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Revealed: America’s 10 Richest Celebrities For 2018

With an estimated $5.4 billion net worth, Filmmaker George Lucas came in at No. 1 on Forbes Magazine’s 2018 list of America’s richest celebrities. Coming in second place is fellow filmmaker Steven Spielberg with an estimated $3.7 billion net worth. The top female on the list is television mogul Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey in third with $2.8 billion.

The top ten celebrities had combined assets of $18.7 billion, which exceeds the gross domestic product of Cyprus, Malta, Brunei, or Iceland.

Among the other top ten most-rich and famous celebrities that graced the 2018 list included basketball legend Michael Jordan (No. 4, $1.7 billion); illusionist and entertainer David Copperfield (No. 7 at $800 million); and rapper Diddy (No. 8 at $825 million); golfer Tiger Woods ($800 million); and author James Patterson ($800 million).

Kylie Jenner’s $900 million net worth helped her tie for the fifth position of the list with hip-hop giant Jay-Z. The business magazine’s third annual list is a culmination of yearly earnings of some of the most powerful celebrities in the entertainment.

The ten most-rich and famous celebrities for 2018:

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. Kylie Jenner, $900 million (tie)
5. Jay-Z, $900 million (tie)
7. David Copperfield, $875 million
8. Diddy, $825 million
9. Tiger Woods, $800 million
9. James Patterson. $800 million


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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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