Oprah Winfrey Beats Michael Jordan, Jay-Z, & Diddy for America’s Wealthiest – Earning $2.8 Billion
With 12 days left in 2018, Forbes is rounding the year out with their annual earnings lists of the most buzzed about celebrities – coming in Tuesday (Dec. 18) is America’s Wealthiest Celebrities. In 2017, notable icons like Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young earned a spot on the list. While Winfrey, Jay, Jordan, and Diddy maintained or earned more of their counterparts for 2018, Dr. Dre was out-earned by returnees like Tiger Woods, along with newcomers, Kylie Jenner and author James Patterson.
Oprah lands at the #3 spot earning a staggering $2.8 billion; while Jordan consistently follows her tail in the #4 spot earning $1.7 billion; two of music’s biggest return to the list: Jay-Z earns $90 million more than he did in 2017, jumping two spaces up to the top #5 spot with $900 million.
Diddy comes in at #8 by earning at least $829 million, while Tiger Woods finishes out the list with $800 million.