Check out our compilation of super-rich celebs and their net worth – along with a few words of wisdom from the stars themselves…

At a spending rate of $1 million a day, it would take Bill Gates – the co-founder of Microsoft and the richest person in the world – an unbelievable 218 years to spend his estimated £51 billion ($79 billion) fortune!

Hot on his heels (well, almost) here are some of the world’s richest celebrities – along with a few words of advice on how to be successful – and super-rich!

Stephen King – net worth £259 million ($400 million)

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‘Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.’

 

Johnny Depp – net worth £259 million ($400 million)

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‘I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.’

 

Beyonce – net worth £291 million ($450 million)

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‘I can never be safe, I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.’

 

Matt Groening – net worth £324 million ($500 million)

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‘I’ll keep it short and sweet. Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.’

 

Dolly Parton – net worth £324 million ($500 million)

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‘If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.’

 

Simon Cowell – net worth £356 million ($550 million)

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‘The secret of my success is that I make other people money. And, never ever, ever, ever be ashamed about trying to earn as much as possible for yourself, if the person you’re working with is also making money. That’s life!’

 

Jay-Z – net worth £421 million ($650 million)

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‘Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything, because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.’

 

Madonna – net worth £517 million ($800 million)

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‘A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.’

 

JK Rowling – net worth £648 million ($1 billion)

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‘There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.’

 

Paul McCartney – net worth £785 billion ($1.2 billion)

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‘Somebody said to me, “But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.” That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, “Now, let’s write a swimming pool”.’

 

Oprah Winfrey – net worth £2.1 billion ($3.2 billion)

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‘Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.’

 

George Lucas – net worth £3.3 billion ($5.1 billion)

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‘From being a struggling, starving filmmaker to being incredibly successful in a period of a couple of years is quite a powerful experience, and not necessarily a good one.’