Beverly Cleary – 104
Beverly Cleary is the odd one out in this list of celebrities, as her main craft is writing. In the 50’s she wrote children’s fiction which sold over 91 million across multiple countries. Cleary studied at the University of Washington and she also worked as a librarian there. At 105 years old, she has earned over $20 million and has received multiple awards for her work, including a Newbery Medal. There happens to be a public school in Portland that is named after her – The Beverly Cleary School. There are also a number of statues of her most famous book characters erected at the Grant Park in Portland.