Just because some people don’t identify with their original gender, doesn’t mean they can’t make millions. Society is more aware of transgender people and issues than ever before. Along with that, more people are starting to step out into the spotlight and express their true identity. Hence, a number of trans celebrities are making a name for themselves with their financial gains. Here are the three richest ones.
THE MOST FAMOUS TRANSGENDER ROCKSTAR
Without a doubt, Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of the punk rock outfit Against Me! is the most famous transgender rock star. Currently, she is going through a complex gender transition but soon it will be complete. In 2012, Laura Jane Grace (then James Gabel) came out as trans and since then, helped shed light on a number of important issue in the community. Currently, her net worth is about $5 million.
THE HIGHEST PAID TRANSGENDER CEO
Martine Rothblatt’s $39 million salary makes her the highest paid female CEO in the world. It all started when Martin Rothblatt, a man married with five children realized he wanted to undergo a transgender transformation. From there, Martin became Martine and the rest is history. Still, as acting CEO, she also finds the time to be an author, lawyer, and social activist.
THE FIRST TRANSGENDER BILLIONAIRE
With a net worth of $1.79 billion, Jennifer Pritzker is the world’s first ever trans billionaire. Formerly known as James, Jenner Pritzker is the founder of Pritzker Military Library in Chicago and the Tawani Foundation. That latter is a group created to showcase the importance of the Citizen Soldier.
Furthermore, Pritzker is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. military and from one of the richest families in the country. After ending a long marriage with three children, Pritzker announced her new identity in 2003. Since then, she serves as an inspirational figure for people everywhere.