Photographer

Estimated Worth: $30 Million

I guess Gursky wasn't happy being overthrown by Cindy Sherman, who sold her Untitled #96 (1981) for $3,890,500, and losing the title of "Most Expensive Ever Sold" for his 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001) (which only drew $3,346,456) in May 2011. So six months later, he sold Rhein II (1999) for $4,338,500 at Christie's and proceeded to do an interpretive dance proclaiming himself "KING and Undisputed Champion of the Most Expensive Photograph in the World" to celebrate. He then went to Serendipity and bought the World's Most Expensive Dessert, a $25,000 chocolate sundae and called it a day.