The most successful celebrities are not just born into money or handed success on a silver platter. They work hard every day to maintain their status and they know how to take care of their money. In fact, some of the richest celebrities have something in common: they were never interested in spending frivolously and accumulating as much wealth as possible – instead they wanted to find clever ways to make it last forever. So who are these rich people? And what is it about them that has allowed them to amass such wealth? To answer those questions we need only look at the following list of some of the wealthiest celebrities.
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1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest celebrity on this list at $197.2 billion. That’s because he is the owner of Amazon, one of the most successful websites in the world. He gained his first million before when he was 33 years old after raising $54 million through Amazon’s initial public offering (IPO). After adding a remarkable $40 billion to his net worth over the last couple of years, Jeff Bezos became the richest man on the planet in 2021! As seen at wealthygorilla.com, Jeff Bezos is the first person in history to surpass not just the $100 billion milestone, but almost the $200 billion level, which is incredible. Many people believe he will become the first trillionaire in the world.
2. Elon Musk
At number 2, we have Elon Musk. You might be surprised to hear that the owner of Tesla has a net worth of $190 billion. Elon Musk is a South African who moved to Canada when he was a child and then trained as a physicist in the United States. He eventually made his first million during his time at university, after selling a web software company called Zip2 Corporation. Elon Musk really proved himself when he invested $70 million of his personal fortune into Tesla Motors – the company that is responsible for three of the world’s top five selling electric cars. He also wants to make space exploration cheaper with SpaceX, which is another Elon Musk company that is estimated to be worth $100 billion.
3. Bill Gates
Bill Gates has a net worth of $125.9 billion. He turned his company, Microsoft, into one of the biggest technology companies in the world with just $50,000 in the bank when he was in college. Gates is known for being one of the smartest people in the world, having graduated from Harvard when he was just 20 years old. Gates has since donated most of his money to charity, and he promised the majority of his fortune to charity before he dies. He co-founded and signed the Giving Pledge alongside Warren Buffett, which encourages celebrities and the super-rich to devote the bulk of their wealth to charity. While some people believe he has done this to protect his children from mistakes, others believe it is because he wants them to make their own money.
4. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is the fourth richest celebrity in the world with a net worth of $122.2 billion, and he’s known as one of the most influential people across all industries. He oversees many different companies that ultimately fall under the umbrella of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, which is a French luxury goods conglomerate. This company owns dozens of luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. In addition to the companies he controls, Bernard Arnault also has a personal collection of beautiful items worth hundreds of millions of dollars, which includes many different types of art from all over the world.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
With a net worth of $101 billion, Mark Zuckerberg is the fifth richest celebrity in the world. How did he get so wealthy? Well, he founded Facebook back when he was just 19 years old. He dropped out of Harvard to work on it full-time and then gained major publicity thanks to Silicon Valley’s elite investing in it. This gave him a net worth of $4 billion when the company went public in 2012, and it eventually increased to over $50 billion a year later. Mark Zuckerberg is now 37 years old and one of the youngest billionaires in the world.
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6. Warren Buffet
At number 6, we have Warren Buffet who is currently worth $100 billion. Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and an American entrepreneur and investor. Because of his performance, Buffett is the most successful investor in the world, and millions of other traders look up to him. The majority of his wealth comes from investing (specifically, value investing), which involves finding stocks that are undervalued versus their actual worth. He’s also involved in philanthropy and has pledged the majority of his net worth to charitable causes, just like Bill Gates.
7. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
With a net worth of $92.2 billion, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the seventh richest celebrity on this list. She’s also the richest woman in the world. What is her claim to fame? Well, she’s the only child of L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who passed away in 2017. Her family owns 33 % of L’Oreal and she presently serves as chairwoman of the holding business.
8. Amancio Ortega
This Spanish businessman and fashion executive are currently worth $78.8 billion. He landed on the richest celebrities list at number 8, and he’s known for being one of the earliest creators of Zara, which is a Spanish clothing company that specializes in low-priced fashion items. That said, it has grown to become one of the largest apparel companies in the world. He started off by opening a shop with his wife in 1975, and it quickly expanded to more than 100 different locations. In 2009, Zara was a part of the Inditex Group (Industrias de Diseo Textil Sociedad Anónima), of which Ortega owned 59.29%, and had over 6,000 stores with the brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy’s Class, Tempe, Stradivarius, Pull and Bear, and Bershka, as well as over 92,000 employees.
The richest celebrities in the world are driven by different things than most people. For some celebrities, it’s fame and fortune that matter most. They want their name to go down in history as a famous celebrity with a lot of money. For others, they want to make sure their kids grow up safe from mistakes. And still, other celebrities just have a passion for what they do and work hard at their craft, which is why they are on this list. We hope this article was interesting to you.