From Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s acquisition of the most expensive residence in California to Ryan Reynolds’s acquisition of Wrexham FC and Kim Kardashian’s shapewear empire Skims, celebrities across the globe achieve huge wealth growth through investment.
With this in mind, FOREX.com commissioned an analysis of celebrity investments across various asset classes, including luxury properties, business ventures, intellectual property, financial instruments and collectables, to uncover the true success of celebrity investments.
The table below shows that top celebrity investors easily beat the average S&P 500 index return of 8.4% over the past 20 years – in fact, many of the celebrities in the rating earned more than 5x the average market return.
The 90s superstar Kenneth Brian Edmonds, better known by his stage name Babyface, is far ahead as the celebrity who makes the highest return on their investments — with over 134.40% return on his net worth.
This is nearly 10 times what singers typically make on average compared to their net worth (13.51%). Babyface owns more than 20 properties across the globe, including a $7 million New York property and a $3 million mansion in Paris. The star is also known to own at least five vehicles, including a Bugatti Chiron, worth a staggering $3 million.
One of the youngest celebrities in the ranking, TikTok star Chase Hudson (Huddy) ranks second, with a whopping 68.70% return on his net worth of $11 million. Huddy has invested his wealth into real estate and luxury vehicles, including a 6-bedroom luxury home in California valued at $9 Million and an impressive car collection which includes two Jaguars and a $590,000 Ferrari F8.
Billy Joel, the iconic musician with a net worth of $225 million, has proven to be a savvy investor – his 52.20% return on net worth earns him third place in the ratings. His impressive real estate portfolio includes a 14,000-square-foot mansion in New York and a Manhattan apartment.
Notably, his New York mansion has been listed for sale with an asking price of $49 million, showcasing his keen eye for valuable real estate. Beyond music and property, Billy Joel’s financial empire extends to his record label and publishing company, stocks and various other lucrative ventures.
It is not just the top celebrity investors that beat the average return of the S&P 500 over the past 20 years, but the average return of all celebrity categories except for actors, chefs and comedians beat the market’s average 20-year return of 8.14%.