There are stars who decide to stick only to what they know best. Most actors stay in the acting game forever, and singers stay singers. The ones that go outside of their comfort zone are also the ones who usually become iconic and extremely rich. Forbes recently published their list with the richest celebrities of 2018. The names will not come as a surprise at all. These are highly-successful people who decided to take risks and become businessmen and women. Their efforts really paid off and made them filthy wealthy.
The legendary filmmaker is officially the richest celeb in the United States for 2018. Lucas made most of the fortune by selling his production company called Lucasfilm. He actually scored an amazing deal with Disney which brought him $4.1 billion. This happened in 2012, and since then George has only been making sure that the wealth is growing. His estimated worth for 2018 is somewhere around $5.4 billion.
Making movies is obviously a profitable job. Steven Spielberg is the second wealthiest person on the list. Steven follows George Lucas and has an estimated worth of around $3.7 billion. It’s not as quite as much as Lucas’s wealth but it isn’t bad either. In 2018 Spielberg was really busy with numerous movies, including “Ready Player One”, which earned top dollar.
The richest lady on the list is, of course, Oprah. The person everyone swears on, the inspiration, the innovator, the legendary name that’s changed many lives. Oprah’s fortune in 2018 is estimated at $2.8 billion. The former TV-host has so many businesses going on that it’s hard to keep track. Currently, Oprah owns a TV channel, production company and so much more. The mogul also decided to buy shares in Weight Watchers in the previous years, which turned out to be a great idea. She is the only African-American woman to be present on this Forbes list of the richest celebrities of 2018.
The former basketball player is a great businessman. Ever since he retired, Michael made sure to grow his kingdom. That’s how he managed to be one of the wealthiest stars with an estimated worth of $1.7 billion. There are several places that bring him constant income. First of all, we all know the Jordan brand of sneakers. He obviously sells a lot of those. Jordan is also the proud owner of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. He actually has 90% of the stakes in the team.
Kylie is the youngest one on the list with a worth of $900 million. This is mostly thanks to her makeup empire known as Kylie Cosmetics. The gorgeous Jenner also receives a few million from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians show. Actually, there are many other ways that the young Kylie cashes in her cash.
The boxer is much more than an athlete. He is also smart when it comes to the business part of life. He is officially the highest-paid celebrity for 2018, which Forbes confirmed. Mayweather reportedly cashed in a whopping $285 million in this year only. This is a result of his boxing and promoting gigs. The one thing that actually brought the largest amount to his fortune is the fight against Conor McGregor from 2017. The march reportedly earned $550 million in revenue. Floyd won the fight and took home a stunning amount of around $275 million for the 10-round match. Mayweather is not the richest celebrity of 2018, but he topped the list of the highest-paid ones.