Being female and petite doesn’t mean having petite earnings. Unlike many women you find in rich list publications, the majority of petite women in the millionaire category are self-made. It's the brands that stem from these individuals that is upholding their wealth. These celebrities earn copious amounts of money both directly and indirectly, simply by promoting their products and specific causes. Women in their twenties now earn 3.6% more on average than men their age. It looks as though the female breadwinner is here to stay since the start of the social and sexual revolution in the eighties. In ascending order, we showcase ten sexy petite celebrities that are small in stature but big in wealth.
10. Pamela Anderson (5 foot 3)
has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
According to reports, Pamela Anderson was worth an estimated $35 million in her hay day. Pamela now 43, finds work opportunities in desperation with reality TV shows and talk show appearances. Nevertheless she still has mansions all over the world and two sons Brandon, 13, and Dylan, 11; “they come first, everything else is secondary.”
9. Megan fox (5 Foot 2)
has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Megan was paid $800,000 for the initial Transformers movie which she claims hindered her potential and stopped her from making the sequel. Most of her wealth has come from movies and television.
8. Jennifer Love Hewitt (5 foot 2.5)
has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
The 29 year old actress is both the series lead and executive producer on the CBS's Ghost Whisperer. She also promotes herself with a clean-cut image as a spokeswoman for both underwear-maker Hanes and cosmetics giant Proactiv.
7. Kim Kardashian (5 foot 2.5)
has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Kim Kardashian’s income is derived from her TV show, fashion line, perfume and music. Kim commands upwards of $100,000 per appearance; sometimes $1 million internationally. She reportedly has a blog that attracts 40 million hits a month and a Twitter campaign where Kim has over six million followers and demands $25,000 or more for an endorsing tweet.
6. Eva Longoria (5 foot 2)
has an estimated net worth of $35 Million.
Eva earned $250,000 per episode from her work on Desperate Housewives with additional income from her numerous appearances and endorsements - LG, L’Oreal and Heineken. She has her own Beso restaurant chain and perfume Eva, adding to a nice collection of endorsements and brands.
5. Kylie minogue (5 foot 1)
has a net worth of $66 million.
At 43, with 20 years experience in the music business, the former actress turned singer/recording artist, still has the ability to create enormous ticket sales for her live concerts. She reportedly got paid $1 million for a Bollywood movie appearance for the film ‘Blue’. Endorsements include British Airways, Eurostar and Pepsi. Most of her investment wealth comes from her property portfolio.
4. Salma Hyek (5 foot 2)
has an estimated net worth of $85 million.
Salma is an actress, director and producer. Earning approximately $10 million per movie, she's had success in producing the Ugly Betty series and taking big earnings from endorsing brands like Coca Cola, Avon and Burger King to name a few.
3. Jessica Simpson (5 foot 2.5)
has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Although her music career was fading, she soon returned to the limelight by re-inventing herself and entering the apparel industry. The Jessica Simpson Collection which produces clothing, shoes and handbags amassed $750 million in retail sales in 2011. So profitable is the brand that it has magnified Jessica's estimated worth to $100 million.
2. Shakira (5 Foot 3)
has an estimated net worth of $140 Million.
Shakira earned $38 million from her oral fixation tour, then signed a $70 million deal with Live Nation and became a blockbuster in Latin America. It's obvious she earns most of her money touring and from endorsements by Panasonic and Pepsi.
1. Dolly Parton (5 Foot 0)
has an estimated wealth of $400 million.
The smallest and oldest petite celebrity on our list is in fact the richest. Dolly’s career started in the mid 1960’s as a songwriter and singer. She had 25 number one singles and approximately 100 million album sales. Recent reports confirm she made millions from royalties of the song "I will always love you" since the death of Whitney Houston.