The Mega Millions jackpot is up to a whopping $540 million dollars, breaking a record for the biggest jackpot of any lottery. And people everywhere are seeing dollar signs. I’m no statistician, but I’m gonna go ahead and say, your chances of winning are low. But hey, a ticket is only a dollar, and you can’t win if you don’t play, right?
$540 million seems like a huge amount of money, but it’s pocket change to some celebs. Here are 10 celebrities who will still be richer than you if you win the Mega Millions jackpot.
Jay Z & Beyonce: $800 Million: Jay Z and Beyonce have a combined net worth of $800 million bucks. That’s nearly $300 million more than the Mega Millions Jackpot! See how I did math there? Jay-Z is reportedly worth $450 million, though some say it’s closer to $500 million. He’s got Rocaware clothing, Roc-A-Fella Records, a stake in the New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Nightclubs, and Def Jam. Oh, not to mention—every album he’s ever released has gone platinum. Beyonce herself is worth $300 million. Combined, these two will still be richer than you if you’re the Mega Millions winner.
Oprah: $2.7 Billion: Don’t even mess with Oprah. Her OWN Network might not be the golden goose she hoped it’d be, but when you’ve got that much money, who needs it? Oprah Winfrey has so much money, when she buys something; her change is even more than the Mega Millions jackpot.
Sean Combs: $500 Million: Sean Combs, aka Diddy, aka P.Diddy, has an estimated net worth of $500 million, according to Forbes. While Jay-Z is thought to have around that same amount, Sean is known to be the richest figure in hip-hop.
Donald Trump: 2.9 Billion: Donald Trump once claimed he was worth $7 billion. Yeah, okay. That’s like 3 Oprahs. His actual net worth is more like $2.9 billion. Still enough to make the Mega Millions jackpot look like chump change. He finds $540 million in his sofa cushions.
Howard Stern: $500 million: Who knew the shock jock was so loaded? Howard Stern’s annual salary is $80 million, making his net worth $500 million.
Jerry Seinfeld: $800 million: The show Seinfeld earned $2.7 billion in twelve years. So it’s no surprise that Jerry is worth a whopping $800 million. Take that, Mega Millions!
Bono: $900 million: Have you ever looked at the prices for a U2 concert? No wonder Bono is so rich. To his credit, he does give a lot to philanthropic causes.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: $3 billion?: Julia is the daughter of William Louis-Dreyfus, a French-born American businessman. Forbes listed Julia as one of the hottest billionaires, but she denied the claim that she was worth billions.
"It's not true, actually," the former Seinfeld actress told ‘Access Hollywood’. "Forbes made a mistake and I won't be on the list anymore. I wish I was a billionaire, but I'm really not." Still, the folks at CelebrityNetWorth.com have her listed with an estimated net worth of $3 billion.
Magic Johnson: $500 million: We were reminded of Magic Johnson’s huge net worth after news broke that he purchased the Dodgers for $2 billion (along with some other people). So okay, officially, you’ll still be richer than him if you win the Mega Millions jackpot. But some reports actually estimate him at $550 million. So as far as we’re concerned, it’s a toss up. If you do win the Mega Millions, we doubt you’ll be spending any time wondering about it.