6. Laverne Cox (Net Worth: $2 Million)
Hard to believe she’s only worth $2 million! A history maker, she was the first transgender person to ever be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award or be featured on the cover of Time magazine. She is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, playing the role of the Sophia on Netflix’s original series “Orange Is the New Black.” Cox is also the first trans woman of color to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s “TRANSForm Me.”
5. Conchita Wurst (Net Worth: $3 Million)
Born in Austria, this pop star started her singing career as Thomas Neuwirth but is more popularly known as Conchita Wurst. She is memorable for identifying as both a male and female – sporting feminine hair, long eyelashes, womanly makeup, and a beard. In 2014, Conchita won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen and captivated worldwide audiences. The power ballad, “Rise Like a Phoenix,” helped snag Austria’s second victory in the competition’s long history.