It's no secret that Hollywood's best celebrities are earning some serious money these days. At one point in time, a celebrity's net worth was simply based on their box office earning power, but those days are long gone.
Now celebrities have so many other means of adding to their income, including becoming brand ambassadors for various products, posting sponsored ads on social media and using their celebrity status to branch out and start their own companies.
At one time, becoming a mother in Hollywood would be the beginning of the end of their career for many celebrities. But over the course of the last decade, celebrity motherhood has become a brand all on its own. From celebrities like Jessica Alba to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, celebrities of all kinds are launching their own mom-centric brands. Now, being a mother in Hollywood is more lucrative than ever.
And it's not just the mom-centric brands that are big earners either. Jessica Simpson, the Kardashian/Jenner clan and many other actresses, singers and models are proving that becoming a mother doesn't mean you aren't bankable anymore. In some cases it's providing an entirely new revenue stream. Celebrity moms are working hard and they're seeing the benefits of all that hard work in their bank accounts. We're seeing many celebrity mothers earning top dollar through book deals, endorsement deals and side businesses, with many women earning far more than their hubbies.
Using figures provided by Celebrity Net Worth, check out these 15 rock-star celebrity moms that are bringing in way more cash than their husbands.
15 Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood quickly rose to fame after winning season four of American Idol in 2005. Over the years the country superstar has amassed a huge following of fans and earned herself numerous awards, including 7 Grammys and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards just to name a few. She's also earned herself quite the bank account as well, with Celebrity Net Worth estimating the singer, actress and philanthropist to be worth $85 million currently. In addition to various endorsement deals, Underwood was the first brand ambassador for Olay according to Time, and currently has her own althleisure line of clothing called Calia by Carrie Underwood. She has also branched out from singing to acting as well.
Underwood married NHL hockey star Mike Fisher in 2010 and in 2014 the couple became parents, welcoming son Isaiah. As a professional athlete, Fisher is definitely contributing to the family's income with a net worth estimated at $30 million, but he's still paling in comparison to his wife.
Underwood, who recently recovered from a nasty fall that caused her to get 50 stitches in face, just announced her latest album titled 'Cry Pretty' will be available in September. No doubt this new album will just add to her already impressive earnings.
14 Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson is another celebrity mom who has successfully transitioned from singer/actress to hugely successful businesswoman.
Simpson, who is estimated to be worth $150 million, is behind The Jessica Simpson collection, her own retail brand estimated by Forbes to bring in almost $1 billion a year!
Simpson has used her own celebrity status, and her status as a celebrity mother — she shares two children with husband Eric Johnson — to appeal to a wide array of people. As someone who has been criticized for her weight often, Simpson ensured her product line offered a wide range of sizing so women of all shapes could wear her designs, which has massively contributed to its popularity.
Johnson, a former professional football player, has a net worth that pales in comparison to his wife. Estimated to be worth $100,000, Johnson seems content to be his wife's biggest cheerleader in her own business endeavors and a fully devoted father. A modern family indeed!
13 Pink & Carey Hart
It's no secret that most of us love Pink, not just because she's an amazing performer with an incredible voice, but she's also an unapologetic badass mom! She's also worth a lot of money. The singer/songwriter is estimated to be worth $150 million by Celebrity Net Worth, thanks to lucrative endorsement deals for brands like T-mobile, Sony Ericcson, VW, CoverGirl, Polo and more as well selling over 50 million records worldwide. And she has shown no signs of slowing down.
Pink married former pro motocross racer Carey Hart in 2006 and together they share two children. Hart himself is estimated to be worth $20 million, thanks in large part to his years competing on the professional motocross circuit as well as brand endorsement campaigns. Now Hart runs the Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing Company in Vegas.
12 Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Tom Brady may be one of the most decorated and successful NFL players of all time, with five Super Bowl rings and four Super Bowl MVP awards, but he is not the highest earner in his family.
In fact, Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen is worth $360 million with an annual salary of approximately $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth!
Brady is no slouch either with a net worth estimated at $180 million and an annual salary at approximately $26.5 million, but it's Bundchen's celebrity and business savvy that has her as the high earner in the family.
Not only has Bundchen, who shares two children with the quarterback, walked the runway for some of the fashion world's most notable brands and houses, she's also appeared in numerous ad campaigns, has her own line of designer sandals and owns her own hotel in Brazil. She's also a humanitarian lending her celebrity power to many worthwhile causes. This is one celebrity mom that is definitely an overachiever.
11 Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
It's no secret that Anne Hathaway is one of the most successful and highest paid actresses of our time, having first earning rave reviews at the age of 19 for her role in Disney's The Princess Diaries. She went on to star in films like Les Miserables, Brokeback Mountain, and The Devil Wears Prada just to name a few.
Hathaway's success has earned her a net worth of $35 million, which is far more than her husband, fellow actor Adam Shulman is worth.
Shulman, who shares a son with Hathaway, may have only had a few bit parts as an actor but he's found relative success as the co-founder of high-end jewellery company James Banks. Shulman, who has an estimated net worth of $1 million, actually got into the jewellery business while his now wife was working on the movie 'Alice in Wonderland', the LA Times reports.
While he may not be worth as much as his uber-successful wife, Shulman can definitely make her some pretty amazing jewellery!
10 Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
It definitely seems like the Kardashians are taking over the world lately, so it's no surprise that Kim K makes more money than her husband, even though her husband is Kanye West! And Kim has definitely not let motherhood slow her or her earning potential down!
The mother of three is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to have an annual salary of $50 million a year, with a net worth of $175 million!
That's a lot of sponsored Instagram posts. Kardashian has used her fame to launch her own cosmetics and fragrance line in the past year and has had numerous licensing deals over the years. Surprisingly, however, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that almost 40% of Kim's yearly earnings come from her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
Despite being very vocal in the past about his large debts, Kim's husband Kanye West is also estimated to be worth a very respectable $160 million. In addition to his music, the rapper/musician has also earned top dollar for his fashion line Yeezy.
While West tends to stay away from social media, we're confident that Kim's kids will be masters of the sponsored post game by the time they're teens!
9 Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
Julia Roberts isn't just America's Sweetheart, she's one of the highest paid actresses in the world! The superstar is a mother of three who has an estimated net worth of $190 million!
From her breakout role in Pretty Woman to critically acclaimed starring roles in movies like Eat, Pray, Love, Erin Brockovich and most recently Wonder, Roberts is basically box office gold.
Many would have thought that Roberts would have looked for someone with equal star power after her two year marriage to country singer Lyle Lovett ended in 1995, but Roberts shocked everyone when the very private actress married Danny Moder.
Moder was a cameraman that Roberts met while working on the movie The Mexican, and the two quietly married in 2002. Moder's net worth hasn't been reported, but it has been stated the couple have a net worth of $225 million. As a respected cameraman and cinematographer, Moder has worked on many big budget films so he's definitely contributing to the family income!
8 Adele & Simon Konecki
Adele is one of the hottest and most successful singers in the world, so it's not surprising that Celebrity Net Worth has estimated the superstar's worth to be $185 million! Thanks to her multi-platinum albums that have garnered huge popularity worldwide, and that fact that she's not only a Grammy winner, but a Golden Globe and Oscar winner for her James Bond theme song 'Skyfall,' the singer has definitely found financial success.
Although she's hugely popular, Adele is also desperately protective of her private life. The singer and husband Simon Konecki are parents to one son, Angelo, and have been married since 2016. While we don't know much about him, Konecki definitely seems like a good person. As a former financier, the businessman has co-founded Life Water, an eco-friendly bottled water company in the UK, according to PEOPLE. He then spearheaded the company’s clean water charity initiative, Drop4Drop, which helps to bring clean water to developing countries.
While The Inquistr writes that Konecki is estimated to be worth 'millions', it seems safe to say celeb mama Adele is definitely the one who is making way more cash in that family.
7 Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman is one of those celebrity moms that married someone who is also a celebrity. The actress, who was once married to Tom Cruise and shares two children with her ex-husband, has been married to fellow Aussie Keith Urban since 2006. While both are A list celebrities, with Kidman being one of the highest paid actresses in the world and Urban being a hugely popular country singer, Kidman's net worth is almost double that of her husband.
Urban's net worth is estimated at $75 million by Celebrity Net Worth, thanks to his successful music career, but that's nothing compared to Kidman's net worth of $130 million! Kidman, who also shares two daughters with Urban, was the highest paid actress in 2006 and has appeared in many lucrative sponsorship deals that only added to her net worth. Kidman even launched her own production company, Blossom Films, which she co-executive produced her smash hit HBO mini series Big Little Lies through.
Kidman is one busy mama and is showing no signs of slowing down.
6 Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott
Love them or hate them, no one can argue that the Kardashian/Jenner sisters haven't capitalized on their fame! The youngest member of the famous family, Kylie Jenner, who became a new mom earlier this year, is one of the richest members of the famous family.
In fact, Kylie is estimated to be worth $50 million according to TIME, and she's just 20 years old!
Kylie's boyfriend, rapper and musician Travis Scott, with whom she welcomed daughter Stormi Webster on February 1st, is also quite wealthy, but not Kar/Jenner money wealthy. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Scott is worth approximately $8 million thanks to his music career. In addition to being a performer, Scott has also produced tracks for some of Hollywood's biggest musical names including Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake and Madonna.
Kenner is showing no signs of slowing down either. At just 20, the new mom's cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, is estimated to be worth $386 million, with mom Kris Jenner stating she expected the line to reach a net worth of $1 billion by 2022. You may not be a fan of this family but there's no doubt they are taking care of themselves just fine!
5 Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
Jessica Alba's net worth just might very well blow your mind! Alba, who saw moderate success as an actress, is worth a whopping $350 million! Alba, who is now the mother of three, was able to transition from actress to business woman and capitalize on her celebrity mom status as co-founder of The Honest Company.
The Honest Company, an eco-friendly baby product company, has proven hugely successful and buoyed Alba's net worth. She was able to use her status as a celebrity mom and turn it in to her own brand to huge financial gain. After all, consumers always look to celebrities for product influence, as as these celebrities become parents it opens up an entirely new niche of products to endorse and promote.
Warren, a former actor himself, is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be worth $20 million. Alba's husband has recently co-founded the clothing line Pair of Thieves and together he and Alba just welcomed their third child.
4 Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
Reese Witherspoon is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, thanks to a long-standing career that has spanned decades.
The actress, whom Forbes estimates is worth $198 million, has starred in some of Hollywood's biggest films has also earned a lot of cash as a brand ambassador for products like Avon.
However, the actress branched out and started her own production company, Pacific Standard, that has proved exceptionally lucrative for the actress and businesswoman.
In addition to Witherspoon co-producing, alongside co-star Nicole Kidman their hit miniseries Big Little Lies for HBO, Pacific Standard also produced hit movies Gone Girl, Wild, and Hot Pursuit. Witherspoon is also an avid reader, constantly recommending books on her Instagram account and often using her production company to option to the rights to turn those books into movies and miniseries through the media company she co-founded, Hello Sunshine.
Witherspoon's second husband, Jim Toth is estimated to be worth $4 million as the co-head of motion picture talent for talent agency CAA.
Together these two are definitely a power couple.
3 Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman is another actress who has leveraged her fame to make millions through endorsement contracts. The actress, estimated to be worth $60 million, has appeared in many big name films and is the face of Dior perfumes. The mother of two, who is also very protective of her private life, fell in love with her husband, dancer Benjamin Millepied when she was filming her movie Black Swan.
Millepied, who was working as a choreographer on Black Swan as well as having a small part, is estimated to be worth $900,000. He is a former principal in the New York City Ballet before retiring in 2011.
A staunch animal activist, Portman, who is a Harvard graduate, once launched her own line of vegan footwear. In addition to acting and being a brand ambassador, Portman has also served as a model, producer, screenwriter and director. At just 36 years old we can't wait to see what this celebrity mama is going to do next!
2 Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
It should come as no surprise that Kelly Ripa is bringing in the big bucks in her marriage to fellow actor Mark Consuelos because she seems to be constantly working! The actress who is now the longtime host of Live!
With Kelly and Ryan, (formerly Regis and Kelly, then Kelly and Michael, etc.) Ripa is estimated to be worth $100 million!
While her hosting gig brings in an estimated $20 million a year according to AOL, she has also signed endorsement deals with brands such as Tide, 7 Up, Pantene, and TD Bank in the past and is currently a spokesperson for Electrolux.
Her husband, actor Mark Consuelos does pretty well for himself too. With an estimated worth of $40 million, the actor can currently be seen on The CW's hit show Riverdale. Together Ripa and Consuelos share three children, and they also founded their own production company, Milojo, that's based in New York.
1 Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone
Melissa McCarthy may be one of Hollywood's funniest ladies, but she's also one of Hollywood's richest ladies too! Estimated to be worth $60 million, McCarthy has seen her star steadily rise since her breakout role in the hit movie Bridesmaids. McCarthy has also been a television star in addition to her movie roles, starring as Sookie in Gilmore Girls before moving on to her own series, Mike and Molly. Now she's a bonafide movie star who starred in the Ghostbusters remake and also wrote and produced the movies Tammy and The Boss. McCarthy is a true comic genius and her husband is pretty hilarious too.
Ben Falcone, who has had everything from cameos to guest spots to starring roles in many of McCarthy's films, directed his wife in Tammy. Falcone is estimated to be worth $2 million and together with his wife they own the production company called On The Day.
The longtime couple share two daughters together and prove that you can work and play together and still be a happily married celebrity couple.
These amazing celebrity moms prove that you can be successful, wealthy, powerful and a mom!