Every state in the U.S. has a touch of star power. Whether a wealthy celebrity was born there or currently has a home within state lines, the affluence stands out.
Some states are notably starrier than others, but the fortunes of all 50 wealthy actors, actresses, singers, fashion designers and authors profiled are impressive. Take a look at the richest celebrities from every state and find out how they got started.
Last updated: Dec. 16, 2019
1. Alabama: Lionel Richie
Born in Tuskegee, Ala., Lionel Richie amassed a $200 million fortune churning out hits like “All Night Long,” “Dancing on the Ceiling” and “Stuck on You.” The singer-songwriter has 10 hit solo albums to his name, including the 10-times platinum “Can’t Slow Down.”
Richie was hit with a $1.1 million lien for unpaid income tax for tax year 2010, but he settled his debt before his 28-room, Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion could be seized.
2. Alaska: Holly Madison
She now splits her time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but Holly Madison was raised in Craig, Alaska. She rose to fame as a Playboy Playmate, which led to reality TV stardom on “The Girls Next Door” and “Holly’s World.”
After leaving the Playboy Mansion in 2008, she starred in “Peepshow” on the Las Vegas Strip and wrote two New York Times Bestsellers — “Down the Rabbit Hole” and “The Vegas Diaries” — that bumped her net worth to $6 million. She owns a $3.5 million home in Las Vegas and sold her Los Angeles home for $8.2 million in 2017.
3. Arizona: Michael Phelps
The winningest Olympian in history, Michael Phelps has 23 gold, three silver and two bronze medals to his name. Sponsorships from a slew of brands, including Under Armour, Omega, Intel, Activision and Beats by Dre, have bolstered his net worth to $55 million. Born and raised in Baltimore, he now resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., in a 6,010-square-foot home he purchased for more than $2.5 million.
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4. Arkansas: Billy Bob Thornton
More than three decades in show business has made Billy Bob Thornton one of the most well-known Hollywood celebrities, but he was born in Hot Springs, Ark. The multitalented Oscar winner is best known for his work on “Sling Blade,” “Bad Santa” and “Friday Night Lights,” which have helped him build a net worth of $35 million.
Thornton sold his 11,000-square-foot, Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion for $8 million in 2012. He opted for a more economical, 3,603-square-foot home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, which he purchased for $2.7 million.
5. California: Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian rose to fame on her family’s reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Her strong business acumen has helped her generate a $175 million net worth.
Thanks to merchandise sales from her Kimoji app, a lipstick collection with Kylie Cosmetics and her family’s reality show, Kim’s 2017 earnings have come in at $45.5 million so far, according to Forbes. Her family received $80 million for signing on for three more seasons of their show in 2015, according to TMZ. Married to Kayne West since 2014, the couple purchased a $20 million Hidden Hills, Calif. mansion in Aug. 2014 — and they’ve done more than $10 million in renovations so far.
6. Colorado: Trey Parker
A Conifer, Colo., native, Trey Parker sits atop a $500 million fortune, thanks to his status as “South Park” co-creator and co-writer of the hit musical “Book of Mormon.” Stone has invested his money in several properties.
He owns a $13.9 million mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles; a $4 million condo in New York; a home in Kauai, Hawaii, and a ski chalet in Steamboat Springs, Colo., which he co-owns with fellow “Book of Mormon” and “South Park” creator Matt Stone.
7. Connecticut: Diane von Furstenberg
Creator of the iconic wrap dress, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has 148 stores in more than 55 countries. She owns homes in New York City, Paris and Beverly Hills, Calif., but for nearly 40 years her primary residence has been her New Milford, Conn., country estate called Cloudwalk.
The famous fashion designer’s fortune is estimated at $300 million, according to Forbes. Along with her husband Barry Diller, she donates much of her wealth to charitable causes through their Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation.
8. Delaware: Ryan Phillippe
“Shooter” star Ryan Phillippe is from New Castle, Del., and spent August 2016 vacationing back home in Bethany Beach. The “Cruel Intentions” actor has a $30 million net worth.
Not much is known about the low-key actor’s spending habits, but he clearly has expensive taste in jewelry. In 2015, he purchased a round, brilliant-cut diamond, Neil Lane engagement ring surrounded by more than 184 smaller diamonds to propose to his now-ex fiancee Paulina Slagter.
9. Florida: Tiger Woods
Since going pro in 1996, Tiger Woods has earned $1.4 billion on the golf course and off, according to Forbes. One of the highest net worth celebrities, his fortune totals $740 million.
Woods has earned $27.1 million so far in 2017, according to Forbes, thanks to sponsorships with companies like TaylorMade, Bridgestone and Monster Energy. The longest reigning, No.1 golfer in the world resides at his $83 million Jupiter, Fla., estate. Woods is also a celeb who’s entered the food scene — he owns a restaurant in town called The Woods.
10. Georgia: Julia Roberts
“Pretty Woman” star Julia Roberts was born in Smyrna, Ga. The Oscar-winning actress earned a $190 million fortune playing the leading lady in films like “Notting Hill,” “Erin Brokovich” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”
Along with husband Danny Moder, she owns three homes in Malibu, Calif. The couple reportedly paid $9.5 million for the first property in 2003, $6.8 million for the second in 2016 and $3.9 million for the third in 2017.
11. Hawaii: Bette Midler
Born and raised in Honolulu, Bette Midler’s $230 million net worth makes her one of the richest celebrities to hail from the tropical paradise. The Tony-winning actress is currently starring on Broadway in “Hello, Dolly!” until Jan. 14, 2018.
Best known for her work on “Fantasia,” “Hocus Pocus” and “Beaches,” the three-time Grammy winner’s 10 hit albums have sold more than 30 million copies. To give back, she launched her Stages for Success initiative, which modernizes public school auditoriums.
12. Idaho: Aaron Paul
“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul hails from Boise, Idaho. The three-time Emmy winner has a net worth of $16 million. Currently starring in “The Path,” he and wife Lauren Parsekian still own a home in Boise they rent on Airbnb for $395 per night.
13. Illinois: Dwyane Wade
Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade signed a two-year deal worth $47 million with his hometown team in 2016. Thanks to his basketball salary, 15 sponsorships and accessories line DSquared2, his 2017 earnings total $36.2 million, according to Forbes.
The basketball star’s net worth is $95 million. His Wade’s World Foundation supports community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for at-risk children.
14. Indiana: David Letterman
Born and raised in Indianapolis, David Letterman is an entertainment industry mogul with a $400 million net worth. Prior to retiring in 2015, he spent 22 years hosting “Late Night With David Letterman,” earning more than $30 million per season at the end of his tenure.
Letterman’s Worldwide Pants production company owned the rights to his eponymous talk show and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which he co-created. The car enthusiast is also co-owner of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team. Letterman is slated to return to television with a six-episode, Netflix series in 2018.
15. Iowa: Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher is one of the richest actors in Hollywood with a $200 million net worth, but he had a small town upbringing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kutcher attended high school in Homestead, Iowa, before landing his breakout role in “That ’70s Show.”
When he starred in “Two and a Half Men,” Kutcher topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid TV actors for several years with a salary of $750,000 per episode. He founded the venture capital fund A-Grade Investments with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary, which they launched in 2011 with $30 million and which was worth $250 million as of 2016.
16. Kansas: Jeff Probst
Jeff Probst has hosted the long-running CBS hit “Survivor” since it debuted in 2000. Now in season 35, the Wichita, Kan.-native has become a celebrity in his own right with a $40 million fortune. Probst is using his wealth to live large in his 7,983-square-foot Studio City, Calif. home that once belonged to Gene Autry, which Probst purchased for $5 million in 2011.
17. Kentucky: George Clooney
Quite possibly the actor with the highest net worth in Hollywood, George Clooney has a $500 million fortune. Along with business partner Rande Gerber, the “Ocean’s Eleven” star sold his Casamigos tequila company for around $1 billion in 2017, which could bring the Augusta, Ky.-native $233 million in personal profit, according to Forbes.
Along with his wife Amal, the two-time Oscar winner co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice. In 2017, the charity pledged to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children attend school in Lebanon.
18. Louisiana: Ellen DeGeneres
She’s amassed a net worth of $400 million, but Ellen DeGeneres got a humble start in Metairie, La. Principal of the company A Very Good Production, she’s had her own talk show — “Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — since 2003. DeGeneres also acts, and she voiced Dory in the films “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.”
Named favorite humanitarian at the People’s Choice Awards 2016, her 2017 earnings total $77 million so far, according to Forbes. Also a real estate mogul, the Ellentube streaming platform founder listed her Santa Barbara, Calif. residence for $45 million in 2017.
19. Maine: Martha Stewart
When she’s not busy running her lifestyle empire, Martha Stewart enjoys relaxing at Skylands, her summer home in Seal Harbor, Maine. Purchased in 1997, the estate sits on Mount Desert Island.
Twice a billionaire, Stewart’s net worth is currently $300 million. In 2017, the star of “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” announced a partnership with Sequential Brands Group Inc. to bring several new product categories to QVC.
20. Maryland: Edward Norton
Edward Norton wasn’t just raised in Columbia, Md. — the city was founded by his grandfather James Rouse. Norton earned a $80 million fortune starring in films like “Birdman,” “Fight Club” and “The Italian Job.”
In 2009, Norton also helped launch CrowdRise — a charity-centric crowdfunding site — and has raised $927,699 for several causes. In 2017, he paid $11.8 million for an iconic Malibu, Calif.-property known as the Stevens House.
21. Massachusetts: Giselle Bundchen
Giselle Bundchen and equally famous husband Tom Brady own a $14 million New York penthouse and a soon-to-be-completed, $20 million luxury apartment. They primarily reside, however, in their $4.5 million Brookline, Mass.-estate.
The Patriot’s star has a net worth of $180 million, which seems paltry compared with Bundchen’s $360 million fortune. The Brazilian beauty has been the top-earning model since 2002, according to Forbes, and had 2016 earnings that totaled $30.5 million.
22. Michigan: Diana Ross
Born in Detroit, Diana Ross is one of the richest celebrities to hail from the state with a net worth of $250 million. A solo artist since 1969, the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” singer previously led the hugely successful group Diana Ross and the Supremes.
Ross has contributed to 11 hit albums, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” and starred as Dorothy in “The Wiz.” The multitalented star gives back through her Diana Ross Charitable Foundation, a private grant-making organization.
23. Minnesota: Bob Dylan
Raised in Hibbing, Minn., Bob Dylan has a net worth of $180 million. The iconic singer-songwriter has nearly 40 albums to his name, including his 2016 release “Fallen Angels.”
Still touring, his annual “Never Ending Tour” brings in $4 million to $12 million per year, according to Forbes. A charitable star, he donated all proceeds from his 2009 “Christmas in the Heart” album to Feeding America.
24. Mississippi: Oprah Winfrey
Now a media mogul, Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Miss. The talk show queen and OWN network founder is also a Weight Watchers brand ambassador and an actress.
Winfrey’s net worth is $3 billion, according to Forbes. She gives much of her fortune back to charitable causes, including her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
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25. Missouri: Eminem
He was raised in the Detroit area, but Eminem — Marshall Mathers III — was born in St. Joseph, Mo. Otherwise known as Slim Shady, he’s sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, which helped boost his net worth to $190 million.
The “Lose Yourself” rapper is quite charitable. Grants from his Marshall Mathers Foundation are typically given discretely, but to earn extra funds, he publicized a 2015 partnership to benefit Detroit’s Downtown Youth Boxing Gym.
26. Montana: John Mayer
Singer-songwriter John Mayer lives part-time at his 15-acre property in Bozeman, Mont. The “Your Body is a Wonderland” singer has a net worth of $40 million, earned from a successful career as a solo artist with seven gold and platinum albums and playing guitar with Dead & Company. A watch aficionado, Mayer revealed to the New York Times in 2015 that his collection is worth tens of millions.
27. Nebraska: Hillary Swank
“Million Dollar Baby” actress Hillary Swank was born in Lincoln, Neb. The two-time Oscar winner has a net worth of $40 million from her work on-screen and her aesthetic wear line, Mission Statement.
Swank has homes in Paris, New York and Los Angeles, but the animal lover also uses her wealth to help others. Her charity, The Hilaroo Foundation, rescues and rehabilitates abandoned animals with the help of at-risk youth.
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28. Nevada: Wayne Newton
Currently in the midst of his “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal” residency at Bally’s, Mr. Las Vegas is one of the richest celebrities in Nevada, with a net worth of $120 million. He’s been performing for more than 50 years and has played more than 30,000 shows in Las Vegas. Open to the public, fans can tour Casa de Shenandoah, his extravagant, 52-acre, Las Vegas ranch.
29. New Hampshire: Dan Brown
Born and raised in Exeter, N.H., “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown has a $160 million net worth. More than 200 million copies of the best-selling author’s works are in print worldwide, published in 56 different languages. The New Hampshire native still resides in his home state, living in a stone mansion with a number of secret passageways he designed with his wife Blythe.
30. New Jersey: Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., and currently resides in Middletown, N.J. The “Blaze of Glory” singer’s net worth was $410 million in 2016, according to Forbes, garnered from decades of touring and more than 37.8 million album sales since 1983. The rocker has an $8 million home in the Hamptons, but his JBJ Soul Foundation has helped provide more than 500 units of affordable and supportive housing and is working on other initiatives.
31. New Mexico: Demi Moore
A member of the famed Brat Pack, Demi Moore was born in Roswell, N.M. Once the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, her net worth is $150 million.
The “Indecent Proposal” star sold her New York penthouse for $45 million in 2017, but she still owns a home in Los Angeles and several properties in Idaho. With ex-husband Ashton Kutcher, she cofounded Thorn, a foundation that creates software to fight human trafficking.
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32. New York: Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the wealthiest actors ever with a net worth of $870 million. He earned much of his fortune from “Seinfeld,” but the comedian is set to earn $69 million in 2017, thanks to a busy touring schedule, his show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and a new Netflix deal, according to Forbes.
A New York resident, Seinfeld owns a 10-room Manhattan duplex in a luxury, Central Park-facing building — and a $32 million mansion in the Hamptons. In 2016, he sold 15 cars from his Porsche collection for $22 million.
33. North Carolina: Sugar Ray Leonard
Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was born in Wilmington, N.C. Years of success in the ring, motivational speaking gigs and various business ventures have swelled his fortune to $120 million.
Leonard has owned a home in the exclusive Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles since 1993 that’s rumored to have cost just under $7 million, according to the Orlando Sentinel. His Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation raises awareness for childhood type 1 and 2 diabetes.
34. North Dakota: Wiz Khalifa
Pittsburgh-raised rapper Wiz Khalifa — aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz — was actually born in Minot, N.D. He has a net worth of $45 million, thanks to No. 1 hits like “Black and Yellow,” touring and his recent fashion collaboration with Los Angeles-based brands 424 and Pleasures. Currently based in Los Angeles, he purchased a home in Canonsburg, Penn., for $900,000 in 2012.
35. Ohio: Lebron James
Lebron James was born in Akron, Ohio, and the Cleveland Cavaliers player reportedly owns a $9.2 million mansion in the city. Also an actor, the “Trainwreck” star owns another $21 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, but Forbes cited his net worth as $275 million in 2016.
James is slated to earn $86 million in 2017, according to Forbes, thanks to being one of the NBA’s top-paid players and scoring endorsements from brands like Nike and Coca-Cola. In 2015, the Lebron James Family Foundation announced plans to send 1,100 Akron kids to college.
36. Oklahoma: Brad Pitt
He’s one of the richest celebrities in Hollywood, but Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Okla. Starring in hits like “Inglorious Bastards” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” has bolstered the A-lister’s net worth to $240 million.
Pitt is known to fly private and he lives in a Hollywood Hills, Calif.-craftsman, but he’s also charitable. He founded Make It Right in 2007, an organization that constructs homes, buildings and communities for those in need.
37. Oregon: Matt Groening
Creating “The Simpsons” — which became the longest-running TV on the air in 2016 — has earned Matt Groening a $500 million fortune. Originally from Portland, Ore., he revealed in 2012 that the show’s fictitious Springfield setting was named after Oregon’s own Springfield.
Groening now resides in an $11.7 million Santa Monica, Calif.-home. In 2012, he donated $500,000 to establish the Matt Groening Chair in Animation at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.
38. Pennsylvania: Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and her family moved to Nashville, Tenn. when she was 14, but the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer grew up in Reading, Penn. Her net worth is $280 million, credited to numerous successful tours and albums, including the six-time platinum “1989,” according to Forbes.
Endorsements from companies like Apple and DirecTV have also contributed to the fortune that enables Swift to own at least one private jet and six homes across the U.S. Swift is known for her frequent charitable giving, and she donated $1 million to Louisiana flood relief in 2016.
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39. Rhode Island: Meredith Viera
Born in Providence, R.I., journalist and talk show host Meredith Viera was raised in the state. She generated a net worth of $40 million hosting and co-hosting television programs like “The Meredith Viera Show,” “Today,” “The View” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Viera purchased an $8.6 New York penthouse in 2014 and her family owns a beach house in Cape Cod, Mass.
40. South Carolina: Chris Rock
He lives in Alpine, N.J., now, but Chris Rock was born in Andrews, S.C. The comedian’s net worth is $100 million, due to the success of tours, the TV series “Everybody Hates Chris” and films like “Grown Ups.”
After 19 years of marriage, Rock and his wife Malaak finalized their divorce in 2016. Their prenuptial agreement had expired, so it was probably costly for the funnyman.
41. South Dakota: January Jones
Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., January Jones is a Midwest girl gone Hollywood. The “Mad Men” star earned $100,000 per episode for her starring role, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which helped her amass a $10 million net worth.
In 2014, Jones purchased a Topanga, Calif., home for $1.7 million.
42. Tennessee: Justin Timberlake
Successful as both an actor and a solo artist, former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake has a $230 million net worth. The “SexyBack” singer earned $63.5 million in 2015, mostly from tour dates and endorsements, according to Forbes.
With his wife Jessica Biel, the Millington, Tenn.-bred star purchased a $20.2 million New York penthouse in 2017. They also own another $6.6 million New York penthouse; an $8.3 million Hollywood Hills, Calif., home; a $4 million Nashville estate and a ski chalet near Big Sky, Mont.
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43. Texas: Beyoncé
Born in Houston, Beyoncé has an estimated net worth of $350 million, according to Forbes. Previously a member of the band Destiny’s Child, each of her six solo albums has sold at least one million copies.
Also an actress, the “Dreamgirls” star and husband Jay-Z purchased an $88 million Bel Air, Calif.-estate in 2017 — and took out a $52.8 million mortgage to free up more of their cash. The “Sorry” singer’s BeyGOOD team was on the ground in Houston to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
44. Utah: Robert Redford
Credited as the founder of Sundance, Robert Redford purchased the land the Sundance Mountain Resort sits on in 1969. The president and founder of the Sunset Institute owns a home in the city, as well as one in Santa Fe, N.M. and another in Napa Valley, Calif. An Oscar-winning director, the multitalented “Out of Africa” star has a net worth of $170 million.
45. Vermont: Zosia Mamet
“Girls” star Zosia Mamet hails from Randolph, Vt. Daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet and Oscar-nominated actress Lindsay Crouse, Mamet’s net worth is $3 million.
The War Child ambassador and Best Friends Animal Society volunteer purchased a 950-square-foot New York City apartment for $1.4 million in 2015. When she married actor Evan Jonigkeit in 2016, she wore a black Givenchy gown for her nuptials.
46. Virginia: Sandra Bullock
Born in Arlington, Va, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is one of the richest celebrities in Hollywood with a $200 million net worth. Also a restaurateur, she owns Walton’s Fancy and Staple in Austin, Texas.
Bullock has an expansive real estate portfolio, including a $16.2 million Beverly Hills, Calif. mansion. The charitable star donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
47. Washington: Rainn Wilson
He currently resides in Los Angeles, but Rainn Wilson was born in Seattle. Best known as Dwight Schrute from “The Office,” his net worth is $14 million. Co-founder of The Lide Foundation, an educational initiative created to empower at-risk adolescent girls in rural Haiti, Wilson and his wife funded the charity themselves during its first year of operation.
48. West Virginia: Jennifer Garner
Growing up in Charleston, W.V., Jennifer Garner’s parents gave her $400 a year for clothes. Now an A-list actress, the “Dallas Buyer’s Club” star has a $60 million fortune.
After news of her split from husband, Ben Affleck went public, reports claimed the couple put their $45 million Pacific Palisades, Calif. home on the market, but the rumors were untrue. The Capital One Venture Card spokesperson also serves on the Save the Children Board of Trustees.
49. Wisconsin: Willem Dafoe
“Spider-Man” actor Willem Dafoe grew up Appleton, Wis. The two-time Oscar nominee has a net worth of $30 million.
Dafoe and his wife purchased a $3.9 million New York penthouse in 2014. And he previously owned a local landmark, the rubber house, located in Accord, N.Y. Dafoe sold the house for $435,000 in June 2012.
50. Wyoming: Harrison Ford
His primary residence is a $12.7 million mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, but Ford has owned an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wy. for more than 20 years. One of the richest celebrities in show business, his net worth is $230 million.
Ford also has a passion for flying. He has an impressive airplane collection, including a two-seater PT-22. In 2016, he auctioned off a “Star Wars” jacket for $191,000 and donated the proceeds to epilepsy research.
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