The billionaire’s club in Hollywood is growing!
Hollywood may be filled with some of the biggest stars in the world but there are surprisingly few who are actually billionaires. Despite their massive salaries from movies, music and other ventures, only a small number of celebs have earned 10 figures over the course of their career.
Even though the celebrity billionaire’s club is small, there have been several additions as of late. Both Tiger Woods and LeBron James have crossed the threshold to the new tax bracket thanks to numerous investments and partnerships outside of their professions. And while making a billion dollars may seem unimaginable for most people, it’s clear that these stars put in a lot of work to get where they are.
Find out which stars have hit a billion…
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is the most recent celeb to achieve billionaire status, thanks to a lucrative 27-year career as a professional athlete. Over the course of his time as a golfer, Forbes estimates that he’s brought in $1.7 billion — although less than 10% of his earnings and net worth have come from golf winnings. Instead, the bulk of his fortune comes from sponsorship and endorsement deals with companies like Gatorade, Monster Energy, and Nike, who has been his biggest backer since 1996.
He’s also used his earnings to expand into an array of other ventures, including a golf design business, TGR Design, a live events production company, TGR Live, and a restaurant called The Woods.
In 2021, Forbes deemed musician and entrepreneur Rihanna a billionaire, making her the second richest female entertainer in the world. The bulk of her fortune, which is estimated at $1.4 billion, mostly comes from her 50% ownership stake in Fenty Beauty while the rest stems from her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, and her earnings from her career as a musician and actress. She also has a vast real estate portfolio, which includes homes in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Barbados.