Aliko Dangote_ $11.2 B As of March 2012
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, MFR, GCON is a Nigerian self-made business magnate, with an estimated net worth of $11.2 billion USD as of March 2012.Nigerian commodities titan Aliko Dangote is also Africa's cement king. In February, Dangote announced the opening of a new $1 billion Nigerian cement plant, which is expected to increase his company's production volume by 40% in that country
Oprah Winfrey_$165 million
Oprah is top on list for richest celebs. Thanks to HARPO INC
she's really Her talk show also gave way to every bit of success.
She represents success and she has giving hope to other women out there
to stand out no matter what.
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you".
Michael Bay_$160 million
47-year-old Director of transformers Michael Bay is reaping the rewards from billion dollar spin-offs such as toys, theme park rides and more.A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and The Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award nominations. He also filmed advertisements for Nike, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Miller Lite. He won the Grand Prix Clio for Commercial of the Year for his "Got Milk/Aaron Burr" commercial.
Steven Spielberg: $130 million
Forbes believe that Spielberg's move into TV with shows like Smash and Terra Nova has helped catapult him to third place along with the cash he earns from his cut of ticket sales at Universal Studios.Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres.
Jerry Bruckheimer_$115 million
If you haven't seen a Bruckheimer film, you've been living under a rock for the last ten years. Think Johnny Depp in pirate clothes and most other Disney classics.
Dr. Dre: $110 million
Andre Romelle Young, professionally known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, and occasional actor.
This one might surprise you but the rapper's wealth is actually thanks to a line of headphones. He sold 51% of his stake in the company which produced Dr. Dre Beats to HTC for $300 million.