Price Of Fame!

Celebrity Net Worth — Secrets & Scandals Behind Big Bucks

Numbers don't add up for some major stars!

celebrity net worth scandals list
Getty Images

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 divorce net worth scandals

MEGA

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!

Best red line

Caitlyn jenner net worth scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

Ellen degeneres net worth scandals

Getty

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!”

Best red line

Jamie lee curtis net worth scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

Jay z beyonce net worth love child scandal

Getty

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!”

Best red line

Mel brooks net worth scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

Jennifer lopez alex rodriguez net worth scandals

MEGA

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!”

Best red line

Will smith net worth scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

Lindsay lohan net worth scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

Rick harrison pawn stars net worth scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

Prince net worth death scandals

Getty

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!”

Best red line

Jared fogle net worth child porn scandal

Getty Images

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!

Best red line

Bill oreilly net worth sex scandals

Getty

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!

Best red line

David letterman net worth scandals

Getty

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!”

Comments