Whenever we speak of the richest female celebrities, we have seen a plethora of gorgeous women being a part of this exclusive list. And all of this needs to be attributed to their sheer hard work and success and their willingness to break the norms in a male-dominated society.
While many have exited this list, there are a few who have continued to maintain their grip on not just their career but on their financial reserves as well. So, here’s taking a look at the 15 richest female celebrities in the world who have kept the money flowing in despite the pandemic!
List of 15 Richest Female Celebrities in the World
15. Ariana Grande
Net Worth $180 Million
Be it entertaining the audiences with her songs or making millions through endorsements, this beautiful singer does everything sides by side. Having started as a child artist at the age of 15, Grande bagged a contract with Universal Studios in 2011 after being discovered through YouTube.
Famously known for her R&B and pop music, she has released hits such as Yours Truly and Thank U, Next and has won multiple awards throughout her career. An advocate for gender equality, she has also received the honor of being Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2018 and is Spotify’s most-streamed female artist. I bet her marriage to Dalton Gomez broke a million hearts!
14. Jennifer Aniston
Net Worth – $200 Million
Who doesn’t remember the funny and spirited Rachel from FRIENDS? One of the most recognized faces in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston has had a career spanning more than 20 years. She has featured in films like Bruce Almighty and is a co-producer at Echo Films.
Despite a string of flops, Aniston never gave up and it was the hit TV show FRIENDS that revived her career. In 2021, the ensemble cast of FRIENDS telecasted their reunion which broke all global viewership records. Many global magazines have also ranked her among the most beautiful and richest female celebrities of all time! After all, no one can escape Rachel’s radiance!
13. Serena Williams
Net Worth – $225 Million
Probably the greatest female tennis player in the current era, there isn’t a single Grand Slam that has alluded this woman. Primarily known for her love for grass, Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles to her name and is one of the fittest players even at the age of 39!
She has also won various Doubles Titles with her sister Venus and has been ranked no.1 several times in her career. Earning almost $30 million in prize money alone, she has been the endorser of various brands and was 2016’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete as per Forbes. Williams is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and has a daughter with him.
12. Julia Roberts
Net Worth – $250 Million
That infectious smile of Julia Roberts has made the entire world smile along with her! One of the most commercially viable stars in Hollywood, she is best remembered for her roles in Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride.
Her films have grossed nearly $4 billion globally and were reportedly paid around $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile. The fact that she is such a bankable star for any production house, continues to make her one of the richest female celebrities to this day!
11. Paris Hilton
Net Worth – $300 Million
After inheriting nearly a fortune from her grandfather, how does Hilton not feature on the richest female celebrities list! She has possibly tried everything under the sun after her modeling career, with acting, entrepreneurship, and singing being on that list.
After her multiple stints in the glamour world, Hilton decided to focus on expanding her grandfather’s legacy and has launched over 19 product lines and 50 boutiques globally. And after her infamous sex tape leak in 2003, she has become the media’s hot target where she has been termed as the most overrated celebrity. Not a way a rich woman would like to earn her respect!
10. Jessica Alba
Net Worth – $340 Million
She is one of the most stunning actresses to have ever entered the industry. Despite having a history of medical issues early in her life, Alba was always headstrong when it came to achieving her dream to become an actress. She began her sojourn at the age of 13 with a role in a small TV show and soon switched to the movies.
After her commercial success in Honey, she featured in many Hollywood hits such as Good Luck Chuck and Machete. She has now become a businesswoman with The Honest Company and still manages to do an odd film or two to stay in the limelight.
9. Taylor Swift
Net Worth – $400 Million
After creating a storm with her debut album, there has been no looking back for this Pennsylvania lass. With a dream of becoming a country singer, Swift eventually made her own genre of country-pop and has destroyed YouTube’s algorithm with songs like Bad Blood and Lover.
She has had her songs feature multiple times atop of the Billboard and has received 11 Grammys and 22 AMA’s in her career. Being the smart woman that she is, Swift has made a lot of money not just through her music but also with her well-planned branding strategy and music rights.
8. Ellen DeGeneres
Net Worth – $490 Million
Her talk show has been the longest-running in the USA and if she has amassed such a huge amount of money, it’s all because of this. Ellen started her standup career in the 1980s and went on start her own talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres show which has garnered a massive fan following across continents.
It’s been 20 years and there hasn’t been a celebrity that hasn’t featured on this show. She has hosted events such as The Oscars and has done many films too. Despite being one of the richest female celebrities, she was accused of maintaining an unhealthy working environment at her show and issued an apology to not repeat it.
7. Dolly Parton
Net Worth – $650 Million
Hello, I’m Dolly! Don’t worry, that isn’t my name but it was Mrs. Parton’s uber-cool manner of announcing her arrival to the industry. A popular singer and songwriter of the 60s and 70s, Parton’s success mainly came in the country genre. She was widely known for her happy-go-lucky music and raspy voice.
She has won 10 CMA’s and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999 for her contribution to the genre. Furthermore, her record label has sold albums worth a staggering $100 million. Despite being 75 years young, she is showing no signs of stopping and continues to make quality music to date!
6. Kylie Jenner
Net Worth – $700 Million
Belonging to the elite and famous Kardashian clan, modeling was always Kylie Jenner’s first love. She has starred in the reality show Keeping Up with The Kardashians and has walked the ramp for the world’s leading clothing lines.
She was listed in Time’s Most Influential Teens List and is the second-most followed celebrity on Instagram. Her business venture Kylie Cosmetics and modeling deals have made her one of the youngest and richest female celebrities today!
5. Celine Dion
Net Worth – $800 Million
My heart will go on and on if I were to describe this talented singer’s music. Born in Charlemagne, Canada, Celine Dion is one of the singing world’s shining stars and is best known for her chartbusters such as The Power of Love and Think Twice.
She has sung songs in over 10 languages and was named the Queen of Adult Contemporary by Billboard. Dion is the world’s second-highest commercially profitable singer and her Taking Chances World Tour is one of the world’s highest-grossing tours. With so many accolades to her name, there wasn’t an ounce of doubt in including her on the richest female celebrities list!
Net Worth – $850 Million
The woman who rewrote the definition of words like rebel and badass, there is no denying the fact that she was one of the greatest gifts to the music industry. After working in her group Breakfast Club, Madonna took the alpha route and became a solo pop artist in the 1980s.
The success of her debut album paved the way for her greatness and a lengthy chain of hits gave her the title, Queen of Pop. She is the world’s highest-grossing global artist and has other businesses such as fashion brands and health clubs. For one of the world’s richest female celebrities, this is just a small slice of the entire cake!
3. Kim Kardashian
Net Worth – $1 Billion
Always in the limelight for her elegant lifestyle, Kim Kardashian began her ‘career’ by capturing the attention of Paris Hilton. Later, she went on to star in her popular TV series Keeping Up with The Kardashians and made a few movie appearances as well.
But what made this LA-born beauty a billionaire was her sharp business acumen. She launched her own cosmetic line named KKW Beauty and launched her own mobile app and clothing line as well. While she may have filed for divorce from Kanye West, there hasn’t been a scratch to her treasure trove of dollars!
2. Oprah Winfrey
Net Worth – $2.6 Billion
Having overcome so many hardships as a child, Oprah Winfrey has become the world’s biggest media personality today. Upon starting her career as a news anchor, Oprah knew that she was in love with the media and then conceptualized a show which focused on self-improvement and literature.
That show was to be known as The Oprah Winfrey Show which made her the media mogul that she is today. The show’s success led her to start the Oprah Winfrey Network and that marked the influx of an innumerable amount of awards. Today, she continues to host her talk show and equally devotes her time to philanthropic activities.
1. Jami Gertz
Net Worth – $3 Billion
Let’s all welcome the richest female celebrity and it is none other than The Neighbors star Jami Gertz. She was discovered by Norman Lear at a drama school and was chosen to play the lead role in her debut film Endless Love.
Since then, she has featured in projects such as Square Pegs and is currently the co-owner of NBA team Atlanta Hawks. Married to billionaire investor Tony Ressler, the couple is co-owners of MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers. With plenty of wealth stashed up in her reserves, there was never a doubt that she would top our richest female celebrities list.