Look at the Forbes list of the top 100 celebs with the highest earnings and you may well be reduced to a little puddle of envy. While you could well win big playing at a jackpot casino, your paycheck pales in comparison to even the celebs that come in near the bottom of the list. It is true that the amounts are gobsmacking, but many of these now mega-wealthy celebrities started off just like everyone else. Which is to say, they weren’t handed their wealth on a silver platter.
Oprah Winfrey become a billionaire back in 2003, and according to Forbes, her net worth is now US$2.9 billion. Having come from nothing, one of the greatest things about her is how much she enjoys her fabulous wealth. And that’s seen not only in her philanthropic efforts, but also in how she uses it to treat herself and others. [Read more…]