We all know Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence and Dwayne Johnson and Matt Damon make a ton of money. They top – or are near the top of – the lists of the highest-paid in their industry. Their net worths are impressive. We know Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are super-freaking wealthy, we cover them (and their money) a lot here at Celebrity Net Worth. However, there are a handful of celebrities who are surprisingly wealthy and are not on our radar. Each of the six people below are wealthy, due to reasons independent of their acting or modeling careers.
Net Worth: $75 million
Source: Clothing Line
Cuban-born Daisy Fuentes is best known for being MTV's first Latina DJ as well as for her endorsement deal with Revlon. However, she is also an entrepreneur. In 2004, Fuentes launched her first clothing line. Five years later, Fuentes entered hair care industry with an all-natural line called Daisy Fuentes Style Pro. Today, Fuentes brings in around $300 million each year in sales of her line at Kohl's department stores. Popular items include her hair care line and fragrances as well as clothing and accessories such as sunglasses.
Net Worth: $150 Million
Source: Founded website/community Café Mom
Back in the 1990s, Andrew Shue became famous for playing the long-suffering nice guy Billy Campbell on Melrose Place. Today, he is a successful internet mogul, due to a website he runs called CafeMom.com. CafeMom is a community where moms come together to get advice and support on topics like pregnancy, health, fashion, food, entertainment, and more. Since 2006, Andrew has tapped into something few men understand – that moms pretty much rule the world and are great at trying new products and services and telling other people about it. He was in the right place at the right time, in 2006 that Facebook opened up its site to everyone, no longer requiring a university email address to join. It was the dawn of the social media takeover.
Net Worth: $250 million
Source: Skin Care line Principal Secret Skincare
Victoria Principal shot to worldwide fame with her role in as Pamela Ewing in the 1970s show Dallas. Today, the actress is an entrepreneur who runs a very successful skin care line called 'Principal Secret.' She became interested in natural beauty products in the mid 1980s and created Principal Secret in 1989. The skincare line has produced revenue of more than $1.5 billion, to date.
Net Worth: $350 million
Source: The Honest Company
Jessica Alba may be better known for her role in Dark Angel, but the bulk of her net worth comes from her entrepreneurial side. Jessica is the founder of the eco-friendly consumer products company The Honest Co., which specializes in baby products and household cleaners. The business employs about 275 people, mostly in Los Angeles. Jessica owns 20% of The Honest Co. and her stake is currently worth $340 million on paper. Combine that with her previous fortune from acting, and Jessica's total net worth now easily tops $350 million.
Net Worth: $500 million
Source: Home goods line
Kathy Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, Kathy Ireland's name on a line of socks sold 100 million pairs and Kmart took notice, subsequently giving Ireland her own clothing line including swimwear, active wear, accessories, sweaters and more. She cut ties with Kmart and made the shift from clothing to home goods in 2003, on the advice of billionaire Warren Buffett. Between 2005 and 2012, products bearing Ireland's brand generated $2 billion in annual retail sales. Ireland's brand marketing company is called Kathy Ireland Worldwide, which has made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world.
Net Worth: $2 billion
Source: Her husband
Jami Gertz may be most remembered for her roles in Less Than Zero and The Lost Boys, but she has come a long way since then. She is a billionaire! How did a B-movie actress come to be so insanely wealthy? She married well. Her husband is LA-based is billionaire Tony Ressler, the co-founder of Ares Management, which has over $40 billion under management. Ressler is a former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers and was once in the running to purchase the Dodgers.