It’s no secret that celebrities have it better than most of us. So it’s impossible for them to be poor, right? Wrong. Fact is, not all celebrities are well-off. Sure, they’re famous, but sometimes being famous comes with more than a few pitfalls. And, while some are able to manage their careers and finances just right, there are also those who can’t. In the list below, we’ll take a look at those who managed to build an empire’s worth of fortune from their careers, as well as those who find themselves buried in debt.
1. Oprah Winfrey (Net Worth: $2.9 Billion)
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful media moguls ever, if not THE MOST successful. Her success story isn’t at all uninspiring. Her net worth is $2.9 billion. Not million, billion, with a “b.” She earns over $300 million a year just from her media investments – that means she’s got money coming in without having to actually do a thing.