Oligarchs and aristocrats aside, the list featured plenty of our favourite faces: from fashion to film, its safe to say that some ELLE cover stars are doing pretty well for themselves. See if you can spot them among our highlights
Victoria and David Beckham, £210m
The Beckhams can do no wrong financially. Wise investments have seen Brand Beckham grow £10m in the past 12 months. Proof that Becks sells.
Tamara Mellon, £180m
The co-founder of Jimmy Choo is certainly well-heeled, what with almost £200m in the bank. Wed definitely like to be in her shoes.
Georgina Chapman, £115m (with Harvey Weinstein)
Harvey Weinsteins wife, co-founder of Marchesa, Georginas red-carpet showstoppers have a huge A-list fan base, deservedly so, and shes reaping the rewards.
Robert Pattinson, £60m
He may be trying to shake off his teen heartthrob image and move into more serious roles, but the Twilight series certainly hasnt done R-Patzs bank balance any harm.
The singer may have been focusing on motherhood, but Adele has still seen her bank balance grow by £15m in the past year. Expect to see that double when her rumoured (and much-anticipated) new album, 25, drops.
Calvin Harris, £30m
Smashing his way onto the list is Rita Oras beau, DJ and general all-round hitmaker Calvin Harris. Now charging £200,000 a night for DJ gigs and owner of a $7m house in the Hollywood Hills, hes come a long way from stacking shelves in the Scottish Borders.
Emma Watson, £30m
The Harry Potter aluminis stock continues to rise. Star turns in blockbusters like Noah, as well as a solid red-carpet fashion presence, have cemented Watson as an up-and-coming Hollywood power player.
Keira Knightley, £29m
Knightley holds steady around the £30m mark, with her seven-year relationship with Chanel still going strong, along with more mature film roles in the pipeline. Karl on speed dial and millions in the bank? Yes please.
Cheryl Cole, £16m
After a quiet year, Cheryl is preparing for a big comeback, signing a £1.5m deal to return to The X Factor as a judge. Simon obviously thought she was worth it.
Carey Mulligan, £13m