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Manny Pacquiao Net Worth

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    The vast majority of the population only knows Manny Pacquiao as a boxer. While he’s definitely one of the best fighters to have stepped into the ring, Pacquiao is a lot more than just a boxer. In his long career Pacquiao has not only been a fighter, but also a professional basketball player, actor, singer, TV host, and now a Senator of the Philippines. When it comes to his incredible wealth, though – boxing definitely makes up for the biggest piece of that pie. Today, the PacMan’s net worth is estimated at around $190 million.

    Before Pacquiao would go on to become the first and only eight-division world champion, he was a huge underdog in the boxing world. Let’s rewind. At the age of 14, Pacquiao was living in poverty, often barely scraping by. After his parents split up, Pacquiao left his family and moved to Manila where he would roam the streets and spend most nights sleeping in a cardboard box.

    Like in every true rags to riches story, the protagonist’s luck finally begins to change – same was true for Pacquiao two long years later. He turned pro at 16, weighing in at just 98 pounds (which was 7 pounds lighter than the minimumweight division). Later, Pacquiao admitted to putting weights in his pocket in order to make the 105lb cut off.

    Since making his debut, Pacquiao won the majority of his fights, and his style (and story) quickly earned him supporters. He went on to climb weight classes and dominated opponents in each, and at the end of 2009, he was named “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America. At one point he was also rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the word.

    Manny-Pacquiao

    Outside of boxing, Pacquiao had a brief basketball career in the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association). Fun fact – he was the oldest, and the shortest rookie ever drafted into the PBA. He was also a dual athlete, which was another first.

    Pacquiao’s hard work has made him very successful in a number of various (often unrelated) career fields. Today, he is the serving as Senator of the Philippines – a position he’s held since 2010. Although his first attempt at a seat in the House of Representatives was an utter failure, he came back strong and dominated his opponents in 2010 – winning by a landslide victory.

    Today, Pacquiao lives in a $7.5 mansion in Lagao Village, General Santos City. His property is well known by locals, and the estate has been dubbed “Pacman’s Mansion.” The house spans over two stories and features a billiards room, a gym, a sauna, an entertainment center, and a recording studio. Most of the furniture in the house has been reported from Italy and Japan. Also on the property, you can find the servants’ quarters and a boxing glove shaped swimming pool.

    In his garage, you will find a single Ferrari 458 Italia, which he purchased back in 2011. The car cost him more than $525,000, but its superb performance and sporty look have been more than worth it.

    Aside from his nice house and car, Pacquiao doesn’t spend much money on flashy possessions. Instead, he took it upon himself to better the local community by starting a nonprofit foundation of his own.

    The charity has been raising money for those in need, and since its inception, the organization has provided resources to thousands of needy children. On top of that, Pacquiao says that he signs at least 50 checks a day – usually for hospital bills.

    Pacquiao says that his doors are always open and that he welcomes visitors. Many locals do come by, usually asking for help. The boxer has a heart of gold and does everything in his power to help out those in need. He regularly sponsors medical missions and donates a fair bit of cash towards scholarship programs for underprivileged youths.

    Bow Wow Net Worth

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      His friends and family know him as Shad Gregory Moss, but most of his fans only recognize him by his stage name – Bow Wow. The Columbus, Ohio born rapper is 29 years old, but he’s been making music since he was just 6 years old. Outside of hip hop, Moss has seen a bit of screen time as an actor. Between music, acting, and other business ventures, Bow Wow managed to amass an estimated net worth of $15 million.

      Reportedly, Moss first became interested in rap at the age of three. By the time he was six, he already developed a rapping style, and started performing recreationally under the moniker “Kid Gangsta.” His act was quite popular, so little Moss was able to sell out venues and perform in front of an impressive audience from a young age.

      It was during one of these performances that Moss was first noticed by hip hop legend Snoop Dogg. After seeing him perform on stage, Snoop gave Moss the nickname of “Lil’ Bow Wow,” which the rapper used for a few years. After releasing his first album, Moss dropped the “Lil” and went by simply “Bow Wow,” instead.

      Arguably, it was that interaction with Snoop Dogg that can be credited with the start of Bow Wow’s professional career. There was a lot of media coverage at the time, and young Moss was starting to get his name out there.

      When he was just 11 years old, Bow Wow met with Jermaine Dupri – a record producer that ultimately kickstarted his career. At the age of 13, he released his first album, and several tracks quickly became hits. One of the songs on the album also featured Snoop Dogg, which at the time was a sure way to the top of the rap charts.

      Since then, Bow Wow has continued making music, and several of his projects have been certified platinum. To date, he’s sold more than 10 million records. Aside from music, Moss did a fair bit of acting. His acting career started with guest appearances on Moesha as well as The Steve Harvey Show.

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      Bow Wow has come a long way from his humble beginning, and has since starred in a number of larger productions, including: Roll Bounce, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and a few others. He also had a large supporting role on CSI: Cyber, a CSI spinoff that aired for two seasons between 2013 and 2015.

      Although the rapper has several well performing records under his belt, he recently announced his retirement from the hip hop industry. It’s unclear where his career will take him next, but theoretically, Moss has more than enough money to last him until the end of his days – assuming he learns how to budget.

      Today, the entertainer is shelling out $12,000 a month to rent a luxe mansion in Hollywood hills, right next to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. That said, Bow Wow didn’t want to publicly admit that the house was leased, and even suggested that he purchased the mansion via an Instagram post. Regardless of the ownership situation, Bow Wow is definitely living the high life.

      In his garage you’ll find an impressive collection of exotic cars, including a bright orange Lamborghini Murcielago, Range Rover Sport, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Continental GT, Porsche 911 Turbo, and a few others.

      When it comes to clothing, Bow Wow isn’t much of a fashion snob. While he does dress quite nicely, many of his outfits are affordable by the average person. He’s often spotted in simple khakis, denim, and a pair of nikes. That said, he also owns a fairly large collection of designer brands like YSL, Dita, Hermes, and others.

      Young Thug Net Worth

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        Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an Atlanta based rapper. Williams has been writing and recording music for a long time, but the entertainer got his first taste of fame in 2014 with the commercial debut of his first single – “Stoner.” Since then, the 25 year old musician has been collaborating with big name artists, and his popularity has been steadily growing. Today, he’s worth an estimated $1.5 million, but that number is rapidly increasing.

        Williams was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and he is the youngest of his ten siblings. His early days are mostly undocumented, but what we do know is that Williams’ career began in 2011, when he was 20 years old.

        Between 2011 and 2013, Young Thug released three mixtapes from his “I came from nothing” series. The tapes eventually caught the attention of Gucci Mane, who also happens to be an Atlanta based rapper. Impressed with his flow and lyricism, Gucci Mane signed the young talent to his own label.

        This was a great first step for Williams, as this record deal allowed him to continue making music, while at the same time growing his following. In 2013, some of his music finally started to get the well deserved recognition. Complex, along with several other magazines, have ranked a few Young Thug projects incredibly well.

        Not everyone was a fan, though. In 2015, Bill Gates offered the rapper $9,000,000 to stop putting out music. He was quoted saying the following – “I may not be an avid rap listener, but i sure heard Young Thug’s music and instantly went into depression.” Ouch!

        In 2014, Young Thug finally got his big break. In January of that year Williams revealed that he was offered $1.5 million to sign to Future’s label, Freebandz. Around that same time, Thug went on to record several hits with Kanye West, Chief Keef, and Rich Homie Quan. These high profile collaborations helped him cement his own name within the hip hop industry.

        Needless to say, Young Thug remains active to this day. As his following continues to grow, so does his paycheck. Today, the young rapper is worth a modest $1.5 million, but that figure will at least double within the next couple of years.

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        In fact, his net worth might already be much higher than the commonly accepted estimate. The reason being, the rapper recently purchased brand new cars and houses for all of his siblings – and considering that he has 10 of them, financing all of that real estate with just $1.5 million seems unlikely.

        Despite buying houses for his entire family, Young Thug himself doesn’t own any real estate. Instead, the rapper rents a gorgeous mansion in San Francisco. The 9,000 square foot home is reportedly running up tab of $7,500 a month.

        For the price, the rapper is getting 8 freshly renovated rooms, 8.5 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, a movie theater, countless fireplaces, a guest house. On top of all that, the property boasts a fountain and a regulation size tennis court.

        In his garage you’ll find a few hot rides, including his favourite car – the Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51 convertible. Young Thug is no stranger to traveling in style, so when he isn’t driving, he’s usually flying on a privately chartered jet.

        Although he doesn’t yet own a jet of his own, the rapper is not shy to share pictures of himself flying in one. If you follow him on instagram, then you’re already aware of just how lavish his lifestyle actually is.

        The rapper often posts photos and videos of himself wearing diamond encrusted watches, gold chains, and designer clothes. Other popular subjects of his social media posts are beautiful women and stacks of hundred dollar bills.

        At the rate his career is going, Young Thug is well on his way to becoming incredibly wealthy. Hopefully the young rapper smartens up, and slows down his run ins with the law.

        Selena Gomez Net Worth

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          Selena Gomez is one of the most popular people on the planet (at least according to Instagram). As most of you already know, Selena Gomez is a prominent singer and songwriter. Although she is just 24 years old, Selena has been in showbusiness since she was just 10 years old. Most millennials have come to love her for her breakout role on the television series – Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired more than 100 episodes. Between television, public appearances, and her very fruitful music career, Selena Gomez managed to amass a net worth of nearly $50 million.

          Selena was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had a fairly rough childhood. Her parents got a divorce when she was just five years old, and from that point on she lived with her mother. Considering that Selena’s mom was just 16 years old when she had her, it was tough for her to provide for the pair. In an old interview, her mother recalled having to buy spaghetti from the dollar store just to keep themselves fed.

          It wasn’t all bad, though. As a child, Selena recalls watching her mom perform. She was a relatively unknown stage actress, but she would always invite Selena to come and watch. These performances quickly sparked an interest in young Gomez, and the future popstar developed a passion for the entertainment industry. She decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps, and started auditioning for as many roles as she could.

          Interesting fact – Selena first met her close friend Demi Lovato during an audition for Barney and Friends. Both girls were successful in getting a role, and their acting careers took off. While working on the series, Selena continued to audition for other roles. In 2003 she landed a small role in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and that was all the experience she needed to join Disney.

          After auditioning for a few Disney TV shows, including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Hannah Montana, and Lizzie McGuire, Selena eventually landed the lead role on the super successful children’s sitcom – Wizards of Waverly Place. After securing this role, she and her mother moved to Hollywood and the rest is history.

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          The series went on to become a huge success, effectively kickstarting Selena’s mainstream popularity. While working on Wizards of Waverly Place, Gomez began to develop an interest in music. Just as the TV show was wrapping up, Selena took advantage of her momentum to launch her music career. In 2012 she released her first album, and became an overnight hit.

          Today, the young superstar has more money than she knows what to do with. She recently purchased a gorgeous $4.4 million home in Calabasas, California. The luxe mansion spans over 7,700 square feet and packs more amenities than you can imagine.

          Aside from the six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a private theaters, a large living area, and an eat-in kitchen, the property boasts a large outdoor swimming pool. Next to the pool you can find a spacious outdoor kitchen with a brick pizza oven – talk about paying homage to her Italian heritage.

          Interestingly enough, Selena’s car preference leaves something to be desired. Although the singer has enough money to drive literally any vehicle on the market, she chooses to cruise around Hollywood Hills in a very modest Ford Escape. Aside from the Ford, Selena has also been spotted roaming around on a teal Vespa. It’s probably fair to say that the young popstar doesn’t care too much about keeping up with the Joneses.

          Aside from setting herself up with a great life, Selena does a lot philanthropic work. She is publically associated with more than a dozen charities, including 10×10, A Day Made Better, Alliance for Children’s RIghts, Free The Children, Teen Cancer America, and plenty of others. She is very passionate about helping underprivileged children, and aside from donating thousands of dollars to various causes, Selena has been a UNICEF Ambassador since 2009.

          Lady Gaga Net Worth

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            Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, but much better known by her stage name, Lady Gaga, is one of the most popular women in Hollywood. The entertainer first came to fame as a singer and songwriter, but since then she’s dabbled in acting, too. Although she’s been active since 2001, Gaga didn’t receive worldwide recognition until 2008, when she released her debut album, The Fame. Since the release of the record, the singer dominated the charts and attracted millions of fans. Her fruitful career in the entertainment industry accounts for much of her $275 million net worth.

            Before Lady Gaga became one of the best-selling musicians of all time, she attended New York University, where she studied arts. During this time she lived with her parents in a cushy Manhattan home, where she led a relatively stress-free life.

            When she was 19 years old, Gaga decided to drop out of school and pursue her music career instead. Her first couple of projects involved tracks for an audiobook, and although the gig wasn’t very prestigious, it was a necessary stepping stone for her career.

            Over the next couple of years Gaga went on to form a band, and together they recorded and performed all over New York. Her popularity was steadily growing, and the young singer was quickly becoming a local sensation.

            In 2007 she met RedOne – a songwriter and producer that wanted to collaborate with the up and coming Gaga. Around that same time, an Interscope Imprint – Cherrytree Records offered Gaga a record deal, and the rest is history.

            A year after getting signed, Lady Gaga released her first studio album, which was very well received. Since the release of the album, her popularity spiked and each subsequent record seemed to do a little better than the last. Although she’s not as popular today as she once was, Lady Gaga sold 27 million albums, and more than 146 million singles throughout her career, which is no small feat by any stretch.

            Her impressive numbers have also set a dozen Guinness World Records, earned her countless awards, and of course made her filthy rich.

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            Today the superstar lives in a stunning Malibu mansion. The singer reportedly dropped upwards of $23 million on the 10,000 square foot compound. Not only does the house have access to gorgeous mountain and ocean views, but the property itself spans over 6 acres of immaculately maintained land.

            Although the home has “only” five bedrooms, the rest of the space is comprised of a gym, a home theater, a bowling alley, an 800-bottle wine cellar, and more. The property also boasts a large saltwater pool and jacuzzi.

            Aside from the Malibu mansion, Gaga also owns her childhood home on the upper west side of New York City. Although she doesn’t spend much time there now, Gaga is holding on to it for sentimental reasons.

            In her garage, you’ll find at least half a dozen uber expensive rides. She’s most often spotted in a shiny black Lincoln MKZ. As far as luxury sedans go, the MKZ is just about as good as it gets. She also owns a Chevrolet Suburban, Mercedes-Benz GL450, Porsche Panamera, Rolls Royce Corniche III, and a classy Audi R8.

            While there’s no debate that the popstar lives in absolute luxury, she also does a fair bit for the less fortunate. She publicly supports nearly two dozen charities, including Alzheimer’s Association, American Foundation for AIDS Research, RedCross, Stand Up to Cancer, and many others.

            In 2012, Lady Gaga also launched her own nonprofit dubbed the Born This Way Foundation, which sets out to inspire and support youth in order to create a new generation of kindness, acceptance, and empowerment. In the past, the singer also partnered with M.A.C to create a lipstick. With Gaga’s name on the brand, the new line of cosmetics was quite successful, and together with M.A.C, Gaga raised more than $202 million for HIV and AIDS research. `

            Ryan Seacrest Net Worth

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              If you’ve watched even the slightest amount of television in the last decade (or turned on a radio), then you probably already know who Ryan Seacrest is. Although he’s done a fair bit of work in the industry, he’s best known for hosting the popular talent competition show, American Idol. Many of his other fans will recognize him as a radio personality and producer. Seacrest has been active since 1990, and over the course of his career he’s earned countless awards and a whole lot of cash. Today, most estimates peg his net worth somewhere around the $350 million mark.

              Like most successful people in their craft, Seacrest had a passion for radio since an early age. His mother says that instead of playing with action figures, little Ryan would set up pretend microphones all over the house and “put on shows.”

              His radio career started incredibly early, too. When he was just 16 years old (and still in high school), Ryan won an internship to an Atlanta based radio station. During his internship, Seacrest learned the basics of broadcasting and started to get more comfortable around a microphone. Although the internship didn’t include any air time, the producer ended up putting him on the show when one of the other team members called in sick.

              Since then, Seacrest knew that he had a true passion for radio. Upon graduating from highschool, he went on to study journalism at the University of Georgia. He lasted a little more than a year before dropping out and moving to Hollywood to pursue his dream.

              About a year after his risky relocation, 20-year-old Ryan Seacrest managed to score his first major gig as a host of ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge. This gig set off the chain reaction of dominos that shaped the entirety of his lengthy career.

              After numerous radio gigs, Seacrest turned to television, making his debut appearance as the co-host of American Idol. The series went on to be a huge success, and Seacrest quickly ended up in the middle of the national spotlight. From there on out, he remained in the limelight, continuing to captivate his worldwide audience.

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              Between radio, film, and television – Seacrest has had quite a bit of financial success. Today, the 41-year-old is worth more than $350 million, and that figure continues to grow.

              In the meantime, Seacrest is living out his days on a beautiful three acre compound. The 9,200 square foot estate reportedly cost the entertainer a cool $49 million. The main building on the property boasts 9 bedrooms and tons of living space. Also within the compound you can find two guesthouses and a separate three-bedroom house. Fun fact – before Seacrest purchased the lavish Beverly Hills property, it used to belong to Ellen DeGeneres.

              Unlike many of his peers (at least those with net worths of $100 million plus) Seacrest doesn’t feel the need to own a dozen cars. In his garage you’ll find a fairly modest, yet tasteful, automobile collection. He’s often spotted cruising around in either a Bentley or a stunning Aston Martin DB9. He also has a matte black Range Rover and a Mercedes S-Class.

              Although he’s done quite well for himself, Seacrest is far from greedy. In fact, the radio host publically supports nearly two dozen charities, including the Red Cross, LA’s Promise, Feeding America, Stand Up To Cancer, and many others.

              Aside from donating thousands of dollars to charity, he’s even started a nonprofit of his own. In 2010, he launched the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seriously ill or injured children. It’s probably fair to say that the television personality is definitely doing his part.

              Tyler Perry Net Worth

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                When it comes to entertainment, Tyler Perry is truly a jack of all trades. Although he might be best known as an actor, his resume is a lot more diverse than that. Since becoming a Hollywood superstar, Perry has been involved in virtually all aspects of the entertainment industry. Between acting, producing, directing, writing, and songwriting, Perry has nearly 20 years of multimedia experience. His career also proved to be quite fruitful, considering that today, the superstar is worth more than $450 million.

                There’s no debate that Perry is living a life that most of us can’t even imagine, but his childhood was far less glamourous. Perry grew up in Louisiana, and was one of four kids in the house. His father had quite the temper (to say the least) and would often beat all of the kids even for the smallest misdeeds.

                In a later interview, Perry admitted that at one point during his childhood he had attempted to commit suicide in an effort to escape his father’s brutal beatings. His mother on the other hand, was kind and compassionate. She would take the kids to church in order to provide some refuge.

                The rest of his childhood wasn’t that great either. Perry never finished high school, although he did eventually get his GED. Despite his academics, Perry found a passion for writing and decided to pursue it.

                At the age of 20, he wrote a series of letters to himself, which were later used to create his breakthrough musical, I Know I’ve Been Changed. A year later, young Perry took all of his life savings (about $12,000) and moved to Atlanta, where his musical finally hit the stage.

                Although (financially speaking) the performance was a failure, and Perry ended up losing nearly all of his money, he was more motivated than ever. He continued to write, and eventually got his big break. Since then, his plays have earned several hundred million dollars, and more than 2 million people have seen a performance that he has written.

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                As his writing career took off, Perry branched out to film, and later television. As you can see, his professional history is quite elaborate, and we could go on. But the point of this article is to highlight his impressive net worth. With that said, let’s take a look at what $450 million can buy.

                For starters, Perry has at least three homes. His primary residence is a 16,000 square foot mansion in Georgia. The property features a waterfall, tennis court, two prayer gardens, and an amphitheater. The house itself boasts 6 bedrooms, including a massive 4,000 square foot master suite.

                His other properties include a $13.5 million Los Angeles mansion and an $8 million estate in Atlanta. Needless to say, all of his homes are absolutely stunning, inside and out.

                It’s not uncommon for a successful actor to have three homes, but it’s far less common for one to have three homes and an island. Perry bought his Bahamian paradise in 2009, and since then he’s commissioned a 14,000 square foot house, along with 6 smaller bungalows for some of his friends.

                Getting to the island would have been difficult without a private jet, luckily Perry owns one. His Gulfstream III is equipped with theater lighting, a 42 inch TV, and many other luxe amenities. When on the ground, Perry also gets around in style. Although he owns multiple cars, he’s most often spotted in either a Bentley GT sports coupe, or a Rolls Royce Ghost.

                There’s no arguing that Tyler Perry has got it made, but he doesn’t keep his entire fortune to himself. He’s no stranger to philanthropy, and he publicly supports more than a dozen charitable causes. On top of donating handsomely to a number of nonprofits, he also started his own. The Tyler Perry Foundation was established with the goal of empowering economically disadvantaged youth.

                T.I. Net Worth

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                  Just like the vast majority of hip hop artists, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. is best known by his stage name. At first he went by the moniker of TIP, but most will recognize him as T.I. The Atlanta based rapper has been active for just over two decades, and in that time he’s managed to attract millions of fans, and amass an impressive $50 million net worth – not too shabby!

                  Although most know him as a rapper, Harris is actually much more than that. Since getting his big break in the industry, T.I. has been not only a rapper, but a singer, songwriter, producer, actor, author, television personality, and entrepreneur.

                  T.I. earned much of his well-deserved fame by popularizing the hip hop subgenre of “trap music.” To date, the entertainer released 10 studio albums, most of which reached the top 5 of the US Billboard 200 chart during their peak. Combined, his albums sold well into the millions.

                  Despite being active since late 1996, T.I. remained relatively unknown until 2003 –which was around the time that he scored his first high-profile feature. Almost immediately after getting a verse on Bone Crusher’s hit single, Never Scared, T.I.’s career took off.

                  Most would agree that if T.I. hadn’t done anything outside of music, he would still be considered a very successful entertainer. While that might be true, Harris wasn’t satisfied with being a “one trick pony” so he decided to give acting a shot.

                  In 2006 he starred in a drama (based loosely around his own life), and found himself very interested in the genre. He went on to star in a number of other films including American Gangster, Takers, Identity Their, Get Hard, and a few others. In fact, acting may likely become a much bigger part of his paycheck in the near future. In 2015, the entertainer signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television. The details of the deal remain unknown, so we’ll have to wait and see what comes of that.

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                  Aside from being extremely active in the entertainment industry, Harris also opened a nightclub in Bankhead, Atlanta – a business venture that proved quite fruitful. He has also made some serious dough through endorsements from giants like Chevrolet, social network StreetCred, Remy Martin Cognac, Axe body spray, and many others.

                  Combined, his hard work and ambition have net the 35 year old an impressive $50 million to date, but that number is steadily growing.

                  Today, the entertainer lives close to home – Champions Park, Atlanta. He purchased his 5,500 square foot mansion in 2005 for just under $1 million, but the house went up in value significantly over the last decade.

                  The estate is fairly modest compared to some of his peers, but the five bedroom, four bathroom home is hard to complain about. Especially when there’s a large pool on the property.

                  When it comes to car, though, T.I. doesn’t mess around. In his garage you’ll find a pimped out Ferrari 599 GTB, a Bentley Mulsanne, a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Dodge Challenger, and a few others.

                  Aside from taking care of himself and his loved ones, T.I. likes to give back. In the past he’s partnered with a number of organizations to provide support to needy members of the community. Most recently, he partnered with the Veterans Empowerment Organizations to help provide veterans with a safety net – including housing, meals, health care, and more.

                  Aside from generously giving to a number of charities, T.I. also helps raise awareness for a few others. Regardless of what you think of him as a rapper or actor, his philanthropic efforts deserve recognition.

                  Paris Hilton Net Worth

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                    Paris Hilton is the perfect example of what you can accomplish as a beautiful female born into an extremely wealthy family. For those not in the know, Paris Hilton is the granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Paris is a socialite, television personality, model, and actress. Aside from being related to the hotel conglomerate, Hilton first started to get recognition as a model.

                    Her popularity peaked earlier this decade, but during her prime the tabloids loved to report on her short-lived relationships and her over the top, extravagant, lifestyle. That said, it’s hard to be modest with a nest egg of more than $100 million and access to some of the most influential people on the planet.

                    Paris was born in New York City, but grew up in Los Angeles. She had a very privileged childhood, and access to an influx of opportunity. That said, she was expelled from high school for repeatedly violating school rules. Although she briefly switched schools, Hilton ended up dropping out entirely – she eventually returned to earn her GED certificate.

                    When she was 19, Paris started to model professionally under T Management – an agency owned by Donald Trump. As a teen model, Hilton saw a fair bit of success, and started to gain national attention. Unfortunately, she was usually in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The Vanity Fair went as far as to call Hilton a “young party girl who grew up a little too fast.”

                    You know what they say – “no press is bad press,” and that notion holds especially true in Paris’ case. As she was starting to get noticed, she was offered her first movie role. Granted her screen time was very limited, but it was a way for her to get her foot in the door.

                    Since then, the socialite went on to star in a number of other films and television shows. Outside of media, Paris wrote a book, and started a few businesses – one of which is a canine apparel line, Little Lily by Paris Hilton. Fun fact – Paris has 17 dogs of her own, so Little Lily came from a place of passion.

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                    Despite her often questionable behaviour, Paris has been quite successful with most of her ventures. Today, the star makes about $350,000 per DJ gig and anywhere between $25,000 to $100,000 per party or club appearance.

                    She was also set to receive a large chunk of her father’s inheritance, but he decided to donate 97% of it to charity after her sex tape scandal embarrassed the family. That said, it’s very hard to feel sorry for someone that lives in a 7,500 square foot mansion in Beverly Hills.

                    Her house features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a whole lot of living space. The rest of the real estate is taken up by the countless luxe amenities. The home includes a butler’s pantry, a wine cellar, bar, and a gym. Staying true to her inner diva, the front gates of the estate feature a plaque that reads: “Princess Paris and “Beware: Guard Chihuahua on Duty.”

                    Paris (to some surprise) is a huge fan of luxury cars, and owns at least 8 of her own. Some vehicles in her collection include a rare (1 of 75) Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, two rare (1 of 500) Lexus LFA’s, a less rare Ferrari California, a pink Bentley Continental GT, a blue Bentley Continental GT convertible, and a few others.

                    Despite her “not-so-great” public image, Paris isn’t as bad as the tabloids make her out to be. The socialite regularly donates to more than two dozen charities, supporting primarily causes that help financially underprivileged youth. So regardless of your opinion on Paris as a personality, her philanthropic work deserves recognition.

                    J Cole Net Worth

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                      Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name, J. Cole is a German-born, American rapper and producer. Since the debut of his very first album, many have considered Cole as one of the greatest rappers to enter the scene. When it comes to hip-hop, J Cole’s career brought a lot of “firsts.” For starters, he was the first rapper to sign to Jay Z’s label, and later became the first rapper to put out a platinum album with no features.

                      Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan, there’s no denying his talent and contribution to the hip hop community. Since entering the industry in 2007, Cole’s music has been beloved by millions. His widespread popularity has also made him a very rich man. Latest estimates place J Cole’s net worth somewhere between $15 and $20 million.

                      As mentioned earlier, Cole entered the industry in 2007 by releasing his first mixtape, titled The Come Up. In later interviews, Cole spoke about his musical inspirations and role models. He says that he grew up listening to some of the heavy hitters – Nas, Tupac, and Eminem. His earlier projects reflect that, and to this day Cole’s style remains heavily influenced by these hall of famers.

                      Just two years later Jay Z offered Cole a spot on his label, fully kickstarting his career. Cole signed to Roc Nation in 2009, and went on to release two more mixtape before putting out his first studio album in 2011. Cole World: The Sideline Story made its debut at the top of US Billboard 200, and quickly received worldwide recognition.

                      His later projects received similar praise, and J Cole’s name was permanently cemented alongside some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time. Aside from writing and recording his own music, Cole has taught himself how to play piano and now dabbles in producing. On top of handling the majority of his own projects, he’s worked with popular artists like Janet Jackson and Kendrick Lamar.

                      In 2007 he also started his own label imprint (Dreamville) under Interscope Records. The label released seven albums so far, three of which have been certified platinum. Combined, his ventures in the entertainment industry have earned Cole a hefty paycheck.

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                      Although the rapper is worth nearly $20 million, much of his spending remains private. Additionally, Cole isn’t much for showing off. Unlike many of his peers, he doesn’t publicize his wealth through flashy cars, chains, or expensive clothing. In fact, when President Barack Obama invited him to the white house, he wore a pair of Nikes and white sweatpants. Granted, he received some serious heat from his followers, but it just goes to show that the young rapper doesn’t care about what anyone thinks.

                      That said, Cole is also easily one of the most compassionate and charitable artists in the industry. In 2013 he founded the Dreamville Foundation – a nonprofit that supports local underprivileged children. The goal of the organization is to equip kids with everything that they may need in order to be successful in the classroom. Each year, the organization has provided thousands of students with school supplies and books.

                      Aside from that, he also decided to turn his iconic Forest Hill house into a transitional home for single mothers. Cole’s own life changed when he and his mother moved into this house after previously living in a trailer park. Though his new initiative, he will offer single and struggling mothers an opportunity to live in the house rent free until they can get back on their feet.

                      Although J. Cole doesn’t yet have an empire, nor the opportunity to donate millions of dollars like some of his peers (Jay Z, Diddy), he’s doing what he can with what he’s got. There’s no doubt that the community is better off with his help.