Net Worth: $500 million
Source: Kroll, Inc.
Yah, half a billion. That’s what Nick Kroll is worth. The New York City-born writer, comedian, and actor is the son of Jules and Lynn Kroll. His father, Jules, founded Kroll Inc., a corporate risk consulting and investigations firm that is worth well over $1 billion. He found a niche in comedy and decided to put his acting skills to work in the genre that America so loves! Whilst his family is known for their conservative background, Kroll is keeping things light by straying down the comedy path. We wonder what his parents must think, but then again, maybe we know. Good for Nick for taking the plunge!
His acting roles include appearing in Cavemen, Big Mouth, Hello Show, and The League. He also starred in his own show, The Kroll Show. He appeared in the films I Love You, Man, Dinner for Schmucks, Get Him to the Greek, Date Night, among others. From the types of films you can clearly see that Kroll has quite the sense of humor!
Net Worth: $25 million
Source: Quincy Jones & Peggy Lipton
The very gorgeous Rashida Jones is one of those women with more to them than meets the eye. An acclaimed actress, writer, producer, and women’s activist, she’s also the daughter of the legendary music producer Quincy Jones. Pretty cool huh? The Harvard University graduate first started out as Karen on The Office as well as her role as Louisa on the show Boston Public. Also, how can we forget her role as Anne on Parks & Rec? Classic!
Married to Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, the pair have one beautiful bub together, Isaiah Jones Koenig. Did you know that Koenig is the German word for “king”? You’re welcome for that bit of trivia. Learn something new every day! Back to Jones, sure she inherited some $$ from papa Jones, but she’s also got a lot of it owing to her own talent and hard work! She co-wrote film Celeste and Jesse Forever, as well as having roles in The Social Network, I Love You, Man, Cop Out and Our Idiot Brother. As for her activist path, she in fact directed part of the documentary series Hot Girls Wanted, discussing the exploitation of the sex/entertainment industry in America. Also, if you haven’t seen Toy Story 4 yet, please do, and listen out for a familiar husky voice.
Net Worth: $160 million
Source: Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is one of those teen Disney stars who, despite a somewhat bumpy ride, managed to make it out into adulthood in one piece. We think part of that is owing to her now husband, Liam Hemsworth. The adorable couple, who met on the set of The Last Song (throwback!), tied the knot earlier this year. If you haven’t seen the gorgeous custom Vivienne Westwood, you’re missing out! The esteemed and popular singer and actress is also the daughter of the country star Billy Ray Cyrus. DO NOT start singing Old Town Road. We’ve had enough mmkay? So she’s inherited an itty bit of her $$$ from her father. But tbh, her career and popularity definitely takes the… reins. Heh.
She’s a versatile songstress and has dabbled in pop, country, and even hip-hop. Famous for her squeaky-clean image as Hannah Montana on the Disney channel, she wrestled with her teen idol status. But we think somewhere between her songs “Wrecking Ball” and “Malibu” there was a change of heart. A mellowing out, and a happy place was found. So good for you, Miley. She is also an activist and founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, which helps to end youth homelessness and persecution of the LGBTQ community. She recently appeared as one of the protagonists on the hit Netflix show Black Mirror – be sure to check it out, she’s brilliant!
Net Worth: $50 million
Source: Arthur H. Spiegel III
Filmmaker and director Spike Jonze is pretty well known these days. Born Adam Spiegel, it is this name to which he has inherited a large stash of cash! His grandfather Arthur Spiegel was the founder of APM Management Consultants, back in 1974. This business proved successful; however, the success of the Spiegel family even predates Spike’s grandfather. His great-great-grandfather founded the Spiegel catalogue!
The family’s interest in media and business clearly runs in the blood, with Jonze first dipping his toes into the media world by photographing BMX riders as a teen for skateboarding publications! He used this platform to leapfrog to filming skating music videos, and finally to the regular music videos which he is famous for directing! Yeah, you know like, music videos for the likes of Kanye West and Daft Punk. Not bad at all! In 1999 Spike Jonze began directing feature films, some of which you would be familiar, including: Being John Malkovich, which earned him an Oscar nomination, as well as thee award-winning Her and Where the Wild Things Are.
Net Worth: $16 million
Source: Michael Armand Hammer
Standing at 6 foot 7, this tall, tall glass of water is one of our favorite leading men. Most recently you would’ve seen him opposite Henry Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E as well as the gorgeous and beautifully shot Call Me by Your Name, also starring Timothée Chalamet. (For his role in the latter he was nominated for a Golden Globe!)
But aside from his acting chops, he’s also got quite a large inheritance to fall back on. His father, Michael Hammer is a businessman, and his grandfather, Armand, was an oil tycoon. Armand also, was Armie’s namesake. Now that’s a nice tribute. The California-born Hammer got his start on television, before his cinema debut in Billy: The Early Years, where he starred as Billy Graham. His role in The Social Network as the Winklevoss twins (don’t worry, he only played one!) earned him a Toronto Film Critics Award! Uber talented and uber handsome. Oh and wealthy. Dang!