Monthly Archives: October 2013

How much is Alicia Keys’ Net Worth? $60 Million!

Alicia Keys, who was born Alicia Augello Cook, was born on January 15, 1981, in New York, New York. Alicia Keys married rapper Swizz Beatz in July 2010 after only dating for several months. The two had their first child together, Egypt, less than three months after they were married on October 14, 2010.

Alicia Keys is best known for her musical career, but she has also appeared in several films and television shows. Keys’ first taste of show business came at the age of 4 when she appeared on an episode of “The Cosby Show” in 1985. Keys’ first album, “Song in A Minor,” would be released in 2001. It would be come a smash hit and earn Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Keys has released five albums during her career. The most recent, “Girl on Fire,” was released in 2012. Her five albums have gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide. The success of her musical career would allow Keys to continue her acting career. She even directed her first film, “Five,” in 2011.


Alicia Keys currently has a net worth of $60 million, and it is continuing to rise. While Keys earns money from her album sales and film roles, most of her earnings come from her concerts. She is currently making just over $500,000 for each concert. Keys is currently in the middle of 78 show concert tour that spans 31 different countries. She has already made $30 million on the first 52 shows of her tour. If she continues on her current pace, then Keys will make roughly $40 million in 2013 just off of her live performances.

 

How much is Dolly Parton’s Net Worth? $450 Million!

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee. She began singing as a child, and rose quickly to prominence as a country, bluegrass and gospel musician. She has also had a successful acting career and has owned a number of businesses such as the Tennessee theme park Dollywood, a film production company and a line of wigs. Parton has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966. They do not have any children.

As a child, Parton performed on local radio in Tennessee and once appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. Her 1967 debut album Hello, I’m Dolly marked the beginning of her country music career. The album charted at #11 on the U.S. Top Country Albums and produced two hit singles which landed her a spot on The Porter Wagoner Show. Over the next 46 years Parton would go on to have 8 gold, 5 platinum and one double platinum albums in the United States as well as a high level of international success. She was also a popular performer in Las Vegas, where she made a salary of $350,000 per week. Parton has also done well financially in her film career. 6 of the 12 films she has appeared in have taken in over $100 million. Dollywood’s financials are not available to the public, but it consistently has seen 1.5 to 2.5 million visitors per year since it opened in 1986. Parton has also written five books, including two autobiographies and a children’s book.


In 2012 Parton experienced a significant boost in earnings as a result of the death of Whitney Houston due to sales of the hit song “I Will Always Love You”, which Parton originally wrote and recieves royalties for. Parton is currently estimated to have a net worth of $450 million dollars.

 

How much is ‘s Net Worth? $75 Million!

Johnny Knoxville was born Phillip John Clapp in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March, 11, 1971. He has been married to Naomi Nelson since 2010. The couple currently has two children together, Rocko and Arlo. Knoxville also has a child, Madison, with his first wife Melanie Lynn Cates. Knoxville and Cates were married 14 years before they got divorced in 2008.

Johnny Knoxville became famous throughout the world as a daredevil on the “Jackass” television series and films. Knoxville left Tennessee for Hollywood shortly after graduating high school to become an actor. Once his career did not take off, he eventually came up with the idea for “Jackass.” Knoxville has used the fame he gained from his daredevil stunts to earn several high profiling acting gigs. Some of his film roles include “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Men in Black II” and “The Last Stand.” He will also be starring in an upcoming movie entitled “Bad Grandpa” that he wrote and produced that is based on one of his characters from “Jackass.”


Johnny Knoxville’s net worth is currently estimated at $75 million. Knoxville only earned a few million dollars in 2012 from two small movie roles in “Fun Size” and “Nature Calls.” It is estimated that he was payed over $5 million in 2013 for his role in “The Last Stand” and several other films. Johnny Knoxville can see a significant rise in his net worth if his upcoming film “Bad Grandpa” becomes a hit. Knoxville is also earning an unknown amount of money each year from residuals he earns from the “Jackass” franchise.

 

How much is Daymond John’s Net Worth? $300 Million!

In 1992, young entrepreneur and designer Daymond John founded the brand FUBU, which stands for “For Us, By Us.” FUBU pioneered the urban apparel market space in the fashion industry. Born February 23, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY, Daymond John grew up in Hollis, Queens, NY the birthplace of hip-hop music. He was continually surrounded by influential people and ideas that, combined with his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, sparked the young man to create and sell affordable products representative of the urban hip-hop culture. Daymond learned to dream and work hard from his mother, a single parent who served as a flight attendant for American Airlines among multiple other jobs. Daymond’s mother played a key role in the development of FUBU by teaching her son to sew, mortgaging her home to pay for FUBU’s initial expenses, and even using the home as a makeshift factory for FUBU apparel.

Daymond’s success as an entrepreneur exploded once rapper LL Cool J, also from Hollis, sported a t-shirt with the FUBU logo during a promotional advertising campaign. Daymond rented a hotel room near a trade show in Las Vegas and returned to Hollis with over $300,000 in orders. Soon thereafter, FUBU had contracts with Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and the National Basketball Association. Daymond signed a distribution deal with the South Korean company Samsung. At its peak in 1998, FUBU’s annual sales reached $350 million. Since its inception, FUBU has had more than $6 billion in sales around the globe. In addition to his FUBU success, from 2009 on, Daymond John has been a regular host of the hit TV series “Shark Tank,” where he serves as an angel investor for businesses looking to go to the next level. Daymond also assists such entities and celebrities as Shopify, rapper Pitbull, and the Miss Universe Organization to increase their revenue and expand their brand. Additionally, Daymond has become an author and motivational speaker.


With so much success, Daymond John’s estimated net worth is $300 million. Although FUBU sales have declined significantly in the United States, FUBU has had a “rebirth” of sorts with a surge of sales in South Korea.

 

How much is Brody Jenner’s Net Worth? $10 Million!

Brody Jenner was born August 21, 1982, to songwriter Linda Thompson and Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner. He is widely known as the step-brother to the Kardashians siblings and as the half-brother to Kendell and Kylie Jenner. He grew up in Los Angeles, California. He is not married, but has dated entertainment notables like Nicole Richie, Avril Levigne, and Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole.

Jenner is best known as a model and television personality. He has appeared as a model for OP, Guess clothing, Cosmogirl magazine, and Agent Provacateur underwear. His first television appearance was in 2005 on the television show Princes of Malibu alongside his mother, step father David Foster, brother Brandon, and friend Spencer Pratt. The show was cancelled after Thompson filed for divorce from Foster. MTV launched a spin-off series from Laguna Beach entitled The Hills with Lauren Conrad. Jenner appeared on the show when he began a relationship with Conrad. The relationship with Conrad ended the friendship between Jenner and Pratt. This led to the 2009 MTV show Bromance, which Jenner hosted and served as executive producer. The premise of the show was to find a reality show competition to find a new friend to replace Pratt. The winner received an all-expense paid one year stay in a fully-furnished Los Angeles penthouse, a new car, and the privilege of hanging out with Jenner. Jenner made occasional appearances on his family’s show Keeping up with the Kardashians before joining as a member of the cast during the eighth season.


Brody Jenner continues to earn money through modeling and television appearances. He earns a reported $15,000 for each appearance on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In all, Brody Jenner is worth approximately $10 million.

 

How much is Tony Hawk’s Net Worth? $120 Million!

Anthony Frank Hawk, better known as Tony Hawk and nicknamed “The Birdman” is a professional skateboarder. Tony Hawk was born on May 12, 1968 in San Diego, Ca. to the parents of Frank Peter Rupert and Nancy Hawk. As a child, he was very active and had high standards for himself. On one occasion after a poor performance during a baseball game Tony was so distraught that he ran off hid in a ravine and refused to come out. His parents had to beg him for hours to come out, forcing his father to drag him out of his hiding place. He was so frustrated with himself while growing up that his parents out of concern took him to see a psychologist. The doctor informed his parents that nothing was wrong and they should find something that the boy could do to improve his self-esteem. Ultimately, Tony found a solution all by himself by becoming a skateboarder.

At the age of 12, Hawk was so good that he received a sponsorship from a company called Dogtown Skateboards. At 14, he became a professional skateboarder and by the age of 16, he was one the best in the world. By the time Tony was 25, he had competed in 103 events winning 73 of them and finishing second 19 times. With his earnings, he and a fellow pro skateboarder named Per Welinder started a company called Birdhouse. The company eventually became the biggest and best known skate franchise in the world and Tony was also signing lucrative endorsement deals. In 1999, he joined with Activision to create the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game franchise. He also started a company called Hawk Clothing making skating clothes for children. Tony Hawk was married three times, they all ended in divorce, and he has four children.


Now days, he makes regular appearances on television, films and hosts a weekly show on Sirius XM. He still runs his skateboarding company and participates in his extreme sports tour called Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam. His net worth is estimated to be 120 million dollars. He has donated more than 3.2 million dollars through his Tony Hawk foundation building 450 skate parks for children across the United States.

 

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