Not a single celebrity has made the cut for New Zealand's rich list

Only one of these stars would make the rich list, but no one's even close to the top 10. Photos / Supplied, Getty Images, FilmMagic
Only one of these stars would make the rich list, but no one's even close to the top 10. Photos / Supplied, Getty Images, FilmMagic

New Zealand's "rich list" is officially here and there isn't a single celebrity on it.

The National Business Review's 2016 Rich List, released today, lists the top 10 wealthiest people in New Zealand - worth a combined $24 billion.

It's topped (once again) by businessman Graeme Hart, followed by a bunch of business people and investors, including the guy behind 42 Below vodka (Geoff Ross), and the Kotzikas family who made an $80 million fortune from fishing.

To get on the rich list, you have to be worth at least $50m. Which is interesting, because guess who's not on the list?

Our music stars

Lorde. Photo / Instagram
Lorde. Photo / Instagram

You'd have thought New Zealand's very own pop princess Ella Yelich-O'Connor might have been up there.

Particularly as her pal and fellow pop-star Taylor Swift was revealed to be worth about $170m, topping Forbes' list of the world's top earning celebs this year.

But, if you believe the numbers the internet turns up, it seems Lorde only has an estimated net worth of around $10m.

And Zane Lowe, host of Beats 1 radio, who gets all the exclusives from the world's biggest artists, still only has an estimated net worth of around $5m.

Some of our most well-known actors

Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Photo / Supplied
Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Photo / Supplied

Comedian and actor Rhys Darby is estimated to be worth around $3m and Flight of the Conchords duo Jemaine Clement and Brett McKenzie are on $2m and $4m respectively.

True Blood star Anna Paquin comes in at around $14m while acting stalwart Sam Neill is close behind on $12m.

Meanwhile, over on the Forbes list, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is worth about US $87.5m on his own.

That said, Star Trek star Karl Urban is representing, with an estimated worth of around $80m. However, his agent told the Herald that figure is inaccurate.

Our top sports stars

Richie McCaw. Photo / Peter Meecham
Richie McCaw. Photo / Peter Meecham

Steven Adams' estimated worth is $4m, Dan Carter's is $10m, Richie McCaw's is around $3m.

Sonny Bill Williams is sitting on $5m, Scott Dixon on $11m, Brendon McCullum​'s on around $5m - all a far cry from the required $50m. Though All White Winston Reid comes much closer with an estimated worth of $19m.

Meanwhile, on Forbes' top 10, Cristiano Ronaldo's sitting pretty on US$88m, and Lionel Messi's close behind on US$81.5m

Even our top directors

Jane Campion. Photo / Supplied
Jane Campion. Photo / Supplied

Taika Waititi is an internationally acclaimed director and the man at the helm of Marvel's latest blockbuster. His estimated worth is around $3m. For now.

Jane Campion is one of New Zealand's most respected directors. She's on $10m.

Even Peter Jackson, the man who brought you Lord of the Rings and a tonne of other great stuff, is on $450m.

He, at least, makes the rich list. But he's not even close to cracking the top 10, as the 10th wealthiest person on that list still has an estimated worth of around $900m.

Thankfully, you can't put a price on quality entertainment.

- NZ Herald

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