2. Rudolf Nureyev – $7.9 Million*
Rudolf Nureyev was one of the most celebrated ballet dancers and one of the most photographed men of the 20th century.
He passed away in 1993. Between dancing, choreographing, acting, and directing his net worth sky rocketed to the millions in a short amount of time.
Rudolf became an instant sensation in the Soviet Union and reinvented the role of the male ballet dancer, who before were only there to support the female dancers.
*based on value of estate after his death