The world of entertainment is a tough business, and the top performers all know it. From constant rejection and self-doubt to doubts about their potential, top stars all bear scars from their time in the spotlight.
David Beckham is most famous for his professional soccer career and his marriage to the former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham. The pair were friends for many years before they got together romantically in 1998, and after a short engagement, got married in the summer of 2000.
Oprah Winfrey is best known as the billionaire media mogul, who founded the Oprah Winfrey Network, a cable network devoted to black issues and pop-culture programming, and syndication company Harpo Production Inc.
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, and the richest man in the world with an estimated worth of $85.2 billion. In fact, Gates is the only person on the list who wasn’t born with wealth, he won it all through hard work and determination. He dropped out of Harvard University with a degree in computer science, and then went on to create Microsoft with his partner, Paul Allen.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest person ever to become the monarch of the United Kingdom, and she’s been doing it since 1952. She’s also the wealthiest person in the world with an estimated shee of $450 billion.
Elton John has been a musician for more than 50 years, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 650 million albums sold around the world. He is also a major philanthropist, having donated $700 million to charity, and has an estimated worth of $800 million.
Warren Buffet, who was also born with wealth and made his fortune through investing, is the second richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $84.6 billion.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $100 billion. He got his start in business by selling books online, and founded Amazon in 1994, which is now the world’s most valuable company.