Here Are Some Of The Wealthiest Celebrities In America

It feels like yesterday, but we actually came a long way from 2017. Of course, most of us wanted to know how our favorite personality did financially. If that’s what you have in mind, well, you have come to the right place.

With luck, determination, and wise investments, these celebrities managed to climb their way towards the top of the financial ladder. With all that said, let’s take a look at the wealthiest personalities in America in 2017.


James Patterson is one of the most successful authors we have seen in recent memories. He’s the mind behind some of the most famous and best-selling thriller and mystery novels in the past couple of decades.

Over the course of his writing career, his books have already sold more than 300 million copies around the globe. He also set the record as the very first author that broken through the million-copy mark for e-book sales.

Aside from his royalties and book sales, most of his works were adapted to motion pictures, which also helped his financial status to be more stable and significantly lowered the risk of him filing for a bankruptcy report. In 2017, Patterson’s net worth was around $730 million.


Many experts consider Tiger Woods as the best golfer that ever lived. There might be a shed of truth about that one since he already won a couple of championship matches in the past couple years that resulted in him getting all kinds of prize money that helped him build up a good credit score.

Aside from his earnings from his tournaments, he also received a lot from the endorsement deal that he got from his partners. With that kind of status, he can clearly forget the meaning of the word bankruptcy.


When it comes to modern magic shows, David Copperfield must be one of the best in the game. He is considered to be a master of illusions, and his tricks are timeless. He’s also one of the most well-respected performers not only in Hollywood, but his influence also reached Las Vegas.

He’s a regular performer in many venues in and around the Las Vegas Area. He didn’t hire a moving company to get his stuff from his address to Las Vegas. Instead, he’s always on the move, going back and forth to his private island in the Bahamas to enjoy the sun, and then travel back to Las Vegas for work. He recorded around $875 million as his estimated net worth back in 2017. 


The NBA legend and is considered the greatest basketball player of all time also had a good 2017 in his books. His financial advisors properly managed his finances and steadily worked their way towards his financial accessibility.

However, a considerable chunk of his fortune came from his multi-million-dollar deals with his pair of sneakers. Aside from that, he made a huge investment to acquire the ownership rights for Charlotte Hornets. With these kinds of moves, he’ll surely retire happily without any financial worries. Back in 2017, his total net worth reached around $1.4 billion. 


Oprah has been the icon of many women who wanted to become successful in life. From the verge of bankruptcy in her childhood, her parents did everything that they can do to give them a better future.

Exposed to this living at a very young age, Oprah decided that she’ll give the best that she could offer in everything that she does, and that mindset didn’t fail her. Today, she’s one of the wealthiest celebrities in Hollywood. With an estimated net worth of $2.8 billion at that year, she’ll clearly on the right track to influence many with her inspiring story. 


Steven Spielberg is considered a legend when it comes to Hollywood filmmaking. His remarkable and unconventional style of directing films was his bread and butter, and it gave fans a new point of view of watching and interpreting the content of his films.

We are sure his team of financial advisors’ hands were full during this time because of the significant jump in his total net worth. Overall, he was listed that year with a $3.6 billion in total, and we’ are expecting that this figure will not start to fall anytime soon.


Leading the pack of the most successful Hollywood personality back in 2017 was none other than Goerge Lucas with a whopping $5.5 billion worth of fortune under his name. The Star Wars creator has considerable investments in his past projects, and it paid off big time, and now, he’s considered as the richest in his class.

The success he’s enjoying has a lot to do with his transaction with Disney acquiring his company, LucasFilm, back in 2012 for an insane amount of money. To be exact, the figure shows that the deal earned him around $4.1 billion, plus an investment stock added in his portfolio.