Jeff Bezos

Say hello to the richest man on the planet. Since founding to his hugely successful e-commerce site Amazon in 1994, Bezos, 57, is now worth $178.1 billion, according to Forbes.

Bezos has since purchased The Washington Post and aerospace company Blue Origin. He has also pledged to help fight the coronavirus pandemic by donating $100 million to Feeding America.

MacKenzie Scott

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“This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling. Economic losses and health outcomes alike have been worse for women, for people of color, and for people living in poverty. Meanwhile, it has substantially increased the wealth of billionaires,” Scott wrote in the post.

Scott then promised that she is “far from completing” her pledge to give back, and encouraged others to also donate to any one of the 384 organizations researched by her advisers, including them all in a list at the end of her post.

Kanye West

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The music mogul, 43, was deemed a billionaire by Forbes in April 2020. The outlet reported his estimated worth is $1.3 billion, however, West claimed, “It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”

In March 2021Forbes updated its figures, saying the rapper is actually worth $6.6 billion, more than half of it thanks to his Yeezy brand. 

West also has $122 million in cash and stock and $110 million from his music catalog, alongside $1.7 billion in other assets, including estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS business. 

Tyler Perry

The entertainment magnate’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion by Forbes. The outlet reported on Sept. 1, 2020, that Perry, 51, has earned more than $1.4 billion in pretax income since 2005.
 
Perry currently owns Tyler Perry Studios, a 330-acre lot in Atlanta valued at $280 million where he films his TV shows and movies, all of which he owns. According to Forbes, the actor, director and producer also has a stake in the streamer BET+, $300 million in cash and investments and $40 million in homes and various possessions. However, Perry doesn’t keep all of his fortune to himself.

The Medea creator has become one of the most charitable celebrities, often quietly helping his own community in Atlanta as well as people whose stories draw his attention.

Oprah Winfrey

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With a net worth of $2.7 billion, Winfrey, 67, maintained her billionaire status in 2020, according to Forbes. The star’s ongoing wealth can be attributed to her hit talk show, which transitioned into a media empire, her OWN cable network, her partnership with Weight Watchers and her 2018 deal with Apple’s streaming service, which will allow her to create original content, including a book club, documentaries and TV series.

JAY-Z

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The entrepreneur, 51, is the first hip-hop artist to become a billionaire. 

Since his retirement from rap, JAY-Z has expanded his empire exponentially by focusing his efforts on building an art collection worth $70 million, purchasing real estate worth $50 million, creating Tidal, a music streaming service worth $100 million, partnering with Bacardi to create D’Ussé, a cognac which is now worth $100 million, founding Roc Nation, a media company that represents the world’s top artists and athletes, worth $75 million, and more, according to Forbes. In March 2021, his net worth was listed at $1.4 billion.

Michael Jordan

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The unstoppable Chicago Bulls star, 58, is valued at $1.6 billion, per Forbes, but much of that comes from his endorsements with brands like Nike and Gatorade. 

Elon Musk

The star is known best for founding Tesla Inc. in 2003 and SpaceX, his rocket company, which is now valued at more than $46 billion, according to the outlet.

Michael Bloomberg

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“Millions of lives depend on getting the coronavirus response right – and so does the economic and social health of communities around the world,” Bloomberg, 79,  said in a statement. “We need to slow transmission of the virus and minimize the impact of the outbreak in all countries.”

As of March 2021, his net worth was listed at $59 billion.