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20 richest pornstars: 2023 update

Tera Patrick

(aka Brooke Thomas, Sadie Jordan, Tera Hopkins)

Tera Patrick - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: 25 July 1976 (age 44). The tall, dark-eyed and luscious brunette gets richer every year. Whereas in 2013 she was earning about $15 million a year, by 2020 the amount has transformed into $20 million. Bachelor's degree in microbiology. Bisexual, has been in porn since 1999. Her filmography includes over 108 18+ videos. 

Sonny Leone – one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: May 13th, 1981 (age 39). From porn came to Bollywood. Sonny was born in Canada but is of Indian descent. She has played cameo roles in films (including the comedy Neighbourhood) and has appeared in shows on Indian TV. Income for 2020: $7.7 million. 

Sonny Leone - one of the richest pornstars

Instagram: @sunnyleone

Jessie Jain

Date of birth: 16 July 1980 (age 40). Bright blonde and hazel eye colour. Miniature shape (not counting the size four silicone breasts). You've probably seen pictures (or clips) of Miss Jane. Has starred in the most expensive porn in the history of the industry ("Pirates" with a budget of one million dollars). Has starred in a good hundred adult films. Revenue for 2020: $6.5 million. 

Jessie Jain - one of the richest pornstars

Instagram: @sexyjessej

Tracy Lords

Date of birth: May 7, 1968 (age 52). Entered the porn industry in the 1980s and was immediately caught up in a scandal. Turns out Tracey was underage (15-16 years old) at the time of filming. She starred in 169 films. Income for 2020: $6.4 million. 

Tracy Lords - one of the richest pornstars

Instagram: @tracilords. 

Jenna Jameson – one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: 9 April 1974 (age 46). Photomodel and entrepreneur. Holder of the unofficial title of "Queen of the Porn Industry". Her track record includes 192 films, 4 films she directed, over 20 pornographic awards and honorary membership in pornographic associations. Revenues for 2020: $5.2 million.

Jenna Jameson - one of the richest pornstars

Instagram: @jennacantlose

Lisa Ann

Date of birth: 9 May 1972 (age 48). One of the brightest performers in the MILF genre. Regularly appears in the tops of the most popular porn actresses. Has been in porn since 1993. To her credit, more than 634 movies and 20 commercials she has directed. Revenues for 2020: $4.8 million.

Lisa Ann - one of the richest pornstars

Instagram: @thereallisaann

Maria Takagi – one of the richest pornstars

Maria Takagi

Date of birth: 25 October 1978 (age 41). In the early days of her porn career, this Japanese nymph was also known under the aliases Yukiko Hara and Rika Inoue. She made her debut in adalt cinematography in 2002. Revenues for 2020: $4.7 million

Bree Olson

Bree Olson - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: October 7, 1986 (age 33). She began her career in 2006. In 2010, Maxim magazine listed her as one of the top female stars in the porn industry. She dated Charlie Sheen for a while and supported him in the media after the scandal of the star's departure from the TV series Two and a Half Men. Brie has about three hundred adult videos to her credit. Revenues for 2020: $4.1 million. 

Katie Morgan – one of the richest pornstars

Katie Morgan - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: March 17, 1980 (age 40). In 2000 Katie was arrested for transporting marijuana (according to different reports we were talking about 45(!) kilos of the stuff) from Mexico to the US. She got into porn because she needed money to pay her bail and court fees. In 2008, she announced her retirement from porn and got married. But in 2015 she "picked up where she left off" and signed a new contract. Earnings for 2020: $4 million. Instagram: @katiemorganxoxoxox

Jenna Hayes

Jenna Hayes - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: 22 February 1982 (age 38). Got into porn at the age of 19. Says she was a very studious student at school until she was fifteen. But then she discovered sex and her studies kind of took a back seat. She has more than 500 adult films to her credit and about 15 commercials she has directed personally. Her earnings for the year 2020: $3.5 million. 

Instagram: @jennahaze

Audrey Bitoni – one of the richest pornstars

Audrey Bitoni

Date of birth: 16 August 1986 (age 34). Audrey has German-Spanish roots. In 2004, Playboy announced that they were recruiting models for a special edition. Audrey submitted her photos and soon got the job and her first cover. In 2006, the girl entered the porn business. She has about four hundred adult films to her credit. Revenues for 2020: 3.3. million dollars. 

Tori Black

Tori Black - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: August 26, 1988 (age 31). Tori became the first girl in porn to win the prestigious Performer of the Year award more than once. Black went into modelling to pay her way through college. She was offered to try her hand as a porn model and later the girl started acting in adult videos. She has more than 555 films to her credit. Revenue for 2020: $3.2 million.


Asa Akira – one of the richest pornstars

Asa Akira

Date of birth: January 3, 1986 (age 34). One of the most popular Japanese women in American porn. Directed eight adult films and starred in over 400 videos herself. In her early career, starred in lesbian porn. Since 2008 she has been making porn with men. Revenue for 2020: $2.7 million. 

Instagram: @asahole

Gianna Michaels

Gianna Michaels - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: 6 June 1983 (age 37). Also uses the aliases Becky and Gianna Rossi. Has worked with Brazzers, BangBros and Naughty America. She has directed nearly seven hundred adult films to her credit. Gianna is a tall (178 cm) blue-eyed brunette with huge natural breasts. Revenue for 2020: $2.5 million. 

Maria Ozawa

Maria Ozawa

Date of birth: February 6, 1984 (age 36). Entered porn in 2002. She starred in men's magazines and in 2005 she appeared in 50 Cent's hot video for "Disco Inferno". Daisy has a large tattoo of a cherub on her back. Income for 2020: $2.3 million. Instagram: 

@1daisymarie P.S. This lady's Instagram profile is a must! 

Sasha Grey – one of the richest pornstars

Sasha Grey - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: March 14, 1988 (age 32). One of the most famous spokeswomen in the industry. Started doing porn at age 18 when she moved to Los Angeles. Has racked up a ton of awards and nominations over the years. In 2007, voted Best Female Starlet, then in 2011 announced her retirement. Income for 2020: $2.1 million.

Instagram: @sashagrey

Jayden James

Jayden James - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: 13 February 1986 (age 34). Tall (178cm) blue-eyed brunette with size five breasts (silicone) has starred in over 700 adalt videos in her career. Jayden worked as a model and stripper from the age of 18 and made her porn debut in 2006. She won Best Group Scene in 2010. Income for 2020: $1.8 million. 

Instagram: @jaydenmichele

Belladonna – one of the richest pornstars

Belladonna - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: 21 May 1981 (age 39). The actress has about four hundred adult films to her credit and has also directed 89 films. She has acted in porn with anilingus, deep throat, fisting, double penetration, foot fetish, etc. Revenues for 2020: $2 million. 

Shayla Styles

Shayla Styles - one of the richest pornstars

Date of birth: September 23, 1982 (age 35). Started acting in porn at the age of 18. During her career, starred in over 600 adult films. Has been implicated in sex scandals. Also behind her marriage to porn director Bob Freedland. At the age of 35, Shaila passed away suddenly. In 2020, her net worth was estimated at $2 million. 


Unfortunately, many people think that making porn is the easiest way to make money and are not surprised by the wealth of porn actresses, which is acquired in the literal sense of the word by hard work. How else could they do it? You don't have to do anything, you just have fun and get paid for it. Let's face it, it's not quite like that. Or rather, not at all! Getting into adult cinema is no problem, especially not for women! A pretty face, a figure with appetizing or touching forms, the ability to aghast in time and roll their eyes – the key to success. 

It's hard not to get caught up in a shakedown and end up in a serious studio. There are entire recruitment forums on the DarkNet. 

Attention is paid to female students, single young mothers, and girls whose tapes are replete with depressive moods. Vulgar subpages, such as "overheard", are actively monitored. Once someone starts talking about how to get into this business, they get pencilled in. Naturally, the first thing to be weeded out are fake accounts and accounts which may be suspected to not belong to the person. From there it is a matter of technique. Get to know each other – communicate – make an offer. It's a lot harder for guys to get into this industry. Guys for filming try to look for among his acquaintances or trusted people. Often the director of photography himself prefers to be filmed, which is more economical for him. 

It also happens that there is a "contest" when guys are invited to participate in filming with the already little-known actress. But, to do this, guys have to pay for the fun. Those who are good at what they do, so to speak, and have a "core" will be offered a role. However, the more serious studios, where everything is adult, guarantee a good salary. 

They don't recruit from the street very often. Girls are usually bought from small studios. Only sometimes they might be invited from the street to hold a casting session to find new talent. If the candidate is really interesting, she will be invited to shoot. Guys don't have a chance of getting into a good studio just by advertising. So how's the pay? 

The number of shoots is limited only by physical ability. The serious studios pay more, considerably per shooting day. The number of days per week can be a multiple of the days of the week. In Europe, the rates are times higher, and the number of shooting days is limited to 3 per week. That's the "easy money". Is it worth it? It's up to you to decide, as well as sorry for what you've done, if you have to, and to blame for all your troubles, and there are many, only yourself. So it's only fun on the screen. In reality, as they say, the job is so hard that one cannot straighten one's back. The millions earned this way are too heavy.


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