“The New Celebrity Apprentice” returns on Jan. 2, but instead of Donald Trump at the helm of the boardroom, the stars will answer to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Similar to his predecessor, Schwarzenegger will have a family member present — his nephew, high-powered entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.
NBC — home of “The Celebrity Apprentice” — cut ties with Trump in June 2015, after he made racist remarks about Mexicans, but he remains an executive producer. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s net worth of $300 million can’t compare to Donald Trump’s net worth of $4.5 billion, but it will be interesting to see how they compare to the show’s head honcho.
The 25 Richest Celebrity Apprentice Cast Members
“The Celebrity Apprentice” is a star-studded affair by nature, with many of the biggest names from various industries joining the contest to raise money for their favorite charities. But some celebrities have far more in their bank accounts than others. Click through to see some of the richest cast members to ever appear on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and how they got to be so wealthy.
1. Warren Buffett Net Worth: $65 Billion
Nicknamed the Oracle of Omaha, billionaire Warren Buffett is an adviser on the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The Berkshire Hathaway CEO is the third-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $65 billion. Largely considered one of the best investors of all-time, Buffett has stakes in a variety of big name stocks, including Geico, Dairy Queen, Coca-Cola, American Express and Fruit of the Loom.
Notoriously frugal, Buffett has lived in the same Omaha, Neb., home since 1958 — purchased for $31,500. He can afford any car he wants, but the always economical Buffett swapped his 2006 Cadillac for a Cadillac XTS in 2014.
2. Steve Ballmer Net Worth: $24 Billion
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is serving as an adviser on the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Ballmer helmed the tech giant from 2000 to 2014. After stepping down, he purchased the NBA team the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion in 2014.
The billionaire businessman earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics from Harvard, where he befriended Bill Gates. After a brief stint at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, he dropped out to join the Microsoft team. He served as president of the company from July 1998 until February 2001, when he took over for Gates.
Forbes noted that much of Ballmer’s estimated net worth is tied to Microsoft stock. He also became one of Twitter’s largest shareholders in October 2015, when he purchased a 4 percent stake in the company.
3. Jessica Alba Net Worth: $350 Million
Another adviser on the new season, Jessica Alba is both a successful Hollywood actress and savvy businesswoman. She co-founded the Honest Company, a socially responsible family brand that sells everything from diapers to cleaning products. A cult favorite, the Honest Company is valued at $1.7 billion — and she owns 15 to 20 percent of stock in the company, according to Forbes.
Her billion-dollar business keeps her plenty busy, but Alba still finds time to maintain her acting career. In 2016 alone, she starred in three movies — “Mechanic: Resurrection,” “Dear Eleanor” and “The Veil.” Some of her most popular films include “Little Fockers,” “Valentine’s Day” and “Sin City.”
4. Gene Simmons Net Worth: $300 Million
Gene Simmons is definitely most famous for sporting radical styles and black-and-white makeup as a founding member of Kiss, which has sold over 100 million copies of its albums since the band formed in 1973. The success of Kiss is the main source of Simmons’ massive $300 million fortune though he has other business ventures, like his partnership in the international chain restaurant Rock & Brews.
Simmons appeared on season one of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008 and raised $20,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation before he was fired in the third episode. In addition to appearing on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Simmons has made other forays into reality TV with his shows “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” on A&E and “Rock School” for U.K. television.
5. Sharon Osbourne Net Worth: $220 Million
Sharon Osbourne has long enjoyed financial success through her career of managing music artists Motorhead, Smashing Pumpkins and, of course, her husband Ozzy Osbourne, lead singer of hugely popular heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Sharon Osbourne’s current net worth stands at $220 million.
Osbourne broke into the reality TV scene in the iconic show about the Osbourne family, “The Osbournes,” which debuted in 2002. She’s had some misses since then, like failed talk show “The Sharon Osbourne Show,” but has enjoyed more profitable projects, like her stints as a judge on “The X Factor” in the U.K. and “America’s Got Talent.”
Sharon appeared on season three of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and raised $50,000 for the Cedars-Sinai Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program. Currently, she appears as one of the hosts on “The Talk.”
6. Penn Jillette Net Worth: $175 Million
Penn Jillette’s net worth of $175 million has been built in large part thanks to his career as half of the comedy and magic show “Penn & Teller,” which has long been a popular show in Vegas. But he’s also been a part of various other projects, from appearing in a Showtime program based on his Vegas show to producing the 2005 film “The Aristocrats,” as well as starring and writing in the upcoming film “The Grounds.”
Penn appeared on the fifth and sixth seasons of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” In the fifth season, he finished seventh and raised $40,000 — with a grand total of $300,000 after Caesars Entertainment chipped in $250,000 — for Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas community charity. But Penn returned the next year for the All-Star Season to become the runner-up, raising a whopping $663,655 for Opportunity Village.
7. Joan Rivers Net Worth: $150 Million
Comedian Joan Rivers, who made great strides for women in the fields of comedy and television, passed away in September of 2014 at the age of 81. Rivers amassed a fortune of $150 million throughout her long comedy career through stand-up gigs, TV appearances, hosting gigs and a clothing and jewelry line. She was the host of “Fashion Police” on E! when she passed away.
It’s been more than two years since her sudden passing, and the world is still mourning the loss of the iconic funny lady. Rivers was a cast member on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” alongside daughter Melissa. Joan won the title of Celebrity Apprentice that season and also made a posthumous guest appearance on the last season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
8. Lennox Lewis Net Worth: $140 Million
Lennox Lewis is a retired boxer worth $140 million. He won 41 of 44 career bouts and claimed Olympic gold for Canada in 1988, retiring in 2004. In August 2015, Lewis was honored with an induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
Lewis competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and took fourth place. He raised $40,000 and donated it to his charity, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
Along with his wife, Violet, Lewis is the co-founder of the Lennox Lewis League of Champions. The foundation helps children in underserved communities gain access to the world of boxing. In July 2016, the nonprofit held its first Lennox Lewis Boxing Camp in Jamaica. The group had a nutrition workshop in Jamaica one year earlier, as well.
9. Melissa Rivers Net Worth: $100 Million
Melissa Rivers is the daughter of Joan Rivers, and the duo competed together in “The Celebrity Apprentice 2.” Melissa is best known as a red carpet reporter and hosted several shows alongside her mother. She’s currently starring on “Fashion Police,” which is likely bittersweet since her late mother was previously one of her co-stars.
Much of Melissa’s net worth can be attributed to an inheritance from her famous mother, which included $75 million in cash and a New York City penthouse worth $35 million. She also auctioned several of her mother’s possessions off in the summer of 2016. The events benefited two charities close to Joan’s heart: Guide Dogs for the Blind and God’s Love We Deliver.
10. Tyra Banks Net Worth: $90 Million
Former “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks has returned to reality TV to serve as an adviser on the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The supermodel rose to fame in the early ’90s and graced the cover of many magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and GQ. Her portfolio includes gigs for numerous brands, such as Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret.
Banks has realized considerable success as a model and is also an established actress and host. In late 2016, she guest starred on the TV series “Blackish.” She’s also appeared on several other shows, including “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Of course, she also hosted “The Tyra Banks Show” from 2005 to 2011 and co-hosted FabLife until July 2016. Also a businesswoman, Banks is the founder of cosmetics line Tyra Beauty.
11. Johnny Damon Net Worth: $60 Million
Johnny Damon was a cast member of the seventh season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” After making it pretty far into the competition — 11 rounds — Trump fired him and Brandi Glanville because neither was willing to sell the other one out as a lesser player.
Damon is a professional baseball player who first entered the Major Leagues in 1995 and played for 18 seasons. The legendary athlete is one of just a handful of MLB players to ever win a World Series with both the Yankees and Red Sox.
Now retired, Damon is sitting on a comfortable $60 million fortune. The married father of six has a charitable heart. He created The Johnny Damon Foundation to raise money for various local and national charitable programs that offer leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children.
12. Meat Loaf Net Worth: $45 Million
Meat Loaf, or Marvin Lee Aday, has had a long and storied career in both music and acting. He’s released 13 studio albums, including his latest “Braver Than We Are,” which debuted in September 2016. In 1993 he won a Grammy for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for his hit “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).”
Also a successful actor, Meat Loaf has appeared in nearly 75 films and television series. Some of his most high-profile works include “Fight Club,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.”
Meat Loaf’s colorful persona added a lot of flavor to “The Celebrity Apprentice” during his time on the show in season 11. Meat Loaf’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million.
13. Scott Hamilton Net Worth: $30 Million
Scott Hamilton is best known for his dominance as a male figure skater in the ’80s and ’90s, which included winning gold in the 1984 Winter Olympics. Hamilton made his $30 million net worth through his figure skating career, first in competitions, then by touring in the “Ice Capades” show, and later founding and starring in his own ice skating tour, “Discover Stars on Ice.”
Hamilton also forayed into show business multiple times. He starred alongside Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in the film “Blades of Glory” and hosted the television series “Skating With Celebrities.” He was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” in 2009, but he didn’t fare too well — he was the second cast member fired.
14. Cyndi Lauper Net Worth: $30 Million
As a singer who gave voice to many popular hits in the ’80s, like the seminal “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper has sold over 50 million albums and managed to acquire quite the fortune, as well as two Grammys, an Emmy and Tony award. She won the latter for writing the original score for the musical Kinky Boots.
The exceptionally talented artist is also a New York Times Best Selling author for her autobiography “Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir.” All this success has brought Lauper’s net worth to $30 million.
In 2010, the charitable star teamed up with Lady Gaga as the faces of the MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam: From Our Lips campaign, which donated 100 percent of proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund. Lauper appeared in season three of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and raised $45,000 for her charity, the True Colors Fund.
15. Lil Jon Net Worth: $28 Million
Rapper Lil Jon got his start as a DJ in the early ’90s and has since enjoyed success through his career as a rapper and music producer. Thanks to earnings from his music career and other business ventures like his Crunk energy drink, line of Oakley sunglasses and wine company, Little Jonathan, Lil Jon’s net worth is estimated at a healthy $28 million.
During his run on the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Lil Jon had a seriously impressive third place finish that raised $80,000 for the United Methodist Children’s Home — a Georgia nonprofit that places children into foster and adoptive homes and works to strengthen family relationships. He also participated in the all-star sixth season, raising $160,000 for the American Diabetes Association.
16. Michael Andretti Net Worth: $20 Million
A retired racer, Michael Andretti was a successful American CART and Formula One driver, following in the footsteps of his famous father, Mario Andretti. Michael’s career helped him accumulate his current net worth, estimated at $20 million.
Andretti’s impressive record on the racetrack includes more Champ Car World Series race wins than any other driver in history — including a 1991 Indy championship. He now owns the Andretti Autosport racing team.
Andretti opted to participate on “The Celebrity Apprentice 5” as a last minute replacement for his son Marco Andretti. However, his tenure on the show was cut short when he didn’t take the lead on a challenge to create a promotional pitch for Buick — a move not well-received by Donald and Ivanka Trump.
17. Piers Morgan Net Worth: $20 Million
A British journalist, Piers Morgan is best known among American audiences for his stint as host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Since its 2014 end, he’s hosted a variety of series, including “Piers Morgan’s Life Stories,” “Loose Women” and “Good Morning Britain.”
The controversial host regularly makes headlines for his feuds with celebrities and was slapped on air by reporter Richard Arnold during a December 2016 “Good Morning Britain” segment. All his success in television has brought Morgan’s net worth to an estimated $20 million.
Before his stint as a host on CNN, Morgan was the winner of the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008, racking up a whopping $754,300 on behalf of his charity, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
18. Leeza Gibbons Net Worth: $20 Million
Leeza Gibbons won “The Celebrity Apprentice” season seven, garnering a total of $464,000 for her charity. Outside of that show, however, Gibbons might be familiar to viewers as a host of “Entertainment Tonight” and from her daytime talk show, “Leeza.” She’ll also join the 2017 cast this season as an adviser.
The popular host won a Daytime Emmy in 2013 for her work on the show “My Generation.” She was also honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., in 1998. All this success has brought Leeza Gibbons’ net worth to a healthy $20 million.
She’s currently staying busy with the show “Home & Family” and her charity Leeza’s Care Connection. Located at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., the foundation provides support to those caring for a loved one with a memory disorder or a chronic or progressive illness.
19. Kevin Jonas Net Worth: $20 Million
As the oldest of the three siblings who make up the band the Jonas Brothers, Kevin enjoyed a lot of financial success in his teens and early 20s. The Jonas Brothers had a streak of mega-success in the late ’00s, selling millions of records and appearing in Disney Channel shows and in several of the group’s own movies.
Kevin’s reality TV debut came in 2012 with “Married to Jonas,” which featured Jonas and his wife Danielle Deleasa and lasted two seasons. The famous celebrity couple’s first child Alena was born in February 2014 and they welcomed another baby girl, Valentina, in November 2016.
The Jonas Brothers broke up in 2013, but all of their success brought Kevin’s’ net worth to 20 million. Kevin was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice” season seven.
20. Star Jones Net Worth: $18.5 Million
Star Jones starred in season four of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” As a lawyer, Jones segued her legal prowess into a career in showbiz by becoming a legal expert on NBC-TV in the early ’90s.
In 1994 she launched her own show, “Jones & Jury,” and was hired as a legal analyst for Inside Edition. Jones was a co-host of “The View” from the show’s start in 1997 and remained on the show until 2006. Along with her co-hosts from “The View,” she won the Online Film and Television Award for Best Host of a Talk Show in 2000 and 2001.
Jones’ net worth is estimated at $18.5 million today, and she currently serves as president of the National Association of Professional Women.
21. Niki Taylor Net Worth: $18 Million
Niki Taylor got her big break at age 15, when she was the youngest model to have ever appeared on the cover of Vogue. Throughout her successful career, Taylor has done modeling work for major brands including Cover Girl and Nokia.
The beautiful blonde model’s life hasn’t been picture-perfect, as she’s been forced to overcome some grave tragedies. In 1995, she lost her sister — and best friend — Krissy Taylor to a rare heart condition and was almost killed in a serious car accident in 2001 that left her hospitalized for three months.
Throughout her career, Taylor has acquired a net worth of $18 million. During her season four stint on “The Celebrity Apprentice” Taylor raised $35,000 for the American Red Cross.
22. Trace Adkins Net Worth: $16 Million
Trace Adkins, the country music star, has a net worth of $16 million. Adkins’ resume also includes voiceover work, including a recurring character on “King of the Hill” and various TV appearances. He’s quickly becoming a bona fide movie star, as he recently appeared in the film “Deepwater Horizon” and starred in “Traded” and “Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story.” Next up is a starring role in the movie “Abilene.”
Adkins has dominated two seasons of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” In his first go-around in 2008, Adkins was a finalist and raised $102,000 for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Adkins returned for the All-Star Season of the show and beat out runner-up Penn Jillette to take home the title, earning $1.5 million that season for the American Red Cross.
23. Adam Carolla Net Worth: $15 Million
Adam Carolla got his break in show business by making appearances on KROQ’s “Kevin and Bean Morning Show,” a popular Los Angeles radio show. Dr. Drew Pinsky liked his style and in 1995 invited Carolla to co-host “Loveline,” a nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show. Soon after, the radio show spun off on television and “Loveline” debuted on MTV in 1996.
Though the “Loveline” TV show ended in 2000, Carolla continued to co-host the radio show until 2005. Since then, Carolla has written two books that became New York Times best-sellers, records one of the most popular podcasts out there and even started his own line of alcoholic drinks called Mangria. Together, these ventures have put Adam Carolla’s net worth in the range of $15 million. Carolla was a cast member on “The Celebrity Apprentice” season five.
24. Tito Ortiz Net Worth: $15 Million
Mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz has a net worth of $15 million earned through winnings and contracts from his UFC matches, as well as through his position as owner of martial arts equipment and clothing company Punishment Athletics. In December 2016, he announced that he will retire from fighting after his Jan. 21, 2017 Bellator 170 match.
Also an actor, Ortiz has appeared in several films and TV shows. Some of these include guest starring roles on “CSI: NY” and “Numb3rs,” plus the films “Zombie Strippers” and “The Dog Problem.” You can also catch him in the upcoming films “Bleach” and “Yakuzano.”
During his time on “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008, Ortiz raised $70,000 for his charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
25. Andrew Dice Clay Net Worth: $10 Million
Andrew Dice Clay is most famous for his controversial stand-up comedy and acting, enjoying huge popularity and success in the ’80s and ’90s. He often sold out arena comedy shows and also made appearances on TV shows “M*A*S*H” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”
In recent years, Clay’s career has experienced a serious surge. In addition to touring as a stand-up comic, he landed his own Fox 21 sitcom “Dice.” It’s second season debuts in 2017. He also appeared in the films “Blue Jasmine” and “Entourage” — after several cameos in the HBO series. This success earned Andrew Dice Clay a net worth of $10 million.
Clay wasn’t as successful on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2,” however, as he was the first cast member to be fired that season.
The 25 Poorest Celebrity Apprentice Cast Members
Sure, there are plenty of huge net worths on a show about celebrities, but what about “The Celebrity Apprentice” cast members who have ended up in the red? It turns out you don’t need to be a millionaire to secure a spot on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” In fact, the poorest contestants of the show are millions of dollars in debt. Here are the 25 poorest cast members to appear in a season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” along with how much they are worth — or not worth.
1. Teresa Giudice Net Worth: -$11 Million
Teresa Giudice first rose to prominence as a main cast member of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She’s also an author with four New York Times best-sellers, including three cookbooks and a memoir. Guidice secured a spot on “Celebrity Apprentice 5” and raised $70,000 for the NephCure Foundation.
But Giudice’s season on “The Celebrity Apprentice” has been overshadowed by more recent legal troubles. She and her husband, Joe, filed for bankruptcy in 2009, claiming debts of $11 million, her attorney told People. But investigations into the couples’ finances uncovered that they had misstated their income on several documents, from loan applications to bankruptcy claims, and were indicted on 39 counts of fraud.
The pair ended up getting jail time. Joe was sentenced to 41 months and Teresa got 15 months. She started her sentence in January 2015 and secured an early release in December 2015.
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2. Sinbad Net Worth: -$10.77 Million
Sinbad is an actor and comedian who starred in TV shows and movies in the ’80s and ’90s, including films like “Jingle All the Way” and “Coneheads” at the peak of his career. Sinbad even had his own show, “The Sinbad Show,” for one season. In 2009 he appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice 3,” but was fired in week two.
In 2013, Sinbad filed for bankruptcy and revealed he was nearly $11 million in debt, TMZ reported. Despite his bankruptcy, Sinbad said he wouldn’t change a thing.
“I didn’t buy Bentleys,” he said in an episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” “I didn’t live large. I invested in me. I invested in a lot of other people. I would not change it; I would not go back.”
3. Dionne Warwick Net Worth: -$10 Million
Dionne Warwick is a singer and actress, popular as the voice behind songs like “I Say a Little Prayer” and “Walk On By.” Warwick was a cast member of season four of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Warwick had been struggling financially for years, but her troubles came to a head after her stint on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” when she filed for bankruptcy in 2013. Despite decades of success in show business, Warwick had only $25,000 to her name along with over $10 million in debt, according to CNN. However, in 2014 a bankruptcy trustee excused her from paying off the debts — which dated back to 1991 — and allowed her to keep her assets.
Warwick seems to be working hard to rebuild her fortune. In 2016, she performed on the soundtracks of “Vinyl,” “Roadies” and “Bridget Jones’ Baby.” You can also catch her in the upcoming film “If.”
4. Dennis Rodman Net Worth: -$1 Million
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman was a Celebrity Apprentice cast member in 2009 and came back for another round in 2013 for “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”. The second time around, he was fired for spelling Melania Trump’s name wrong as part of a challenge to create a campaign for her skincare line.
Despite a successful NBA career that earned Rodman millions in NBA salaries and five NBA championships, the former pro basketball player is worse than broke. In 2012, Rodman was ordered to pay his ex-wife $500,000 in back child support, according to USA Today. Financial woes aren’t his only issue right now — in November 2016, he was charged with a hit-and-run for driving on the wrong side of the road on a Southern California freeway and could face two years in jail.
5. Gary Busey Net Worth: -$500,000
Actor Gary Busey has been a mainstay of TV and film for decades. Some of his most high-profile works include “Lethal Weapon,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Point Break.”
“The Celebrity Apprentice” isn’t Busey’s only reality show stint. He was part of the “Dancing With the Stars” cast in 2015, “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2014 and “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” in 2008. As a recovering cocaine addict, he also appeared on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” to mentor other cast members.
Busey was a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice” twice — for season four and “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” In between the air dates of Busey’s two seasons of Celebrity Apprentice, however, the actor filed for bankruptcy in 2012, according to Time. Busey’s net worth was most recently estimated to be negative $500,000.
6. Terrell Owens Net Worth: $0
As a former NFL wide receiver, Terrell Owens had a 16-season career, an impressively long run for a professional football player. His long career playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys led to millions in career earnings.
Owens hit financial troubles soon after 2010, which marked his last season playing in the NFL. In 2011, he petitioned to have his child support payments, which totaled $50,000 a month according to ESPN, reduced as he had no income post-NFL.
Terrell Owens’ net worth is $0, but it could soon change, as he launched his athleisure clothing brand, Prototype81, in 2016. The six-time Pro Bowler was a cast member of “Celebrity Apprentice 7.”
7. Rod Blagojevich Net Worth: $100,000
Rod Blagojevich is a lawyer who became a public figure by serving as a house representative in Congress for Illinois’ 5th District, an office he held from 1997 to 2002 when he was elected governor of Illinois. Blagojevich served as governor from 2003 until his impeachment in 2009, following convictions of corruption, including soliciting bribes for Barack Obama’s senate seat, which was left empty when Obama was elected president, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Blagojevich was sentenced to a 14-year term in prison, which he is currently serving, but he managed to squeeze in a season on “The Celebrity Apprentice 3.” Before heading to jail, Blagojevich’s net worth was around $100,000.
8. Kate Gosselin Net Worth: $200,000
Kate Gosselin is best known for her TLC shows “John and Kate Plus 8″ and — post-divorce —”Kate Plus 8.” These shows centered on Kate’s life raising her eight children, consisting of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets. A new season of “Kate Plus 8” is set to premiere in January. In addition to her family’s reality show, Gosselin was part of the “Dancing With the Stars” cast in 2010, and she’s also co-hosted “The View” several times.
While the shows found initial success and Gosselin wrote four books, two of which became New York Times best-sellers, Gosselin has struggled to find a stable source of income. Today, Gosselin’s net worth is estimated to be around $200,000. Gosselin was part of “The Celebrity Apprentice” season seven cast.
9. Dayana Mendoza Net Worth: $200,000
Model Dayana Mendoza has had a successful career and is best known as Miss Venezuela, winning the Miss Universe pageant in 2008. The tri-lingual beauty has traveled the globe modeling for major brands like Max Mara and Costume Nacional. Incredibly brave and strong-willed, she survived being kidnapped in 2007 in her native country of Venezuela.
Mendoza landed her first modeling gig at age 12. Through her modeling and pageant career, Mendoza’s net worth has reached a modest $200,000. Next up for Mendoza is likely an appearance in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as the magazine highlighted her casting call in September.
As a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice 5,” Mendoza managed to make it far in the season and raised $30,000 for an HIV/AIDS services nonprofit.
10. Richard Hatch Net Worth: $200,000
Richard Hatch first made an impression on reality TV viewers as the winner of the first-ever season of hit reality show “Survivor,” when he took a cutthroat approach that has become a mainstay of the show’s dynamics. As the show’s winner, he took home the $1 million grand prize. Hatch also competed in the 2004 season of “Survivors: All-Stars.”
But after failing to pay taxes on his “Survivor” winnings, or even file tax returns altogether, Hatch found himself owing the IRS close to $2 million at one point, according to Forbes. Hatch was sentenced to 51 months in prison for dodging taxes, a sentence he has completed. Despite all this, Hatch was part of “The Celebrity Apprentice 4” cast and has a net worth of about $200,000.
11. Stephen Baldwin Net Worth: $500,000
A member of the famous Baldwin family, Stephen Baldwin is the brother of Alec and Billy Baldwin. Stephen’s net worth stands at a modest $500,000 due to his largely under-the-radar acting career.
Some of his most popular films include “The Usual Suspects,” “Born on the Fourth of July.” “Half Baked,” “Shelter Island” and “The Young Riders.” He’s also slated to appear in the upcoming films “The UnMiracle,” “Mission: The Prophet” and “Tapestry.”
Baldwin was a cast member in both 2008 and the sixth all-star season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013. During his run in season six, he raised an impressive $50,000 for the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
12. José Canseco Net Worth: $500,000
José Canseco was a huge name in the late ’80s and ’90s as a popular baseball star. The 1986 Rookie of the Year, he played in the MLB for nearly two decades before retiring, making his rounds on a number of teams, starting with the Oakland Athletics and ending with the Chicago White Sox.
His 1990, five-year $23.5 million contract with the Oakland Athletics made him the highest-paid MLB player at the time, but it seems most of that money is gone today. Canseco’s net worth is around $500,000 today.
Canseco was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice 4,” but he quit the show early due to his father’s ailing health. As a consolation prize, Donald Trump gave him $25,000 for his charity, the Baseball Assistance Team.
13. Claudia Jordan Net Worth: $500,000
Claudia Jordan got her early start in pageants as Miss Rhode Island Teen USA and later as Miss Rhode Island USA. This exposure helped Jordan launch a modeling career with her most prominent work including game shows “The Price is Right” and “Deal or No Deal.” She’s starred in commercials for many big name brands, as well, including Coors Light, Denny’s and Sears.
Through her career, Jordan has built a net worth that is estimated to be around $500,000 today. She’s hosted several series, including “According to Him + Her,” “Reach Around Radio” and “Tiny Tonight.” Also an actress, she’s appeared in many projects, including the TV series “Diary of a Champion” and the film “Middle Men.”
In 2009 Jordan competed as a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” She was fired after the fourth task but returned for “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013.
14. Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins Net Worth: $500,000
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins first came to fame as a member of the singing trio TLC, which sold more than 65 million albums. She appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” which aired in 2009 and, as a sufferer herself of sickle cell anemia, raised $20,000 for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia.
Following her appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” she filed for bankruptcy in 2011, according to Billboard. Since then, she’s recovered from her financial setback and has a net worth of $500,000. After embarking on a 2015 tour with the New Kids on the Block and Nelly, T-Boz and bandmate Rozanda “Chili” Thomas plan to release their final album — which they funded through Kickstarter — in early 2017.
15. Porsha Williams Net Worth: $500,000
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams will be a cast member on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice. The second star of the hit Bravo reality series to head to the boardroom, Williams’ RHOA rival Kenya Moore was part of the show’s seventh season.
In addition to RHOA, Williams has also served as an entertainment news correspondent for “The Ricky Smiley Morning Show” on “Dish Nation” since 2014. Williams’ net worth is currently just $500,000, but the enterprising star could increase that amount as her profile rises.
Previously married to retired NFL star Kordell Stewart, Williams is working to create a new dating app with fellow RHOA Phaedra Parks. This won’t be her first business venture, as she is also the founder of Go Naked hair extensions.
16. Patricia Velásquez Net Worth: $800,000
Actor and model Patricia Velásquez’s net worth is a respectable $800,000. Her modeling portfolio includes brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Carolina Herrara and Victoria’s Secret. As an actress, she’s starred in TV shows like “Arrested Development” and “Ugly Betty,” as well as in “The Mummy” film franchise.
Also an entrepreneur, Velasquez helped launch organic beauty brand Taya Beauty in 2011. She also founded the nonprofit Wayuu Taya — a group that works to educate the public and find ways to help improve the lives of Latin American indigenous groups.
Velásquez was a cast member of “The Celebrity Apprentice” season five — and chose her own foundation Wayuu Taya to represent — but she didn’t make it far in the competition.
17. Kenya Moore Net Worth: $800,000
Kenya Moore won the title of Miss Michigan and Miss USA in 1993 — and also competed in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. Following her pageant runs, Moore moved to acting and made appearances on popular TV shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Martin” throughout the ’90s.
In 2008 Moore launched her own production company and joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for season five. Through these venues, Moore has accrued a net worth of $800,000, despite some financial trouble evidenced by her 2013 eviction from her rental home.
Moore was a cast member on the seventh season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” During filming, Moore notoriously clashed with fellow cast member Vivica A. Fox.
18. Brandi Glanville Net Worth: $1 Million
Former star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Brandi Glanville’s net worth is $1 million. Glanville first appeared on the show in season two, but was fired after season five. Despite her exit, she still sometimes makes an appearance on the popular reality show.
Glanville also wrote a New York Times best-seller, “Drink and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders” and the book “Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media is Ruining Romance.” She also starred on season two of “Famously Single” and “My Kitchen Rules.” The former Real Housewife also has her own podcast, “Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.”
The outspoken blonde beauty was a cast member of the seventh season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” During filming, she famously clashed with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore.
19. Jennie Finch Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Jennie Finch is a professional softball player who won Olympic gold with the USA team in 2004 and Olympic silver in 2008. She retired from the National Pro Fastpitch League in 2010 and now serves as a board adviser.
Since then, Finch has written a book — “Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself” — served as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and was a sports commentator. In 2016, she made history as the first female manager in pro baseball history when she served as a guest manager for the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Finch’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. She competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but didn’t fare too well as she was the fourth candidate fired.
20. Darryl Strawberry Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Darryl Strawberry is a retired professional baseball player who was on teams like the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers — among others. Through his 17 seasons playing pro ball, Strawberry made more than $30 million, according to Forbes.
Today, only a little portion of his baseball fortune is left, as Strawberry’s net worth stands at $1.5 million. Despite the decline in his net worth, he’s come a long way since his days as a professional baseball player. After overcoming a drug addiction, he became an ordained Christian minister.
“The Celebrity Apprentice” season three cast member was the third person to quit the competition in Apprentice franchise history. Despite his early departure, he returned at the end of the season to help out with the last task. For his efforts, Donald Trump donated $25,000 to The Darryl Strawberry Foundation.
21. Matt Iseman Net Worth: $2 Million
Matt Iseman will be a cast member on the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” A licensed physician, Iseman gave up practicing medicine to pursue his dreams of a career in show business.
Iseman has been entertaining audiences as a stand-up comedian for more than a decade. Also successful as an actor, he has guest starred on a number of TV shows, including “Hot in Cleveland,” “The League,” “NCIS” and “The Drew Carey Show.”
Despite his many talents, hosting is perhaps his greatest success to date. He’s hosted a variety of shows, including “American Ninja Warrior,” “Home and Family” and “Clean House.” His work on the latter earned him a 2010 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Special.
22. Carrie Keagan Net Worth: $3 Million
Carrie Keagan will be on the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” as well. The multitalented star has more than a decade of experience both in front of and behind the camera.
Keagan produced a variety of shows, including “Down & Dirty,” “In Bed With Carrie” and “Reel Junkie.” She is currently doing double duty as executive producer and star of “Up Close With Carrie Keagan.” She’s also the host of “Bravo After Hours With Carrie Keagan” and author of “Everybody Curses, I Swear!” — slated for release in January.
A long-time fixture on the talk show scene, you’ve also probably seen her as a guest on a variety of shows, including “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Chelsea Lately” and “Access Hollywood Live.” Currently, Keagan’s net worth is $3 million.
23. Ricky Williams Net Worth: $3 Million
At the peak of his career, retired NFL player Ricky Williams was considered one of the best running backs in the NFL. During his 11 seasons in the league, he played for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens.
Despite his talent on the field, his passion for marijuana use during the off-hours got him into plenty of trouble with NFL officials, resulting in a number of suspensions — including one for the entire 2006 season. Now that he doesn’t have to answer to NFL officials, the former Heisman Trophy winner has announced plans to open a gym that allows members to smoke marijuana while exercising. Located in San Francisco and co-owned by snowboard company executive Jim McAlpine, Power Plant Fitness is slated for a May 2017 opening.
Williams is part of the new cast of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
24. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Net Worth: $4 Million
Snooki rose to fame as part of the hard-partying cast of the hit MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” and now she’s heading to the boardroom for the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
After starring in all six seasons of “Jersey Shore,” fan favorite Snooki landed a spinoff with best friend and fellow castmate Jenny “JWOWW” Farley when the show ended in 2012. “Snooki and JWOWW” started in 2012 and lasted four seasons until its 2015 end.
She was also part of the “Dancing With the Stars” cast in 2013, paired with pro Sasha Farber. When she’s not entertaining audiences, she’s dressing them in her online boutique, The Snooki Shop by Nicole Polizzi. All this success has brought Snooki a net worth of $4 million.
25. Lisa Leslie Net Worth: $5 Million
She retired from the WNBA in 2009, but Lisa Leslie’s legacy as a powerhouse basketball player lives on. Serving as the first Los Angeles Sparks player to join the franchise, she amassed a seriously impressive 5,909 points and 3,156 rebounds during her 15-year career.
The University of Southern California alum was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and her jersey was retired in 2006. Leslie also won gold medals for Team USA at the Olympic games in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.
The basketball great is a cast member on the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Leslie’s total net worth is $3 million.
Net worth figures are indicative of assets versus liabilities. All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.
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Laura is a writer with nearly 10 years of experience in marketing and personal finance. She is a Los Angeles-based writer specializing in personal finance, higher education, legal matters and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Robert Morris University.