10 Richest Porn Stars

10 Richest Porn Stars NUMBER 10: LEXINGTON STEELE Clifton Britt, aka Lexington Steele, began his career as a stockbroker But in 1996 he left that job in search of more exciting avenues

To date, Steele has performed in 1,019 adult films, making him one of the most active stars in the industry He is now the director and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures, a porn production company that has annual revenue of $10 million Steele’s personal net worth is $4 million, but it is estimated that this will soar over the next few years as his budding business gains momentum Sources: Adult Video News, New York Daily News, Business Insider NUMBER 9: KATIE MORGAN When she was 20, Katie Morgan was arrested for transporting over 45kg of marijuana from Mexico to the United States

In order to afford her bail, Morgan turned to porn for an income Little did she know that this would turn out to be the start to a glittering career Although she retired from the industry in 2008, she is now worth over $45 million Morgan has also starred in several mainstream TV shows and films, including Entourage and Zack and Miri [mi-ree] Make a Porno

She even hosted her own adult radio show, Having Sex With Katie Morgan Sources: Business Adult Video News, IMDB, HBO NUMBER 8: BREE OLSON As well as gaining notoriety as Charlie Sheen’s girlfriend, Bree Olson also made her name as one of the most successful porn stars of all time, with a net worth of $5 million She made over 230 movies in her time, before retiring from porn in 2011 Since then, she has moved into mainstream media

She had a guest appearance on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and starred in the 2015 horror film, The Human Centipede 3 Olson has spoken out against the stigma faced by former porn actors, warning young women against pursuing careers in the industry Sources: IMDB, CNN, New York Daily News NUMBER 7: RON JEREMY Now aged 63, Ron Jeremy’s stardom occurred during an era when porn paid very little, making his $55 million net worth all the more impressive

Originally a substitute teacher in New York, a young Jeremy left to pursue his dreams of becoming a Broadway actor When this fell through, he starred in his first porn film in 1979 Nicknamed ‘The Hedgehog’, Jeremy holds the World Record for ‘Most Appearances in Adult Films’, at well over 2000 He was also ranked by Adult Video News at number 1 on their list of ‘50 Top Porn Stars of All Time’ Sources: The Guardian, Richest Networth, Celebrity Petal

NUMBER 6: MARIA TAKAGI Before entering the world of adult film, Japanese-born Maria Takagi was a nude model and pop star Her work brought her attention from the porn industry, with producers seeing a lot of potential in her They were right Takagi is now the most famous and richest porn actress in Japan, earning an estimated $26 million a year

After achieving a net worth of $6 million off the back of her pornography success, Takagi retired to pursue a mainstream acting career She earned a role as a regular on popular Tokai TV drama Keiyaku Kekkon Sources: AllCinema, Movie Walker NUMBER 5: TRACI LORDS Traci Lords was one of the most successful porn stars of the 80s and still has a net worth of $7 million She even released a book, Traci Lords: Underneath It All, which debuted at number 31 on the New York Times Bestseller list

She was, however, involved in one of the biggest scandals to hit the porn industry In 1986 it emerged that she had lied about her age and dozens of her most successful films had been made when she was underage Distributors were ordered to take down these videos, costing them millions of dollars Sources: New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times NUMBER 4: JESSE JANE Jesse Jane rose to fame after she starred in over 75 highly successful adult films

Jane used this platform to launch a number of entrepreneurial businesses She released her very own line of sex toys, dolls, and even a tequila company, and has gained a net worth of $8 million because of it Her tequila brand ‘Diosa’ was launched in March 2011 and she worked personally with distilleries to create sweet, flavored versions of the spirit She is unable to use the name ‘Jesse Jane’ in the marketing, though, because her production company still own the rights to it Instead she has to use her birth name, Cindy Taylor

Sources: Consumer News and Business Channel, Philadelphia Daily News, Diosatequilacom NUMBER 3: PETER NORTH Although Peter North has performed in an astonishing 1,800 adult movies, and even starred in his own series, ‘North Pole’, the majority of his $10 million net worth comes from his directorial contributions He has directed over 70 adult films and launched his own production company, Northstar Associates Despite his tremendous success, North’s family are still unaware of his profession

He comes from a very religious background and fears what repercussions he would face if his relatives were to find out the true nature of his work Sources: Business Adult Video News, XRCO Hall of Fame NUMBER 2: TERA PATRICK Tera Patrick, born Linda Ann Hopkins, is of Thai, Dutch, and Indonesian descent She had done modeling from a young age and, although she obtained degrees in both microbiology and nursing, she spent most of her money on a wild lifestyle Patrick began performing porn in 1999, aged 22, and has since appeared in 118 adult films, as well as posing for Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler magazines

Patrick’s greatest success, however, comes from the talent agency that she co-owns: Teravision Teravision produces 15 pornographic films a year and is worth an estimated $30 million This has contributed massively to Patrick’s $15 million net worth Sources: Washington Post, Celebrity Net Worth, IMDB, Business Wire NUMBER 1: JENNA JAMESON With an incredible net worth of $30 million, Jenna Jameson is the wealthiest porn star in the world

Hailed as the ‘Queen of Porn’, Jameson has acted in over 160 erotic movies, won 35 adult video awards, and also set up her own adult entertainment website ‘ClubJennacom’ Advertisements for the site have been shown on a 15 meter-high billboard in New York’s Time Square In June 2006, Jameson sold ClubJenna to Playboy for an undisclosed fortune Jameson announced her retirement from pornography in 2008

Sources: The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal

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