10 Inspiring personalities who are among the Richest Celebrities in the world
Not every Rich celebrity was born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth. Life has never been all milk and honey for those who make front like news everyday on entertainment tabloids. It has been a perennial journey of struggle to the top which has paid off in big bucks. Most of these celebrities features here have lived lives no less inspiring than any role model you hear of today. Take a look at some of the richest celebrities in the world today.
1 Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift loved riding horses as a child. This country music superstar was ostracized by her peers in school because of her music choices and she had no friends. Taylor would spend her lonely nights at home writing poetry and songs. Her passion for country music paid off when Swift went on to become one of the best selling music artists of all time.
The ten Grammy award winner has an estimated net worth of $250 million and is ranked 1st on Forbes celebrity 100.
2 One Direction
After securing 3rd place in the British version of the x factor in 2010, this boy band was signed on by music promoter Simon Cowell. The group went on to become a worldwide phenomenon raking up awards including seven American music awards. The boy band with its five members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, harry Styles, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik became global heartthrobs.
A great example of unity in the music industry, One direction was listed by Forbes as the world’s fourth highest earning celebrities whose highest grossing concert tour earned a staggering $282 million in 2014.
3 James Patterson
None can even contemplate how a novelist could become the worlds 3rd richest celebrity but James Patterson defied all odds and carved out his own road to success. Born into a middle class family, Patterson’s passion for writing varied from detective thrillers to children stories.
For Publishers, a James Patterson book is pure gold. The author’s age old mantra for success is determination and hard work where he writes 7 days a week. He writes about nine drafts in a single year and has earned over $700 million over the last decade, he donates millions of dollars to charities involved with student grants and scholarships.
4 Cristiano Ronaldo
Who doesn’t love this handsome footballer also a gem of a personality? Ronaldo gives back as he gets and donates quite a bit of money to charity. The world’s highest ranked footballer is also the world’s richest footballer earning 15 million pounds yearly after tax in comparison to Lionel Messi who earns 14.5 million. Ronaldo was the subject of the world’s highest transfer when Real Madrid bought him from Manchester United for $132 million.
Born in 1985 the Portuguese star has humble origins whose father was a gardener and Mother a cook. Ronaldo embraces praise and criticism in an equal manner saying that the boos and insults motivates him to work harder. His total earnings are worth $88 million a year.
5 Dr. Phil McGraw
Dr Phil McGraw taught people that it was never too late to return to college. He did so at the age of 40 and went on t become a leading Psychologist in The USA. Despite of problems in family relationships, McGraw struggled to become a successful TV personality, author and Psychologist. In 2015 alone he Forbes pegged his earnings at $70 million.
6 Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart is hot property in the world of funnies today. The American comedian, actor, producer, writer and star of the TV show “The Real Husbands of Hollywood’ has shown what hard work and perseverance can get you. Among the richest celebrities, Hart is presently one of the highest paid comedians in the world earning $ 87 million a year.
7 Howard Stern
The America’s got talent judge is a great example of how a man can rise above hardship and get over a painful childhood. Howard Stern became the world’s highest paid radio personality when he signed a deal worth $500 million with Sirius back in 2004.
Howard Stern’s earning is currently pegged at $85 million a year.
8 Lionel Messi
None can touch the magical footwork of the world’s greatest footballer. Believe it or not Messi suffered from severe hormonal imbalances as a child where each injection amounted to several hundred dollars an amount his father could ill afford to pay. It was Barcelona football club who stepped in signing Messi on at the young age of 14 and helping him pull through a difficult period.
Today messi is worth $81.5 million a year and among one of the richest celebrities in the world.
Adele looks beautiful today and as good as she looked when she first exploded on the music scene back in 2007. Born in Tottenham, London, Adele was signing from the tiny age of 4. Adele’s life is as inspirational as her music.
The six time Grammy award winner is one of the best selling record artists in the world and earns about $80million a year.
10 Rush Limbaugh
The fact that Rush Limbaugh was fired from a Pittsburgh radio station did not deter him from his goal. Interestingly, this successful radio talk show host and entertainer wear’s a cochlear implant and suffers from a certain degree of hearing loss. He can’t listen to music he wasn’t familiar with but what the heck. That didn’t bother him in the least. He still earns $79 million a year and is one of the richest celebrities in the world today.