The bodyguard, a necessary occupation for celebrities who have a high status.
Sometimes, they need to be protected from those who hate them and even love them. That’s considered the advantage of their careers, like wealth that most of us can only dream of, special treatment, and larger-than-life experience.
However, it always comes with the cost of money and freedom. That’s why celebrity bodyguards can make the big bucks. Today, many celebrities invest in serious security and it’s also a way to show off their wealth in real life. Below are some celebrities with the most expensive and exclusive bodyguards. Let’s scroll down and check them out!
#1 Jennifer Aniston
- Star’s Net Worth: $320 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $240,000
Jennifer Aniston rose to her stardom when starring as Rachel Green on the memorable series Friends. Since she became so famous, she started to hire the infamous celebrity bodyguard Sheldon in 2013, who worked with numerous stars in the past.
#2 Katy Perry
- Star’s Net Worth: $330 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $350,000
Katy Perry’s bodyguard is famous for resembling a young Hugh Jackman. It is said that Perry tightened her security after she had her first baby in 2020.
#3 David And Victoria Beckham
- Star’s Net Worth: $900 million (combined)
- Annual Protection Cost: $1 million+
So many people still love hearing updated news from David Beckham, a former soccer player in the early 2000s. And his wife, Victoria Beckham, was a member of the Spice Girls and now is a fashion mogul. So it makes sense that they spent $1 million on serious security in 2014 and had guardhouses installed in their home in 2020. They always travel with tightened security.
- Star’s Net Worth: $220 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $75,000
It’s no doubt that Adele is one of the best voices of her generation, and fans certainly adore her down-to-earth personality. She has a net worth of about $220 Million, so there’s no surprise when she has hired bodyguards that protect her day and night. Her bodyguard is Lady Gaga’s former bodyguard Pete Van Der Been, who charges $70.000 per year for his services.
#5 Britney Spears
- Star’s Net Worth: $70 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $600,000
The famous singer’s life has been fraught with turmoil and stress, and a lot of that comes from the paparazzi. That’s why she spends around $600.000 on protection a year.
#6 Kylie Jenner
- Star’s Net Worth: $900 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $4.8 million
Kylie Jenner rose to stardom in her own right, it seems as though she’s starting to outshine her sister, Kim Kardashian. That fame comes with a need for more protection, which costs $400.000 per month.
#7 Michael Jackson
- Star’s Net Worth: $600 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $1 million
Michael Jackson is gone, but his songs still be in a lot of music playlists. He was known to spend so much money on security with a $1 million annual protection cost, he surpasses almost every other celebrity on this list.
- Star’s Net Worth: $500 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $2-4 million
Being one of the most famous people in the world means that the public is always going to be excited to see you. In addition, she is married to Jay-Z, another one of the most famous people on earth, so the two really need hefty security at all times. It is believed that they pay millions of dollars for security each year.
#9 Jennifer Lopez
- Star’s Net Worth: $400 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $500,000
Jennifer Lopez has had a lengthy and successful career as a dancer, singer, and actress. She has an estimated net worth of $290 million, so it’s understandable that she spends a ton of money on security. She is seldom seen without bodyguards by her side.
- Star’s Net Worth: $1.4 billion
- Annual Protection Cost: $500,000
Rihanna is a megastar who has to rely on serious security around her at all times. It is calculated that she spends about half a million dollars on security per year. She has bodyguards around, even if she’s only going on a quick Target run.
#11 Taylor Swift
- Star’s Net Worth: $450 million
- Annual Protection Cost: $400,000
We can’t forget about Taylor Swift, who’s been a pop star since she was a teenager. She is known for getting involved in feuds on social media, so she needs protection own her own, rabid fans, as well as the fans of other celebrities.