UK’s Top 10 Richest Celebrities Under 30 (2016)

Adele with her latest album release and quiet a few tours this year has managed to almost double her net worth since last year and hence top the list of UK’s top 10 richest celebrities under 30

1 – Adele, £92m

2 – Daniel Radcliffe, £74m

3 – Ed Sheeran, £45m

4 – Zayn Malik, £38m

5 – Harry Styles, £37m

6 – Emma Watson, £35m

7 – Liam Payne, £34m

8 – Niall Horan, £34m

9 – Louis Tomlinson, £33m

10 – Rupert Grint, £29m

5 of the World’s Richest Comedians

5- Ray Romano – $120 Million

Everybody Loves Raymond indeed, and a fortune to show for it. In recent times he as featured in the Ice Age films as the voiceover for Manny the mammoth. He still regularly features on live shows in Las Vegas. 

Ray Romano

4- Drew Carey – $165 Million

Even serving in the U.S. Marine Corps world not quash this funny man’s spirit. He went on to become a successful actor, comedian, game host and sports executive. His real popularity thrives due to his successful shows The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line is it Anyway?

Drew Carey

3- Jay Leno – $250 Million

Going strong since 1970, Jay Leno is truly multi-faceted having worked in the industry as host, actor, producer and stand up comedian. His television show The Tonight Show has millions of viewers.

Jay Leno

2- Bill Cosby – $350 Million

Bill Cosby continues to entertain despite reaching 77 years of age. He still remains a firm favourite  as a guest on the Tonight Show and Late Night.

Bill Cosby

1- Jerry Seinfield -$800 Million

Seinfield’s famous observational humour focusing on relationships and cringe-worthy social responsibility has made his a very rich man indeed. 

Jerry Seinfeld


Most Expensive Dresses worn by Celebrities

10- Anne Hathaway -$80,000

Hathaway wore this lavish silk facile dress designed by Valentino at the 2011 Oscars. Her look was completed with a Tiffany necklace worth a whopping $10 Million.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway – Oscars 2011

 9- Cate Blanchett – $100,000

This Armani Privé creation was showcased at the 2014 Oscars. The skin-tone fabric was adorned by thousands of Swarovski crystals.

Cate Blanchett – Oscars 2014

8-Kate Winslet – $100,000

Winslet wore this stunning Valentino dress during the 2007 Oscars. The mint green silk dress is considered one of the best dresses to ever be worn on the Red Carpet.

Kate Winslet – Oscars 2007

7- Lady Diana Spencer – $115,000

When Lady Diana married the Prince of Wales, the whole World gaped in awe as she stepped out of her car wearing this exquisite Elizabeth Emanuel creation. It was made of silk taffeta and antique lace and adorned with 10,000 pearls.

Lady Diana – Wedding Dress

6- Melania Knauss -$125,000

This Slovenian Model wore this Christian Dior gown when she married the American Billionaire Donald Trump. The dress took 550 painstaking hours to be made to sheer perfection.

Melania Knauss – Wedding Dress

5- Audrey Hepburn – $131,292

Although the cost of the original custom made dress Hepburn wore at the 1954 Oscars remains unknown, but in 2011 this dress was auctioned off at a staggering $131,292.

Audrey Hepburn – Oscars 1954

 4- Elizabeth Taylor -$167,500

One of the most expensive dresses to ever be worn at the Oscars, this periwinkle and violet chiffon dress was worn by the jewel-loving Taylor at the Oscars in 1970.

Elizabeth Taylor – Oscars 1970

3- Cate Blanchett – $200,000

Cate Blanchette makes a second appearance on this list thanks to the gorgeous teal/silver mesh fabric, pinpricked with Swarovski Crystals, designed by, yeah you guessed it, Armani

Cate Blanchett – Deauville American Film Festival

2- Nicole Kidman -$2 Million

Nicole Kidman is the only other person to wear a dress that crossed the million-dollar mark. This gorgeous green-gold dress is adorned with intricate embroidery and comes from Dior’s Haute Couture.

Nicole Kidman – 1997 Academy Awards

1- Jennifer Lawrence – $4 Million

The dress was lent by Dior during the 2013 Oscars where Lawrence went to win her first ever Oscar. Due to her famous tripping incident, the fashion house were graced with extended airtime and publicity.

Jennifer Lawrence – Oscars 2013


15 Celebrities that have insured their bodies for Millions

As entertainers, these individuals of the A-list rely heavily on their physical appearance for their daily bread. It should not (but often does), take us by surprise therefore that they have ensured they get a heavy payout if anything were to happen to their expensive bodies. Here is a list of 15 of the most outrageous Celeb Body insurances. 

15- Rihanna’s Legs – $1 Million

14- Keith Richards’ Voice – $1.2 Million

13- Madonna’s Breasts – $2 Million

12- Heidi Klum’s Legs – $2 Million

11- Tina Turner’s Legs – $3.2 Million

10- Kylie Minogue’s Buttocks – $5 Million

9- Bruce Springsteen’s Vocal Chords – $6 Million

8- Tom Jones’s Chest Hair – $7 Million

7- Daniel Craig’s Body – $9.5 Million

6- America Ferrara’s Smile – $10 Million

5- Julia Roberts’ Smile – $30 Million

4- David Beckham’s Legs – $70 Million

3- Christiano Ronaldo’s Legs – $144 Million

2- Jennifer Lopez’ Bottom – $300 Million

1- Mariah Carey’s Legs – $1 Billion

5 of the World’s Most Expensive Private Jets

5- Bombardier Global 7000 – $66 Million

Having the smallest carbon foot print and running on much less fuel compared to others of its kind, this jet  features four living spaces, a dinner table that seats 6 people and large windows that gaze out at the luscious landscape below. Who said being eco-conscious meant giving up luxuries?

Bombardier Global 7000 Interior

4- Airbus ACJ319 – $80 Million

This customisable jet comes with its own en-suite bedroom! You wouldn’t even need to find a hotel once you land.

Airbus ACJ319 Interior

3- Boeing 757- $100 Million

A commonly used airplane on commercial journeys, unless you are Donald Trump and can offer gold-plated seat belts to your passengers. Word has it Trump got it second hand from Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen.

Boeing 757 Interior

2- Boeing 747 – 8 VIP – $150 Million

Another well known commercial plane, however one that is injected with luxuries. Joseph Lau, a real estate investor and its owner has decked it with personal suites, a private office and even a recreational space. 

Boeing 787 Interior

1- Airbus A380 – $500 Million

Bought for a whopping $300 Million and had $200 Million worth of pimping done to it, Airbus A380 is the World’s most ultimate pair of wings. It is owned by Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.

Flying palace

A380 Interior

Highest Paid DJs in the World – 2014

Summer is just round the corner and festivals everywhere have already begun releasing their line-up to entice us. Electronic Dance Music has taken over the globe. While Ultra was the first to start a trend taking their festival from Miami to other parts of the world, other festivals like EDC and Tomorrowland followed suit. The music is bigger than ever and here’s a list of the ones that make it, and how much they earned making it. 

1- Calvin Harris – $66 Million

Calvin Harris (born Adam Wiles) is the world’s most sought after DJ. The ex Marks & Spencer shelf-filler has made himself a huge fortune, starting his music career by using video game sounds to make his tunes. Now he makes tunes with Rihanna, plays at festivals like Coachella and has a million dollar signing at the famous Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas. 

2- David Guetta -$30 Million

The man who might as well have brought EDM to the mainstream, David Guetta is still going strong. He started DJing in a Parisian nightclub at 18 and has been soaring ever since. He has collaborated with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and charges top dollar for his residency at top clubs in North America and Ibiza. 

3- Avicii – $28 Million

Tim Berg chose the name Avicii after his friend told him that it was a level in Buddhist Hell. The extra i was added because Avici was already taken on My Space. These humble beginnings would have anybody surprised if the music superstar Madonna handpicked you to shimmy her way into the EDM scene, which is exactly what happened to Avicii at Ultra Music Festival in 2012.

4- Tiesto – $28 Million

The legendary Tiesto is the most venerated DJ to ever hail from the inspiring Dutch culture. Another world class DJ who has a multi-million contract with Hakkasan. He has a multitude of shows for another year running, bringing in $60 million in the last 24 months. 

5- Steve Aoki – $23 Million

A world class entertainer, who actually made getting ‘caked’ a thing, Steve Aoki tirelessly spins decks, crowd surfs with Skrillex on his back and sprays champagne at the crowd. Sometimes he performs at 3 shows in one day, claiming that he has excelled at power napping. Just head to any festival he’s playing at this summer, you’ll be guaranteed a buzz for the rest of the year.

6- Afrojack – $22 Million

Born Nick van de Wall, Afrojack is another Dutch success story. Along with a Hakkasan contract under his belt, he heavily endorses clothing brands Nike and G-star RAW.

7- Zedd – $21 Million 

Zedd’s Clarity went platinum and now the 24 year old has increased in value, going from $20,000 to one in six figures. The Skrillex protege has also produced for pop singers Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, which has helped his sudden rise. 

8- Kaskade – $17 Million

Ryan Raddon or more famously known as Kaskade is number 8 on the list. His album Atmosphere has been nominated for the Best Dance/Electronica award at the Grammy’s.  

9- Skrillex – $16.5 Million

The six-time Grammy award winner, Sonny John Moore, better known as Skrillex has just released his new album Recess that sold 48000 copies in its first week of release. His steady income is sourced from his live shows, his own brand label OWSLA and films like Wreck it Ralph. 

10- Deadmau5 -$16 Million

Earning more that half a million dollars per night at lucrative gigs, the gigantic mouse-head costume wearing Deadmau5 does not need to perform at half as many gigs as those DJs listed on here. Recording since 2004, he gets his name from a fried mouse found in his computer. 

11- Hardwell -$13 Million

A newcomer on this list, bolstered by his performance at Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland in 2012, Hardwell became the number one DJ in the world in 2013. He has his own recording label Revealed Recordings and his I Am Hardwell shows are an instant sell-out, globally.

World’s Most Expensive Supermodels, 2014

There’s an amalgamation of perfect genes strutting the World’s most exclusive runways. Not only do these beauties have stellar DNA but also a world class business acumen that has resulted in them pocketing millions. Here’s a list of 15 of the highest paid supermodels of 2014.

1- Gisele Bundchen – $47 Million

Going strong since 2002, this Brazilian beauty wears the Supermodel Crown, making everybody else look up to her. She brought in $46 million last year, giving her a huge leap over all the other supermodels. 

2- Doutzen Kroes – $8 Million

Despite giving birth to her second child, this Dutch bombshell owned the ramp at Victoria’s Secret. Along with a L’oreal contract under her belt, she works with high street favourite H&M and sizzles in the new Calvin Klein fragrance advert.

3- Adriana Lima -$8 Million

Tying with Kroes is Adriana Lima, another Victoria Secret Angel, who has been the longest running model in the brand’s history. She’s also the brand ambassador for Maybelline, the famous youth cosmetics company, not bad for a 33 year old. 

4- Kate Moss – $7 Million

An inspiration to short models around the world, this Brit has conquered the industry by storm. Her Topshop campaign spans the entire globe and is worn and loved by everyone. 

5- Kate Upton – $7 Million

A newcomer on the block who’s placed herself comfortably amongst the top ten most sought-after faces in the business, Kate Upton was first discovered when her video of doing the ‘Dougie’ at a basketball game went viral. She is the new face of Bobbi Brown and she does not let her curves get in the way of catwalk. 

6- Miranda Kerr -$7 Million

Not only does Miranda Kerr have a seven figure contract with Wonderbra she also has her own cosmetics brand called Kora Organics. She keeps herself busy with other campaigns such as H&M, Swarovski and Shopstyle. 

7- Liu Wen – $7 Million

The first Chinese model to ever walk for Victoria’s Secret, Liu Wen is a success story. She has also signed a contract with La Perla another luxury lingerie brand. She continues to model in China. 

8- Alessandro Ambrosio – $5 Million

Not only has she made herself a millionaire as a Victoria Secret Angel, this mother of two is also an entrepreneur. She has her own clothing brand called Planet Blue. 

9- Hilary Rhoda – $5 Million 

Yet another Victoria’s Secret angel, this fresh faced beauty has Sarar, Helmut Lang and Toteme to thank for her ever expanding paycheck. She is also the face of Estee Lauder. 

10- Natalia Vodianova – $4 Million

Despite being a mother of four children, Natalia Vodianova is not camera shy. She has re-signed a contract with the sultry Calvin Klein Euphoria range. Her face also graces the uber luxurious cosmetics brand Guerlain. 

11- Carolyn Murphy – $4 Million

The ever youthful Carolyn Murphy at 39 is the second oldest model amongst the top-earning supermodels. The camera loves her face and she has been shot numerous times by the coveted Mario Testino. 

12- Karlie Kloss -$4 Million

The 22 year old was first discovered at a charity runway show and has since climbed her way to adorning her gorgeous back with the angel’s wings at Victoria Secret. She also has Jean Paul Gaultier, Neiman Marcus and Coach to add to her resume. 

13- Jourdan Dunn – $4 Million

First discovered shopping in a West London Primark, Jourdan Dunn has gone on to pout for Maybelline and Burberry’s English Rose cosmetics. She has a matching ‘DD’ tattoo with best friend supermodel Cara Delvigne. 

14- Anja Rubik -$3.5 Million

A range of perfume contracts under her belt, such as YSL’s Paris Je t’aime, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ellie Saab, this Polish beauty is another newcomer on the list. She hosts the Polish version of Project Runway. 

15- Cara Delvigne – $3.5 Million

Cara Delvigne’s gorgeous bushy eyebrows has sent women around the globe seeking products and tools to give them the coveted look. This British model is the youngest one on our list and her fame has only just begun.

Forbes Highest Paid Hip Hop Artists – 2014

 This list complied by Forbes is an estimation of earnings of major Hip Hop artists by taking into consideration their income from gig shows, album sales, merchandising and other endorsements. The data used was sourced from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen Soundscan, along with interviews with managers, lawyers and some of the artists themselves. 

1- Dr. Dre – $620 Million 

After a phenomenal sale of Beats, the mega headphone brand, to Apple, for an enormous sum of $3 Billion, Dr Dre is the highest earning entertainer to ever be evaluated by Forbes. His wealth assimilated is more than the total of any other cash-king artist on this list. 

2- Jay Z (tie) – $60 Million

Jay Z’s latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail went platinum before it even got released. He signed an agreement with Samsung to sell them 1 million copies. Numerous concerts, branded cognac and record deals means that Jay Z acquired a highly desired spot on this list.

2- Diddy (tie) – $60 Million

Tied for the 2nd place is Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The bulk of his income came from his agreement with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka. There were other sources too such as his own DeLeon tequila, Blue Flame Marketing, Sean Jean clothing and Revolt TV, that provided the additional boost to his revenue.

4- Drake -$33 Million

Drake’s fourth album which sold four million copies along with his tours and endorsement deals with Nike’s Jordan trainers increased his income three fold since 2013. 

5- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – $32 Million

After bagging seven Grammy awards which included best New Artist and best New Album in 2014, increased the value of the duo and tripled their earnings of last year.

6- Kanye West – $30 Million

Kanye West’s marriage to the curvaceous Kim Kardashian kept him at the front of everyone’s attention. His income soared by 50% through his exciting new Yeezus tour. 

7- Birdman – $24 Million

The co-chief of the most successful record label in hip hop YMCMB, Birdman is rising. He has recorded sounds with Lil Wayne and Big Tymers. 

8- Lil Wayne – $23 Million

Increasing his earnings by 50% by playing at 56 shows, Lil Wayne has his eyes set on touring with Drake on Street-Fighter themed tour this year. 

9- Pharell Williams – $22 Million

Bringing out huge summer tunes such as ‘Happy’ and ‘Get Lucky’, Pharell Williams minted from the glorious reception of his music. The fashionista sold his hat his wore to the Grammy’s for an auction of $44,000 in the name of charity. 

10- Eminem – $18 Million

Eminem is set to go on the massive Monster tour with Rihanna this year which will add substantially to his wealth amassed in 2014.

India’s Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities – 2014

1- Salman Khan – Rs 244.5 Crore

Although Salman Khan’s first release of the year, a film produced by his brother Sohail Khan, came close to being a flop, his second release Kick an action-thriller, was a huge success. To add to his income, he has his Big Boss paycheque to thank for aswell, which is in its eighth year running. 

2- Amitabh Bachchan – Rs 196.75 Crore

India’s most popular celebrity on Twitter (he has 11.8 million followers), Amitabh Bachchan, maintains a powerful position on the top ten list, with continued endorsements, presence on Kaun Banega Crorepati (season 8) and a new TV role in a psychological thriller called Yudh.

Amitabh Bachchan

3- Shah Rukh Khan – Rs 202.4 Crore

Shah Rukh Khan a.k.a. King Khan saw his Kolkata Knight Riders win their second Indian Premier League title in July. Apart from Boothnath which did not have the anticipated reception, Khan’s only other film was Happy New Year. However he stands firmly as number 3 on this list here. 

Shahrukh Khan

4- MS Dhoni -Rs 141.8 Crore

A bit of an up and downs year for Dhoni, the Indian and Chennai Super Kings captain, is going through a court proceeding at the moment surrounding corruption in cricket. Although CSK did not make it to the Premier league finals, he led India to victory during the T20 Champions League. 

MS Dhoni

5- Akshay Kumar – Rs 172 Crore

A star that is consistently giving the Khans a run for their money, Akshay Kumar will return to screens with his Singh is Kinng sequel, King is Blinng in 2015. His dance reality tv show Dare 2 Dance is being well received. 

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

6- Virat Kohli – Rs 58.43 Crore

Virat Kohli performed at his best in the test series in South Africa, scoring in 300s. He played 25 ODIs, 11 tests and 8 T20 Internationals more than any other cricketer. 

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

7- Aamir Khan – Rs 80.47 Crore

Although bringing out only one film under Forbes’ time period of assessment, Aamir Khan’s Doom 3 was the highest grossing Bollywood film, both at home and internationally, of all time. He has been complimented lately by Arnold Schwarznegger for his biceps. 

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

8- Deepika Padukone – Rs 67.2 Crore

Second only to the most endorsed film star, Kareena, Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, has had a stellar year. Her roles were extremely varied, Shakespeare’s Juliette in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, a widow in Finding Fanny and a princess in Kochadaiiyaan.

Deepika Padukone

9- Hrithik Roshan – Rs 85 Crore

A tumultuous year for Hrithik Roshan, he had a blood clot removed from his brain and went through a divorce from his 13-year wife, Sussanne Khan, but also saw a box office hit with his superhero thriller Krrish 3.

Hrithik Roshan

10- Sachin Tendulkar – Rs 59.54 Crore

Although retired, Sachin Tendulkar has been keeping busy. He brought out his autobiography last year and bought an ISL team, Kerala Blasters. He was the longest and first sportsman to ever win the Bharat Ratna award, India’s highest civilian honour. 

Sachin Tendulkar


Oscars 2015: The full list of winners

The 87th Academy Awards took place at Los Angeles. Here’s a list of the winners in full.

Best Picture  – Birdman

Best Director – Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

Best Actress – Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Adapted Screenplay – Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman

Best Foreign Language Film – Ida – Poland

Best Documentary Feature – CITIZENFOUR

Best Animated Feature – Big Hero 6

Best Film Editing – Whiplash

Best Song – Glory- Selma

Best Original Score – Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman

Best Costume Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Makeup and Hairstyling – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Production Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Sound Editing – American Sniper

Best Sound Mixing – Whiplash

Best Visual Effects – Interstellar

Best Short Film, Live Action – The Phone Call

Best Short Film, Animated – Feast

Best Documentary, Short Subject – Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1