Forbes released his list of America's 10 richest celebrities on Tuesday and sprinkled in with the directors and the media moguls are a trio of name sports fans are easy to recognize.
Although his Charlotte Hornets is 29th in Forbes's list of NBA franchisees, owner Michael Jordan is the highest ranked sports figure on the list of # 4. According to Forbes, MJ's net worth is $ 1.7 billion (all US figures), up $ 300 million from 2017.
According to Forbes, Jordan's value is primarily "derived from its kindness and a 90 percent share in the increasingly valuable Charlotte Hornets." His share in basketball is valued at an estimated $ 800 million. "
Immediately behind his airiness but just over half of the net worth ($ 900 million) is rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z. Forbes says that the former Brooklyn Nets minority owner and founder of the Roc Nation Sports Agency saw its value creation increase 90 million dollars in the past 12 months. Among Roc's customers are Giants rookie back Saquon Barkley, two-hour NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
Just making the list of $ 800 million is golfers Tiger Woods. His net worth is up to $ 50 million from 2017, according to Forbes. Woods had his best season this year and won the Tour Championship for his first tournament win since 2013 and finished second in the PGA Championship.
Forbes Top 10 of America's Richest Celebrities 2018:
- George Lucas: 5.4 billion US dollars
- Steven Spielberg: 3.7 billion dollars
- Oprah Winfrey: $ 2.8 billion
- Michael Jordan: 1.7 billion dollars
- (tie) Kylie Jenner: $ 900 million 5
- (tie) Jay-Z: 900 million dollars
- David Copperfield: $ 875 million
- Diddy: $ 825 million
- (tie) Tiger Woods: $ 800 million
- (tie) James Patterson: $ 800 million