20 Richest Porn Stars [Pic]
The adult film industry is worth an estimated $15 billion a year, which has resulted in many of the production houses becoming hugely rich. It is well known that the majority of actors dont get a big cut for their work, but there are a few who did.
20. Tori Black Net Worth: $1 million
Tori is relatively new to the industry, starting in 2007 but was quickly in demand, featuring in over 300 movies. She had to take a break from work in 2011 when she gave birth to her boy.
Tori was voted by Loaded Magazine as having the most attractive face in the entertainment world.
19. Sunny Leone Net Worth: $1.5 million
Sunny got into the industry in her university days when she was studying to become a nurse when her friend who was a dancer put her in touch with an agent who had connections. This fast tracked her career.
18. Audrey Bitoni Net Worth: $1.6 million
Audrey was born in August 1986, having mixed roots of Italian, German and Spanish. She started her career in 2007 and was nominated for the Favourite Rookie award.
17. Jayden Jaymes Net Worth: $1.7 million
Michele Lee Mayo or known by her stage name Jayden Jaymes has appeared in over 200 movies since starting her career in 2006. She has also appeared in a few mainstream films taking minor roles. Jayden keeps quiet about her private life and has been rumored to be linked to Chuck Liddell and UFC fighter and Donovan McNabb an NFL player.
16. Belladonna Net Worth: $1.8 million
She started her career at the age of 18 back in 2000 and has averaged 23 films a year to date. In 2007 Belladonna decided to semi-retire and work from behind the camera as a producer. In 2012 she took to twitter to announce her retirement and how she would be following other interests.
15. Evan Stone Net Worth: $2 million
The first male to appear on our list. At the age of 49 he is considerably older than his female counter parts, demonstrating the career of a male actor can be far longer. He also took minor roles on cable television and currently lives in LA, California.
14. Gianna Michaels Net Worth: $2 million
Gianna was born and raised in Washington. Her first job was in a fast food chain. She was then approached about a modelling assignment which opened some doors. She has appeared in 433 films to date.
13. Sasha Grey Net Worth: $2.5 million
Sasha has many other talents including being an actress, model, musician and author. She has even appeared in music videos and ad campaigns. Shortly after leaving school in 2006 she worked as a waitress in a steak house and saved $7,000 to move to L.A. were she launched her career
12. Evan Seinfeld Net Worth: $3 million
Evan is a man of many talents with a varied career. He has been in a band, Biohazard, where he was a singer and bassist. He has appeared in mainstream television, most notably in the HBO prison drama Oz. He was also married to fellow actor Tera Patrick from 5 years up until their split in 2009.
11. Jenna Haze Net Worth: $3.5 million
After dropping out of school at 15, Jenna took a number of low paying jobs to pay her way. Upon turning 18 she was able to take a change of career path, becoming a dancer in a local club. She did not particularly enjoy this and a year later her boyfriend of the time introduced her to an adult actor who put her in touch with a production house, 2 days later she was shooting her first scenes.
10. Lexington Steele Net Worth: $4 million
Clifton Todd Britt, known professionally as Lexington Steele, was born on November 28th, 1969. As well as initially starting out as an actor he realised there was more money to be made on the other side of the lens. He also directed and owned his own production house which can be credited for his $4m net worth. Britt is obviously a savvy business man.
9. Katie Morgan Net Worth: $4.5 million
Katie initially got into the industry because she was so desperate for cash. She needed to raise funds quickly to pay for her bail. She started out on the wrong side of the law, by getting caught for trying to smuggle 45 kg of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. She must have got off from the courts penalties lightly and liked the taste of the cash from her acting roles as she carried onto appear in 253 movies. She is now a radio host with a regular friday night slot on the air waves.
8. Bree Olson Net Worth: $5 million
Brees career span from 2006 2010 appearing in 257 films. She has clashed with the stars and was reportedly living with Charlie Sheen in 2011. Sheen is actually believed to be the reason for Olson retiring from the industry, as she is now one of his live-in girlfriends.
7. Ron Jeremy Net Worth: $5.5 million
Jeremy -nicknamed the hedgehog- for obvious reasons was ranked top on AVNs poll for the best adult entertainment star of all time. In his early days he left university with a degree in education and theatre and subsequently got a masters in special education. He quickly got bored of teaching and went to New York in order to pursue his acting career. He was soon to find this did not produce a salary which he needed in order to support himself, so this forced his move to the adult industry, and as they say the rest is history!
6. Maria Takagi Net Worth: $6 million
Takagi, born on October 25th, 1978 in Japan started out as an actress appearing on television and the big screen. She also did a bit of modelling on the side. She was to make her debut onto the adult scene in 2002. In 2003 it was reported that she was the highest earning AV actress in Japan.
5. Traci Lords Net Worth: $7 million
Lords is a woman of many talents actor, producer, singer and writer. She shot into the limelight at the tender age of 16 for her underage appearance in a video. She managed this with the help of her mums ex-boyfriend who she continued to live with and even used a fake driving license as proof of ID to fool the production house to believe she was 20, and of legal age. This is not necessarily the best way to get into the industry, but it definitely helped her later career.
4. Jesse Jane Net Worth: $8 million
Jesses father was in the military so she grew up on a number of bases in the US. Whilst at school she took part in a lot of dance training and was a cheerleader for her school. She got into the adult industry after reading an article on Tera Patrick and contacted the production company, shortly after that she signed her contract.
3. Peter North Net Worth: $10 million
Notably Peter is the highest earning male actor in the industry. Some would say this is down to his diversity of skills as he can be an, actor, director, dancer and producer. Peter has stared in a staggering 2,583 films and directed 61. This is clear proof that hard work does pay off with a net worth north of $10 million!
2. Tera Patrick Net Worth: $15 million
At the age of 18 Patrick moved to New York where her career started as a fashion and catalog model. From there she went onto Boise State University were she got a degree in nursing and biology. She personally appeared in 118 films but the majority of her net worth came from her talent agency, which would represent both males and females in the industry.
1. Jenna Jameson Net Worth: $30 million
Top of our list, with a net worth of double the number two position is Jenna Jameson. Coming from humble beginnings, her father was a Las Vegas Sheriff and her mother a show girl. Sadly her mother died just short of Jamesons second birthday but her mother would definitely have a lasting impact on her life. The cancer treatment for her mother bankrupted the family so they had to re-locate to a trailer park in Nevada and live with her grandmother. She tried to follow in the foot-steps of her mother by becoming a show-girl in Vegas, but she was rejected by most shows as she was to short. She then took to dancing in Vegas clubs using a fake ID as she was not old enough. After 6 months in the job she was earning $2,000 a night- not bad! This then led to her a film career which started in 1993.
Entertainers who have played the system and cashed in. How many stars did you know? I earned a lowly 6 on my pervometer.
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