Celebrities are always a popular topic in our day to day conversations. With the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and stardom, many celebrities seem to have endless wealth. But that was not always true. These celebrities have the most shocking net-worths that you will never believe.
1. Serena Williams – Net Worth: $1.5 million
Serena Williams is estimated to be worth around $180 million. Her 23-year tennis career is the largest percentage of this, but Williams is also a major media presence and savvy investor. There’s no shortage of income streams for the tennis titan.
2. Lena Headey – Net Worth: $1.5 million
It may sound shocking when you learn that Lena had only $5 in her bank account 2 years ago. Due to a very tumultuous divorce battle, she was nearly broke despite making $150,000 per episode of Game of Thrones.
3. Bill Cosby – Net Worth: $400 million
Bill is best known for his hit sitcom “The Cosby Show” and has won numerous awards, including 9 Grammy Awards, 7 Emmy’s and 2 Golden Globes. However, the bulk of his fortune was made from endorsement deals from corporate giants like Coca-Cola, Ford, Kodak, and of course, J-E-L-L-O pudding.
4. Lindsay Lohan – Net Worth: $500,000
Lindsay’s bank account was seized at the end of 2012 because she owed the IRS $233,000 in back taxes. Reportedly, Charlie Sheen wrote her a $100,000 check to pay her debts and Oprah paid her $2 million to promote her own network.
5. Kobe Bryant – Net Worth: $600 million
As of 2021, Kobe Bryant’s net worth stands at roughly $600 million. This includes earnings from his NBA salary, endorsement deals, liquidated investments, and media rights to his film and book releases.
6. Floyd Mayweather – Net Worth: $400 million
Last year Mayweather topped the Forbes annual list of highest-paid athletes by a wide margin with $300 million, demolishing the previous record held by Tiger Woods, who earned $115 million back in 2008. What’s more insane is that he made a ridiculous $250 million from his fight with Manny Pacquiao earlier this year. That is A QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS for ONE fight!
7. Oprah Winfrey – Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
From her television network OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), she reportedly draws in over $300 million a year even after retiring from the limelight.
8. Mike Tyson – Net Worth: $1 million
In the late 90’s Mike Tyson ruled the world, earning over $30 million guaranteed per fight. His net worth at its peak was more than $300 million. However, he squandered all that money on luxuries like a pair of Bengal tigers and also owned over $800,000 worth of jewelry. In 2003 Tyson filed for bankruptcy, but since then he has managed to increase his net worth back to $1 million.
9. Dolly Parton – Net Worth: $500 million
If you’ve ever wondered “how rich is Dolly Parton?” you’re not alone. The mega-successful country star and entrepreneur is worth an astounding $500 million, or $500,000,000 if you like to see all the zeros written out. In 2017, Parton was listed on Forbes as the world’s highest-paid woman in country music, making $37 million.
10. Nicolas Cage – Net Worth: $25 million
Cage has starred in more than 70 films and was once one of the highest-paid actors in the world earning over $40 million a year. However, all that money has gone on 15 mansions, a private island, 4 luxury yachts and a $30 million private jet plus other crazy things like 2 extremely rare albino cobras and a 67 million-year-old dinosaur skull.
11. 50 Cent – Net Worth: $15 million
He made a cool $150 million from selling Vitamin Water where he held a 2.5% stake, but all that money has gone on booze, cars, and hoes. Earlier this year, after being sued for $5 million over a sex tape that he allegedly leaked without permission, 50 claimed that he owed as much money as he had and filed for bankruptcy.