Who run the world? That’s right, GIRLS. From being beautiful, life-giving creatures to being boss women in the industries they excel in, the women in this list are proof that not only men can dominate businesses but women can, too and even do it better. Here is a list of women celebrities worth a gargantuan amount of dollars and might even be balling bigger than LeBron.
Angelina Jolie $100 million
Actress, model, mother, philanthropist, and a cancer survivor—Angelina Jolie, truly an epitome of a superwoman. Jolie came to fame after her magnificent role in the 1999 film Girl, Interrupted followed by her Lara Croft movies, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Smith, and her latest iconic role of bringing Maleficent to life. She has gathered numerous prestigious awards and nominations from different awarding bodies all around the world. So it’s no wonder she’s worth a million bucks.
Alicia Keys $100 million
Alicia Augello Cook Dean more famously known by her screen name Alicia Keys is a musician, singer, and songwriter best known for her soulful R&B music. She’s popularized songs like Girl on Fire, Empire State of Mind, No One, Fallin, and of course If I Ain’t Got You. Over the decades in her career, she has ventured into acting, business, and even got to write her own book. She is now an accomplished musician, actress, entrepreneur, and author of a bestselling book. Aside from the side jobs that gave her earnings a boost, being a 15-time Grammy winner really put her on the list of the highest-earning singers of all time.
Sarah Jessica Parker $100 million
Everybody knows her as the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw, the protagonist of the multi-million hit movie Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker is a four-time Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy Award winner for her work on the show. Her million-dollar net worth combined with her husband, Matthew Broderick’s identical net worth make them such a power couple in the industry. Given her bank account’s capacity, she can truly live out what her character used to say, “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.”
Courtney Cox $120 million
Best known for her role as Monica Geller in the hit 90s TV series, Friends, Courteney Cox surely bagged up a lot of cash. After her long and successful stint on television, she ventured into more shows and starred in the 1996 horror series Scream then after taking a break, she went back to doing more television and appearing in shows like Cougar Town for which she earned her first nomination from the Golden Globes.
Nicole Kidman $120 million
Nicole Kidman is an Australian-American artist that has been listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2006, 2018, and 2019. She is most notable for her performances in movies like Far and Away, Eyes Wide Shut, Days of Thunder, Batman Forever, and Moulin Rouge. Like the actresses on the list, she is also award-winning in her field, owning Emmy awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Academy awards.
Jennifer Lawrence $130 million
Starring in billion-dollar worldwide box-office hits really set up Jennifer Lawrence’s career. She was Katniss Everdeen in the fan-loved and well-received trilogy The Hunger Games, earning her the title of being the highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016. After her success in the series, she went on to make a bigger name for herself in Hollywood by being cast in critically-acclaimed movies such as The Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Joy, Red Sparrow, and the X-Men series reboot. Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation and things are still looking bright ahead for her.
Cameron Diaz $140 million
The beautiful blonde bombshell with the mesmerizing blue eyes—Cameron Diaz. The former Charlie’s Angel is now living a comfortable life away from the worries of never having enough to get by. Her successful run in the Hollywood movie scene helped her to rise to fame and put more than enough bucks in her bank account. Although she has been pretty lowkey in recent years and rarely starring in new movies or shows, Cameron remains to be one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Julia Roberts $140 million
Julia Roberts who owns a captivating smile established herself as the most sought-after and successful leading ladies in Hollywood after bagging the lead role in the hit romantic comedy of the 90s, Pretty Woman alongside Richard Gere. That movie alone grossed $464 million worldwide, so no wonder Roberts is on this list. After the landslide success of Pretty Woman, Roberts landed more lead roles in other big-production romantic comedies like Runaway Bride, Notting Hill, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and The Mona Lisa Smile. Just like the famous woman in the Da Vinci painting she played, she’s worth more than a million.
Scarlett Johansson $140 million
Probably one of the most versatile actresses of her generation, Scarlett Johansson is taking the Hollywood movie scene by storm! She has been one of the world’s highest-paid actresses since 2018 and has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100. She has been in a number of successful movies but what really skyrocketed her way up the ladder is her involvement in the massive Marvel Studio franchise playing the role of the badass Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow. Her movies earned over $14.3 billion worldwide making her the third highest-grossing box office star of all time.
Sofia Vergara $160 million
This Colombian sensation shot to fame after playing the role of Gloria Pritchett in ABC’s hit TV show, Modern Family. Sofia Vergara perfectly fit the role and brought joy to the whole series making her a household name in an instant. She became the top-earning actress on television in 2012 and up to this day continues to be among the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Adele $190 million
Running on her 11th year in the music industry, this British singer and songwriter has yet to release another new album. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins who simply goes by Adele was an overnight diva upon the release of her debut album in 2008. She had such a soulful and unique voice that sang songs about heartbreak, melancholy, love, and life in general. Both the public and the critics adored her and it showed because her records kept selling and awards from music’s most prestigious bodies kept coming.
Sandra Bullock $200 million
One of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, Sandra Bullock is one established actress. She played the lead roles in Hollywood’s most iconic and unforgettable movies of all time like Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, Gravity, The Proposal, The Blind Side, and her most recent and trending one, Bird Box. She’s a veteran actress who has earned her share of accolades like the Academy and the Golden Globe’s Best Actress. She was also named by People magazine as the most beautiful woman in the world.
Jennifer Aniston $240 million
The most successful one out of the cast of Friends after the series ended was probably Jennifer Aniston. While her castmates continued to do television and some venture to the movies, it was Aniston who catapulted to fame and got into the mainstream Hollywood movie scene. She was every filmmaker’s favorite lead actress for their romcoms. It has been decades since their series that started it all ended but Jennifer is still on fire.
Katy Perry $330 million
The Firework singer is one of the biggest names in pop music this decade. Starting out as a church singer, Katy worked her way into mainstream music and landed a gig that shot her up to fame. After releasing five albums, Katycats want more. Although due to personal reasons, Katy had been off the music scene for a couple of years, focusing mainly on her health, family, and relationships but this year she came back and let the world know it was never really over for her. In fact, she’s far from being over because she’s still worth $330 million dollars! Talk about living the teenage dream.
Taylor Swift $400 million
Here we have Katy Perry’s on again-off again BFF, Taylor Swift. It comes as no surprise that she’s one of the top-earning female singers of all time because, for the past decade, Taylor Swift had owned the game. Since her debut album in 2006, Swift had gone nowhere but up. Album after album, her record sales just get keep getting off the charts, stadium after stadium around the world gets sold out in a minute, and music awards keep coming her way from left to right. The young, talented, and wishful girl from Pennsylvania is now a music legend that will go down in history as one of the best female artists of her time.
Celine Dion $430 million
This French-Canadian singer is one of the most esteemed and iconic divas of all time. Singers of today look up to her, they grew up watching her, she has been the reason why a lot of artists today pursued their careers in music, she had that kind of impact. The Titanic singer has been in the business for so long you would actually think she would be retired by now, but no because Celine Dion is as active and as great as ever! Regularly performing in Las Vegas and in touring in other cities, Dion never stopped her music career that’s why her net worth never went down but just kept rising and rising. This year, the singer set up all her things and kicked off another world tour.
Ellen DeGeneres $450 million
Ellen DeGeneres is the host of one of the most popular talk shows in the world, Ellen. The show has been on air since 2003 and has featured more than a hundred celebrity and non-celebrity guests. The show and Ellen are well-loved by the audience os it has been able to stay on air for that long. Aside from being an A-list television talk show host, DeGeneres is also a comedian, writer, producer, and actress. If you haven’t heard of her acting career, well it was actually her first gig before becoming a host. She starred in the sitcom named after her from 1994-1998.
Beyoncé $500 million
The Queen B. No doubt she’s one of the richest women on the planet. After the run of her trio Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé built her own empire in the music industry. With her great looks, amazing body, fluid dance moves, and her one-of-a-kind God-given voice, she was the WHOLE package. She sold out albums and arenas on the daily and throughout the years, her beehive just kept growing and growing. With her own success plus her husband, Jay-Z’s, they’re worth an outstanding $1.4 billion combined. Now that’s the Carter power couple.
Madonna $590 million
Madonna is one of the most iconic artists of all time. She changed the music game and paved the way for the artists following her. A lot of years had passed since the peak of her career but she remains to be one of the top-earning female artists because her records still kept selling. To date, she has sold out over 250 million records worldwide.
Rihanna $600 million
And on the top of our list, Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna. The pop singer from Barbados started from humble beginnings and slowly but surely worked, worked, worked her way up to the top. She had a very successful career in music but what really launched her straight to Rich Ville is the launch of her skincare and makeup line, Fenty Beauty. It took the world by storm because it offered what other makeup brands failed to offer for the longest time: the right shade for people of color. Fenty Beauty had a wide range of colors from pale to dark, so it really appealed to the audience. The business was a total success from day one as it reportedly racked up $100 million worth of sales. Thanks to Fenty Beauty, Rihanna is now the world’s richest female musician. And she’s right, she’s balling bigger than LeBron…way, way ahead of him.