George Lucas, Steven Spielberg Top Forbes List of 10 Richest Celebrities

Kylie Jenner on pace to become youngest self-made billionaire ever

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George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey have topped Forbes’ annual list of America’s richest celebrities. And with a net worth estimated by Forbes of $5.4 billion, mainly thanks to selling Lucasfilm to Disney, “Star Wars” creator Lucas is in a galaxy far, far away from anyone else on the list.

Though his peer Steven Spielberg comes in at second place, with a net worth of $3.7 billion. This year, sci-fi fantasy “Ready Player One” was one of his highest grossing movies in years, and in April, Comcast and NBC acquired his DreamWorks Animation.

New to the list is Kylie Jenner, who Forbes says is now on track to be the youngest self-made billionaire ever at just 21-years-old, in part because of her company Kylie Cosmetics. She’s valued at $900 million currently, and tied with Jay-Z for the fifth spot, who Forbes adds was also the biggest earner in 2018 with him adding $90 million to his pocketbook.

Rapper Diddy is also on the list at No. 8, athletes Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are both on the list, and its rounded out by magician David Copperfield and novelist James Patterson.

Forbes says that the combined total of the 10 American celebrities comes out to $18.7 billion, which is greater than the GDP of Iceland.

Their methodology for the list involved drawing from the Forbes 400 Billionaires List and the ranking of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. Celebrities not on those lists were valued through private company stakes and publicly traded assets.

See the full list and their net worths below:

  1. George Lucas, $5.4 billion
  2. Steven Spielberg, $3.7 billion
  3. Oprah Winfrey, $2.8 billion
  4. Michael Jordan, $1.7 billion
  5. (tie) Kylie Jenner/Jay-Z, $900 million
  6. David Copperfield, $875 million
  7. Diddy, $825 million
  8. (tie) Tiger Woods/James Patterson, $800 million