30. Lady Gaga
Star’s Net Worth: $232 million*
Annual Protection Cost: $125,000*
Whether Lady Gaga is traveling the world or just going from one end of NYC to the other, she always makes sure she’s followed closely by a bevvy of bodyguards. One of her favorites is Pete Van Der Veen. Van Der Veen has been of service to many A-listers over the years, including Adele.
Lady Gaga ©Gotham / Gettyimages.com
Van Der Veen is clearly experienced in this field and knows how to do his job properly, without error. With a rep like that, this bodyguard will never be short of work. Word of mouth travels fast in Hollywood, so recommendations are everything!
The Dutch-born muscleman has bodybuilding experience, so he’s more than capable of picking up anyone that’s in the way and moving them. The sheer size of Van Der Veen is often enough to dissuade over-eager paparazzi from taking it to that point, though.