About Us

The idea for CelebrityNetWorth.com (CNW) was born in the early part of 2008 after a google search for "Larry David net worth" returned no useful web results. After performing a dozen similar searches, we still could not find a quality website covering the day-to-day wealth and finances of celebrities.

A small team of curious individuals came together to launch CNW in October 2008. We actually launched using our original domain name "celebnetworth.com". The full domain "celebritynetworth.com" was acquired a year later at auction for $1000. By 2010 the business was generating enough revenue to support a full-time dedicated research team, a designer, and multiple web developers.

Our data is rooted in financial analysis, market research, and inside sources that we have meticulously developed over the last decade to maintain accuracy and breadth of knowledge. At a minimum, each net worth estimate on CNW takes into account known salaries, real estate holdings, divorce records, royalties, lawsuits, and endorsements. Our estimates incorporate a proprietary formula that removes estimated taxes, manager's fees, agent fees, and lifestyle expenses.

The results are fact checked and confirmed by a team of editors and industry insiders. We work diligently to ensure that our numbers are the most accurate and current celebrity finance information you will find anywhere.

All of the images you see on CNW, including the sailboat image, have been licensed via Getty Images.

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Meet The Team
Articles Written by Brian Warner
Brian Warner
Director, Brand and Digital Products
Brian launched CelebrityNetWorth in October 2008 after noticing a distinct lack of results for various celebrity finance web searches. He previously spent seven years as the Managing Editor of a large digital entertainment portal. Brian's favorite rags to riches billionaire is Kirk Kerkorian.
Articles Written by Don Wilson
Don Wilson
Senior Developer
Don has attained a wealth of experience from more than a decade of building complex and highly trafficked websites. Learning HTML on a family road trip kick-started his passion for learning every intricate detail of web development, from front-end layouts to building large scale websites. Apart from producing features for CelebrityNetWorth, Don resides in North Dallas and enjoys anything related to astronomy.
Articles Written by George J. Pilibosian
George J. Pilibosian
Editor
George holds an Economics degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has over ten years of experience running the marketing groups at two large U.S. investment firms. He has always loved business, especially the financial and marketing functions. Rather recently, a friend asked for help writing a business plan–the experience became George’s “aha moment.” Ever since, he has been advising young entrepreneurs and developing business plans for them through his firm, RedHotPlans.com​. George has been reading Celebrity Net Worth since 2009, and when the opportunity arose to be part of our dynamic team, he just couldn't resist. His favorite billionaire is Michael Bloomberg. Follow George on LinkedIn.
Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare
Author
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
Articles Written by Joseph Gibson
Joseph Gibson
Author
Joseph Gibson is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX. His main interests are movies, music, books, and other things you can watch, read, or listen to. Joseph's favorite billionaire is Paul McCartney.
Articles Written by Joey Held
Joey Held
Author
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance. Joey's favorite billionaire is Mark Cuban.
Articles Written by Marvin Jules
Marvin Jules
Author
Marvin Jules is a freelance writer with a passion for music and sports. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees is Communication and Human Resource Management. In addition to writing, he also runs an online store where he curates and sells vintage clothing and accessories. Marvin's favorite billionaire is Warren Buffett.