The entertainment industry is a multi-billion dollar business that has existed for decades. As the years have passed, more and more celebrities have come forward to make their mark on this field. These days, it’s not just actors who make millions from movies or musicians who reach celebrity status through their music careers—there are some executives who have also become rich and famous by taking advantage of opportunities in media and arts. Here are just some of today’s wealthiest celebrities who you might recognize from your favorite shows or movies:
George Lucas is a film director, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who is best known for being the creator of the Star Wars franchise. He is also the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which are both companies that have revolutionized special effects in Hollywood films by using computer-generated imagery (CGI). He has won six Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay/Best Adapted Screenplay/Best Picture as well as an Honorary Award from his alma mater USC Film School in 2008.
Steven Spielberg is a director and producer who has won three Academy Awards for Best Director, as well as a record of four other nominations. He is one of the most successful directors of all time, having directed such classics as Jaws (1975), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Steven Spielberg’s net worth is $3.7 billion dollars according to Forbes magazine’s 2016 list of richest celebrities in media & arts
Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul and actress, who is the richest African American of all time. She has had her own show for over 30 years and is also the only person in history to own an entire TV network. She has been nominated for 19 Emmy Awards and won six times, including Outstanding Talk Show Host five times (1986-1990) and Outstanding Drama Series twice (1992-1993). She also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1986 for A Different World and received NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress/Actress twice each (1985 & 1994). Oprah once said: “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
These people are very rich and famous. The list includes the world’s top richest celebrities in media & arts. Their net worth is listed below their name, as well as what they do for a living and how much money they have made over their careers. If you want to know who the richest person in any particular field is, this list will tell you! We hope that you enjoyed this list of the world’s richest celebrities in media & arts. There are many more famous people out there, but these ones have made a name for themselves in one way or another. Maybe someday we’ll see your name on this list!