Cher was a famous singer in decades past, and she still has plenty of crazed fans who will do anything they can to get close to her. As such, she pays more than half a million dollars a year for her personal security. She even has a favorite bodyguard: Michael Francis. Fan pages for Cher often have appreciation posts for Francis and the other members of her squad.
Since she first became famous in the sixties, she’s had her fair share of stalkers and other odd fan encounters, which means she’s perfectly fine with shelling out for security that keeps her and her family safe.
She was famous when she was only a runway supermodel, but when Heidi Klum made the transition to an entertainment personality, her star became even bigger. Now that she has a family and kids, she's willing to pay big for protection. A quarter of a million dollars per year big.
She's always traveling and always has a bodyguard in tow. One of the bodyguards she had for a long time was Martin Kirsten – someone she also had a brief relationship with. Once the news broke, both the relationship and the bodyguard's duty came to an end.
Kylie Minogue is all about the best things in life, and that includes her bodyguard, who landed on the “Biggest Bodyguards” list on iHeartRadio. The pop star looks tiny next to her personal protection detail. The big man is nobody you want to mess with, and her team often gets into scuffles with photographers at airports and other public areas.
However, Minogue is often still willing to give out autographs and take photos with fans. Her net worth is north of a hundred million, but she shells out nearly two million dollars a year to stay safe. That's quite the pretty penny, but since she first became famous in the late nineties, Minogue no doubt is aware of how dangerous fame can be.
As one of the most famous actors in the world, it would be more of a surprise if Brad Pitt DIDN'T have a bodyguard with him at all times. In fact, he has an entire team – and spends more than two million dollars a year on them.
One of his bodyguards, Billy Billingham, is a former S.A.S. Soldier. What does that mean? Don't even pretend to get in a fight with one of them – they very well might be the most highly-trained fighting force on the planet. Billingham also worked with Pitt's ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, and had nothing but good things to say about the couple.
Along with her former husband Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has six children, meaning she has quite the need for safety while she's working as a famous actress.
A former bodyguard for the couple, Billy Billingham, has praised them for being so dedicated to their kids' safety. Apparently, Jolie was always concerned that someone would try and kidnap the children for ransom money. Jolie and Pitt have a combined worth of about a billion dollars, so it's a reasonable fear. Due to all of the attention they got during and after their relationship, Jolie still employs a team of security to make sure everyone is safe.