Net Worth: $320 million Source: Andrea Swift Taylor Swift first came on the scene at just 15 years old and was skyrocketed to fame after signing with a music label in Nashville. Country music was her niche, but she has managed to mature and emerge as one of the most famous pop singers in the world. She’s one of the few country girls who have managed to transition effortlessly over to the pop charts! #taytay. Much of her songwriting inspiration comes from personal experience to the delight of her millions of adoring fans. From boy trouble to well, boy trouble, Swift has covered it all, more recently sharing with the world an edgier version of herself. Sure is a far cry from her cutesy smash hit “Love Story.”
The Pennsylvania-born Swift comes under so much scrutiny for her love life and general lifestyle that it’s no wonder she disappears from time to time. We’d need it for our own sanity tbh. Poor Taylor. With great fame and power comes great scrutiny it seems. Sure most of her wealth is self-made, but it’s important to note that Swift came from a wealthy background – both parents were successful in the financial industry – her mother Andrea was a marketing exec for a mutual fund, and her father a Merrill Lynch stockbroker. Money makes more money, and with a little bit of talent, A LOT of money!
Net Worth: $130 million Source: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (Parents) Tbh this kid is like, one of the wealthiest celebrity kids, ever. North West, the first daughter of iconic rapper Kanye West and his reality star and entertainment queen Kim Kardashian. Whilst she was born prematurely, she’s, in fact, Kim’s first natural pregnancy, but the star has admitted later on that pregnancy wasn’t exactly blissful for her! With the money they’ve got, it’s no wonder she went the surrogate route! North West’s upbringing, however, has come under much scrutiny, particularly after she was firstly snapped at Christmas time sporting red lipstick, as well as wearing heels to one of her cousins’ birthday parties.
Look, if the kid wants to put on some lippie and practice strutting her stuff in mommy’s heels, whatever! At the end of the day, this kid is going to have a million people telling her what to do when she’s older, so let the girl be herself! Spiel over (soz not soz), but North West now has her own career! She’s appeared in TV commercials, and even in a Paul McCartney’s music video (with her daddy Kanye alongside of course!) Being the daughter of Kanye, naturally, she’s going to be decked out in the latest Yeezy collections. So yeah, that means she’s got a (fire) wardrobe that’s worth thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars. Ah, how the other half (ok maybe not half) lives eh?
Net Worth: $140 million Source: Karsten Olaf Johansson and Melanie Sloan Now, this esteemed Hollywood actress possesses an undeniable talent. Starting from young, Scarlett Johansson has been charming audiences in her teens, and still is to this day – surely you’ve seen The Avengers and thus seen Johansson in her badass costume as Black Widow. Recently in an interview, Johansson has been pegged a real-life female superhero for her comeback to a pesky reporter.
The reporter asked quite rudely (if you ask us!), if she wore any underwear underneath her PVC suit, to which she replied “seriously?” You get ‘em girl! Having been in the industry for many years, she’s got a solid footing in cinema, but there’s definitely some kudos to her parents for that initial leg-up! One parent is a successful Danish architect – the other, a film producer! Hollywood is tough to crack, but surely with her parents’ background, there was a little help! Some of Johansson’s best films include Lost in Translation, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Under the Skin, The Other Boleyn Girl and of course, her roles in the Marvel Universe as Black Widow.
Net Worth: $15 million Source: Stephen Gyllenhaal Success runs in the family, clearly. At least that’s true for the Gyllenhaal’s! Maggie Gyllenhaal like her brother Jake, found a talent in the entertainment business. An acclaimed actress, she is the daughter of world-famous director Stephen Gyllenhaal, whilst her mother is screenwriter Naomi Foner! From as early as her teenage years, Gyllenhaal began acting, with her debut alongside her brother Jake in Donnie Darko. She then was cast to star in Secretary and soon after Sherrybaby. Both of these performances earned her Golden Globe nominations! Pretty sweet for a teen huh?
But she really caused a stir in The Dark Knight as Rachel, Batman’s love interest, who was formerly played by Katie Holmes. Her appearance in Nolan’s stunning interpretation of the classic superhero film definitely put her on the map. A year later, her performance in Crazy Heart opposite Jeff Bridges was decidedly Oscar-nomination worthy. Oh, and of course as for her inheritance, well, it’s a combination of her own acting but also her parents’ work in the industry all those years prior!
Net Worth: $80 million Source: Edward Mower Norton, Jr. Now, Edward Norton, you would’ve seen in a fair few films, but we won’t list them all just yet! Now the reason the Boston-born actor and filmmaker is on our list is due to the incredible fortune he’s inherited additional to the earnings of his entertainment career. The three-time Oscar-nominated actor can thank his grandfather, who founded The Rouse Company, an urban planning business, as well as Enterprise Community Partners, a real estate company. Between these two businesses, the Norton family made a fortune. Moreover, his father Edward Mower Norton Jr., not only served in Vietnam, but was a well-known federal prosecutor and environmental lawyer.
As a child, the young Norton was drawn to the theatre, and it was here that he first got his taste of the acting world! He graduated from Yale University and worked in Japan for a little while before moving to New York City to look for acting jobs. His debut role was alongside Hollywood heartthrob Richard Gere in Primal Fear. It was for this performance that he was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his supporting role. But his most memorable and iconic role, opposite Brad Pitt no less, was in the cult film Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.” So we’re gonna stop talking!