There is certainly no shortage of rich celebrities. In the entertainment industry, it is not uncommon for stars to be earning salaries in the millions. However, while there are plenty of rich people, very few are truly wealthy. While being rich typically means simply having a lot of money, being wealthy often means that you’ve earned so much money that your money is now earning money. Most wealthy people have worked hard to pursue a series of business ventures and investments, that have helped them amass a fortune. As a result, some celebrities have so much money that their families will be set for years to come, and that’s even if they choose to spend frivolously. Although there is a certain sense of security that comes from having a large amount of money, the most successful people continue to work even when they no longer have to. Here are 10 celebrities who will never be poor, ever.
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Hugh Hefner is best-known for being the founder of Playboy Enterprises which is well-known for its adult magazines and lavish mansion. Hefner, who created the company in 1953, has made tremendous amounts of money for his work, and has also benefitted in other ways. Although Hefner is nearing 90 years-old, he still very much lives the life of a playboy, and often has girlfriends who are young enough to be his granddaughter.
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Anderson Cooper has worked hard to build his own brand and earn his own fortune. But even without it, he’d still be set financially. Aside from being a journalist and TV personality, Cooper is also the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress to the Vanderbilt railroad fortune. Cooper’s personal wealth, combined with his family’s fortune, means that he will be rich for the rest of his life.
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According to Forbes, Diddy currently has a net worth of $700 million. Initially, Diddy amassed his fortune by working in the music industry as both an artist, producer, and label head. However, over the course of his career, Diddy has transitioned into a smart business man who has made several strategic investments. His recent partnership with Vodka brand, Ciroc, has also helped Diddy grow his fortune. With several streams of substantial income, it’s safe to say that Diddy won’t ever go broke.
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Even before pursuing a career in acting, Dina Merrill was no stranger to money. As the daughter of a stock broker and the heiress of the post cereal fortune, Merrill’s personal worth has climbed well into the billions. With money coming in from a slew of different sources, including her own business ventures, Merrill and her family will be set for generations to come.
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World renowned director and screen writer, George Lucas, will never go broke thanks to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucas, who created both stories has found success all throughout his career, and his wealth certainly reflects that. His income will continue to grow for years to come as the result of residual deals and other projects. Lucas, who is a father of four, will never have to worry about himself or his children having to go without anything.
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Steven Spielberg is responsible for some of the most memorable films of all-time. As a director and producer, Spielberg has brought us Poltergeist, The Color Purple, and a slew of other award winners. As a result, he has earned billions of dollars, and due to the success of many of his films, he also earns a considerable amount of money in residual income. Although he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, Spielberg could never work again and still be set for the rest of his life.
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Rap star Jay-Z has certainly made the most of his time in the spotlight. Over the last 15 years, he has become an international superstar who has earned 21 Grammy Awards. Although many know him best for his classic contributions to hip-hop, Jay-Z has also become a businessman who has made most of his recent money behind the scenes. Jay-Z has his own clothing line, his own record label, and is the owner of a popular restaurant, The 40/40 Club. His fortune, combined with Beyoncé’s prove that the two really are the definition of a power couple. With his smart investments and residual income from his music, Jay-Z and the Carter family should be set for generations to come.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus never has to work another day in her life. Although she has earned a considerable fortune from her work as an actress, Louis-Dreyfus is also the daughter of billionaire, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. When her father passes, his fortune is likely to be split between his three children, which means that Louis-Dreyfus stands to gain billions. This combined with her personal net worth of $200 million, should leave Louis-Dreyfus set for the rest of her life.
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There is lots of money to be made in real estate, and no one knows this better than billionaire, Donald Trump. As the son of real estate developer, Fred Trump, Donald began working in the family business while he was still a college student. Over the years, Trump has purchased and developed buildings all around the country, and has made a fortune while doing it. In 2003, Trump also landed a reality show on NBC titled The Apprentice. On the show, a group of contestants undergo a series of challenges for a chance to be hired as Trump’s apprentice.
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Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women in the United States. After beginning her career as news anchor, Oprah went on to host her own talk show, which became critically acclaimed and internationally known during its 25 seasons on the air. Like most wealthy people, Oprah’s income comes from a number of sources including her television network, her monthly Magazine, and her production company. Oprah is so rich, that she could spend nearly a million dollars every day for the rest of her life, and still not go broke.
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