With a net worth of nearly two hundred million, Adele pays upwards of seventy-five grand a year for the protection of Pete Van Der Veen, whose resume includes being a former bodyguard to Lady Gaga. He started out at seventy-five thousand a year when she hired him in 2015, so likely it’s higher than that now.
The man has a great rep as a bodyguard and is also familiar with the limelight in his own right – he won the Mr. Europe bodybuilding crown in 2005. Adele’s shot into stardom necessitated some personal security, and her millions of dollars in net worth makes it easy to secure the help of this muscle man.
Britney's relationship with fame has been up and down ever since she became one of the biggest pop stars in the world in the late nineties, and sometimes it doesn't work in her favor. She's been good for a few years now, but paparazzi still hound her, and there are still plenty of fans who would want a piece of Britney.
Even back in 2009, she was paying around four-hundred thousand a year for security. She's taken a step back from the limelight for some time, but she's still one of the most famous people in the world. Now with kids in the picture, she pays even more — about six hundred thousand a year.
Since his appearance in Christopher Nolan's "Inception," Tom Hardy has become a huge star. He was the boisterous bruiser Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” and his resume – and star appeal – are continuing to rise. It's a little surprising to hear that such a physically powerful man needs a bodyguard, but as this list shows us, it's just par for the course for most celebs.
Hardy and his bodyguard “Big John” are often spotted together. He's not the kind of sort you want to mess with – he often carries high-power flashlights to blind assailants, as well as a folding knife.
She played Wonder Woman, and she was part of the Israeli army, but this star still needs plenty of security. Though if she and Jason Momoa (as Aquaman) are spotted with their team, it looks like the movie heroes are doing the protecting.
Gadot pays up to ten thousand a day thanks to her incredibly fast rise to stardom. For the first "Wonder Woman" movie, she earned only three-hundred thousand, but her salary has since skyrocketed. We wouldn't be surprised if her security team increases just as fast.
Thanks to Rihanna's best-selling records, clothing line, and beauty line, she has plenty of cash to shell out for some strong guys that will help her feel safe. Whether she's touring the world or out at dinner with friends – or even if she needs to pick up some socks – you can bet she has some protection.
Her total costs for protection come in at around five-hundred thousand dollars a year, and it makes sense. Even if you don't love her music, there's a pretty good chance you know who Rihanna is. It's a lot of money, but it's nothing compared to R's over half a billion in net worth.