Saturday, December 31, 2011

Celebrity One Percenters

image: in case you needed another reason to hate Bono

It's been a relatively slow news week, so to make up for it here is a link to a recent article listing 10 of the world's wealthiest celebrities and their respective net worth. It strikes me upon looking at the list that to reach these heights of wealth as an entertainer you need to be a shrewd business person in addition to doing something for which the public will lavish huge sums of money on you. Or you could just mercilessly whore yourself out.

The story contains details for each one as to how they made their money. Love 'em or hate 'em, these are some truly charmed individuals with more money than a single human being should ever need:
10. Bryan Williams (Birdman) - Estimated Net Worth: $100 Million

9. Gisele B√ľndchen - Estimated Net Worth: $250 Million

8. Howard Stern - Estimated Net Worth: $500 Million

7. Magic Johnson - Estimated Net Worth: $500 Million

6. Jerry Seinfeld - Estimated Net Worth: $800 Million

5. Bono - Estimated Net Worth: $900 Million

4. J.K. Rowling - Estimated Net Worth: $1 Billion

3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Estimated Net Worth: $2.9 Billion

2. George Lucas - Estimated Net Worth: $3.25 Billion

1. Giorgio Armani - Estimated Net Worth: $7 Billion

Bonus: Bill slams artists who sell out (specifically, Jay Leno)

1 comment:

  1. As an Irishman I hate Bono, he gets up on stages, in front of cameras and he tells all the people of the developed world how they should pay more tax so that the wretched of the world can have a better life. But when the Irish government tried to take more tax off the U2 organisation last year they shifted their operations to the Netherlands, rather than pay more tax to the bankrupt Ireland exchequer. Bono likes to preach but he is a hypocrite, he talks the talk, but he don't walk the walk.

    Good story about Bono, on stage at a gig, between songs, he starts to click his fingers and he says to the crowd “every time I click my fingers another child in the third world dies”. Some guy in the audience shots “well stop it then”.