With fame and name comes the risk for life and property. Big names in both Hollywood and Bollywood are constantly followed, mobbed, trolled and hence, them having security personnel whenever they step out publicly or even having someone to guard them when indoors is very much necessary.
While Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have their team of bodyguards when it comes to security, it’s the Hollywood celebs who churn out in millions annually to keep them, their families and assets safe. The amount is much more than the average annual earnings of regular Bollywood actors.
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The star with a net worth of around $300 million reportedly shells out around $240,000 annually for protection. The Hollywood royalty, who rose to fame with Friends – a television show in the ’90s, is one of the most famous Hollywood stars and hence whenever she travels across the globe, a security entourage always accompanies her for protection.
David and Victoria Beckham
The combined net worth of David and Posh is around $1 billion and the couple reportedly spends $1 million-plus every year for security. While they always have security personnel keeping their four children and themselves protected all the time, reportedly in 2014, they shelled out $1 million to keep one of their properties secured and even spent a huge amount to install guardhouses at their residence in England last year.
The American Idol judge has a net worth of around $330 million and reportedly spends $350,000 for keeping herself protected. The bonafide entertainment queen has been at the top since she ventured into the entertainment world with her first single in 2008 titled I kissed a Girl. Just like Katy Perry, her bodyguard is also a bit hit with her fans as he looks quite dashing, almost similar to Hugh Jackman.
Reportedly, while the ABC star has amped up her security post giving birth to her daughter last year, she is retaining her bodyguard of long years for her personal security.
Yet another big name in the world of music, Taylor Swift is a hot property and it’s expected that a person of her stature with a net worth of around $290 million to spend $400,000 on security. Apart from being a famous songstress and singer, Taylor has been involved in multiple feuds with her contemporaries and competitors which is why paparazzi hounding her is a common thing. And that is the reason, this ex-girlfriend of Calvin Harris, is surrounded by an army of security personals whenever she steps out.
Be it acting or singing, J-Lo happens to have done it all with great success. Although currently, she is more in news for reigniting her romance with ex-fiancée Ben Affleck, the chart-topping singer with a net worth of around $290 million and with three children have always been careful about protecting her family and assets. Every year, she reportedly spends $500,000 on security.