Some celebrities are rich, while others are ludicrously rich. Some, however, show that no matter how much you make, you can find ways to spend more. Let’s take a look at some celebrity net worths that are pretty surprising.
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12 Chris Tucker
Net Worth – Negative $11.5M
Chris Tucker was once the highest paid actor in the world, receiving $25M for his Rush Hour 3 salary, as well as 20% of the movie’s receipts (it made $258M worldwide), but still has managed to be in debt, not just a little, but to the tune of $11.5M. Why? Because of the taxes he owes to the IRS and a mortgage he can’t pay on his property in Florida. Ouch.
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11 Lena Headey
Net Worth – $1,000
How does a star of the critically acclaimed ratings monsters Game of Thrones only have $1K to her name? Divorce lawyers be thy game.
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10 Andy Dick
Net Worth – $5,000
Drugs, lawyer fees and an inconsistent career have left Andy Dick – popular for his roles on shows like NewsRadio and The Andy Dick Show – with just $5,000 to his Dick name.
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9 Norm MacDonald
Net Worth – $500,000
For a recognizable personality who can arguably make money by acting, writing and doing stand-up, you’d think Norm would be worth more. But under-performing movies (including the brilliant Dirty Work), gambling problems and an inconsistent post-SNL career have left Norm with not much more than 100 Andy Dicks worth of capital.
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8 Kim Kardashian
Net Worth – $40M
With money like this, she could get her newborn baby plated in gold, and she probably will.
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7/6 Chad Kroeger/Avril Lavigne
Combined Net Worth – $75M
These two were recently married. This is how much they’re worth. Somebody kill me.
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5 Gene Simmons
Net Worth – $300M
This is about the same as Mick Jagger’s net worth. Seriously, the front man of the Rolling Stones and the front man of KISS are worth the same amount. My guess is that Gene Simmons is just a really shrewd businessman who has figured out the magic formula for how to milk the most money possible out of every single fan with KISS merchandise and special edition re-releases.
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4/3 Jerry Seinfeld/Larry David
Net Worth – $800 million each
Wow, that’s a lot of money. So, what’s this exorbitant wealth attributed to? One word: syndication.
2 George Lucas
Net Worth – $7.3B
Star Wars box office receipts, licensing contracts, merchandising deals and more have made George Lucas part of the billionaire’s club. So what does a billionaire spend his money on? The artist formerly (and also currently) known as Prince performing at his wedding. Yep, that happened.
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1 Bill Gates
Net Worth – $72.7B
I think we can all agree that Bill Gates has done pretty well for himself. The amount he makes each day is probably enough to feed a small nation caviar and Kobe beef for a decade.
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