After a brief stint as the richest person in the world last week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has now dropped two spots on Forbes’ real-time billionaire rankings to third place behind Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Spanish retail tycoon Amancio Ortega.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, has seen his net worth soar as the social network's stock price has skyrocketed. In April 2018, he testified before Congress after it was revealed that Facebook shared users' data with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
Gates' net worth was estimated to be at least US$58 billion. On March 5, 2008, Forbes ranked Slim as the world's second-richest person, behind Warren Buffett and ahead of Bill Gates. On March 11, 2009, Forbes ranked Slim as the world's third-richest person, behind Gates and Buffett and ahead of Larry Ellison.
David and Julia Koch – $47.5 billion. David Koch and his brother Charles Koch made their fortune with Koch Industries, a huge oil and gas conglomerate which is among the biggest private companies in North America. David and his wife Julia met on a blind date and married in 1996. The Koch family is known for its strong political beliefs and philanthropic work.
On Monday, Forbes released their annual list of the world’s richest money–making celebrities. READ: Kathy Griffin Net Worth: After Trump Beheading Picture, How Rich Is The Comedian? 1. Sean Combs, $130 million. 2. Beyoncé Knowles, $105 million. 3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million. 4. Drake, $94 million. 5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million. 6. The Weeknd, $92 million. 7.
Beyonce's hit album "Lemonade" and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain's Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her "Formation" concert tour, according to Forbes.
J.K. Rowling's wonderful wizarding world and its inhabitants have spawned movies, theme parks, toys, games, and even a stage play. Now, two decades since the birth of the boy wizard, its author J.K. Rowling has had a banner year for earnings with $95 million added to her enormous net worth.
Drake ($94 million), Spanish soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo ($93 million) and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling ($95 million) complete the top five. Collectively, The world’s 100 richest celebrities netted a growing $5.15 billion before taxes during the June 2016 to June 2017 tally.
The Weeknd, our Celebrity 100 cover star, ranks No. 6 on the list with earnings of $92 million. It’s a good year to be famous. Over the past 12 months, the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.15 billion–more than the combined GDP of Belize, Liberia and Gambia–led by Diddy, who clocked a career-best $130 million.
“The controversial Howard Stern leads the pack once again with a $90 million haul, earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before taxes and management fees. Stern, who is one of America’s wealthiest celebrities with a net worth of $450 million, renegotiated his eight-figure contract with SiriusXM in December 2015.
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Wealth-X, a firm that conducts research on the super-wealthy, culled its data to compile a list of the 20 richest celebrities, considering only actors, musicians, and professional athletes who are still working today. That means billionaires like Oprah and Michael Jordan — who are in more managerial roles rather than performance roles — weren't considered for this list, and neither were people who work primarily behind the scenes, like directors and producers.
Golfer Tiger Woods ranked No. 7 on Forbes first-ever list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities with an estimated net worth of $740 million. The 14-time Majors winner ranked between Diddy ($750 million) and Dr. Dre ($710 million). Star Wars creator George Lucas topped the ranks with a $4.6 billion fortune.