I am one of those people that often wonders how much celebrities make. It is hard to tell with some may opportunities out there for them. Well, I have done some research, and what I learned was a bit surprising.
According to Forbes, the top twelve young stars raked in a whopping $410 million from 2008-2009.
In the top spot was 27 year old Beyonce, who banked $87 million on her own between her double album release, 110-date international tour, and various endorsement deals.
Formula 1 racing’s highest-paid driver Kimi Raikkonen surprisingly made $45 million, while Lebron James raked in $40 million.
Both teen dreams, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas brothers earned $25 million, with Miley giving the economy a boost with her $86 million movie earnings.
That is quite an impressive resume. Other notable high earning celebrities under 30 include, Taylor Swift $5.5 million, Britney Spears $2.25 million, Kristen Stewart $16 million, and Mark Zuckerberg at 3 billion.
Then of course there are those who are over 30 that are worth mentioning. Jay-Z made an astonishing $82 million, and is worth a reported $450 million.
Angelina Jolie made $27 million and was named the number one most powerful celebrity, knocking down Oprah to second place – despite her $250 million salary.
These numbers really make you think – is what they do worth this kind of money? Probably not, but it sure makes me feel less guilty about the paparazzi that follow them around everywhere. I think if I were making anywhere near these salaries, I could live with 50 people following me around all day. I’m just sayin’.
What are your thoughts? Check out the photo gallery below along with some videos of these famous, bankin’ celebrities!