We would not have such an incredible legacy in terms of fashion, movies, music, and T.V without this iconic decade. Many of those super-rich stars remain mega millionaires today all these years later. Let's remember the stars and learn about their current net worth now.
1. Lynda Carter: $10 million
Before Gal Gadot, there was Lynda Carter. This young supermodel became the very first face of Wonder Woman, but she first became famous after being crowned Miss World USA. As time went by she also expanded her work into voice acting for video games and even theater projects. She has publicly spoken of her struggles with alcoholism and hoped to inspire people to keep healthy. She now has a net worth of $10 million.
2. Dolly Parton: $500 million
When someone mentions peak country music, Dolly Parton's image pops up in people's minds with her big blond hairdos and the big red lips. Dolly knows how iconic she is and has invested in many ventures with her name on it: Dollywood, Dolly Parton's Stampede, Dollywood's Splash Country, which have all brought her in a ton of profit. She now has a net worth of $500 million.
3. Richard Dreyfuss: $5 million
Richard Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn. In the early 70s, his role in Jaws led to his casting in Spielberg's next major hit, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. These two films alone made him a Hollywood legend. His net worth now is estimated to be around $5 million.
4. Rob Lowe: $60 million
Rob Lowe first shot to fame in the 1980s after starring in The Outsiders. He has been in the industry since 1979 and has received two SAG Awards and multiple Golden Globe nominations. Besides his acting work, he is also a donor to numerous cancer foundations and has raised money for breast cancer research. He also founded the Homeowner's Defense Fund.
5. Jennifer Grey: $10 million
Jennifer Grey was an ‘80s goddess due to her star turns in both Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's fair to say that Grey is Hollywood royalty too, as her father is Academy Award winner Joel Grey, her mother is world-renowned singer Jo Wilder, and her grandfather was famed musician Mickey Katz. She has overcome thyroid cancer and was treated and declared cancer-free in 2010. Her net worth is about $10 million.
6. Stevie Nicks: $75 million
Singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks has made entire generations sing and dance to her music, well beyond the '70s and '80s. Her crucial contribution to the industry was recognized when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the only woman in history to be inducted twice. Besides being a fantastic musical inspiration, Stevie also takes care of her charity foundation dedicated to helping wounded members of the military, called "Stevie Nicks' Band of Soldiers" Her net worth is about $75 million.
7. Thomas Sean Connery: $120 million
Born in 1930, actor Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor who has an estimated net worth of $120 million. He was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film and has won an Academy Award, as well as three Golden Globes. He was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive” and “Sexiest Man of the Century.”
8. Drew Barrymore: $125 million
Drew Barrymore started out in Hollywood as a child star, first with an adorable turn in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, before transitioning into full-on Hollywood megastar. In 2007, she topped People's 100 Most Beautiful People list. She has also become the face of CoverGirl, Gucci, Crocs, and signed a multimillion-dollar deal with IMG Models. Her current net worth is estimated at $125 million.
9. Cher: $360 million
Cher never loses her charm and will never go out of style. She was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and the only one to have singles top the Billboard charts for six decades straight. She also delivered excellent performances in Moonstruck and The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Besides being a singer, actress and LGBTQ activist, she is also an advocate for veterans. Her net worth is about $360 million.
10. Jane Fonda: $200 million
Jane Fonda has plenty of acting experience, which goes all the way back to her 20s. After becoming a sex symbol with her jaw-dropping turn in Barbarella, she began being more and more vocal about women's roles in movies, eventually becoming a role model to girls and women the world over. She was also renowned for her political activism and vocally opposed the Vietnam War and supported the Black Panther Party. Her net worth is about $200 million.
11. Al Pacino: $165 million
Al Pacino's net worth is about $165 million, and this could have been even more amazing if he hadn't turned down so many roles that ended up being huge successes, like Star Wars, Die Hard, Apocalypse Now, Pretty Woman. Besides his stellar career, he has supported many charities and causes including Amnesty International, Red Cross, and he's even participated in televised events to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
12. Robert De Niro: $300 million
Robert De Niro was known for his marvelous acting in classic films like Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, and Taxi Driver. He has since transformed his career by producing and directing his films as well. He also invests heavily in high-end New York real estate and co-owns a restaurant called Tribeca Grill. His net worth is about $300 million.
13. Brooke Shields: $25 million
Brooke Shields has been acting since 1966 and saw her first success in a childhood acting role in Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby when she was just twelve years old. She then starred in the hits like The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love. Almost overnight, Shields became an iconic face in America. Her current net worth is about $25 million.
14. Robert Redford: $170 million
Robert Redford took on edgier film roles after his breakout success. This resulted in legendary turns in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Great Gatsby, and The Candidate. He also became a prominent director. His directorial debut Ordinary People won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1980. His net worth is about $170 million.
15. Winona Ryder: $18 million
Winona Ryder is a real American sweetheart. She rose to prominence at the tail end of the '80s, with hit movies like Beetlejuice and Heathers, before she had even turned eighteen. Her net worth is about $18 million, and with her fortune, she has become champion for indigenous and economically disadvantaged communities.
16. Elton John: $500 million
It's safe to say that Elton John never needs to worry about money because he has a net worth of about $500 million. The legendary glam rocker has decades of albums, accolades, and tours under his belt. All of which has proven that he's genuinely one of the greatest artists of the '70s, '80s and perhaps of all time. He has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
17. Pam Grier: $10 million
Pam Grier was one of the most famous names of her generation due her notable performances in counterculture pictures like Foxy Brown, Coffy and The Big Bird Cage. These earned her the unofficial title of the “first female action” star in Hollywood. Her net worth is about $10 million.
18. Clint Eastwood: $375 million
Clint Eastwood’s first hit Hollywood success came with his T.V. series Rawhide. Since then, he has been prolific on screen and as a result has accumulated a net worth of about $375 million. He never stops challenging himself and has successfully transitioned into directing and producing. He won two Oscars for directing Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven, both of which were also Best Picture winners.
19. Michael Douglas: $300 million
Michael Douglas is both an actor and a producer, and he won an Oscar for Best Picture for his work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He acted in classic Hollywood films like Romancing the Stone, Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction. His performance as Gordon Gecko in Wall Street earned him an Oscar for Best Actor. His net worth is about $300 million.
20. Meryl Streep: $90 million
Meryl Steep might have read every compliment in the book when it comes to her acting. This legendary star is the most Oscar-nominated actress in history. Though she was at one time turned down for a role in King Kong for not being pretty enough, she has proven herself through sheer acting talent and hard. Her net worth is about $90 million.
21. Catherine Deneuve: $75 million
Catherine Deneuve is a French actress, singer, producer, and model. She became famous for her role in Polanski's Repulsion and received Oscar attention for her nominated performance in Indochine. Her current net worth is estimated at $75 million.