There's no doubt most if not all adult film stars get into the industry because the money is good. But apparently, we have been missing on a very strong distinction- the money isn't just good it's freaking great. Astonishingly, if you are an adult film star you probably make enough to take care of your grandchildren. Adult film stars are among the highest earners in the entertainment industry. So, how can I help you picture that?
Well, let’s talk numbers. The adult entertainment biz is reportedly worth $15 billion annually. In an industry where the equivalent to a mainstream actor’s “scale” (minimum pay) for an appearance in a “standard” sex scene can sometimes be counted in the hundreds of dollars, because there's a lot of people who can become an adult film star and it requires little training- most adult entertainment actors and actresses don’t make a lot of money. But those that do make the big bucks, say it's all worth it.
15. Belladonna – $1.8 million
The queen of the grunge element to adult entertainment movies, Belladonna (born Michelle Anne Sinclair) is only worth 1.8 million. In an outrageous industry, she did scenes and performed acts no one else wanted to take on. The Mississippi native has more or less left performing behind, for the production side of the business. But she did appear in over 300 adult films and has nearly 90 directorial credits to her name. Her money has come via her production company, Belladonna Entertainment as well as revenues from her website, and sex toy deals with the likes of sex toy leader, Doc Johnson.