These actors and actresses are not only wealthy, but have been recognized with the most prestigious award in the film industry. I think it’s safe to say these celebs have it all, even other rich celebrities envy these stars. Now all celebrities are wealthy and most likely make more money on one job than most people make in a lifetime, but the ones on this list? Well they are ABOVE ordinary with millions, upon millions of dollars to stack up along their little gold statue. Here are the top 11 richest celebrities to be awarded an Oscar:
11. Peter Jackson
Estimated Net Worth: $400 million. Peter Jackson had already built up his Hollywood credits with movies like Heavenly Creatures and he’s kept busy through the years with films like 2005’s King Kong and 2009’s The Lovely Bones. But, of course, it’s his work with The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy that bolstered his place in Hollywood history. He’s been nominated for Oscars for Best Original Screenplay for Heavenly Creatures, received three different nominations for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, as well as a nomination for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and one for District 9. He managed to actually take home three Oscars for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and although that’s the only movie he’s won Academy Awards for, it hasn’t done anything to take away from his fortune which is currently in the area of $400 million which earns him the eleventh place on this list.