If you manage to become a big-time athlete, actor, or TV personality, you can earn riches beyond your wildest dreams.
Entertainment is a money machine that has turned poor people into millionaires and skyrocketed a fan of Broadway musicals into a billionaire.
While gathering together 12 shocking celebrity net worths, we wanted to focus on the positives and negatives of living a high-flying celebrity lifestyle.
Some of the celebrities we profile have turned their careers into cash cows while others have spent millions and even hundreds of millions of dollars on things they didn’t need — which lead to bankruptcy and even millions of dollars in debt.
Here are shocking celebrity net worths we couldn’t ignore.
12. Jimmy Buffett ($400 Million)
Jimmy Buffett has made millions of dollars from such hits as Cheeseburger in Paradise and Margaritaville. He also earns big money from his constant touring schedule. The famed singer is also a bestselling author and a restaurant chain executive.