The 30 Wealthiest Female Entertainers of 2019
Ever wondered who the richest women in showbiz are? Well, wonder no more! This comprehensive list takes all the hard work out of finding out who merely qualifies as "wealthy" and who is the top "Queen of Capital." From Taylor Swift to Melissa McCarthy, some impressive, talented ladies made the list. Of course, you can’t forget about crowd favorites like Beyonce and Kylie Jenner either.
Dying to find out which independent women made the cut? Here are the 30 wealthiest female entertainers of 2019.
30. Melissa McCarthy
It’s always a good time to talk about Melissa McCarthy. This stunning comedian and full-figured model has worked hard to make it onto this list. Not only did she star in the latest Ghostbusters reboot, but she also has her own inclusive clothing line.
29. Cate Blanchett
No doubt about it, Cate Blanchett is ultra-talented and in super high demand. How did she get to where she is today? Most recently, you can thank her starring roles in Thor: Ragnarok, Oceans 8 and the House with a Clock in Its Walls. Plus, she was absolutely breathtaking in the indie flick Carol.
28. Julia Roberts
Guess what? The pretty woman you know and love from the 90s is currently at the top of her game. Even though her most recent film, Money Monster, didn't make a huge splash, Julia Roberts still has a hefty bank account to soother her injured feelings. Wondering how she stays so wealthy?
27. Mila Kunis
Remember Mila Kunis from That 70’s Show? She's all grown up now and has her own Bad Moms’ franchise to boot. With recent box office smashes like The Spy Who Dumped Me and Friends with Benefits, this brunette starlet really knows how to slay the big screen.
26. Jennifer Lawrence
Interesting fact: Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the richest actresses in Hollywood for the last several years in a row. Of course, that shouldn’t be surprising, considering the massive success of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay — both theatrical releases and DVD/Blu-ray releases — over the course of the past several years.
25. Ellen Pompeo
Be honest. Who doesn't love Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy? Now, she consistently adds directing and producing credits to her resume as well. That might explain why she's known as one of the richest actresses on the planet. What are the sources of her wealth?
24. Charlize Theron
It's safe to say Charlize Theron is the most popular South African actress to grace the big screen. The witty actress is used to making the rounds at awards ceremonies, and she has already taken home a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award and a Silver Bear Award for Best Actress.
23. Margot Robbie
Raise your hand if you've seen Suicide Squad. If you're jumping up and down in your seat, you're not alone. Ever since Margot Robbie's role as Harley Quinn, she has simply exploded onto the Hollywood scene. Don't believe it? Just watch other Margo-centric films like Mary Queen of Scots, The Wolf of Wall Street and Focus.
22. Elisabeth Moss
You may have only recently seen Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid's Tale, but she's been in the biz for almost 30 years. That means she's not new to the whole "rich and successful" thing, as proven by her Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. As a matter of fact, this American actress first made waves in the 1990s on the political drama The West Wing.
21. Kaley Cuoco
Calling all fans of The Big Bang Theory! Thanks to her stint on this cult favorite, America's favorite nerd Kaley Cuoco has made a small fortune over the years. Even though The Big Bang Theory has wrapped its last season, that doesn't mean this star's career is over.
20. Jennifer Aniston
One word: Friends. Although Rachel and Ross' drama may be long over, you can always enjoy the antics of the gang in reruns and flashbacks. Since then, Jennifer Aniston has become a full-blown movie star. Curious about her most popular films? They include Dumplin', Cake and The Good Girl.
19. Nicole Kidman
Yes, Nicole Kidman is an award-winning producer and actress, and, yes, she has several Academy, Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards on her shelves at home. She was also included on Time's Most Influential People list in 2018.
18. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon has been a leading lady in Hollywood since her starring role in the 1991 film The Man in the Moon. That was just the beginning for Reese, as she then earned attention for her parts in movies like Cruel Intentions and Election.
17. Kris Jenner
First things first, as the mother of the Kardashian clan and an entrepreneur herself, Kris Jenner deserves to join her daughters on this list. (Read on to see who else makes a cameo). Besides pioneering the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kris has made a fortune with her own talk show and her surprise appearance in Ariana Grande's Thank U Next video.
16. Celine Dion
Celine Dion has been selling out arenas since the early ‘80s. She hails from Quebec, Canada, but she quickly became known around the world when she signed with American record label Epic Records. The result? Her first English album, Unison, blew up the charts worldwide.
15. Lady Gaga
This one's for all you "Little Monsters" out there! Lady Gaga has officially made it on the list of the wealthiest female entertainers. With so many accolades to her name, it's hard to believe the incredible Poker Face singer is only 33 years old. Although she's young, she has amassed a fortune from albums like The Fame and Born This Way.
14. Sofia Vergara
Maybe it’s time to give Sofia Vergara a round of applause. This hilarious Columbian actress first took the world of cinema by storm with her roles in movies like Chasing Papi, Four Brothers and Meet the Browns. Soon enough, she found herself starring in films like Madea Goes to Jail as well.
13. Jennifer Lopez
Okay, Jennifer Lopez is an ageless goddess who continues to bless the world with her talents. Starting out as a Fly Girl dancing on In Living Color, Lopez has since captivated hearts in classic movies like Selena, Anaconda and Out of Sight. At that point, the Latina diva focused her sights on singing and never looked back.
12. Ariana Grande
In spite of all the drama surrounding Ariana Grande lately, she's still owning the pop charts this year. Miraculously, she managed to channel the passing of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and the loss of fiance Pete Davidson into the super successful albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next.
11. Judy Sheindlin
News flash: Judy Sheindlin is actually Judge Judy's real name. It's time to discuss how this lovable TV judge made it on the list. Sheindlin got her start as a prosecuting attorney and judge in Manhattan, New York. In 1996, she began entertaining viewers with courtroom drama on her award-winning daytime series Judge Judy.
10. Scarlett Johannson
How did Scarlett Johannson become one of the highest paid actresses of 2019? The answer is easy: Avengers: Endgame. Of course, the journey wasn't always so easy for Scarlett, who dreamed of hitting the big stage ever since she was a kid in Manhattan, New York. Once she got her chance to star in an Off-Broadway show, she was basically addicted to the spotlight.
Also known as Alecia Beth Moore, P!nk has been making rebellious songs since the mid-1990s, when she received her first solo contract from LaFace Records. After releasing the album Can't Take Me Home, she quickly became a double-platinum recording artist.
8. Katy Perry
So, what's the real scoop on Katy Perry's annual earnings? Well, it’s been a long, hard road for her to make it this high on the list. Born in California, Perry was raised in a religious household by her parents. Although she started out as a gospel singer, she quickly found out she could make more money with secular songs like I Kissed a Girl.
There are not enough positive words to say about Rihanna, so it’s best to keep it simple. Since breaking onto the scene in the early 2000s, Rihanna has revolutionized the music, fashion and makeup industries. The multi-hyphenate star is a singer, actress and boss in the business world.
6. Kim Kardashian
Kim, Kim, Kim. The world can’t seem to get enough of Kim Kardashian ever since she began starring on the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians well over a decade ago. She also introduced her whole family to the spotlight, gifting the world with endless spinoffs and Fit Tea endorsements.
5. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is the kind of celebrity that just seems like a good person. Naturally, her fun-loving personality has made her daytime television show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, a national staple. From surprising celebrities with spiders to giving money to charity, Ellen is truly the definition of a well-rounded person.
4. Beyoncé Knowles
Everyone knows that Beyoncé Knowles is one of the most successful singers in the world. She's done it all, from being part of the girl group Destiny's Child to becoming a solo star. She is also married Jay-Z and has three children.
3. J.K. Rowling
As the only author on this list, J.K. Rowling is obviously the reigning champion of the literary world. That's because the Harry Potter writer is one of the highest-paid storytellers of all time. Nevertheless, it's not just books that are padding her comfortable salary.
2. Kylie Jenner
As a "self-made billionaire," lip kit mogul Kylie Jenner has become the richest — regardless of being the youngest — member of the Kardashian family. Although her real-time net worth is listed as $1 billion, she still feels the need to work every day like the rest of us. The only difference? Her job involves makeup demos, Youtube tutorials and Instagram posts.
1. Taylor Swift
Not surprising, Taylor Swift is the top-earning star on this list, thanks to her stadium tour Reputation, which earned her more than $265 million last year. Even though she recently switched from Big Machine Records to Universal's Republic Records, she's still churning out hits on a regular basis.