And what is your definition of a celebrity? In which category of life do your favorite wealthy celebrities fall? Are they your favorite movie actors or TV stars? Are they your favorite rock stars? Or are they your favorite entrepreneurs or big time businessmen that you admire, always wondering if you’ll ever be able to emulate them. That’s enough questions for today. Let’s give our take on why people like their celebrities rich, or not. If they’re not already rich, they’re among the worlds richest. While many of the highest paid actors in the entertainment business are a lot richer than most of the world’s business owners, they are not anywhere in the league of the world’s fifty richest billionaires.
In this top fifty list of the richest celebrities, you are going to find famous businessmen that have been hammering it out for many years. At the time of writing, Warren Buffett, executive chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, was listed as the world’s second richest billionaire. While he is a known genius for making accurate stock market and company forecasts, you must just remember that this old man has been in business a lot longer than most. In fact, he’s been working since most of our grandparents were even born. That’s a lot of years in anyone’s books.
And today, the old Oracle of Omaha is still working. There’s just no stopping this old man. He loves to work. There’s no such thing as ‘quit while you’re ahead’ in this old man’s vocabulary. He loves making money, lots of it apparently. Maybe some of you are not so interested in business. Maybe you’re more interested in the entertainment business and the superstars that keep it afloat. But have you ever wondered why these actors all get paid so much. Some say it’s actually quite disgusting. They have a point, when you think about it.
After all, here you get a guy making millions for telling jokes on TV every night. And there, usually in some war-torn country, you get good doctors with university training, years of experience and highly specialized medical skills getting paid next to nothing helping people critically in need. You would think that the doctor’s job is more important than the comedian’s. But apparently not. You have to look at it another way. The comedians and other famous actors are, in essence, generating high revenue for the companies producing their shows.
It’s their market value, you see. For all the entertaining work they do, it’s only fair that they get a slice of the entertainment cake. Or what do you think? Do you think that’s right? Okay, no more questions. No more, we promise. The fact of the matter is this. While these actors get paid in their millions, what they’re making, and that includes product endorsements, is still a drop in the ocean in comparison to what the big companies that they’re representing are making. Which is why these companies’ owners are in the world’s top fifty of richest billionaires.