1.George Lucas ( $5.5 billion dollars)
George sold Lucas film to Disney in 2012 for an amount of $4.1 billion in cash and stock after decades of lofty annual hauls from the Star Wars franchise he created. Yet the force is still strong with his bank account: Lucas’ fortune now stands at $5.5 billion, making him wealthiest celebrity in America in 2017
2.Steven Spielberg ($3.6 billion dollars)
Steven Spielberg has been a director for half a century, but saved one of his biggest highlights for last year with the $3.8 billion sale of Dream Works Animation, the studio he Co-founded.
Oprah Winfrey continues to build her fortune through the OWN network but banked the bulk of her bucks from her years as a talk show host.
4.Michael Jordan ($1.4 billion dollars)
Michael Jordan earned $94 million on the court during his career, but has made $1.4 billion elsewhere, most notably Nike, which generates some $3 billion annually from his Jordan brand; the superstar’s 90% stake in the Charlotte Hornets has grown fourfold in value since 2010
5.David Copperfield ($875 million dollars)
David Copperfield rounds out the top five with a fortune of $875 million, accumulated by playing upwards of 600 shows in Las Vegas annually; his collection of more than 650,000 magical artifacts is the world’s large
6.Diddy ($820 million dollars)
Diddy is an American businessman, rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. Diddy is here representing the hip pop fratenity with a whoping amount of $820 million dollars
7.Jay Z ($810 million dollars)
Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, and holding the solo artist record of 14 Billboard 200 #1 albums, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter is possibly the most talented, accomplished and respected rapper of all-time. He has released 13 studio albums and four collaborative albums over his 30-year career.
8. Jay Z ($750 million dollars)
Woods is the most prolific talent of his generation. After capturing six straight USGA titles as an amateur, Woods turned pro in 1996 and immediately started winning on the professional level. He captured his first major at the 1997 Masters by 12 shots, won the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 shots and won four straight majors from 2000-01 during the peak of his dominance.
9. Dr Dre ($.740 million dollars)
Dr. Dre’s is the owner of Dre Beats headphones, He sold to Apple for $3 billion in 2014 and has since been making more money form other business sources
10.James Patterson ($730 million dollars)
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book