Celebrities enjoy a lot of benefits from their careers, like wealth that most of us can only dream of, special treatment, and larger than life experiences. However, it does come with the cost of personal freedom. That’s why so many celebrities have to invest in serious security. Life in the spotlight comes with the real fact that they can’t go anywhere without bodyguards. Here are some celebrities with the most expensive and exclusive bodyguards.
Adele is one of the greatest voices of this generation, and fans absolutely love her down to earth personality. Her net worth is at about $190 million, so it makes sense that she has hired security that follows her day and night. She hired Lady Gaga’s former body guard Pete Van Der Been in 2017, who charges $70,000 per year for his services.
Jennifer Aniston shot to worldwide fame when she starred as Rachel Green on the beloved series Friends. Since she became so well known, she hired the infamous celebrity bodyguard Sheldon back in 2013. He has worked with many stars in the past, so Aniston knew that he was the one to hire.
David and Victoria Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham are two of the most famous people in the world. He is a former star soccer player and she was a member of the Spice Girls and now a fashion mogul. That’s why they spent $1 million on tightened security in 2014 and they also have guardhouses installed in their home in 2020. They also always travel with security close by.
Academy Award winner Halle Berry has been in the industry for over 30 years, so she is no stranger to paparazzi attention. has had many different bodyguards over the years. She goes everywhere with them, even while on hikes.
Katy Perry is often seen out and about along with her bodyguard, who fans believe looks like a young Hugh Jackman. It is believed that Perry increased her security detail after she had her first baby in 2020, which makes a lot of sense.
Barbra Streisand is a bona fide star, and she frequently attends public events and award shows, always with bodyguards by her side. She even took them while on a trip to Walmart. She knows that the reality of her fame means that she can’t take any chances.
Amy Adams has a full security team that accompanies her on red carpet events. She doesn’t necessarily have 24/7 security, and it seems like she is able to keep her private life under wraps. She has employed security guards that other celebrities have hired, so eagle-eyed fans may even recognize them.
Taylor Swift’s incredible level of fame means that she has a whole army of fans, who call themselves “Swifties.” While that is incredible, it also means that Swift has to be careful, which is why she has two bodyguards that go with her everywhere she goes.
Rihanna is a mega star who has to rely on serious security around her at all times. It is estimated that she spends about half a million dollars on security per year. She has bodyguards around, even if she’s only going on a quick Target run.
Jennifer Lopez has had a long and successful career as a dancer, singer, and actress. She has an estimated net worth of $290 million, so it makes sense that she spends a ton of money on security. She is rarely seen without bodyguards by her side.
Kesha has been in the spotlight since a young age, but since her career has not been at its peak like it was in the past, she can afford to hire bodyguards and security only when she feels like it is necessary. She is often seen with bodyguards, and she always seems to be very down to earth and friendly with them.
Meghan Markle was first known for her acting, especially for her roles on TV show Suits. Her fame then skyrocketed when she became linked to Prince Harry, and things went over the top when she married him. The two require a lot of security, and it is estimated that they spend about $20 million each year on security.
Daniel Radcliffe has been a well known figure ever since he was a child and he was cast as Harry Potter in the film franchise. He doesn’t have security around the clock, but he does hire guards when he feels that it is necessary. This is especially the case when he is traveling.
Ever since she was a teen sensation, Britney Spears has been a paparazzi fixture. She has been plagued by it for years, so it really makes a lot of sense that she dedicates a lot of resources to having tight security. In 2009, it was estimated that she spent $400,000 per year. It’s estimated that that figure has grown to about $600,000.
Even though Jason Momoa looks like a bodyguard himself, it doesn’t mean that this actor can go without security. He is often seen accompanied by security guards, especially since his fame has grown after appearing in the Marvel universe.
It seems natural that the Queen of England needs to have top security by her side at all times. The Queen’s Guard protects Queen Elizabeth at all times. They are infantry soldiers who protect her as well as the royal residences. They have to follow the same rules that have been in place since 1660. It is estimated that the Royal Family spends $138 million per year on security expenses.
Cher has always been seen with security guards, and we even know the name of her favorite body guard: Michael Francis. In 2015, Cher said that her former firefighter bodyguard said that he is “great” and has worked with other stars like “MJ Fox, Tina, Janet, & Countless Others.”
When Michael Jackson was at the peak of his fame, it was absolutely impossible for him to get around without a serious security team. It is estimated that at the time, Jackson spent $1 million on security each year. This included 24 hour security at his home, personal protection body guards, as well as other security measures.
Being one of the most famous people in the world means that the public is always going to be excited to see you. Add to that the fact that she is married to Jay-Z, another one of the most famous people on earth, so the two really need hefty security at all times. It is believed that they pay millions of dollars for security each year.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are another celebrity power couple. They both have had many different bodyguards throughout the years, especially when they are out and about with their kids.
Future Queen consort of England Kate Middleton knows that security is one of the top priorities of the Royal family. Millions are spent protecting her, her husband Prince William, and their three children. Luckily for them, the Crown pays for their expensive security detail.
Floyd Mayweather might be a professional fighter, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have to have security. He’s also known for carrying around large sums of cash. This is why he makes sure to have a lot of security around him at all times, he even named his entourage “The Money Team.” He pays them $150,000 a year and gives them perks like Rolex watches and Mercedes Benz cars.
Selena Gomez is good friends with her bodyguard. He invited her to his wedding and he asked her to make a toast too. She shared: “it’s so special” that she was able to be there and celebrate with them on their big day. It makes sense that they became really close, they spend so much time together!
Madonna is an iconic singer who revolutionized pop music and music videos. She doesn’t mess around when it comes to her security. She doesn’t go anywhere without her bodyguards and she clearly spends a lot of money on the top security possible.
When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married, they had a shared bodyguard named Billy Billingham, who said that the couple were very dedicated to their children’s safety. He said that Jolie’s time management skills were out of this world and that it was amazing that she was able to do everything. She now has a different security team since the divorce.
Bella Hadid is frequently photographed when she sets foot outside, which is why she has hired a massive bodyguard to accompany her. A lot of people say that he looks like Jason Statham.
Nicole Kidman, along with her husband Keith Urban, is a huge star, so it makes sense that she is always surrounded by a large security team. In February 2021, while Kidman was at the Sydney Opera House in the audience, another member of the audience smacked her with a program. Her bodyguards immediately removed him from his seat.
Scarlet Johansson makes sure to have a security team with her at all film premiers as well as vacations. She was photographed enjoying some sun along with her bodyguard at the time in 2012. He was actually her boyfriend at the time as well, but the two broke up. She is now married to Colin Jost.
Justin Bieber always travels everywhere with security, since he is one of the most famous people in the world. The head of his security team is Michael Arana is also his personal bodyguard. Arana became well known since he’s been working for Bieber, gaining 194,000 Instagram followers after starting to work with the star.
Lady Gaga has had many body guards throughout the years. She has worked with Pete Van Der Veen, who worked with Adele as well. He is quite an experienced bodyguard has experience as a bodybuilder too. He is so large that he’ll certainly intimidate anyone that tried to mess with Gaga.
EVer since Kylie Jenner became one of the most successful members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, she has made sure to have tight security. She spends around $300,000 to $400,000 a month on security. It’s interesting that she has managed to reach Kim’s level of fame, and some might argue that she has even eclipsed her.
Speaking of Kim Kardashian, she also takes her security very seriously, especially in the wake of her Paris robbery incident in 2018. She spends about $7 million per year on very heavy security around the clock. This covers her security as well as the security of her four kids.
Jennifer Lawrence has several bodyguards that accompany her wherever she goes. It is estimated that she spends about $125,000 annually on her security.
Model Heidi Klum has had a successful career in modeling and also in the entertainment industry as a whole. She is almost never seen without a bodyguard. Her longtime bodyguard was Martin Kirsten, but he no longer works for her.
Ezra Miller might play the Flash, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t need a bodyguard himself. His bodyguard is Gu Rubee, who himself has been called a fashionista. So whenever Miller is photographed with her security guard, he knows that Rubee will always look just as stylish as him.
Fergie’s personal bodyguard Pascal is not just a security professional, he is also somewhat of a medic. When she and husband Josh Duhamel were on a flight in 2011, another passenger began having a seizure. Pascal immedaitely humped in and helped move the passenger closer to a doctor that proceeded to perform live saving CPR. On the incident, Fergie shared that “he’s a hero!.”
Drake is a very successful rapper and so naturally he has a security entourage that he keeps close by. His team looks seriously intimidating, which is the point. As he says in his song “Popstar:” “bodyguards don’t look like Kevin Costner.”
Actress Kristen Stewart became a household name when she starred in the Twilight film series. She is almost never out without her security. Fans have been quick to note that her personal security guard is quite handsome, and they’ve dubbed him “HBG,” handsome bodyguard. He has also worked from the likes of Nina Dobrev, Emilia Clarke, and Melissa McCarthy.
Model Amber Rose is always accompanied by her bodyguard who is often seen wearing a shirt that says “MUVA,” which is actually a name that’s linked to Rose’s brand. How supportive! She has had a personal body guard since 2017 and has made sure to have close security especially after experiencing a break-in at her home.
Iggy Azalea is very serious about her security, especially after having a child. She often posts pictures of her bodyguard and she says that a lot of women have have crushes on him.