Wealth and celebrity status go hand in hand. Take George Clooney, for example; his $500 million net worth is staggering, but given his stature in the entertainment industry, it isn’t surprising. However, that isn’t always the case. When a low-key celeb, who hasn’t crossed your mind in a decade, racks up that kind of dough, things get interesting.
Some of these names aren’t the biggest in their industries. Most of these big-name movie stars and TV personalities are talented in some form or fashion, and they’ve all achieved a lot in their careers as a result. But we bet you didn’t know that each one of them had a pile of cash with his or her name on it, regardless of whether they hit it big in Tinseltown.
Be it Mick Jagger or Madonna, there are some celebrities whose sheer fame – and correspondent wealth – you don’t question. But then there are the entertainment figures who you might recognize, but you’ve never understood how much money they’ve accumulated over the years. From musicians who have put in their dues to TV stars cashing in on syndication, here are some of the most surprising celebrities who are secretly filthy rich.
Reese Witherspoon has had a long, successful career as an actress, including an Academy Award, but her acumen in business is shaping her career today. She founded the media brand Hello Sunshine and Southern-themed lifestyle brand Draper James.
The A-lister recently earned $1.1 million per episode for her work on the Hulu miniseries “Little Fires Everywhere” and more than $1 million per episode for the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show.” Today she has a net worth of $300 Million.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is a popular actress who has appeared in several major films and television series. She is known as one of Hollywood’s most humble and modest actresses. With a net worth of nearly $100 million, she could live a lavish lifestyle, but she chooses not to. She credits her frugal lifestyle with her early years as a child from a large family who depended on welfare funding for food, shelter, and clothing. She grew up without financial means, but Sarah has certainly turned that around. She is married to actor Matthew Broderick, and the couple has three kids. Her kids even wear clothing that has been handed down. She has the fear of being poor again, but with the lifestyle that she lives, that is unlikely to happen.
He might not be the most acclaimed actor, as his slightly dopey action-hero roles have become fodder for internet humor, but Keanu Reeves has been one of the most bankable blockbuster stars of the past two decades, from “Bill and Ted,” “Point Break,” and “Speed” to “The Matrix” and, most recently, the superhit sequel of “John Wick.” the actor has an estimated net worth of $350 million.