band, The Beatles, which is one of the most famous bands of all time and even up to this day, you’ll still be able to hear their songs on the radio or being covered by new singers. When they disband, McCartney spent an entire decade being a solo artist and he was named to be United Kingdom’s most successful singers because he sold a total of 700 million albums, hence why he became incredibly rich.
In contributions to his lavish life, McCartney founded the MPL Communications, which is one of the largest privately owned music publishes in the world. It is based in New York City and in London.
TOM CRUISE – $540 million
From recording artists to notable actors, this next one on the list is known for his roles in the films, Top Gun, Rain Man, Edge of Tomorrow, and his most successful film franchise, Mission Impossible, where he actually banked about $70 million in the first installment by being one of the film’s producers. The rest of the franchise did incredibly well by grossing $2.7 billion at this box office.
However, that is not the only thing that is making him rich, he also owns the Cruise/Wagner Productions, which is basically an independent film production company that is founded by Cruise and former casting agent, Paula Wagner. It was actually founded in 1993 and company had grossed more than $2.9 billion in the box office.
TOM HANKS – $470 million
Last but definitely not the least is the Academy Award-winning actor, Tom Hanks. He is actually known for his roles in the films, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13. He is also known for being the voice behind Woody, the main character in the Disney Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy.
Just like Tom Cruise, Hanks also founded a production company called the Playtone, which co-produced box-office films like The Polar Express, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and the Golden Globe nominated film, Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep.
“[su_quote cite=”Harvey Mackay” class=”cust-pagination”]Being rich isn’t about money, being rich is a state of mind. Some of us no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of the watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead of the game.”[/su_quote]
And there you have it, some of Hollywood’s richest celebrities, do you any other celebrity that deserves to be on this article? Let us know by leaving a comment.
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