A lot of Hollywood entertainers are extremely wealthy – but fewer than you might think are actually billionaires. What sets these six billionaire entertainers and studio executives apart from their peers is not only that they excelled in the industry, but that they leveraged their success to make investments that provide significant income beyond their salaries. Hollywood's billionaires' club may not stay small for long, however, as more and more stars launch their own clothing and beauty lines. Three celebrities – Kylie Jenner, Jay-Z and Kanye West – became billionaires in the past two years alone. Keep reading for a closer look at how six Hollywood celebrities who are also billionaires built their fortunes. Are Barack and Michelle Obama really worth US$135 million? Kanye West is Hollywood's newest billionaire, although his exact net worth is disputed West, 42, may have made a lot of money from his hit albums, but it's streetwear brand Yeezy that made him a billionaire, according to Forbes , which estimates that West is worth US$1.3 billion. West himself claims that he is worth US$3.3 billion. According to Forbes , West's fortune is divided between a US$1.26 billion stake in athletic wear brand Yeezy, US$17 million in cash, US$35 million in stocks, US$21 million in real estate, US$3,845,162 worth of vehicles, US$297,050 of livestock, and US$53 million in debt shared with his wife, Kim Kardashian West. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West embody America’s fast food culture Social media star turned beauty magnate Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest self-made billionaire, with a net worth of US$1 billion Jenner made headlines in March 2019 after Forbes declared her the youngest self-made billionaire ever at 21. Most of Jenner's wealth comes from her beauty company, Kylie Cosmetics, which is valued at US$1.2 billion after CoverGirl parent Coty agreed to acquire a majority stake. Jenner, now 22, began appearing on her family's reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians , at age 10 and has since built a massive social media following so influential that shares of Snapchat fell 7 per cent after she tweeted that she had stopped using the app in 2018. Kylie Jenner spent US$14 million on her car collection – which is the best? Jay-Z's investments have made him the world's first billionaire rapper, with a net worth of US$1 billion Jay-Z, 50, pocketed around US$500 million from his 14 chart-topping albums before taxes, but a large portion of his wealth comes from his business ventures, according to Forbes . He founded a clothing line that he sold to Iconix for US$204 million in 2007 and co-owns cognac brand D'Ussé, in addition to owning music streaming service Tidal. Jay-Z bought Tidal for US$56 million in 2015. In 2017, Sprint bought a 33 per cent stake in the company for US$200 million, which put the company's valuation at US$600 million. Jay-Z's stake in the company is now worth US$100 million, Forbes reported. Jay-Z also has a private art collection worth US$70 million, a stake in Uber worth US$70 million, and he owns US$50 million in real estate, according to Forbes . Scared of Covid-19? 5 celebrities who are preparing for the world to end Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is worth US$2.6 billion Born to a single mother in rural Mississippi, Winfrey started out as a news anchor before spending 25 years hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show. The investments Winfrey made with her share of the show's profits are now worth about US$2 billion, Forbes estimates. She became a billionaire in 2003, according to the Los Angeles Times . Winfrey, now 66, leveraged her show's success to build a media empire and amassed a fortune of US$2.6 billion in the process, according to Forbes . She owns 25.5 per cent of her television network, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), an 8 per cent stake in WW International, and has a content creation deal with Apple TV+. Oprah has also voiced characters in Charlotte's Web , The Bee Movie and The Princess and the Frog , in addition to starring in Lee Daniels' The Butler and Selma , among others. Three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg is worth US$3.6 billion, according to Forbes The box office success of Jaws , E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park , among others, have made Spielberg the top-grossing director of all time. According to Forbes , most of Spielberg's fortune comes from his films, but he has also profited from his role as a consultant for Universal theme parks and the sale of DreamWorks Animation to NBCUniversal for US$3.8 billion in 2016. Spielberg, 73, co-founded DreamWorks Pictures alongside Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. While Forbes estimates that he's worth US$3.6 billion, Bloomberg's Billionaires Index puts his net worth much higher, at US$6.15 billion. Revealed: Harry and Meghan’s A-list LA neighbours George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, is worth US$5.2 billion, Forbes reports Lucas, 75, may be the brains behind two of the most well-known film franchises of our time, but he made most of his money by selling his production studio Lucasfilm to Disney for US$4.05 billion in cash and stock in 2012, according to Bloomberg. While Forbes estimates that Lucas is worth US$5.2 billion, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index puts his net worth slightly higher, at US$6.76 billion. Lucas also executive produced The Land Before Time and wrote American Graffiti. His highest-grossing film, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace , brought in US$474 million at the box office. While Lucas originally aspired to be a racing car driver, he decided to pursue filmmaking after nearly dying in a car crash. Lucas studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California (USC) before founding Lucasfilm. Lucas retired from his studio in 2012 to turn his attention to independent films, according to The New York Times . Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . Help us understand what you are interested in so that we can improve SCMP and provide a better experience for you. We would like to invite you to take this five-minute survey on how you engage with SCMP and the news.