World's 10 Richest Celebrities | Loungtastic

We all know there is big money in showbiz, but just how much do the richest celebrities earn? Hint: It is billions more than the average American household.

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Most top names are achieving wealth by supplementing their income with various sources. From endorsement deals to smart investments and starting up their own businesses -- the options seem endless when you are famous and have a fortune already at your disposable.

To determine who the top earners are, Stacker compiled a recent report that ranked the richest celebrities in the world according to net worth, taking into account various   factors including salaries, royalties and endorsements. Additional expenses like tax, lifestyle costs, agent and manager fees were not included in the calculations.

Here we take a closer look at the ten richest celebrities according to Stacker's report.

10- Kardashian family (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

The Kardashians are a brand on their own, which is why it is easy for the family members to supplement their income from "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which brings in $30 million per season.

9. J.K. Rowling (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

Life was not always great for the "Harry Potter" author, who was a struggling single mom desperately trying to bring in an income through her fiction. She went on to become the first author to attain billionaire status.

8.  Jay-Z (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

The iconic rapper shot to fame in the 1990s and has been dominating the music charts with his hits ever since. He has also made several business ventures, including a clothing line.

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 7. David Copperfield (tie): Estimated net worth: $1 billion

Through his magic, David Copperfield has achieved world fame but he did not pull his wealth out of a hat. The 11-time Guinness World Record holder has worked hard to get where he is today but his efforts have obviously paid off.

6. Slavica Ecclestone (tie): Estimated net worth: $1.2 billion

The former wife of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone landed what is regarded as one of history's highest divorce settlements, which did not hurt her bank balance. Slavica Ecclestone now owns a bouquet of properties.

5. Paul McCartney (tie): Estimated net worth: $1.2 billion

It does not come as a surprise that the former Beatles star is one of the richest celebrities in the world. He has been making music for decades, releasing albums and touring the world. His most recent tour sold 928,252 tickets and raked in $129.2 million.

4. Jami Gertz: Estimated net worth: $2 billion

Jami Gertz has starred in a number of films and made various television appearances, which has helped boost her net worth but the real money comes from the fact that her husband is the owner of the Atlanta Hawks.

3. Oprah Winfrey: Estimated net worth: $3.5 billion

For 25 years Oprah Winfrey hosted arguably one of the most successful talk shows, "The Oprah Winfrey Show." When it ended in 2011, she started her own channel, "Oprah Winfrey Network." She also acts and produces in her remaining time.

2. Steven Spielberg: Estimated net worth: $3.7 billion

It seems only fitting that the man behind iconic hit films including "E.T." and "Jurassic Park" make it onto the top richest celebrity list. 

1. George Lucas: Estimated net worth: $6.4 billion

The "Star Wars" series is just one of many projects that have achieved George Lucas his fame and fortune. His production company released several great films before it was sold to Disney in 2012.

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Attempt is filmed during a test of the new MH-60 Seahawk around the Faroe Islands, where a Danish and an Australian test pilot would find the restrictions for when it's safe to land on the Danish patrol vessels. The deck is bowing severely...

An F-16 pilot flying over ISIS-held territory

suffered a malfunction of his fuel system and would have been forced to bail out if it weren't for a KC-135 Stratotanker crew that offered to escort the jet home, the Air Force said in a press release.

The KC-135 was tasked with refueling a flight of A-10s supporting ground pounders when an F-16 came for gas and declared an emergency.

"We were in the area of responsibility and were already mated with some A-10 Thunderbolt IIs that were tasked with observing and providing close-air-support for our allies on the ground," said Capt. Nathanial Beer, 384th Air Refueling Squadron pilot. "The lead F-16 came up first and then had a pressure disconnect after about 500 pounds of fuel. We were expecting to offload about 2,500 pounds."

After the pilot completed his checklist, it became apparent that 80 percent of his fuel supply was trapped in the tanks and couldn't get to the engine. The pilots would have to bail out over ISIS territory or try to make it back to allied airspace.

500 pounds of fuel is very little in an F-16, so the KC-135 flew home with the fighter and topped off its gas every 15 minutes.

"The first thought I had from reading the note from the deployed location was extreme pride for the crew in how they handled the emergency," said Lt. Col. Eric Hallberg, 384th Air Refueling Squadron commander.

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"Knowing the risks to their own safety, they put the life of the F-16 pilot first and made what could've been an international tragedy, a feel-good news story. I'm sure they think it was not a big deal, however, that's because they never want the glory or fame."

The KC-135 crew returned to their planned operation once the F-16 was safely home and were able to complete all of their scheduled missions despite the detour.

Revealed: How private jet caught in the wake of a superjumbo was flipped on its back, ROLLED and plunged 10,000ft before pilot pulled off miracle recovery

A German private plane flipped upside down, rolled uncontrollably and then plunged 10,000ft after hitting wake turbulence caused by an Emirates superjumbo flying above it ~ but miraculously did not crash.

The near-disaster caused serious injuries on the small Challenger jet, which was carrying nine passengers and crew members, and once the pilots initially recovered the plane it was forced to make an emergency landing.

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The terrifying incident happened when a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet en route over the Arabian sea, about 630 nautical miles southeast of Muscat, Oman, flew 1,000ft below an Emirates Airbus A380-800 flying from Dubai to Sydney in the opposite direction.

Though the accident occurred two-and-a-half months ago, information of the incident was only recently revealed in a report by the Aviation Herald

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A Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet flipped upside down, rolled uncontrollably and then plunged 10,000ft after hitting wake turbulence caused by an Emirates superjumbo flying above it, but miraculously did not crash

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The Bombardier Challenger 604 (a file photo of the same model plane above) business jet en route over the Arabian sea had flown 1,000ft below the Emirates Airbus A380-800 flying from Dubai to Sydney in the opposite direction, when it got caught in its wake turbulence

The wake turbulence caused by the superjumbo Airbus ~ the world"s largest passenger jet ~ was so powerful that about one minute after it passed by, the Challenger, which was flying at 34,000 feet, was sent into an uncontrolled roll that flipped the aircraft between three and five times.

Wake turbulence is formed behind an aircraft as it flies through the air, much like a boat creates a wake in the water.

It is exacerbated by a pair of vortices ~ whirling masses of air ~ that spin from the wingtips. The vortices are mostly created when a plane is flying slow and the wings are working hardest to produce lift.

The bigger the plane, the bigger the wakes. The most virulent wakes leave smaller planes vulnerable if they run into one.

An Airbus A380 is 73 metres long and weighs between 386-560 tonnes, while the Bombardier Challenger 604 is just 21metres long and weighs between 17 and 21 tonnes.

When the Challenger faced the Airbus"s wake turbulence, both of the plane"s engines flamed out and its Ram Air Turbine would not work, causing it to plunge 10,000ft.

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The aircraft's pilots were able to regain control of the plane using "raw muscle force" and were finally able to restart the engines.

They diverted their flight to Muscat airport in Oman, where they made an emergency landing.

Several of the nine people on board were taken to the hospital, with one person sustaining serious injuries in the incident.

The aircraft, operated by German carrier MHS Aviation, was totaled, with damage so extensive that it had to be written off.

An Airbus A380 (a file photo of the same model plane pictured above) is 73metres long and weighs between 386-560 tonnes, while the Bombardier Challenger 604 is just 21metres long and weighs between 17 and 21 tonnes

The incident happened at cruising altitudes known as "coffin corner" because of their high risk.

Coffin corner is an altitude where a fixed-wing aircraft"s stall speed is near its critical mach number - the ratio of the speed of the aircraft to the speed of sound. Both caused by pressure over the wings.

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In the region, it"s difficult to keep an aircraft stable during flight - if the plane goes to slow, it could stall at a high altitude.

 If the plane goes too fast, it will exceed its mach number and it will go supersonic, which could cause the wings to fall off.

Germany"s Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) is investigating the incident, despite it happening in international waters.

The BFU declined to comment on the investigation because it is ongoing.

MailOnline contacted Emirates Airlines and MHS Aviation for comment but have not received a response.

An Airbus spokeswoman told IBTimes: "We are aware that an investigation is ongoing to determine the origin of turbulences encountered by a jet.

"At this stage nothing indicates an Airbus A380 aircraft is involved and we cannot comment further on this incident, please contact the German BFU."

A spokesman from the Flight Service Bureau (FSB), an information source for air operators, compared the amazing recovery to the "Miracle on the Hudson", where pilot Sully Sullenberger landed a US Airways Airbus on the Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese in 2009.

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But the FSB spokesman said that the incident also raises concerns that the Airbus 380 causes more danger to airways than previously thought.

"With the A380 vs Challenger 604 incident, there is now growing concern amongst aircrews about the effects of the A380"s wake turbulence," the spokesman told The Times.

The dangers of wake turbulence have increased as navigation and air-traffic control technology improvements have allowed aircraft to fly closer to one another.

The European Aviation Safety Agency will soon release a bulletin to reduce the risk of such encounters. EASA said it had been working on a draft for the bulletin before the Challenger and Airbus incident.

"Wake can be encountered up to 25 nautical miles behind the generating aeroplane," a draft of the EASA circular to EU airlines and air traffic controllers says, according to the Aviation Herald. "The encounters are mostly reported by pilots as sudden and unexpected events."

"When possible, contrails [vapour trails] should be used to visualise wakes and estimate if their flight path brings them across or in close proximity," the draft says.

This isn"t the first time a smaller aircraft has faced wake turbulence made by an Airbus 380.

In September 2012, a Virgin Australia Boeing 737 hit wake turbulence made by an Emirates A380 near Bali. Both planes made it to their destinations safely.

In 2011, an Air France Airbus A320 rolled left to an angle of 25-30 degrees after hitting wake turbulence made by an Emirates A380. No one was injured.

Also in 2011, a British Airways Airbus A320 rolled over 50 degrees and the autopilot disconnected after being hit by wake turbulence made by a Qantas Airbus A380 flying from London to Singapore. Four people on the British Airways flight had to be treated for serious injuries.

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In another 2011 incident, wake turbulence from a Singapore Airlines Airbus 380 caused an Air France Boeing 747 do drop 200ft in 15 seconds and roll left and right. No one was injured, and both planes reached their destinations safely.

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FYI: Ilopango International Airport (ICAO: MSSS) is an airport located on the eastern part of the city of San Salvador, El Salvador. This incredible footage shows the moment a small plane crashes into the ocean off the California coast - before a pilot and his passenger on board filmed their own rescue while being stung by jelly fish and treading water. 

Pilot Owen Leipelt filmed as his friend's plane hit the water off Half Moon Bay 

He alerted air traffic control and kept circling above the crash scene on Tuesday

In the water below, the pilot of the downed plane, David Lesh, was also filming

He captured the moment his plane sank before filming his rescue from the water

Both Lesh and his female passenger were rescued unharmed by the coast guard

Pictures show the plane sinking and the two survivors as the helicopter arrives

The two survivors even seem in good spirits, laughing and joking in the water  

The friends had left from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose and were in the air together to take pictures of Lesh's new aircraft when it lost power

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the accident, a spokesman confirmed Pilot Owen Leipelt filmed as the engine on his friend's new Beechcraft Bonanza light aircraft failed and the plane hit the water off Half Moon Bay. Leipelt alerted air traffic control to the incident as he kept circling above the crash scene on Tuesday. 

In the water below, pilot of the downed aircraft, David Lesh, 34, was also filming on his waterproof phone as he and his only passenger, who has not been identified, found themselves treading water for 40 minutes before being rescued. They were unharmed.

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'I was probably 3,400 feet, did everything I could. I couldn't get the motor running and put it into the Pacific.

'We skipped along the water for a few hundred feet and the impact was very minimal, it was not hard at all and we immediately opened the door and got out onto the wing. 

'We took a quick inventory of what was in the plane. I grabbed my cell phone and the keys to the car. 

'I knew we had about 20 or 30 seconds before it sunk.' 

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the accident, a spokesman confirmed to the DailyMail.com. 

A spokesman for the FAA said: 'The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB is the lead agency and it typically takes the NTSB a year or more to determine a probable cause of an accident.' 

Lesh said he believes bad gasoline "caused the plane to malfunction."

Surprise! The Rock is a married man -- he finally worked up the courage to say "I do" to his longtime girlfriend, and it went down in his home state of Hawaii.

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian tied the knot Sunday after more than a decade of dating, and they both wore white -- a beautiful full-length gown and veil for her ... and a button-down with white pants for him to really rock the island vibes.

The Rock shared the big news Monday morning, writing on IG, "We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pōmaikaʻi (blessed)." He also shared a pic of himself dipping Lauren into a romantic kiss with an ocean backdrop.

His acting partner, Kevin Hart, was one of the first to congratulate him on wifing up Lauren.

The couple's been together since 2007, and they have 2 daughters together -- 3-year-old Jasmine and 1-year-old Tiana. Johnson also has an 18-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.

As for the timing of the wedding, it comes just weeks after The Rock announced he "quietly retired" from wrestling.

An amazing thermal video of Boeing 757 landing at Gatwick Airport has been taken by the UK National Police Air Service.

The thermal imaging video shows up all the “hot” spots in white and you can clearly see the engine exhaust and then on landing the wheels and brakes “light up.”

Terror at Oshkosh 2019

This video is a brief analysis on getting very close to a crash at Oshkosh. No finger pointing here. Landing in such an enviroment is unusual and stressful for sure. Check the video first and then ask yourself a few questions.

As the analysis points out, the pilot likely went for full elevator up and this avoided a more critical issue. But was this an attempt to go-around or just to save the landing? Landing at OSH, knowing that thousand of people are looking and operating in non-standard ways is not easy. But is there a reason not to initiate a go-around?

Teacher Punished For Giving Oral Sex To Students

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If this woman, Jill Meldrum-Jones, looks to you like she's feeling terrified, that could well be the case. She admitted to doing something completely wrong and inexusable on an airplane (and other places), lost her teaching career and faces jail time because of what she did.

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You would think a married teaching assistant and mother of two living and working in England would enjoy a chance to chaperone and be part of a four-day school trip to South Africa just for the break, wouldn't you?

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Wouldn't you expect that a 37-year-old teaching assistant, who is also a wife and mother, would teach the kids about South Africa since that's where the class was going? But instead, Meldrum-Jones went where she shouldn't have ever gone at all...

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On the airplane full of students, Jill Meldrum-Jones sexually molested a 15-year-old student of hers by masturbating him and giving him oral sex during the flight home to England from South Africa. She actually admitted to doing those two acts three times each during the 10 hour flight "under the cover of darkness."

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Even worse, this wasn't the first time Meldrum-Jones had performed sex acts on this child. She told the court there were several other occasions she engaged in sexual acts with this student during this school trip. The teaching assistant admitted that the first time she performed a sex act on the child was on a mini-bus on the way back from a day-long excursion. In addition to the charges of child molestation, Meldrum-Jones pled guilty to two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity which involved him performing oral sex on her.

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After the South Africa school trip, rumors about something going on with the teaching assistant and student were circulating and the two were often seen going for walks together. The school can't be named to protect the child. Under questioning by authorities, Meldrum-Jones admitted what she'd done before pleading guilty in court.

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Jill Meldrum-Jones was given a jail sentence of two years, eight months. She has been added to the sex-offender registry list.

Airline Secrets Revealed

It doesn’t matter if being up in the air feels like a second home to you and you’re practically an honorary pilot at this point for how much you jet set — there’s a lot you probably never knew about your commercial flying experience.

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1 You’re probably flying with dead bodies.

Airlines need to make money however they can, and that includes taking on additional cargo like corpses and body parts. Ever wonder how donated kidneys make it from St. Louis to Dallas, or a body is flown from one city to another? Now you do.

--->2 You should never, ever drink the coffee or tea.

Your commercial flight has only three possible ways of getting the water for that fresh brew: bottled (too expensive, you’ll need to fly private for that), bathroom tap (the same sink someone may have used to deal with air sickness after a bout of turbulence), or from a fresh tap water holding tank that’s positioned just a few inches from the human waste and trash tank on most commercial flights. You do the math, and consider a can of seltzer or bringing your own Starbucks on board.

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--->3 Cabin lights get dimmed for a reason.

It’s not mood lighting, people. It’s for the sake of your eyes adjusting more easily to the outside world in the event of a crash upon landing. Less soothing than thinking your pilot just wants to create a spa-like environment, right?

--->4 Your floatation device may be missing.

While airplane designing minds decided long ago that storing floatation devices and vests under seat cushions would be a great way to maximize space and safety, they never accounted for the popularity of thieving passengers. It turns out those vests are one of the top stolen items on airplanes, and the crew hardly has time to notice. Make sure you check under your seat before taking off.

--->5 Your cell phone won’t make the plane crash.

But the signal censors up front in the cockpit are pretty sensitive, so if your pilot is up front trying to get clearance for a takeoff and you plus 30 of your favorite seat mates can’t just enjoy airplane mode for a few minutes — you’re going to delay everyone. Don’t be that person.

--->6 Nobody can tell you not to breastfeed.

If you’re up in the air and your baby is hungry or cranky, it’s your right to feed. If the passenger next to you complains or causes a stir, the cabin crew is usually obligated to relocate them, not you.

--->7 Bad passengers are seated in the kiddie section.

If for some reason your seat changes last minute and you find yourself in the middle of a family of 14 young children, it’s likely because you did something to annoy the gate agent. Yes, they can punish you, so it's best not to be rude or demanding.

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Faced with new allegations against President Trump and administration stonewalling, Democrats have ended months of caution.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor before the House vote on a resolution to formalize impeachment proceedings, marking a significant step in the ongoing inquiry into Impeaching President Trump...

“The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution,” she said after emerging from a meeting of House Democrats in the basement of the Capitol. Mr. Trump, she said, “must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”

The announcement was a stunning development that unfolded after months of caution by House Democrats, who have been divided over using the ultimate remedy to address what they have called flagrant misconduct by the president.

In this case, with an avalanche of Democrats — including many who had resisted the move — now demanding it, Ms. Pelosi said that Mr. Trump’s reported actions, and his administration’s refusal to share details about the matter with Congress, have left the House no alternative outside of impeachment. The inquiry has the potential to reshape Mr. Trump’s presidency and to cleave an already divided nation only a year before he plans to stand for re-election.

At issue are allegations that Mr. Trump pressured the president of Ukraine to open a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his son. The conversation is said to be part of a whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress.

Mr. Trump said on Tuesday that he would authorize the release of a transcript of the conversation, practically daring Democrats to try to find an impeachable offense in a conversation that he has called “perfect.” But Democrats, after months of holding back, demanded the full whistle-blower complaint, even as they pushed toward an expansive impeachment inquiry that could encompass unrelated charges.

“The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Ms. Pelosi said.

In a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Pelosi told senior Democrats that the chairmen of the six committees that have been investigating Mr. Trump for various issues would put together their best cases on potentially impeachable offenses by the president and send them to the Judiciary Committee, according to two officials familiar with the conversation. That could potentially lay the groundwork for articles of impeachment based on the findings.

The decision to begin a formal impeachment inquiry does not necessarily mean that the House will ultimately vote to charge Mr. Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors — much less that the Republican-controlled Senate will vote to remove him. But Ms. Pelosi and her leadership would not initiate the process unless they were prepared to reach that outcome.

Airline Secrets Revealed

It doesn’t matter if being up in the air feels like a second home to you and you’re practically an honorary pilot at this point for how much you jet set — there’s a lot you probably never knew about your commercial flying experience.

woah!

1 You’re probably flying with dead bodies.

Airlines need to make money however they can, and that includes taking on additional cargo like corpses and body parts. Ever wonder how donated kidneys make it from St. Louis to Dallas, or a body is flown from one city to another? Now you do.

--->2 You should never, ever drink the coffee or tea.

Your commercial flight has only three possible ways of getting the water for that fresh brew: bottled (too expensive, you’ll need to fly private for that), bathroom tap (the same sink someone may have used to deal with air sickness after a bout of turbulence), or from a fresh tap water holding tank that’s positioned just a few inches from the human waste and trash tank on most commercial flights. You do the math, and consider a can of seltzer or bringing your own Starbucks on board.

woah!

--->3 Cabin lights get dimmed for a reason.

It’s not mood lighting, people. It’s for the sake of your eyes adjusting more easily to the outside world in the event of a crash upon landing. Less soothing than thinking your pilot just wants to create a spa-like environment, right?

--->4 Your floatation device may be missing.

While airplane designing minds decided long ago that storing floatation devices and vests under seat cushions would be a great way to maximize space and safety, they never accounted for the popularity of thieving passengers. It turns out those vests are one of the top stolen items on airplanes, and the crew hardly has time to notice. Make sure you check under your seat before taking off.

--->5 Your cell phone won’t make the plane crash.

But the signal censors up front in the cockpit are pretty sensitive, so if your pilot is up front trying to get clearance for a takeoff and you plus 30 of your favorite seat mates can’t just enjoy airplane mode for a few minutes — you’re going to delay everyone. Don’t be that person.

--->6 Nobody can tell you not to breastfeed.

If you’re up in the air and your baby is hungry or cranky, it’s your right to feed. If the passenger next to you complains or causes a stir, the cabin crew is usually obligated to relocate them, not you.

--->7 Bad passengers are seated in the kiddie section.

If for some reason your seat changes last minute and you find yourself in the middle of a family of 14 young children, it’s likely because you did something to annoy the gate agent. Yes, they can punish you, so it's best not to be rude or demanding.

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