Stars in the film industry earn a huge figure from the movies they act in. Ever wondered how much do the film stars earn? Well, you’ll be shocked to know that there are people who earn more on an annual basis than the film starts. They are the Adult Industry Stars!
Here is a list of 10 of the highest paid adult stars:
- Tera Patrick
Tera Partick is an American pornographic actress and model. Tera Patrick is her stage name while her original name is Linda Ann Hopkins. She was born on 25th July 1976 and raised in San Francisco. She went to the Barbizon School of Modelling for two years. At the age of 14 moved to Tokyo on being hired by a Japanese Modeling Agency. She lost her virginity to the photographer of one of her photo shoots. She became addicted to alcohol and was sent back to the US on her father’s complain to the agency about her being underage for being involved in sexual activities. When she was 18 she studied nursing at Boise State University. Though she retired from shooting scenes in the year 2008, she operates her website and other production company. Tera Patrick is the masthead publisher of the pornographic magazine ‘Genesis’.
Tera Patrick’s net worth is said to be about $15 million.
- Peter North
Canadian pornographic actor Peter North was born on 11th May 1957 in Canada. His original name is Alden Joseph Brown. He went to the J. L. Ilsley High School. At the age of 24, he shifted to California. When he was about 22, he was once the model for athletic wear at a private party in Los Angeles, where he got noticed due to his impressive physique by someone belonging to the adult film industry. Gay pornography was what Peter North acted in initially. He did so by the screen name of Matt Ramsey and performed in about twenty movies of such genre. Till date, he has appeared in above 2000 adult films. He started his own production company and has produced about 20 movies. He has also directed about 70 movies till date.
Peter North has a net worth of about $11 million.
- Jenna Jameson
Jenna Marie Massoli, known as Jenna Jameson, is an American webcam model and pornographic film actress. She was born on 9th April 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the age of 17, Jenna started working as a stripper and glamor model. At the age of 19, she started acting in pornographic videos. Within three years she won the Top Newcomer Award from three major adult movie organizations. She has won several awards in her pornographic career. She is the founder of ClubJenna – an adult entertainment company.
Jenna Jameson has a net worth of about $10 million.
- Jesse Jane
American pornographic actress Jesse Jane was born on 16th July 1980. Her real name is Cindy Taylor while Jesse Jane is her stage name. She was a varsity cheerleader in high school. She attended Moore High School, Oklahoma. Jesse got into a pornographic career on signing a contract with an adult-film production company, after reading an article about Tera Patrick. Later on, Jesse had done breast enhancement surgery to secure more work in the industry. She was nominated several times for her performances and has also won a number of Awards.
Jesse Jane’s net worth is about $9 million.
- Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy Hyatt was born on 12th March 1953 in New York. Alongside being an adult-film star, he is also a filmmaker. Ron was initially in teaching profession when he quit, for pursuing his acting career. He dropped his last name and made Ron Jeremy her stage name for saving his family from the embarrassment. He has performed in above 2000 films and is even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for most appearances in pornographic films. He has directed 250 films till date.
Ron Jeremy has a net worth of about $7.5 million.
- Bree Olson
Bree Olson is an American glamor model and former adult movie star. She was born as Rachel Marie Oberlin, on 7th October 1986 in Houston, Texas. At the age of 20, she entered the adult film industry. She has done about 280 pornographic movies and eventually changed to mainstream acting. In the year 2010, she was one of the top 12 female porn stars. She left the adult-film industry in the year 2011 and has become vocally critical of the industry.
$7 million is the net worth of Bree Olson.
- Traci Lords
Traci Elizabeth Lords or Tracy Lords was born on 7th May 1968 in Ohio. She is an American actress, model, singer, writer, producer, and director as well. She appeared in a number of pornographic films in spite of being underage at that time. As a result, when the law enforcement discovered the fact of her being underage, the industry had to take back her films which cost millions of dollars, affecting the industry very badly. She initially worked as a nude model and then stepped into the adult-film industry at the age of 15 only. Within a year, in between 1984 and 1986 Traci Lords became of the most sought after adult-film actress and appeared in a number of illegal hardcore videos.
The net worth of Traci Lords is about $7 million.
- Lexington Steele
Lexington Steele is the stage name of Clifton Todd Britt. He is an American pornographic actor and a director as well. He was born on 28th November 1969 in New Jersey. Lexington was initially a stock broker trainee and eventually switched his career to the pornographic industry. At the age of 27, he appeared in his first auld-film. He founded the production company, Mercenary Motion Pictures in the year 2003. Lexington has worked as a model and also in a few minor television roles.
$6 million is said to be the net worth of Lexington Steele.
- Maria Takagi
Maria Takagi is a Japanese film actress and former adult film star. She was born on 25th October 1978 in Japan. When she was 20, she appeared in a mainstream movie ‘Yoi Yume Yakei’ and at the age of 22, issued a photo book of her nude pictures. From the next year onwards she started appearing in erotic films. Her debut as an adult-film actress was in the year 2002 and within six months she became one of the top actresses in the industry. She retired from the industry after a couple of years and started acting in mainstream movies and appeared in a few television shows.
Maria Takagi has a net worth of about $6 million.
10. Katie Morgan
Katie Morgan, born as Sarah Carradine, is an America adult-film actress. She was born on 17th March 1980 in Los Angeles. She entered the adult film industry after being arrested at the age of 20 for dealing with marijuana in the United States. Her debut in the industry was in the year 2001. At the age of 24, she got breast enhancement done to get more job offers in the industry. She retired from her pornographic career after about eight years. In the year 2015, Katie began shooting productions in Los Angeles and Miami.
Katie Morgan’s net worth is about $4.5 million.