The stark contrast between the rich and the poor is too evident to ignore. No matter how sad as the reality may be, there are simply wealthy people that earn more than most of the average Janes and Joes.
However, you may find solace in the fact that this divide isn’t limited to the two classes – it’s also between the affluent (a.k.a. the poorest of the richest) and the ultra-wealthy. We always assume that they’re all living the same best life, but there are certainly famous ones whom we thought wrong of:
Don’t get us wrong, the talented singer is rich alright, having been declared as the highest-paid celebrity with $185 million. But when news erupted that Taylor Swift was eyeing to buy her master recordings from her ex-label Big Machine Records, analysts immediately know that she wasn’t wealthy enough to actually get the original recordings back.
These masters were reportedly sold to Scooter Braun for $300 million. The music exec and Taylor had a deep-seated rift that surfaced recently when the pop star bared it all in a blog. With an estimated net worth of $360 million, excluding the Reputation Stadium Tour earnings, she will only have $60 million left on her fortune, assuming the man sells it to her for the original price.
The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is known as the manager, dubbed as momager, of her uber-popular kids but she certainly isn’t the richest. Kris Jenner’s earnings pale to her daughters Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner’s.
The matriarch has a $90-million net worth while the KKW Beauty founder and the Kylie Cosmetics mogul have respectable net worths of $370 million and $1 billion, respectively.
When Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar award for The Revenant, people rejoiced more than him.
Starring in hordes of stellar films that showcased his acting prowess, it is only high time that the Titanic star was acknowledged for what he really is: a magnificent and talented actor. With all the movie credits under his name, you would think that he is a member of the super-rich club. But his net worth only sits at $245 million.
Serena Williams is one of the greatest professional tennis players there is, so it is no doubt that she has an impressive fortune.
Despite having a net worth $180 million, $88.6 million of which came from the sport, it’s much lower than her counterpart, Novak Djokovic, who is valued at $220 million, $132 million of which came from his career. This also reflects the gender pay gap prevalent nowadays.
The Facebook chief operating officer is worth $1.7 billion, which is nothing to make fun of. The first woman to be ever a part of the board member of the company is no doubt one of the driving forces of the social networking site.
Sheryl Sandberg was also in charge of turning the fate of the brand – from 2008’s $56 million in losses to 2018’s $22.6 billion revenue. Despite the accomplishments, her net worth is nothing when compared to the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who boasts $70 billion.