JAY-Z and a Jenner are among the wealthiest celebrities in America, according to Forbes.
Shawn Carter sits at No. 5 on the list with an estimated $900 million. His net worth is up $90 million from 2017 thanks to lucrative stakes in D’Ussé cognac and Armand de Brignac champagne, plus holdings in Roc Nation and TIDAL.
For the first time, Kylie Jenner makes the list, tying Hov for the fifth spot. The 21-year-old mogul amassed a $900 million fortune on her way to becoming the youngest self-made billionaire. Her Kylie Cosmetics makeup brand, which she fully owns, has raked in $630 million since its launch two years ago.
But they were no match for George Lucas, who ranks as the richest celebrity in America with a net worth of $5.4 billion, thanks largely to the sale of his Lucasfilm production company to Disney for $4.1 billion in 2012.
Fellow filmmaker Steven Spielberg follows Lucas at No. 2 with $3.7 billion, while Oprah Winfrey places third with $2.8 billion. Michael Jordan sits at No. 4 with $1.7 billion, due in part to his sneaker fortune and a 90 percent stake in the Charlotte Hornets.
America’s 10 wealthiest celebrities hold a combined fortune of $18.7 billion. See the top 10 below.
Forbes 10 Wealthiest Celebrities in America
1. George Lucas – $5.4 billion
2. Steven Spielberg – $3.7 billion
3. Oprah Winfrey – $2.8 billion
4. Michael Jordan – $1.7 billion
5. (tie) Kylie Jenner – $900 million
5. (tie) Jay-Z – $900 million
7. David Copperfield – $875 million
8. Diddy – $825 million
9. (tie) Tiger Woods – $800 million
9. (tie) James Patterson – $800 million