The former teen star, Miley Cyrus, 22, is now a sexy global brand worth a stagering $160 million! "Miley's image is wild and obscene, but she's a great businesswoman," says a source. Miley has shrewdly partnered with several companies— including Eos lip balm and Beats by Dre headphones—for product placement in her videos and has made millions with her sold-out Bangerz tour. What to do with all that cash? She splurged on a $161,000 Range Rover just so her dog can travel in style!
Her haters are really going to hate this: Gwyneth Paltrow's, bank account is worth an estimated $140 million. Besides making bank with hit movies, including the Iron Man franchise, she's also the creative director and a shareholder of organic beauty company Juice Beauty, which has invested heavily in her lifestyle website, Goop. But the stunning rich chick, 42, won't be adding to her net worth following her divorce from rocker Chris Martin, who's also worth $140 million. Their sealed agreement is not believed to include any alimony.
The drop-dead-gorgeous, Kim Kardashian, 34, is the famous-for-being-famous engine behind the whole Kardashian operation. The reality star, whose career began with a sex tape, is now an international sensation who doesn't leave the house without someone paying her to wear, spray or tweet something —making it easy to see why she has $65 million in the bank. But that doesn't mean she's great with money. For Christmas, she splurged on a $54,000 doll house for daughter North!
Gisele Bündchen, 34, the world's highest-paid supermodel, is earning up to $128,000 daily and worth an estimated $427 million. Gisele, who recently retired from runway work— because she can— owes her fortune to her good looks and impeccable business mind, with lucrative endorsement deals from the likes of H&M, Chanel and Carolina Herrera. But all the fame and fortune doesn't faze the Brazilian bombshell, who says: "Whether I'm on this list or not doesn't interest me." OK, then.
The world's most famous heiress, Paris Hilton, 34, was already worth millions, but the blonde beauty has parlayed her fame into an empire complete with 44 Paris Hilton stores worldwide that carry her products, including 16 perfumes and a handbag line. She's also one of the highest-paid DJs in the world, recently scoring a whopping $3.7 million for just four nights spinning in Ibiza, Spain. As she defiantly said, "I'm capable of doing everything put to me. I'm living proof blondes are not stupid!"
The Barbadian beauty, Rihanna's, 27, $140 million net worth is due to roughly $48 million per year from a lucrative deal with rapper Jay Z's Roc Nation that she's had since 2004. Add many top-shelf endorsement deals, and it's a recipe for mucho dinero. As a source explains, "If Rihanna's face is on a product, people are going to buy it." To wit, in March Rihanna was the first woman of color to be named the face of Dior, adding to her endorsements with Puma and MAC Cosmetics. The singer owns multiple million-dollar properties, including a 10,000-square-foot, $22 million estate in Barbados known as One Sandy Lane. "Rihanna is absolutely living the high life," says the source. "She works had for what she has, and it shows!"
The sexy pop superstar, Katy Perry, 30, has made $130 million with revenue from a string of top 10 hits, bringing in $50 million per year from her music— not to mention merchandise, concerts and endorsements— including CoverGirl Cosmetics. More recently, the buxom beauty performed during the halftime at the Super Bowl and made it clear the NFL paid her well. "I put my foot down very easily in the courtship," she said. "I let them know that I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play." The star is also generous, recently buying her five assistants Fisker Karma sports cars at $100,000 a pop!
Jessica Simpson, 34, hasn't had a hit song in years (though she did sell 30 million albums once upon a time), but the gorgeous mother of two is incredibly wealthy because of her shoe, clothing, and accessory line, the Jessica Simpson Collection. Just 10 years after its launch, it rakes in $1 billion annually, and now that Jessica has sold a 50 percent stake, the line is expanding to include home goods and a baby collection. "My business is the heart of who I am," says Jessica. "I have been every size on the planet, and I understand women. And I just know how to dress them. I understand Middle America and their mind-set."
The pop singer-songwriter sensation, Taylor Swift, 25, has parlayed bad breakups into a net worth of $200 million as one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The blonde knockout made $55 million in 2013 just from her RED tour and added endorsement deals with CoverGirl, Sony, Papa John's and Keds. She has her own 12-seat private jet worth $40 million and extensive real estate holdings, including a $3.97 million house in Beverly Hills, a $2.5 million Nashville estate, a $17.75 million Rhode Island property and a Tribeca penthouse worth $15 million, along with a $5 million penthouse across the hall for her security team.
Jenny From The Block, Jennifer Lopez, 45, may be the most varied businesswoman there is, amassing a $315 million fortune from acting, music, her clothing line, 18 fragrances, Cuban restaurant Madre's and her production company, Nuyorican Productions. The lovely Latina has also made up to $20 million per year as a judge on American Idol and has endorsement deals with L'Oréal, Venus, Fiat, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Pepsi, Harman Kardon and BodyLab.
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone
The stunning daughters of Formula One Racing's Bernie Ecclestone, worth $3.9 billion, Tamara, 30 and Petra Ecclestone, 26, have made quite the impression since moving to L.A. from London. Blonde beauty Petra spent $18 million on her 2011 wedding after shelling out $85 million to buy Aaron Spelling's megamansion in Beverly Hills. Her ravishing brunette sister Tamara, who was a reality star in England and posed nude for Playboy, once bought a million-dollar crystal bathtub. She justified the purchase by saying, "I spend a lot of time in the bath, so it's worht it."
The royally beautiful Queen Bey, Beyoncé, 33, is a singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and model—and the hard work has earned her $450 million! She has 11 fragrances, a $50 million endorsement feal with Pepsi, and gigs with American Express and L'Oréal. Her Mrs. Carter world tour rank in close to $2.4 million per show, and she was ranked the most powerful celebrity in showbiz, in 2014, after making an eye-popping $115 million. And she's not cheap—she even plunked down $100,000 for a pair of gold Balenciaga legginings in 2007. At least her husband, Jay Z, also makes a decent living.
In 2012, the gorgeous mother of two, Jessica Alba, 34, cofounded The Honest Company to create safer household products for young children, with the goal of establishing "a trustworhty lifestyle brand...that was nontoxic and affordable and convenient to get." After a little more than two years, Jessica doesn't even need to act anymore, as the private company is now valued at a whopping $1 billion and set to go public!