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.