Because of discrimination, many people have shared little—and in some cases, nothing—about their personal life when at work or in the public eye. Regardless of what you think of them, they have risen to the top of their fields and have amassed incredible fortunes while doing it. The first billionaire on this list is Peter Thiel. Clearly, that move has provided an astounding return-on-investment ROI. Although the PayPal founder is a gay man himself, he has become well-known in the news for the financial backing that he provided to Republican candidate Kris Kobach. Kobach is known for being against marriage equality and other forms of discrimination that make it especially confusing for Thiel to support him.
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The 50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood
Thanks to the showrunners driving authentic stories, filmmakers bucking decades-old heteronormative paradigms, actors emboldened to live more honestly and platforms bankrolling so much of it, being gay, queer, transgender or any other other has never been more widely embraced in the entertainment industry. For its inaugural Pride issue, The Hollywood Reporter homed in on the talent and makers helping boost visibility and creating opportunities for members of the extended LGBTQ community. These plus power players, from Laverne Cox to the cast of Queer Eye , each make a unique contribution — and share here where they first felt seen by Hollywood and what work still needs to be done to achieve equitable representation.
Subscriber Account active since. While the elite group of billionaires and millionaires lacks diversity, some members of the LGBTQ community have managed to break through. People who identify as LGBTQ have earned net worths that near or exceed 10 figures by inheriting empires, building companies, or creating brands.