Richest YouTubers 2021

Richest YouTubers 2021

You can make a lot of money through YouTube. Of course, it’s not easy to become a YouTube millionaire. For every one out there are thousands, maybe millions, of YouTubers who make little to nothing on their accounts. However, if you want to get rich on YouTube, then sometimes it can help to look at those who do succeed. After all, watching how those accounts make money can give you ideas of your own. So who are the richest YouTubers of 2021?

What Does It Mean to Be The Richest YouTubers in 2021?

We scoured the Internet for information about the richest YouTubers in 2021. Using information published online between February 2021 and early July 2021, we discovered that there are a range of different rankings for Richest YouTubers 2021. Although most of the lists have similarities, they definitely aren’t all the same. So, what accounts for the differences?

Well, there are lots of different reasons that one list might differ from another. But the two main ones are that it depends a lot on what you’re factoring in to consider someone among the Richest YouTubers 2021. Some lists look specifically at the person’s net worth. Others look at the annual income generated from the income. Plus sometimes you have outliers like a list that might include someone who earned the most for a single video. So, no list is all-inclusive / definitive.

Moreover, most lists only include people who make a majority of their income from YouTube itself. Or at the very least, a large portion of it. However, some lists include people of high net worth who only have YouTube as a small side income. For example, John Green is best known for authoring “The Fault in Our Stars.” However, only a tiny portion of his $17 million net worth comes from YouTube.

With all that said – after comparing and contrasting 5 top lists, we’ve come up with what we think is the best list of Richest YouTubers 2021. The lists we compared came from: Wondershare Filmora, CommonCentsMom, Gulf News, Slice, and Pressfarm.

40 Richest YouTubers 2021 by Net Worth

Combining the information from all of those lists, we came up with a list of the 40 richest YouTubers by net worth.

Figuring Out a YouTuber’s Net Worth Isn’t Always Simple

Sometimes all sources agreed on a person’s net worth. For example, everyone lists Jeffree Star as having a net worth of $200 million. Similarly, multiple sources agree that Ninja has a net worth of $25 million.

In other cases, there are tiny discrepancies. For example, sources sometimes list Jake Paul at $19 million but other times as $20 million. In a few instances, there are huge discrepancies. For example, Dude Perfect’s range is from $30 – $50 million although most sources will shoot for the middle and say $40 million. And then consider DanDTM; most sources say his net worth is between 35 – 40 million. However, Slice lists it as just $18.5 million. This is in spite of the fact that Slice’s numbers are comparable to other sources on many other of the Richest YouTubers in 2021.

Highest Net Worth YouTubers 2021

In any case, here’s what we came up with as our list of the top 40 richest YouTubers 2021, by net worth. The image below shows the Top 10. However, you can also click on the image below to go to a PDF that shows the list in more detail:

Here’s the top 40, including their net worth and a brief description of what their YouTube channel is all about:

  1. Jeffree Star: $200 million, beauty/makeup channel
  2. Daniel Middleton of DanTDM: $35 – 40 million ( although Slice says only $18.5 million), gaming channel, particularly known for MineCraft videos
  3. Ryan Kaji of Ryan’s World (formerly RyanToysReview): $32 – 50 million (although Gulf News says $80 million), unboxing and toy reviews
  4. Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Rhett and Link: $32 – 40 million, comedy/talk show channel
  5. Benny and Rafi Fine of FBE: $32 million, varied content including sitcom
  6. Felix Kjellberg of PewDiePie: $30 – 50 million, mostly gaming along with comedy and some other content
  7. Dude Perfect (note that there are five member so it’s divided between them): $30 – 50 million, sports channel
  8. Andre Willem Benz of Trap Nation: $30 million, music channel
  9. Mark Edward Fischbach of Markiplier: $28 – 35 million, gaming channel with some comedy content
  10. Evan Fong of VanossGaming: $25 million, gaming channel
  11. Tyler Blevins of Ninja: $25 million, gaming channel
  12. Lewis George Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy: $24 million, unboxing and tech reviews
  13. James Charles: $22 – 25 million, beauty/makeup channel
  14. Troom Troom: $21 million, crafty/DIY and recipes channel
  15. Nastya (also known as Like Nastya): $20 million, unboxing and reviews channel
  16. Jake Paul: $19 – $20 million, comedy, pranks, controversy, music and more
  17. Preston Arsement: $19 – $20 million, gaming and pranks channel
  18. Logan Paul: $19 million, similar content to brother Jake Paul above
  19. Rosanna Pansino: $18 million, baking/cooking channel
  20. Collins and Devan Key: $17.5 million, comedy channel
  21. John Green: $17 million, author of “Fault in Our Stars”
  22. Jimmy Donaldson of Mr. Beast: $16 – 24 million, gaming and challenges channel
  23. Lilly Singh of IISuperwomanII: $16 – $20 million, comedy and commentary channel
  24. Stevin John of Blippi: $16 – 17 million, children’s content channel
  25. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla of Smosh: $15 – 20 million, comedy as well as other content
  26. David Dobrik: $15 – 20 million, daily life vlogging
  27. KSI: $15 million, music
  28. Roman Atwood: $14.5 million, daily life vlogging
  29. Matthias Fredrick of Hi-5 Studios: $14 million, all-ages, multi-content across multiple channels
  30. Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes of Zalfie: $12 million (combined), her content is lifestyle/beauty while his is gaming/ daily life vlogging
  31. Bright Side: $10.1 million, trivia and tips channel
  32. Ryan Higa of Nigahiga: $10 million, comedy channel
  33. Emma Chamberlain: $8 million, comedic daily vlogging known for her own original style to content creation
  34. Liza Koshy: $6 million, an actress and comedienne who started on YouTube
  35. Nikkie de Jager of Nikkie Tutorials: $6 million, beauty and makeup channel
  36. Alia Marie Shelesh of SSSniperWolf: $6 million, gaming and reactions videos channel
  37. The Try Guys: $6 million, comedic challenges content
  38. Shea and Syd McGee of Stuido McGee: $5 million, interior design channel
  39. Mark Wiens: $4.7 million, travel with an emphasis on food
  40. Babish Culinary Universe: $4 million, cooking channel

How Many YouTubers Have a Net Worth Over $10 Million?

As you can see, 32 YouTubers have a net worth of $1o million or more. And at least 15 of them have net worth exceeding $20 million. Jeffree Star by far and away has the largest net worth at $200 million. PressFarm reports that he earned $18 million on YouTube alone in 2018.

Highest YouTube Earnings 2021

We don’t have a comprehensive list of the YouTube earnings for all of our Top 40 Richest YouTubers in 2021. However, Wondershare Filmora compiled a Top 10 list. As you can see, we’ve added that to our aforementioned PDF. Here’s that Top 10:

Highest Earning YouTubers

According to their list Daniel Middleton of DanTDM currently has the highest earnings at $16.5 million. And as you can see, everyone on the list is earning more than $10 million. PewDiePie, Markiplier, and Logan Paul are all in the middle with earnings of $12.5 million each. And it’s not too shabby for Lilly Singh to bring up the rear at $10.5 million in earnings.

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Mila Kunis’ Net Worth

Mila Kunis Net Worth

 

You might best know actress Mila Kunis from her role as Jackie on “That ’70s Show.” Or maybe you know her better from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the breakout film she did ten years after starting her role as Jackie. On the other hand, if you’re an Ashton Kutcher fan, you might know her best as his wife and the mother of their two children. Regardless of where you know her from, chances are that you do know her. So, obviously, she’s a celebrity. What is Mila Kunis’ net worth?

Who Is Mila Kunis: Childhood

According to her IMDB profile, she was born Miléna Márkovna Kúnis. She was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish, Russian-speaking family in the Ukraine in 1983. The family consisted of her father (a mechanical engineer), her mother (a physics teacher), and her older brother Michael. When she was about eight years old they all relocated to Los Angeles. By the time that she was nine, her father had signed her up for acting classes.

Mila Kunis’ Professional Life

Within a few years of moving to LA, Mila had an agent and began to get her first professional acting jobs. She was on an episode of “Days of Our Lives” and then on the “The John Larroquette Show.” Next, she played a character named Melinda in the short film “Make a Wish, Molly.” The 1995 film is about a Russian-Jewish immigrant teased for the differences of her culture. Although Mila, then age 12, wasn’t the star of the film, she did well and her acting career began to take off.

Mila Kunis’ TV and Videos

Mila really became widely known when she began her role as Jackie in “That ’70s Show.” She held that role from 1998 – 2006. Starting in 1999, and continuing all the way through 2021, she also played the voice of Meg on “Family Guy.” But before that and all through filming the show, she also did a number of other TV and video appearances.

Those include episodes of:

  • “Hudson Street”
  • “Baywatch”
  • “Unhappily Ever After”
  • “Walker, Texas Ranger”
  • “Get Real”
  • “Mad TV”
  • “Grounded for Life”

She had recurring roles on:

  • “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”
  • “7th Heaven”

She appeared in videos including:

  • “Aerosmith: Jaded”
  • “American Psycho II: All American Girl”
  • “The Strokes: The End Has No End.”

And she played the young version of Gia in the TV film of the same name.

Mila Kunis’ Films

Although she’s well-known for all of these TV appearances, particularly on “That ’70s Show” and “Family Guy,” she’s also proven that she has the chops for the big screen. She had small roles in a number of films throughout her career. When she played Rachel in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” people really began to pay attention. Some of the films she’s been in since that 2008 movie include:

  • “The Book of Eli”
  • “Black Swan”
  • “Friends with Benefits”
  • “Oz The Great and Powerful”
  • “Blood Ties”
  • “Bad Moms” and “A Bad Moms Christmas”
  • “The Spy Who Dumped Me”
  • “Four Good Days”

Her most recent film credits include 2021’s “Breaking News in Yuba County,” the now-filming “Luckiest Girl Alive,” and “Jackpot,” which is in pre-production.

Mily Kunis’ Awards and Recognition

IMDB doesn’t list any big awards or nominations like Emmys. However, if you dig further, even just as far as Wikipedia, then you’ll quickly see she’s received a variety of nominations. In particular, she received a number of Oscar nominations in 2o11 for “Black Swan,” including a Best Supporting Actress Nomination. She also received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy for 2013’s “Ted.” Fun Fact: in those same two years she received MTV’s “best kiss” nomination for her kisses with Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” and with Mark Wahlberg in “Ted.”

Awards she’s actually won according to Wikipedia include:

  • 2014’s Best Villian for “Oz The Great and Powerful” from MTV Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress for “Black Swan” from Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, Saturn Awards, and Scream Awards
  • Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress for Best Young Actress, also for “Black Swan” from Venice Film Festival
  • Spike Guys’ Choice Award, twice, essentially for being sexy

IMDB also makes notes that Mila Kunis regularly makes the “Top” lists, often for her looks. Way back in 2002, she ranked on Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” list in 2002. Between 2003 and 2016, she usually made the annual Maxim’s “Hot 100” list. In fact, she ranked #5 in 2009 and 2011, #3 in 2012, and #4 in 2013. She’s also regularly ranked on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” (including the UK and Australia lists). In fact, in 2013, she reached #1 on that list. Those are just a few of the lists that essentially celebrate how gorgeous she is.

Who Is Mila Kunis: Adult Personal Life

So what’s the story behind this gorgeous woman’s real life? She met Ashton Kutcher back on “That ’70s Show.” In fact, IMDB reports that her first kiss was with him on that show. However, it took 14 years before they began a real life relationship. Kutcher was famously linked romantically with Demi Moore. And Mila’s most well-known relationship before him was with Macaulay Caulkin. She and the “Home Alone” actor broke up in 2011, the same year that Kutcher and Moore divorced.

Kunis and Kutcher reconnected at The Golden Globes the following January and began to date each other. By April, they had moved in together. (Notably, Kutcher’s divorce wasn’t finalized until about six months later.) The couple got engaged in early 2014. In October of that same year, they had their first child together, a daughter named Wyatt Isabelle. The couple married in 2015. By the end of 2016, they also had a son, Dimitri Portwood.

As far as the public can tell, they seem to have a happy relationship. They most recently made headlines because Ashton Kutcher had bought one of those tickets to fly into outer space but Mila Kunis convinced him that wasn’t the best idea now that he has a family. Of course, they have they money for those kind of extravagances, so she was probably thinking about his safety more than the finances.

Mila Kunis’ Net Worth

And what exactly are those family finances? We don’t really know how the two choose to divide their family finances. However, we do know that celebrity finance fans have calculated their net worth separately. Most reports as of 2020 and Mila Kunis’ net worth at about $66 million. However, by 2021, she’s reportedly worth $75 million. Her husband, on the other hand, is worth $200 million, due not only to his acting history but also to his venture capital investments.

Mila Kunis’ Income and Assets

Obviously, Kunis makes most of her money from her acting work. Boss Hunting reports that she earned about $225,000 per “Family Guy” episode alone. That’s a long way from the $250 total that her family came to the United States with according to Celebrity Net Worth.

It’s unclear exactly what property she owns now. Moreover, since she co-owns some with Kutcher, we can’t break down her exact assets independently. However, according to Celebrity Net Worth some of her home purchases over the years have included:

  • Over one half million for a West Hollywood condo in 2002 (before she was even 20 years old)
  • Nearly $2 million for a Laurel Canyon home in 2008, which she appears to have sold later for about $3.8 million
  • $10.2 million for a Beverly Hills home in 2014 with Kutcher; in 2020 they listed it for sale at about $14 million
  • $10 million for a new beach home with Kutcher in 2017

Their newest home, “a sustainable LA Farmhouse” on six acres, has been regularly featured in publications such as Architectural Digest.

Together, Kunis and Kutcher have owned a variety of nice cars over the years including a Tesla and a Ferrari.

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Ali Johnson’s Net Worth

Ali Johnson's Net Worth

Ali Johnson is an intriguing actress. She’s known primarily for her TV appearances. However, she’s also appeared in quite a few movie shorts. Moreover, she’s got some bigger parts coming up soon, so we’re likely to start hearing a lot about her in the near future. Let’s learn more about who she is, where she’s been, where she’s going, and what Ali Johnson’s net worth might be.

Ali Johnson is a Canadian Actress

If you haven’t heard a lot about Ali Johnson, yet, then it’s probably because you aren’t watching Canadian television. The 5’6″ actress has made countless appearances on television shows there. She’s also appeared in some interesting Canadian movies. Some of her best-known roles have been in “Blink Twice”, “Killjoys”, and “Hudson and Rex,” all of which are Canadian TV series.

You Might Have Seen Her Face Before

Ali Johnson isn’t a famous household name, yet. In fact, we couldn’t even find a Wikipedia page for her. However, her IMDB page shows that she’s made a number of small appearances over the years. Although many of these were in Canadian shows and shorts, some also made it into the United States.

Television Appearances

For example, she appeared in Season 4 of “Killjoys.” This was a space/sci-fi series that aired simultaneously in the United States and Canada.

If you’re a fan of true crime dramatization television shows, then you might have caught her face in a few of those as well. In 2015, she appeared in an episode of “Surviving Evil”. The following year, she appeared in an episode of “Web of Lies”.

Here are some of her other TV appearances:

  • 2015: “Look What You’ve Become”
  • 2018-19: “Blink Twice”
  • 2019: “In the Dark”
  • 2021: “Private Eyes.”

Multiple Roles on “Blink Twice”

Of those, “Blink Twice” might be her most interesting project. Film Affinity describes this as a Canadian sci-fi TV series in which each episode is:

“A 1-minute film anthology that explores the depths of human connection. If your life can change in a minute, you can tell a story in a minute.”

Ali Johnson acted in five of the episodes, each time playing a different character. Moreover, she was a writer for three of the episodes. Furthermore, she directed two of the episodes. This shows the breadth of her talents.

Ali Johnson Shorts

As aforementioned, she’s also appeared in quite a few shorts (most in Canada.) In 2015, she starred in “Dignity,” a film about the last three days of a woman’s life tackling the issue of the Dying with Dignity Act. Appearances in other shorts include:

  • 2015: “Linger”
  • 2016: “Seeds”
  • 2017: “Zipties” (in which she was also a stunt performer)
  • 2017: “I’m In Love With All My Friends”
  • 2019: “Sleep Stop”

In 2020, she appeared in three shorts: “Whenever You’re Ready,” “The New Normal,” and “A Dog Cried Wolf.”

In 2021, she’s in a TV short called “Dream Date.”

Breakout Movie Role: Spiral

If Ali Johnson is only capturing your attention right now, it might be due to the fact that she’s finally in a popular American movie. She plays Officer Jeannie Lewis in “Spiral.” “Spiral” is the ninth in the “Saw” horror series. While her role isn’t a huge one, she’s still in a movie alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, and Max Minghella. Therefore, this could be just the boost her career needs to send her into higher-paying movie roles in the near future.

What Is Ali Johnson’s Net Worth?

Figuring out Ali Johnson’s net worth isn’t easy. Some celebrities choose to make that information readily available. Most keep it as private as possible. Of course, with bigger celebrities, it’s often easier to hunt down the information. But when it comes to smaller celebs like Ali Johnson, it’s not always so clear.

“Spiral” Cast Net Worth

Just Richest did an interesting article on the net worth of all “Spiral” cast members. As you’ll see there, they have clear numbers for some of the big named stars:

  • Samuel L. Jackson’s Net Worth: $250 million
  • Chris Rock’s Net Worth: $60 million
  • Max Minghella’s Net Worth: $3 million
  • Marisol Nichols’ Net Worth: also $3 million
  • Zoie Palmer’s Net Worth: $2 million
  • Christopher Thai’s Net Worth: $1.3 million
  • Edie Inksetter’s Net Worth: $1.2 million

However, there were other actors, including Ali Johnson’s net worth, where it seems like they just had to make their best guess at a range. They offered:

  • Dan Petronijevic earns somewhere between $1 million and $5 million.
  • Leila Leigh’s net worth is between $ 1/2 million and $2 million.
  • And as for Ali Johnson’s net worth, they say it’s anywhere between $100,000 and $1 million.

Therefore, of the top ten stars of “Spiral,” Ali Johnson has the lowest net worth. However, her career could just be heating up. Therefore, she has a lot of potentials to generate a higher net worth for herself in the years to come.

Earnings at the Box Office

Although it doesn’t tell us about her specific net worth, it’s always interesting to learn how an actress’s films fared at the box office.

According to Wikipedia, “Spiral” cost $20 million to make. It earned $36.5 million at the box office. Therefore, there was a $16.5 million profit at the box office. The film came out in May 2021.

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Vera Farmiga’s Net Worth

Vera Farmiga's Net Worth

Vera Farmiga is a beautiful actress who has appeared in a diverse range of television and movie roles. She began her acting career on the stage. When she moved to the screen, she placed particular emphasis on working in independent films. Her Rotten Tomatoes bio expresses that the actress spent over a decade committed to playing nuanced, complex, interesting characters. While that doesn’t always lead to monetary success, Vera Farmiga had some breakout roles that really garnered her attention (as well as income.) So what exactly is Vera Farmiga’s net worth today?

Who is Vera Farmiga? Personal Life.

Vera Farmiga has an interesting back story. According to her IMDB profile, she was born in New Jersey in 1973. Her Ukrainian parents didn’t speak English at home. They also lived in a Ukrainian neighborhood. Therefore, Vera herself didn’t speak English until age 6.

Her mother was a teacher, and her father was a computer systems analyst. They enjoyed keeping their Ukrainian culture alive and rich in their home. In fact, some of Vera’s earliest performances were playing piano and folk dancing as a teenager through a Ukrainian touring company. Fun fact, though, her mother was raised in the United States and her father was raised in Argentina. In fact, Vera’s father was a soccer player scouted for an Argentinian team at one point in his young life.

Acting Sisters: Taissa Farmiga

Vera is the second oldest of seven children. Her sister Taissa Farmiga is more than two decades younger than Vera. She’s also an actress. In fact, she’s only an actress because Vera eventually also got into directing, and she convinced her little sis to star in one of her films.

Taissa was 15 in 2011 when Vera cast herself as the lead in “Higher Ground,” which was her directorial debut film. She wanted someone who looked like her to play the younger version of her as the lead. Who better to ask than her sister? Taissa’s role was well-received at Sundance. Therefore, she decided to go into acting as well.

Fun Fact: Their cousin, Adriana Farmiga, is an artist who also helped on “Higher Ground.”

Two years later, Vera played Taissa’s mother in “At Middleton.”

Vera Farmiga: Marriages, Divorces, and Children

According to her IMDB profile, Vera Farmiga fell in love with actor Sebastian Roche when they met during the production of “Roar” in the late 1990s. Before the show had come to an end, the couple had married. The marriage lasted about seven years. They divorced in 2004.

Four years later, she married Renn Hawkey, who is a musician. They have two children together, a son and a daughter, born about a year apart shortly after the marriage. The family lives together in the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.

Pets, Hobbies, and Fun Facts

According to her IMDB profile, Vera has pet Angora goats that she enjoys spending time with. They shear the goats’ wool and she uses it to knit. Vera stays fit through jujitsu and Muay Thai boxing. Just like when she was a child, she still plays piano. Vera is also an avid reader. So, despite her fame as an actress, she really enjoys a lot of downtimes relaxing with her family and pets.

Who is Vera Farmiga? Professional Life.

As aforementioned, Vera Farmiga started out as a stage actress. She attending the Syracuse University School of Performing Arts. In fact, she graduated with an acting degree in 1005. She spent the next couple of years performing on and off-Broadway.

In 1997, she moved to the screen — the little screen that is. This was when she made her television female lead debut in “Roar.” As you may recall, this was where she met her first husband, Sebastian Roché. However, the male lead acting across from her in that show was Heath Ledger. Farmiga was well-received in that role and other opportunities kept coming her way.

Vera Farmiga’s Movie Credits

Here are some of her most notable movies, according to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes:

  • “Return to Paradise”, in 1998, was her first movie debut.
  • In 1999, she played Christopher Walken’s daughter in “The Opportunists.”
  • Then in 2000, she played Richard Gere’s daughter in “Autumn in New York.”
  • She played a great supporting role in “15 Minutes” in 2001.
  • “Down to the Bone” (2004) garnered her a Best Actress Sundance award. This is her highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • That same year, she also appeared in “The Manchurian Candidate.”

In particular, 2006 was a busy year for Vera’s movie career. She was in “Running Scared,” “Breaking and Entering,” and “The Departed.”

In 2009, she performed in “Up in the Air.” In fact, she received an Academy Award nomination for that performance.

Fun fact: Vera’s son was just two months old when she returned to work on “Up in the Air.” She used a body double for the nude scenes because she wasn’t comfortable with her post-pregnant body. However, she has done nude scenes herself in other films.

Then, as you know, in 2011, she performed as the lead in her own directorial debut of “Higher Ground.” That’s the one in which her sister played the younger version of the lead, launching her own acting career. Another fun fact: she was five months pregnant with her daughter when she completed filming of “Higher Ground.”

Vera Farmiga’s Television Credits

If you don’t know Vera Farmiga well, but she looks familiar, then you might recognize her best from the TV series “Bates Motel.” Later she was also in the TV drama miniseries “When They See Us.” She received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for both of those roles.

What is Vera Farmiga’s Net Worth?

Let’s talk about her income, assets, and net worth.

Vera Farmiga’s Assets

According to IMDB, Vera owns two homes – the one where she lives with her family in the Hudson River Valley as well as another one in Vancouver, BC.

Vera Farmiga’s Income

Vera continues to work as an actress and director. According to IMDB, she had a very busy past couple of years. Her 2021 credits include:

  • A role in the TV mini-series “Halston”
  • Playing Lorraine Warren in the newest version of “The Conjuring.” She played this role in previous versions of the film. In fact, “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2” are among her highest-grossing movies at about $320 million each.
  • Starring in 8 episodes of the TV mini-series “Hawkeye”

Plus two performances currently in pre-production. Therefore, she’s obviously earning a steady, ongoing income as a working actress.

Vera Farmiga’s Net Worth

Celebrity Net Worth, Wealthy Gorilla, The Richest, and other online sources all place Vera Farmiga’s estimated net worth at $10 million.

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