Forbes releases its 2018 list of America's wealthiest celebrities

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas comes in first with $5.4 billion


"Star Wars" creator George Lucas tops Forbes' 2018 list of America's wealthiest celebrities, the business magazine announced Tuesday.

The magazine said Lucas ranked number one with a net worth of $5.4 billion due to the fortune he made when he sold his Lucasfilm production company in 2012 to Disney for $4.1 billion.

Coming in at number two in the rankings was filmmaker Steven Spielberg $3.7 billion and then media darling Oprah with $2.8 billion.

Forbes said former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan is No. 4 with $1.7 billion, thanks to his sneaker fortune and a 90% stake in the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. His stake with the team is valued at an estimated $800 million.

Rounding out the top five are 21-year-old Kylie Jenner, whose $900 million net worth puts her on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever, and Jay-Z with $900 million.

Professional magician David Copperfield is number six at $875 million, and Diddy is number seven with $825 million.

Tied at number nine with $800 each are professional golfer Tiger Woods and author James Patterson, whose books have sold more than 300 million copies.

Forbes said America's 10 wealthiest celebrities hold a combined fortune of $18.7 billion, which is more than the GDP of Iceland.

America's Wealthiest Celebrities 2018

1. George Lucas

Net worth: $5.4 billion

2. Steven Spielberg

$3.7 billion

3. Oprah Winfrey

$2.8 billion

4. Michael Jordan

$1.7 billion

5. (tie) Kylie Jenner

$900 million

5. (tie) Jay-Z

$900 million

7. David Copperfield

$875 million

8. Diddy

$825 million

9. (tie) Tiger Woods

$800 million

9. (tie) James Patterson

$800 million

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