There’s rich, and then there’s Yoda rich. It’s that time of year again when Forbes pokes the hornet’s nest in Hollywood and drops who has the most zeroes in their checking account. Everyone in the top 10 must be pissed because all of them now have a target on their backs for the next time Lindsay Lohan needs bail money. People may not have liked the latest Star Wars movie, but George Lucas DGAF. That Disney check cleared, and his ass can pave his driveway with cash. The rest of the top 10 is kind of expected with the exception of Kris Jenner’s “self-made” daughter, Kylie Jenner, being a new presence. Barf.
Forbes says George is still sitting high on the hog ever since he sold the rights to Star Wars in 2012. That put his net worth to $5.4 billion. Steven Spielberg is here to show directing can land you some serious money. He came in second with an estimated $3.7 billion. Don’t fret, the ladies got a lofty spot, too. Oprah came in third with $2.8 billion. Here’s the whole list:
- George –$5.4 billion
- Steven — $3.7 billion
- Oprah — $2.8 billion
- Michael Jordan— $1.7 billion
- Kylie Jenner (ha!) and Jay-Z– $900 million each
- David Copperfield— $875 million
- Diddy— $825 million
- Tiger Woods and James Patterson — $800 million each
Well, I’ll be. I guess Kris’ hefty manager fee didn’t put a dent in the self-made make-up guru Kylie’s fortune. Alas, Beyoncé and Jay are likely fuming they went to trouble of airing out all their “marriage drama” in two world tours, and Jay is still sharing a rank with a member of the Kardashian Koven. Most of these don’t shock me. I guess owning the Charlotte Hornets is doing more for Michael Jordan’s net worth than those steakhouses. Elin Nordegren might be wondering if she didn’t go far enough with her divorce settlement with Tiger since he still has that much cash these days. James Patterson, the source of just about every suburban mom book club, tied with Tiger, so I’m glad there are at least SOME sensible rich dudes out there. Oh, and simmer on this factoid while the rest of us are rummaging through the couch for quarters to pay for holiday shopping: these celebs have a combined net worth that exceeds the GDP of Iceland. Better luck next year, Björk.