Visual Artist

Estimated Worth: $40 Million

If I had a few million, one of the first things I'd buy would be a Gerhard Richter. Richter's work saw records sales in 2011 with a 1997 painting estimated at $9 to $12 million selling for a record price of $20.8 million and another painting from 1987, which sold in 2001 for $783,106, bringing in $18 million, more than twice its high estimate of $7.5 million. It won't be long before everyone wants a piece of Richter and his and stunning photorealistic paintings. Prices will continue to skyrocket.