On Sunday Seth MacFarlane will entertain millions of people around the world as the host of the 85th annual Academy Awards. Winning an Oscar is every entertainer's penultimate dream come true. Every year The Academy hands out Oscars to Hollywood's finest actors, writers, directors, singers, producers and everything in between. These same entertainers also happen to be some of the wealthiest and highest paid people on the planet. People have spent decades making tons of money and reaching the highest levels of success, but without an Oscar still feel like a failure. So who are the richest Oscar winners of all time?
Soon after publishing this article, a reader correctly pointed out that Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey were missing from our original list. McCartney won as a Beatle in 1971 for the song "Let it Be" from the movie of the same title and Oprah was given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2011. Here are some more interesting facts we learned from our list of the richest Oscar winners:
Richest Oscar Winners Fun Facts:
The Richest Oscar Winners of All Time
Not only is Walt Disney the richest Oscar winner of all time with a net worth of $5 billion, he's also won more Academy Awards than anyone in history. Walt Disney won an astounding 22 Oscars, including four in one year alone (another record). Do you think Spielberg can catch up?
Photo Gallery of Richest Oscar Winners:
Watch this funny and beautifully animated short by the talented Kevin Herron! A film about a bird ...
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova accepting the Oscar for Best Original ... Slowlyquot; from the ...