The 20 Richest Porn Stars

By on February 1, 2013 in ArticlesEntertainment

Who are the richest porn stars in the world? The adult film business is a $15 billion per year industry that has made many people and corporations extremely wealthy. But frequently the actors and actresses do not reap much of the financial success of their work. That is probably why this was the most highly requested "richest list" we've ever had on Celebrity Net Worth. The results were pretty impressive. We knew there was a lot of money to be made in the adult world if you played your cards right, but we had no idea just how much. This list was unique in that for once, the majority of these people are women instead of men. In fact only five out of the twenty people on this list are male. That just goes to show how female dominated the adult industry is today. The actors on this list have a combined net worth of over $115 million! Even people who are not fans of the adult industry will recognize several stars on this list but there are some names and net worths that will surprise just about everyone. So sit back and get ready to find out who are the richest porn stars in the world by clicking the image below:

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Not surprisingly, Jenna Jameson is the richest porn star in the world with a net worth of $30 million! Not only is she the richest, but she's also arguably the most famous porn star in history who has acted in 160 movies. Jenna has appeared on many mainstream television, movies and radio shows and used her popularity to launch the incredibly successful ClubJenna.com. ClubJenna earned an estimated $30 million in revenues each year until Jenna sold the company to Playboy for an undisclosed fortune. Jenna Jameson is the queen of porn and the queen of making serious cash!

Tera Patrick famously stated that when she first got into the adult industry she made millions of dollars for other people, and now she makes millions for herself. $15 million to be exact. Before becoming a mogul in her own right, Tera acted in over 100 adult movies. Today she owns and operates her own production company and studio called Teravision. Teravision produces 15 films a year and is worth an estimated $30 million!

  • #3 Peter North – Net Worth $10 Million

Peter North has starred in an astonishing 1800 adult movies and has directed over 70 but the bulk of his $10 million net worth comes from his work behind the scenes. Peter North launched his own production company Northstar Associates in 2001 which has since produced 20 adult movies.

Jesse Jane is the fourth richest porn star in the world with a net worth $8 million. Aside from starring in over 75 movies, Jesse went on to introduce her very own line of sex toys, dolls, and even a tequila company. Ms. Jane has also appeared in many mainstream movies and television shows like Entourage and hosts her own Playboy TV show Night Calls. Jesse Jane is arguably the most famous porn star in recent years.

  • #5 Traci Lords – Net Worth $7 Million

Notorious 80's star Traci Lords has a net worth of $7 million thanks to her appearance in over 100 adult movies and many more mainstream B-Movies and television shows. She is also a best selling author thanks to her book Traci Lords: Underneath It All.

  • #6 Maria Takagi – Net Worth $6 Million

Before entering the adult world, Maria Takagi was a Japanese pop star. Now she is the most famous and richest porn actress in Japan. She currently makes $2.6 million a year under contract with a Japanese adult production company and has a net worth of $6 million.

You'd think anyone who has appeared in over 2000 movies would have much more than $5.5 million, but the truth is that male performers just are not as highly compensated as female performers. Ron Jeremy is one of the most famous and prolific stars in the porn world who has made many cross over appearances in television and movies. Many of Ron's acting appearances occurred when porn paid very little, if he was a brand new star he would easily be worth tens of millions of dollars.

  • #8 Bree Olson – Net Worth $5 Million

Bree Olson is perhaps more famous for being one of Charlie Sheen's goddess girlfriends than for being an adult film star. She has been retired from porn since 2011 but in her career she made over 230 movies and was one of the most popular starlets in the world.

  • #9 Katie Morgan – Net Worth $4.5 Million

Known for her squeaky voice and upbeat personality, Katie Morgan has been one of the most prolific and successful actresses of the last five years. Outside of porn, Katie has starred in several HBO shows, Entourage, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and now hosts her own radio show. During her career Katie Morgan has earned a net worth of $4.5 million.

  • #10 Lexington Steele – Net Worth $4.1 Million

Lexington Steele spent many years as one of the most active and popular male stars in the adult industry. Steele parlayed this success into his own company called Mercenary Motion Pictures which today employs a dozen people and has annual revenues of $10 million. His current net worth is $4 million, but that amount should sky rocket as his company grows.

  • #11 Jenna Haze – Net Worth $3.5 Million

When 30 year old Jenna Haze retired from the adult world earlier this year, she was at the peak of her popularity and career. During her career, Haze performed in over 500 films and eventually moved behind the camera where she directed 13 films. Since her retirement, Jenna formed her own production company where she will continue to direct and produce movies. Jenna Haze is the 11th richest porn star in the world with a net worth of $3.5 million.

  • #12 Evan Seinfeld – Net Worth $3.4 Million

Like many of the performers on this list, Evan Seinfeld has earned his impressive $3 million net worth by diversifying into lots of business ventures. Evan Seinfeld is a mainstream actor, director, producer and the lead singer heavy metal band Biohazard. Evan was married to mega star Tera Patrick.

  • #13 Sasha Grey – Net Worth $3 Million

Thanks to her mainstream crossover success, Sasha Grey is arguably the most famous porn star of the last several years. She starred in the 2008 Steven Soderbergh movie The Girlfriend Experience and had a major role in HBO's Entourage. She has recently stepped away from the adult world but her titles are still in very high demand. Sasha Grey has a net worth of $2.5 million.

  • #14 Gianna Michaels – Net Worth $2.7 Million

Four time AVN winner Gianna Michaels is the 14th richest porn star in the world with a net worth of $2.2 million. Her success in the adult world has led to a handful of mainstream acting roles such as 2010's Piranha 3-D.

  • #15 Sunny Leone – Net Worth $2.5 Million
  • #16 Evan Stone – Net Worth $2.3 Million

10 time AVN award winner Evan Stone is the first male performer on our list of richest porn stars. Evan Stone has appeared in hundreds of adult movies and is considered by many to be the next Ron Jeremy. He is known for his comedic personality which is woven into his film roles. Evan has a net worth of $2 million.

  • #17 Belladonna – Net Worth $2 Million
  • #18 Jayden Jaymes – Net Worth $2 Million
  • #19 Audrey Bitoni – Net Worth $1.9 Million
  • #20 Tori Black – Net Worth $1.5 Million
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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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