While being a celebrity can have its perks, there can also be a downside. Celebrities are some of the most well-known people in the world, so many need round-the-clock protection. This is to prevent stalkers, paparazzi, or mobs of fans from infringing on their privacy. Continue reading to see how much stars such as Adele, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry spend on their bodyguards.
Jennifer Aniston: $240,000
Jennifer Aniston is one of the biggest names in Hollywood after starring in several blockbuster films and on the iconic sitcom Friends.
In order for Aniston to guarantee her safety, she spends on average $240,000 per year on her bodyguards. The star is constantly photographed and approached by fans, so she needs the best security in the business.
Angelina Jolie: $2 Million
Not only is Angelina Jolie one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, but she’s also the mother of six children. She has to worry about keeping her entire family safe because of her job.
In order to protect everyone, Jolie spends about two million dollars each year on security.
Katy Perry: $350,000
Being a pop star sure comes with its disadvantages. Katy Perry already had a full security team by the time she started to become famous, but got more intense about it within the last couple of years.
This is because she recently welcomed a baby daughter with partner Orlando Bloom. She now spends about $350,000 per year on security.
After coming into the spotlight in 2007 for her Good Girl Gone Bad album, Rihanna soon became a household name. It’s rare to see Rihanna out in public without a bodyguard.
Since she announced her pregnancy in 2022, she will most likely be upping her security. She currently spends about $500,000 each year.
Adele rose to superstardom after her single, “Rolling in the Deep,” hit airwaves. Now, she is one of the best-selling solo artists in the world.
In order to protect herself and her son from any kind of threats, she spends an average of $75,000 per year on security. It was rumored that she hired Lady Gaga’s former bodyguard.
Halle Berry: $300,000
Halle Berry became a Hollywood megastar with roles in Catwoman, Monster’s Ball, and Bruised. Living a safe and normal life is a top priority for Berry.
Her yearly bodyguard costs come to about $300,000. Berry isn’t afraid to show off her bodyguards and will often take them on errands or hikes.
Lady Gaga: $2.1 Million
Lady Gaga is one of the most influential pop performers with hits such as “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Bad Romance.” Her worldwide fame has caused her to pay a fortune for security.
Gaga currently spends about $2.1 million on security. Also, she recently experienced a dognapping with her French bulldogs that caused massive outrage.
Barbra Streisand: $125,000
Barbra Streisand has been in the spotlight for about half a century with roles in Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, and many more.
Not only is Streisand one of the richest performers of all time, but she doesn’t skimp on her security budget. Her annual spending for her security team comes to $125,000.
Bella Hadid: $250,000
Even supermodels need to have an expert security team. Bella Hadid is known around the world for her bold fashion and is often seen at movie premieres, red carpet events, galas, and more.
Hadid spends about $250,000 each year on her security. Her team has caused some problems in the past, such as a bodyguard pushing a female paparazzo.
Amy Adams: $75,000
Amy Adams has been on the silver screen for several decades with parts in Enchanted, Arrival, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and much more.
Adams always makes sure that she is escorted by someone on her security team, which costs her about $75,000 per year. She often employs bodyguards who have worked for other A-list celebs.
Britney Spears: $600,000
Someone as famous as Britney Spears needs constant security to keep her safe. Any time she goes out in public, she will most likely have a bodyguard by her side.
Spears spends around $600,000 every year on her security to keep herself and two sons away from the paparazzi that surround her daily.
Jeff Bezos: $1.2 Million
Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, so there is no doubt that he needs constant security.
Bezos spends about $1.2 million every year on his security team. While this number may seem high compared to other celebrities, Bezos actually hasn’t increased his security spending in 10 years.
Taylor Swift: $400,000
Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry since the late 2000s with hits such as “Shake It Off,” “Our Song,” and “Blank Space.”
Since she is constantly touring, making public appearances, and going out with friends, she has to be ready for any potential threat. Swift pays her security team about $400,000 every year.
Kendrick Lamar: Unknown
With multiple Grammys and a Pulitzer Prize award to his name, Kendrick Lamar is one of the most popular and successful artists of all time, making it nearly impossible for him to go out in public without being recognized.
While Lamar stands at 5’5″, his bodyguard towers over the artist everywhere he goes, from the red carpet to backstage. It’s estimated that Lamar spends around $300,000 a year on security, but that number isn’t confirmed.
Daniel Radcliffe: $1.3 Million
Starring in the blockbuster film franchise of Harry Potter made Daniel Radcliffe an international superstar. Radcliffe is often recognized for his role, but prefers to keep a low profile.
The best way for Radcliffe to keep himself safe from scary fans or paparazzi is to have a loyal team of security guards. He pays an annual salary of $1.3 million.
Jennifer Lopez: $500,000
Jennifer Lopez has proven to be a triple threat with critically acclaimed acting, singing, and dancing work. While Lopez loves what she does, she has to think about her safety.
Lopez also has a set of twins that she needs to protect as well. Her annual security expenses come to $500,000.
Jason Momoa: $125,000
Since Jason Momoa is one of the tallest and strongest men in Hollywood, it would seem kind of silly that he would need a bodyguard.
However, Momoa is a public figure with children who he needs to protect. His average security budget comes to $125,000 per year. However, he doesn’t use his security team as much as most celebs.
Cher has been no stranger to fame after she formed a pop duo with ex-husband Sonny Bono in the 1960s. Someone with as much star power as Cher needs to have an expert security team.
In order to keep herself safe, Cher spends about $600,000 a year on security.
One of the top music sensations of the 1980s was the iconic Madonna. Hits such as “Like A Virgin,” “Material Girl,” and “Like A Prayer” put her on the map.
Not only does Madonna worry about her own safety, but she’s also the mother of six children. She spends about $500,000 every year on security.
Geri Halliwell: $65,000
Some may remember Geri Halliwell as Ginger Spice in the ’90s girl group The Spice Girls. One person she always keeps close is her bodyguard.
Halliwell spends about $65,000 on her security every year and is often seen with the same bodyguard whose name is unknown to the public. In this photo, the two are taking Halliwell’s tiny pup on a walk.
Kylie Jenner: $4.8 Million
Being a Kardashian or Jenner comes with millions of people watching your every move. Kylie Jenner is one of the world’s top influencers with a net worth in the billions.
In order to keep herself and two children safe from the outside world, Jenner spends $4.8 million on security every year.
Kim Kardashian: $1.5 Million
Some celebrities need security more than others and that’s especially true for Kim Kardashian. Not only does she have millions of people following her on social media, but she was part of a scary robbery.
While Kardashian was staying in Paris a few years back, robbers broke into her hotel room and stole $10 million worth of jewelry. Kardashian currently spends upwards of $1.5 million on security each year.
Selena Gomez: $500,000
Selena Gomez has made a name for herself in both the acting and music worlds and can most recently be seen in the hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.
Gomez makes it a point to become friends with her bodyguards because she is entrusting them with her life. She pays them about $500,000 each year.
Johnny Depp: $2 Million
There’s a reason why Johnny Depp usually seems to slide under the radar. He has one of the top security teams in the world.
Depp will spend at least two million dollars every year on bodyguards, hidden cameras, and a high-tech security system. He also has to make sure his son and daughter are safe.
Nicole Kidman: $1 Million
Not only does actress Nicole Kidman have a lot of star power on her end, but she’s also married to country singer Keith Urban. The pair have two daughters on top of the son and daughter Kidman adopted with Tom Cruise.
In total, Kidman spends about one million dollars to keep herself and her family safe.
Scarlett Johansson: $200,000
Scarlett Johansson is one of the richest actresses in Hollywood history with a net worth of over $165 million. Her films have grossed almost $15 billion at the box office.
Johansson always makes sure to keep her bodyguards around, whether for a red carpet event or family vacation. She spends about $200,000 on security every year.
Justin Bieber: $1 Million
One of the top male solo artists of the 2000s has to be Justin Bieber. Songs such as “Baby,” “Yummy,” and “Love Yourself” have made Bieber internationally known.
Someone as famous as Bieber can’t go many places without a full team of security. He currently spends about one million dollars a year on it.
Jennifer Lawrence: $125,000
Jennifer Lawrence is currently one of the biggest names in Hollywood with roles in the Hunger Games series, Silver Linings Playbook, and Don’t Look Up.
Not only does Lawrence have strict rules for her security guards, but she also pays them pretty well. Each bodyguard has an annual salary of $125,000.
Heidi Klum: $250,000
Heidi Klum has made a name for herself as a supermodel and television personality. She’s also the mother of four children and always puts their safety first.
As a celebrity who is almost always on the go, Klum insists on having a bodyguard by her side. She spends about $250,000 every year on security.
Drake may look intimidating, but this rapper, actor, and producer needs to have constant security around him. He always makes sure he has an entourage who he can trust.
When it comes to security, Drake doesn’t go cheap with his prices. He pays $365,000 every year, or $1,000 every day, for his and his son’s protection.
Kristen Stewart: $100,000
One celebrity who is rarely seen without her security team is Kristen Stewart. The actress is known for roles in the Twilight franchise, the Charlie’s Angels remake, and her Oscar-nominated performance in Spencer.
Stewart spends about $100,000 per year on her security with bodyguards. who’ve previously worked for Nina Dobrev, Melissa McCarthy, and Emilia Clarke.