With a special emphasis on the black community, Barack Obama is leaning heavily on his entertainment-world connections to convince as many as possible to purchase health insurance via the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as reported by Black Voice News on March 17, 2014.
In the wake of the Daily Caller‘s casting doubt on the credibility of Obama’s claim that the taxpayer-subsidized insurance plans costs the same as a cell phone bill, questions have been raised by Obama’s critics on the wisdom of enlisting multi-millionaires to sell his signature legislation. As noted by Giuseppe Macri, despite Obama’s contention, many of the costs of average Obamacare plans are actually double that of average cell phone subscriptions.
Culled from CelebrityNetWorth.com, here is a list of the estimated net worth of rich celebs who have pitched Obamacare:
Zach Galifianakis — $15 million. With the smallest bank account of the Obamacare endorsers, Galifianakis recently hosted Obama on his faux-interview satirical internet show “Between Two Ferns,” which was widely considered as his contribution to pushing the government health insurance plan.
Jonah Hill — $30 million. Just recently celebrating his 30th birthday, Hill is still considered a rising star in Hollywood with his best earning years ahead of him.
Alicia Keys — $45 million. A singer, songwriter, and aspiring actress, Keys has won 87 so far in her relatively short career “among them twelve Grammy Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, thirteen NAACP Awards.”
Adam Levine — $50 million. Levine made most of his vast fortune from his time as the leadman for the band Maroon 5. As one of the three celebrity hosts of NBC’s “The Voice,” Levine is contracted to pull in $6 million per season.
Alonzo Mourning, Jr. — $90 million. He was twice named NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award during his 15-year career with the Miami Heat.
Lebron James — $185 million. In 2014 alone, James will earn $19 million in salary from the Miami Heat as well as approximately $45 million per year from various endorsements in the near future.
Jennifer Lopez — $300 million. Queen of the A-listers, Lopez is cited as an “actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, and television producer.” The 44-year-old could easily break the half billion dollar mark in her lifetime.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. — $500 million. Retired NBA superstar and current part-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers.