Texas, being the second-largest state in the U.S., isn't just known for its bluebonnets and barbeque; it's also the home of some famous celebrities who've made their mark on the world.

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KXAN TV did a story on Texas' wealthiest people that caught my attention. I wanted to take things one step further by finding native Texans, not just those making their fortune by living in the Lone Star State.

What I found were talents ranging from music to business, but they all had one thing in common: massive bank accounts. Let's take a peek into the lives of five famous native Texans and discover their jaw-dropping net worth.


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Beyonce Knowles-Carter

Born in Houston, Beyonce is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in the music industry. Not only does she have hits that span decades but she also has a dedicated fan base named the "Beyhive". Queen Bey's net worth is estimated to be around $500 million.


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Matthew McConaughey

This Academy Award-winning actor is from Uvalde, Texas. Some of his films include Dallas Buyers Club and Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey has established himself as an A-list actor. His net worth is around $140 million.


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Selena Gomez

Born in Grand Prairie, Texas, Selena started her career in entertainment at a young age. Gaining fame early on as an actress, she transitioned into a successful music career. Her net worth is estimated at $75 million.


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Nolan Ryan

A native of Refugio, Texas, Nolan Ryan is pure legend in Major League Baseball. His career spanned over four decades and he holds records that still stand today. His net worth is around $60 million.


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Jamie Foxx

From Terrell, Texas, Jamie Foxx can do it all. He excels as an actor, singer, and comedian. He's won some big awards too, including an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. His estimated net worth is around $150 million.

From chart-topping singers to sports legends, these native Texans have not only awed and inspired us but also managed to fill their bank accounts. It's a good reminder of the opportunities that Texas offers to those who dare to dream big.

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