Top Overpaid Celebrities 2011 - These days it doesn’t seem like it takes much to be famous. A little controversy, a reality television opportunity, viral videos—modern celebrity status can come from just about anywhere. While this represents a change in the media and the breakdown of its elitism, which can be a good thing, it also has to shone a light on ridiculous celebrity salaries.
The following is a list of the top overpaid celebrities. All are making millions of dollars a year, but it’s debatable whether all have truly earned their money.
The Most Overpaid Celebrities
The Kardashians: This celebrity family made $65 million dollars last year, more than Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie’s incomes for 2010 combined. They’ve generated their wealth from reality TV shows, books, perfumes, etc. Other than their attractiveness and famous step-father, none of the Kardashian women have really done anything to earn their fame.
Britney Spears: In 2010 Spears earned approximately $64 million dollars, which seems excessive for a woman who occasionally puts out records and is mostly famous nowadays for being on the cover of tabloids.
Ryan Seacrest: The host of American Idol doesn’t act, dance, or sing. But he does earn $51 million a year.
Top Overpaid Celebrities 2011