It’s the selfie that set a new standard: Thanks to the sheer wattage of its star power, Ellen DeGeneres’ in-show Oscar snap — which featured front-row fixtures like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum and roughly half of Jared Leto’s face — quickly became the most re-tweeted pic of all time on Sunday night, shattering a record previously held by Barack Obama (sorry Chief).
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Of course, after every single person in our timeline shared the self-proclaimed “best photo ever,” we started to wonder: What’s the total net worth of everyone in the frame? Turns out, it’s a lot.
With a little help from sites like Forbes and, uh, CelebrityNetWorth, we added up the bank accounts of the 12 stars in the pic — yes, we’re counting Lupita Nyong’o’s brother Peter, mostly because he’s awesome — and ended up with a rather staggering total: more than $1 billion.
And, sure, Ellen’s selfie has a long way to go before it can match the net worth of a single Bill Gates pic, a billion dollars is certainly nothing to blink at. Here’s a breakdown of what each star contributed to that total.
Total net worth: $65 million. Forbes has her at #73 on the Celebrity 100, with earnings of $7 million … of course, she’s also got 18 Oscar nominations to her name, and who can put a price tag on that?
According to Forbes, he came from out of nowhere to land at #2 on the Highest Paid Actors list, bringing in $60 million between June 2012 and June 2013.
Total net worth: $40 million. Turns out the actor/musician game is a lucrative one … though, admittedly, this figure is slightly less than the (totally fake) number that’s floating around out there, we’re willing to bet Jared’s not complaining.
Based on Forbes’ estimates, she’s the second-highest paid actress in Hollywood (trailing only Angelina), making $26 million between June 2012 and June 2013. That figure also helped her land at #49 on the Celebrity 100 … ahead of New Orleans’ Saints QB Drew Brees.
Lupita Nyong’o (and her awesome brother)
Total net worth: $500,000. Though we’re willing to bet that figure changes pretty quickly.