Being a celebrity comes with a certain level of power that other people don’t have. Some celebrities even have more power than other celebrities. Here are some of the world’s most powerful celebrities.
As of 2014, Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $3 billion, accumulated by earning $225 million a year. With her own production company, Oprah became a self- made billionaire a long time ago. Harpo Productions gave Oprah the power she needed to start her own television network. Prior to this, she gave both Dr. Phil and Rachel Ray their own talk shows on network television. On a personal note, Oprah owns nine lavish homes in locations such as Chicago, Colorado, Florida, and Hawaii. The home she currently lives sits on more than 23,000 square feet of land. In addition Oprah owns her own jet.
Lady Gaga, strangely enough, is also among the world’s most powerful celebrities of today. Her total worth is $150 million and she reportedly made $80 million in 2013. She has endorsement deals with companies such as Polaroid, Plentyoffish,com, Monster Cable, Virgin Mobile and Viva Glam. Lad Gaga owns homes in both NYC and Scotland. She also has a collection of luxury cars that includes a Porsche and a Mercedes -Benz.
Steven Spielberg is also one of the most powerful celebrities. With a net worth of $3.4 billion, he earned $150 million in 2013. He owns six mansions in locations such as Malibu, the Palisades and East Hampton. In addition he owns his own jet and a yacht valued at $200 million.
Beyonce is among the most powerful celebrities as well. She is worth $300 million and earns $53 million per year. With album sales of more than 75,000 all over the world, Beyonce also has endorsement deals with companies such as American Express and L’Oreal. Her New York home spans 15,000 square feet and she owns a collection of cars that includes both a Roll’s Royce and a Mercedes-Benz.
Included in the world’s most powerful celebrities is Madonna. With an average salary of $125 million per year Madonna is worth $650 million. More than 200 million Madonna albums have been purchased all over the world. She is a very influential celebrity and is associated with many businesses in both film and real estate. On a personal note Madonna owns a home in both NYC and California. Her NYC home is worth a reported $15 million and her California home is valued at $12 million.
Taylor Swift is also among the most powerful celebrities in the world. She is worth $80 million and makes an average of $55 million per year. Swift has earned four Grammy Awards and five country music awards as of today. She owns two homes; one in Beverly Hills, California and one in Nashville, Tennessee.
Each of these celebrities had their fair share of struggles while working their way up to becoming one of the world’s most powerful celebrities. They all have used their money to influence their career.