The 21 Richest Adult Film Stars in the World

by: Esteban On  Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Did you ever wonder how much adult film stars get paid to get busy in front of the camera? Well, according to none other than Ron Jeremy, the average guy can expect to earn about $40K a year, while a woman can make $100K to $250K. Of course, they don’t get paid per film; rather, they get paid per scene. And how much they get paid for a scene depends on who they are and what goes down—though generally the price for guys starts around $300 per scene, while for girls is stats at $500 per scene and can go up to $1500.

Thus, if you do the math, you’ll see the majority of porn “stars” aren’t rich. They get by, for sure, but they’re not going to be buying any yachts or private islands. However, some of them do manage to make a lot of money, and those are the ones we’re taking a look at today. So check out the following list of the world’s richest porn stars. I’ve never heard of any of them myself (wink wink), but I assume they’re all very good at what they do.

21. Shyla Stylez (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 324

We start off our list with a couple of women with net worths of a million bucks. Of course, that doesn’t sound like a lot for someone called a “star,” but I sure as hell am not worth a million bucks. Anyway, Shyla here is 29 years old, 5’2″ tall, and hails from British Columbia, Canada.

21. Shyla Stylez - Net Worth: $1,000,000

20. Tori Black (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 286

Shyla Stylez must have gotten a late start in the adult film industry, because Tori Black is only 24 years old and has appeared in 40 fewer films, but she’s already worth as much as #21. Then again, maybe she just made smarter investments. In any case, Tori happens to be from the same part of the continent as Shyla: Seattle, Washington.

20. Tori Black - Net Worth: $1,000,000

19. Sunny Leone (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 38

Sunny is already the second Canadian on our list, hailing from Sarnia, Ontario—though ethnically she’s Indian. Leone got her start with Hustler and Penthouse in 2001, then transitioned into adult film industry where, in addition to “acting” in 38 films, she’s also directed 39. Finally, in 2012 Sunny made her Bollywood debut in a film called Jism 2. Obviously, it’s a sequal to the original Jism, which I can only assume has a completely different meaning in Hindi.

19. Sunny Leone - Net Worth: $1,500,000

18. Audrey Bitoni (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 189

Audrey Bitoni is 26 years old and originally from Padadena, California. She broke into the adult film biz back in 2006, and in 2008 she won the AVN (Adult Video News) Award for “Best New Starlet.” Since then she’s won a couple more AVN Awards for things I’m not going to mention specifically. So, you know…she’s an award-winning pornographic actress.

18. Audrey Bitoni - Net Worth: $1,600,000

17. Jayden Jaymes (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 209

This 26-year-old from Upland, California, has been like the Susan Luci of the adult movie biz for the last several years: nominated for a whopping eight AVN Awards, but taking home just one. (It was for the film 2040, in case you were wondering.)

17. Jayden Jaymes - Net Worth: $1,700,000

16. Belladonna (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 374

Belladonna, born Michelle Sinclair in Biloxi, Mississippi, became a household name (kind of) in 2003 when she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer for an episode of Primetime Thursday that was all about pornography. Today, after about 5 years of being “semi-retired,” Belladonna says she is “no longer interested in having sex on camera.” I wonder if that has something to do with the fact that she has a young daughter?

Fun Fact: Belladonna was one engaged to a porn actor named Nacho Vidal. When did they start choosing porn names based on your favorite food and your favorite type of shampoo?

16. Belladonna - Net Worth: $1,800,000

15. Evan Stone (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 1328

Ah, yes. Finally, our first man. As you can see, the 48-year-old Evan stone has made quite a few films, so he’d better be worth $2 million.

By the way, do you remember that story about how 30 seconds of porn aired in Tucson, Arizona, during the 2009 Super Bowl? Well, the scene that people saw featured this guy.

15. Evan Stone - Net Worth: $2,000,000

14. Gianna Michaels (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 388

As you can clearly see, Gianna Michaels was a natural fit for the adult film industry. The 29-year-old started out doing “modeling” in her home town of Seattle, but that quickly turned into nude modeling, which then turned into a career in porn.

14. Gianna Michaels - Net Worth: $2,000,000

13. Sasha Grey (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 270

Sasha Grey is only 24 years old, but has already appeared in 270 films and earned two and a half million bucks. She must be doing something right. (Which is to say, something very, very naughty.)

13. Sasha Grey - Net Worth: $2,5000,000

12. Evan Seinfeld (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 47 acting, 25 directing

Evan Seinfeld is a real renaissance man. He got his start as a member of the hardcore metal band Biohazard. Then he married a woman who appears later on this list (#2) and got into the porn biz, “acting” under the screen name Spyder Jonez. Now, even though he’s divorced from said porn wife, they still have a production company together, and he still “acts.”

12. Evan Seinfeld - Net Worth: $3,000,000

11. Jenna Haze (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 538

This 30-year-old has been credited in a lot of films. Sure, that figure includes “compilations” (which are basically the mix CD of the porn world), but that amounts to a lot of paychecks.

11. Jenna Haze - Net Worth: $3,500,000

10. Lexington Steele (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 883

Hey, look, another guy. And he has a porno mustache and everything! Sadly, his real name isn’t as cool as his porn name—it’s Clifton Todd Britt. With a name like that, you’d think he was a stockbroker or something.

Actually, he was a stockbroker. Then he got into porn. The rest is history.

10. Lexington Steele - Net Worth: $4,000,000

9. Katie Morgan (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 253

If Katie Morgan looks familiar to you, it’s probably because she was in that Kevin Smith movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno. (It certainly wouldn’t be because you’ve watched one of her adult features.)

Fun Fact: Morgan got into the biz to pay off her bail after getting busted for smuggling over 100 pounds of weed into California from Mexico.

9. Katie Morgan - Net Worth: $4,500,000

8. Bree Olson (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 240

This 25-year-old is from Houston, Texas. And she looks like a Texas girl, doesn’t she? Anyway, Olson is a former live-in girlfriend of Charlie Sheen, so she obviously makes excellent life choices.

8. Bree Olson - Net Worth: $5,000,000

7. Ron Jeremy (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 2098

How is this guy only worth five and a half million? He’s one of just two adult film stars that is a genuine “household name.”

7. Ron Jeremy - Net Worth: $5,500,000

6. Maria Takagi (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: unknown

This Japanese porn star only seems to have been active for a few years, and apparently she’s only appears in mainstream films and TV shows since 2004. But she made a killing while she was at it.

6. Maria Takagi - Net Worth: $6,000,000

5. Traci Lords (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 107

Of Traci Lords’ 107 adult film appearances, she estimates that about 21 of them came before she was 18 years old. Yikes. As you can imagine, when the producers found out, they were really pissed off, since it cost them millions in litigation and lost inventory. But Lords has argued that all the publicity probably helped the industry, and she is probably right. In recent years, Lords has actually made a pretty solid transition into mainstream acting, appearing in a number of TV shows and films, including the aforementioned Zack and Miri.

5. Traci Lords - Net Worth: $7,000,000

4. Jesse Jane (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 82

Jesse Jane only has 82 adult film credits to her name, but I guess they were all blockbusters, or whatever the porn equivalent of that mainstream expression would be, because she’s got lots of dough. CNBC called her “the face of modern porn.”

4. Jesse Jane - Net Worth: $8,000,000

3. Peter North (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 2583

At #3 we have our third and by far our most successful Canadian porn star on our list. Peter North is 55 years old and hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Interestingly, he was investigated by the U.S. Government because he appeared in several scenes with Traci Lords during her underage days. Luckily for him he wasn’t deported back to the Great White North—oh, now I get his name.

3. Peter North - Net Worth: $10,000,000

2. Tera Patrick (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films:117Tera Patrick is a rarity: an adult film star who is actually mainstream hot. Though she may look exotic, she’s actually from Montana, and she earned a B.S. in nursing from Boise State before shifting full-time to porn. For a while she was married to Evan Seinfeld, with whom she currently owns a porn production company—Teravision.

2. Tera Patrick - Net Worth: $15,000,000

1. Jenna Jameson (Click to see Net Worth)

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No. of Adult Films: 161

You knew Jenna Jameson would be #1, didn’t you? After all, she not just a porn star. She’s an entrepreneur, having started “ClubJenna” in 2000, which expanded into a multi-million dollar porn production company that was purchased by Playboy in 2006. Sadly, Jenna has refused to age and has gone under the knife way to much, so she no longer possesses the natural good looks that made her famous.

Who would have thought a career in porn would give a girl body image issues?

1. Jenna Jameson - Net Worth: $30,000,000





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