Sylvester Stallone – $400 Million
Sylvester Stallone has tried many different professional paths from acting, screenwriting, producing and directing, grossing a net worth of $400 million dollars. Dropping out of college to pursue screenwriting was a good move by Stallone who is best known for his roles as “Rocky Balboa” and “John James Rambo.” He portrayed these two characters in a combined ten films, having written and starred in the Rocky films, as well as various others. His most recent film has been the Expendables, featuring a group of loyal men on a mission and as his movies continue to global hits, his riches can only skyrocket.
Oprah Winfrey – $3.2 Billion
As a media tycoon, television host and author, Oprah Winfrey’s rise from abuse, prejudice and poverty has earned her the position as one of the most influential people to ever walk the planet. In 1984, she debuted “The Oprah Winfrey Show” where she has since managed to transformed the television talk show arena by hosting interviews which span from health, world and humanitarian to spirituality issues and many other diverse topics. Her extremely profitable media empire earns her an annual salary of $315 million and an astounding wealth of $3.2 billion. With that amount of cash in the bank, everybody’s getting a car!
Mel Gibson – $425 Million
The 62-year-old Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson, simply referred to as Mel Gibson, is well-known for his roles in action films but more specifically his role as Max in the Mad Max series, earning an initial paycheck of $1 million. But it was not until his role in the 1987 film, “Lethal Weapon” was his Hollywood A-List status cemented. The Australian/American screenwriter, director, producer, investor and actor has won the Oscar for Best Director of his film Braveheart. With a wealth of $425 million, it’s easy to become a father of nine when money is never much of an issue.
Robin Williams – $50 Million
Who would have guessed that our favorite grandma impersonator was a shy kid who barely even spoke! From witty one-liners to his erratic behaviors, Robin Williams was an American comedian and actor famous for his roles in “Good Will Hunt,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Bicentennial Man,” ” Jumanji” and the ever successful “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Although his films grossed more than 6 billion dollars worldwide, his wealth plummeted after two divorces ended in combined settlements totaling over $30 million which had to be taken out of his fortune. He died on August 11, 2014, leaving behind a net worth of $50 million.
Stephen Hawking – $20 Million
At the time of his death, Stephen Hawking had a net worth of $20 million. Not only was he an English theoretical physicist, try adding cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge to the list of positions he held throughout his career. At the age of 21, Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and as the condition progressed, he was almost paralyzed his entire adult life. With numerous ground-breaking scientific discovers named after him, he shed light upon the black holes in the world of science.