Who are some of the richest celebrities?


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Some of the richest celebrities include George Lucas, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney. These massively successful stars each have a net worth of more than $1 billion.

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Director, writer, producer and businessman George Lucas ranks as one of the wealthiest celebrities on the planet, with an estimated net worth of over $5 billion. Lucas is best known for directing four of the first six “Star Wars” films, but he has also served as a producer or executive producer on many other popular films, including “Labyrinth” and the “Indiana Jones” franchise.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey rose from poverty to become one of the world's wealthiest media personalities; she has a net worth of over $3 billion. Credited with revolutionizing the television talk show format, Oprah began in radio before winning her own local talk show in 1984. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” went national two years later, becoming one of the most popular TV talk shows nationwide. In addition to her talk show, Oprah has acted in Hollywood films, written multiple books, and forged a media empire that includes magazine and her own television network.

One of the most successful musicians in the history of pop, Paul McCartney boasts a net worth of over $1 billion. Achieving success with The Beatles during the 1960s, McCartney wrote some of the most popular songs of all time and pursued a wildly successful solo career after the band’s breakup.

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