Celebrity net worth is a sensitive subject for some big names. Plenty of celebrities have gone bankrupt despite years of success. Others have felt ripped off by Hollywood before finally earning their big paydays. And, of course, some stars feel they’re never paid enough! Check out the shocking stories behind this collection of famous fortunes…
LISA MARIE PRESLEY — Estimated Net Worth: $16 Million
The daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley has disputed her worth during her latest brutal divorce battle with Michael Lockwood, but she’s claiming in court papers to to have “lost $100 million of [a] trust’s net worth in a matter of only ten years,” while blaming a management company. Lockwood insists, however, that Elvis’ estate still keeps her wealthy!
CAITLYN JENNER — Estimated Net Worth: $100 Million
She started accumulating her fortune as Olympics champion Bruce Jenner in the ’70s, and that’s paid off for the transgendered beauty as she’s’s started turning herself into a woman. Insiders say the sex-swapper spent a whopping $2 million on fillers, face-lifts and other beauty boosters just in 2017 — adding that Caitlyn’s also spent “a fortune” on her younger woman Sophia Hutchins!
ELLEN DeGENERES — Estimated Net Worth: $400 Million
Ellen has made a fortune as a lovable talk-show host, but insiders say that hasn’t changed Ellen’s reputation behind the scenes as the “Queen of Mean!” Insiders claimed Ellen’s ego is so out of control that when one of her producers was recently asked if she’d support a charity, he said, “Ellen doesn’t work with charities. She is a big charity!”
JAMIE LEE CURTIS — Estimated Net Worth: $35 Million
Jamie’s legs were once insured for a million bucks as part of her promotions for L’eggs pantyhose — and her acting career has also been augmented from a series of children’s books. And while Jamie was only paid $8,00 for the first “Halloween” in 1978, the most recent reboot has her in a profit-participation deal set to bring her in an extra $10 million!
JAY-Z — Estimated Net Worth: $900 Million
The rap mogul is heading towards being a billionaire, but he’s having to protect his fortune! His wife Beyoncé has had to put up with years of her husband fighting to avoid a DNA test that could prove if he fathered a now-adult son. Rymir Satterthwaite said in court documents that he’s the result of his mother’s steamy sex sessions with Jay-Z back in 1992. Jay-Z has denied the claims, even rapping in 2018: “For the thousandth time, the kid ain’t mine!”
MEL BROOKS — Estimated Net Worth: $85 Million
He’s a comedy legend, but Mel is often blasted as the Cheapest Man in Hollywood! Insiders report that the “Young Frankenstein” star is notorious for swiping anything he can from his own film sets. Mel’s longtime friend and comedy partner Carl Reiner even reportedly leaves restaurants after Mel so he can plunk down extra dough to cover Mel’s terrible tips!
JENNIFER LOPEZ — Estimated Net Worth: $380 Million
“Jenny from the Block” can afford to buy a few city blocks — and it was more of a corporate merger when she got serious with big-bucks baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez! “She wants a legally binding contract that protects her money and property,” the insider revealed amid wedding talk. “They’re also looking into a few moneymaking ideas, like his-and-her perfumes, diet supplements, a restaurant, and maybe even a lifestyle book!”
WILL SMITH — Estimated Net Worth: $300 Million
There’s little doubt about Will being one of Hollywood’s richest stars after a series of box-office hits. The irony is that his acting career started over $2.8 million that he owed to the IRS after finding fame in the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The desperate rapper signed on to “The Fresh Prince of Bel‑Air” just to pay his tax bill!
LINDSAY LOHAN — Estimated Net Worth: $800,000
She was one of the hottest rising stars of the ’90s, but former Disney gal Lindsay managed to trash her career over some very bad behavior. Now she’s set to start rebuilding her fortune with a new MTV reality show, although Lindsay quickly followed that announcement with more scandals!
RICK HARRISON — Estimated Net Worth: $8 Million
The “Pawn Stars” regular didn’t need a reality show to get rich, as seen by his business savvy regularly displayed on his hit show. One episode had the Las Vegas businessman paying a customer $6,000 for an old medal that had been purchased for 75 cents. Harrison then had it appraised at $40,000, and sold it cheap for a quick 30 grand!
PRINCE — Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million
The “Purple Rain” star didn’t leave behind a will after his tragic drug overdose. Instead, Prince served as a cautionary tale, with an Asian gang in Minneapolis reportedly in a hurry to fleece the addicted rock star with synthetic fentanyl. “Prince was so desperate to ease the pain that he turned to underground dealers who took advantage of him,” said a close source. “He thought he was getting the real deal, but the pills contained a few drops of synthetic fentanyl — more than enough to kill him!”
JARED FOGLE — Estimated Net Worth: $15 Million
Jared was one of the most successful commercial spokespeople of all time before being busted for a “vast and extensive” collection of underage porn. Of course, that estimated net worth took a big hit in 2015. That’s when Subway’s pervert pitchman went from having $15 million to being sentenced to 15 years in jail!
BILL O’REILLY — Estimated Net Worth: $85 Million
The former FOX News star reportedly had his fortune protected by his old employers paying off women who complained about sexual harassment — although O’Reilly also had personal issues including a brutal divorce. But despite later resigning from FOX amid new sex harassment lawsuits, the 2018 release of “Killing the SS” showed that he’s still America’s favorite non-fiction author!
DAVID LETTERMAN — Estimated Net Worth: $400 Million
Dave cashed in big while surpassing his mentor Johnny Carson as American television’s longest running late-night talk show host. Pals, however, are reportedly worried about his new hobby of high-stakes poker since his retirement in 2014. “Those guys are as close to professional players as you can get,” said one source, adding: “He might be worth $400 million, but those guys will have no hesitation in cleaning him out!”