Where Does Texas Rank Among The Most Talented States in The U.S.?

Texans have long been known for our exceptional talent, and recent research solidifies our standing as some of the most gifted individuals across the nation. Securing the third position overall in producing a remarkable number of “stars” in film, music, sports, and comedy, Texas continues to shine brightly on the talent map.

Not only do we boast one of the highest concentrations of stars, but we also lay claim to some of the highest-net-worth celebrities across a diverse array of professions. From acclaimed actors and singers to influential entrepreneurs and standout athletes, the Lone Star State is home to a constellation of talent:


  • Matt Stone: $700,000,000
  • Carol Burnett: $25,000,000


  • Beyoncé: $500,000,000
  • Selena Gomez: $100,000,000


  • Jordan Spieth: $120,000,000
  • Lee Trevino: $50,000,000

Ice Hockey:

  • Brian Leetch: $50,000,000


  • Tyson Ballou: $1,500,000


  • Grant Hill: $250,000,000

TikTok Influencer:

  • Liza Koshy: $6,000,000

Reality TV:

  • Bobby Berk: $10,000,000
  • Lea Black: $65,000,000


  • George Strait: $300,000,000
  • Beyoncé: $500,000,000

YouTube Influencers:

  • Ryan Kaji (Ryan’s World): $100,000,000
  • Liza Koshy: $6,000,000

Our state boasts a rich lineage of talent, with iconic figures such as Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Garner, and Tommy Lee Jones gracing the silver screen, while musical legends like Willie Nelson, Kelly Clarkson, and Janis Joplin continue to captivate audiences worldwide.

However, Texas truly shines in the realm of sports. With a staggering 5,791 notable athletes — surpassing second-place Illinois by over 1,000 — we dominate the field, producing standout stars like Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat, D’Onta Foreman of the Chicago Bears, and Quinn Ewers of the Texas Longhorns.

From the bright lights of Hollywood to the hallowed halls of sports arenas, Texas talent continues to leave an indelible mark on the world stage, cementing our status as a powerhouse of success and achievement.
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