Wondering how much is Robert Pattinson worth? Forbes has ranked the top ten most influential celebrities of 2018 and the actor born Robin William Smith has made it to the top of the list. With an estimated net worth of more than $150 million, he is currently the second wealthiest celebrity after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
Pattinson made headlines in June 2018 when he bought a $26.5 million mansion in Los Angeles. The actor paid $7.5 million for the property, which has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a two-story library, and nine fireplaces.
The Top Ten
1. Jeff Bezos – $160 million
2. LeBron James – $100 million
3. Mark Zuckerberg – $80 million
4. Rupert Murdoch – $75 million
5. Larry Ellison – $65 million
6. J.K. Rowling – $60 million
7. Michael Bloomberg – $55 million
8. Sergey Brin – $50 million
9. Warren Buffett – $45 million
10. Bill Gates – $40 million
The 54-year-old actor has had an impressive year as Forbes ranked him #3 on its list of the top 100 celebrities of 2018. In May, the publication estimated Pattinson’s net worth at $140 million. Two months later, the media company raised his estimated net worth to $150 million.
Pattinson’s success can be attributed to a combination of factors. First, he has been acting for more than two decades and has featured in some of this year’s highest grossing films, including First Class, Skyscraper, and Aquaman. Second, he regularly collaborates with some of the world’s best fashion and design houses, which in turn boosts his clout in the celebrity sphere. Third, his social media following – which currently stands at over 22 million – makes him popular with millennials and Gen Z. Finally, it’s probably no coincidence that all of 2018’s top ten celebrities are male.
Why Are All The Celebrities On This List Male?
Men have dominated the list of the year’s most influential celebrities since its inception in 2010. In fact, only two women – Hillary Clinton and Beyoncé – managed to crack the top ten. With the list dominated by men, it comes as no surprise that all of the 2018’s biggest stars are male. Here are some of the most influential celebrities of 2018:
10. Michael B. Jordan
The Black Panther actor signed on to appear in the forthcoming comedy film Next Level from directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The film will focus on a duo of friends who travel the country in a camper van, playing various characters and performing stand-up comedy. In the film, Jordan will play one of the friends, Miles.
9. Dwayne Johnson
The Rock has been a mainstay of the Hollywood scene since starring in the 1992 movie Hoop Dreams. The Fast & Furious star recently wrapped production on the action film Riddick, which will be released in theaters in early 2021.
The action star recently bought himself a $25 million beach mansion in Malibu, which he will use as a base for his shoot-for-the-stars basketball team, The Shaner Family.
8. Kevin Durant
The 2017 NBA Finals MVP and former Golden State Warrior spent the majority of last year in a self-imposed exile from the sport. He officially retired from the NBA in October and now works as an analyst for ESPN.
The 37-year-old is one of the most marketable athletes of his generation, with a net worth of $300 million. Durant is one of the most influential sports figures of the year and is among the select few to eclipse the $100 million mark.
Durant’s decision to retire from the sport shook the NBA and the football world; his former teammate LeBron James even went so far as to compare him to Michael Jordan. In an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, Durant admitted that the decision to walk away from the game wasn’t easy. “I love the game,” he said. “Playing the game is what I live for. But to be able to achieve the things that I’ve always dreamed about – like being able to pay my mom back for all her help, or being able to give my sisters everything they need – it’s been worth it.”
Although he’s no longer playing, Durant’s influence in the sports world will never die. In 2021 alone, he plans to appear in three major sports events including the College Football Playoff National Championship as well as the NBA and NHL Finals.
7. Chris Pratt
The actor best known for portraying sweetheart Andy on the sitcom Parks and Recreation has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Last year, he appeared in the megahit film Black Panther and took on the role of Jack Burton, the father of Mckinsey Pratt (Sasha Grushwhlist).
In late 2021, Pratt will star in an untitled Marvel film slated for release in 2022. Alongside the megastar, he’ll play a supporting role as a goofy yeti in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Jackson’s The Hobbit. While he may not be as famous as some of the other sports stars on this list, Pratt is certainly among the most influential.
6. Jack Nicholson
The legendary actor was among the first to join the A-list in its infancy, making him one of the most influential celebrities of all time. In 2018, Nicholson celebrated his 93rd birthday by attending the Toronto International Film Festival. There, he held court with the press and flashed his famous smile at fans – a ritual that has become an annual occurrence at the festival since his inception in 2005.
The actor’s influence is largely attributed to his status as a two-time Academy Award winner (for 1971’s The Graduate and 1995’s Hang Over) and his frequent collaboration with director Roman Polanski. The pair worked on the former’s 2010 motion picture, The Ghost Writer, which was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition to his film career, Nicholson made his mark as a theater and performing arts director, particularly in London where he directed the original production of Stephen King’s Carrie, which premiered in 2013. Since then, he has continued to direct, with the most recent production being the critically acclaimed Long Day’s Journey into Night in 2015.
5. J.J. Abrams
The prolific producer, director, and screenwriter has worked in movies that range from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Star Wars to Lost. Furthermore, he is responsible for some of the most commercially and critically successful films of all time. In 2018, Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, became the first ever to produce a television show, back-to-back-to-back-to-back winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.
The House of Gucci, Balmain, and Versace are just a few of the luxury brands that thrive on the back of Abrams’ work. His influence extends far beyond his professional life; the creator of the TV show The Abrams Effect, which was named after him, credits him with changing the way millennials view film. On Twitter, Abrams often shares details about upcoming projects and offers behind-the-scenes insights into the filmmaking process. His fans have taken to social media to pay homage to the director – and some have even gone so far as to propose marriages (mostly to Kate Winslet) in an effort to create children like Abrams, who have gone on to families of their own.
4. Brad Pitt
The actor and his partner, Angelina Jolie, have four children together – Maddox, 20, Shiloh, 17, and twins Vivienne and Lucas, 15. The family is the subject of a Netflix documentary series, The Kidulthood Movie, which delves into the highs and lows of their hectic childrearing schedules. The project will tell the story of their unorthodox approach to parenting, which is mostly seen through the eyes of their oldest child, Maddox.
While filming, the pair mostly stayed inside their compound in the French Alps, with Jolie occasionally venturing out to promote her directorial debut, First Woman.