We talk about celebs and assume they're just swimming in money. While they're most likely making millions, there are some who are bathing in the billions.
Madonna is the latest to sport her Billionaires Club jacket with a 2012/2013 world tour that officially took her from the $700 million marker to a hard-earned $1 billion—making her one of the most elite figures in industry circles.
That's more than Jessica Simpson and the Olsen Twins, who both have giant empires, but they don't even come close to the kingdoms that are the Billionaires Club. Even the combined total of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's bank accounts ($775 million) don't put them in the $1,000,000,000 stratosphere. (Yet.)
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Fashion is a booming market and designers Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani have amassed $7.5 billion and $7 billion to their names, respectively.
The business magnate Richard Branson has accrued $4.2 billion over the years.
Star Wars creator George Lucas sits atop the crop of movie directors with an empire of $3.25 billion.
His colleague, Steven Spielberg follows close behind with a career that has made him $3 billion. Unlike Lucas, who announced his retirement last year, Spielberg shows no signs of slowing down. He currently has 11 projects either filming or in pre-production.
A member of the billionaires club you may not have expected is comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus who sneaks in with an insane $3 billion net worth. Apparently, the "Seinfeld" actress is the oldest daughter to billionaire Gerard Louis-Dreyfus and first in line to the family inheritance. So she's technically not in the club yet, just waiting for her Member's Only jacket to be ready for pickup from the dry cleaner.
Donald Trump has about $2.9 billion, no surprise. Same with Oprah Winfrey, who has a solid $2.4 billion. Again, not surprising.
Just inching her way in is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling whose magical tales have spun her a dazzling $1 billion.