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Top 10 Celebrities Who Are Richer Than You Think

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Script Written by Scott Seiss The richest celebrities aren’t always the most obvious of choices! The thought of a celebrity magician being one of the richest: is that fact or fiction? On top of that, people like Rowan Atkinson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ray omano are much richer than you would think! Also on this list is a famous celebrity doctor, a former rap legend, a legendary radio personality, a celebrity judge, and even a host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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Top 10 Celebrities Who Are Richer Than You Think

You knew they were rich, but did you know these celebs had more money than the majority of the top 1%? Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Celebrities Who AreRicher Than You Think.

For this list, we’re looking at any big time star with a net worth way beyond that of his or her peers or what his or her fame suggests. Whether they made their millions from acting, hosting talk shows, or performing magic tricks, all superstars were considered. Note that the actual net worth of these celebrities could not always be 100% confirmed, so we’ve used ranges, educated guesses, and/or the numbers that are most often reported instead.

#10: Ray Romano

Estimated Net Worth: $120 Million
This funny family man lives a high-class lifestyle well beyond the reach of his working class sitcom character. Thanks to his incredibly popular and relatable comedy stylings, Ray Romano has racked up a net worth of $120 Million. More like “Everybody Loves Raymond’s Money,” am I right? Romano has been raking in cash from syndication for years since his show ended, plus he’s made a big splash in children’s entertainment as the bitter, yet lovable, mammoth, Manny. Apparently voice acting pays pretty well, especially after five – that’s right FIVE – “Ice Age” movies.

#9: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Estimated Net Worth: $200 Million
One of the current queens of comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has gone from one iconic sitcom to another. In the 20th century, she went from “Saturday Night Live” to portraying the unforgettable Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld.” And in the 21st century, she’s on the non-stop Emmy-winning freight train that is “Veep.” Just from her own career, she’s made $200 Million, but a little known fact is that her family operates a billion dollar global merchant company. Factoring in her portion of the company, she’s worth $3 billion. As Elaine would say, “Get Out!” She’s not the only one who made some money after “Seinfeld,” though: through syndication and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Larry David’s worth $800 million.

#8: Master P

Estimated Net Worth: $350 Million
Although he hasn’t been in the national spotlight as much recently, Master P remains one of the wealthiest rap artists in the business. Mr. Ice Cream Man not only had some of the biggest hit singles in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, but he also started his own record label. Master P has been using his entrepreneurial skills to build a massive fortune for almost two decades, and now he’s worth about $350 Million. He has investments in clothing lines, real estate firms, film studios, and even a phone sex business.

#7: Rowan Atkinson

Estimated Net Worth: $130 Million
A master of physical comedy and the creator of the iconic bumbling buffoon Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson is much smarter with his money than his characters suggest. For his silly comedy routines, Atkinson has amassed a fortune of $130 million. While mostly a cult favorite in the United States, he’s a comedy legend in the United Kingdom, where original episodes of his sitcom, “Mr. Bean,” still air in the 21st century. In addition to that popular show, he’s also starred in “Blackadder,” “Rat Race,” and “The Lion King.” Behind all the pratfalls and dumbfounded looks, though, lies a business-savvy entertainer with the knowledge to build a long-lasting and profitable career.

#6: Howard Stern

Estimated Net Worth: $645 Million
The self-proclaimed King of All Media, Howard Stern used his signature explicit style to build a radio empire leading to a personal net worth of $645 Million. Despite being one of the most fined radio hosts of all time with over $2.5 million in charges from the FCC for indecent content, Stern’s nationally syndicated radio show has still made him hundreds of millions of dollars. Of course, Stern’s fortune only increased after a huge deal with Sirius radio, his film “Private Parts,” and obviously his stint on “America’s Got Talent.” In 2012, Stern was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and if there were a radio hall of wealth, he’d be in that too.

#5: Dr. Phil McGraw

Estimated Net Worth: $400 Million
Thanks to Oprah, one of the highest earning celebrities in the world right now is none other than Dr. Phil. With a talk show that entered its 15th season in 2016 and an endless stream of books, Dr. Phil is currently worth $400 Million with an annual salary of approximately $50 million. Phil McGraw no longer has a current license to practice clinical psychology, but it hasn’t stopped him from making money. The California Board of psychology deemed it unnecessary for Mr. McGraw to have a license because his show is more for entertainment purposes, so it seems that this doctor is free to make as much money as he wants for as long as he wants.

#4: Judge Judith Sheindlin

Estimated Net Worth: $200 Million
This Court Show Queen has had the longest run as a judge or arbitrator on the small screen, with “Judge Judy” entering its 21st season in 2016. In 2012, she was reportedly the highest paid television personality, earning $123,000 for each episode of her show. But think of it this way: the series tapes only 52 days out of the year and for just that, Judge Judy makes $47 million per year and has a net worth of $200 million! This real-life lawyer and judge turned into a television mogul, as she not only stars in her own show but is also set to serve as executive producer of a semi-autobiographical drama series. Judge Judy has always known right from wrong and rich from poor.

#3: Jessica Alba

Estimated Net Worth: $340 Million
Star of James Cameron’s “Dark Angel” and the early 2000’s “Fantastic Four,” Jessica Alba has conquered the worlds of both entertainment and business. She continues to act today in film franchises like “The Mechanic,” but she’s also the co-founder of The Honest Company, a business that mainly sells non-toxic household products with an emphasis on transparency. Unlike her superhero persona, this company’s dealings strive to be anything but invisible. While her company has come under fire lately for using synthetic substances in products labeled “organic,” the company still has a valuation of $1.7 billion. Alba owns around 20% of the company, and combined with her acting career, it gives her a net worth of $340 million.

#2: Bob Saget

Estimated Net Worth: $100 Million
Dirty joke-telling comedian by night and wholesome family man Danny Tanner by day, Bob Saget has had a long career in comedy leading to the sizable and surprising net worth of $100 million. Whatever happened to predictability? Of course this makes sense once you remember that Saget was the star of two widely popular television shows at the same time, “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” In the early ‘90s, it practically felt like Saget was everywhere you looked. In the 21st century, Saget raked in cash from his role as the uncredited adult voice of Ted in “How I Met Your Mother,” and his appearance on the Netflix sequel, “Fuller House.”

#1: David Copperfield

Estimated Net Worth: $900 Million
He’s made the Statue of Liberty vanish, but perhaps his best trick is making so much money appear before his very eyes. David Copperfield has won Emmys, set Guinness World Records, and has even been named a living legend by the United States Library of Congress. He actually has too many accolades to name, but perhaps the most shocking is that he has a current net worth of $900 million. Who knew magic paid so well? And that’s just his personal fortune. The illusionist also owns eleven resort islands in the Bahamas and over his career, his shows have grossed over $4 billion dollars. Copperfield’s name has become synonymous with magic and soon it’ll be synonymous with wealth – if it’s not already...

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