13 Celebrity Bank Accounts You Won’t Believe
It’s well known that celebrities make a lot of money, but it’s sometimes shocking to learn which have made the most. The following 13 celebrities have bank accounts that will make your eyes bug out. Not all of them were chosen for sheer monetary value: some are simply surprising because they remain so rich in spite of mitigating circumstances. Is your favorite celebrity on this list?
Mariska Hargitay – Worth: $30 Million
Though not high on everyone’s “well known” list, this respected television actress has made a name for herself on one of the many off-shoots of “Law And Order.” Making nearly half a million dollars per episode, she has earned a hefty personal worth (though she still worries about losing it all the time, due to her poor upbringing as a child).
Malia Obama – Worth: $20 Million
Malia has a combined net worth of $20 million mostly due to books that the Obama’s wrote and speaking engagements.
Hilary Swank – Worth: $40 Million
This acclaimed actress may not top the richest celebrity lists, but she has wisely invested her money and prefers bargain and coupon shopping when she can to save even more money. While we think that might be a little overkill, it’s clearly worked for her!
Sarah Palin – Worth: $12 Million
Today Sarah Palin’s net worth is well beyond what it was when she was running for Vice President. When Sarah was Governer of Alaska she was making $125,000 a year, but since her resignation she has come into a lot of cash. Her book was a huge hit “Going Rougue,” which made her a millionaire over night with a $7 million dollar advice. Following her book she made another $2 million on a Learning Channel TV show.
Parker Schnabel- Worth: $8 Million
Parker had a decision to make following graduating from high school, that decision was should he continue mining or should he go to college where he was interested in getting a degree in geology. Parker decided to stick around and run his family mine and trust me he did not make a bad decision. He today is worth 8 million and those earning are from being s reality TV star are being a very successful miner.
Teri Hatcher – Worth: $50 Million
Known primarily for her television roles, Hatcher is an intelligent investor who has skillfully built her meager televison earnings into a nice savings. Her infamous frugality also helps, as she is known to never spend a dollar unless it is absolutely necessary (including wearing out cars and even shoes).
Rachael Ray – Worth: $60 Million
The popular (and sometimes controversial) Rachael Ray is known for two things: her quick and easy recipes and stiffing waiters with poor tips. Perhaps her astonishing $60 million personal value is influenced by this cheapness? Who can say for sure? All we know is that we’d hate to serve her if she’s so cheap.
Carrie Fisher – Worth $25 Million
Carrie has was in show business just about her whole life. She got her start early in life when she played Princess Leia at the age of 19. She also wrote several books and was in the hit film When Harry Met Sally.
Tobey Maguire – Worth: $75 Million
Best known (and some would say “only known”) for his role as “Spider Man,” Maguire has wisely lived very frugally to save up a nice little chunk of change that should last him the rest of his life, even if he never gets another role. While Maguire isn’t a pariah in Hollywood, he hasn’t been busy, so here’s hoping that he gets back on track with his career soon.
Katy Perry – Worth: $125 Million
Though it might be tempting to dismiss Katy Perry as fluffy kids stuff, she is worth an astonishing $125 million dollars, primarily due to sponsorships and skilled investment. Though Perry’s personal earnings may have dipped in 2016, there’s little evidence that her wealth won’t continue to go off like a firework for the next several years.
Garth Brooks – Worth: $150 Million
Brook’s brand of light country-pop set the world on fire in the 80s and 90s and he remains a popular concert draw, helping him pull in an incredible (and hefty) net value. Though Brooks has mostly put aside new studio albums (and has put the silly Chris Gaines experiment to rest), sales residuals and intelligent investment have kept his value high.
Leonardo Dicaprio – Worth: $217 Million
This acclaimed (and now Academy Award-winning) actor has been in too many great films to count, and he has carefully saved his money to bank a comfortable and easily livable quarter of a billion dollar personal worth. Still young, it’s possible that Leo could go on to even bigger and better things as an actor (and make even more bucks)!
Dave Grohl – Worth: $250 Million
Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighter Dave Grohl lives a very frugal live, still sells lots of albums, and has guested on dozens of friends and compatriots’ albums. Still a popular concert draw, Grohl tries to live a modest life and is a respected musician and humble guy.
Jay Leno – Worth: $350 Million
In spite of the controversy surrounding this comedian’s attempts at retirement, Leno remains a popular figure in the entertainment world. After making $15 million a year as a host of “The Tonight Show” and living a careful life (where he claimed to live only off the money he made as a standup comedian), Leno has amassed a small fortune.
Howard Stern – Worth $500 Million
This shock jock has a shocking personal worth: a half a billion dollars! Stern remains a popular, controversial, but intelligent broadcaster who’s skilled interviews bring out the best (and worst) of his guests. Stern’s value may be helped by the popularity of his personal radio station, which he controls in a reasonable and skilled way.
J.K. Rowling – Worth: Estimated $1Billion
Formerly a poor single mother with a dream about making it big, Rowling exceeded all expectations to become the first billionaire author. Her pesonal worth is “just” a billion dollars, while the value of the Potter franchise tops $15 billion! With new books coming out soon, it’s likely that this bulldozer of cash will never stop rolling.