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Forbes: Top 10 World’s Richest Celebrity Billionaires In 2024 [PHOTOS]

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In the ever-evolving landscape of wealth and fame, Forbes Magazine has once again unveiled its list of the world’s richest celebrity billionaires, showcasing the astronomical fortunes amassed by entertainment and sports moguls who have transcended industry boundaries to claim their spot among the elite.

These individuals have captured the public’s imagination and built empires worthy of the world’s wealthiest.

Let’s examine the top 10 from the latest list released by Forbes for 2024.

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Top 10 richest celebrities

George Lucas: $5.5 billion

At the zenith of Forbes’ richest celebrity billionaires stands George Lucas, the visionary creator of Star Wars, boasting a net worth of $5.5 billion. His cultural impact spans generations, inspiring storytellers worldwide beyond the silver screen.

Steven Spielberg: $4.8 billion

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Following closely behind is Steven Spielberg, the cinematic maestro, with a fortune of $4.8 billion, showcasing his unmatched contributions to the film industry. From the iconic E.T. to the thrilling Jurassic Park, Spielberg’s movies have captivated audiences, leaving an enduring imprint on popular culture.

Michael Jordan: $3.2 billion

Michael Jordan, the iconic basketball star, ascends beyond the realm of sports into financial eminence. His billion-dollar fortune is not solely derived from his legendary career but also from lucrative brand partnerships, notably the renowned Air Jordan line, and his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets.

Oprah Winfrey: $2.8 billion

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Oprah Winfrey’s journey epitomizes remarkable resilience and astute business acumen. Starting from humble origins as a TV reporter, this media titan utilized her talk show platform to construct a sprawling media empire, spanning real estate, production, and shrewd investments.

Jay-Z: $2.5 billion

Jay-Z, a trailblazer in hip-hop, has showcased influence that transcends mere music. His savvy investments in luxury brands such as Armand de Brignac champagne, Uber, and cognac brand D’Usse have propelled him to the coveted status of billionaire.

Kim Kardashian: $1.7 billion

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Kim Kardashian stands as a prime example of transforming fame into a billion-dollar fortune. Her beauty and clothing lines, notably Skims, have achieved tremendous success, showcasing her prowess as a savvy entrepreneur.

Peter Jackson: $1.5 billion

Peter Jackson, the visionary director renowned for bringing the worlds of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” to life on screen, has carved a unique path to riches. A substantial portion of his wealth stems from the successful sale of assets by his visual effects company, Weta Digital.

Tyler Perry: $1.4 billion

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Tyler Perry’s illustrious career spanning decades in the entertainment industry has proven to be incredibly lucrative. From creating and starring in numerous TV shows, movies, and stage plays, Perry has amassed immense wealth while solidifying his indelible mark in the movie industry.

Rihanna: $1.4 billion

Rihanna emerges as a formidable presence, not only in the music realm but also in the business world. Her entrepreneurial spirit shines through ventures like Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty, catapulting her to billionaire status.

Tiger Woods: $1.3 billion

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Tiger Woods stands as one of the rare athletes to attain billionaire status while actively competing. His extraordinary career in golf, highlighted by lucrative endorsement deals with Nike, has been a pivotal factor in his remarkable accumulation of wealth.

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JUST IN: Iran Summons French, British, German Envoys Over Reactions To Israel Attack

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Iran summoned the French, British, and German ambassadors to Tehran on Sunday over reactions to Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel.

“The British, French, and German ambassadors to Tehran were summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the irresponsible positions of certain officials of these countries regarding Iran’s response to the actions of the Zionist regime (Israel) against the nationals and interests of our country,” the official IRNA news agency said.

READ ALSO: Tension Heightens As US, Britain , France, Others React To Iran Strikes On Israel

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Tension Heightens As US, Britain , France, Others React To Iran Strikes On Israel

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Western powers condemned Iran’s strikes on Israel late Saturday, warning the attack threatened to escalate the destabilisation of the Middle East.

Here are some of the main reactions so far:

– United States: ‘ironclad’

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US National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson reiterated President Joe Biden’s “ironclad” support for Israel’s security.

“The United States will stand with the people of Israel and support their defense against these threats from Iran,” she said in a statement.

READ ALSO: Over 300 Drones, Missiles Fired From Iran Injured 12, Says Israel Army

She said “President Biden is being regularly updated on the situation.”

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– EU: ‘unprecedented’

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell condemned the strikes as “an unprecedented escalation and a grave threat to regional security,” in a message on X.

– Britain: ‘reckless’

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a statement condemned the “reckless” strikes that he said “risk inflaming tensions and destabilising the region. Iran has once again demonstrated that it is intent on sowing chaos in its own backyard.”

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READ ALSO: III World War Looms As US Openly Supports Israel, Downs Drones Fired By Iran

– France: ‘new level’

France’s Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne on X said that “in deciding to take this unprecedented action, Iran has reached a new level in its acts of destabilisation and is risking a military escalation.”

– Italy: ‘concern’

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Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said his country was following the situation “with attention and concern” and was “ready to manage any kind of scenario”.

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III World War Looms As US Openly Supports Israel, Downs Drones Fired By Iran

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President Joe Biden said Saturday that US forces helped take down “nearly all” the drones and missiles fired by Iran at Israel, adding that he had reaffirmed his “ironclad” support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Biden added in a statement that he would convene his fellow leaders of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Sunday to coordinate a “united diplomatic response” to Iran’s “brazen” attack.

“Iran — and its proxies operating out of Yemen, Syria and Iraq — launched an unprecedented air attack against military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms,” Biden said.

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He said he had ordered US military aircraft and ballistic missile defense destroyers to the Middle East in recent days as the likely Iranian threat to the key US ally became clear.

READ ALSO: Over 300 Drones, Missiles Fired From Iran Injured 12, Says Israel Army

Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles,” Biden said.

Biden added that he had spoken to Netanyahu to “reaffirm America’s ironclad commitment” to Israel’s security.

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“I told him that Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks — sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel,” he said.

No US forces or facilities had come under attack from Iran, he said.

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