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The Richest People in Fashion, Entertainment, and Athletics

Many industries produce various people who have become rich. These industries include fashion, entertainment, and athletics. Here is a list of the five richest people in these industries. 



Fashion 


Bernard Arnault 

Without a doubt, the richest person in fashion is Bernard Arnault with a net worth of 221.4 billion dollars. Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH, a French multinational holding, and conglomerate specializing in luxury goods. Many of the subsidiaries under LVMH are well-known brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Sephora. 




Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe and the second richest in the fashion industry, with a net worth of 113.2 billion dollars. Ortega is a co-founder and former chairman of Inditex, known for its Zara Fashion Chain. 






Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is one of the richest in the fashion industry and is currently the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of 91.4 billion dollars. Bettencourt Meyers is the heiress to L’Oreal and her family owns one-third of L’Oreal stock. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers also is a chairwoman of the company. 




Phil Knight 

Phil Knight is the co-founder of shoe giant Nike, and his net worth is 38.2 billion dollars. Phil Knight is currently retired from his position as chairman of the company in 2016. 


 




François Pinault 

François Pinault has a net worth of 28.3 billion dollars and is the honorary chairman of the luxury group Kering. Currently, Kering owns fashion brands such as Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Gucci.



     

Entertainment


George Lucas

George Lucas is well-known as a filmmaker who created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie franchises. His current net worth is 5.7 billion dollars and he is the richest celebrity. Lucas’s wealth is majorly due to him selling his production company Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 for more than 4 billion dollars in cash and stock. 




Steven Spielberg 

Steven Speilberg is one of the richest in the entertainment industry, with a net worth of 4.8 billion dollars. Steven Speilberg is a famous film director, producer, and screenwriter. Speilberg is known for hit movies including Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List. Speilberg continues to make money in exchange for a salary, as he negotiated to get a percentage of gross sales for his movies. 




Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a popular American talk show host who currently has a net worth of 2.8 billion dollars. Once Winfrey reached billionaire status in 2003 due to her show, she began building her brand through her production company and investments in areas such as real estate. 




Jay-Z

Jay-Z is a rapper and entrepreneur, who has a net worth of 2.5 billion dollars. Jay-Z has become a billionaire after selling a 50% stake in his champagne brand to LVMH for approximately 300 million dollars in 2021. He also sold a large stake in his cognac label to Bacardi for around 750 million dollars in 2023. 





Kim Kardashian 

Kim Kardashian is an American media personality and businesswoman. She currently has a net worth of 1.7 billion dollars due to her beauty and clothing companies. She currently owns a shapewear company called SKIMS, which is worth 4 billion dollars. She also owned a cosmetics brand, KKW Beauty, which she sold 20% of to Coty before she shut it down. 


Athletics



Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a businessman and former basketball player who has a net worth of 3.2 billion dollars. Jordan has made 1.8 billion dollars through partnerships with brands such as Nike. He also bought the Charlotte Hornets NBA team in 2010 for 175 million dollars but sold the team in 2023 for 3 billion dollars. 




Ion Tiriac

Ion Tiriac is a former tennis and ice hockey player but is currently a business mogul. Tiriac holds a net worth of 2.1 billion dollars at the moment. He is the head of the Tiriac Group, a conglomerate holding interests in real estate, financial services, and more. 




Anna Kasparzak 

Anna Kaspzrak is currently one of the richest athletes, with a net worth of 1.3 billion dollars. Kaspzrak is a Danish dressage rider and even competed in the 2012  2016 Olympics. A majority of Kaspzrak’s wealth comes from ECCO, a Danish shoes manufacturer which she owns sales of with her brother and her mom. 




Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer, who is known for being one of the best golf players of all time. Woods currently has a net worth of 1.3 billion dollars. Woods has made through many different ways. For instance, he has made approximately 1.8 billion dollars through his pro golf career. Additionally, Woods has a few investments, he cofounded TMRW Sports, a tech-focused venture, and is a partner in Nexxus, a luxury real estate venture.



Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is a former basketball player and entrepreneur. Johnson has a net worth of 1.2 billion dollars, making him one of the richest athletes. Johnson has built his wealth since his time playing for the NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He has made money through joint venture partnerships in many things, such as movie theaters and real estate. Additionally, Johnson also has a 60% ownership in Equitrust, a life insurance company that has grown substantially. He also has small ownership stakes in various sports teams. 



Overall, all of these industries have produced many celebrities who are currently reaching billionaire status through their careers. 



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