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AMERICA’S WEALTHIEST CELEBRITIES 2018! Oprah, Kylie Jenner, Jay Z, Diddy’s net worth revealed


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The net worth of the richest American celebrities for 2018 has been released by Forbes and some top music artistes made the list.

New to the list this year is Kylie Jenner, whose $900 million net worth puts her on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever.

The 21-year-old runs Kylie Cosmetics, which has shifted more than $630 million in makeup since its launch two years ago by targeting her 168 million-plus social media followers. Jenner owns 100% of the bare-bones business, a stake valuable enough to put her among America’s Richest Self-Made Women—and land her a spot on the cover of Forbes.

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The biggest dollar gainer among existing listees is Jay-Z ($900 million), who ties with Jenner for the fifth spot. His net worth is up $90 million from 2017’s figure thanks to lucrative stakes in companies including Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, plus holdings in his entertainment empire Roc Nation and streaming service Tidal.

In this list, Star Wars takes the lead as its creator George Lucas tops with $5.4 billion (N1,971,000,000,000).

According to Forbes, this is largely linked to the sale of his Lucasfilm production to Disney for $4.1 billion (N1,496,500,000,000) in 2012.

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Second in line is filmmaker, Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion- N1,350,500,000,000) and media mogul Oprah ($2.8 billion- N1,022,000,000,000) coming in third place.

Michael Jordan is ranked fourth with $1.7 (N620,500,000,000) billion all thanks to his $400 million net worth from his sneakers, his “90% stake in Charlotte Hornets and His stake in the basketball team is valued at an estimated $800 million”.

According to the list, America’s wealthiest celebrities have a combined wealth of the $18.7 (N6,825,500,000,000) billion.

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To arrive at the list, Forbes used several assets and was limited to “American citizens who got rich off their fame”.

See the list below and their net worth:

1. George Lucas

Net worth: $5.4 billion ((N1,971,000,000,000)

2. Steven Spielberg

$3.7 billion (N1,350,500,000,000)

3. Oprah Winfrey

$2.8 billion (N1,022,000,000,000)

4. Michael Jordan

$1.7 billion (N620,500,000,000)

5. (tie) Kylie Jenner

$900 million (N328,500,000,000)

5. (tie) Jay-Z

$900 million (N328,500,000,000)

7. David Copperfield

$875 million (N319,375,000,000)

8. Diddy

$825 million (N301,125,000,000)

9. (tie) Tiger Woods

$800 million (N292,000,000,000)

9. (tie) James Patterson

$800 million (N292,000,000,000)