Times change quickly. You could probably point out to us right Madonna is the richest with hundreds of millions of dollars’ net worth right now, but before you know the tables turned and it’s actually Taylor Swift or someone equally impressive. You can ask Lindsey Lohan how fast Fortune turns its back on you and leaves you with less than half a million in your pocket. Being rich isn’t easy. Staying rich is ever harder. So who is currently the richest celebrity?
You’re probably not surprised but with a net worth in billions ($3.5 Bn), Oprah Winfrey is currently the richest celebrity ever, which is doubly as impressive considering she’s the richest African American of the 20th century and ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history according to Biography.com.
What’s even more impressive though is that Oprah was born in a poor family and Milwaukee, going through abuse, growing up more or less without a father, and seeing her son die in infancy. However, she managed to find enough faith to make it as an anchor for the local TV show and quickly rise through the ranks to get her own show and become one of the most loved and recognized faces in the industry today. More on Oprah here. But we daresay if anyone deserves to be a billionaire, it’s her.
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