Big stars and celebrities fascinate us with their luxurious lifestyle and riches. Even more so now with the advancements in technology and social media. Most of the big names have a massive following on social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. They keep updating fans with their life and projects.
Socialites like the Kardashians and Paris Hilton have even more involved interactions with their fanbase through the internet. Their whole persona is based on showing off their extravagant lifestyle. With the introduction of Snapchat, fans have become even more involved with the lives of these celebrities. Despite all this, it is easy to underestimate the fortunes of famous people. So keep scrolling to see the compiled list of these famous personalities who are wealthier than you may have thought.
1- Mariah Carey
Famous for the hit songs such as “One Sweet Day”, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, and “Love Takes Time”, Mariah has been a pop icon for many years. She managed to make a staggering $60 million on just her song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” As of 2018, she’s worth $520 million.
2- Celine Dion
The woman with a golden voice, Celine Dion, has bagged many awards and titles in her lifetime. The pop icon, most famous for the song “My Heart Will Go On”, has an incredible net worth of $400 million. She happens to be the second wealthiest female musician, and rightfully so.
3- Ingvar Kamprad
Everyone loves IKEA and its exotic furniture. But one man loved it more than all, its founder Ingvar Kamprad. The late founder of the multinational retail company has a net worth of $58.7 billion. He was the 8th richest person in the world before his death earlier this year.
4- Jerry Seinfeld
The face of the most famous sitcom that ever came out, Jerry Seinfeld, is worth an astounding $900 million. The comedian/actor bagged millions of dollars for his role in the hit TV show, Seinfeld. He made $60 million a year was reported to be the second highest earner in the TV industry. Not just that, he made $13,000 for every single line he said on the final season of the show. The show, Seinfeld, lasted nine seasons. Jerry was offered a whopping $5 million an episode for a tenth season, and over $100 million for the whole season, but he turned it down to focus more on his personal life.
5- George Washington
The first president of America was also one of the richest. Washington, who is also one of Founding Father of the United States and is also referred to as the father of the country, had a net worth of $525 million. That is, of course, in today’s dollars.
6- Albert Einstein
When you’re as accomplished as Einstein, you don’t even need to be alive to make money. According to Forbes, the physicist bagged 10 million dollars in 2017 even though he has been dead for more than 60 years now.