NEW YORK: Using estimates based on the celebrities' known holdings of real estate, art and shares of companies both public and private, as well as other assets and estimated lifetime earnings, Forbes magazine has named its 10 wealthiest celebrities. These includes the likes of film-makers, authors, music artists as well as makeup moguls. Here is a list of 10 celebrities who make the most money:
1. George Lucas
Topping the list is director George Lucas, with a net worth of $5.4 billion. Most of Lucas's wealth came from the $4.05 billion sale of the LucasFilm production company to Walt Disney Co in 2012, Forbes said.
2. Steven Spielberg
Fellow film-maker Steven Spielberg, 72, came in second, with an estimated $3.7 billion net worth. Spielberg's career as director, writer and producer spans some 50 years with credits that include Jaws, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan.
3. Oprah Winfrey
The richest female celebrity was Oprah Winfrey, 64, whose acting and media enterprises have yielded her a net worth of an estimated $2.8 billion, third overall.
4. Michael Jordan
Basketball legend Michael Jordan boosted his net worth by an estimated $400 million in the past year, mostly off his 34-year-long sneaker deal with Nike and his stake in the Charlotte Hornets. His estimated $1.7 billion net worth ranked him fourth.
5. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics puts the 21-year-old on track to become the youngest ever self-made billionaire, the magazine said. She has an estimated worth of $900 million.
Rapper Jay-Z tied with Kylie Jenner also with a fortune estimated at $900 million.
7. David Cooperfield
Illusionist and entertainer David Copperfield amassed his fortune through a grueling pace of 600 shows per year in Las Vegas, earning a net worth of $875 million.
8. Sean Diddy
Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs is worth about $825 million.
9. Tiger Woods
Golfer Tiger Woods is estimated to be worth $800 million.
10. James Patterson
Author of Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, James Patterson is valued at $800 million.
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